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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
2 or 3 terms
TUITION & FEES
- Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
- Mathematics – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
- 65% in Mathematics 20-1 or Mathematics 20-2
- 50% in Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
You must complete 11 courses to graduate. Courses are listed by term to show the recommended path to completing the program in nine months as a full-time student.
|Term 1 - 16 weeks|
|BUSD1001 (O)|| Business Communications I |
Business communications is an essential skill in today’s workplace. The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently can set you apart from others and help you be successful in attaining employment or promotions. This course focuses on both writing and speaking skills, including an introduction on how to write paragraphs, essays, research papers, and business correspondence, as well as how to present information orally.
|BUSD1003 (O)|| Business Math |
This course emphasizes the wide range of mathematical calculations that are commonly used in the business world. Topics include simple interest, compound interest, future and present values, annuities, amortization, and bond valuation.
|BUSD1004 (O)|| Introduction to Accounting |
Students are introduced to fundamental accounting principles, concepts, and techniques. The course provides an overview of the accounting cycle from the initial recording of transactions to the preparation of financial statements for merchandising and service businesses that are organized as proprietorships, partnerships or corporations. Internal controls for cash, calculating and recording of payroll, sales taxes, and some alternate inventory cost-flow assumptions are examined in detail.
|BUSD1007 (O)|| Business Computer Applications |
Learn from this practical introduction to software applications most commonly used in business. Develop a basic working knowledge of a suite of business software applications that includes word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.
|BUSD1002 (O)|| Microeconomics |
Students examine the interaction between individuals and firms in various types of markets within the entire economy. Topics include the fundamental principles of microeconomics; the concepts of demand and supply of product markets and resource markets; the concept of elasticity; consumer behaviour; production decisions and costs in the short-run and long-run; market organization; behaviour of individual firms and industries within the various market structures; markets and welfare; market failures and government intervention; and income distribution.
|Term 2 - 16 weeks|
|BUSD2015 (O)|| Payroll |
This introductory course in payroll includes a study of employment standards, designation of individuals as employees or contractors, record-keeping requirements, payroll calculations, taxable and non-taxable benefits, payroll journal entries, reporting requirements, and employee termination.
|BUSD2006 (O)|| Taxation |
This course introduces students to the basic concepts and procedures associated with the Canadian federal income tax system, the structure of the Income Tax Act of Canada, and the application of rules and procedures surrounding the determination of tax liability. Although both individual and corporate taxpayers will be considered, the primary emphasis will be on taxation as related to individuals. Some attention will also be given to the concepts and procedures associated with the federal goods and services tax (GST).
|BUSD1005 (O)|| Business Communications II |
Students will develop the written and verbal communication skills required of a business professional. They will examine business writing and develop various letters and memos in a business context. Using critical thinking, students will further practise and perfect their communication skills through critical analysis, persuasive writing, summaries, and oral presentations. APA format is taught and practised throughout the course.
|BUSD1006 (O)|| Principles of Accounting |
This course will introduce students to accounting for receivables, depreciation of capital assets, and amortization of intangibles; goodwill; long-term liabilities; accounting for corporations and investments; the statement of cash flows and analysis of financial statements; and an introduction to partnerships. Accounting principles will also be reviewed.
|BUSD2003 (O)|| Computer Applications for Accounting |
Building on the theory and skills developed in BUSD 1006, Principles of Accounting, and BUSD 1007, Business Computer Applications, this course explores the software used for financial accounting. Students become familiar with the programs that make up current accounting software packages and their capabilities. Advanced functions of spreadsheets allow students to set up payroll and income tax functions. A review of database management systems will reveal the technology behind the most widely used accounting applications.
|Term 3 - 4 weeks|
|ELECTIVES - 4 weeks|
|BUSD1009 (O)|| Human Resource Management I |
This course provides a high-level overview of the functions and responsibilities performed by human resource professionals in contemporary businesses. Topics include job analysis and design, recruitment and selection, legal aspects of HR, training and development, HR planning, performance appraisals, compensation and benefits, occupational health and safety and employee relations. A brief introduction to the Alberta Employment Standards Code is also included.
|BUSD1380 (O)|| Organizational Behaviour |
The organization of human productive energy is the central focus of this introductory course. Themes include balancing tasks, relationship requirements, and the needs of the organization with those of the individual. Specific topics include perception, personality, values, attitudes, motivation, group behaviour, and teamwork.
|BUSN1295|| Field Experience for Accounting Technicians |
Gain hands-on experience in this field experience in a suitable entry-level accounting role in industry, government, or public practice. Successful completion is subject to supervisor evaluation. Note that this work is unpaid.
|CBLE1000|| Community Based Learning Experience |
This course will explore the concepts of community and engagement, as well as the role that experiential education has in engaging with a community. Learners will explore concepts, questions, and ideas of community, community involvement, citizenship, social responsibility, sustainable development goals, and power and privilege through theoretical and experiential approaches in the classroom and the community. As part of this course, learners will take part in community service-learning (CSL), which integrates community-based activities with classroom learning. For 20 hours over the term, students will volunteer with a local non-profit community organization.
Courses marked with (O) are available through Open Studies.
Credits required for full-time status: 9 credits per term