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The Business Environment FMGT 7910

Financial Management Part-time Studies 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

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of FMGT 7910 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 31711


Thu Sep 15 - Thu Dec 08 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 31711
  • $830.86
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Dec 08 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 Online
Dec 08 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 207

Kristine Thompson

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This class will be held virtually, with the exception of a mandatory in-person final exam. 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 final exam will be held during class time IN PERSON at the Burnaby Campus in the classroom listed above. This is a degree level course for the Bachelor of Accounting program. Please direct any inquiries to

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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