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Courses - I
Title Name Delivery
IBUS 3510

 International Business (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students examine globalization and the steps managers take to establish or expand operations in international markets. They explore the influence of forces such as culture, economics, politics, and geography on management decision making. Topics include globalization; national differences in political economy; political economy and economic development; differences in culture; ethics in international business; international trade theory; political economy of international trade; foreign direct investment; regional economic integration; international business strategy; entry strategy and strategic alliance; and global marketing and research and development Prerequisite: ECON 1950 (minimum C-); MKTG 2430 (minimum C-); or equivalent Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of IBUS 3510, IBUS 3511, BBUS 3510 or BBUS 3511
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than one of IBUS 3510, IBUS 3511, BBUS 3510 or BBUS 3511

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IBUS 4510

 Cross-cultural Management (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students explore the significance of culture in strategic decisions encompassing elements of risk management, ethics, and the management of diversity, in a range of international management contexts across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Topics include cultural dimensions of international management; comparing cultures; movement in the culture; organizational culture; culture and management communication; needs and incentives from an international perspective; dispute resolution and negotiation; and the cross-cultural dimensions of global staffing. Prerequisite: IBUS 3510 (minimum C-) or equivalent

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IBUS 3530

 International Trade Finance (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students develop an understanding of the finance principles required to conduct business in a global environment, including import and export, and multinational operations. Topics include globalization; trade risk and risk assessment; methods of payment; use of bonds, guarantees, and letters of credit; currency risk management; export credit insurance; trade finance; structure trade finance; terms of payment; international trade theory; the international monetary market; the global capital market; and foreign direct investment. Prerequisite: FNCE 2120 or FNCE 3120, IBUS 3510

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IBUS 4540

 Global Entrepreneurship (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students explore entrepreneurship in a global setting. The course provides an introduction to the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship from an international perspective. The course focuses on the need for every entrepreneur and innovator to understand the global market in today's hypercompetitive world. Topics will include globalization and the international environment; definition and importance of international entrepreneurship; culture and international entrepreneurship; developing a global business plan; selecting international business opportunities; international legal concerns; alternative entry strategies; global monetary system; global marketing and research and development; global human resource management; and implementing and managing a global entrepreneurial strategy. Prerequisite: IBUS 3510 (minimum C- grade) or equivalent

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IBUS 4560

 Doing Business in Emerging Markets (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students examine the position of emerging markets in the new global economy and the business opportunities available in these countries. It highlights challenges and opportunities associated with organizational management and business strategy in emerging economies. Topics include understanding emerging economies; markets and institutions; operating in emerging markets; emerging markets' innovations; managing risk in emerging markets; targeting emerging market clients; and business ethics in emerging markets. Prerequisite: IBUS 3510 (minimum C-) or equivalent

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IBUS 4570

 Global Management (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students conduct an integrative and comprehensive overview of the fundamental issues and challenges that confront the international firm. Topics include globalization and international linkages; public, legal and technological environments; meaning and dimensions of culture; organizational culture and diversity; cross-culture communication and negotiation; strategy formulation and implementation; entry strategies and organizational structures; managing political risk, government relations, and alliances; management decision and control. Prerequisite: IBUS 3510 (minimum C- grade) or equivalent

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IBUS 4590

 International Business Field Study (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students gain a first-hand understanding of international businesses through a focused overseas study tour during which the business, management and cultural practices of a selected country are experienced. The field study includes tours to local chambers of commerce, industrial zones and factories and enables students to meet executives in key industries. Topics include business etiquette and business customs; interpersonal and communication skills; economic, political and business environment; international trade relations; decision-making styles; and business opportunities, challenges and strategies between Canada and the foreign country. Prerequisite: IBUS 3510 (minimum C-) or equivalent, or permission of the instructor

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IBUS 3511

 International Business

Credits: 3
Students examine globalization and the steps managers take to establish or expand their operations in international markets. Students explore the influence of forces such as culture, economics, politics and geography on management decision making. Topics include the business and economic impact of globalization; the economic, geographical, social, cultural, political, and legal influences on global business; international business opportunities and modes of entry; the risks associated with global business; human resource needs for international operations; financing international ventures; international marketing issues, including customer benefits, promotions, pricing, product or service branding and targeting strategies; international production and distribution; and planning an international business venture.
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IDIS 3000

 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students entering the Interdisciplinary Studies program are introduced to the rationalization and application of interdisciplinary work. The course asks why interdisciplinarity is valid and explores its practice in various contexts in academia and the workplace. Students read essays drawn from across the disciplines and are exposed to a wide variety of interdisciplinary studies. Prerequisite: 3rd year standing in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program

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IDIS 5030

 Directed Studies in Interdisciplinary Studies (0,3,0)

Credits: 3
Students undertake an investigation on a specific topic as agreed upon by the faculty member and the student. Permission of the instructor(s) is required. Prerequisite: Graduate student standing and permission of the instructor(s). In special circumstances, undergraduate students with 4th-year standing may be allowed to enrol.

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IDIS 4980

 Interdisciplinary Studies: the Research Project (0,3,0)

Credits: 3
The Research Project is required for the completion of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree. Students propose a group research project which requires the use of at least two disciplinary approaches. The research proposal and project is completed under the supervision of a selected faculty member. The assignments include a proposal, a research plan, and conclusions. Prerequisite: 4th-year standing in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree program

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IDIS 4990

 Interdisciplinary Studies: The Graduating Essay (0,3,0)

Credits: 3
The graduating essay may be written with the approval of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Coordinator. The paper is completed under the direction of a selected faculty member, is read by three other faculty members, and is defended orally at an exam set up by the supervisor. Prerequisite: 4th year standing in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree program

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IEIM 1000

 Industrial Electrician/Industrial Instrument Mechanic (750 hours)


Industrial Instrument Mechanics install, repair, maintain and adjust instruments used to measure and control industrial processes such as pulp and paper manufacturing and petrochemical production. Students are introduced to theory and gain hands-on lab experience in the following topics: safe work practices; using effective communication skills; solving problems using applied mathematics; analytical troubleshooting techniques; using computers; and leading teams to manage electrical installation and maintenance projects. Prerequisite: Grade 12 graduation or equivalent, Accuplacer English 0600 and Math 0600

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IIME 1000

 Instrumentation and Control Technician Apprenticeship Level 1 (300 hours)


This course will cover how to install, repair, replace, calibrate, program and service all process monitoring and/or control instruments including indicators, recording devices, control loops, computers as well as signal transmission, telemetering and digital devices used in industrial operations such as pulp and paper manufacturing and petrochemical production. Prerequisite: BC ITA sponsorship. Recommended - Grade 12 diploma, including English 12, Math 11 and Physics 11

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IIME 1900

 Instrumentation Trade Sampler (120 Hours)


In this course the students will be introduced to the Instrumentation trade, the type of work this trade entails and the opportunities for jobs in this trade. Referring to the Program Outline from the Industry Training Authority of BC, they will learn about safe work practices for this trade. They will be introduced to a process loop which contains sensors, controllers and final control elements and various types of control methods which will be enhanced using hands on trainers in a lab setting. Prerequisite: Completion of Grade 10

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IIME 2000

 Instrumentation and Control Technician Apprenticeship Level 2 (300 hours)


This course will cover how to install, repair, replace, calibrate, program and service all process monitoring and/or control instruments including indicators, recording devices, control loops, computers as well as signal transmission, telemetering and digital devices used in industrial operations such as pulp and paper manufacturing and petrochemical production. Prerequisite: BC ITA sponsorship. Recommended - Grade 12 diploma, including English 12, Math 11 and Physics 11

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IIME 3000

 Instrumentation and Control Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 (300 hours)


This course is intended for third year apprentices and will cover how to install, repair, replace, calibrate, program and service all process monitoring and/or control instruments including indicators, recording devices, control loops, computers as well as signal transmission, telemetering and digital devices used in industrial operations such as pulp and paper manufacturing and petrochemical production. Prerequisite: BC ITA sponsorship. Recommended - Grade 12 diploma, including English 12, Math 11 and Physics 11.

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IIME 4000

 Instrumentation and Control Technician Apprenticeship Level 4 (300 hours)


This course is intended for fourth year apprentices and will cover how to install, repair, replace, calibrate, program and service all process monitoring and/or control instruments including: indicators, recording devices, control loops, computers as well as signal transmission, telemetering and digital devices used in industrial operations such as pulp and paper manufacturing and petrochemical production. Prerequisite: BC ITA sponsorship. Recommended: Grade 12 diploma, including English 12, Math 11 and Physics 11.

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IIME 1010

 Theory for Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic (375 hours)


This course will cover the theory related to instruments used with control and communication systems to monitor and control the flow of gases and liquids, measuring and adjusting temperature, measuring and adjusting pressure and measuring and monitoring levels of materials to control an industrial process. The reason for Safety and process monitoring systems will be introduced as well as the basic principles of pneumatic and hydraulic systems. The proper use of manufacturer's specifcations for installation, calibration and troubleshooting will be discussed. Prerequisite: Grade 12 Graduation or equivalent, Accuplacer English 0600, Math 0600

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IIME 1110

 Shop Practical for Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic (255 hours)


This course will cover the hands on work related to the installation of instruments used with control and communication systems to monitor and control the flow of gases and liquids, measuring and adjusting temperature, measuring and adjusting pressure and measuring and monitoring levels of materials to control an industrial process. Hands on operation of Safety and process monitoring systems will be introduced as well as the operation of basic pneumatic and hydraulic systems. The proper use of manufacturer's specifications for installation, calibration and troubleshooting will be used. Prerequisite: Grade 12 Graduation or equivalent, Accuplacer English 0600, Math 0600

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IMEC 1010

 Industrial Instrument Mechanic - Theory (45 hours)


Students are introduced to the theory related to instruments used with control and communication systems to: monitor and control the flow of gases and liquids, measure and adjust temperature, measure and adjust pressure and measure and monitor the levels of materials to control an industrial process. The reason for safety and process monitoring systems is introduced as well as the basic principles of pneumatic and hydraulic systems. The proper use of manufacturer's specifications for installation, calibration and troubleshooting is discussed. Prerequisite: Grade 12 Graduation or equivalent, Accuplacer ENGL 0600, MATH 0600

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IMEC 1110

 Industrial Instrument Mechanic - Practical Shop (80 hours)


Students complete the "hands on" work related to the installation of instruments used with control and communication systems to: monitor and control the flow of gases and liquids, measure and adjust temperature and pressure and measure and monitor levels of materials to control an industrial process. "Hands on" operation of safety and process monitoring systems is introduced as well as the operation of basic pneumatic and hydraulic systems. The proper use of manufacturer's specifications for installation, calibration and troubleshooting is followed. Prerequisite: Grade 12 Graduation or equivalent, Accuplacer ENGL 0600, MATH 0600

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INET 1000

 Instrumentation Engineering Technology 1 (195 hours)

Credits: 6
This is the first of four courses intended that cover the theory and practical skills required to install, repair, and maintain instruments used to measure and control industrial processes. Prerequisite: Admission to the Instrumentation Engineering Technology program

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INET 1500

 Instrumentation Engineering Technology 2 (195 hours)

Credits: 6
This is the second of four courses that cover the theory and practical skills required to install, repair, and maintain instruments used to measure and control industrial processes. Prerequisite: Admission to the Instrumentation Engineering Technology program

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INET 2000

 Instrumentation Engineering Technology 3 (195 hours)

Credits: 6
This is the third of four courses that cover the theory and practical skills required to install, repair, and maintain instruments used to measure and control industrial processes. Prerequisite: Admission to the Instrumentation Engineering Technology program

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INET 2500

 Instrumentation Engineering Technology 4 (195 hours)

Credits: 6
This is the fourth of four courses that cover the theory and practical skills required to install, repair, and maintain instruments used to measure and control industrial processes. Prerequisite: Admission to the Instrumentation Engineering Technology program

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