DRI200 - Business Continuity Planning (BCLE2000)

Outline info
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Subject Title
Business Continuity Planning (BCLE2000)

Subject Description
Students will learn about business continuity strategies and management, project initiation and management, risk evaluation and control, business impact analysis, emergency response and operations, crisis communication, and coordination with external agencies and national and international standards.

Credit Status
DRI200  is a non-credit subject.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of a disaster/emergency management and business continuity program as defined by the DRI International Professional Practices
  2. Use industry terminology in the Professional Practices
  3. Apply the Professional Practices to develop a Business Continuity Management Program

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Topic Outline

  • Business Continuity Management
  • Project Initiation and Management
  • Risk Evaluation and Control
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Business Continuity Strategies
  • Emergency Response and Operations
  • Crisis Communication
  • Plan Implementation and Documentation
  • Awareness and Training
  • Testing and Exercising
  • Maintenance and Auditing
  • Coordination with External Agencies
  • National and International Standards

Mode of Instruction
A combination of teaching methods will be utilized which may include lectures, case studies, discussions, group and individual work. 

Prescribed Texts
Current editions of Professional Practices for Business Continuity Practitioners, DRI International and Cosmos Industries Student Activities - BCLE 2000, DRI International – supplied by instructor.

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor prior to the assignment due date so that an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks from the due date.

In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail. Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.

Students are referred to the following website for Seneca College Library style guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:   http:/senecacollege.ca/library

Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the event of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.

English Competency
The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this course in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Students will receive a posted grade of SAT or UNSAT in this course.  Students must achieve a cumulative grade of 60% or higher on all combined assessments in order to earn a grade of SAT.
0% - 59% - UNSAT
60% - 100% - SAT


70% Case study, team work
10% Class participation & discussion
20% Final exam  ** The final exam, administered in the last class, is the DRI qualification exam. Students must obtain a passing mark of 75% on the exam in order to apply for the DRI International Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) certification.

Please retain this course outline document for future educational and/or employment use.

Academic Program Manager:
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Academic Program Manager Emiliano Introcaso