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FMGT 7910 - The Business Environment

Financial Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

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.

Prerequisite(s)

FMGT 4110

Credits

3.0

Cost

$777.65

Winter 2019

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

CRN 70529

Thu Jan 10 - Thu Apr 11 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Apr 11 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 108

Instructor

Hans Retterath

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$777.65

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. THIS IS A DEGREE LEVEL COURSE FOR THE BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTING. Please note the following registration guidelines: 1) Acceptance into the Bachelor of Accounting OR 2) Special approval from the Department; this can be obtained by emailing bachelor_accounting@bcit.ca. NOTE: No class March 14 due to BCIT Spring Break.

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

FMGT 7910 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

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

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