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2 or 3 terms

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Canadian
Total: $6,894.50

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Total: $18,576.50

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or completion of ESLG 1898 with a minimum 50% or equivalent
  • 50% in Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 or 65% in Mathematics 20-1 or Mathematics 20-2 or equivalent*
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Course Listing

Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 1 - 16 weeks
BUSD1001 (O)
This course focuses on the principles of effective business communication, both written and spoken. Specific topics include the writing process, improving grammar, writing a research paper, documenting with APA style, and preparing for public speaking. The process of revising and editing is emphasized throughout the course.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSD1003 (O)
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.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSD1004 (O)
This course provides an introduction to accounting procedures and financial statements and their underlying concepts and principles. Within this framework, accounting practice is integrated with the development of accounting information for effective decision making.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSD1007 (O)
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.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSD2015 (O)
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.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
Term 2 - 16 weeks
BUSD2006 (O)
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).
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSD1002 (O)
Students examine the interaction between individuals and firms in various types of markets. Topics include the fundamental principles of microeconomics; supply and demand; markets and welfare; government intervention; behaviour of the firm; market organization; and income distribution.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSD1005 (O)
Students will study specific forms of business and employment communication, including business letters and memoranda, resumes, covering letters for job applications and interviewing, formal report writing, graphic design principles, and business meetings.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSD1006 (O)
This course will further examine accounting procedures and their underlying concepts and principles. Students learn about additional standards and problems of valuation, income measurement, and disclosure.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSD2003 (O)
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.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
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ELECTIVES

BUSD1009 (O)
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.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSD1380 (O)
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.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSN1295
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. Contact WIL@norquest.ca for permission to enroll.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 150 Work Experience
3
CBLE1000
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 semester, students will volunteer with a local non-profit community organization.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 45 Work Experience
3