2015-2016 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 TBD  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Donna Phelps 905-688-5550, extension 3513 Mackenzie Chown, J314 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. All students in the Co-operative Education program are required to read, sign and adhere to the terms of the Student Regulations Waiver and Co-op Student Handbook (brocku.ca/co-op/current-students/co-op-student-handbooks) as articulated by the Co-op Programs Office. In addition, eligibility to continue in the co-op option is based on the student's major average and non-major average, and the ability to demonstrate the motivation and potential to pursue a professional career. Each four-month co-operative education work term must be registered. Once students are registered in a co-op work term, they are expected to fulfill their commitment. If the placement accepted is for more than one four-month work term, students are committed to complete all terms. Students may not withdraw from or terminate a work term without permission from the Director, Co-op Program Office. 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
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In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet degree and program requirements, more than 20 credits may be taken.

 
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, 2P05, 2P12 and 2P13
- ACTG 1P91
- ECON 2P91
- MATH 1P98
- one Humanities context credit
- one-half non-business elective credit
Year 3
- COSC 3P03, 3P32 and 3P71
- ACTG 2P12 and 2P40
- one-half COSC credit
- one credit from ENTR 2P51, FNCE 2P91, MKTG 2P91, OBHR 2P91, OPER 2P91
- one non-business elective credit
Year 4
- COSC 4F00
- one-half COSC credit
- one 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-half 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 and 2P12
- ACTG 2P12
- ECON 2P91
- SCIE 0N90
- one-half Humanities context credit
Winter Term:
- COSC 0N01 and 2C01
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- COSC 2P13 and 3P32
- ACTG 2P40
- MATH 1P97
- one-half elective credit
Year 3 Fall Term:
- COSC 3P71
- one-half COSC credit (COSC 3P50 recommended)
- one of ENTR 2P51, FNCE 2P91, MKTG 2P91, OBHR 2P91, OPER 2P91
- MATH 1P98
- one-half Humanities context credit
Winter Term:
- COSC 0N02 and 2C02
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- COSC 0N03 and 2C03
Year 4
- COSC 2P05, 3P03 and 4F00
- one COSC credit 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 non-business elective credit
Year 5 Fall Term:
- One-half COSC credit
- one-half 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 non-business elective credit
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.  
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