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Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) — Concentration in Entrepreneurship (15 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

Mentors: Professors A. Burlton, G. Vit

The Entrepreneurship concentration is concerned with the genesis and development of entrepreneurial activities. It deals with the integration of marketing, finance, organization and policy in the development and expansion of business enterprise. Included are the evaluation of new business ventures, the role of acquisitions, and the strategic issues and operating problems at various stages of a firm's existence from its beginnings to maturity.

Complementary Courses

At least 6 credits from the following:

  • BUSA 462 Management of New Enterprises (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Evaluation of new business ventures, recognition and treatment of associated risks. Detailed consideration is given to sources of risk funds in the form of venture capital, public, private and government programs. Emphasis on the critical importance of the entrepreneur, the demands and the risks faced as well as the rewards and satisfactions.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Philip McCully (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 341
  • BUSA 464 Management of Small Enterprises (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : The distinctive characteristics, risks, opportunities and rewards inherent in the ownership and management of a small enterprise. It will assist students in judging the appropriateness of an entrepreneurial career and in selecting and timing a specific venture.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: David Horowitz (Fall) David Horowitz, James F O Farrell (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 341
  • BUSA 465 Technological Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Concentrating on entrepreneurship and enterprise development, particular attention is given to the start-up, purchasing and management of small to medium-sized industrial firms in an environment that would appeal to Engineering students. The focal point is in understanding the dilemmas faced by entrepreneurs, resolving them, developing a business plan and the maximum utilization of the financial, marketing and human resources that make for a successful operation.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Peter Younkin (Fall) Philip McCully (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MIME 310 or MGCR 341

Remaining credits to be selected from:

  • ACCT 361 Management Accounting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : The role of management accounting information to support internal management decisions and to provide performance incentives.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Domenic Giaccari, Pavlo Kalyta (Fall) Ralph Cecere, Domenic Giaccari (Winter) Lawrence S Tenenbaum (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 211
  • ACCT 385 Principles of Taxation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : An introduction to the concepts underlying the Canadian tax system and how they are applied in relation to the taxation of individuals and businesses.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Joseph Armanious, Larry Goldsman, Erica Pimentel (Fall) Larry Goldsman, Joseph Armanious (Winter) Larry Goldsman (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 211
  • BUSA 364 Business Law 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : An introduction to the legal system and basic legal principles affecting business. Tort negligence, contracts, forms of business organization, creditors' rights and bankruptcy.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Bernard Sepinwall, Jocelyn Perreault (Fall) Jocelyn Perreault, Bernard Sepinwall (Winter) Bernard Sepinwall (Summer)

    • Restriction: This course cannot be double-counted from the Certificate in Management.
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the Canadian Institute of Management
  • FINE 442 Capital Markets and Institutions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Functions of the capital market through flow of funds analysis and an examination of portfolio activities of financial intermediaries. Also covered are: securities regulations and ethical considerations, the term structure of interest rates and risk and rates of return in debt and equity markets.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Laurent Barras (Fall) Larbi Hammami (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 341
    • Restriction: Only one of FINE 442 or ECON 302 can be counted for credit.
  • INSY 332 Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Accounting cycles and information flows and the systems that manage those flows. Principals of systems development and data management as relates to accounting information. Relationship between accounting applications and transaction processing systems. Practical experience with accounting packages.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Tariq Nizami (Fall) Tariq Nizami (Winter) Tariq Nizami (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 331 and MGCR 211
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CGA, CMA and the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • INSY 432 IT in Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Discusses the role of the information systems department within an organization, information systems resource management, staff organization and leadership, strategic systems, planning, and end-user computing. Focuses on key IT trends in industries such as banking, insurance, manufacturing, retailing & distribution, and health.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Malleswara Talla, Jui Ramaprasad (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331
  • INSY 454 Technological Foundation for E-Commerce (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Technology trends and vocabulary pertaining to current technology developments in E-Commerce. Practical IT skills in web application design, including ASP, XML, etc. Discusses business issues affected by the introduction of e-technologies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331
    • Restriction: A basic understanding of HTML is necessary.
  • MGPO 365 Business-Government Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : The political environment in which business organizations operate: how governments control, regulate, promote, and compete with the private sector and how corporate policy responds to, and seeks to influence, these activities.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Paola Perez-Aleman (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): U2 & U3 students only
  • MGPO 445 Industry Analysis & Competitive Strategy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Analysis of industry structure, macro-environment, and evolution. Evaluation of strategic position, behaviour, and intent of organizations within industry context. Development of strategic recommendations for these firms.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open to U3 students only
  • MGPO 450 Ethics in Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : An examination of the economic, legal and ethical responsibilities of managers in both private and public organizations. Through readings, case studies, discussions and projects the class evaluates alternative ethical systems and norms of behaviour and draws conclusions as to the right, proper and just decisions and actions in the face of moral dilemmas. The focus of this course is on the decision process, values and consistency of values of the individual and on the impact of systems control and incentives on managerial morality.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Manuel Mendonca, Diane Girard (Fall)

    • Restriction: U2 and U3 students only
  • MGPO 460 Managing Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Firms face difficulties in developing new products. This course examines the new product development process to understand why problems occur and what managers can do. Topics include the creative synthesis of market and technology; the coordination of functions; and the strategic connection between the project and the strategy.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gregory Bryan Vit (Fall) Jeroen Struben (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGPO 567 Business in Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Examines different ideologies; business ethics and values; the corporation and its constituencies; the social impact of corporate decisions. The focus of this course is on the interaction between business organizations and society and on incorporating social impact analysis into strategic management.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Louis Romeo Chauvin (Fall)

    • Restriction: U2 and U3 students only
  • MGSC 578 Simulation of Management Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Science : Building simulation models of management systems. Design of simulation experiments and the analysis and implementation of results. Students are expected to design a complete simulation of a real problem using a standard simulation language.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jeroen Struben (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: (Undergraduate) MGCR 271.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MGSC 678.
  • MRKT 438 Brand Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : Looks at the decisions a brand manager in a major consumer goods company takes. It examines, in particular, the breakdown of advertising and sales promotion expenditures. It looks at the short term nature of the decisions taken. It will concentrate on the vast amount of new information available to brand managers today, especially in the form of scanner data.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Robert Mackalski (Fall) Robert Mackalski (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 352
  • MRKT 452 Consumer Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : A study of basic factors influencing consumer behaviour. Attention is focused on psychological, sociological and economic variables including motivation, learning, attitude, personality, small groups, social class, demographic factors and culture, to analyze their effects on purchasing behaviour.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Ashesh Mukherjee, Paul Mirshak, Elana Michelle Cooperberg (Fall) David Lewis Moscovitz, Elana Michelle Cooperberg (Winter) Charles Royce (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 352
  • MRKT 453 Advertising Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : Surveys advertising and promotion in Canadian context. Examines activities as they relate to advertisers, the advertising agency and media. Stresses advertising by objectives as the approach to developing strategy and tactics. Real examples from current campaigns are the focal point of class discussions.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Mary Dellar (Fall) Mary Dellar, Steven Letovsky (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MRKT 452
    • Prerequisite (Continuing Studies): MGCR 352; MRKT 452 or Departmental approval
    • Note: Continuing Studies section-check Calendar
  • MRKT 483 International Marketing Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : Marketing management considerations of a company seeking to extend beyond its domestic market. Required changes in product, pricing, channel, and communications policies. Attention to international trade and export marketing in the Canadian context.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Hamid Etemad (Fall) Hamid Etemad (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 382 and MGCR 352
    • Formerly MGMT 483
  • ORGB 380 Cross Cultural Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Addresses dilemmas and opportunities that managers experience in international, multicultural environments. Development of conceptual knowledge and behavioural skills (e.g. bridging skills, communication, tolerance of ambiguity, cognitive complexity) relevant to the interaction of different cultures in business and organizational settings, using several methods including research, case studies and experiential learning.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Fall) Chantal Westgate (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to U2 and U3 students
Desautels Faculty of Management—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)