2006-2007 Undergraduate Calendar

Computing and Business  
This program is offered through the Department of Computer Science Co-ordinator David Hughes Advisers Danny Cho, Faculty of Business David Hughes, Department of Computer Science Director, Co-operative Programs Cindy Dunne  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Donna Phelps 905-688-5550, extension 3513 Mackenzie Chown, J314 http://www.cosc.brocku.ca Computing and Business is a four-year Honours program leading to a Bachelor of Computing and Business degree, designed for students with an interest in computer science and its application in business. With the current trends to outsourcing and contracting for the provision of computing resources in business, it is imperative that computing practitioners have a strong grounding in business and business practices. These practitioners need entrepreneurial skills as they will often have to establish themselves as independent consultants and compete for contracts. This degree is intended to prepare students to compete in this market. BCB majors are required to maintain a minimum 75 percent major average in order to continue in the program. There is also a program leading to a BSc in Computer Science offered by the Computer Science Department.  
Co-op Program Go to top of document
The Computing and Business Co-op program combines academic and work terms over a four and one-half year period. Students spend one and one-half years in an academic setting studying the fundamentals of computer programming, algorithms, data-structures, Canadian business, business analysis and accounting, prior to their first work placement. Successful completion of courses in the core areas of Computer Science and Business provides the necessary academic background for the work experience. In addition to the current fees for courses in academic study terms, Co-op students are assessed an annual administration fee (see the Schedule of Fees). Eligibility to continue is based on the student's major average and non-major average. Students with a minimum 75 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent non-major average will be permitted to continue in the Computing and Business Co-op program. If a student subsequently raises his/her major average to 75 percent, the student may be readmitted only if approved by the Computing and Business Co-op Admissions Committee. The Computing and Business Co-op program designation will be awarded to those students who have honours standing and have successfully completed a minimum of twelve months Co-op work experience. An Internship option is also available in this program. Please consult the Computer Science entry for a listing of program requirements.  
Program Note Go to top of document
1.  In all 20 credit degree programs, at least 12 credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, six of which must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above and of these, three must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above.  
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- COSC 1P02, 1P03 and 1P50
- MGMT 1P93 and 1P96
- ECON 1P91 and 1P92
- MATH 1P66, 1P67 and 1P97
Year 2
- COSC 2P03, 2P12, 2P13, 2P32 and 2P90
- ACTG 1P91
- ECON 2P91
- MATH 1P98
- one Humanities context credit or one Science context credit
Year 3
- COSC 3F00
- ACTG 2P12 and 2P40
- one credit from ENTR 2P51, FNCE 2P91, MKTG 2P91, OBHR 2P91, OPER 2P91
- one COSC credit
- the Humanities context credit or Science context credit not taken in year 2
Year 4
- Two and one-half COSC credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one credit from ENTR 2P51, FNCE 2P91, MKTG 2P91, OBHR 2P91, OPER 2P91 (not taken in year 3)
- one-half business credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one non-business elective credit
 
Computing and Business Co-op Go to top of document
Students admitted to the Computing and Business program must follow an approved program pattern. The most common pattern is listed below. For other approved patterns, consult the Co-op Office. Year 1
- COSC 1P02, 1P03 and 1P50
- ACTG 1P91
- MGMT 1P93 and 1P96
- ECON 1P91 and 1P92
- MATH 1P66 and 1P67
Year 2 Fall Term:
- COSC 2P03, 2P12 and 2P90
- ACTG 2P12
- ECON 2P91
- SCIE 0N90
Winter Term:
- COSC 0N01
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- COSC 2P13 and 2P32
- ACTG 2P40
- MATH 1P97
- one-half non-business elective credit
Year 3
- COSC 3F00
- one-half COSC credit
- MATH 1P98
- one credit from ENTR 2P51, FNCE 2P91, MKTG 2P91, OBHR 2P91, OPER 2P91
- one Humanities context credit
- one Science context credit
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- COSC 0N02
Year 4 Fall Term:
- COSC 0N03
Winter Term:
- One and one-half COSC credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one of ENTR 2P51, FNCE 2P91, MKTG 2P91, OBHR 2P91, OPER 2P91 (not taken in year 3)
- one-half non-business elective credit
Year 5 Fall Term:
- One COSC credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one-half business credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one of ENTR 2P51, FNCE 2P91, MKTG 2P91, OBHR 2P91, OPER 2P91 (not taken in year 3 or year 4)
- one-half COSC credit (see program note 1)
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.  
Last updated: March 28, 2006 @ 05:07PM