Business Administration and Economics Undergraduate Courses

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Courses 100-199

BAE101 Introduction to Defence Management and Decision Making

Providing a broad introduction to management - including its principles and practices - in a Defence setting, this course identifies the mechanisms affecting the management of military and civilian personnel at the institutional level (i.e., within both the CAF and DND at large), and covers topics in organization, roles and responsibilities, resources and capabilities, operational activities, and business planning. The course also provides an overview about the role of the individual manager and the associated principal tasks of planning, organizing, leading, decision-making, and controlling in a variety of dynamic circumstances.

Note(s):
Only offered through Distance Education.
Exclusion(s):
BAE268
Contact Hours:
0 - 0 - 9
Credit(s):
1

ECE103 Introduction to Microeconomics

This course is designed as an introduction to the fundamental building blocks of microeconomic analysis. Choices made by consumers and producers are shown to give rise to demand and supply. The role of the price system providing information and incentives is discussed. Various topics, particularly price controls and taxation, are used to motivate the analysis of demand and supply as well as the need to measure changes in demand and supply. This course will enable students to develop their own thinking on contemporary microeconomic problems in addition to offering them the necessary tools to understand the economic phenomena that characterize everyday life.

Note(s):
Also offered through Distance Education.
Core Course for students of the First Year taking Arts.
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6 (Distance Learning: 0 - 0 - 9)
Credit(s):
1

ECE104 Introduction to Macroeconomics

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of macroeconomic analysis. Key macroeconomic variables such as GDP, unemployment, inflation, interest rates and trade flows are discussed in detail, and models of aggregate expenditure and aggregate demand and supply are used to analyze fluctuations and growth trends in economic activity. The course also provides an in-depth exploration of the effects of fiscal policy and monetary policy on economic aggregates.

Note(s) :
Also offered through Distance Education.
Core Course for students of the First Year taking Arts.
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6 (Distance Learning: 0 - 0 - 9)
Credit(s):
1

Courses 200-299

BAE202 Financial Accounting I

This course provides an introduction to the principles, practice and process of financial accounting. The student is introduced to the theory and mechanics of financial accounting with an emphasis on the presentation and development of accounting as an information system. Major topic areas include accounting theory, the processing of accounting data, accounting for assets, liabilities, owner's equity and the preparation and interpretation of financial statements.

Note(s):
Also offered through Distance Education.
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6 (Distance Learning: 0 - 0 - 9)
Credit(s):
1

BAE208 Managerial Accounting

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of management accounting within the organization. The early part of the course examines basic terms, concepts and systems of management accounting before moving on to more specific topics such as activity based costing, budgeting, variance analysis, and cost allocation. The course emphasizes the use of accounting information for planning and control within the organization and the appropriate use of accounting information for other types of decision-making such as pricing and product profitability decisions. The role of management accounting in systems supporting quality programmes and just in time delivery is considered. Other types of decision-making using accounting information such as capital budgeting and transfer pricing are examined as time permits. Consideration will be given to the behavioural and motivational impact of various management accounting systems.

Note(s):
Also offered through Distance Education.
Prerequisite(s):
BAE202, or equivalent.
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6 (Distance Learning: 0 - 0 - 9)
Credit(s):
1

BAE220 Introduction to Information Technology

This course is intended for students who will use Information Technology (IT) in the workplace. It is not intended for computer or systems professionals. The course will provide students with an introduction to the fundamentals of IT and its applications in an organizational setting. Students will be expected to have basic computer skills such as the ability to use a modern integrated office software package. Students who lack these skills will be required to take part in a skills lab. Topics include: Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Networking, Data Management, Uses of IT in Organizations, Development of Information Systems, Ethics and Information Technology.

Note(s):
Also offered through Distance Education.
For Arts students only.This course cannot be applied to a degree in Science or Engineering.
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6 (Distance Learning: 0 - 0 - 9)
Credit(s):
1

BAE238 Introduction to Strategic Management

The course focuses on introducing the principals of general management of the business organizations. Definitions, frameworks and conceptual models are presented to provide basic principles for strategy formulation, implementation, execution, leadership and control. Topics include, but are not limited to, competitive forces and value chain analysis, strategic intent, core competencies, corporate social responsibility, strategic and organizational performance, internal and external analysis, and management of change. Particular attention is given to strategic management in the military context of defence and security.

Semester:
Usually offered in the Fall Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE242 Quantitative Methods I

This course introduces students to the application of probabilistic and statistical techniques to business problems. Major topics include probability theory, estimation, confidence intervals and inference, all in the context of business problems.

Note(s):
Also offered through Distance Education.
Exclusion(s):
ECE242 and PSE213
Semester:
May be offered in the Fall Term & Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6 (Distance Learning: 0 - 0 - 9)
Credit(s):
1

BAE262 Business Analysis and Reporting

This course is an introduction to business problem solving and communication. Qualitative and quantitative approaches to business research, decision making and problem solving are reviewed and the limitations to each approach considered. Reading and case study analysis are used to develop critical thinking. Written and oral presentation of ideas is emphasized.

Semester:
Usually offered in the Fall Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 1 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE268 Introduction to Defence Resource Management

This course provides a broad introduction to defence resource management, including its principles and practices. This course identifies the mechanisms affecting the management of military and civilian personnel at the institutional level, and covers topics in organization, roles and responsibilities, resources and capabilities, operational activities, and business planning. The course integrates analytical concepts, principles, methods, and techniques drawn from the disciplines of management and economics, and applies them to decisions involving the allocation of financial, logistic and human resources.

Note(s):
Only offered through Distance Education.
Exclusion(s):
BAE101
Semester:
Usually offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
0 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE206 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I

This is an intermediate course in macroeconomics with a focus on constructing and understanding macroeconomic models. The topics covered include long-run economic growth and short-run business cycle fluctuations, as well as fiscal and monetary policy. The questions of concern will include why are some countries rich and others hopelessly poor. What are the sources of economics booms and recessions? Why is there unemployment? What are the sources of inflation? And, how do government policies affect output, inflation and unemployment?

Prerequisite(s):
ECE103 and ECE104
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE224 Microeconomics I

This is an intermediate course in microeconomic theory. The first half of the course focuses on consumer choice theory, with an examination of utility maximizations problems, derivation of consumer demand functions and analysis of the effects of price and income changes.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE103
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE242 Introduction to Statistics

This is an introductory course in statistics designed for students in Economics and Business Administration. Topics include statistical inference, probability, statistical testing and confidence intervals as well as sampling and sampling distribution. Problem solving is emphasized using hypothesis testing and confidence intervals on means, proportions and differences. Estimation of sample statistics is also analyzed.

Prerequisite(s):
MAE113
Exclusions(s):
BAE242 and PSE213
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE256 Modelling in Economics

This course introduces students to models used in economics and other quantitative courses. Analyses of consumer and producer optima, as well as market equilibrium under different market forms are introduced.  Comparative statics and dynamics as well as empirical testing methodologies used in microeconomic and macroeconomic problems are studied. Further applications of these models can be found in such diverse applied fields such as public finance, environmental economics, monetary economics, finance, international economics, industrial organization, defence and security economics, and cost-benefit analysis. This introductory course helps students understand models used in teaching both economics and management courses.

Prerequisite(s):
MAE113
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

Courses 300-399

BAE300 Finance

This course introduces the students to principles of financial decision-making. Topics include the theory of present value and interest, risk, capital markets, and valuation, and decision-making within the firm including the financing decision, and capital budgeting. The emphasis is on the application of the principles to solve business, military and administrative problems.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE202 and BAE242.
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE302 Financial Accounting II

This course provides a continued examination of the principles, practice and process of financial accounting. The students continue their introduction to the theory and mechanics of financial accounting with an emphasis on the presentation and development of accounting as an information system. Major topic areas include accounting theory, the processing of accounting data, accounting for assets, liabilities, owner's equity and the preparation and interpretation of financial statements. Time permitting; the accounts of the federal government will also be introduced.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE202
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term & Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE310 Audit

This course aims to provide students with a foundational understanding of contemporary auditing concepts, techniques, and other assurance services. Students will also learn about the evaluation of internal audit, management audit, and "value-for-money" audit procedures used in the public sector.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE202 and BAE208
Semester:
Usually offered in the Fall Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE314 Marketing Fundamentals

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Marketing within a business organization. The course will begin with an examination of consumer and business-to-business markets, before moving on to the major components of competitive marketing strategy, namely product/service development, pricing, distribution and promotion. The course will provide a foundation for future work in this area. No prerequisites are required although knowledge of differential calculus or microeconomics is helpful.

Note(s):
Also offered through Distance Education
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6 (Distance Learning: 0-0-9)
Credit(s):
1

BAE326 Human Resources Management

The basic purpose of every human resource system is to acquire, develop and maintain the right kinds and numbers of people necessary to achieve organizational objectives. Taking a general systems approach this course examines the major human resource management (HRM) functions and their impact on organizational effectiveness. Representative topics include demographics and personnel supply; human rights legislation and employment equity; human resource planning; recruiting and selection; training and development; and compensation and benefits.

Note(s):
Also offered through Distance Education
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6 (Distance Learning: 0-0-9)
Credit(s):
1

BAE330 Organizational Theory

This course examines organizational theories, structures and processes. Organizational theories to be examined include classical management theory, contingency theory, open systems theories, theories based on technological imperatives and theories of bureaucracy. Emphasis will be placed on issues relating to process including organizational change, politics, power and control in organizations, organizational legitimacy and organizational design.

Note(s):
Also offered through Distance Education
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term & Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6 (Distance Learning: 0-0-9)
Credit(s):
1

BAE336 International Financial Management

This course focuses on international financial management and international economics. The objective of the course is to develop the student's ability to understand and analyze the major problems of economics and financial decisions in an international context. Specifically, the course covers the following aspects: Foreign exchange markets, exchange rate determination, international money and capital markets, currency futures, options, and swaps, corporate exposure management, Managing Foreign Exchange Risk in the Department of National Defence, international capital budgeting and investing.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE206, ECE242 or BAE242
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term & Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE342 Quantitative Methods II

This course continues the study of the disciplines of operations research and management science and their application to business, military and administrative problems. Topics include linear programming, integer programming, networks and computer simulation. As is the case in the prerequisite course, emphasis is on application and each topic is introduced and motivated by a specific management issue or problem.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE242
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term & Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE344 Operations Management

This course presents a qualitative overview and introduces quantitative methods used in planning and managing operations in the service and production sector of the economy. Topics include: design, process selection, capacity planning, project control, quality control, response to customer, cost/benefit analysis, facility layout, inventory and, supply chain management.

Note(s):
Also offered through Distance Education
Prerequisite(s):
BAE242
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6 (Distance Learning: 0-0-9)
Credit(s):
1

ECE300 Money, Financial Institutions and Markets

This is an undergraduate focusing on  the study of financial markets and institutions, including in particular the study of money and banking. This course examines money supply determinants, Canadian financial markets (the money market, the stock market, bond markets and the foreign exchange market) and the operations of financial institutions that participate in these markets. The primary objective of the course is to help students obtain a better understanding of the role of the central bank, the instruments of monetary policy and the mechanism of transmission and how monetary policy can stabilize short term economic fluctuations.

Prerequisite(s):
(ECE103 and ECE104) or ( ECE104 and ECE206) or with the permission of the Department.
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE308 Macroeconomic Analysis: Theory and Policy II

This course presents an in-depth analysis of various elements of macroeconomic theory. Topics covered include aggregate consumption and investment behaviour, labour markets, inflation and price and wage rigidities. The New Keynesian and New Classical Real Business Cycle models are examined and policy implications are studied. The course will also focus on open economy issues surrounding capital flows, exchange rate movements and trade.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE206
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE312 The Development of Economic Ideas

This course is intended to broaden the view of students who have studied intermediate theory. The ideas of Smith and Ricardo and the Marginalist School will start the course. Potential topics include Marxian economics, institutional economics and social planning.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE206 and ECE224 or with the permission of the Department.
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE320 Industrial Organization

Industrial Organization examines imperfectly competitive markets, their structure and the behaviour of firms in these markets. Topics covered include monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition, price and quantity discrimination, product differentiation, strategic entry, industry concentration and the firm's boundary, horizontal and vertical integration problems, research and development, advertising, regulation and anti-trust economics.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE224
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE326 Microeconomics II

This course extends the microeconomic analysis introduced in ECE224. The first part of the course covers the imperfectly competitive markets, i.e. monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition, and the related topics in price discrimination and strategic entry. The second part includes the analysis of factor markets. The third part covers externalities, public goods and club goods. The fourth and final part covers the economics of information, starting with decision-making under uncertainty and then analyzing adverse selection and moral hazard problems.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE224
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE330 Labour Economics

This course provides an analysis of various aspects connected to the operation of labour markets, including labour demand and supply determinants, the economics of human capital, wage determination, unemployment and the economics of unions.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE206 and ECE224
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE336 International Financial Management

This course focuses on international financial management and international economics. The objective of the course is to develop the student's ability to understand and analyze the major problems of economics and financial decisions in an international context. Specifically, the course covers the following aspects: Foreign exchange markets, exchange rate determination, international money and capital markets, currency futures, options, and swaps, corporate exposure management, Managing Foreign Exchange Risk in the Department of National Defence, international capital budgeting and investing.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE206 and (ECE242 or BAE242)
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term & Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE342 Introduction to Econometrics

This course follows ECE242. The course is an introduction to econometrics and statistical methods testing the validity of the economic theories. Statistical analysis focuses on simple regression methods as well as autocorrelation, Hetroscedasticity, Multicollenearity and other problems. Econometric software will be introduced for the collection of data as well as data analysis. Students will be given the opportunity to conduct a small project which will include model specification, data collection, examination, display, and model analysis.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE242 or BAE242
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

Courses 400-499

BAE400 Advanced Finance

This course provides a framework for formulating and considering financial decisions that affect the long term performance and value of an enterprise. The course further develops areas of finance covered in the introductory finance course and introduces and develops new topics essential to advanced study in finance. The course covers such topics as raising capital, capital budgeting , interaction of financing and investment decisions, options in corporate finance, capital structure choices, distribution policy, and corporate governance. Cases are used to promote discussion of the application of financial principles to realistic business scenarios.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE300
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE402 Advanced Strategic Management

Based on learning from "BAE238: Introduction to Strategic Management" this course is intended to pull together material from the various Business Administration courses and illustrates the complex overlap that exists between areas in applied situations. In the examination of corporate strategy the focus will be on the application of theories, concepts and analytical techniques developed in other courses, to a variety of case problems and situations. The students will also be required to work on a major management project involving the development of a comprehensive business plan, its implementation and control.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE202, BAE208, BAE220, BAE238, BAE242, BAE262, BAE300, BAE314, BAE326, BAE330, BAE344
Semester:
Usually offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE406 Management of Technology

The aim of this course is to help students develop a strong conceptual foundation for managing technology. It introduces concepts and frameworks for analyzing how organizations can create, develop, commercialize, diffuse and capture value from high technology-based products and services. It studies how organizations manage the technological change process (marketing, R&D, engineering, and manufacturing) in new organizational forms. Topics covered include: 1) technological change and how it affects competition between new and existing organizations, 2) strategies for organizations competing in high-technology industries, 3) management of innovation within a corporation, 4) management of innovation across organization boundaries (strategic alliances, entrepreneurship, venture capital), 5) technology commercialization, and 6) protection of an invention that might someday be commercialized.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE220
Semester:
Usually offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE408 Management Control Systems

Management control focuses on the process of assuring that the resources of the organization are used effectively and efficiently in the accomplishment of its objectives. This course deals with the design and implementation of accounting and non-accounting related controls from a managerial perspective. Using case analysis, the course focuses on the broad aspects of management control.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE208
Semester:
Usually offered in the Fall Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE410 Information Systems

The objectives of this course are to provide a solid managerial perspective in the concepts essential to: 1) analyse and understand the capabilities and limitations of information technology so one can be an effective user of computers; 2) analyse, design, develop, implement and use MIS in organizations. Subjects covered include: role of information technology in organizations; strategic role of information systems in organizations; concepts, tools and techniques for systems development; managing information systems implementation; managing information system resources, Decision Support Systems; and managing International Information Systems.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE220
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term & Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE412 e-Business

E-Business has become a key enabler for business transformation through the use of Electronic Service Delivery (ESD) in both the public and private sectors. This course covers the essential elements necessary for planning and implementing successful ESD initiatives and strategies. It examines what has fundamentally changed for business and government with the advent of the World Wide Web (WWW) technologies on the Internet and looks at their impact on marketing, emergence of new business models, and the nature of business transactions with customers and between business entities. The course also provides an introduction to the technical dimension of planning and building ESD infrastructure such as security, electronic payment systems and supply chain integration. A balanced approach is taken in addressing issues from both the private sector and government ESD planner's perspectives.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE220
Semester:
Usually offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE416 Quantitative Analysis

This course will examine both advanced deterministic and probabilistic methods of decision analysis and problem solving in management and economics areas. The course will be targeted at several methods of mixed integer and integer programming, decision and risk analysis, multi-criteria decision problems, simulation, forecasting, calculus of variations and optimal control, Markov Chains and Dynamic Programming. That is, both descriptive and prescriptive methods will be used and where possible, examples from the civilian world, DND or the CAF will be used to motivate the discussion, formulate problems and come to solutions.

Prerequisite(s):
(BAE242 or ECE242) and BAE342
Semester:
Usually offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE418 Intermediate Marketing

This course builds on the marketing basics by showing how marketing strategy is directly influenced by a firm's competitiveness and other macro-environmental factors. In addition, this course emphasizes the importance of customer orientation and strategic market planning, as well as introduces the subject of global marketing. The course will examine how all the elements of the marketing mix can be utilized to best achieve the firm's goals as well as the selection of target markets. The course will also examine how to respond to changes in the firm's environment.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE314
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE420 Business Law

A basic introduction to the Canadian legal system with a focus on the areas of law of particular relevance to business. The course will briefly discuss the court system and civil procedure. Greater emphasis will be placed on the law of tort and contract.

Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term & Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE422 Business Ethics

This course provides students with the opportunity to examine and analyze ethical issues arising in contemporary business life. Ethical concerns and dilemmas within all the functional areas of business are considered. The course considers structural issues such as the nature of capitalism and the structure of the corporation before examining the responsibilities of a business enterprise to those people who work within it, and to consumers and society at large. Topics include: the capitalist system, the corporation, responsibilities toward employees, employee responsibilities toward their organization, obligations toward consumers, businesses and the environment, and honesty and integrity in business.

Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE426 Labour Relations

This course examines the basic issues in labour relations such as union certification and negotiation and administration of collective agreements. Other selected topics in labour relations and employee relations will also be covered.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE326
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term & Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE434 Managerial Challenges in Organizational Behaviour

This course aims to give students the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have acquired in introductory courses in Organizational Behaviour and Organizational Theory. The course focuses on analyzing managerial challenges through case studies, introspection, and active learning techniques. Contemporary management challenges guide the selection of topics included in the course.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE330 and PSE301
Semester:
Usually offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE436 Public Financial Management

This course aims at developing student capabilities in the analysis of financial operations and the management of the public sector at all level of governments. The course covers the principles of finance, economics, accounting and fiscal administration that are relevant to the understanding of financial functions and financial management in the public sector.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE202, BAE300 and ECE224
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE438 Strategic Management

The course focuses on the overall general management of the business organizations. Definitions, Frameworks and conceptual models are presented to provide basic principles for strategy formulation, implementation, execution and control. Topics include competitive forces and value chain analysis, strategic intent, core competencies, intellectual resources, strategic and organizational design fit, networks, alliances and partnerships, and management of change. Short case studies related to a variety of organizations types of differing sectors (public and private) and size are used to help students analyze business environment and conditions and provide an enhanced understanding of strategic management approach for the organization. Particular attention is given to strategic management in the military context of defence (DND organizations).

Semester:
Also offered through Distance Education
Prerequisite(s):
BAE202; BAE208; BAE220; BAE300; BAE314; BAE326; BAE344; and BAE330
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6 (Distance Learning: 0 - 0 - 9)
Credit(s):
1

BAE440 International Management

This course will focus upon the opportunities and threats with which a firm must contend to become globally competitive and to be able to effectively operate within an international setting. A particular emphasis will be placed on multinational corporations, that is, companies that have significant interests across nations. Course topics include consideration of: the international macro-environment, including its economic, political, legal, technological and social elements; the role of culture, including the challenges faced when managing, motivating and leading persons across a variety of cultures; and international strategic management, including strategic planning, organizing international operations and decision-making in an international context.

Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term & Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE442 Project Management

This course examines approaches to the management of major projects within and between organizations. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, requirement definition, project selection, organization, planning, scheduling, budgeting control and termination. Skills necessary for successful project management such as the ability to negotiate and the ability to identify and manage risk are also considered.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE242
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE444 Supply Chain Management

Supply-chain management (SCM) is a system that helps manage the entire flow of information, materials, services and financials from raw materials suppliers through factories and warehouses, retailers to the end-customer (end-user). SCM stresses particularly processes and integration. Globalization and the rapid development of electronic business have heightened the strategic importance of supply chain management. The course develops a solid grounding, and includes strategies for customer service, inventory management, integrated processes and virtual integration, information sharing and the management of the bullwhip effect phenomena, matching supply and demand and managing uncertainties, business logistics outsourcing, supply chain network design and postponement, managing partnerships and how to create value through global networks.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE344
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE446 Operations Planning

This course will examine advanced techniques and the thought processes with respect to Operations Management. The course will examine Reliability and Maintainability, Learning Curves, Aggregate Operations Planning, one off Operations Planning, advanced Inventory Control, Job and Staff Scheduling, Process Control and Project Management. Where possible, the course will examine these issues for both profit oriented firms as well as not for profit organizations such as DND.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE342
Semester:
Usually offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE448 Selected Readings in Management

This course allows students to explore an area of management that they are particularly interested in. This course can only be undertaken if a faculty member agrees to participate. Instructor participation will include providing/approving course readings, meeting with the student periodically to discuss these readings, developing a set of deliverables and providing appropriate assessment.

Note(s):
Permission of head and support of sponsoring faculty member required
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE450 Advanced Topics in Management

This course examines topics from a number of management areas. The course will provide the student who has completed the more basic courses with exposure to more complex issues in areas such as accounting, marketing, production, quantitative methods and human resources management. In addition, the course examines areas of management the student has not previously been exposed to such as international business and logistics. Coverage of topics will be on a selective basis.

Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term & Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE452 Business Policy

This course is intended to pull together material from the various Business Administration courses and illustrates the complex overlap that exists between areas in applied situations. In the examination of corporate strategy the focus will be on the application of theories, concepts and analytical techniques developed in other courses, to a variety of case problems and situations. The course examines how the internal resources of the firm, the organization of the firm and the environment of the firm, all influence the strategic choices that the firm makes. Over the two terms of the course students will also be required to work on a major project involving the development of a comprehensive business plan, for presentation to faculty and invited guests.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE202, BAE208, BAE220, BAE242, BAE314, BAE326, BAE344
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
2

BAE454 Seminar in Entrepreneurship

This advanced seminar course is designed for business students who wish to learn about entrepreneurship and its role in bringing new business models, new products and services into the market. The course surveys the entrepreneurial process, including starting, operating and ending an entrepreneurial venture. Topics include entrepreneurship, new venture creation, business planning, entrepreneurial economics, financial projections, capitalization and debt, legal and taxation issues, franchising, marketing, technology, leadership in an entrepreneurial enterprise, and business expansion. Upon completion, students should understand a wide range of entrepreneurship concepts, and gain sufficient knowledge in the course to initiate their own business venture.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE208, BAE314, BAE300, BAE330
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE460 Consumer Behaviour

Consumer behaviour is about how people select, purchase, use or dispose of goods, services, ideas or experiences to satisfy their needs and wants. The study of consumer behaviour is rooted in market research and how it informs marketers on how to reach and influence consumers. The course begins with the study of individual processes that influence consumers, such as perception, learning, motivation and personality. Next, decision-making theories and practices are studied and analyzed. This is followed by in-depth discussions and analyses about group and cultural influences. Specific modules on service marketing and consumer behaviour research are included. The course challenges students to apply different conceptual lenses and adopt a rigorous critical stance by considering various perspectives to consumer behaviour theory and application.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE314
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE462 Brand Strategy

In this course, students will be exposed to different brand concepts and principles underlying the creation and development of the brand over time. We will address issues of recovery, repositioning, brand extension, architectural scenario and the orchestration of brands in the portfolio. Through several examples, the course will also address the identity and culture of brand concept of internal and external branding. The student will become familiar with the assessment of the value of trademark through a review of the strengths and weaknesses of the various measurement models used in industry and in the literature. In the context of globalization this course also aims to present the different branding strategies: global brands, "glocal" and local. The student will learn to identify the factors that favour the emergence of global brands.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE314
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE464 Management of Organizational Change

The effective management of change is a constant challenge for today’s organizations. These organizations, both in the private and public sectors, face complex competitive, regulatory, technological, and cultural environments that demand adaptation. The process of managing change is complex and dynamic affecting all aspects of organizational life. Change can impact organizational goals, strategy, structure, processes, and culture. Organizational participants can find change impacts motivational and reward systems, career opportunities and in some cases their basic relationship with the organization. Organizational power and politics cloud and encumber the change process and the way participants understand the process. This course examines conceptual frameworks for leading and managing change and recognizing and dealing with the issues that arise in achieving effective change.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE330
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE466 Management of Health and Safety at Work

The high costs of work accidents and occupational health problems constitute a major concern for managers. In addition to the contributions made to regulatory bodies for compensation, workplace accidents generate many hidden costs for organisations, such as material losses and reduced production levels, among others. Employers are generally concerned with any level of accidents and work-related illnesses that result in significant work interruptions and slowdowns, and which often curtails the availability of personnel often indispensable to the effective functioning of the organisation. Thus, workplace health and accident prevention have become priorities for organisations. This course aims to familiarise the student with the effective management of workplace health and safety. It will introduce students to fundamental concepts and issues in workplace health and safety, to work-related dangers and risks, and will focus on an integrated approach to managing workplace health and safety.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE326
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE468 Training and Development

This course examines the theory and practice of the training and development function of human resources management in work organizations. Students will learn how to assess needs, set learning objectives, design learning activities, and evaluate program effectiveness through hands-on experience. Related topics include: learning theory, budgeting, alternatives to training, staffing and societal issues, and training. Specific attention will be paid to training and professional development in the CAF because of the unique needs of the military related to their requirement to develop all of their senior personnel internally.

Prerequisite(s):
BAE326
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

BAE490 Thesis

This two-term course is available only to students of Business Administration who have an average of at least A- in 3rd year Business Administration courses. Students who take the course may substitute it in place of (BAE440 and BAE450) two business electives. Before enrolling in the course a student must obtain the approval of a professor in the Department of Business Administration who will supervise the thesis. The topic of the thesis will be mutually agreed upon by the student and the professor and should be in one of the areas covered in one or more of the Business Administration core courses. The thesis topic should not be directly related to the major project of the course BAE438: Strategic Management .

Prerequisite(s):
Permission from the Head of the Department.
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
2

ECE411 Public Finance

This course examines the role of the state in the allocation of resources in a mixed economy. First, market failures such as public goods, externalities and optimal income distribution are analyzed as motivating state intervention. Second, taxation issues are examined, from efficiency and equity of taxation to particular forms such as income, consumption, corporate, wealth and property, and lump-sum taxes. Third, cost-benefit analysis is introduced and state expenditures are analyzed, from transfers to programs such as education, health care, security and infrastructure. Finaloy, fiscal federalism is analyzed.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE224
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE417 International Economics

The first part of this course emphasizes International Trade. Topics studied include the classical theory of international trade, the theory and practice of tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade, the theory and practice of economic integration, and the effect of trade on economic growth and vice versa. The second part of this course deals with International Finance. Topics studied include the balance of  payments, foreign exchange markets, macroeconomic policy in an open economy, and the international monetary system.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE206 or ECE224
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE424 Economics of Defence

This course in security covers the economics of the defense force. First, as part of the defensive demand process, public choice analysis and alliance issues are introduced in order to understand budget-making. Then, for a detailed understanding of demand, defense force components such as traditional services and expeditionary or tasks forces and the optimal composition of force units in terms of personnel versus equipment are examined. Finally, the supply side analysis includes procurement with all five phases (research and development, acquisition, production and service contracts, and disposal), defense industrial base, personnel (recruitment and retention) and leadership.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE206 and ECE224 or with the permission of the Department.
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE428 Economics of National Security

This course covers  the economics of non-defence force security issues. The economic analysis of national security clarifies the resources allocated towards state policies and agencies for national security. First, general demand for security is developed from first principles of security as complement to all goods and services, and additionally motivated by risk-aversion. Then, specific demands considered include domestic security needs such as policing, immigration, drug enforcement, public health protection, anti-terrorist readiness and an understanding of terrorism whereas regional and global security issues include peace support operations, resource security and epidemics. Finally, the supply side analysis includes intelligence and enforcement provision such as public health agencies, police forces, border and immigration services, cyberspace and infrastructure protection and legislative action.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE206 or ECE224
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE442 Applied Econometrics

This course provides a review of basic econometric methods with an emphasis on application to real world problems. Additional econometric techniques will also be introduced, such as instrumental variable regression, estimation with binary data and panel data estimation.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE342
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE444 Economics of the Environment

Operational decisions, whether by the private sector or the public sector, are increasingly becoming dependent upon the satisfaction of a number of environmental concerns. This course is an introduction to the major elements of environmental analysis and policy instruments used by the public sector. Topics include the notions of dynamic efficiency and sustainability, property rights and externalities, environmental legislation, measures of costs and benefits, and pollution controls.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE103 and ECE104
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE448 Cost-Benefit Analysis

Two central issues in any cost-benefit problem are the appropriate measures of costs and benefits to use, and the identification of all costs and benefits. This course discusses a number of theoretical issues in cost benefit analysis including risk and the appropriate discount rate. The specificity of each cost benefit study as well as the general principles of analysis are reinforced by studying numerous examples of cost benefit analysis. Cost effectiveness analysis is also considered and its use in the examination of command and control policies is studied.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE224
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE454 Topics in Microeconomic Analysis

This course covers selected topics in microeconomics and the selection varies depending on the instructor. Topics may include consumer choice (utility-expenditure duality, uncertainty, intertemporal choice), the theory of the firm (profit-cost duality, market structures, boundaries of the firm), game theory (cooperative, non-cooperative, evolutionary, behavioural), economics of information, welfare economics, public choice and political economy.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE326
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE456 Topics in Macroeconomic Analysis

This course examines both short-term economic fluctuations and long-term economic growth using a variety of advanced macroeconomic tools such as a generalized algebraic ISLM model, infinite horizon and overlapping generations models and endogenous growth models. In working with these tools students will be introduced to dynamic analysis and other more advanced mathematical techniques that underlie more sophisticated macroeconomic analysis. This course will also give students the opportunity to learn about frontier research being done on key questions of economic growth, development and technological change.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE308
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1

ECE490 Directed Readings in Economics

Prerequisite(s):
Permission of the Head of the Department.
Contact Hours:
1 - 0 - 9
Credit(s):
2

ECE492 Economics Seminar

This seminar course requires each student to undertake research paper on an approved subject. Students will prepare and present a project proposal, will present their final papers, and will comment and critique work presented by their peers.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE308 or ECE326
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter Term
Contact Hours:
3 - 0 - 6
Credit(s):
1
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