Business and Management

Management Courses

Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.

MGMT 100  (3)  Intro to Business

An introduction to business. Topics include the interrelationships between the functional areas of business (marketing, human resource and operations management, finance, accounting) and the external environment; and developing a framework for business analysis. [May not be taken for credit by students with any post-secondary marketing or management credit courses.] (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in both English 12 and Mathematics 11.

MGMT 192  (3)  Principles of Management

An examination of the process of achieving organizational goals through the use of strategic and operational strategies involving the four major management functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Credit will only be granted for one of MGMT 371 or MGMT 192. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12 and min "C+" in one of Principles of Mathematics 11, Applications of Mathematics 11, Foundations of Mathematics 11, Pre-calculus 11, or Math 047.

MGMT 230  (3)  Introduction to E-Management

An introduction to business and technical issues related to the internet and other business technologies. Topics include internet technology, internet business models, intranets, extranets, web portals, internet opportunities for sales marketing and branding, e-business software, hardware, internet security, e-business planning, web services, hosting and basic web site design. MGMT 230 was formerly called MARK 330; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MARK 160 and EITHER competency in computer use (see BBA Program for details) or QUME 185.

MGMT 252  (3)  The Wine Industry

An introduction to the wine industry. Topics will include the management of wineries and vineyards, retail sales, types of wines, grape varieties, and the major wine producing regions. Students will visit an operational vineyard and winery. There is also an optional winetasting component. A lab fee will be assessed for this course. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Legal drinking age in British Columbia, ID required.

MGMT 292  (3)  Organizational Behaviour

A study of how behaviour generated by people in organizations affects the individual, relationships with others, and performance in groups with focus on the way organizations function as a whole and the factors which relate to effectively managing organizations. Credit will only be granted for one of HRMN 292 or MGMT 292. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 192.

MGMT 293  (3)  Human Resource Management

An overview of the knowledge and skills needed to recruit, manage and develop employees to benefit both the organization and its people. Topics include role of a manager, recruitment and orientation, interviewing skills, training and development, coaching, performance management, maintaining a harmonious work environment and managing change. MGMT 293 was formerly called MGMT 375; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 292.

MGMT 294  (3)  Management Skills I

Using a case approach, students will develop specific management skills such as interpersonal and team, problem solving and decision making, oral and written communication, and conducting meetings. MGMT 294 was formerly called MGMT 171; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 292.

MGMT 323  (3)  International Business I

An introduction to the essential elements of international business. Topics include modes of entry, theories of international business, cross-cultural issues, the legal environment, trade theory, the multi-national corporation, exchange rate effects, foreign direct investment, functional management and operational concerns of business in the international arena. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in Business.

MGMT 330  (3)  Internet Management

A study of the issues related to creating on-line companies, incorporation, costing business models, and selling goods and services over the internet. Topics include venture capital, payment systems, distribution, pricing, delivery systems, returns, advertising, storefronts, web site design, portals, e-mails, and promotions. MGMT 330 was formerly called MGMT 432; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:1)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the BBA, and MGMT 230.

MGMT 332  (3)  Technology and Organizational Change

A study of the issues related to the use of technology as an enabler for business improvements and organizational change. Topics include business process re-engineering (BPR), industry value chains, business change models, enterprise resource planning systems (ERP), change management, and organizational design. (2:0:1)

Prerequisite: MGMT 230.

MGMT 345  (3)  Workplace Safety and Wellness

An introduction to workplace health and safety issues. Topics include loss control principles, claims management, WHMIS, safety program implementation, accident investigation principles, workplace stress, lifestyle, and family issues. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 293.

MGMT 352  (3)  Wine Appreciation

An introduction to the art of wine tasting. Topics include the proper methods for tasting and evaluating wine, an in-depth exploration of wine varieties and the major producing regions, wine and food pairings, service techniques and wine tourism. A lab fee will be assessed for this course. (1.5:0:1.5)

Prerequisite: MGMT 252 or permission of instructor, plus legal drinking age in British Columbia (ID required).

MGMT 355  (3)  Training and Development

An exploration of HR development and training skills. Topics include the training and development process from start to finish, needs analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. Purposes, procedures, strengths, and limitations of various traditional and alternative training and development methods will be reviewed. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 293.

MGMT 365  (3)  Compensation and Benefits

A review of contemporary practices and issues in the management of compensation and benefit packages. Topics include various benefit plans, job analysis, job evaluation, compensation systems, pay equity, wage and benefit administration, compensation surveys, pension reform, and mandatory retirement. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 293.

MGMT 373  (1.5)  Applied Management Skills

An application of work-specific skills for dealing with such human resource management issues as managing problem employees, dealing with diversity, delegating, training the trainer, using audio-visual aids, presentation skills, managing time, and chairing meetings. Emphasis is on "doing" as opposed to an intellectual understanding of these topics. (2:2:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 292.

MGMT 374  (1.5)  Interviewing Skills

An analysis of the tools and techniques for successful interviewing. Topics include selection interview, appraisal interview, discipline interview, and the "bad news" interview. Training techniques emphasize role playing with video taping for individual feedback. (2:2:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 292.

MGMT 377  (3)  Recruitment and Selection

An examination of the recruitment and selection function in organizations. Topics include the legislative framework, recruitment, selection, deployment, retention, termination, and outplacement of staff. Reviewing current issues, students will analyze the needs and practices of organizations in human resource recruitment and deployment. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 293.

MGMT 381  (3)  Entre/Intrapreneurship

An introduction to entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, exploring the risks and benefits of start-ups, either as an independent business person or within the context of a company. Topics include developing and evaluating business opportunities and starting a new venture, including the preparation of a business plan. MGMT 381 was formerly called MGMT 411; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in either a Business or Fisheries degree.

MGMT 390  (3)  Selected Topics in Management

Presentation of selected issues in management of current interest. Students interested in this course should consult the relevant Chair regarding when the course is to be offered and what substantive areas are to be studied. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 292.

MGMT 392  (3)  Negotiations

A study of the negotiation process; preparing for negotiations, various negotiation strategies and post-negotiation issues. The course is of specific interest to students in management and marketing. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year business standing.

MGMT 395  (3)  Workplace Legislation

An introduction to Federal and Provincial workplace legislation and the responsibilities and rights of all employers, managers and employees. Topics include employment standards laws, labour legislation, reasonable accommodation, human rights legislation, equity in the workplace, harassment, health and safety and WHMIS. Focuses on practical understanding and application of legislation day-to-day in any workplace. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 292.

MGMT 396  (3)  International Human Resource Management

An examination of organizations across borders and cultures. Topics include the global manager's environment, the cultural context of intercultural management, intercultural relations, organizational behaviour, and human resource management. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 292.

MGMT 397  (3)  Special Topics in Management: Field School I

An applied study of business and management . Topics include planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in settings which may include profit, not-for-profit, and NGO's. (0:0:0 —45 for 3 weeks)

Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credits in a Business program, and MGMT 292.

MGMT 398  (3)  Special Topics in Management: Field School II

A continuation of MGMT 397. (0:0:0 —45 for 3 weeks)

Prerequisite: MGMT 397.

MGMT 399  (3)  Special Topics in Management: Field School III

A continuation of MGMT 398. (0:0:0 —45 for 3 weeks)

Prerequisite: MGMT 398.

MGMT 423  (3)  International Business Strategy

An investigation of the nature of international business strategies through analysis of the design, formulation and implementation by management of international strategies. Examines the variety of factors that are required for and influence strategic decision-making in specific foreign locations and in the international business environment in general. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 323.

MGMT 425  (3)  Strategic Human Resources Planning

An introduction to human resources planning. Topics include environmental influences on Human Resource Management, management systems, forecasting processes, demand/supply of personnel, succession management, strategic and international Human Resource practices. Students will design, apply, and analyze strategies with a variety of organizations in the private and public sectors. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 293.

MGMT 432  (3)  Internet Entrepreneurship

Issues related to creating on-line companies, incorporation, costing business models, and selling goods and services over the Internet. Topics include venture capital, payment systems, distribution, pricing, delivery systems, returns, advertising, storefronts, web site design, portals, e-mails, and promotions. (2:0:1)

Prerequisite: MGMT 230, MGMT 192, and MGMT 332.

MGMT 434  (3)  Advanced Web Site Concepts

Covers systems analysis, requirements, process modeling, data modeling, data management, business operations, advanced web site concepts, server software and hardware, website management, multimedia files and database integration. Topics include techniques to link web pages to back-end databases and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and site definition. Dreamweaver 3 and Flash 4 are used to create web pages containing advanced multimedia elements including animations. (1:0:2)

Prerequisite: MGMT 230 and QUME 380.

MGMT 450  (3)  Operations Management

An introduction to problems and analysis related to the design, planning, control and improvement of manufacturing and service operations. Topics may include supply chain management, process analysis, project analysis, materials management, production planning and scheduling, quality management, reengineering, capacity and facilities management, service management and operations strategy. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 292 and either QUME 232 or MARK 466.

MGMT 456  (3)  Judgment in Managerial Decision Making

An introduction to the biases which lead to less-than-effective decisions. Students apply strategies for counteracting these biases, through exercises, case studies, and shadow decisions for private enterprise and public organizations. Builds on previous management courses involving decision making to increase effectiveness in managerial decisions. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 292.

MGMT 460  (3)  Business - Government Relations

A study of the Canadian political environment as it relates to the business community. Includes analysis of federal and provincial government structures, political parties, lobby groups, policy development and other related topics. Also covers important legislation for the business community. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in Business degree.

MGMT 476  (3)  Applied Organization Theory and Design

A study of the organization's internal and external relationships. Topics include the activities and processes needed to keep an organization competitive, organizational purpose, structural design, open systems, internal design elements, and managing dynamic processes. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 292.

MGMT 482  (12)  International Business Internship

An international project on a full-time, paid or unpaid basis (depending on the policy of the hosting institution), with an organization in a foreign country. Minimum 400 hours over approximately 12 weeks. Credit will only be granted for one of MGMT 382, MGMT 499 or MGMT 482. (0:0:0 —400)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the BBA program and permission from a Business faculty advisor.

MGMT 483  (3)  Project Management for Business and Technology

Topics include project initiation, the RFP process, basic principles, creation of work breakdown structures, preparing network diagrams and Gantt Charts, assessing risk, using budgets, controlling resources, and project termination. Students will apply theoretical concepts to cases using industry software (MS Project) as tool to manage and administer projects. (2:0:1)

Prerequisite: MGMT 230.

MGMT 485  (3)  Labour and Employee Relations

An introduction to Canadian traditions, issues, and trends in labour and employee relations. Topics include union and non-union workplaces; the Canadian labour movement; the legal framework; collaborative relationships between unions and management; and maintaining proactive and innovative workplace practices. MGMT 485 was formerly called MGMT 385; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: MGMT 292 and MGMT 392.

MGMT 491  (6)  Senior Project

A project for business degree students which may be taken only after consultation with the department faculty Advisor. Students must submit a written application to the departmental chair by the end of the first week of classes. MGMT 491 was formerly called MGMT 490 and MGMT 491; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:3:0 for 30 weeks)

Prerequisite: Consultation with department faculty Advisor.

MGMT 494  (3)  Strategies for Sustainable Development

An examination of corporate and organizational sustainability. Topics include analysis of current economic, ecological, and social issues and their impact on business and its stakeholders; the corporation in society; social return on investment; the corporation in the natural environment; and social entrepreneurship. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the BBA program and MGMT 292.

MGMT 495  (3)  Advanced Topics in Management

A study of advanced topics in management of current interest. Students interested in this course should consult the Department Chair regarding when this course is to be offered and what substantive areas are to be studied. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the BBA program.

MGMT 495A  (3)  Advanced Topics in Management: Leadership - Self and Others

A study of advanced topics in management of current interest. Students interested in this course should consult the Department Chair regarding when this course is to be offered and what substantive areas are to be studied. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the BBA program.

MGMT 495B  (3)  Advanced Topics in Management: Organizational Leadership

A study of advanced topics in management of current interest. Students interested in this course should consult the Department Chair regarding when this course is to be offered and what substantive areas are to be studied. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the BBA program.

MGMT 495C  (3)  Advanced Topics in Management: Disability, Work and Law

A study of advanced topics in management of current interest. Students interested in this course should consult the Department Chair regarding when this course is to be offered and what substantive areas are to be studied. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the BBA program.

MGMT 496  (3)  Strategic Management Issues

An advanced study of the policy and strategy for an entire organization. Topics include strategic planning, decision making, business opportunities and threats. CPA transfer available. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the BBA program.

MGMT 497  (3)  Management Simulation

An examination of management through the use of a simulation. Topics include planning, leading, organizing, controlling, developing, and applying policy, as well as strategies for an entire organization. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the BBA program.

MGMT 498  (3)  Special Topics in International Management

A study of special topics in international management of current interest. Students interested in this course should consult the Department Chair regarding when this course is to be offered and what substantive areas are to be studied. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the BBA program.

MGMT 499  (6)  Business Internship

A substantial project with an approved organization. A minimum of 200 hours over a six-month period is required. Students must submit a written application to the business department chair by the end of the first week of classes. Credit will only be granted for one of MGMT 382, MGMT 482, MGMT 491 or MGMT 499. (0:0:0 —200 for 30 weeks)

Prerequisite: Completion of 75 credits in a Business program and permission of department faculty Advisor.

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