Our North Bay Campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities like the Harris Learning Library and the R.J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre. Customize your learning experience in our Applied and Professional Studies, Arts and Science, and Education degree programs.
As of Friday, June 24, 2016, the Muskoka Campus was closed. All programs have been moved and are now offered at the North Bay Campus. Please direct any inquiries to:
100 College Drive
North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
Tel: 705.474.3450, ext.4200
Toll Free (within Ontario): 800.655.5154
The Concurrent Education program at our Brantford Campus is offered in partnership with Laurier Brantford. Graduates receive an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Society, Culture & Environment from Laurier Brantford and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing.
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This listing of Distance and Blended delivery courses is subject to change. Course descriptions can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding course code. Students are not required to attend on-campus lectures for courses offered through online delivery (marked as Distance Learning in WebAdvisor), unless they are online synchronous courses (section number 84*).
This course provides a detailed treatment of the concepts and procedures involved in corporate external reporting. The focus is on asset recognition and measurement. Specific topics include: cash, current receivables, inventory, capital assets and amortization and intangibles. Students will be exposed to current accounting issues through the use of lectures and cases.
This course introduces students to the uses and limitations of accounting information for management decision-making. Introduction to cost concepts and classification, activity based costing, product costing, overhead cost analysis, standards costs, variance analysis, contribution accounting, responsibility accounting and other related topics as time permits.
This course will explore the uses, limitations and methods of accounting information used in decision-making. Some topics introduced in ACCT 2146 will be explored in more detail as the basis for additional management concepts. Topics include joint costs, cost allocation, transfer pricing, decentralization and segment reporting, performance measurement, relevant costing, financial statement analysis, flexible budgeting and advanced capital budgeting techniques.
The role of decision-making in business is placed in the context of basic philosophical perspectives on ethical behaviour. Decision-making tools that reveal both ethical and profitable options are demonstrated, along with skills for formulating an organization's code of ethics. Topics such as downsizing, environmental abuse, community/societal responsibilities, government business relations, gender equality, the use of power, ethics in strategic planning, and cultural diversity are analysed and discussed from a managerial perspective. This course may be credited towards Social Welfare and Social Development.
This course examines the legal rights and duties of buyers, sellers, employers and employees in Canadian law. Topics include contracts, insurance, negotiable instruments, business forms, property, and credit.
The course examines some basic statistical theories, concepts, methods and techniques, and their application in business. Topics include measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory, probability distributions, sampling, sampling distribution, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. The course also incorporates the use of a popular software program to generate statistical information for analysis and interpretation. This course is also offered as ECON 2126.
This course examines the central decisions faced by managers and focuses on the financial and economic analysis required to guide those decision using qualitative and quantitative assessment techniques. Topics include evaluation of market competition, demand analysis and optimal pricing strategies, input procurement and inventory management, compensation systems, internal and external incentives faced by managers, short-term versus long-term decision-making, sustainability, game theory, uncertainty and risk analysis, and forecasting. This course includes the use of case studies. This course is also offered as ECON 3056.
A basic theoretical framework for decision-making in financial management. Emphasis in this course is on financial planning, control, working capital management, short and intermediate term financing.
Innovation and Creativity will expose students to processes related to developing creative skills and habits. The course will also show students how to apply these new skills, in any organizational setting, in order to help innovate, imp
This course will expose students to processes related to developing creative skills and habits. The course will also show students how to apply these new skills, personally and in team situations, in order to help innovate, improve, better, implement, enhance, increase, or strengthen a product, service, opportunity, or person.
This course focuses on the challenge of management in an international environment. The course aims to provide a general overview of the international business environment and the problems and challenges it presents. In addition, the course examines operational issues related to managing an organization with international interests, drawing on examples from both the private and public sectors.
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the areas of business policy and strategic planning. Through the use of cases, readings and lectures the course aims to provide an awareness of overall organizational goals, company capabilities and strategic environmental opportunities.
This course examines the fundamentals of biology at the molecular and cellular levels and is designed for students in the Nursing program. This course is also offered as BIOL 1006.
This course covers the basic principles of biology and prepares students for continued studies in biology and other sciences. BIOL 1911 cannot be credited towards any science program requirements.
This course provides an introduction to microbiology with topics including the morphology, structure, classification, nutrition and growth of microbes and basic immunology. The course will also offer a survey of infectious diseases; an examination of environmental effects on microbes; the study of mutation and genetic recombination; and an analysis of antimicrobial chemotherapeutic agents.
This course presents fundamental nutritional principles. The nutritional requirements for physical activity are emphasized, including issues such as weight control and weight management.
This course covers the basic principles of chemistry and prepares students for continued studies in chemistry and other sciences
This introductory course will give the student an overview of descriptive and inferential statistical methods, with an emphasis on the use of computers for statistical analysis of data. Topics include measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation analysis, and parametric and non-parametric tests of hypotheses involving two or more populations.
Topics include: introductory algebra and trigonometry, matrices and systems of linear equations, linear programming, descriptive statistics and elementary concepts of probability. This course is intended primarily for students in the Social Sciences and Professional Schools.
Students examine the role of marketing through the practical application of principles using high involvement learning tools such as case studies, video analyses, and a competitive marketing strategy simulation game accompanied with extensive class discussions and presentations. Students will have the opportunity to extend their theoretical knowledge of marketing principles to realistic managerial decision-making scenarios.
This course focuses on understanding the various functions of advertising, the foundations of research and the audience analysis that are imperative to successful advertising. Students will study the various media formats that carry advertising and promotional messages to audiences, as well as the planning, research and production necessary to create an advertising campaign.
This course is designed to introduce students to a number of theoretical and practical aspects of human behaviour and management in work organizations. Organizational behaviour is explored from several interrelated levels of analysis: the overall organization, the individual, groups, and interlinking processes. Topics covered include motivation, job design, leadership, organizational structure, and organizational change.
This course considers the concepts, practices and major functions of personnel management as they relate to overall organizational goals and planning of the organization. Topics include historical foundations, forecasting human resources needs, recruitment and selection, orientation, compensation, training and development, counselling, performance appraisal, and industrial relations. In addition, contemporary issues such as employment equity and affirmative action are discussed.
This course provides students with an understanding of the processes, issues, and techniques involved in developing and administering a compensation system. The course covers such topics as legislation, needs analysis, wage and salary administration, job evaluation techniques, employee benefits, and pay equity.
This course provides an understanding of the essential elements of the human resources planning process in organizations. Students will acquire knowledge in analyzing, assessing and programming for human resource requirements of organizational business plans and strategies. Quantitative as well as qualitative concepts, approaches and techniques are emphasized. Topics will include forecasting, skills inventory, human resources data systems and creating human resource action plans.
This course considers the role of training and development in organizations. Students become familiar with the manner in which training and development is part of the human resource system of an organization; with the psychology of the learning process on which training is partially based; with the basics of needs analysis, program design and program evaluation.
This course considers the challenge of developing and changing organizations. The course critically assesses various principles and techniques used by organizations in assessing the need for change, implementation of change programs, including resistance to change, and evaluation of change efforts. The course makes extensive use of case study materials.
Some of the topics which interest philosophers today are language, knowledge, belief, value, freedom and society. This course provides an introduction to philosophy by considering such topics as they have been treated by outstanding philosophers of the past and of our own day.
This course examines each of the major creative arts in terms of the psychology of perception, cognition, and emotion, as well as the biological and evolutionary bases for some aspects of the aesthetic experience and art appreciation. Specific, exemplary artworks are presented and discussed. The relationship of the sciences to the traditional arts is also investigated.
This course critically examines motivation in human beings and animals. Theories and research related to motivation will be discussed. General topics include behavioural, instinctual, physiological, and cognitive aspects of motivation, the impact of emotion on motivation, and motivational systems.
This course explores the importance of timely and reliable internal and external information to management of both profit and not-for-profit sector organizations. Processes for evaluating and controlling information are explored. The evaluation and design of new and updated computer-based management information systems (MIS) are covered. Other major topics include feasibility studies, information systems analysis and design, data bases, networking, LANs, and information resource planning. The course looks at how information systems can be evaluated, designed, and modified in both smaller and larger organizations. A combination of cases, lectures, and hands-on applications comprises the main methods of instruction. ADMN 3116 is recommended prior to taking this course.
Through the development of attitudes and skills that promote success in higher education, students learn how to function effectively in the academic environment. Students examine and apply theory drawn from various disciplines and human development models to their academic, personal, and social growth. Topics include time management, critical thinking, reading, and writing skills, learning styles and study skills, research and library skills, communication and online skills, as well as academic and career planning.
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