This course introduces the study of organizations and management theory. It explores the interdisciplinary nature of business studies and examines the interdependence between business and society, and exposes students to different types of organizations and their leaders. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Tutorial 1 Hour) Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 3:50PM Sir James Dunn Building 113.
This course examines in greater detail the principles, practices and techniques of financial accounting first introduced in Commerce 2101. (Format: Lecture/Problem Based Learning 3 Hours) (Exclusion: COMM 1121) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Avard Dixon G10.
An introduction to the principles and practices of management accounting, with a concentration on the decision making process. Topics include the use of accounting data in short-run and long-run decision making; managerial planning, control, and internal performance evaluation; and an introduction to variance analysis. (Format: Lecture/Problem Based Learning/Projects 3 Hours) (Exclusion: COMM 2111) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Avard Dixon 112.
The development and implementation of marketing strategy is the primary concern of marketing management. This course covers the key elements of a marketing strategy: competitive positioning, product/service strategy, pricing strategy, distribution strategy and marketing communications strategy. Students are provided with opportunities to develop analytical, decision-making and communication skills. (Format: Case Discussion/Lecture/Projects 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 3:50PM Avard Dixon 111.
This course focuses on the macro aspects of organizational behaviour. Topics include group processes in the organization and their relationship to effectiveness, intergroup conflict, cooperation, leadership, communication, team dynamics, and organizational change. (Format: Case Discussion/Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: COMM 3331) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Avard Dixon 116.
The following topics are discussed: shareholders equity, dilutive securities, investments, and a series of special topics, including: corporate income taxes, pension costs, leases, and accounting changes and error analysis. (Format: Case Discussion/Lecture/Problem Based Learning 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM Avard Dixon 116.
This course introduces the role of auditing in society and the ethics and standards of professional conduct expected of auditors. It develops a conceptual understanding of key decisions made by auditors when examining and reporting on financial statements. It develops an appreciation of the complex environment in comprehensive or value-for-money audit on corporations and public institutions. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: COMM 4151) Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:50AM Avard Dixon 112.
The course examines social, psychological, situational, and economic influences on the consumer decision-making process of individuals and families. It emphasizes new product adoption, marketing communications, and consumer research applications. (Format: Lecture/Application 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Sir James Dunn Building 106.
Markets are becoming increasingly global. This course explores the managerial aspects of exporting and importing companies, multi-national firms, and small to large businesses serving global markets. (Format: Lecture/Case Study 3 Hours) Monday and Wednesday 3:00 to 4:20PM Avard Dixon 116.
This course examines the process of business venture creation and start-up and of the role of the entrepreneur in this process. Topics include business opportunity assessment, the structure and function of the business plan, new venture financing, and the legal and regulatory aspects of start-up. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Wednesday 2:30 to 5:20PM Avard Dixon 120.
This course examines formalized methods of arriving at business decisions. Topics will be selected from, but not limited to, constrained optimization models, decision models, game theory, network models, forecasting and dynamic programming. [Note 1: Counts as an Economics elective for students taking a Major, Minor or Honours in Economics.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of COMM 3411 previously offered with a different title) Monday Wednesday and Friday 8:30 to 9:20AM Avard Dixon 111.
This course examines formalized methods of arriving at business decisions. Topics will be selected from, but not limited to, constrained optimization models, decision models, game theory, network models, forecasting and dynamic programming. [Note 1: Counts as an Economics elective for students taking a Major, Minor or Honours in Economics.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of COMM 3411 previously offered with a different title) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM Avard Dixon 111.

This course examines contemporary issues of differential access to decent quality work. Drawing from critical employment scholarship, this course addresses the meaning and nature of job quality, it examines the consequences of poor quality work for individuals, families and society, and will consider some of the organizational and structural enablers of differential job/employment quality. It considers issues of precarious and ‘non-standard’ work, gender pay gaps, occupational and labour market segregation through an inter-sectional lens, including issues of gender, race, age, ability, class and immigration status.  

This course concentrates on advanced accounting theory and relates it to the business reality this theory reflects. Topics will include partnerships, government and not-for-profit accounting, corporate liquidation and bankruptcies, price level and current value accounting, trusts and estates, and standard setting. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: COMM 4121) Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 to 5:20PM Avard Dixon 111.
The course provides an in-depth treatment of how marketing strategy is formulated and implemented. This capstone course in the marketing major integrates knowledge obtained from other marketing courses, and selected courses such as finance, policy, and management. The focus is on strategic decisions which have a long-term impact on the organization and which are difficult and costly to reverse. The strategic decision making process is supported by an external analysis (an analysis of the organizations environment) and an internal (firm) analysis. [Note 1: This course is open only to students in the Commerce Program.] (Format: Discussion/Computer Simulation/Projects 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Sir James Dunn Building 104.
This course builds upon the content covered in Comm 4311 to explore in depth pertinent issues facing organizations in the deployment of strategic management. This course examines some of these issues and explores how these issues affect an organizations ability to compete and survive. Issues that may be covered include strategy and structure, globalization,strategic human resource management, sustainability, leadership and management in complex systems, and creating shared value. (Format: Lecture/Seminar 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of COMM 4321 previously offered with a different title) Tuesday 1:00 to 2:20PM Avard Dixon 118. Seminars on Thursdays, times as listed on Connect.
This course explores the relationship between leadership and key organizational issues and examines how the construct of leadership is enacted across organizations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. It explores various theories of leadership, both classic and contemporary, as well as the evolution of leadership theory over time and its application in practice. Topics include: character, values, power and influence, gender and culture, organizational relationships, decision-making and problem solving, and management of organizational change. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) (Exclusions: COMM 4991- Leadership (13/WI,15/FA), Leadership in Organizations(16/FA)) Wednesday 4:00 to 6:50PM Avard Dixon G12.
This course offers a theoretical and practical approach to interpersonal skills in business. Topics include interpersonal skills, teamwork, innovation, emotional intelligence, deep listening, real brainstorming, self-knowledge, trust, and the receipt of feedback. (Format: Case Discussion/Lecture 3 Hours) (Exlusions: COMM 4991- People Skills in Companies (15/FA, 16/WI), People Skills (16/FA, 17/WI)) Friday 1:30 to 4:20PM Avard Dixon 111.
Financial concepts and techniques applied to problems such as working capital management, financial planning, capital budgeting, capital structure, cost of capital, and mergers and acquisitions. [Note 1: Counts as an Economics elective for students taking a Major, Minor or Honours in Economics.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Avard Dixon 111.
This course requires a major paper on a business topic and is carried out in close consultation with a thesis director. [Note 1: Permission of the Department is required.] (Format: Independent Study/Thesis)
This course requires a major paper on a business topic and is carried out in close consultation with a thesis director. [Note 1: Permission of the Department is required.] (Format: Independent Study/Thesis)