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Please always consult the official course link outline.

Fall Semester 2018 and Winter Semester 2019 course outlines in green font


ENT 500
Entrepreneurship
New Venture Startup

ENT 526
New Venture Startup
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Behaviour

ENT 527
Studies In Entrepreneurship

MGT   025
Canadian Business Startup

(C) MGT 200
Introduction to Management

IBS 723
International Trade
 (Export Mgt.)

IBS 724
The Management of
International Enterprise

MGT 802
Ethical  Leadership

 (C)MGT 806
Project  Management


MGT  804
Global Supply Management


 BADM 4000
Business Policy
BADM 4120
Business Consulting
     
BADM 4170
Asia Pacific Regional Business Studies
BADM 4180
Latin America Regional Business Studies

AGEC 3310
Operations Management
ISS 2500
Management in Organizations

COST 3010
Quality Management

FITTskills
Global Business Environment

FITTSkills
International Marketing

FITTskills
International Trade Finance

FITTskills
Global Supply
Chain Management

FITTskills
International Market Entry Strategies

FITTskills
International
Trade Management

BADM 4400
Applied Business Project
 Student Groups                                                                                                                     Possible Presentation Criteria

 


                       

 
     

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 MGT 025 outline


PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE ANY TEXTBOOKS WHATSOEVER, UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THESE WITH THE PROFESSOR DURING THE FIRST CLASS.


Professor                                 : Thomas W. McKaig

Brampton Office Phone          : 905-458-6400 

Brampton Office Fax          
   : 905-458-7850

Website                                
  : www.tm-int.com

E-mail                                   
  : pres@tm-int.com


COURSE DESCRIPTION

MGT 025 is a full year course that is divided into two major parts. The first part is intended as a survey course designed to introduce students to the contemporary Canadian business environment and the principles of business management. A computer assisted business management  simulation will be used to help the student acquire an overview of the management decision  making process and to understand basic financial statements.

The second part of the course is designed to explore the student’s potential for self-employment and the challenges facing the entrepreneur as he or she strives to create a new business. All the major business functions will be re-examined in the context of a small business environment. Students will be expected to produce a preliminary business plan for the new venture of their choice.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

1. To provide the student with a broad understanding of business, its major principles, 
    practices and vocabulary and the importance of  business to Canadians.
2. To examine the major business functions- management, marketing, finance, production,
    human
resources - and how these functions interact.
3. To examine the business environment as it relates to ethics, labour, government, society and 
     the global economy.
4.  To develop an understanding and appreciation for the complexities involved in starting 
     a  new business.
5. To assist the student in assessing his/her entrepreneurial potential.
6. To provide students with an appreciation for business planning.
7. To assist in the creation of new ventures in Canada.

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

Various teaching techniques will be used. These include lectures, classroom discussion, case studies, individual or group presentations, documentary films, handouts, etc. To encourage an entrepreneurial spirit, there will be an emphasis on creativity, flexibility and personal involvement. Students are expected to attend classes fully prepared to participate in discussion of assigned readings and projects. If absent, students are still accountable for all material, changes and announcements discussed during class.

METHOD OF EVALUATION
 
 

Annual Report  15 *
Business Simulation: Team standing  10 *
Class Presentation  15 *
Term Tests  #1
                   #2
                   #3
 10
 20
 30
New Venture Profile  20
Business Plan (Written report)  25 *
Final Exam  35
Participation  20
TOTAL 200   *denotes group work

1. To achieve a passing grade, a student must achieve an average of at least 50% on
    individually assigned components of the course.

2.  Up to 20% of the grade for any assignment may be deducted for poor grammar, lack of
     clarity
and/or spelling.
3.  For group assignments, failure to contribute satisfactorily to the efforts of your group may
     result
in a lower grade or zero for the  non-contributing member.
4.  Every effort will be made to conduct the course as stated, however, adjustments may 
     be necessary at the discretion of the instructor. 

If so, students will be advised and changes will be discussed in class prior to implementation. If absent, students are still accountable for all material, changes and announcements discussed during class.

Those students absent from class, are not guaranteed receiving supplemental
missed handouts without a medical certificate

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

1. "Understanding Canadian Business" - Third Edition: by Nickels, McHugh, McHugh and
     Berman, Irwin/McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., 2000. ISBN 0-07-560767-0

2. "IMS: Introductory Management Simulation" - Fourth Edition: by Ross MacNaughton and
    Maurice Archer, Management Learning Software, 2000. ISBN 0-969-7998-0-2

SUGGESTED READING

1. "Building A Dream, A comprehensive Guide to Starting a Business of Your Own" - 
     Fourth Edition: by Walter S. Good, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., 2000.

OPTIONAL

Business Magazines-  "Profit Magazine", "Canadian Business", "Fortune", "Forbes", "Harvard Business Review", "INC"., "The Economist" etc. Student discounts possibly available. "Globe & Mail", "Report on Business", "National Post". Also, "Financial Post", "Financial Times of Canada" and "Financial  Times" ( London, England) and foreign language press.

The above magazine items are optional but are suggested as extras which may improve  your enjoyment and understanding of the course material.

MGT  025 Course Content

NON-CONTRIBUTING STUDENTS MAY BE ASKED 
TO LEAVE A GROUP OR WORK ON THEIR OWN
 

Ch 3 - Competing in Global Environments

Ch 5 - Ethical Behaviour, the Environment, and Social  Responsibility

Ch 6 - Forms of Business Organization

Ch 8 - Leadership and Management

Ch 10 - Providing World-Class Products and Services

Ch 15 - Marketing: Building Customer Relationships

Ch 16 - Developing and Pricing Quality Products and Services

Ch 17 - Promoting and Distributing Products and Services

Ch 12 - Motivating Employees and Building Self-Managed Teams

Ch 14 - Dealing with Employee-Management Issues and Relations

Ch 18 - Appendix D only (Financial Ratios)

Ch 19 - Managing Financial Resources
 


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ENT - 527

"STUDIES IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP"
 

PLEASE CONSULT WITH DESIGNATED PROFESSOR BEFORE CONSULTING THIS COURSE OUTLINE AND/OR BEFORE PURCHASING TEXTBOOK

Professor                             :  Thomas W. McKaig
Brampton Office Phone      :  905-458-6400
Brampton Office Fax          :  905-458-7850 

Website                               :  www.tm-int.com 
E-Mail                                 :  pres@tm-int.com

 

                                                          


 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will expose the student to many of the special topics currently dominating the study of entrepreneurship. These may include small business entrepreneurs, family enterprises, government initiatives, franchising, buying a business, business plans and forms of business ownership. Submission requirements are clearly detailed in the actual week to week course outline, further along in this course description. Class is 3 hours per week.

COURSE OBJECTIVES


1.       To develop an appreciation of the merits of entrepreneurship.  
2.       To determine how New Venture Startup business functions break with the past.  
3.       To equip students with better understandings of an entrepreneur’s competitive
           realities.


METHOD OF INSTRUCTION


In compliance with the objectives various methods will be used. These may include lectures,
classroom discussion, case and/or experiential themes, on-site visits, individual or group presentations,  videotapes and "handouts". The Instructor also arranges for relevant Guest Speakers to come and share their knowledge with the class. It is understood that Guest Speakers’ timetables may change as they are volunteering their time. Student participation in  the classroom is required. If absent, students are still accountable for all material, changes and announcements discussed during the missed class(es). Some in-class time will be allocated for preparation of certain assignments.

METHOD OF EVALUATION (100%)

             Company work (Group work) ...... 30% mark based on written group submission
          
  Term Tests...................................  60% (2 tests – 30 marks each)
          
  
Individual written submission........  10%
                                                    Total      100%


NOTES

1)       Up to 10 marks on tests and assignments may be deducted for poor grammar, lack
          of  clarity and/or spelling.  
2)       A "Peer Assessment" form must be completed by each student to evaluate the
          contributions of each student to group activities.

 

FURTHER NOTES TO STUDENTS

 

1. Missed Term Work or Examinations

Exemption or deferral of a term test or final examination is not permitted except for a medical or personal emergency. The Instructor must be notified by email PRIOR to the test or examination and appropriate documentation must be submitted. For absence on medical grounds, an official student medical certificate must be provided. this may downloaded from the Ryerson Web Site at www.ryerson.ca/rr.

2. Absence from final examination or tests

a. The Instructor MUST be notified by email BEFORE the test.

b. Documentation MUST be presented at the next class.

c. Depending on course policy, the Professor may arrange a make-up or re-weigh the
    course requirements.

3. Absence from final examination:

a. Instructor MUST be notified by e-mail BEFORE the examination.

b. Documentation must be provided within 3 working days.

c. If the majority of the course work has been completed with a passing performance,
    and the documentation is acceptable, and "INC" will be entered by the Professor.
    An "INC" grade will NOT be granted if term work was missed or failed.

d. The final examination MUST BE WRITTEN WITHIN FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE SUBMISSION OF THE "INC" (INCOMPLETE GRADE). FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN AN "F" (FAILURE) GRADE.

e. It is the student's responsibility to contact the Professor at least two weeks prior to
    the end of the following academic term to arrange to write the final examination.

4. Course Repeats:

     Recent changes to Ryerson's GPA Policy prevent students from taking a course    
      more than three times.

Please note that:

"The grade earned for a repeated course is substituted for the previous grade in calculating subsequent grade point averages (GPA's) even if the later grade is lower, but both attempts are recorded on the transcripts.

No course can be repeated more than twice."

If a student fails a required course for the third time, he/she will be assigned an academic standing of "WITHDRAWN" and will be ineligible to continue on that program.

 

NOTES

1) In order to receive a passing grade in this course, a student MUST achieve a
    combined average of at least 50% on the term tests the final examination and
     any other individual evaluation items.

2) Up to 20% on any question in any test or examination or assignment may be
     deducted for poor grammar, lack of clarity and /or spelling.

3) Failure to contribute to the efforts of your group will result in a lower or ZERO
    mark for group activities.

4) A "Peer Assessment" form may be required of each student to evaluate the
    contributions of each student to group activities. Non-contributing students may
     be asked to leave a group and  work on their own.

5) Every effort will be made to conduct the course as stated; however adjustments
      may be  necessary at the discretion of the instructor. If so, students will be
     advised and alterations will be discussed in class prior to implementation.

6) Business Simulations involve data input via a form for each period. Forms must
    be submitted at end of class. Failure to do so will result in the professor
    resubmitting the previous period's data and a mark deduction.

7) A "Faculty/Course Survey" may be run sometime during the semester by
     Student Representatives of C.E.S.A.R. (Continuing Education Student's
     Association of Ryerson).

 

8) The Ryerson University “Writing Centre” LIB266A and EPH202 offer free “help”
     to students.

9) For tests and examinations it will be necessary for students to have a calculator and
    writing instruments. The calculator may NOT be part of a cell phone or similar
    device and you may not borrow such items from other students during tests and
     examinations: bring your own and ensure that its battery is properly charged.

10) During all tests and examinations, communication devices such as cell phones are
      not permitted and must be turned off and placed in your book bag at the
      perimeter of the examination room.

11) Additional “in-class” handouts may be provided by the instructor. The student is
      responsible for the content of such materials on tests and examinations. Such
      “handouts” are available only during the class when handed out. If unable to
       attend a class, arrange for one of your team members to acquire copies of such
       items for you.
 

         COMMENTS

           Every effort will be made to conduct the course as stated; however adjustments
           may be necessary at the discretion of the  instructor. If so, students will be advised
          
and alterations will be discussed in class prior to implementation.
When general             
           discussion is indicated, it is  expected all students engage in a meaningful and active
           exchange of thoughts, observations and opinions.


   
     COMPULSORY READINGS

          Small Business Management An Entrepreneurial Emphasis, Second Canadian Edition   
          Justin G. Longenecker, Leo B. Donlevy, Victoria A.C. Calvert, Carlos W. Moore
          Published by Nelson ©2003, ISBN/ISSN: 0176168478


        OPTIONAL

1.        Business Magazines: Profit Magazine: " Canadian Business", "Fortune",
           "Forbes", "Harvard Business Review", INC., " The Economist" etc. Student
           discounts possibly  available.

2.       "Globe & Mail", "Report on Business", "National Post". Also, " Financial
            Post", " Financial  Times of  Canada" and " Financial  Times" (London, England),
            and foreign language press.
         
          END OF SEMESTER PRESENTATION


          Towards of the end of the semester, students are to submit a 6 page written synopsis      
           about an entrepreneur they have interviewed.


Those students absent from class, are not guaranteed receiving supplemental
"missed handouts" without a medical certificate
.

 

TOPIC OUTLINE
 

The sequence of topics given below is that which is to be followed by T.W. McKaig. In certain instances, this schedule might be re-arranged, supplemented, or altered for a variety of reasons including Guest Speakers’ shifting availabilities. 
 

Group assignments will be chosen either from a Guest Speaker's entrepreneurial business needs or from a business area of the student group's interest in an entrepreneurial venture. Students' group assignment marks will be judged according to their contributions to the given client's potential for enhanced business innovation and expansion.

The Longenecker text material is to be thoroughly read as indicated in the
following course outline. The mid term test and the final test will comprehensively cover the Longenecker text. You are responsible for knowing the Longenecker Chapters prior to each class.


NON-CONTRIBUTING
 ENT 527 STUDENTS MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE 
A GROUP OR WORK ON THEIR OWN
.

 

 

Field trips and Guest Speaker presentations do not exempt the student from covering and studying the material indicated below. Individual Chapter coverage might require less than three hours or more than three hours. The week time slot in the left column is not necessarily indicative of timing of the corresponding chapter coverage!!!
Videos and/or Guest Speakers and/or Field Trips depend upon time and/or availability

 

Week
#

              Longenecker Chapters

Entrepreneurship Material
to be entrepreneurially covered

Guests Speakers will constitute a portion of course material
 

1 Introduction of course material
and administration details
 
2 1.  Entrepreneurship and the Need for Competitive
    Advantage.

3. Franchising Opportunities
 

Video


Video

3 4. Developing an Effective Business Plan

5. Marketing Research and Product Strategy
 

Guest Speaker
 
4

6. Promotional and Pricing Strategies
 

Field Trip (tentative)
5

7. Distribution Channels and Global Markets

8. Financing Requirements and Sources of
    Financing

Guest Speaker

6

9. Selecting the Management Team and Form of
    Organization
 

Guest Speaker
7 Test 1 Test 1 will cover all textbook material prior to this point.
8 10. Selecting a Location and Planning the Facilities

Guest Speaker
9 11. Managing Human Resources

13. Evaluating and Managing Financial
      Performance
 

MAJOR  STUDENT/CLIENT WORK
10 14. Managing Growing Firms and Exit Strategies  
11 MAJOR  STUDENT/CLIENT WORK
 
MAJOR  STUDENT/CLIENT WORK
 
12 Test 2
MAJOR  STUDENT/CLIENT WORK

 
13 STUDENT/CLIENT WORK Submission of individual entrepreneur report
TBA
 
14   Submission of group work
Friday, December TBA
 

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CIBS 723 - INTERNATIONAL TRADE
(EXPORT MANAGEMENT)

 

Professor:        Thomas W. McKaig
Office:             B829A
Telephone:       416-979-5000, ext. 6296
Brampton:       905-458-6400
Fax:                905-458-7850

Website: www.tm-int.com
E-mail: pres@tm-int.com


 

Timetable: Thursdays from 13:00 - 16:00

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

This course is especially relevant for the student planning to work in small or medium sized firms involved in exporting or importing.  A KEY learning objective is to help the student understand the Export Process thoroughly in order to be able to assess the business risk involved in exporting from Canada.  The course begins with a discussion of the importance for Canada of exports within the context of the country’s international balance of payments.  This is followed by a thorough discussion of the export process including export documentation; export marketing; export financing; export insurance; export packing, labelling and transportation.  In addition, government and private assistance for exporting is also examined.  Students are required to examine the export process of a Canadian company and assess its capabilities to exploit an export market.

TEXT BOOK

Required:  Canadian Exporting, 4th ed., by Maurice Archer, Maurice Archer Books, Oakville, 2000.

Recommended: The Basics of Import/Export, by P.T. Malkovsky, Dryden Publishing, 1998.  ISBN#0-03-922939-4.

EXTERNAL READINGS:

In order to develop an appreciation of the international environment, the student is expected to read the “Economist”, The International”, “The European”, Fortune, Forbes, INC., TIME, Profit, Canadexport, the Canadian Foreign Affairs and International Trade web site, US Department of Commerce web site and other readily available business publications focused on international business issues.

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION:

Teaching methods will include lectures, in-depth classroom discussions whereby the student is expected to contribute valuable insight, case studies, and video presentations.  Because of the course structure, it is essential that the student make an attempt to attend all classes fully prepared.

ASSIGNMENTS:

All assignments must be handed-in fully typed, permanently bound, and double-spaced.  Assignments will be graded based on content, and communicative effectiveness.  In order to receive a grade, papers must be properly footnoted, and documented to show how the content is supported.  All papers must follow proper research format.  Note:  In order to receive full credit for the Export Implementation Plan report and presentation, a student must demonstrate his/her full contribution.

SPECIAL NOTE:

EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO MANAGE THE COURSE AS PROVIDED IN THIS COURSE OUTLINE.  HOWEVER, ADJUSTMENTS MAY BE NECESSARY AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PROFESSOR AND ANY CHANGES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN CLASS. IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO BECOME AWARE OF ANY ANNOUNCED CHANGES IN CLASS.

DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE COURSE AND ITS STRUCTURE, STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED AFTER THE 2ND CLASS.

TOTAL EVALUATION :

Export Implementation Plan                                      25%
Class Presentation of Export Implementation Plan  15%
Test 1                                                                      20%
Test 2                                                                      20%
Test 3                                                                      20%
Total                                                                     100%

Note:  Details of the Export Implementation Plan Assignment will be given out in class.  Attendance at all presentations is mandatory for each student to receive full grading Export Implementation Plan.

FURTHER NOTES TO STUDENTS

 

1. Missed Term Work or Examinations

Exemption or deferral of a term test or final examination is not permitted except for a medical or personal emergency. The Instructor must be notified by email PRIOR to the test or examination and appropriate documentation must be submitted. For absence on medical grounds, an official student medical certificate must be provided. this may downloaded from the Ryerson Web Site at www.ryerson.ca/rr or picked up from the continuing education office, Room A 100 (for CE students only).

2. Absence from final examination or tests

a. The Instructor MUST be notified by email BEFORE the test.

b. Documentation MUST be presented at the next class.

c. Depending on course policy, the instructor may arrange a make-up or re-weigh the
    course requirements.

3. Absence from final examination:

a. Instructor MUST be notified by e-mail BEFORE the examination.

b. Documentation must be provided within 3 working days to the CE office (only for CE
   students).

c. If the majority of the course work has been completed with a passing performance,
    and the documentation is acceptable, and "INC" will be entered by the Professor.
    An "INC" grade will NOT be granted if term work was missed or failed.

d. The final examination MUST BE WRITTEN WITHIN FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE SUBMISSION OF THE "INC" (INCOMPLETE GRADE). FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN AN "F" (FAILURE) GRADE.

e. It is the student's responsibility to contact the Professor at least two weeks prior to
    the end of the following academic term to arrange to write the final examination.

4. Course Repeats:

     Recent changes to Ryerson's GPA Policy prevent students from taking a course    
      more than three times.

Please note that:

"The grade earned for a repeated course is substituted for the previous grade in calculating subsequent grade point averages (GPA's) even if the later grade is lower, but both attempts are recorded on the transcripts.

No course can be repeated more than twice."

If a student fails a required course for the third time, he/she will be assigned an academic standing of "WITHDRAWN" and will be ineligible to continue on that program.
 
OUTLINE OF WEEKLY TOPICS AND CLASS LECTURES
 

WEEK of

TOPIC

REQUIRED READING

Sept 6

·         The 5 Levels of International Business

·         Introduction to course

·         Preparing for export
 

Ch 1

Sept 12

·         Export Mktg Strategies

·         Export Mktg Research
 

Ch. 2,3

Sept 19

·         Export Distribution

·         Agency Distribution agreements, and Grey marketing
 

Ch. 4,5

Sept 26

TERM TEST #1

·         Export Promotion & Sales
 

Ch. 4,5

Oct 3

·          The Trade Environment, understanding barriers and agreements.

·         Counter Trade

Ch. 7,21,22

Oct 10

·         Export Cost and Pricing

·         Export Packaging & Transportation

Ch. 9,11,12

Oct 17

·         Export Packaging and Transportation (cont’d)
 

Ch 12

Oct. 24

Research Period
 

 

Oct 31

TERM TEST #2

·         Export Financing, sources, credit, collection
 

Ch. 8,10

Nov 7

·         Export Documentation

·         Export Insurance
 

Ch 13,14

Nov 14

TERM TEST #3
 

Nov 21

PRESENTATIONS

ATTENDANCE MANDATORY
 

IMPLEMENTATION PLAN DUE

Nov 28

PRESENTATIONS

ATTENDANCE MANDATORY
 

IMPLEMENTATION PLAN DUE

Dec 5

PRESENTATIONS

ATTENDANCE MANDATORY

IMPLEMENTATION PLAN DUE


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Ryerson University

School of Management & Enterprise Development 

 MGT 025 outline


PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE ANY TEXTBOOKS WHATSOEVER, UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THESE WITH THE PROFESSOR DURING THE FIRST CLASS.


Professor                                 : Thomas W. McKaig

Brampton Office Phone          : 905-458-6400 

Brampton Office Fax          
   : 905-458-7850

Website                                
  : www.tm-int.com

E-mail                                   
  : pres@tm-int.com


COURSE DESCRIPTION

MGT 025 is a full year course that is divided into two major parts. The first part is intended as a survey course designed to introduce students to the contemporary Canadian business environment and the principles of business management. A computer assisted business management  simulation will be used to help the student acquire an overview of the management decision  making process and to understand basic financial statements.

The second part of the course is designed to explore the student’s potential for self-employment and the challenges facing the entrepreneur as he or she strives to create a new business. All the major business functions will be re-examined in the context of a small business environment. Students will be expected to produce a preliminary business plan for the new venture of their choice.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

1. To provide the student with a broad understanding of business, its major principles, 
    practices and vocabulary and the importance of  business to Canadians.
2. To examine the major business functions- management, marketing, finance, production,
    human
resources - and how these functions interact.
3. To examine the business environment as it relates to ethics, labour, government, society and 
     the global economy.
4.  To develop an understanding and appreciation for the complexities involved in starting 
     a  new business.
5. To assist the student in assessing his/her entrepreneurial potential.
6. To provide students with an appreciation for business planning.
7. To assist in the creation of new ventures in Canada.

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

Various teaching techniques will be used. These include lectures, classroom discussion, case studies, individual or group presentations, documentary films, handouts, etc. To encourage an entrepreneurial spirit, there will be an emphasis on creativity, flexibility and personal involvement. Students are expected to attend classes fully prepared to participate in discussion of assigned readings and projects. If absent, students are still accountable for all material, changes and announcements discussed during class.

METHOD OF EVALUATION
 
 

Annual Report  15 *
Business Simulation: Team standing  10 *
Class Presentation  15 *
Term Tests  #1
                   #2
                   #3
 10
 20
 30
New Venture Profile  20
Business Plan (Written report)  25 *
Final Exam  35
Participation  20
TOTAL 200   *denotes group work

1. To achieve a passing grade, a student must achieve an average of at least 50% on
    individually assigned components of the course.

2.  Up to 20% of the grade for any assignment may be deducted for poor grammar, lack of
     clarity
and/or spelling.
3.  For group assignments, failure to contribute satisfactorily to the efforts of your group may
     result
in a lower grade or zero for the  non-contributing member.
4.  Every effort will be made to conduct the course as stated, however, adjustments may 
     be necessary at the discretion of the instructor. 

If so, students will be advised and changes will be discussed in class prior to implementation. If absent, students are still accountable for all material, changes and announcements discussed during class.

Those students absent from class, are not guaranteed receiving supplemental
missed handouts without a medical certificate

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

1. "Understanding Canadian Business" - Third Edition: by Nickels, McHugh, McHugh and
     Berman, Irwin/McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., 2000. ISBN 0-07-560767-0

2. "IMS: Introductory Management Simulation" - Fourth Edition: by Ross MacNaughton and
    Maurice Archer, Management Learning Software, 2000. ISBN 0-969-7998-0-2

SUGGESTED READING

1. "Building A Dream, A comprehensive Guide to Starting a Business of Your Own" - 
     Fourth Edition: by Walter S. Good, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., 2000.

OPTIONAL

Business Magazines-  "Profit Magazine", "Canadian Business", "Fortune", "Forbes", "Harvard Business Review", "INC"., "The Economist" etc. Student discounts possibly available. "Globe & Mail", "Report on Business", "National Post". Also, "Financial Post", "Financial Times of Canada" and "Financial  Times" ( London, England) and foreign language press.

The above magazine items are optional but are suggested as extras which may improve  your enjoyment and understanding of the course material.

MGT  025 Course Content

NON-CONTRIBUTING STUDENTS MAY BE ASKED 
TO LEAVE A GROUP OR WORK ON THEIR OWN
 

Ch 3 - Competing in Global Environments

Ch 5 - Ethical Behaviour, the Environment, and Social  Responsibility

Ch 6 - Forms of Business Organization

Ch 8 - Leadership and Management

Ch 10 - Providing World-Class Products and Services

Ch 15 - Marketing: Building Customer Relationships

Ch 16 - Developing and Pricing Quality Products and Services

Ch 17 - Promoting and Distributing Products and Services

Ch 12 - Motivating Employees and Building Self-Managed Teams

Ch 14 - Dealing with Employee-Management Issues and Relations

Ch 18 - Appendix D only (Financial Ratios)

Ch 19 - Managing Financial Resources
 


 Back to Top



 

ENT - 527

"STUDIES IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP"
 

PLEASE CONSULT WITH DESIGNATED PROFESSOR BEFORE CONSULTING THIS COURSE OUTLINE AND/OR BEFORE PURCHASING TEXTBOOK

Professor                             :  Thomas W. McKaig
Brampton Office Phone      :  905-458-6400
Brampton Office Fax          :  905-458-7850 

Website                               :  www.tm-int.com 
E-Mail                                 :  pres@tm-int.com

 

                                                          


 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will expose the student to many of the special topics currently dominating the study of entrepreneurship. These may include small business entrepreneurs, family enterprises, government initiatives, franchising, buying a business, business plans and forms of business ownership. Submission requirements are clearly detailed in the actual week to week course outline, further along in this course description. Class is 3 hours per week.

COURSE OBJECTIVES


1.       To develop an appreciation of the merits of entrepreneurship.  
2.       To determine how New Venture Startup business functions break with the past.  
3.       To equip students with better understandings of an entrepreneur’s competitive
           realities.


METHOD OF INSTRUCTION


In compliance with the objectives various methods will be used. These may include lectures,
classroom discussion, case and/or experiential themes, on-site visits, individual or group presentations,  videotapes and "handouts". The Instructor also arranges for relevant Guest Speakers to come and share their knowledge with the class. It is understood that Guest Speakers’ timetables may change as they are volunteering their time. Student participation in  the classroom is required. If absent, students are still accountable for all material, changes and announcements discussed during the missed class(es). Some in-class time will be allocated for preparation of certain assignments.

METHOD OF EVALUATION (100%)

             Company work (Group work) ...... 30% mark based on written group submission
          
  Term Tests...................................  60% (2 tests – 30 marks each)
          
  
Individual written submission........  10%
                                                    Total      100%


NOTES

1)       Up to 10 marks on tests and assignments may be deducted for poor grammar, lack
          of  clarity and/or spelling.  
2)       A "Peer Assessment" form must be completed by each student to evaluate the
          contributions of each student to group activities.

 

FURTHER NOTES TO STUDENTS

 

1. Missed Term Work or Examinations

Exemption or deferral of a term test or final examination is not permitted except for a medical or personal emergency. The Instructor must be notified by email PRIOR to the test or examination and appropriate documentation must be submitted. For absence on medical grounds, an official student medical certificate must be provided. this may downloaded from the Ryerson Web Site at www.ryerson.ca/rr.

2. Absence from final examination or tests

a. The Instructor MUST be notified by email BEFORE the test.

b. Documentation MUST be presented at the next class.

c. Depending on course policy, the Professor may arrange a make-up or re-weigh the
    course requirements.

3. Absence from final examination:

a. Instructor MUST be notified by e-mail BEFORE the examination.

b. Documentation must be provided within 3 working days.

c. If the majority of the course work has been completed with a passing performance,
    and the documentation is acceptable, and "INC" will be entered by the Professor.
    An "INC" grade will NOT be granted if term work was missed or failed.

d. The final examination MUST BE WRITTEN WITHIN FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE SUBMISSION OF THE "INC" (INCOMPLETE GRADE). FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN AN "F" (FAILURE) GRADE.

e. It is the student's responsibility to contact the Professor at least two weeks prior to
    the end of the following academic term to arrange to write the final examination.

4. Course Repeats:

     Recent changes to Ryerson's GPA Policy prevent students from taking a course    
      more than three times.

Please note that:

"The grade earned for a repeated course is substituted for the previous grade in calculating subsequent grade point averages (GPA's) even if the later grade is lower, but both attempts are recorded on the transcripts.

No course can be repeated more than twice."

If a student fails a required course for the third time, he/she will be assigned an academic standing of "WITHDRAWN" and will be ineligible to continue on that program.

 

NOTES

1) In order to receive a passing grade in this course, a student MUST achieve a
    combined average of at least 50% on the term tests the final examination and
     any other individual evaluation items.

2) Up to 20% on any question in any test or examination or assignment may be
     deducted for poor grammar, lack of clarity and /or spelling.

3) Failure to contribute to the efforts of your group will result in a lower or ZERO
    mark for group activities.

4) A "Peer Assessment" form may be required of each student to evaluate the
    contributions of each student to group activities. Non-contributing students may
     be asked to leave a group and  work on their own.

5) Every effort will be made to conduct the course as stated; however adjustments
      may be  necessary at the discretion of the instructor. If so, students will be
     advised and alterations will be discussed in class prior to implementation.

6) Business Simulations involve data input via a form for each period. Forms must
    be submitted at end of class. Failure to do so will result in the professor
    resubmitting the previous period's data and a mark deduction.

7) A "Faculty/Course Survey" may be run sometime during the semester by
     Student Representatives of C.E.S.A.R. (Continuing Education Student's
     Association of Ryerson).

 

8) The Ryerson University “Writing Centre” LIB266A and EPH202 offer free “help”
     to students.

9) For tests and examinations it will be necessary for students to have a calculator and
    writing instruments. The calculator may NOT be part of a cell phone or similar
    device and you may not borrow such items from other students during tests and
     examinations: bring your own and ensure that its battery is properly charged.

10) During all tests and examinations, communication devices such as cell phones are
      not permitted and must be turned off and placed in your book bag at the
      perimeter of the examination room.

11) Additional “in-class” handouts may be provided by the instructor. The student is
      responsible for the content of such materials on tests and examinations. Such
      “handouts” are available only during the class when handed out. If unable to
       attend a class, arrange for one of your team members to acquire copies of such
       items for you.
 

         COMMENTS

           Every effort will be made to conduct the course as stated; however adjustments
           may be necessary at the discretion of the  instructor. If so, students will be advised
          
and alterations will be discussed in class prior to implementation.
When general             
           discussion is indicated, it is  expected all students engage in a meaningful and active
           exchange of thoughts, observations and opinions.


   
     COMPULSORY READINGS

          Small Business Management An Entrepreneurial Emphasis, Second Canadian Edition   
          Justin G. Longenecker, Leo B. Donlevy, Victoria A.C. Calvert, Carlos W. Moore
          Published by Nelson ©2003, ISBN/ISSN: 0176168478


        OPTIONAL

1.        Business Magazines: Profit Magazine: " Canadian Business", "Fortune",
           "Forbes", "Harvard Business Review", INC., " The Economist" etc. Student
           discounts possibly  available.

2.       "Globe & Mail", "Report on Business", "National Post". Also, " Financial
            Post", " Financial  Times of  Canada" and " Financial  Times" (London, England),
            and foreign language press.
         
          END OF SEMESTER PRESENTATION


          Towards of the end of the semester, students are to submit a 6 page written synopsis      
           about an entrepreneur they have interviewed.


Those students absent from class, are not guaranteed receiving supplemental
"missed handouts" without a medical certificate
.

 

TOPIC OUTLINE
 

The sequence of topics given below is that which is to be followed by T.W. McKaig. In certain instances, this schedule might be re-arranged, supplemented, or altered for a variety of reasons including Guest Speakers’ shifting availabilities. 
 

Group assignments will be chosen either from a Guest Speaker's entrepreneurial business needs or from a business area of the student group's interest in an entrepreneurial venture. Students' group assignment marks will be judged according to their contributions to the given client's potential for enhanced business innovation and expansion.

The Longenecker text material is to be thoroughly read as indicated in the
following course outline. The mid term test and the final test will comprehensively cover the Longenecker text. You are responsible for knowing the Longenecker Chapters prior to each class.


NON-CONTRIBUTING
 ENT 527 STUDENTS MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE 
A GROUP OR WORK ON THEIR OWN
.

 

 

Field trips and Guest Speaker presentations

 

 do not exempt the student from covering and studying

 

 the  material indicated below.


Individual Chapter  coverage might require less than

 

 three hours or more than three hours. The week time

 

slot in the left column is not necessarily indicative of  the

 

timing of the corresponding chapter coverage!!!
 

 


Videos and/or Guest Speakers and/or Field Trips

 depend upon time and/or availability
 

Week
#

              Longenecker Chapters

Entrepreneurship Material
to be entrepreneurially covered

Guests Speakers will constitute a portion of course material
 

1   Introduction of course material
and administration details
 
2 1.  Entrepreneurship and the Need for Competitive
    Advantage.

3. Franchising Opportunities
 

Video


Video

3 4. Developing an Effective Business Plan

5. Marketing Research and Product Strategy
 

Guest Speaker
 
4

6. Promotional and Pricing Strategies
 

Field Trip (tentative)
5

7. Distribution Channels and Global Markets

8. Financing Requirements and Sources of
    Financing

Guest Speaker

6

9. Selecting the Management Team and Form of
    Organization
 

Guest Speaker
7 Test 1 Test 1 will cover all textbook material prior to this point.
8 10. Selecting a Location and Planning the Facilities

Guest Speaker
9 11. Managing Human Resources

13. Evaluating and Managing Financial
      Performance
 

MAJOR  STUDENT/CLIENT WORK
10 14. Managing Growing Firms and Exit Strategies  
11 MAJOR  STUDENT/CLIENT WORK
 
MAJOR  STUDENT/CLIENT WORK
 
12 Test 2 covers all material from the start of the semester


MAJOR  STUDENT/CLIENT WORK

 
13 STUDENT/CLIENT WORK Submission of individual entrepreneur report
TBA

 
14   Submission of group work
Friday, December TBA
 

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RYERSON  UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 
 

 CIBS 723,  INTERNATIONAL TRADE
(EXPORT MANAGEMENT)

 

Professor:        Thomas W. McKaig
Office:             B829A
Telephone:       416-979-5000, ext. 6296
Brampton:       905-458-6400
Fax:                905-458-7850

Website: www.tm-int.com
E-mail: pres@tm-int.com


 

Timetable: Thursdays from 13:00 - 16:00

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

This course is especially relevant for the student planning to work in small or medium sized firms involved in exporting or importing.  A KEY learning objective is to help the student understand the Export Process thoroughly in order to be able to assess the business risk involved in exporting from Canada.  The course begins with a discussion of the importance for Canada of exports within the context of the country’s international balance of payments.  This is followed by a thorough discussion of the export process including export documentation; export marketing; export financing; export insurance; export packing, labelling and transportation.  In addition, government and private assistance for exporting is also examined.  Students are required to examine the export process of a Canadian company and assess its capabilities to exploit an export market.

TEXT BOOK

Required:  Canadian Exporting, 4th ed., by Maurice Archer, Maurice Archer Books, Oakville, 2000.

Recommended: The Basics of Import/Export, by P.T. Malkovsky, Dryden Publishing, 1998.  ISBN#0-03-922939-4.

EXTERNAL READINGS:

In order to develop an appreciation of the international environment, the student is expected to read the “Economist”, The International”, “The European”, Fortune, Forbes, INC., TIME, Profit, Canadexport, the Canadian Foreign Affairs and International Trade web site, US Department of Commerce web site and other readily available business publications focused on international business issues.

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION:

Teaching methods will include lectures, in-depth classroom discussions whereby the student is expected to contribute valuable insight, case studies, and video presentations.  Because of the course structure, it is essential that the student make an attempt to attend all classes fully prepared.

ASSIGNMENTS:

All assignments must be handed-in fully typed, permanently bound, and double-spaced.  Assignments will be graded based on content, and communicative effectiveness.  In order to receive a grade, papers must be properly footnoted, and documented to show how the content is supported.  All papers must follow proper research format.  Note:  In order to receive full credit for the Export Implementation Plan report and presentation, a student must demonstrate his/her full contribution.

SPECIAL NOTE:

EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO MANAGE THE COURSE AS PROVIDED IN THIS COURSE OUTLINE.  HOWEVER, ADJUSTMENTS MAY BE NECESSARY AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PROFESSOR AND ANY CHANGES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN CLASS. IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO BECOME AWARE OF ANY ANNOUNCED CHANGES IN CLASS.

DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE COURSE AND ITS STRUCTURE, STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED AFTER THE 2ND CLASS.

TOTAL EVALUATION :

Export Implementation Plan                                      25%
Class Presentation of Export Implementation Plan  15%
Test 1                                                                      20%
Test 2                                                                      20%
Test 3                                                                      20%
Total                                                                     100%

Note:  Details of the Export Implementation Plan Assignment will be given out in class.  Attendance at all presentations is mandatory for each student to receive full grading Export Implementation Plan.

FURTHER NOTES TO STUDENTS

 

1. Missed Term Work or Examinations

Exemption or deferral of a term test or final examination is not permitted except for a medical or personal emergency. The Instructor must be notified by email PRIOR to the test or examination and appropriate documentation must be submitted. For absence on medical grounds, an official student medical certificate must be provided. this may downloaded from the Ryerson Web Site at www.ryerson.ca/rr or picked up from the continuing education office, Room A 100 (for CE students only).

2. Absence from final examination or tests

a. The Instructor MUST be notified by email BEFORE the test.

b. Documentation MUST be presented at the next class.

c. Depending on course policy, the instructor may arrange a make-up or re-weigh the
    course requirements.

3. Absence from final examination:

a. Instructor MUST be notified by e-mail BEFORE the examination.

b. Documentation must be provided within 3 working days to the CE office (only for CE
   students).

c. If the majority of the course work has been completed with a passing performance,
    and the documentation is acceptable, and "INC" will be entered by the Professor.
    An "INC" grade will NOT be granted if term work was missed or failed.

d. The final examination MUST BE WRITTEN WITHIN FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE SUBMISSION OF THE "INC" (INCOMPLETE GRADE). FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN AN "F" (FAILURE) GRADE.

e. It is the student's responsibility to contact the Professor at least two weeks prior to
    the end of the following academic term to arrange to write the final examination.

4. Course Repeats:

     Recent changes to Ryerson's GPA Policy prevent students from taking a course    
      more than three times.

Please note that:

"The grade earned for a repeated course is substituted for the previous grade in calculating subsequent grade point averages (GPA's) even if the later grade is lower, but both attempts are recorded on the transcripts.

No course can be repeated more than twice."

If a student fails a required course for the third time, he/she will be assigned an academic standing of "WITHDRAWN" and will be ineligible to continue on that program.
 
OUTLINE OF WEEKLY TOPICS AND CLASS LECTURES
 

WEEK of

TOPIC

REQUIRED READING

Sept 6

·         The 5 Levels of International Business

·         Introduction to course

·         Preparing for export
 

Ch 1

Sept 12

·         Export Mktg Strategies

·         Export Mktg Research
 

Ch. 2,3

Sept 19

·         Export Distribution

·         Agency Distribution agreements, and Grey marketing
 

Ch. 4,5

Sept 26

TERM TEST #1

·         Export Promotion & Sales
 

Ch. 4,5

Oct 3

·          The Trade Environment, understanding barriers and agreements.

·         Counter Trade

Ch. 7,21,22

Oct 10

·         Export Cost and Pricing

·         Export Packaging & Transportation

Ch. 9,11,12

Oct 17

·         Export Packaging and Transportation (cont’d)
 

Ch 12

Oct. 24

Research Period
 

 

Oct 31

TERM TEST #2

·         Export Financing, sources, credit, collection
 

Ch. 8,10

Nov 7

·         Export Documentation

·         Export Insurance
 

Ch 13,14

Nov 14

TERM TEST #3
 

Nov 21

PRESENTATIONS

ATTENDANCE MANDATORY
 

IMPLEMENTATION PLAN DUE

Nov 28

PRESENTATIONS

ATTENDANCE MANDATORY
 

IMPLEMENTATION PLAN DUE

Dec 5

PRESENTATIONS

ATTENDANCE MANDATORY

IMPLEMENTATION PLAN DUE


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