A310: Business Foundations for Insurance Professionals
This course is not available for registration at this time. Please see the Key Dates on the Program Courses page for further information.
In this course you will gain an understanding of the p&c
insurance industry in the larger context of business, including:
overview of business in Canada, looking at the political, economic, social and
• Effective leadership
• Management of
business functions (such as human resources, marketing, and financial
management) to achieve business goals
Society, Ethics, and the Law
• Business Success Factors
Management and Leadership in Organizations
• Human Resource Management
• Financial Performance
• Introduction to Finance and Financial
Course materials include
industry-specific course content and an undergraduate-level business
Evaluation for this course is
based on the following:
• Weekly participation in online discussions
• A final assessment (a written assignment)
All evaluated work is delivered and
submitted through the course web page on our e-learning website.
Length: One term (13 weeks).
online learning. There is no weekly live class, but all students follow the same
weekly schedule for readings, assignments, and graded online discussions.
Students should plan to log in to the course website at least twice a week to
participate in the graded discussions. The course facilitator provides guidance
and grades student work.
Time commitment: About 8–10
hours per week to complete readings, assignments, discussion and other
SUGGESTED PRIOR LEARNING
course has been developed at an introductory undergraduate level and is designed
to build on knowledge acquired in completing the CIP program. Students wishing
to take this course who do not have a CIP should have industry experience and
may need to make additional efforts in order to get the most from the course.
While not required prior learning, students are encouraged to complete A300:
Critical Thinking for Insurance Professionals