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COMM courses are normally restricted to students enrolled in the Faculty of Mathematics in specified plans. For Math students, COMM courses count as non-math courses.

COMM 100s

COMM 101 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013541
Introduction to Business 1
This course introduces students to the Canadian and International business environment, including forms of ownership, capital markets, and various organizational structures and management theories. Students will participate in a capital market competition and will be introduced to the case method of learning.
Antireq: AFM 131/ARBUS 101, BUS 111W

COMM 102 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013542
Introduction to Business 2
This course is a continuation of COMM 101, introducing students to the functional areas of business including: marketing, finance, production, and human resources. Students will also be introduced to major themes in international business.
Prereq: COMM 101.
Antireq: BUS 121W

COMM 103 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014062
Principles of Economics
This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts and tools of micro and macro economic analysis of individuals, businesses, and government in the global world. Topics may include consumers, producers, market structures, national income accounting, unemployment, and inflation.
Prereq: Mathematics/CPA students only.
Antireq: ECON 101, 102
(Cross-listed with ECON 100)

COMM 200s

COMM 231 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006938
Commercial and Business Law for Mathematics Students
The Judicial Process, Contract Law, Agency, Bankruptcy, Negotiable Instruments, Law of Banking, Insurance Law, Partnership Law, Company Law, Torts, Real Estate Law.
Antireq: AFM 231/LS 283, ECE 290; (For Mathematics students only) BUS 231W, CIVE 491, ENVS 201, GENE 411, ME 401, MTHEL 100

COMM 300s

COMM 321 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012745
Intermediate Accounting for Finance
This intermediate level accounting course will focus on the usage of financial information from a management perspective.
Prereq: AFM 101 or BUS 127W/227W; Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management students only.
Antireq: AFM 291, BUS 387W

COMM 400s

COMM 400 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006943
Entrepreneurship, Technology and the Emerging Information Economy
A study of the spirit of entrepreneurship in the technology industry, opportunities emerging in the new information economy, and the implementation issues associated with starting an entrepreneurial venture in today's rapidly changing environment. Many of the concepts covered will also be applicable to careers in the technology industry or in information-based companies, where "intrapreneurship" is an emerging theme. Approximately one-half of the class time will involve guest lectures by entrepreneurs actively involved in the business community.
[Note: COMM 400 would serve as an excellent sequel to ECON 220 which focuses on identifying markets for viable entrepreneurial ideas, but ECON 220 is not a prerequisite.]
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: BUS 440W, MTHEL 400

COMM 421 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012747
Financial Statement Analysis
This advanced course in financial statement analysis provides a framework for using financial statement data in a variety of business analysis and valuation contexts.
Prereq: COMM 321 or BUS 387W; Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management students only.
Coreq: ACTSC 372.
Antireq: AFM 492, BUS 417W

COMM 431 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012954
Project Management
This course will introduce students to approaches, techniques and terminology used in project management. In particular, students will learn project planning principles, product and process metrics, people and organizational issues, task allocation and scheduling, monitoring and control, change management, and methods for cost estimation and risk assessment. Students will also be introduced to current project management tools, and will manage their own term project.
Prereq: AFM 102, MSCI 211; Level at least 3A

COMM 432 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012955
Electronic Business
This course will introduce students to approaches, techniques and terminology used in electronic business. Students will also study issues in disciplines related to electronic business. They will review a number of sites and identify efficient e-commerce analysis, design and development techniques. Students will be introduced to current electronic business tools and standards, and will construct their own simple electronic business site.
Prereq: BUS 352W, CS 330 or 490; Level at least 3A.
Antireq: AFM 443

COMM 433 LEC 0.50Course ID: 015389
Income Tax for Finance students
The course is designed to provide the student with broad overview of the Canadian income tax system as it relates to corporations and individuals. [Offered: F,S]
Prereq: COMM 321; Not open to Mathematics/CPA students.
Antireq: AFM 361, BUS 357W