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BUSA 2100 - Principles of Management

Business Administration Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

A study of the basic concepts of the management process: planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. Integrated with the concurrent first-term courses and using the case-study method, it creates opportunities for the students to develop analytical, problem-solving, teamwork and communications skills, by analysing and presenting solutions to typical business problems. Topics covered include: structuring organizations, decision making and an introduction to production, human resources, controlling and strategic and tactical planning.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the internal and external variables that cause change and shape business decisions and management practices. (See note below)
  • Explain the roles of a manager and the skills required to manage effectively and efficiently.
  • Demonstrate organizational design concepts such as job design, departmentalization, locus of decision making, delegation of authority, and span of control.
  • Identify an organization’s business strategy and competitive advantage.
  • Understand the process of attracting, selecting, developing and retaining a qualified workforce.
  • Understand the importance of control to the manager’s role, and describe the control process.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in identifying organizational challenges.
  • Note: These variables include globalization, internal and external stakeholder groups, organizational culture and corporate social responsibility, ethics and sustainability.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

BUSA 2100 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Full-time   Diploma
  2. Business Information Technology Management (Artificial Intelligence Management Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  3. Business Information Technology Management (Enterprise Systems Management Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  4. Business Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  5. Business Operations Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  6. Finance
    Full-time   Diploma
  7. Financial Planning
    Full-time   Diploma
  8. General Insurance and Risk Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  9. Global Trade and Transportation Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  10. Human Resource Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  11. Marketing Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  12. Marketing Management (Entrepreneurship Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  13. Marketing Management (Marketing Communications Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  14. Marketing Management (Professional Sales Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  15. Marketing Management (Tourism Management Option)
    Full-time   Diploma


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