This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2022 to April 2023.

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The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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COMM 201.3: Introduction to Financial Accounting

Helps the student understand, use and appreciate the limitations of information provided in an organization's financial statements. As such, the course examines what financial statements are, what they include and the means of deriving information for and from them. Specifically, the course will enable the student to: (1) link the results of management's financing, investing and operating decisions to financial statement reporting; (2) understand the boundaries and limitations of information in the financial statements; (3) demonstrate a basic but real awareness of financial accounting systems; and (4) use information in financial statements to help make various decisions about an organization.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Note: Students can receive credit for only one of COMM 201.3 or ENT 230.3


COMM 203.3: Introduction to Finance

Deals with the functions of the financial manager, including the problems and techniques of financial decision-making. Topics include: goals of the firm, management of working capital, financial problems and decisions involving intermediate and long-term financing, capital budgeting under certainty, and capital structure as it relates to weighted average cost of capital.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): One of (COMM 121.3, MATH 110.3 or MATH 121.3) and COMM 104.3
Note: Students can receive credit for only one of COMM 203.3 or ENT 300.3.


COMM 204.3: Introduction to Marketing

Introduction to the marketing concept in business. Business activities are analyzed from the point of view of recognition, stimulation and satisfaction of consumer demand.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Note: Students with credit for COMM 200.3 or MKT 251.3 or BAC 25 cannot take this course for credit. Students can receive credit for only one of ENT 210.3 or COMM 204.3.


COMM 205.3: Introduction to Operations Management

Introduces students to concepts and decision-making techniques used in the design, planning, execution, control, and improvement of operations of world-class manufacturing and service companies. It begins with introductory issues such as operations strategy and forecasting, continue with design topics such as product design, capacity planning, process design, facility layout, work design, and location planning, then covers quality management and control, and finally ends with planning decisions such as inventory management, aggregate planning, material requirements planning, just-in-time systems, scheduling, and supply chain management. Time permitting, project management and waiting line management may be covered too.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): COMM 104.3


COMM 207.3: Statistics for Business Decisions

Teaches inferential statistics, chi-square contingency tests, goodness-of-fit tests, analysis of variance, simple linear regression and correlation, multiple regression and correlation, nonparametric statistics, statistical decision theory, and some statistical applications in quality control. Spreadsheet-based statistical functions and/or computer programs will be used to demonstrate the concepts and theory and to analyze practical business situations.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): One of (COMM 121.3, MATH 110.3 or MATH 121.3) and COMM 104.3
Note: Students who wish to use this course toward an Arts & Science credit should first refer to Statistics Course Regulations in the Arts & Science section of the Calendar.


COMM 210.3: Introduction to Management Accounting

Introduces students to the vital role that modern management accounting information plays in running a successful business in today's business world. Topics covered include the use of management accounting information to support decision making, planning and controlling activities and the behavioral impact of using accounting information to make decisions. In addition, students will gain an appreciation of the limitations of accounting information and an understanding of the needs of management accounting systems.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.3
Note: Students with credit for ACC 230.3, COMM 301.3 or COMM 302.3 cannot take this course for credit.


COMM 211.3: Human Resource Management

Develops a framework for human resource management comprising the context, issues, strategies, and processes of managing people in organizations. The challenges arising from the context include legal and ethical issues as well as global perspectives. Processes include selection and recruitment, performance appraisal, training and development, compensation and benefits, labour relations, and managing employee and employer interests within the employment relationship.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Note: Students may receive credit for only one of COMM 211.3, ENT 220.3, COMM 386.3, or BAC 15.


COMM 213.3: Management Information Systems

This course is an introduction to how firms use information technology and systems to achieve corporate objectives, compete in today's business environment and improve performance. Students will also receive experiential training in relevant business applications. Permission of the department is required.

Restriction(s): Only open to students in the Edwards School of Business.
Prerequisite(s): COMM 104.3
Note(s): Students may receive credit for only one of COMM 213.3 or COMM 307.3


COMM 229.3: Personal Financial Management

Teaches students how to analyze personal goals and assess the financial implications of these goals, determine personal net worth, analyze financial products and services, and understand investment alternatives appropriate to individuals and families. In addition, this course explains personal taxation, insurance contracts to protect the life styles of families, financial alternatives in retirement, and estate planning.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Note: Students may receive credit for only one of COMM 229.3 or COMM 329.3. Students can take COMM 229.3 and COMM 429.3.