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Canadian Excellence

BTM Courses



Sample program



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 Semester 1

Business in a Networked Society

Interpersonal Communication

Introduction to Information Technology

Leadership Foundations

Introduction to Microeconomics/ Introduction to Macroeconomics

Statistics for Management

Two of:

Regional Landscapes in Context

Indigenous People in a Contemporary World

The World in the 21st Century

Social and Political Thought

Semester 2

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Software Development Foundations

Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Organizational Leadership

Business Law

Operations Management

Marketing

Contemporary Studies Methodologies

Semester 3

Ethics and Organizational Responsibility

Finance

Data and Knowledge Management

Management of Information Systems I

Business Change Management

International Business

Persuasion, Influence, Negotiation

Technology and Innovation Management

Systems Analysis and Design

Semester 4

Management of Information Systems II

BTM Introduction to Project Management

Strategy and Enterprise Architecture

Course descriptions

Business in a Networked Society

This course explores how the traditional operations of business have been effected by the over-abundance of information and the consequent requirement for business to drive value from that information in order to stay competitive. Consideration will also be given to what an increasingly networked society means to the way business operates and how this has altered the way businesses develop, implement and use Information Systems.

Information Technology

This course provides a conceptual survey of general systems theory followed by a conceptual and technological survey of the structure of distributed information systems architectures, operating systems, network operating systems, peripheral technology and user interfaces.

Statistics for Management

This course is an introduction to the logic of 1and computerized application of common descriptive and inferential statistical concepts and techniques. Topics include data collection and cleaning, probability, sampling, estimation, non-parametric tests and simple and multiple regression.

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Participants are introduced to the concepts and processes of financial accounting. Key topics include the accounting cycle, preparation and understanding of financial statements, cash versus accrual accounting and revenue recognition. Emphasis is placed on the use of rather than the preparation of accounting information.

Software Development

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with software application development processes and underlying concepts. Topics covered include object oriented analysis and design, software development life cycles, models and methodologies, quality assurance and improvement, and the basics of tools used for application development such as requirement management tools, version control, and defect tracking. Pre-requisite: Information Technology

Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Introduction to the role of accounting in the process of gathering and applying information used to plan, make decisions, evaluate performance, and control an organization. The focus of MB217 is on internal users of information in an organization. 

Business Law

The focus of this course is upon the law relating to the law relating to business organizations. Areas of study include contracts, the judicial process, real and personal property, torts, agency, credit, and negotiable instruments.

Operations Management

This course examines the role of the operations function in the organization. Topics include product and service design, process selection, scheduling, plant layout, work study methods, inventory management. Project management techniques and basic operations research models are applied in decision-making.

Marketing 

This course surveys the marketing function and process at the firm level. Topics include the environment of marketing; marketing mix; product, pricing, distribution, and promotion variables; contemporary trends in marketing; buyer behavior and marketing research.

Finance

This course introduces the field of finance. Coverage includes objectives of financial management, agency theory, the Canadian financial environment, financial mathematics, stock and bond valuation, capital investment decisions and portfolio theory.

Data and Knowledge Management

This course provides an introduction to the application of knowledge management concepts in organizations. A comprehensive introduction to the design and development of relational databases from a logical data model will be covered. Effective data administration techniques for enforcing integrity and security, as well as enhancing performance are discussed. 

Management of Information Systems I

Information systems are a critical aspect of competing in todayís business environment. The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the role of information technology, and its management, in supporting an organizationís internal and external operations and strategies.

Business Change Management

Understanding external and internal catalysts for organizational change, models and approaches to change management, the role of change agents in the change process, factors contributing to resistance to change, and approaches to assess change effectiveness are the primary foci of this course. 

Information Business 

An introduction to the environment of international business management, including the study of multinational corporations, intercultural differences and their effects on management style, policy, and execution, and the role that IT plays in both increasing the prevalence of international business and increasing its effectiveness.

Technology and Innovation Management

This course examines current issues and approaches to the management of technology and innovation. Students will examine the complexity of issues involved in the management of technology including the nature of competition, the interaction of new technologies with existing technologies, the evolution of markets and the processes through which organizations generate and absorb technological innovations.

Systems Analysis and Design

System analysis and design is concerned with bringing all of a systemís components together: data, software, hardware, people and process. Emphasis will be on analyzing, modeling and designing processes that improve business processes through the deployment of information technology through examination of the critical stages of the systems development process.

Management of Information Systems II

This advanced course introduces the student to more complex issues, opportunities, and problems involved in the management of information systems in organizations. These include human resource, financial, policies, standards, and strategic alignment concerns relating to the information systems department. The role of the CIO (Chief Information Officer) and other senior technology managers will also be explored. 

BTM Introduction to Project Management

This course focuses on an introduction to the theory and application of project management through case studies, exercises, and software application. Topics covered include project planning, utilizing software to manage project resources, progress evaluation and managing risk. 

Business Strategy and Enterprise Architecture

This is a capstone course that attempts to utilize all of the business and technology disciplines to identify, diagnose, and recommend appropriate action for real organizational problems.