Small Business and Entrepreneurship Major - Courses

CAMPUS: Lloydminster Campus
1st  year business courses online available fall 2021 graphic
Fall 2021 delivery hasn't be decided, but 10 common courses for 1st year business will be offered online.
Year I Required Courses CREDITS
AC 130 Accounting I 3
AC 130 and AC 230 introduce concepts and applications of financial accounting. Topics include accounting concepts and principles, the recording process, preparing financial statements, internal control, cash and receivables.
AC 230 Accounting II 3
Continuation of AC 130. Topics include: inventories, capital assets, current liabilities, owner's equity in partnerships and corporations, analyzing financial statements, the statement of cash flows and accounting information systems. Emphasis on problem solving and application of financial accounting to real life situations. Provides experience in maintaining a manual accounting system. Prerequisite: AC 130.
BA 120 Organizational Behaviour 3
Look at behaviour of individuals and groups in organizational settings through theories and models and examines how such behaviour can be modified to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Case studies, exercises and role-plays drawn from real life used to illustrate principles.
CO 131 Communications I 3
This course offers an opportunity for business students to improve their business communication skills. The course covers a broad spectrum of writing skills and business messages. Emphasis in this course is on writing and formatting a variety of business documents—emails, letters, memos, proposals, and instructions/procedures. Prerequisites: Grade XII English or equivalent.
CO 231 Communications II 3
This course offers an opportunity for business students to improve their skills in two specific areas: written and oral communication. The written component of this course requires students to learn the fundamentals of report writing. The oral component of this course utilizes different multimedia technologies to hone the students’ oral presentation skills. Upon completion of this course, students will have mastered the technical skills required for effective written and oral business communication skills. Prerequisite: CO131.
CU 248 Business Computer Applications 3
This course covers a combination of the following computer applications: file management (Windows), word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), presentations (PowerPoint) and using relational databases (MS Access). More depth and application of topics follow overviews of each individual application. Business topics are stressed in examples used.
EC 211 Macroeconomics 3
Macroeconomics extends the principles learned in microeconomics to the national economy. The health of the economy is measured using gross domestic product (GDP), inflation, and employment. Business cycles, money and banking inform the monetary and fiscal policy that guides the maintenance of a healthy, growing, and prosperous country. Prerequisite: Grade 12 math or equivalent.
MA 101 Business Mathematics 3
Solve practical financial and mathematical problems encountered in the business world through review of mathematics of ratios, percentage and basic algebra and their applications to business problems. Principle of time value of money covered in depth with its important applications to finance, investments and capital budgeting. Use financial calculators.
MK 170 Marketing Principles 3
Develop knowledge and understanding of marketing techniques including analysis of marketing operations, product assortment, price structure, channels of distribution and promotion of goods and services.
Choose 1 elective
Year II Required Courses CREDITS
AC 444 Management Accounting 3
Look at accounting data through eyes of those who must use it in planning, controlling operations and making many decisions involved in management of an enterprise. Topics include cost, cost behaviours, cost relevance, budgeting, flexible budgeting and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: AC 230.
BA 170 Salesmanship 3
This course deals with the concepts, qualities, and skills required of a salesperson. Development of sales presentations and role-playing are used to practice sales technique. The importance of the sales function to an organization's success is emphasized, as well as the rewards and duties of the professional salesperson.
BA 546 Small Business Management I 3
This course covers the fundamentals of successfully managing and operating a small business. Emphasis is on planning and strategy in the areas of operation, finance and marketing. Instruction involves a combination of lectures, discussions, a project and a simulation. Pre-requisites: AC 130 and MK 170
BA 548 Small Business Management II 3
This course is based on a simulation game that applies theoretical concepts to a reality-based scenario. Emphasis is on gaining hands-on experience in operating and managing a small service business. Students gain practical skills in a controlled environment. Prerequisite: BA 546
BA 656 Leadership & Supervision 3
Covers wide spectrum of topics dealing with how management sees the supervisor, how supervisors see themselves and how supervisors lead. Covers planning, control, communications, motivation, training, appraisal, discipline, selection, safety and other relevant topics. Should have well-rounded understanding of theory and practical application of leadership and supervision. Prerequisite: BA 120.
EC 111 Microeconomics 3
Microeconomics deals with the choices we make under conditions of scarcity. The study of economics introduces student to analytical and problem-solving techniques that can be applied to consumer behaviour, production decisions, market structures, and the price mechanism. This knowledge enables better decisions in business, private, and public life. Prerequisite: Grade 12 math or equivalent.
LA 180 Business Law 3
Study sources of law and the judicial system emphasizing contract law, contract of sale, consumer protection, restrictive trade practices, agency, negotiable instruments, unincorporated business and corporations, insurance, the law of torts and real property law.
Choose 3 electives
Working with your academic advisor, you'll choose three electives based on your interests and available courses. See the business elective pages for options.
In 2nd year, you'll choose three 3-credit electives.
You'll work with the academic advisor to match your interests with the course schedule.  
In the meantime, check out your options on the business electives page.
What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree