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EBM510 - Entrepreneurship

Do entrepreneurs have a different mindset? Have they figured out the formula for success? This subject is for students who are interested in starting, buying or growing a small business, including a family business, franchise, home business, social enterprise, and eco-business. The course provides students with new approaches towards the identification and screening of viable business opportunities that are most appropriate for their business background and entrepreneurial skills.

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EBM530 - Planning A New Business Venture

This course provides students with the opportunity to investigate a new business venture of interest, and determine its feasibility. Students prepare a business plan, requiring them to apply and synthesize what has been learned in their business program to date. As well, they present their product and service in a professional manner to others. Throughout the course, students develop an appreciation for the requirements of a successful entrepreneurial venture.

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FIS404 - Finance for Retail and Small Business

This subject develops and extends your understading of the basic tools of financial management used by retailers and entrepreneurs in planning, analyzing and controlling their businesses. We will focus, in particular, on managing the finances of retail and small businesses. Upon successful completion of this subject, you will be able to: a)Apply analysis techniques to identify potential strengths and weaknesses in a company's financial management. b)Explain the use, advantages and disadvantages of debt and equity in raising money for a business. c)Understand what sources and techniques are available to provide short, medium, and long-term financing for a small business. d)Explain and apply common techniques for managing cash, receivables and inventory. e)Use productivity and internet tools to complete financial analyses and reports.

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MGS521 - Business Ethics and Values

This course encourages students to consider ethics in two ways. The first challenge is to understand ethics on a personal level. Students will consider their own values, the dilemmas they face, the quality of their relationships, and the meaning of they choices they make. Students will then examine business ethics and the highly complex ethical challenges which businesses, and individual employees, face. Students will consider how they might, as employees, balance personal and corporate values. Case studies will illustrate how business success is very often heavily impacted by the moral consequences of decisions and choices.  Ethical issues related t sustainability are also evaluated.

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