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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Financial Accounting I Part 1

Gain an understanding of the accounting cycle and the use of accounting as an information system. Explore basic financial accounting theory and learn to analyze business transactions and the accounts affected by these transactions. Develop accounting skills by using the rules of debit and credit, journalizing business transactions, posting transactions, and completing financial statements.

Hours: 45
Course Code: ACCT-1001

Financial Accounting I Part 2

Building on the concepts from Financial Accounting I Part I, following a manual system and/or using accounting software, learn about subsidiary ledgers and special journals, as well as internal control and basic financial accounting theory and practical concepts. Develop the skills to prepare, maintain and close financial statements and learn the fundamental principles required to control and account for cash, banking, and inventory.

Hours: 45
Course Code: ACCT-1002

Computerized Accounting I

Learn the basic features of an accounting software package. Develop bookkeeping skills by learning about the types of financial information tracked in a business, how to enter that information and how to track the information through the computerized accounting program.

Hours: 60
Course Code: ACCT-1010

Business Law

Explore the basic legal concepts and principles that govern personal and business relationships in Canada. Students examine legal concepts such as; negligence, formation and enforcement of contracts, professional misconduct and liability, personal property and real estate, negotiable instruments, employment law, and debtor/creditor law.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-1000

Human Resource Management I

Students learn the functions of Human Resource Management (HRM), the value of an organization's human resources, and the challenges facing organizations to survive, remain competitive, grow, and diversify. Students develop skills in the areas of planning, job design, recruitment and selection, placement, orientation, training, record management and various acts and regulations that impact Human Resource Management.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-1010

Human Resource Management II

Students develop skills in the fundamental areas of training and development. The main areas of focus include: development of compensation programs and the management of these programs, labour relations, collective bargaining and contract administration, orientation and documentation, employee rights and discipline, motivation, reviewing and improving performance, health and safety, and policy development.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-2010

Financial Management

Develop competency in the basics of reading and analyzing financial statements. Students learn how the financial component of a business plan is prepared with emphasis on cash flow. Other accounting related areas such as credit policy and insurance program management are explored.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-2020


Explore the basic principles and concepts of micro and macro economics. Learn the concepts of demand and supply, the theory of the firm, and distribution of income, including the study of business behavior and decision making under various market conditions. A macroeconomics view includes the examination of national income levels, employment and prices, the business cycle, factors affecting economic growth and monetary and fiscal policies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-2030

Organizational Behaviour

Students are introduced to concepts that relate to how individuals, groups, and structure affect and are affected by behaviour within organizations. Students examine the impact of individual and group behaviour on an organization's outcomes and processes. The main areas of focus include the foundations of individual behaviour, the role of motivation, individual and group decision making, leadership, conflict, negotiation, and organization change models.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-2035


Students explore fundamental characteristics required of successful entrepreneurs. Examine the importance of generating an idea, recognizing an opportunity and conducting wide ranging research for initiating a business venture. Learn the components required for various business plan designs. Explore business management processes such as business planning, capital development, marketing, and financial analysis.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-2045

Business Plan Development

Students learn how to create a business plan that depicts the financial and organizational road map needed to obtain financial funding. The main areas of focus include: research and financial analysis, obtaining resources through loans, credit or government assistance programs and initiating a business venture. Students integrate knowledge and skills from Business Administration courses to successfully complete and present a comprehensive business plan.

Hours: 30
Course Code: BUSI-2055

Operations Management

Learn how the management of systems, design, and operations is used to deliver a company's primary products and services. Explore how efficient and effective utilization of resources is necessary to improve the bottem-line and create a sustainable competitive advantage. After identifying an operations strategy for a business, apply project management concepts to create an operational plan consisiting of; daily operation requirements, location and facility requirements, legal considerations, inventory methods, supply chain framework, and personnel requirements.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-2065

Written Communications

Develop professional written communications skills for a variety of workplace settings. Learn and practice how to write and streamline correspondence in personal employment portfolio, media news releases, minutes, letters and written reports.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1010

Oral Communications

Develop oral and non-verbal communication skills for success in today's workplace. Students practice and perform these communication skills through group discussions, debates, presentations, meetings and the use of electronic media.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1020

Computer Essentials

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-1000

Management Information Systems I

Students develop skills to competently use word processing software, electronic spreadsheets, database applications and web-based business tools. The main areas of focus include: creating professional documents using a word processor, preparing complex formulas and data manipulation using spreadsheets, developing databases and queries using business software applications and cloud computing.

Hours: 60
Course Code: COMP-1500

Management Information Systems II

Students learn skills required to navigate and operate information technology systems. Learn the methods designing, customizing information systems to attain a competitive edge in business.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-2500


Learn, review and practice English grammar, punctuation, proofreading, editing, and spelling skills to demonstrate language usage competency. Develop the ability to convey thoughts clearly and concisely building both written and oral communication skills.

Hours: 45
Course Code: ENGL-1000

Business Math

Review and apply basic arithmetic and algebra concepts to solve problems. Perform various math calculations for business and financial workplaces such as: merchandising, loans, annuities, investments, and mortgages.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MATH-1000


Learn the fundamentals of marketing and the major environmental factors influencing today's marketing environment. Discover how individual consumers, industrial and organizational buyers reach their purchase decisions. Develop an understanding of target marketing and examine the elements of the marketing mix.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MKTG-1000

Digital Sales and Marketing

Explore current and emerging sales and digital marketing technologies in their various applications in order to grasp an understanding of their processes, costs, effectiveness and relevancy for the workplace. Discover how to apply these technologies and sales processes to monitor, study, influence and engage the consumer in online communities.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MKTG-1115

On-The-Job Training

On-the-Job-Training (OJT) provides students an opportunity to gain confidence by directly applying acquired skills and abilities in a real-work setting. Students learn about professional standards, routines and demands of an organization within that career choice.

Hours: 180
Course Code: PRAC-2005