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The Business Environment FMGT 7910

Financial Management Course

Course details

This course provides an overview of the contemporary Canadian business environment. The political, legal, regulatory and trading environment in which firms operate will be examined. Students will explore the operation of industries in the global economy and assess challenges and opportunities presented by environmental factors.


  • Acceptance into the Bachelor of Accounting Program or approval from the Program





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of FMGT 7910 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90711


Thu Jan 12 - Thu Apr 13 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 90711
  • $830.86
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Feb 16 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 Online
Feb 23 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 4076
Mar 02 - Apr 06 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 Online
Apr 13 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 206

Alaric de Souza

Course outline




Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Class will NOT be held Mar 16 (BCIT Spring Break). This class will be held virtually, with the exception of mandatory in-person exams. This is a synchronous course, so students must be available to attend remotely through Zoom at the scheduled class times. Students must have a webcam and microphone. The exams will be held during class time IN PERSON at the Burnaby Campus in the classrooms listed above. Students must bring their own device for both exams. For details, please see is a degree level course for the Bachelor of Accounting program. Please direct any inquiries to

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate potential sources of competitive intelligence.
  • Select ethical approaches to gathering and using competitive intelligence.
  • Interpret data and information relating to an organization and its business activities.
  • Assess impact of various components of the Canadian and global business environments using PESTLE (Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental) analysis.
  • Evaluate the level of competition in an industry.
  • Conclude whether an organization’s corporate social responsibility programs are appropriate and effective.
  • Assess the business climate and culture of Canada’s major trading partners.
  • Assess the impact of international trade agreements on an industry.
  • Plan a response to the opportunities and threats presented by the business environment.
  • Propose implementation plans for strategic and operational initiatives.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

The Business Environment (FMGT 7910) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Bachelor of Accounting Full-time/Part-time


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