Teck is working with Simon Fraser University to deliver a business education program for professional staff from its operations in Western Canada.
Participants who successfully complete 24 credits of coursework will be awarded a Graduate Diploma from SFU. The courses are:
Applicants are normally expected to have an undergraduate degree but your application will be considered if you have a two-year diploma from a college or technical institute, significant managerial experience, and a strong recommendation from your manager.
All applicants are strongly recommended to have the equivalent of one University level math course. If you do not, and wish to apply, we will help you get some upgrading in math before the program starts.
All of SFU's normal academic requirements and expectations will apply. The main difference between this program and similar programs operated at SFU campuses is that the courses are chosen to be relevant to Teck's business and each course will be tailored to address Teck's specific issues. All of these courses are regular graduate level business courses and will be recognized by any other university. If you have specific questions about how they would be recognized by another institution, please contact Dr. Mark Selman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please contact Holly Sandulo at email@example.com or 778-782-9537, if you have any questions about the application process.
The course assumes no prior knowledge of accounting or exposure to accounting courses. Two purposes are served. First, participants are provided with the theoretical and practical knowledge to interpret and use accounting reports as they are normally found in a business setting. This involves understanding how they are prepared including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) governing their content. The related underlying structure and assumptions are examined. Secondly, the range of accounting information which can be generated, both financial and managerial, is examined in order to prepare participants to effectively communicate realistic information requirements to and from those who formulate accounting budgets, prepare analyses and interpret reports.
In short, class participants should develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to interpret and communicate accounting matters with senior corporate management. This course relies on the financial reports of public (traded) companies operating in the private sector. Government and not-for-profit accounting are not studied. For examples of corporate reports and for explanations of key accounting concepts, this course concentrates on companies involved in the extractive industries.
The aim of this course is to give you an understanding of how economics can help in managerial decision-making. Basically, the course is all about ideas. These ideas or economic models are, we believe, useful in understanding real-life business situations. (Of course, we're biased!)
Managerial economics emphasizes the practical application of these economic models through discussion problems, practice problems and graded problem sets. These often involve articles taken from the business press. If you think you've found a great article that illustrates some idea from the course, by all means send it to me (extra participation grade points for really good articles!!)
Although the course material will be relatively non-technical, familiarity with basic algebra and functions is assumed. For those familiar with calculus, you may find the "calculus alternative" explanations in the text useful.
This course deals with the marketing of goods and services among businesses, governments and consumers. Particular attention will be given to the subjects of demand estimation and the development of marketing plans as they relate to industrial, commodities, business and consumer markets.
The purpose of the course is to help students understand organizations and to take effective action in them. Attempts to improve organizations without adequate understanding can make things worse instead of better. Each year, students provide ample and eloquent testimony to the difficulties of trying to manage and change organizations. Whether you are trying to introduce a new idea, restructuring a department, terminate a program, or cope effectively with transition in management, better understanding helps to reduce surprise, confusion, and catastrophe. Sound intuition, valid theory, and management skills are all helpful and needed. This course seeks to develop an understanding of issues in the management of people and work as well as the design and functioning of organizations.
Today’s leaders and managers are increasingly recognizing that their effectiveness in dealing with interactions among diverse interests- both within the organization and external to it – will be critical to their success. Understanding and managing the interactions along the interface between business, community, and government is becoming an increasingly critical component of managerial competency and organizational success.
The focus of the course will be on understanding the nature and dynamics of interactions among multiple players with different goals and concerns –across divisons and units within the corporations, and between and among communities, First Nations, interest groups, unions, governments – and the development of perspectives, tools, and strategies that today’s leaders and managers can put to use in the field, on the floor, and in the boardroom. Examples of the topics to be touched on over the course include:
This course introduces those elements of law and the legal system that are most relevant to managerial decision-making in the mineral processing industry. The course will be based on mining examples and cases; it will not provide authoritative advice on legal issues in any specific jurisdiction.
By the end of the course participants will have a basic understanding of:
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Each course is offered approximately once every two years. However, on average, it can take up to three years to complete the Graduate Diploma Program.
Courses are not scheduled in July and August and typically are scheduled in two three-day blocks or three two-day blocks with at least four weeks between each block.
Director, Teck Graduate Programs
Beedie School of Business
Program Assistant, Teck Graduate Programs
Beedie School of Business
Teck Resources Ltd
Teck Resources Ltd
Teck Coal Ltd
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For more information, please visit the Learning Strategies Group website at http://business.sfu.ca/LSG
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