1 BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA) WITH CO-OP (4 Year) Academic Staff Jeremy Funk, Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Program Coordinator Bruce Duggan, M.B.A., University of Manitoba Marcio Coelho, Ph.D., Mackenzie Presbyterian University Program Objectives and Information This program is designed to equip students with the entry-level knowledge, skills, and character needed for effective service in administration and leadership functions in business and in not-for-profit organizations. In addition to meeting the Providence University College mission and purposes, this degree will enable graduates to: 1. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and character essential for entry to and effective service in management careers in various settings. 2. Understand the necessity of integrating their faith into their professional lives. The successful graduate will apply their: 1. Skills Acquisition The field of business is broad but the abilities obtained are valuable in many different contexts. Students will develop skills for application in problem solving, ethics in the business environment, goal-setting, team management, and communications. 2. Faith Integration The faculty gives students hands-on experience opportunities to face this challenge of bringing faith and business together through practical application. Students in the program are strongly encouraged to participate in running the campus businesses created by former students, as it pairs well with the discussions and lectures of the classroom. For entry into the BBA program, the prerequisite is a grade of C+ or better in BUS: Introduction to Management or BUS: Introduction to Business. Degree Options Students wishing to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration have two options: Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor of Business Administration with Co-op Bachelor of Business Administration with Co-op (126 credit hours): The addition of a Co-op placement expands the Bachelor of Business Administration to 126 hours, with the addition of: BUS: Business Administration Co-op Placement BUS: Advanced Business Administration Co-op Placement BUS: Business Administration Internship (6 credit hours) and the reduction of six credit hours of Business Administration courses selected by the student s faculty advisor based on the desired career path of the student.
2 To enter the fourth year, students must have an AGPA of 2.5 or higher and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the previous year (30 credit hours) of courses. Academic Foundation (12 credit hours) ENG: English Composition PHIL: Critical Thinking PHIL: Ethics SOC: Global Problems & Change. Business Related Courses (18 credit hours) PHIL: Ethics in the Marketplace SSC: Statistical Analysis SCI: Computer Usage I SCI: Management Information Systems MATH: Vector Geometry and Linear Algebra MATH: Introduction to Calculus Major Requirements (69 credit hours) BUS: Introduction to Management BUS: Business Communications BUS: Introduction to Business BUS: Organizational Behaviour BUS: Economics I: Microeconomics BUS: Economics II: Macroeconomics BUS: Fundamentals of Marketing BUS: Business/Government Relations BUS: Introduction to Management Science BUS: Human Resource Management BUS: Introductory Financial Accounting BUS: Introductory Managerial Accounting BUS: International Business BUS: Commercial Law BUS: Management in Not-for-Profit Organizations BUS: Small and Family Business Management BUS: Operations BUS: Corporate Finance BUS: Consumer Behaviour
3 BUS: Studies in Leadership BUS: Special Topics in Business BUS: Strategic Management & Policy BUS: Entrepreneurship Biblical and Theological Studies Requirements (21 credit hours) BTHO: Christian Spirituality I: Formations BINT: Introduction to the Bible and Christian Theology I BINT: Introduction to the Bible and Christian Theology II 12 credits of Biblical Studies or Theology electives BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COURSE DESCRIPTIONS BUS: Introduction to Management This course introduces students to the processes of management and the role of managers and organizations in the context of Canadian society. Along with its companion course, Introduction to Business, this course provides foundation on which the other business courses are built. An investigation of the roles of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling will be used as a foundation to further investigate topics that include, but are not restricted to, people skills, change management, diversity, teamwork, leading an ethical workplace, and globalization. The topic of the responsibilities of Christians in those roles will be addressed throughout BUS: Business Communications The course is designed to give students a broad overview of communication as it relates to the business environment. Fundamentals of both written and oral communications form the foundation of this course. It is designed to develop techniques and practical methods for presenting ideas clearly and persuasively that will lead to sound decision making and effective teamwork BUS: Introduction to Business This introductory course is designed to give students an understanding of business activity in Canada. Along with its companion course, Introduction to Management, this course provides the foundation on which the other business courses are built. Topics covered include business environments, ownership and management structures, marketing, managing operations and information, and accounting and financial activities BUS: Organizational Behaviour The primary purpose of this course is to equip students with skills and knowledge related to individual and group behavior that help organizations in general, and businesses in particular, work effectively, efficiently, and ethically. The course also examines the factors that affect the satisfaction and happiness of people working in those organizations. Topics include perception, values, attitude, personality, motivation, communication, teamwork, power, politics, conflict, negotiation, leadership, decision-making, ethics, organizational structure, and culture. (Prerequisite: BUS. Cross-credited to Social Sciences for Business Administration majors.) BUS: Economics I: Microeconomics This course is an overview of microeconomics, the study of the relationship between individual economic units
4 with respect to price, output, and resource allocation. (Cross-credited to Social Science for Business Administration Majors.) BUS: Economics II: Macroeconomics This course is an overview of macroeconomics, the study of the economy in aggregate. Topics include fiscal and monetary policies, unemployment, inflation, the financial system, and national accounts. (Cross-credited to Social Science for Business Administration Majors.) BUS: Fundamentals of Marketing The course provides students with the tools necessary for a basic analysis of the domestic and international marketing of goods and services. It explores the nature of marketing activities and marketing institutions. The course also introduces students to the functions and responsibilities of an effective marketing system, and to the roles assumed and skills required of an effective marketing manager. (Prerequisites: BUS or BUS) BUS: Business/Government Relations This course develops the ability of students to analyze the interaction between business firms and government. The history, purposes, and nature of those interactions in the Canadian context will be examined. Areas covered will include the creation, modification, and implementation of government policies that affect business, as well as the ways business influences government decision-making. (Prerequisites: BUS or BUS) BUS: Introduction to Management Science The course provides students with a fundamental understanding of the techniques used to provide both mathematical and visual models to solve business problems. Topics include linear programming and its various applications, solutions to shipping, assignment and network problems, queuing, inventory, project management, decision-making, and forecasting. (Prerequisites: SCI or SCI. Cross-credited to Science for Business Administration Majors.) BUS: Business Administration Co-op Placement Students who have an AGPA of 2.5 or better and who have completed at least one year (30 hours) of a Business Administration major are eligible to have their summer position (or summer volunteer placement) designated as a co-op placement. To be considered eligible for this designation, the position must, in the judgment of their Faculty Advisor, have significant scope for management and administrative tasks and be appropriate for the application of concepts developed in Business Administration courses. It must provide a minimum of 120 hours of administrative or management work (or volunteer activity) with a single firm (either for-profit or non-profit) between the end of classes in one year and the beginning of classes in the next. Prior to the start of the position, students are required to submit (1) a completed Professional Training Activity form which must be reviewed with and approved by their Faculty Advisor prior to its submission, and (2) a contract signed by them and their position supervisor. Although this contract can be quite brief, it must outline the management and administrative tasks they will be undertaking. (Prerequisites: , ) BUS: Human Resource Management The purpose of this course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of human resource management. Topics include job analysis and design, recruiting, selection, orientation, training, performance appraisal, benefits, occupational health and safety, work options, and the union-management framework. (Prerequisites: BUS and BUS) BUS: Introductory Financial Accounting This course helps students understand the basic concepts of financial accounting information. The principles of financial accounting, more commonly known as generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), determine the guidelines that financial statement reporting must follow. (Prerequisites: BUS or BUS)
5 BUS: Introductory Management Accounting The overall objective of this course is for the student to learn basic concepts about the development and use of accounting information for managerial decisions in an increasingly complex and changing environment. (Prerequisite: BUS) BUS: International Business An investigation of firms that operate beyond Canada s borders. Issues covered include the transformation of local firms into international ones, the realities of operating in multiple social, political, and legal environments, and the challenges and rewards cross-cultural management. (Prerequisite: or by permission of instructor) BUS: Commercial Law The course will give an overview of the law and the structure of the Canadian legal system as they impact business and business transactions. Topics include legal concepts and problems relating to business organization, contracts, principal and agent, negotiable instruments, common torts, and bankruptcy proceedings. This course will include an analysis of the law from a Christian perspective. (Prerequisites: BUS and BUS) BUS: Management in Not-for-profit Organizations This course helps students apply what they are learning in other courses to management and leadership in the non-profit sector, and it helps students gain the additional skills and knowledge uniquely applicable to the non-profit sector, both sacred and secular. Topics covered include governance and leadership-team development, strategic planning in non-profits, and the particular challenges of leadership, staff development and assessment in the non-profit sector. Specific areas of expertise developed will include the legal issues particular to non-profit management, and adaptation of financial planning and reporting systems to nonprofits. The unique challenges of fundraising will also be explored. Finally, managing the relationships between a non-profit organization, its communities, its stakeholders, and its mission will be covered BUS: Advanced Business Administration Co-op Placement Students who have an AGPA of 3.0 or better in the previous year (30 hours) of courses and who have completed at least two years (60 hours) of a Business Administration major are eligible to have their summer position (or summer volunteer placement) designated as a co-op placement. To be considered eligible for this designation, the position must, in the judgment of their Faculty Advisor, be predominantly focused on management and administrative tasks and have significant scope to integrate into the workplace concepts learned in a range of Business Administration courses. It must provide a minimum of 120 hours of work (or volunteer activity) with a single firm (either for-profit or non-profit) between the end of classes in one year and the beginning of classes in the next. Prior to the start of the position, students are required to submit (1) a completed Professional Training activity form which must be reviewed with and approved by their Faculty Advisor prior to its submission, and (2) a contract signed by them and their position supervisor. Although this contract can be quite brief, it must outline the management and administrative tasks they will be undertaking. (Prerequisites: , , , and at least three other Business Administration courses) BUS: Small and Family Business Management Small and family businesses dominate the Canadian economic landscape and contribute to the nations' economic welfare in a major way. Yet, they present different managerial issues and problems for their owner/managers than larger and public organizations. The mixture of small size, close relationships, family dynamics and business performance provide for unique, and often complex, challenges associated with their management. Accordingly, this course will focus specifically on how to effectively manage and grow the small and family firm. Topics include, but are not limited to starting and managing a small business, the strengths and weaknesses of family businesses, managing family business conflict, management of succession, professionalization, and strategic planning. The course will be of special interest for students that come from
6 families that own and/or manage one or more business enterprises. (Prerequisites: BUS and BUS, or by permission of instructor) BUS: Operations An introduction to the management of processes that convert firms inputs (labor, material, equipment) into outputs (goods and services) for internal and external markets. Topics covered include project planning and management, as well as techniques for the design, control, and improvement of processes, including just-intime systems, lean manufacturing, and ISO standards. (Prerequisites: and or by permission of instructor) BUS: Corporate Finance This course is a comprehensive introduction to the finance function of business organizations and how it impacts the other decision-making areas in the firm. The concepts of value, risk, capital budgeting, and financial planning are explored. The course addresses the concepts and techniques for planning and allocation of financial resources from the standpoint of internal management. (Prerequisite: BUS) BUS: Business Consultation The primary activity of the course is providing a consulting service to a real-world firm. The firm will be recruited and selected, and a consulting contract will be negotiated jointly between the student and the instructor. This primary activity of providing a consulting service is supported and processed through intensive seminar discussions with other students, faculty and business professionals, and through careful and systematic reading and analysis of a variety of consulting materials BUS: Professional Certification A number of business professions have an initial certification process. The student will be required to choose, apply to, and pass one of these certification processes. Which certification is pursued is based on the career the student intends to enter. The choice of certification must be approved by the student s Faculty Advisor prior to beginning the certification process. This is done through the completion of the Application for Letter of Permission form and a review with the Faculty Advisor BUS: Consumer Behaviour A study of human responses to goods and services, and to their marketing. The course will include explorations of empirical data, analyses of consumer behaviour models and their applications to marketing decision-making, and case studies. (Prerequisites: or by permission of instructor) BUS: Studies in Leadership An opportunity for senior students to understand the nature of effective, ethical leadership in firms. Students will have significant time to directly interact with a number of senior leaders, and will be challenged to integrate ideas and models on leadership with the actual practice of leadership, and to prepare themselves for the leadership roles which they will be assuming in the 17 future careers. (Prerequisites: , , and completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours, or by permission of instructor) BUS: Special Topics in Business An in-depth investigation of a topic of particular interest to a faculty member or guest lecturer. (Prerequisites: or and completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours, or by permission of instructor) BUS: Business Plan The focus of this course is the creation and presentation of a business plan to either a panel of business people or a recognized business plan competition. The plan must be for a viable start-up business, which could be implemented. For the plan to meet this criterion, students will have to master research skills as they apply to business, entrepreneurial planning skills, the soliciting and integrating of advice from business professionals, and professional-level writing and presentation skills.
7 BUS: Strategic Management and Policy This course is the final classroom course of the business program. It takes students to the core of business decision-making, integrating the skills taught in all the business courses that precede it. Because this is the capstone course of the program, students should expect to put more time into this course than any other they have taken. (May be taken only in a student s third or fourth year.) BUS: Business Administration Academic Paper The primary activity in this course will be the preparation of a formal academic paper on a business topic. The subject of paper must be some aspect of business practice that, in the judgment of the student and their Faculty Advisor, will probably be relevant to their future career BUS: Business Administration Internship This Internship is the capstone course of the 4-year Co-op Option of the BA in Business Administration. The Internship should be as close as possible to the actual experience of an employee hired into an entry-level management position. As much as possible, the expectations should be identical to those of student with a business administration degree hired into a position leading to a career in business management. (12 credit hours) (Prerequisites: All courses required for a 3-year Business Co-op, an AGPA of 2.5, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the previous year (30 hours) of courses.) BUS: Entrepreneurship An overview of the process of entrepreneurship and the role of the entrepreneur within firms and within the economy. Course activities include case studies, interactions with entrepreneurs, and the creation of newventure business plans. (Prerequisite: or )