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Course Description

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This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of business management in Canada. Students will be exposed to the basic functions of business and management. This course will also cover small business and entrepreneurship, forms of business ownership, competing in the global business environment and the economic and political realities of business in Canada today. 

Note: Students registered in the B.Comm program are required to select MGMT*1000 Introduction to Business.

Note: This course may be taken individually or as a part of a certificate program.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of business associated with six key functional areas: Accounting, Finance, Operations, Human Resources, Marketing, and Management (General and Strategic).
  2. Describe the roles of small business and entrepreneurship in job growth and demonstrate general knowledge of the principles of starting a business and analyzing businesses.
  3. Explain the significance of the macro environment to the success of businesses.
  4. Demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of the political, economic, social, technological and global environments.
  5. Display self-management skills by keeping up with and meeting course requirements.
  6. Analyze and evaluate class concepts with peer learners in discussion forums.
  7. Analyze and evaluate ethics and socially responsible practices in the workplace through peer discussions.
  8. Apply course concepts to news as it applies to real world businesses.
  9. Apply strategic management and other course concepts to your career planning including your vision, goals and objectives.

Course Topics

  • Canadian Business Environment – Politics and Economics
  • Canadian Business Environment – Social, Technology, and Global Business
  • Entrepreneurship, Small Business, and Analyzing the Business
  • Management
  • Human Resources and Marketing
  • Operations, Accounting and Finance

Additional Requirements

Equate(s): HTM*2150
Restriction(s): MGMT*1000
Restriction(s): Not available to students in the B.Comm. program.


Assessment Item Weight Learning Outcomes
Brief Biography with Career Goals 1% 9
Plan for Success 2% 5
Discussions (9 weeks graded twice x 10%) 20% 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7
Quizzes (4 x 3%) 12% 1,2,4,5
Business News Analysis Paper 20% 2,3,4,5,8
Personal Strategic Plan 20% 1,4,9
Online Final Exam 25% 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7
Total 100%  



Additional Technical Requirements

This course will use the Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams. In order to use Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor, you must meet the following technical requirements:

  1. Operating Systems: Windows 10, 8, 7; Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.
  2. Memory: Windows 2 GB RAM; Mac 512 MB RAM.
  3. For Mac users: Safari must function properly on the computer.
  4. Mac users must have Adobe Flash Player installed to Safari, even if a different browser is normally used.
  5. Functioning webcam and microphone. The webcam and microphone can be built into your computer or can be the type that plugs in with a USB cable. (You will be required to do an environment scan of your room, so please ensure you can move your computer, laptop or webcam for this scan.)
  6. A broadband Internet connection. It is recommended that you access the Internet via a wired connection.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets the necessary system requirements. Use the browser check tool to ensure your browser settings are compatible and up to date (results will be displayed in a new browser window).

*Course details are subject to change.


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Section Title
Introduction to Canadian Business Management
September 10, 2020 to December 04, 2020
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $2,748.00 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Section Notes

Note:  If you are in a degree program at the University of Guelph, please DO NOT register using the link above.  You must register through WebAdvisor.

Section Materials
  • e-book (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Business by William M. Pride, Robert J. Hughes, Jack R. Kapoor, Norm Althouse, and Laura Allan © 2020 PRIDE 1st edition ISBN eBook: 9780176876975
  • (Optional) Business by PRIDE - Loose-leaf with MindTap access code ISBN 9780176899974
  • (Optional) MindTap: Business eBook/MindTap Access ISBN 9780176876814
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