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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 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 348 - Operations Management

This course introduces the concepts underlying effective operation and control within various organizations. Approaches to production control, inventory policy, facilities planning, methods improvement and technological assessment are studied. A balance between academic and real-life examples, applications and constraints are considered.

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BUSI 397 - Applied Business Simulation

Students will be introduced to the application of business theories in a complex, interactive, virtual business environment. Working in teams students will establish strategy and implement management decisions in the areas of operations, marketing, finance, and human resources. As well, teams will need to respond to various ethical dilemmas placed before them during the course of the simulation.

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BUSI 430 - E-Commerce

This course will introduce you to a current and comprehensive overview of e-commerce. It will make you look at e-commerce through three lenses: business, technology, and society. The business lens will allow you to learn main e-commerce business models for B2B and B2C as well as how marketing and management tools could be applied in e-commerce; the infrastructure of e-commerce will be exposed to you via the technology lens; and the social lens will make you think about numerous ethical, social, and political issues raised by e-commerce. Learning the latest empirical and financial data, e-commerce trends, and business cases will help you to understand how e-commerce is altering business practices and driving shifts in the global economy.

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