BUS206 - Business Management

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Subject Title
Business Management

Subject Description
The most significant resource in business is the people in the organization. Understanding organizational behaviour, motivational theories and group dynamics is central for the effective manager. In this course, the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling are applied directly to relevant elements of a business plan. Basic skills from standard first semester courses are required for the completion of the marketing and financial plan components.
Pre-requisites: BUS106 and MRK106 OR MRK104 or MRK 108
Equivalencies: BUS203, or OBR250, or MRK360

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Define and explain the importance of the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling in developing and growing a business.

2. Demonstrate creative problem solving and decision making skills to address business problems and opportunities related to planning a new venture.

3. Describe how the human resources function contributes to the accomplishment of organizational goals.

4. Identify and compare the characteristics of different types of groups and teams that exist in the workplace.

5. Analyze and apply the roles and behaviours within groups that result in high performing teams by doing group-based exercises.

6. Identify key theories of leadership and the factors that influence the effectiveness of specific leadership styles.

7. Describe and analyze motivational theories and make recommendations as to what managers can do to stimulate high levels of employee performance.

8. Demonstrate effective communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills that are necessary for managing people in business.

9. Provide the concept, structure and basic role of a business plan in the development and on-going management of a business organization by preparing a business plan.

10. Integrate basic skills, knowledge, and abilities learned in other courses in the creation of the marketing and financial components of a business plan.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.