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School of Business

School of Business

Undergraduate Course Listing

Please visit the Academic Timetable to see which courses are presently being offered and in which location(s). Not all courses listed below run every term or in all locations. For specific details about program requirements and degree regulations, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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ADMN-1000H Contemp.Issues Management & Organization Provides a macro framework and context for the management discipline by examining a wide selection of issues which affect both the practice and the conceptualization of management and organization. Issues studied include globalization, information technology, demographics, diversity, sustainability, and recent developments in management theory.
ADMN-1021H Financial Accounting I An introduction to the theory of financial accounting and the preparation of financial statements, the theoretical framework of accrual accounting, and the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), including double-entry accounting and the accounting cycle. Professional ethics, behaviour, and corporate social responsibility are integrated into the context of control and accountability.
ADMN-1620H Intro to Information Systems Wherever and whenever information is required, an information system is also required. Core topics include the use of information systems for strategic advantage, their basic underlying technologies, the types of information systems and how they are constructed, managed, and replaced, as well as their ethical and legal use. Prerequisite: COIS 1010H. COIS-1620H
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ADMN-2010H Management Skills Examines the theory and practice of foundational skills important to management and organization in private, non-profit, and public sectors. Focuses on conceptual skills, communication skills, and interpersonal skills. Prerequisite: 2.0 university credits.
ADMN-2021H Financial Accounting II Builds on Financial Accounting I, focusing on the limitations, controversies, problems, and shortcomings with accounting and accounting information. Students analyze financial statements and critically evaluate financial reports. Professional ethics, behaviour, and corporate social responsibility are integrated into the context of control and accountability. Prerequisite: ADMN 1021H.
ADMN-2080H Managerial & Market Research Focuses on primary research and its use in problem solving and decision-making. Covers qualitative and quantitative research design, planning, implementation, and analysis. Research methods studied include surveys, focus groups, analytical interviews, ethnography, and action research. Prerequisite: 1.0 ADMN credit.
ADMN-2100H Introduction to Marketing (part 1) Aims to give students a basic understanding of marketing and its core concepts-how a marketing approach can be implemented and managed in a range of markets, situations, and organizations. Prerequisite: 1.0 ADMN credit.
ADMN-2200H Intro to Stats for Econ & Mgmt Introduces statistical methods in an applied setting with an emphasis on the development of theory through interactive learning. The material covered includes descriptive statistics, data analysis, inference, and estimation techniques. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in ECON 1010H and 1020H. ECON-2200H
ADMN-2220H Organizational Behaviour A conceptual and methodological analysis of the way individuals react to their employment environment. Topics include motivation, job satisfaction, leadership, group dynamics, and decision-making. Prerequisite: 1.0 ADMN credit.
ADMN-2230H Human Resource Management A survey of the concepts and practices in the major functions of human resource management. Topics include human resource forecasting, human rights, recruitment and selection, training and development, collective bargaining, performance appraisal, and compensation. Pre- or co-requisite: ADMN 2220H.
ADMN-2250H Math for Economics & Mgmt Topics include partial and general equilibrium, elementary linear algebra, elementary calculus, basic optimization theory, comparative static analysis, and linear programming. These tools are integrated with and applied to micro and macroeconomic theory and managerial economics. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in ECON 1010H and 1020H. ECON-2250H
ADMN-2510H Organization Theory An introduction to organization theory and an examination of specific organizations. Structure, process, environment, and other aspects of organizations are approached through different frames, images, and perspective analysis. Prerequisite: 1.0 ADMN credit.
ADMN-2620H Systems Analysis & Design Systems analysis and design identifies the informational needs/resources of an organization and specifies appropriate information systems to meet the needs and exploit the resources for strategic advantage. Core topics include the current methodologies, techniques, and tools used for both the analysis and design. Managerial and organizational issues are also discussed. Prerequisite: COIS-ADMN 1620H. COIS-2620H
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ADMN-3021H Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting An introduction to the basic concepts and procedures used in the collection and manipulation of accounting data for ongoing management decision-making. Topics include manufacturing accounting, cost accounting and variance analysis, cost allocation, cost-volume-profit analysis, and an introduction to budgeting. Prerequisite: ADMN 2021H.
ADMN-3121H Intermediate Managerial Accounting Builds on Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting. The focus is internal accounting concepts, functions, and processes required to successfully manage an organization. Major topics include quantitative analyses of cost functions; strategy, balance scorecard, and profitability analysis; spoilage, rework, and scrap; inventory cost management strategy; and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: ADMN 3021H.
ADMN-3150H Advertising Students learn the way advertisements work, the many techniques used in advertising, and the impact of advertisements on the individual and society. The power of image and identity ads is emphasized. Prerequisite: ADMN 2100H.
ADMN-3160H Branding Introduces the concept of branding and reviews the theoretical approaches guiding the management of the branding process. Students learn, through tales of best practice, the tools to create and sustain brands via integrating strategic marketing with marketing communications. Prerequisite: ADMN 2100H.
ADMN-3170H Introduction to Retail Marketing Introduces students to retailing and provides an understanding of the types of businesses, strategies, operations, formats, and environments through which retailing is carried out. Prerequisite: ADMN 2100H.
ADMN-3200H Financial Management A survey of the fundamental concepts of corporate finance, including the tax environment, financial planning and control, working capital management, capital budgeting, the market for long-term securities, debt and preferred shares, valuation and rates of return, and the cost of capital. These concepts are applied to particular cases. Prerequisite: ADMN 2021H and ADMN-ECON 2200H.
ADMN-3220H Organizational Selection Can. Workplace Designed to help students understand the matching process that takes place between individuals and organizations. Seeks to understand the principles, issues, trends, and legislative requirements affecting the recruitment and selection process. Prerequisite: ADMN 2220H and 2230H.
ADMN-3221H Intermediate Financial Accounting I Builds on the fundamentals of Financial Accounting I and II. The focus is the asset side of the Balance Sheet and Revenue Recognition criteria within the context of the Canadian financial reporting environment. The identification, discussion, and critique of accounting principles such as the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) form an important component. Prerequisite: ADMN 2021H.
ADMN-3230H Leadership Training & Development An interdisciplinary course which deals with training and development from a cross-cultural perspective. Particular attention is given to theory and results of relevant comparative and organizational research. Coaching, leadership, and workplace diversity are important components. Prerequisite: ADMN 2220H and 2230H.
ADMN-3250H Legal Environment of Business Addresses the legal limits in which business operates and the laws with which business decisions must comply. It utilizes actual case decisions and engages in examination of public and private law, contemporary issues in terms of human rights, the Charter, administrative law, and employment issues in relation to the operation of a business. Prerequisite: 3.0 ADMN credits.
ADMN-3260H Perspectives Occupational Health & Safe Focuses on the legislative, technical, political, and social issues associated with the effective management of occupational health and safety concerns in contemporary Canadian organizations. Prerequisite: ADMN 2220H and 2230H.
ADMN-3270H Human Resource Planning Provides an understanding of the essential elements of the human resource planning process in organizations. Students acquire knowledge in analyzing and programming for human resource requirements in the challenging environment of technological change, corporate repositions, rightsizing, cost containment, and pro-structuring improvements. Prerequisite: ADMN 2220H and 2230H.
ADMN-3280H Motivation & Compensation Systems Provides the student with an understanding of the process, issues, and techniques involved in developing and administering compensation programs. Students gain knowledge of the theoretical and applied aspects of the compensation function, the linkage between the compensation function, and the overall management process. Prerequisite: ADMN 2220H and 2230H.
ADMN-3300H Ethics in Organizations & Business An introduction to personal ethics in business and organizations. Major theories of ethics are applied to case studies. Students learn to identify ethical issues, reflect on their own values, and support their ideas with rational discussion. Prerequisite: 8.0 university credits, at least 3.0 of which must be ADMN credits including ADMN 2010H.
ADMN-3320H Social Organizations Explores the nature and role of bureaucracies and other organizations in the contemporary world, including classical, managerial, and recent sociological perspectives. Case studies focus on formal organizations in the public and private sectors. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI or ADMN at the 2000 level. SOCI-3320H
ADMN-3321H Intermediate Financial Accounting II Focuses on the liabilities and shareholder equity sections of the Balance Sheet and Off-Balance Sheet items such as complex financial instruments. The identification, discussion, and critique of measurement and disclosure issues under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) form an important component. Prerequisite: ADMN 2021H.
ADMN-3330H Economics of Global Interdependence The world economy and the place of less developed nations in an increasingly interdependent global system. Topics include a market-friendly strategy for the poor; globalization and its impacts; the growing literature on foreign aid and debt; the oil crisis; water scarcity and the potential for international water conflicts. Prerequisite: 60% or higher in ECON 1010H and 1020H. ECON-3330H, IDST-3330H
ADMN-3340H Sociology of Work The nature and meaning of paid work in North America. Topics may include the effects of technological changes, the shift to a service economy, and the changing gender composition of the labour force on managerial and employee strategies to control the workplace. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including at least 1.0 credit in SOCI or ADMN at the 2000 level. SOCI-3340H
ADMN-3390H Creating Modern Capitalism: Cases Capitalism and globalization shape our world in profound ways. Utilizing a "glocal" approach that combines global and Canadian cases within a transnational context, this course seeks to interrogate and understand the evolution and development of modern capitalism and globalization from the late nineteenth century into the early twenty-first. Prerequisite: 4.0 university credits or permission of the chair. Excludes HIST 3080Y, 3081H. HIST-3390H, CAST-3390H
ADMN-3400H Markets Governments & Organizations Provides the theoretical framework for critically evaluating the way societies control organizations through government regulation, through the governance of the organization, and by creating the institutions that enable markets to function. Prerequisite: 3.0 ADMN credits.
ADMN-3410H Communication in Organizations Verbal and non-verbal communication, social cognition, self-perception/concept, conflict theory, and their relevance to life in groups and organizations. Prerequisite: 3.0 ADMN credits.
ADMN-3420H Entrepreneurship Focuses on issues and questions of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs, covering issues ranging from the creation and development of business ideas and models to sociological, psychological, and economic considerations of the origin and function of entrepreneurs in business as well as non-profit and community settings. Prerequisite: 3.0 ADMN credits including ADMN 2021H.
ADMN-3430H New Venture Planning & Design A hands-on exercise in business planning, business design, and business management with a focus on start-up and small business contexts. Primary coursework is undertaken in the development of a feasible business plan, including structural, financial, marketing, and human resource considerations. Prerequisite: 3.0 ADMN credits including ADMN 2021H.
ADMN-3440H Intro to Third Sector An introduction to the "third sector"-organizations variously characterized as non-profit, NGO, social enterprise, and civil society. Special focus is on organizations in health, social development, environment, and international development domains. Prerequisite: 3.0 ADMN credits.
ADMN-3441H Social Enterprise and Social Innovation Focuses on the emerging fields of social enterprise, social entrepreneurship and social innovation, and examines organizational and intervention models in broader social systems. Significant attention is paid to designing organizational and career solutions responding to important social and environmental needs. Prerequisite: 9.0 university credits.
ADMN-3550H Operations Management Concepts & Cases Concerned with the way organizations transform inputs into outputs, taking a systems approach to organizations. Students learn to recognize and analyze operations of both service and manufacturing organizations, addressing the design of both types of organizations and the management of quality, inventory, and supply change issues. Prerequisite: ADMN 2021H, 2510H, and ADMN-ECON 2200H.
ADMN-3560H Organizational Analysis Develops diverse skills in the analysis of complex organizational issues, and proficiency in presenting and communicating ideas within a tight timeframe. It adopts experiential learning methods in order to develop effective decision-making and critical thinking skills. It requires students to integrate theories from multiple business disciplines to real-world situations in team-level decision-making contexts. Prerequisite: 3.0 ADMN credits including ADMN 2021H.
ADMN-3700H Investments An introduction to the fundamental principles and concepts of financial markets and instruments available in Canada. Emphasizes understanding the investment background, developments in investment theory, valuation principles and practices, and ethical investments. Prerequisite: ADMN 2021H, 3021H, and 3200H.
ADMN-3710H Taxation-Individual Focuses on the taxation of individuals within the confines of Canadian tax legislation and the Income Tax Act. Students explore the taxation of individuals with the help of cases, blended learning, and concept questions. Emphasizes the interdisciplinary aspect of personal taxation with reference to the fields of accounting, economics, finance, and law. Prerequisite: ADMN 2021H and 3021H.
ADMN-3750H Principles of Online Marketing Businesses today must effectively leverage the Internet and develop an online strategy which complements their traditional business practices. Core topics include website best practices, online marketing and customer relationships, positioning businesses online, and social networking for small and large enterprises. Topics are consolidated with a professional business proposal. Prerequisite: COIS-ADMN 1620H or ADMN 1000H or permission of instructor. COIS-3750H
ADMN-3800H Foundations of Leadership Designed to help students understand what it means to be an effective leader. The main emphasis is on developing self-awareness related to leadership abilities as well as the practice of leadership. Examines topics such as the nature of leadership, different perspectives on leadership, developing key leadership skills, and leading organizational change initiatives. Prerequisite: ADMN 2010H and 2220H.
ADMN-3850H Fundamentals of Project Management Good project management focuses on the practical realities of getting things done with limited time and resources according to specifications determined by others-with successful outcomes. This course prepares students to write the professional certification exams offered by the Project Management Institute and the Project Management Association of Canada.Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits or COIS 2240H or COIS-ADMN 2620H or permission of instructor. COIS-3850H
ADMN-3870H Internship-Field Based Learning Bridges academic theory with field-based learning. Working with employers in the community, students will combine field experience with reflective practice. Students may secure their own work placement, as approved by the faculty supervisor, or interview for various placements identified by the course instructor. Open only to BBA students. Prerequisites: A minimum 70% cumulative average, 3.0 ADMN credits, and permission of course administrator.
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ADMN-4030H Strategic Management Focuses on the definition and analysis of strategic problems faced by business and government organizations in adapting to changes in their internal and external environments. Students are expected to draw broadly on knowledge and skills developed over their first three years. Prerequisite: 12.0 university credits of which 5.0 must be ADMN credits. Excludes ADMN 4000Y.
ADMN-4101H Thinking About Management An exploration of the intersection and interconnectedness of management theory, personal values, attitudes and beliefs, and managerial action. This guided exploration in this often invisible landscape is undertaken using a variety of material: classical and contemporary writings on management, art, literature,and film. Prerequisite: 12.0 university credits of which 5.0 must be ADMN credits. Excludes ADMN 4100Y.
ADMN-4255H Globalization Politics of Work Work is a central feature of everyday lives structuring not only who we are but also life chances. But what do we mean by work and how does intensifying globalization affect our understanding of it? Topics include work generation theories, comparative national strategies and policies, power, production, and social reproduction. Prerequisite: 2.0 POST credits at the 2000 level; or 5.0 ADMN credits; or 12.0 university credits including IDST 2000Y; or permission of instructor. POST-4255H, IDST-4255H
ADMN-4260H Ethics & Capitalism Examines ethical issues raised by the free-market capitalist economic system such as justice and the distribution of wealth, capitalism and democracy, and ecological sustainability. Several theories of justice are considered. Prerequisite: 12.0 university credits, of which 5.0 must be ADMN credits including ADMN 3300H; or both PHIL 1200H (1005Y) and 2110H (2300Y). Excludes ADMN-PHIL 4200Y. PHIL-4260H
ADMN-4300H Financial Management II Provides students with an in-depth examination of advanced financial management theories in a Canadian setting. Students will gain an understanding of complex financial management techniques, for example, raising capital, capital structure, dividend and dividend policy, net working capital, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. Prerequisite: ADMN 3200H.
ADMN-4301H Auditing Designed to introduce students to auditing and assurance standards and procedures. Students will explore the nature and purpose of the auditing function, as well as client risk profiles, control risk, internal controls, audit planning, evidence collection and reporting. Prerequisite: ADMN 3221H.
ADMN-4302H Advanced Management Accounting Designed to provide an advanced understanding of management accounting concepts, the use of accounting information in decision-making, and the strategic and interdisciplinary implications therein. Explores the use of quantitative and qualitative information in management's decision-making for planning and control; designing and evaluating management control systems and corporate governance structures; and their strategic effectiveness. Prerequisite: ADMN 3021H and 3121H.
ADMN-4303H Advanced Financial Accounting Provides students with an in-depth examination of advanced financial accounting topics in Canada. Students will learn to account for intercorporate investments, business combinations, foreign currency transactions and translation, and not-for-profit organizations. Prerequisite: ADMN 3221H and 3321H.
ADMN-4450H Perspec.Practices Organiz.Sustainability Introduces students to the "triple bottom line" approach by defining sustainability in organizations as balanced progress towards economic performance, social justice, and environmental quality. Examines approaches and methods of the sustainability paradigm and the way they are used in various areas. Prerequisite: 12.0 university credits, of which 5.0 must be ADMN credits.
ADMN-4460H Managing Workplace Psychological Health Focuses on managing for a specific type of human sustainability, that of workplace psychological health. Although psychological health concerns occurring either prior or parallel to employment are considered, this course focuses on the influence of organizational policies, processes, and dynamics on employee psychological health and wellness. Prerequisite: ADMN 2220H and 3300H.
ADMN-4700H Derivatives A comprehensive course in derivative markets and instruments (for example, forwards, futures, swaps, and options). By the end of the course, students will have good knowledge of how these products work, are priced, and how financial institutions hedge risks with the help of derivative instruments. Prerequisite: ADMN 3200H.
ADMN-4710H Taxation-Corporate Provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the taxation of corporations in Canada, drawing from the areas of financial and managerial accounting, microeconomics, and finance. Topics include, but are not limited to, the computation of corporate taxes, corporate tax planning, reorganizations, partnerships, joint ventures, and the taxation of corporate investment income. Prerequisite: ADMN 2021H, 3021H, and 3200H.
ADMN-4830H Community Based Research Project Research Proj; Community Based Students are placed in research projects with community organizations in the Peterborough area. Each placement is supervised jointly by a faculty member and a representative of a community organization. For details, see Community-Based Research Program (p. 265 or trentcentre.ca). Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits, a minimum 75% cumulative average, and approval of director of the program. Students may take only one of ADMN 4820Y or 4830H for credit.
ADMN-4880H Internship - Level 2 Bridges academic theory with field-based learning. Working with employers in the community, students will combine field experience with reflective practice. Students may secure their own work placement, as approved by the faculty supervisor, or interview for various placements identified by the course instructor. Open only to BBA students. Prerequisites: A minimum of 70% cumulative average, 12.0 university credits of which 5.0 must be ADMN credits including ADMN 3870H, and permission of course administrator.
ADMN-4900Y Reading Course This course provides an opportunity for more intensive or broader study of a selected topic under the guidance of a faculty member. Open only to single- and joint-majors in the Business Administration program. Prerequisite: 12.0 university credits, of which 5.0 must be ADMN credits; a minimum 75% cumulative average; and permission of instructor, the director of program, and the dean prior to the opening of registration in the spring.
ADMN-4901H Reading Course This course provides an opportunity for more intensive or broader study of a selected topic under the guidance of a faculty member. Open only to single- and joint-majors in the Business Administration program. Prerequisite: 12.0 university credits, of which 5.0 must be ADMN credits; a minimum 75% cumulative average; and permission of instructor, the director of program, and the dean prior to the opening of registration in the spring.
ADMN-4902H Reading Course This course provides an opportunity for more intensive or broader study of a selected topic under the guidance of a faculty member. Open only to single- and joint-majors in the Business Administration program. Prerequisite: 12.0 university credits, of which 5.0 must be ADMN credits; a minimum 75% cumulative average; and permission of instructor, the director of program, and the dean prior to the opening of registration in the spring.