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BUSI 344 - Human Resource Management

As organizations move rapidly into a knowledge-based economy, the strategic importance of effective human resource management become increasingly evident. This course aims to familiarize students with the key functions, concepts, and practices which characterize modern HRM. Issues examined include staffing, work design, reward systems, training and development, performance evaluation, union-management relationships, workplace health and safety, and legal concerns.

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BUSI 345 - Cross-Cultural and Diversity Management

As the network of globalized operations expand and the diversity in workplaces increases, individuals will need to become more culturally competent and responsive in order to effectively address issues, challenges, and opportunities that arise. This course will explore the implications of culture and diversity on managerial and leadership approaches, business practices, communication and interpersonal relations, organizational and individual performances as well as overall workforce management - in both international and domestic settings.

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BUSI 389 - Organizational Design and Change

We inevitably encounter organizations, both in work and leisure, everyday of our lives. This course examines how organizations are structured and how they change. Students will be introduced to the theories of why organizations look the way they do, to the principles of organizational design, to the theories of how organizations change, and to practical steps in initiating and accomplishing organizational change. Through these theories and tools, students will develop an appreciation for how organizations affect us, as well as skills in analyzing organizations and reshaping them in order for them to be more effective.

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BUSI 341 - Small Business Start-up and Management

An introduction to the process of setting up, developing and operating a small business in Canada, particularly in the West. The emphasis is on the managerial and strategic problems existing during the early years of business formation and growth, including sound business planning. This includes creation of a business plan, securing finance, selecting a site, developing products/services, marketing, and legal, ethical, and environmental aspects of setting up a firm. The responsibilities inherent in each of these activities, as well as the resources required, are also reviewed.

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BUSI 343 - Managing Public, Non-Profit and Voluntary Organizations

This course will study approaches to managing in the non-profit sector, particularly the unique programs and policies that are required for effective management practices. These practices will be contrasted with the approaches utilized in the private for-profit sector.

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BUSI 344 - Human Resource Management

As organizations move rapidly into a knowledge-based economy, the strategic importance of effective human resource management become increasingly evident. This course aims to familiarize students with the key functions, concepts, and practices which characterize modern HRM. Issues examined include staffing, work design, reward systems, training and development, performance evaluation, union-management relationships, workplace health and safety, and legal concerns.

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BUSI 345 - Cross-Cultural and Diversity Management

As the network of globalized operations expand and the diversity in workplaces increases, individuals will need to become more culturally competent and responsive in order to effectively address issues, challenges, and opportunities that arise. This course will explore the implications of culture and diversity on managerial and leadership approaches, business practices, communication and interpersonal relations, organizational and individual performances as well as overall workforce management - in both international and domestic settings.

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BUSI 346 - Family Business

Family owned enterprises present unique management issues which will be explored in this course, including: family vs. business value sets, integration of non-family managers, taxation and inheritance, generational transition, exit strategies, governance structures and conflict management issues

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BUSI 430 - E-Commerce

In this course we will introduce a range of eCommerce opportunities and operations. This will include the structure, limitations and potential use, from a general management perspective, of information systems and networks. Exploring issues such as increasing productivity through technology, marketing in the electronic environment, and regulatory concerns will equip managers to direct business development while optimizing the human use of technology.

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BUSI 381 - International Business

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of international business,helping business leaders' see opportunities and manage challenges in the international marketplace. The course will cover legal, technical, cultural, and political environments. It will also present the fundamentals of international trade theory, foreign direct investment, regional economic integration, the mechanism of foreign exchange market and global capital market, and latest trade issues and agreements. Classroom activities and assignments are designed to integrate and apply frameworks, models, tools, and concepts to enable sound strategic choices.

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BUSI 385 - Leadership

This course includes an overview of the various approaches to leadership theory, including trait-based, skills-based, situational, contingency, path-goal, leader-member exchange, transformational and servant leadership, and others. Leadership issues examined include: leadership development, roles of followers, management vs leadership, personality, faith perspectives, personal values, group status and dynamics.

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BUSI 389 - Organizational Design and Change

We inevitably encounter organizations, both in work and leisure, everyday of our lives. This course examines how organizations are structured and how they change. Students will be introduced to the theories of why organizations look the way they do, to the principles of organizational design, to the theories of how organizations change, and to practical steps in initiating and accomplishing organizational change. Through these theories and tools, students will develop an appreciation for how organizations affect us, as well as skills in analyzing organizations and reshaping them in order for them to be more effective.

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