BUS - Business

Offered By:
Faculty of Business
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Below are the courses available from the BUS subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

BUS 201 - Introduction to Canadian Business View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 2-0-1.5)

Provides students with an introduction to the Canadian business environment, including the influence of global and other macroeconomic factors on Canadian business. Students learn how to analyze business cases and problems, how to develop tools for ethical decision making in business, and how to create a business plan. Students improve research, communications, presentation, leadership and group skills. Open only to students in the Faculty of Business. Students may take only one of BUS 201 or BUS 202.


BUS 202 - Introduction to Canadian Business for International Students View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 2-0-1.5)

Provides students with an introduction to the Faculty of Business and the functional areas of business. Special emphasis is made on the Canadian business environment and the skills necessary to live and work in Canada. A Business Plan will be a central aspect of the course. Students improve research, communications, presentation, leadership and group skills. Open only to students in the Faculty of Business. Recommended only for International Students. Not open to students with credit in BUS 201.


BUS 301 - Business Communications View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This is a practical skill development course open to students of all majors in any year of a Business program. Good communication in business matters. This course will help develop writing confidence and strategies for professional business applications. The focus is on hands-on guided practice and uses business scenarios to emphasize technical and persuasive writing as well as an understanding of the skills required to begin a successful business career. In addition students will develop a strong resume, cover letter and a personal brand.


BUS 465 - Internship View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Practical application of business skills and theory to a problem or issues addressed during a period of 13 - 16 weeks of placement in a work environment within Canada. The internship includes preliminary instruction and requires, under the supervision of the Faculty, an approved preliminary proposal and the presentation of a project report to the sponsoring organization. Prerequisites: Consent of the Business Undergraduate Office.


BUS 466 - International Internship View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Practical application of business skills and theory to a problem or issues addressed during a period of 13 - 16 weeks of placement in a work environment outside of Canada. The internship includes preliminary instruction and requires, under the supervision of the Faculty, an approved preliminary proposal and the presentation of a project report to the sponsoring organization. Prerequisites: Consent of the Business Undergraduate Office.


BUS 480 - Special Projects Course View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course applies the techniques developed in several Business courses to a group project or a business case analysis. The emphasis in the projects is on integrated approaches to business problems. Student groups will work on consulting projects from businesses and other organizations in and near Edmonton. Groups will work on their projects under the supervision of the instructor(s). An approved preliminary proposal is required. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor and the Undergraduate Office. Open only to fourth year students.


BUS 488 - Selected Topics in Business View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Normally restricted to third and fourth year Business students. Prerequisite: consent of Faculty of Business. Additional prerequisites may be required.


BUS 490 - Business Competition Part I View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 3)(EITHER, 0-1.5S-0)

Preparation for Student Competition in Business. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.


BUS 491 - Business Competition Part II View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 3)(EITHER, 0-1.5S-0)

Completion of Student Competition in Business. Prerequisite: BUS 490 and consent of Instructor.


BUS 501 - Business Skills Orientation View Available Classes

★ 0.05 (fi 1)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Orientation to the MBA program, including primers on team building, ethics and academic integrity, time/life management, public speaking, library resources, career planning and business etiquette.


BUS 504 - Career Management Skills View Available Classes

★ 0.05 (fi 1)(VAR, VARIABLE)

This course prepares students for long-term career success by examining career goals and strategy, networking, personal branding, tailored job applications, and ongoing career management.


BUS 504A - Career Management Skills View Available Classes

★ 0.05 (fi 1)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Fundamentals of career success are covered, including letter writing, interviewing, career planning, company analysis, industry analysis and wealth building/management.


BUS 504B - CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS View Available Classes

★ 0.05 (fi 1)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Fundamentals of career success are covered, including letter writing, interviewing, career planning, company analysis, industry analysis and wealth building/management.


BUS 505 - Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course explores the ethical challenges facing business leaders today, and how individuals and firms can address those challenges. The course aims to enhance the skills and expertise of students through combining examination of ethical and managerial theory with discussion of common ethical problems in context. Contemporary ethical and social issues will be examined through the use of case studies, class discussions and debates. Course material includes individual ethical theory, the development of ethical organizational culture, the development of ethical management systems designed to respond to ethical challenges, and wide-ranging discussion regarding major trends, challenges, and opportunities in the field of ethical business.


BUS 586 - Selected Topics in Business View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 3)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Topics in this seminar may vary from year to year and are chosen at the discretion of the Instructor.


BUS 601A - Business Practicum View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 3-0-0)

Students are divided into groups and the groups are assigned a project in either a business or government organization. At the end of the course each group is required to write a report and to make a presentation derived from the project to the other groups in the course. Prerequisite: All required Year 1 MBA core courses.


BUS 601B - Business Practicum View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 3-0-0)

Students are divided into groups and the groups are assigned a project in either a business or government organization. At the end of the course each group is required to write a report and to make a presentation derived from the project to the other groups in the course. Prerequisite: All required Year 1 MBA core courses.


BUS 640 - Strategic Supply Chain Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Supply Chain Management and how it relates to a firm's competitiveness. Emphasis will be placed on the role of SCM in transforming global business practices and relations. SCM informs how a firm would source, design, produce, and market its products in today's global environment. Topics will include global business trends, current supply chain practices, international procurement, logistics and inventory management, performance assessment, supply management and SCM strategy in a global environment. Prerequisite: BUEC 503.


BUS 648 - MBA International Study Tour View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Combines lectures at the University of Alberta with an onsite study tour to a foreign country. The study tour component is normally for a one-to-two week period, during which students participate in company tours and lectures, to develop an appreciation for different business cultures and contexts. Students are usually expected to complete projects or case studies relating to the country under study. Check with MBA office for enrolment restrictions. Credit will not be given for both BUS 648 and any other study tour to the same destination. Students may receive credit for only two of the following three courses: BUS 648, BUEC 648, SMO 648.


BUS 680 - Special Projects Course View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

This course applies the techniques developed in several Business courses to a group project or a business case analysis. Groups will work on their projects under the supervision of the instructor(s). Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor and the Masters Programs Office.


BUS 686 - Selected Topics in Business View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Topics may vary from year to year. Students should check with the MBA Office for pre/corequisites of specific sections.


BUS 701 - Qualitative Methodology for Business Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examines qualitative research methods as they apply to business research. Includes: the terrain and history of qualitative research, exploring different approaches to qualitative research, designing qualitative research, strategies of inquiry, qualitative data analysis, writing up research, and professional and ethical issues. Prerequisite: Registration in Business PhD Program or written permission of instructor. Approval of the Business PhD Program Director is also required for non-PhD students.


BUS 715 - Experimental Methods for Behavioural Science View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The objective of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the essential principles and techniques for conducting scientific experiments on human behavior. It is tailored for individuals with an interest in doing research using experimental methods in areas such as psychology, judgment and decision making, consumer behavior, behavioral economics and finance, organizational behavior, and human performance. Classes are conducted in an interactive seminar format, with extensive discussion of concrete examples, challenges, and solutions. Prerequisites: Registration in the Business PhD Program or permission of instructor. Approval of the Associate Dean for the Business PhD Program also required for non-PhD students.


BUS 800 - Supply Chain Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Supply Chain Management and how it relates to a firm's competitiveness. Emphasis will be placed on the role of SCM in transforming global business practices and relations. SCM informs how a firm would source, design, produce, and market its products in today's global environment. Topics will include global business trends, current supply chain practices, international procurement, logistics and inventory management, performance assessment, supply management and SCM strategy in a global environment. Restricted to students registered in the MBA China Program.


BUS 802 - International Marketing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Topics in international marketing, including the importance of international marketing to Canadian business, comparative marketing systems, evaluation of socioeconomic influences on international marketing, and marketing strategies as they relate to firm size. Restricted to students registered in the MBA China Program.


BUS 808 - International Study Tour View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1 WEEK)

A week-long intensive course. Understanding the challenges facing local companies in their environment, for example, Asia or Eastern Europe. An on-site visit to the location is included. Restricted to students registered in the MBA China Program.


BUS 855 - International Study Tour View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 32)(EITHER, 1 WEEK)

A week-long intensive course. Understanding the challenges facing local companies in their environment, for example, Asia or Eastern Europe. An on-site visit to the location is included. Restricted to Executive MBA students only.


BUS 860 - Special Topics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 32)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Topics will vary from year to year. Restricted to Executive MBA students only.


BUS 875 - Special Topics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 32)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Topics will vary from year to year. Restricted to Executive MBA students only.


BUS 880A - Business Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 64)(TWO TERM, 3-0-0)

Students are required to complete a custom designed project for a client company and prepare a business plan. The company selected could be the student's own organization or a unit within the organization. Restricted to Executive MBA students only.


BUS 880B - Business Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 64)(TWO TERM, 3-0-0)

Students are required to complete a custom designed project for a client company and prepare a business plan. The company selected could be the student's own organization or a unit within the organization. Restricted to Executive MBA students only.


BUS 888 - Introduction to Business View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course provides an introduction to business and the MBA program. Focuses on the introduction and development of case analysis, critical thinking and technical business skills that will be used throughout the program. Restricted to students registered in the MBA China Program.


BUS 900A - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)
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BUS 900A - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)
There is no available course description.

BUS 900B - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)
There is no available course description.

BUS 900B - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)
There is no available course description.