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Business Administration

Program Description
This Business Administration program allows you to develop extensive knowledge on how businesses work and teaches you to become competent in the full range of skills needed to facilitate business operations.

Courses in operations management, accounting, finance, human resources management, strategic management, marketing research and much more will give you the opportunity to cultivate key business skills such as communication, teamwork, project management and strategic business analysis. This program is built on a common platform of a solid business education – principles of management, marketing, business law, finance
mathematics and microeconomics.

Semester One
CCBT 101 Communication Skills I
CCBT 102 Introduction to Business and Its Environment
CCBT 103 Macroeconomics
CCBT 104 Introduction to Finance
CCBT 105 Business Calculus
CCBT 106 Human Resources Management

Semester Two
CCBT 107 Communication Skills II
CCBT 108 Microeconomics
CCBT 109 Financial Accounting
CCBT 110 Business Statistics
CCBT 111 Project Management
CCBT 112 Marketing

Semester Three
CCBT 201 Computer and Software Skills I
CCBT 202 Office Management
CCBT 203 Business Law
CCBT 204 Computer and Software Skills II
CCBT 205 Academic Writing
CCBT 206 Business Ethics and Values

Semester Four
CCBT 207 Managerial Accounting
CCBT 208 Marketing Research
CCBT 209 Professional Development
CCBT 210 Organizational Behavior
CCBT 211 Operations Management
CCBT 212 Entrepreneurship

Course Descriptions

CCBT 101 Communication Skills I
This course is designed for students who need to improve their English skills in such areas as listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course is ideal for students speaking English as a second language. The text uses a progression of activities to guide students through different areas of the English language that learners typically find most challenging.

CCBT 102 Introduction to Business and Its Environment
This course provides an integrated view of business operations and their environments. In-depth discussions will be held on a number of business-related topics. Students will also be introduced to business from the perspective of various groups of people including employees, managers, administrative personnel and others.

CCBT 103 Macroeconomics
The distinction between microeconomics and macroeconomics can be described in terms of small-scale vs. large-scale or in terms of partial vs. general equilibrium. Perhaps the most important distinction, however, is in terms of the role of equilibrium. During this course, students will study the economic activity of whole systems, including output, income, growth, inflation, and economic policies, as opposed to the study of individual areas of economic activity (microeconomics).

CCBT 104 Introduction to Finance
Students taking this course should expect to learn the nature and working of financial markets and their uses by corporations, investors. They will acquire some skills in modern valuation techniques, including the pricing of fixed-income securities, equities, foreign exchange and derivatives. They will learn about the principles of finance, including arbitrage, marketing efficiency, and portfolio theory.

CCBT 105 Business Calculus
The course introduces how to use calculus in the business world. Topics covered in this course include: derivatives, methods of finding derivatives, applications of derivatives, the integral, methods of integration, and application of integration and the calculus of the exponential and logarithmic functions. Other areas that will also be discussed include: partial differential, optimization problems, LaGrange multipliers, special methods of integration, differential equations, probability and calculus, Taylor polynomials and infinite series.

CCBT 106 Human Resources Management
This course examines various aspects of human resources management: the theories, concepts and the fundamental practical skills for managing human resources. This course is designed as an overview of the human resource process: how organizations obtain, maintain and retain their human resources. The inter-relationship of the various human resource functions within an organization and their relationship with the rest of the management systems will be also discussed.

CCBT 107 Communication Skills II
This course focuses on document production. Students will follow a systematic step-bystep overview of the process of planning building and creating good documentation. Students will also learn the Professional Office Procedures, as important tools for business writing.

CCBT 108 Microeconomics
This course is intended to offer students a brief introduction to the economics world from a micro perspective. It introduces the basic microeconomic rules and principles. Through the course, students will acquire a fundamental knowledge of the economic system, including the demand and supply, production and cost, competition and monopoly, etc.

CCBT 109 Financial Accounting
This is an introduction course to financial accounting. The focus is on the various aspects of the accounting cycle: recording of transactions, preparation of journal entries, making adjustments, closing of accounts, and preparation of worksheet and financial statements. The accounting methods in recording various types of assets, liabilities and owners’ equity will also be covered in depth.

CCBT 110 Business Statistics
This course introduces the statistical methods of collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of quantitative data used for making generalizations, projections and decisions under uncertain conditions. Emphasis is laid on the use of both descriptive and inferential statistical techniques within the workplace. Students will utilize spreadsheet software to present and analyze data.

CCBT 111 Project Management
This course provides students with skills in managing projects. Each aspect of project management and each phase of a project management cycle will be discussed in-depth: setting a goal, performing research, doing analyses and executing the plan. Students will also be introduced to the latest project management techniques and methods used in both large and small organizations.

CCBT 112 Marketing
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of marketing. A variety of topics will be discussed including micro and macro marketing, marketing strategy planning, target marketing, marketing mix and others. The design of the course is focused on developing students’ knowledge of general business and the elements that are required to develop executive marketing plans.

CCBT 201 Communication Skills I
This is an introductory course to microcomputer hardware devices and common operating and application software. With the use of computers, students will learn how to organize files on a disk, produce professional looking documents, prepare basic spreadsheets, send and receive emails, and navigate the World-Wide Web via the Internet.

CCBT 202 Office Management
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of administrative office management. Administrative office management is a multi-disciplinary study encompassing a wide variety of topics including communication, interacting with individuals and groups, supervision and monitoring, and so on.

CCBT 203 Business Law
This course provides students with the tools for understanding the legal environment of business in Canada. The course goes beyond merely identifying the current legal rules and regulations affecting business by offering insight into new developments and trends that will greatly affect the future of business. The result is a comprehensive yet concise treatment of the legal issues of fundamental importance to business students and the
business profession.

CCBT 204 Computer and Software Skills II
This course gives students a solid understanding of Word (word processor), Excel (spreadsheet) and Access (database). Using presentation and CD-ROM, the instructor will provide help to students in working through the tutorials and practice exercises. Topics such as the interfaces of the software suite, operations of menu systems and exchanging data between systems will be covered.

CCBT 205 Academic Writing
This course is designed to improve the writing skills of students in all steps of the writing process, including planning, drafting, proofreading and rewriting. Through this course, students will acquire knowledge of the structures, formats and styles of written communications in English. The core of draft right through to the labour of correction.

CCBT 206 Business Ethics and Values
In this course, students are introduced to a serious consideration of ethics and values in business life, in order to run a successful business ethically in a global economy. Students will be encouraged to examine their own values and ethics, and to study and discuss pertinent and current business situations involving ethical choices around values. It is also the emphasis of this course to engage students in ethical reflection upon issues that arise in all aspects of the contemporary workplace.

CCBT 207 Managerial Accounting
This course is a study of the fundamentals of managerial accounting. The focus is to make business based on financial information. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics including budgeting, planning, management decision -making and analysis of financial pricing. Other areas such as cost control, product cost accumulation and pricing will also be covered.

CCBT 208 Marketing Research
This course intends to develop a broad understanding of the uses of research in marketing and a specific understanding of the marketing research process. Various aspects of marketing research are discussed, including research ethics, problem definition, data collection, data processing, result interpretation and reporting. Students will acquire techniques in conducting both quantitative and qualitative research and learn to apply their knowledge on marketing research to practical situations.

CCBT 209 Professional Development
This course provides students with a guide in entering the job market. It covers such areas as industry research and analysis, job targeting, job target research, job task analysis, skill and knowledge competency research, self assessment, resume creation and dissemination.

CCBT 210 Organizational Behavior
This course presents an introduction to organizational behavior. Students will learn the specific required to supervise and manage. The functions of management and management process are in relation to the international and national business environments. The practical aspects of the course will enable students to understand the dynamic nature of supervision and management. A solid understanding of organizational behavior is essential for anyone seeking career success in the 21st century workplace environment.

CCBT 211 Operations Management
This course is an introduction to the study of operations management. Students will study the general principles and techniques used in providing goods and services to satisfy customer demand. Analytical reasoning, problem solving, and continuous improvement concepts required in today’s dynamic business and industry environments are emphasized.

CCBT 212 Entrepreneurship
This Entrepreneurship involves opportunities (problem, need and wants) that exist in society and the usage of the necessary resources to develop planned, well-thought-out business ventures. This course is designed to develop the students’ ability to think like an entrepreneur and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities in domestic and international markets.

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