Haskayne School of Business

Business Administration

Accounting in the Finance World

This book is intended for an undergraduate or MBA level Financial Accounting course. It covers the standard topics in a standard sequence, utilizing the Socratic method of asking and answering questions.

Includes: End of chapter exercises, examples, embedded videos, summaries

Business Communication for Success

Business Communication for Success (BCS) provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to the study and application of written and oral business communication to serve both student and professor. Reviews are available.

Includes: Learning objectives, introductory exercises, key takeaways, in-chapter assignments, and post-chapter assessments

Business Ethics

Business Ethics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester business ethics course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including case studies, application scenarios, and links to video interviews with executives, all of which help instill in students a sense of ethical awareness and responsibility. Reviews are available.

Includes: Key terms, assessment questions, test bank, slides, D2L course cartridge

The Business Ethics Workshop

Ethics is about determining value; it’s deciding what’s worth doing and what doesn’t matter so much. Business ethics is the way we decide what kind of career to pursue, what choices we make on the job, which companies we want to work with, and what kind of economic world we want to live in and then leave behind for those coming after. There are no perfect answers to these questions, but there’s a difference between thinking them through and winging it. This textbook a framework for identifying, analyzing, and resolving ethical dilemmas encountered through working life. Reviews are available.

Includes: Learning objectives, key takeaways, review questions

Business Plan Development Guide

This textbook and its accompanying spreadsheet templates were designed with and for students wanting a practical and easy-to-follow guide for developing a business plan. It follows a unique format that both explains what to do and demonstrates how to do it. Reviews are available.

Includes: Checklist, project planner, templates

Business Math: A Step-by-Step Handbook

Business Mathematics was written to meet the needs of a twenty-first-century student. It takes a systematic approach to help students learn how to think and centers on a structured process termed the PUPP Model (Plan, Understand, Perform, and Present). This process is found throughout the text and in every guided example to help students develop a step-by-step problem-solving approach.

Includes: Excel templates, solutions to cases and exercises, online homework problems, instructor supplements

Communication for Business Professionals, Canadian Edition

This book provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to the study and application of written and oral business communication to serve both student and professor. The text includes a number of features such as learning objectives, exercises, real-world examples, key terms, and post-chapter assessments. This text is adapted from Business Communication for Success. This 2018 adaptation has significantly reduced the size and scope of the original publication and added Canadian examples.

Includes: Instructor slides, essay questions, and test bank (under Additional Resources)

Developing Organizational Managerial Wisdom, 1st ed

This book presents the results of novel research into the dynamics of values, rationality, and power in organizations. Through this understanding, readers will gain insights and frameworks with which to understand the actions of others within their environment. 

Includes: Learning objectives, exercises, key takeaways, and chapter summaries

Fundamentals of Business, 3rd ed

This textbook is designed as a primary text for one-semester undergraduate introductory business courses. It covers the following topics in business: Teamwork; economics; ethics; entrepreneurship; business ownership, management, and leadership; organizational structures and operations management; human resources and motivating employees; managing in labor union contexts; marketing and pricing strategy; hospitality and tourism, accounting and finance, and personal finances. The textbook was adapted for use in Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business introductory level business course, MGT1104 Foundations of Business. Reviews are available.

Includes: Learning objectives, exercises, key takeaways

Fundamentals of Business: Canadian Edition

This textbook was developed by business faculty from Ontario Colleges and from eCampusOntario program managers. It incorporates introductory business topics, from ethics to marketing to entrepreneurship, in a Canadian context. It has received positive faculty reviews. Reviews are available.

Includes: Embedded quizzes with solutions, test bank, slides, essay questions

Good Corporation, Bad Corporation: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy

This textbook provides an innovative, internationally-oriented approach to the teaching of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics. Drawing on case studies involving companies and countries around the world, the textbook explores the social, ethical, and business dynamics underlying CSR in such areas as global warming, genetically-modified organisms (GMO) in food production, free trade and fair trade, anti-sweatshop and living-wage movements, organic foods and textiles, ethical marketing practices and codes, corporate speech and lobbying, and social enterprise. The book is designed to encourage students and instructors to challenge their own assumptions and prejudices by stimulating a class debate based on each case study. Reviews are available.

Includes: Case studies, external resources, exercises, applications, examples

Human Resource Management

This reviewed open textbook provides the necessary academic background information on human resources management and also presents the material with a practitioner’s focus on both large and small businesses. Reviews are available through eCampus Ontario and the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Exercises, case studies

Introduction to Business

This OpenStax textbook was developed by a number of business professors from various American institutions. It covers the contents of a traditional introductory business course. Introduction to Business covers the scope and sequence of most introductory business courses. The book provides detailed explanations in the context of core themes such as customer satisfaction, ethics, entrepreneurship, global business, and managing change. Introduction to Business includes hundreds of current business examples from a range of industries and geographic locations, which feature a variety of individuals. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of business concepts, with attention to the knowledge and skills necessary for student success in this course and beyond. Reviews are available.

Includes: Key terms, learning outcomes, ethics activities, critical thinking cases

Introduction to Business

An open textbook developed by the State University of New York Open Textbook Project. It incorporates all of the concepts of a traditional introductory course.

Includes: Discussion questions, assignments, and instructor resources

Organizational Behaviour

This text is meant to provide students with the necessary critical thinking skills, vocabulary, and framework to effectively navigate situations that may arise. This version is an adaptation of a former resource provided by a publisher. It includes an “Organizational Behaviour ToolBox” which incorporates an experiential component of understanding the concepts. Reviews are available.

Includes: Exercises, summaries, references, organizational behaviour toolbox

Organizational Behaviour

This lumen learning course on organizational behaviour is a great introductory resource. It covers concepts in organizational behaviour, from demographic and cultural diversity to power and politics.

Includes: Sample assignments, optional exercises, case studies

Organizational Behavior (OpenStax)

This OpenStax resource aligns to introductory courses in Organizational Behavior. The text presents the theory, concepts, and applications with particular emphasis on the impact that individuals and groups can have on organizational performance and culture. An array of recurring features engages students in entrepreneurial thinking, managing change, using tools/technology, and responsible management. Reviews are available.

Includes: Videos, D2L course cartridge, annotated video guide, test bank, critical thinking cases, exercises, key terms, chapter review questions

Principles of Management

This textbook is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the introductory course on management. This is a traditional approach to management using the leading, planning, organizing, and controlling approach. Management is a broad business discipline, and the Principles of Management course covers many management areas such as human resource management and strategic management, as well behavioral areas such as motivation. Reviews are available.

Includes: Key terms, learning outcomes, chapter review questions, managerial decision exercises, managerial skills application exercises, critical thinking cases, D2L course cartridge, slides, videos

Principles of Management

This textbook teaches management principles to tomorrow’s business leaders by weaving three threads through every chapter: strategy, entrepreneurship, and active leadership.

Includes: Learning objectives, discussion questions, exercises


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