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Courses & Workshops

CMSC 101 Mathematical Tools for Management Professionals. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020
Exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, mathematics of finance, permutations and combinations, introduction to probability, limits and derivatives with applications, matrices and systems of linear equations.
Required Courses
CACC 220 Accounting Concepts for Managers. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020
This course covers concepts in managerial and financial accounting, develops an understanding of cost behaviour, budgeting and financial statements, and provides practice in financial decision-making skills.
CENT 306 Launching a New Business. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Fall 2019
Converting ideas into successful new business ventures is a challenging task that needs creativity, understanding of the external market, key planning and risk management. All aspects of launching a new business, including the skills and tools needed to identify, evaluate and launch an attractive product or service.
CENT 307 Creating a Business Plan. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Fall 2019
The importance of creating a business plan for entrepreneurs is discussed. The elements of a solid plan and components that should be included are explained. The foundations of preparing a tailored business plan and the key to making an effective presentation are also covered.
CENT 308 Financing a New Business. (3 credits)
Winter 2019, Winter 2020
Finding financial resources to launch and grow a business is a creative process. Focus will be on different types of capital available throughout the different stages of a venture. An understanding of the choices of funding and importance of financial planning by comparing and contrasting various financing methods.
CENT 309 Business Growth Strategies and Issues. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Spring/Summer 2020
Practical strategies for different stages of business growth. Classroom and group work focus on the opportunities and challenges of creating and managing growth in entrepreneurial settings, within both small and larger companies. Issues of particular importance to rapidly growing companies will also be highlighted and discussed.
CPRL 221 Professional Communication and Networking. (3 credits)
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring/Summer 2020
Fundamental theories and practices of communication and networking (internal and external) in the workplace. Writing, speaking, presentation and team interaction skills.
Complementary Course
CCCS 310 Web Development. (3 credits)
Spring/Summer 2019
Development of web sites and web-based applications using page markup, style sheets, and client-side scripting. Emphasis will be placed on developing pages that support current standards and accessibility requirements, as well as multimedia, cross-platform development, and site deployment.
CGMG 210 Fundamentals of Project Management. (3 credits)
Live Online
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring/Summer 2020
Fundamental principles and best practices of project management essential to the successful development of projects or other complex undertakings within an organization; includes methods for defining, planning, and scheduling activities and resources.
CMRK 235 Digital Media Marketing. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Fall 2019
Electronic marketplaces and their evolving role in Internet business. New channels of marketing, including social media, advertising and communication. Planning, executing, and managing e-commerce. Web analytics, customer analysis, search engine optimization, search engine marketing and issues of permission and privacy.
Required Courses
CGMG 318 Selling Models and Business Negotiation. (3 credits)
Winter 2019, Fall 2019
Application of selling models to effectively harness digital media to convert online prospects into customers and retain them using Internet resources. Strategies to build long-term partnerships with online and traditional customers and promote new ventures through search engine optimisation (SEO) to achieve business and marketing objectives. Application and practice of the business negotiation process and strategies for traditional and online stakeholders.
“The course definitely gives you a good overview of what needs to be done and how to do it. Instructor David Horowitz was very helpful, responding to questions and teaching the class with enthusiasm.”
Jonathan S.
Launching a new business


Career and Professional Development
Phone: +1 514-398-6200
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