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Graduate Studies Calendar 2018-2019 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions B Business and Environment BSEN
Business and Environment BSEN

Instruction offered by members of the Haskayne School of Business.

Graduate Courses
Business and Environment 691       Fundamentals of Project Management
Application of management principles to the project environment; planning, control, scope, time and cost processes; project organization and human resource issues. Students review a current major capital project and submit and defend a project report.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Business and Environment 691 and Civil Engineering 691 will not be allowed.
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Business and Environment 719       Project External Issues
Projects will focus on the effects of external factors on business.  External factors may include: corporate influences; financial interfaces; sources of funds; lending environment, owner's and lender's risks; government involvement; regulatory requirements; public interfaces; public information; compensation; project commissioning.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Business and Environment 691.
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Business and Environment 749       Rediscovering Leadership: The Haskayne Wilderness Retreat
One-week intensive wilderness retreat combines experiential outdoor activities and personal growth challenges with cross-cultural first nations teachings and ceremonies to deliver core leadership skills for social responsibility and sustainable development.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Business and Environment 751       Strategies for Sustainable Development
The strategic context for making business decisions with respect to sustainable development issues. The role of sustainability in economic development, international trade relations and emerging technologies. Stakeholder perspectives and the effect of environmental and social issues on industrial performance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Business and Environment 753       Managing Social and Environmental Issues in the Global Market Place
Canadian companies operating in the international arena find themselves faced with an increasingly complex array of social and environmental risks that threaten their strategic objectives. This course examines this new class of strategic corporate risks through a review of changes in international sustainable development policy initiatives, changes in communications, the emergence of an environmental and social activist sector, and the interaction of these factors resulting in new international business risk challenges. The course uses lectures, cases, simulations and class discussion of theories and concepts.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Business and Environment 761       Ethics and the Professional Manager
The role of values in business decision making; alternative moral codes and their principles; moral principles as decision tools, and reasoning through moral dilemmas; role of business in society; specific issues in business ethics; application through cases and exercises.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Business and Environment 777       Global Environment of Business
Economic, political, social and legal factors affecting management decisions. Topics may include Canada in the world economy, business and government relations, business ethics and legal environment for business. Develops knowledge and ability to analyze and deal with complexities of the business environment.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Business and Environment 789       Seminar in Business and Environment
Study and discussion of current research literature and contemporary issues on topics related to Business and Environment.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Business and Environment 793       Legal Environment of Business
The study of the various areas of business law.  Topics may include: contracts, patents and copyrights, product liability, incorporation and other relevant legal issues.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 601, Operations Management 601, Business Technology Management 601, Accounting 601.
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Business and Environment 797       Advanced Seminar in Business and Environment

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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