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BUS201 Introduction to Canadian Business Course Page

Description: Provides students with an introduction to the Canadian business environment, including the influence of global and other macroeconomic factors on Canadian business. Students learn how to analyze business cases and problems, how to develop tools for ethical decision making in business, and how to create a business plan. Students improve research, communications, presentation, leadership and group skills. Open only to students in the Faculty of Business. Students may take only one of BUS 201 or BUS 202.

BUS202 Introduction to Canadian Business for International Students Course Page

Description: Provides students with an introduction to the Faculty of Business and the functional areas of business. Special emphasis is made on the Canadian business environment and the skills necessary to live and work in Canada. A Business Plan will be a central aspect of the course. Students improve research, communications, presentation, leadership and group skills. Open only to students in the Faculty of Business. Recommended only for International Students. Not open to students with credit in BUS 201.

BUS301 Business Communications Course Page

Description: This is a practical skill development course open to students of all majors in any year of a Business program. Good communication in business matters. This course will help develop writing confidence and strategies for professional business applications. The focus is on hands-on guided practice and uses business scenarios to emphasize technical and persuasive writing as well as an understanding of the skills required to begin a successful business career. In addition students will develop a strong resume, cover letter and a personal brand.

BUS466 International Internship Course Page

Description: Practical application of business skills and theory to a problem or issues addressed during a period of 13 - 16 weeks of placement in a work environment outside of Canada. The internship includes preliminary instruction and requires, under the supervision of the Faculty, an approved preliminary proposal and the presentation of a project report to the sponsoring organization. Prerequisites: Consent of the Business Undergraduate Office.

BUS480 Special Projects Course Course Page

Description: This course applies the techniques developed in several Business courses to a group project or a business case analysis. The emphasis in the projects is on integrated approaches to business problems. Student groups will work on consulting projects from businesses and other organizations in and near Edmonton. Groups will work on their projects under the supervision of the instructor(s). An approved preliminary proposal is required. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor and the Undergraduate Office. Open only to fourth year students.

BUS488 Selected Topics in Business Course Page

Description: Normally restricted to third and fourth year Business students. Prerequisite: consent of Faculty of Business. Additional prerequisites may be required.

BUS490 Business Competition Part I Course Page

Description: Preparation for Student Competition in Business. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

BUS491 Business Competition Part II Course Page

Description: Completion of Student Competition in Business. Prerequisite: BUS 490 and consent of Instructor.

BUS501 Business Skills Orientation Course Page

Description: Orientation to the MBA program, including primers on team building, ethics and academic integrity, time/life management, public speaking, library resources, career planning and business etiquette.

BUS504 Career Management Skills Course Page

Description: This course prepares students for long-term career success by examining career goals and strategy, networking, personal branding, tailored job applications, and ongoing career management.

BUS505 Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility with Communications Course Page

Description: This course focuses on the application of moral principles and models for ethical decision making to individuals and businesses in the 21st century. Contemporary ethical and social issues will be examined through the use of case studies, class discussions and presentations. Topics include concepts of individual ethics, workplace issues, corporate compliance and social and environmental responsibility. While examining ethical issues, emphasis will be placed on improving students' proficiency levels in verbal and written business communication.

BUS601A Business Practicum Course Page

Description: Students are divided into groups and the groups are assigned a project in either a business or government organization. At the end of the course each group is required to write a report and to make a presentation derived from the project to the other groups in the course. Prerequisite: All required Year 1 MBA core courses.

BUS601B Business Practicum Course Page

Description: Students are divided into groups and the groups are assigned a project in either a business or government organization. At the end of the course each group is required to write a report and to make a presentation derived from the project to the other groups in the course. Prerequisite: All required Year 1 MBA core courses.

BUS640 Strategic Supply Chain Management Course Page

Description: This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Supply Chain Management and how it relates to a firm's competitiveness. Emphasis will be placed on the role of SCM in transforming global business practices and relations. SCM informs how a firm would source, design, produce, and market its products in today's global environment. Topics will include global business trends, current supply chain practices, international procurement, logistics and inventory management, performance assessment, supply management and SCM strategy in a global environment. Prerequisite: BUEC 503.

BUS648 MBA International Study Tour Course Page

Description: Combines lectures at the University of Alberta with an onsite study tour to a foreign country. The study tour component is normally for a one-to-two week period, during which students participate in company tours and lectures, to develop an appreciation for different business cultures and contexts. Students are usually expected to complete projects or case studies relating to the country under study. Check with MBA office for enrolment restrictions. Credit will not be given for both BUS 648 and any other study tour to the same destination. Students may receive credit for only two of the following three courses: BUS 648, BUEC 648, SMO 648.

BUS680 SPECIAL PROJECTS COURSE Course Page
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BUS686 Selected Topics in Business Course Page

Description: Topics may vary from year to year. Students should check with the MBA Office for pre/corequisites of specific sections.

BUS701 Qualitative Methodology for Business Research Course Page

Description: Examines qualitative research methods as they apply to business research. Includes: the terrain and history of qualitative research, exploring different approaches to qualitative research, designing qualitative research, strategies of inquiry, qualitative data analysis, writing up research, and professional and ethical issues. Prerequisite: Registration in Business PhD Program or written permission of instructor. Approval of the Business PhD Program Director is also required for non-PhD students.

BUS715 Experimental Methods for Behavioural Science Course Page

Description: The objective of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the essential principles and techniques for conducting scientific experiments on human behavior. It is tailored for individuals with an interest in doing research using experimental methods in areas such as psychology, judgment and decision making, consumer behavior, behavioral economics and finance, organizational behavior, and human performance. Classes are conducted in an interactive seminar format, with extensive discussion of concrete examples, challenges, and solutions. Prerequisites: Registration in the Business PhD Program or permission of instructor. Approval of the Associate Dean for the Business PhD Program also required for non-PhD students.

BUS855 International Study Tour Course Page

Description: A week-long intensive course. Understanding the challenges facing local companies in their environment, for example, Asia or Eastern Europe. An on-site visit to the location is included. Restricted to Executive MBA students only.

BUS860 Special Topics Course Page

Description: Topics will vary from year to year. Restricted to Executive MBA students only.

BUS875 Special Topics Course Page

Description: Topics will vary from year to year. Restricted to Executive MBA students only.

BUS880A Business Project Course Page

Description: Students are required to complete a custom designed project for a client company and prepare a business plan. The company selected could be the student's own organization or a unit within the organization. Restricted to Executive MBA students only.

BUS880B Business Project Course Page

Description: Students are required to complete a custom designed project for a client company and prepare a business plan. The company selected could be the student's own organization or a unit within the organization. Restricted to Executive MBA students only.

BUS900A Directed Research Project Course Page
No description available for this course.
BUS900B Directed Research Project Course Page
No description available for this course.