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MBAF Web Resources

BC Open Textbooks

https://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/

Open access textbooks searchable by topic, including: Business (further subdivided into: Accounting, Business Tech, Commerce, Economics, Human Resources, Management, Marketing)

Fundamentals of Business: Canadian Edition (From BC Open Textbooks)

https://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/?uuid=1590234d-58a6-4841-85f7-53c5c587f2a2&contributor=&keyword=&subject=Accounting

An introductory textbook in business that covers a variety of topics: The Foundations of Business, Economics and Business, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business in a Global Environment, Forms of Business Ownership, Entrepreneurship, Management and Leadership, Operations Management, Motivating Employees, Managing Human Resources, Marketing, Accounting and Financial Information. Available in several formats.

Investopedia

https://www.investopedia.com/

https://www.investopedia.com/dictionary/

Large source of financial and business information. The website is based in New York City and focuses on investment and finance education and analysis. Investopedia includes an excellent dictionary of finance and business terms

Google Scholar

https://scholar.google.ca/

This free resource enables you to search for academic literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. It is a multidisciplinary resource. (NOTE: not all articles listed will be available to read for free)

 

Course Resources

MBAF 501: Business and Academic Writing

Government of Canada: Sample business plans and templates

https://canadabusiness.ca/business-planning/sample-business-plans-and-templates/

For guidance on how to write a business plan, the Canadian Government has sample business plans and templates freely available

Small Business Accelerator

https://sba.ubc.ca/learn-business-basics/business-plans

The University of British Columbia’s Small Business Accelerator has a primer about creating a business plan, as well as links to free resources such as free sample business plans

Strategies for Effective Proposal Writing

https://www.ohcc-ccso.ca/sites/default/files/Strategies_for_Effective_Proposal_Writing.pdf

The Ontario Health Communities Coalition has created a general proposal writing manual, which is available as a PDF. It walks you through how to develop and write a proposal, including a budget.

 

MBAF 502: Quantitative Skills for Business

Government of Canada: Statistics Canada

 https://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/start

Canada's official socio-economic database from the Canadian government’s national statistical office. Topics include business performance & ownership, trade, and prices & price indexes. It also has stats on specific industries. Free and open access.

Statista

https://www.statista.com/

Provides statistics for a range of topics including business and industry, society, technology, and politics. It also offers market research, and is a business intelligence portal. Provides information for a range of countries. Basic access is free, but restricted premium access is behind a paywall.

Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study

http://onlinestatbook.com/

A resource for learning and teaching introductory statistics. It contains material presented in textbook format and as video presentations. This resource features interactive demonstrations and simulations, case studies, and an analysis lab. Several of the topics covered in MBAF 502 are included in this resource. Developed by Rice University, University of Houston Clear Lake, and Tufts University.

MBAF 503: The Business Plan

Government of Canada: Sample business plans and templates

https://canadabusiness.ca/business-planning/sample-business-plans-and-templates/

For guidance on how to write a business plan, the Canadian Government has sample business plans and templates freely available

Government of Canada: Regulated business activities

https://canadabusiness.ca/government/regulations/regulated-business-activities/

Provides information about regulations that apply to key business activities such as exporting, importing, marketing, and managing employees. List of regulated business activities from the Canadian Government, with links to appropriate agencies

Small Business Accelerator

https://sba.ubc.ca/learn-business-basics/business-plans

The University of British Columbia’s Small Business Accelerator has a primer about creating a business plan, as well as links to free resources such as free sample business plans

Export Development Canada: List of Canadian Associations

 https://www.edc.ca/EN/About-Exporting/Trade-Links/Pages/associations.aspx

To help research organizations, this site lists Canadian trade associations (organized by sector). Provides links to the Associations’ websites.

CIA World Factbook

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 countries. Freely available information. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

OECD iLibrary

https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is focussed on highly industrialized countries. Only some statistical data is available for free.

 

MBAF 504: Economics from a Business Perspective

Statista

https://www.statista.com/

Provides statistics for a range of topics including business and industry, society, technology, and politics. It also offers market research, and is a business intelligence portal. Provides information for a range of countries. Basic access is free, but restricted premium access is behind a paywall.

Government of Canada: Statistics Canada

https://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/start

Canada's official socio-economic database from the Canadian government’s national statistical office. Topics include business performance & ownership, trade, and prices & price indexes. It also has stats on specific industries. Free and open access.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

http://www.imf.org/en/Data

The IMF has extensive economic database. The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.

World Bank

Data: https://data.worldbank.org/

DataBank: http://databank.worldbank.org/data/home.aspx

Data Catalog: https://datacatalog.worldbank.org/

The World Bank has an extensive database of free/open access data related to global development. You can search the database or browse by country or economic indicator. Other features include DataBank, an analysis and data visualization tool, as well as an Open Data Catalog, which lists available World Bank datasets in various formats.

Principles of Economics 2e

https://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/?uuid=8fcf63de-feea-4a46-b98c-34d649d3d9a0&contributor=&keyword=&subject=Economics

This textbook covers the scope and sequence of requirements for a two-semester introductory economics course. The authors take a balanced approach to micro-and macroeconomics, to both Keynesian and classical views, and to the theory and application of economics concepts. Available in several formats.