Business Fundamentals

Course Code: BPGM 100

Academic Year: 2017-2018

This course will serve as a broad introduction to business in Canada today and the environmental forces influencing the nature of organizations. Students will examine the purposes and activities of organizations of various types, sizes and structures and the interrelationship among functional areas within the organization. Students will begin to study the dynamic relationships between business, government and labour and the nature and impact of competition on small, medium and large businesses within various industries, both domestically and internationally. Throughout this course, students will develop and enhance their ability to work effectively in teams, gain confidence and take ownership of their learning, manage their time effectively and efficiently, conduct academic and applied research and develop and deliver professional and persuasive business presentations. These essential business skills will establish the foundation of future academic success while preparing students for the professional demands of a career in business.