Business Fundamentals I

Business Fundamentals I is an overview of industry, allowing students to develop a business vocabulary conducive to discussion critical issues facing businesses in today’s economy. Business is explored by examining its place within a national and global system, and the typical structures that influence commerce. Students will be exposed to current issues associated with the central management functions of marketing, strategy, finance, accounting, human resources, legal compliance, information systems, and operations. In addition, students will discuss ethical and social issues with regards to their impact on businesses. Underpinning these discussions will be an understanding of basic macro and micro economic concepts.

Instructor: Hady George Kahy

Business Fundamentals II

The purpose of Business Fundamentals II is to introduce you to the fundamentals of business and management with an emphasis on decision making and problem solving. Its primary focus will be on the firm itself, its functions, roles, and activities.

Business Fundamentals II has been intentionally designed for students with little, if any, business education and/or business experience. The course is recommended for non-business students interested in gaining an overview of business management. Ultimately, the course aims to develop managerial decision-making competency with the assistance of economics models and theories, as well as psychological and behavioral considerations.

Instructor: Brett A Bedard

Managing People

Organizational success is highly dependent on people, how they interact and how they are managed.  This course will cover numerous aspects of managing people through the entire employment lifecycle and how these methods impact performance.  Regardless of the business function in which you might eventually work, your ability to interact with, influence and manage the people around you is a prerequisite skill for success.  Thus, this course has two primary objectives.  The first is to help increase your depth and breadth of knowledge in people management.  The second is to provide you with an opportunity to practice what you learn and put that knowledge into action.

Instructor: David Kohutynski

Business Intelligence & Data Visualization

Business Intellegence & Data Visualization aims to introduce current trends in information technology and analyze their impact on businesses, building an appreciation for how digital strategy defines the future of the organization. The students will explore the principles of data literacy and develop practical skills of turning data into insights as well as practice how to effectively visualize and present their findings.

Instructor: Vencislav Stenfanov Stanev

Financial and Managerial Accounting in Decision Making

Financial and Managerial Accounting in Decision Making provides an overview of the financial transactions within a business and how they are used to analyse the current business situation and assist in making strategic decisions. Topics include: preparation of financial statements, financial statements analysis, budgeting and cost management. We will also address contemporary financial accounting standards so students can understand why certain transactions are posted in a particular way. Enterprise Risk Management frameworks such as Sarbanes Oxley, sustainability reporting, taxation and auditing will also be covered so students can understand how the financial and management accounting ecosystem interacts and interrelates.

Instructor: May May Ho

Financial Management

Financial Reporting and Analytics provides an overview of the financial challenges associated with the life cycle of an organization. Topics include: Time value of money, the cost of capital, the relationship between risk and return, valuation of assets such as stocks and bonds. The course will also explore corporate finance issues such as capital budgeting, capital structure, corporate financing and dividend policy. Contemporary issues such as cryptocurrency and Fintech will be explored. While the emphasis is on decision making within a corporate environment, the tools taught in this course are just as relevant to other forms of business organization and to personal financial management.

Instructor: May May Ho

Organizational Strategy

Organizational Strategy introduces the concept of strategic management and considers the basic direction and goals of an organization, the external environment, industry and market structure, and organizational strengths and weaknesses. The primary objective of this course is to equip you with the critical thinking skills necessary to function as a strategic manager or to perform the tasks comprising the strategic management process.

Instructor: Marco Narducci

Leadership, Culture and Change

Leadership, Culture and Change will explore the business case for effective leadership and develop a strong foundation in learning, practicing, measuring, assessing, and developing personal leadership dimensions and leadership processes. This will also include a strong emphasis on future leadership trends, its impact on corporate culture, as well as its relationship to change management.

Instructor: Mark Ford

Marketing Management

Marketing Management is designed to provide students with the principles of marketing from the perspective of both buyers and sellers at both the macro (societal) and micro (firm) levels of analysis. Initially, it will address the evolution of market systems (macro level) and the role that marketing plays in bridging the gap between the production and consumption sectors of the economy. Subsequently, we will explore how firms (micro level) develop, price, promote and deliver goods and services to buyers and develop an understanding of how buyers acquire, consume and dispose of these goods and services.

Instructor: Marco Koeder

Capstone: Internship/Practicum

Internship/Practicum is integral to the MiM program. Students learn the most important sales/entrepreneurial activity of all: selling themselves to an organization. Then they go out and help themselves and their careers by providing value.

Instructor: Andrew W. Silberman

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