PME170 - Business Principles

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Subject Title
Business Principles

Subject Description
Introduction to Canadian Business introduces learners to the Canadian business environment, business issues, and functions and forces at work in the global economy. Learners will gain an understanding of Canadian business firms as integrated organizations composed of a number of specialized functions.

Credit Status
One subject credit.

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

  1. Summarize the impact of major economic systems, current trends and challenges of Canadian business including the functions of the Bank of Canada;
  2. Analyze ethical issues, social responsibility and government legislation that affect Canadian businesses;
  3. Determine solutions for problems and issues using ethical and social responsibility criteria for business;
  4. Introduce how the principles of project management are applied to the major types of Canadian business models;
  5. Describe and apply decision-making theories, approaches and models such as the rational, organizational, political and process in simulated business case scenarios;
  6. Select the most appropriate implementation strategies and tasks - including and not limited to organization structure, roles and responsibilities - to manage the chosen solution to a problem or an issue in a business case scenario;
  7. Prepare a business report as an outcome of one business case incorporating the different components of the decision making process.

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.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

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.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

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 Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.