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Business Fundamentals
COMM 101
Instructor: Jeff Kroeker
Paul Cubbon
Rob Jackes
Elaine Sprague
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Course Description

Retreived from Sauder School of Business on Jan 5, 2011

This course is specifically designed to provide you with an introduction to a variety of business topics and tools that you will draw upon throughout your academic and professional career. The focus is on engaging you through analysis and discussion of the tensions and synergies between disciplines so that you get a feel for the integrated nature of management decision making.

Subjects covered include:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • MIS
  • Operations Strategy
  • Sustainability

The course does not use any text book, but you will be expected to read and prepare from extensive review of articles from the business press, academic journals and relevant websites. You will be required to have your own clicker for in-class questions. T.A. led siminars will provide support for your learning.

Throughout the term, you will be evaluated through various means of assessment ranging from your own business blog, to mini-case analyses, to a reflective paper to demonstrate your ability to integrate the varying components in business and how they interplay.

COMM 101 is offered in four sections: two of these will be led by Jeff Kroeker and Paul Cubbon and two will be led by Rob Jackes and Paul Cubbon/Elaine Sprague. They all bring dynamic backgrounds and are well recognized amongst students as Professors who make the classroom an exciting place to be. Many of the classes will be team taught, either by the lead Professors, or in conjunction with their colleagues from other subject areas. You can expect to be exposed to eight or more Professors from different disciplines.