Choose Your Electives - General Business

CAMPUS: Lloydminster Campus
General Business (BA) CREDITS
BA 120 Organizational Behaviour 3
This course looks at the behaviour of individuals and groups in organizational settings in terms of various theories and models, and examines how such behaviour can be modified to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Case studies, exercises, and role-plays drawn from real life are used to illustrate the principles involved.
BA 170 Salesmanship 3
This course deals with the concepts, qualities, and skills required of a salesperson. Development of sales presentations and role-playing is used to practice sales technique. The importance of the sales function to an organization's success is emphasized, as well as the rewards and duties of the professional salesperson. Prerequsite: none. Co-requisite: none.
BA 250 E-commerce 3
This course looks at E-Commerce from a managerial perspective. Topics include an introduction to the intranet and extranet technologies, retailing (B2C), B2B, payment systems, corporate strategy, public policy, and global and ethical issues. Prerequisite: CU 248.
BA 423 Labour Relations 3

This course outlines the system of labour relations in Canada in both government and the industrial sector.  Topic areas include the role of unions and management, trends in labour and employment legislation, bargaining and contract negotiations, collective agreements, strikes, grievance procedures, alternative labour conflict resolution techniques and potential future issues in labour relations.  Prerequisite: none. Co-requisite: none.

BA 429 Marketing Management 3
This course studies in depth the principles, concepts and techniques of marketing. In addition, emphasis is placed on the planning process that a marketing manager uses in developing marketing strategies within a dynamic environment. Case work will be emphasized in this course. Prerequisite: none. Co-requisite: none.
BA 440 Financial Management I 3
The objective of financial management is to provide the student with a basic understanding of the process of raising funds and their most profitable allocation within a business enterprise. Topics include financial markets, taxation, financial statement analysis, sources and valuation of debt and equity, fundamental capital budgeting, leverage and risk management. Prerequisite: AC 130 and MA 101.
BA 470 Business Case Studies 3
The goal of this course is to prepare students to be managers. A number of currently emphasized management topics are presented and integrated within the traditional framework of functions and systems. Lectures and case discussions are employed to explore topics in planning, organizing, influencing, controlling and managing in the future. Prerequisite: AC 130.
BA 540 Financial Management II 3
The objective of this second course in financial management is a continued emphasis of prerequisite concepts with further study in the areas of advanced capital budgeting, financing mix, dividend policy, working capital management, mergers, and international financial management. Prerequisite: BA 440.
BA 546 Small Business Management I 3
This course covers the fundamentals of successfully managing and operating a small business. Emphasis is on planning and strategy in the areas of operation, finance and marketing. Instruction involves a combination of lectures, discussions, a project and a simulation. Prerequisites: AC 130 and MK 170.
BA 548 Small Business Management II 3
This course is based on simulation games that apply theoretical concepts to reality-based scenarios. Emphasis is on gaining hands-on experience in operating and managing small service businesses. Students gain practical skills in a controlled environment. Prerequisites: AC 130 and MK 170.
BA 572 Business Affairs Seminar 3
This course deals with topics of current concern in the business world. Topics may vary depending on the specialized interests of the class. Projects are assigned for presentation and discussion. A portion of the course is dedicated to developing and/or improving the students' networking and business etiquette skills. Prerequisite: none. Co-Requisite: none.
BA 640 Management Information Systems 3

This introductory course on Management Information Systems (MIS) provides students with the opportunity to examine the structure of data and its relation to information, and the integrated components of people, technology, data and processes that complete a modern business. In addition, students gain practical experience working with data in spreadsheet and database applications. Prerequisite: CU 248. Co-requisite: none.

BA 646 Operations Management 3
This course includes a study of manufacturing and service processes - characteristics, implications for management, and the dynamics of change within a business environment. Issues of technology, productivity and utilization of resources are explored. Topics include production, facilities, processes, technology and capacity, transportation, service, quality, planning, human resources and project management. Prerequisite: MA 201.
BA 650 Investments 3
This is a comprehensive course covering all aspects of investment in Canada with special emphasis on bonds, equities, and derivatives. Analytical tools for evaluation of investment alternatives are also covered. Prerequisite: MA 101.
BA 656 Leadership and Supervision 3
This first-line management course covers a wide spectrum of topics dealing with how management sees the supervisor, how supervisors see themselves, and how supervisors lead. This course covers planning, control, communications, motivation, training, appraisal, discipline, selection, safety and other relevant topics. By course completion, participants should have a well-rounded understanding of the theory and practical application of leadership and supervision. Prerequisite: BA 120.
BA 661 Human Resource Management 3
A comprehensive examination is made of an organization's human resource management function. Areas of focus include human resource planning, recruitment and selection, orientation and training, compensation and benefits, labour relations and occupational health and safety. Conflict resolution in managerial issues is explored. Prerequisite: BA 120.
BA 670 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
This course examines the important roles that money, banking, financial markets and financial institutions play in the Canadian economy. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the key economic and financial concepts associated with financial markets, monetary policy and financial institutions. In particular, students acquire an appreciation of the mandate of the Bank of Canada and the operations of the banking and non-banking institutions as well as their economic and legislative environment. Students also become familiar with the major international financial markets and institutions. Prerequisite: EC 211.
BE 211 International Business 3
This course introduces key international business concepts and practices. Of special interest are the global implications of social responsibility and corporate accountability. This course examines the requirements necessary to compete in an international marketplace. Prerequisite: none. Co-requisite: none.
What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree