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  • BSM 100 - The New Business: From Idea to Reality
    This course is the first in a series of three tracing the evolution of an existing Canadian-based public company from inception to current state. This course focuses on the steps necessary for the idea of a visionary to be transformed into a viable business. Topics include idea generation, understanding the market and customer needs, analyzing the competition, the transition from an informal to a formal organizational structure, financing the business, developing realistic budgets and operating within the political, economic, legal and socio-cultural constraints of the external environment. This course is not available to programs within the Ted Rogers School of Management.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Custom Requisites: Restriction: Not available to students in programs within the Ted Rogers School of Management.
  • BSM 200 - The Growing Business: Breaking Even
    This course focuses on the firm as it progresses beyond its startup phase and embraces a more management-focused orientation. Topics covered include governance structures, leadership, human capital recruitment, development and retention, financial stewardship, essential financial tools for decision-making, operations management, industry analysis, strategy development and execution.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: BSM 100 or RTA 315
    Custom Requisites: Restriction: Not available to students in programs within the Ted Rogers School of Management.
  • BSM 600 - The Mature Business
    This course is a capstone for the Business Essentials Minor and part of the Creative Industries Business Module. It focuses on the company as it seeks to dominate its markets. Topics include global expansion, tapping into capital markets, initial public offerings, debt financing, financial control, reporting and accountability, encouraging and managing innovation and change, corporate ethics and social responsibility, reputation management, and strategies to thrive in the dynamic external environment.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: BSM 200
    Custom Requisites: Restriction: Not available to students in programs within the Ted Rogers School of Management