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BUSA 1060 - Canadian Business and Society

Business Administration Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This course introduces students to basic Canadian educational, cultural, business, legal and ethical issues for dealing with Canadian business and society. Students will also be introduced to the requirements of studying in the School of Business at BCIT. Students will be taken to some Canadian businesses for a chance to see Canadian businesses first hand.





Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 79104

Mon Jan 07 - Mon Apr 01 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Apr 01 Mon 13:30 - 16:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 320


Izabela Lazar

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This section of the course requires DEPARTMENTAL APPROVAL to enter, because it is run concurrently with the Business Fundamentals (BFUN) Program. Contact the Program Assistant, Sarah Chanway ( to get approval. Approval will be given for enrolment in ALL of the BFUN core courses once approved for any. You do not need to re-contact the Program Assistant for re-approval on subsequent BFUN courses. This course used to be called BUSA 0600. This course is equivalent to BUSA1005-Introduction to Business. This section is for students attending the full-time BMS program only. Please contact Please note: there will be no classes Monday February 18 (Family Day), and Monday April 22 (Easter Monday)

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe Canadian cultural, business, political and legal structures.
    • Use Canadian cultural norms in their interactions with other students, faculty and business community.
    • Contrast Canadian business legal requirements, such as taxation, union rights and employment standards, with those in their country of origin.
    • Describe the general features of the Canadian political system.
    • Describe the basic economic features of the Canadian economy.
    • Interact with business managers in business settings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate ethical behaviours in Canadian society and in studying at BCIT.
    • Describe appropriate behaviours around plagiarism, cheating and the facilitation of those behaviours in studying at BCIT.
    • Explain how Canadian business practice differs from business practices in other countries in regard to copyright and patent infringement, unfair business practices, and warranty and certification requirements.
  • Adapt their basic study and research skills for studying at BCIT.
    • Reflect on their own learning skills and how they differ from what is expected here at BCIT.
    • Use basic group and presentation skills in the class.
    • Follow the norms of studying in BCIT's intensive set system.
    • Develop appropriate research skills for finding information, including an understanding of how to annotate other people’s work.
    • Use stress and management techniques in their daily work at BCIT

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

BUSA 1060 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Business Fundamentals
    Full-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Business Management Studies (BMS)
    Full-time   Associate Certificate


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