New and Special Topic Courses

New Courses

3KE3 – Management of Enterprise Data Analytics

Data analytics allow organizations to build competitive strategies around data-driven insights and derive value from data. This course provides students with an overview of enterprise data analytics and an introduction to the concepts which underlie its effective deployment and management. The course addresses some of the basic procedures and controls of Big Data which provide management with a basis for deriving maximum value from analytics projects. This course incorporates a variety of teaching and learning methods including lectures, assignments, case studies, group work, presentations, and readings. The course encompasses managerial, technical and statistical perspectives, showing how each area is dependent on the other to make enterprise analytics work.

Prerequisite(s): COMMERCE 2KA3 and registration in level III or above in any Honours Commerce or Engineering and Management program or Level IV of the Commerce program.

4FY3 – Introduction to FinTech

The course provides a broad overview of the financial technology (FinTech) industry.  Specifically, it will cover; how financial services have evolved – key players and their roles; existing products, how FinTech has evolved – key players and their innovations; technologies underpinning FinTech innovations, major FinTech innovations and their impact on financial services, regulations governing the financial services industry and how to identify and analyze future trends/opportunities of FinTech.


4MI3 – Marketing Analytics

Marketing departments are increasingly utilizing data routinely collected by their organizations to improve marketing decision making and more effectively allocate resources.  This course will familiarize students with tools necessary for converting raw data into valuable consumer insights.  The course offers a hands-on, practical approach, giving students the opportunity to become familiar with data analysis software.  The course will emphasize both inference and prediction and highlight the trade-offs associated with different marketing analytics methods.

Registration in any Commerce, Engineering and Management, or Honours Business Informatics program; COMMERCE 2MA3 and COMMERCE 3MA3 for students registered in any Commerce program; COMMERCE 2MA3 for students registered in any Engineering and Management or Honours Business Informatics program.

4OT3 – Transportation and Warehouse Management

Transportation and warehousing play a critical role in the supply chain and the economy. They are a key enablers for customer-oriented strategies such as same-day or overnight deliveries. This course will help students understand the strategic role of transportation and logistics.  The course covers concepts such as transportation costing and pricing; warehouse equipment and operations; warehouse layout; order processing; and transportation network design and optimization. The course will also use SAP.

Prerequisite(s):  COMMERCE 3QA3 and registration in Level III or above in any Honours Commerce or Engineering and Management program; or Level IV of the Commerce program.

4SM3 – Sports Management

This course emphasizes management principles as they relate to the business of sports. Students are introduced to the following sports management issues: marketing and advertising of sports events and brands, understanding of legal and ethical issues in sport, media and promotion, sponsorship and event management, sports equipment and product management, recreational sports management and other related areas. There is an emphasis on developing and improving communication skills as much of the course content will be case-based. An overview is provided with regard to career opportunities in the sports management field.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV or above

Special Topic Courses

4SX3 – White Collar Crime

The purpose of this course is to examine criminal offences committed by corporations and executives that are typically described as “white collar crime” and/or offences committed online typically described as “cyber crime”. The relevant portions of the Criminal Code and other statutes such as the Competition Act and Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation are discussed in light of selected cases and regulatory decisions.

Minors and Certificates

New: Minor in Innovation

The Minor in Innovation is a partnership between the Faculties of Engineering and Business and is intended for students from all Faculties who wish to learn more about innovation and develop a level of innovation literacy, as well as those who are themselves innovators and wish to develop skills to create their own enterprise. To meet these varied needs, the minor includes a wide range of courses in innovation and may be taken as a course only option, or may include a practicum.

New: Certificate in Business Technology Management

Business Technology Management (BTM) is a professional discipline that equips graduates with the ability to lead and support the strategic use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the digital transformation of organizations. Its standards seek to ensure that professionals develop greater managerial ability, while continuing to develop technology awareness and skills. BTM certification sets the standard for professional excellence.

The Certificate in Business Technology Management provides a pathway for Honours Commerce students to become a Certified BTM Professional by completing certificate requirements through course electives. BTM certification is administered by BTM Forum, a national organization designed to support a unified Canadian BTM profession. Upon completion of the required BTM coursework, students must be assessed to receive a BTM designation through the BTM Forum.


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