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ENMN332: Managerial Accounting

Develops the skills required to apply financial information to managerial and entrepreneurial decision making, with emphasis on tracking and managing financial performance. The course explores the value of financial planning in determining potential profit and loss, and considers the limitations of financial data. Pre-requisite: ENMN324, unless otherwise approved by the Program Head.
Course Credits: 3.0

ENMN426: Finance

Explores the financial system and its relationship to financial markets using financial models for predicting funding requirements for various organizational structures. Examines the process of raising funds and determining the capital structure that is appropriate to the level of business risk. Pre-requisite: ENMN324 and ENMN 332, unless otherwise approved by the Program Head.
Course Credits: 3.0

ENSC423: Environmental Economics

Economics is usually described as the analysis of the rational development and use of scarce resources. Students learn the principles of efficient allocations of all resources regardless of how well markets ration this development and use. Examines the pervasiveness of market failures for environmental goods and the effectiveness of different techniques and policies attempting to correct these failures or to mitigate their negative consequences. Illustrating examples are chosen as much as possible from the experience of British Columbia and other regions of Canada.
Course Credits: 3.0

ITAI: Introduction to Academic Integrity

The Introduction to Academic Integrity course illustrates academic integrity and plagiarism in real-life scenarios. A clear sense of academic honesty and responsibility is fundamental to good scholarship, and the integrity of university academic work and the degrees conferred by the university is dependent upon the honesty and soundness of the teacher-student learning relationship and of the evaluation process. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism, and other academic offences. The Introduction to Academic Integrity course serves as a helpful, interactive companion to the academic integrity policy and procedures outlined in the Student Policies & Procedures, which contains the policies and procedures that guide academic life at Royal Roads and support our mission as a university.
Course Credits: 0.0

STNBB: Pathway to the BBA

The Pathway to the BBA is designed to guide incoming learners through various key resources that are available to undergraduate learners at RRU. It provides links to important and useful information, as well as leading you through readings and exercises for completion, to fully support successful orientation into the BBA program. Credit: 0.0 (Completion is required – Pass/Fail)
Course Credits: 0.0

STNL300: Critical Thinking and Argument

Critical Thinking and Argument builds foundational skills in argumentation, communication, and problem solving. You will be guided in acquiring third-year business school skills in summarizing, analyzing, conducting secondary research, and engaging in case analysis. Prequisites: While not required, Introduction to Academic Writing and Critical Thinking offered by RRU is recommended.
Course Credits: 3.0

STNL301A: Foundations of Sustainability and Business A

Introduces the concepts of sustainability by taking into account the interplay of financial, social and environmental impacts of international business. Draws on several disciplines to provide students with both a solid conceptual framework, and practical tools to manage organizations sustainably in an international setting. STNL 301A focuses on sustainability through the lens of the individual as a consumer. STNL301B focuses on sustainability through the lens of societal expectations of corporations and STNL301C focuses on sustainability through the lens of corporate social responsibility and attention to economic, social and environmental impacts of a company’s actions. Co-requisite: STNL300A
Course Credits: 1.5

STNL301B: Foundations of Sustainability and Business B

Introduces the concepts of sustainability by taking into account the interplay of financial, social and environmental impacts of international business. Draws on several disciplines to provide students with both a solid conceptual framework, and practical tools to manage organizations sustainably in an international setting. This course focuses on sustainability through the lens of societal expectations of corporations. STNL301A focuses on sustainability through the lens of the individual as a consumer. STNL301C focuses on sustainability through the lens of corporate social responsibility and attention to economic, social and environmental impacts of a company’s actions. Co-requisite: STNL300B
Course Credits: 1.5

STNL310: Business and Ecology

Provides an introduction to the dynamics of ecological systems and examines how these are affected by human economic activity. Introduces core concepts in ecology and explores how industrial processes and business practices interact with those systems to produce adverse ecological outcomes.
Course Credits: 3.0

STNL311: Sustainability Marketing: A Global Perspective

Integrates social, ethical and environmental values into marketing strategy development and decision-making. Introduces students to a sustainability marketing mix that elevates marketing’s role beyond that of responding to social change to that of contributing to the transformation to a more sustainable society.
Course Credits: 3.0

STNL312: Globalization in the Business World

Examines both the opportunities and threats generated through globalization. Explores the business sector’s response to issues such as global crises, environmental concerns, global competition, market trends and product development. Investigates business trends and issues, with particular attention to cultural, socio-economic, geopolitical and environmental contexts within a global context. Focuses on the developed and developing world as business management and operational issues are looked at in both. Pre-requisites: STNL300A, STNL301A. Co-requisites; STNL311, STNL313.
Course Credits: 3.0

STNL320: Sustainability Accounting

Introduces students to systems and procedures that help ensure sustainability issues are considered in decision making and reporting. Discusses accounting tools to help assess and manage the social and environmental impact of business operations. Pre-requisites: BUSA 203 or equivalent; ENMN 332
Course Credits: 3.0

STNL322: The Social, Political and Legal Environment of Global Business

Explores the social, political and legal issues that combine to define the operating environment of global business today. Investigates the nature of international law and explores the roles and impacts of various political systems, trade agreements and business options. Considers the importance of understanding the diversity and interconnectedness of the global environment within which an organization operates.
Course Credits: 3.0

STNL324: Business Ethics

Examines ethical issues in the international business environment as they pertain to multiple stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers, partners and the local community. Explores the roles of individual managers, corporate governance systems and national/international social norms and legal systems in supporting ethical decision making and practice.
Course Credits: 3.0

STNL331: Strategy for Business and Sustainability

Explores the foundational strategic perspectives required by business practitioners responsible for crafting and executing their organizations’ strategies. Students will explore and think critically about the core strategic notions, concepts, tools, models and theories required by managers to manage and lead their organizations in today’s challenging, turbulent business ecosystem. Concepts of sustainable value, social capital and value co-creation will extend strategic thinking to the firm's sustainability objectives.
Course Credits: 3.0

STNL333: Human Resource Management for Innovation and Sustainability

Explores the strategic role of human resource management (HRM) in supporting innovation and sustainability, and how HRM practices and systems can be used to staff, remunerate, and train and develop human capital to support the organisation’s strategic objectives of innovation and sustainability. From a strategic perspective, investigates how managers can effectively encourage and develop employee attitudes and behaviours needed for successful innovation, such as employee engagement and commitment, and employee green behaviours.
Course Credits: 3.0

STNL401: Community and Stakeholder Relations

Explores the importance of community and stakeholder engagement practices in the contemporary business environment. The role of communities and stakeholders as collaborators in business decision-making and as co-creators of product and service value is examined. Reviews specific models of identifying and engaging stakeholder groups, building trust, developing communication practices, and nurturing and maintaining relationship.
Course Credits: 3.0

STNL411: Consumer Behaviour and Culture

Examines relevant theories and models of consumer behaviour and latest thinking in consumer research and how it informs marketing decision-making. This course seeks to help students to develop a broader multicultural view of consumption, beyond the act of buying. It seeks to develop students’ ability to understand how products, services and consumption activities contribute to, and shape our social experiences.
Course Credits: 3.0

STNL412: Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management course (STNL 412) develops knowledge on key concepts and techniques of operations and supply chain management. Explores how different elements of sustainability can be managed in the context of international operations and supply chains. Critically analyzes and discusses real-life situations from an operational perspective.
Course Credits: 3.0

STNL420: Business Field School

Further develops skills learned during Foundational Courses and integrates these skills with learning from other course areas in an active business environment. Students will be immersed in an experiential field-based course which will provide an opportunity to take the classroom into the real world. Site visits will be combined with coursework and assignments, and insights gained during this experience will form the basis for a Capstone Project which will be completed as part of the course. Pre-requisite: successful completion of a minimum of 45 upper-level (numbered 300 and above) credits in the BBA Program.
Course Credits: 6.0

STNL422: Leading Organizations

Explores differences in approaches to leadership within businesses in different cultures, including how diversity in the workplace and differences in cultural values require adaptive leadership. Prepares students for taking responsibility, not only for leading others, but also for leading themselves through ambiguity, complexity and unfamiliar inter-cultural situations relating to business.
Course Credits: 3.0

STNL425: Global Social Entrepreneurship

This course dives into underlying theories to explain how social entrepreneurs work to create positive social change around the world. The course weaves together themes of grand challenges and entrepreneurial mindsets, coupled with the tools of design thinking, integrative thinking, and systems thinking. Whereas most social entrepreneurship courses recognize social venture start-ups and/or technical solutions, this course focuses on students understanding a pressing social or environmental issue by mapping the landscape of the current solutions and to identify missing opportunities for positive change.
Course Credits: 3.0