Professional Development

Continuing Education offers a selection of stand-alone courses each term that do not lead to a credential.

NOTE: This list is for the entire Fall 2021 term.

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Business Law Introductory – LAWSMCS05

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Develop the legal perspectives you need to conduct business in an environment increasingly affected by legislation. Focus on employment law, contracts, torts, business organizations, human rights, creditor's rights and marketing law. Equivalent to: BUSNCB436 (Business Law) or INSR10011 (Insurance and Canadian Law). 42 hours.

Diversity and Cultural Competence – SSCI10081

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Develop a better understanding of the concerns and issues of culturally diverse clients and their communities. Gain appreciation for the diversity of cultures and subcultures and their interactions in Canadian society. Take this opportunity to look at your personal and professional values and relationships to clients with culturally diverse views. 28 hours.

Ethical Issues in Business – BUSN10010

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ACCELERATED CRN! Using case studies drawn from real business situations and research papers, you will explore business ethics. Reports and presentations are required. Equivalent to: BUSN10100. 45 hours.

Inclusive Leadership Practices: Building Capacity for Inclusion – MGMT10170

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Explore the contemporary workplace emphasizing intercultural competence and organizational cultures in the context of diversity and inclusion. Examine organizational barriers, and power relations that result in inequities in the workplace. Investigate change management processes that can build high-functioning, inclusive workplaces that draw on the diverse strengths of all staff members and employees. Prerequisite: MGMT10168. 42 hours.

Inclusive Leadership Practices: Creating Inclusive Cultures in the Workplace – MGMT10169

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Focus on defining inclusive leadership strategies for effectively leading and managing organizational change in this final Inclusive Leadership Practices course. Examine these strategies and reflect on them to support their own growth as effective leaders for inclusion. Research the leadership of a current workplace as it relates to the focus on inclusive leadership practices. Prerequisite: MGMT10170. 42 hours.

Inclusive Leadership Practices: Leadership in Contemporary Workplaces – MGMT10168

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Take this opportunity to analyze the evolving nature of contemporary workplaces in an increasingly globalized world. Various models of leadership will be examined with a focus on practices that build effective work environments. Explore and reflect on your own values and beliefs relative to leadership practices. 42 hours.

Instructional Design Principles – EDUC10142

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Explore the foundational principles of instructional design including learning theories and pedagogical models that are commonly used in the instructional design process. Students will write and align measurable learning outcomes with curriculum and ensure course content is compliant with current industry design and accessibility standards. 42 hours.

International Business – BUSN10259

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Understand the global business environment from national and global perspectives in this overview of international business patterns and social systems and their effect on business. Different government systems, market structures, economic and legal systems are examined along with the institutions that provide international oversight. Discuss culture and ethics, their effect on business, and the trade theories and currency exchanges that facilitate global trade. 42 hours.

Interpersonal Communication Skills – COMM10294

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Interpersonal communication might be thought of as the primary building block for other communication contexts. It begins where all human, social phenomena begin, with the self. It continues as an ongoing process of sharing meanings with others. It is important for group communication and organizational communication and is immediately useful because it is a process in which we constantly participate. 42 hours.

Introduction To Macroeconomics – ECON10002

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Examine the macroeconomic problems facing society including unemployment, inflation and economic growth. Learn to evaluate government's use of fiscal and monetary policy to deal with these problems. Equivalent to: ECONEB222 (Macroeconomics). Prerequisite: ECONMCS03 (Microeconomics Introductory). 42 hours.

Management Operations – MGMTMCS07

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Examine responsibilities of operations managers in manufacturing and non-manufacturing organizations and current tools including JIT, MRP, ERP, SAP, and more. Equivalent to: BUSNGB335 (Operations Management). 42 hours.

Marketing Advanced – MRKT10018

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Continue your study of marketing fundamentals, with particular attention to price strategy and management; distribution management; marketing communications; and new directions. Equivalent to: MRKT10008 (Marketing for Advertising) or MRKT10066 (Brand Strategy II). Prerequisite: MRKTMCS08 (Marketing Principles) or ADVR10064 (Foundations in Marketing). 45 hours.

Marketing Digitally – MRKT10037

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Explore web-based and digital marketing including websites, social media and mobile communication. Learn to evaluate online marketing strategies with emphasis on measurement of marketing activity. Equivalent to: MRKT10028 (Web Marketing and Digital Marketing) or MRKT10047 (Digital Marketing). Prerequisite: MRKTMCS08 (Marketing Principles) or MRKTCB158 (Introduction to Marketing). 42 hours.

Marketing Principles – MRKTMCS08

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Examine marketing strategies and their role in achieving organizational objectives. Focus on marketing process and environments; planning and data collection; buyer behaviour and targeting strategies; and marketing mix. Equivalent to: ADVR10064 (Foundations in Marketing). 45 hours.

Microeconomics Introductory – ECONMCS03

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Explore principles essential to an understanding of contemporary microeconomics, with emphasis on the use of economic models for accurate analysis of economic developments. Examine the role of prices and competitive markets in the allocation of resources, firm behaviour and market structures and the effects of government intervention in the economic marketplace. Mandatory group work and chats. Equivalent to: ECONEB122 (Microeconomics). 42 hours.

Organizational Business Communication – COMM10027

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Hone essential business communication skills with emphasis on writing clear reports and documentation, making effective presentations, and enhancing interpersonal skills. Equivalent to: Business Reports (BUSN10141). 45 hours.

Professional Edge – MRKT10091

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Students are challenged to develop their 'personal brand' using strategic brand development techniques. The variety of available media such as resumes, personal websites and social media are explored, as well as career planning and professional development opportunities. Students learn proven techniques from leading brands and apply them to the creation of their own unique, differentiated brand in the workplace. 42 hours.

Selling For Success – MRKT10025

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Prepare for a successful sales career. Explore the selling process, ethics, technology applications, negotiation and customer relations. Hone your communication skills by preparing and delivering a sales presentation. Equivalent to: Applied Selling (MRKTMK355) and Professional Selling (MRKT 10025) . Prerequisite: MRKTMCS08. 48 hours.

Social Media Marketing – MRKT10055

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Gain a fundamental understanding of many different digital channels including: social, mobile, games and other emerging digital channels of communication. Learn how to integrate messages and media into coordinated strategies to achieve marketing objectives. Equivalent to: HOSP10037 (Social Media and Web Design). 45 hours.