Introduction to Business Essentials

    EXOS 4570 is offered this fall:

Under­stand the essen­tials of busi­ness the­o­ry and prac­tices as you explore con­cepts and tools use­ful in var­i­ous orga­ni­za­tion­al set­tings. Gain an appre­ci­a­tion for deci­sion-mak­ing com­plex­i­ty with­in orga­ni­za­tions and orga­ni­za­tion­al net­works and apply these skills in busi­ness case devel­op­ment. Build crit­i­cal think­ing skills in finan­cial lit­er­a­cy, qual­i­ta­tive and quan­ti­ta­tive analy­sis, and cost-ben­e­fit analy­ses of health and safe­ty initiatives.
Course at a glance
  • Offered fully online learning - synchronous format.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Summarize competing pressures of various organizational stakeholders
  • Explain the importance of financial literacy for health and safety practitioners
  • Calculate three (3) financial statement ratios
  • Complete a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) with a given case study
  • Develop a business case for implementing a health and safety initiative
  • Describe how external risks (e.g. changing legislation, market pressure) affects organizational decisions

Offered:

Take note:
  • Pre-and post-course activities may be required as part of this course. Pre-course instructions and materials will be available on eClass.
  • The online components of this course are facilitated through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
Overall Schedule
Dec 4 — pre-class information opens

Students in this course section may have pre-class readings or assessments to complete.

Lecture/Class Schedule
Dec 7Dec 10
Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Fridays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Saturdays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Sundays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Dec 22 — post-class component closes

Students in this section may have post-class readings or assessments to complete.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Ryan Davis

Your Instructor

Ryan DavisID: ryan-davis

Ryan Davis is a management and OHS consultant based out of Edmonton, Alberta. His practice focuses on measuring health and safety management systems, education, and data analysis. Ryan holds an MBA, is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional, a Certified Health and Safety Consultant, and Certified EHS Trainer. He also serves as the Treasurer for the Alberta Society of Health and Safety Professionals (ASHSP). Ryan has had the good fortune to partner with a number of great companies and associations over the years, including the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), Grande Prairie Regional College, and the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA).

Class info
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • Pre-and post-course activities may be required as part of this course. Pre-course instructions and materials will be available on eClass.
  • The online components of this course are facilitated through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

Looking for
different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

EXOS 4570 is offered this fall: