Prof. Laurie Busuttil

Associate Professor of Business


Phone: (905) 648-2139   Ext:4276

Email: lbusuttil@redeemer.ca

Office: 219J

Programs: Business, Not-for-Profit Management, Accounting, Management, Marketing

Education

M.B.A. (2011), McMaster University

M.T.S. (McMaster University, 2017)

CPM

Courses

  • Introduction to Business (BUS-121)
  • Introduction to Management Decisions (BUS-122)
  • Not-for-Profit Management (BUS-330)
  • Human Resource Management (BUS-341)
  • Marketing Communications (BUS-350)
  • Business Ethics (BUS-430)
  • Marketing Management (BUS-455)

About

Prof. Busuttil’s broad industry experience prepares her to teach several marketing courses, as well as Human Resource Management, Business Ethics, and Not-for-Profit Management.

Prof. Busuttil has over 30 years of finance and operations management in the not-for-profit sector and has been a consultant for not-for-profit and food service companies. She also has experience in learning and administrative systems in banking and finance. She is a conference and workshop speaker and a founding director of an international children’s mission. She has travelled to thirteen countries serving on relief and development teams, and has her bag packed in case there is an opportunity to hit the road again. She has seen Canada’s ten provinces, and the three territories are on her “to do” list.

Originally from Northern Ontario, Prof. B has realized that while you can take the girl out
of the north, you cannot take the north out of the girl! She finds herself decompressing as soon as
she sees rocks, trees, and lakes! Laurie is a daughter (amazing parents live close by), sister (two admired and loved brothers), mother (three awesome adult children), grandmother (seven treasured grandchildren), and friend (more than she can count). She is happiest when sharing a meal with family and friends – or enjoying a good murder mystery (P.D. James and Louise Penny are her favourite authors) with dark chocolate (sea salt and chili are the best combinations).

Research Interests

  • Imago Dei as a framework for business

Recent Publications

Books and Book Chapters:

  • “The Business of Mission: An Imago Dei Model of Workplace as Missions”, co-authored with Susan J. Van Weelden in The Present and Future of Evangelical Mission: Academy, Agency, Assembly, and Agora Perspectives from Canada edited by Narry F. Santos and Xenia Ling-Yee Chan. Wipf & Stock; 2021 (in press).
  • “The Student Guide to the Case Method”, co-authored with Susan J. Van Weelden. Ivey Publishing, 2018.
  • “The Student Guide to the Case Method”, co-authored with Susan J. Van Weelden. Harvard Business Publishing, 2018.

 Case Studies:

  • “Scenic Floral Inc.: Growing a Start-Up”, Case Study and Teaching Note, co-authored with Susan Van Weelden and Emma VanderPloeg. Ivey Publishing, 2021.
  • “Eagles Nest Association of Waterdown: To Hire or Not to Hire?”, Case Study and Teaching Note, co-authored with Susan J. Van Weelden, and Erica Costin. Ivey Publishing, 2020.
  • “Homeland Foods: The Sweet Fruit of Growth”, Case Study and Teaching Note, co-authored with Vahagn Asatryan, Susan J. Van Weelden, and Grade de Gelder. Ivey Publishing, 2020.
  • “Eagles Nest Association of Waterdown: Decision at the Crossroads”, Case Study and Teaching Note, co-authored with Susan J. Van Weelden and Erica Costin. Ivey Publishing, 2020.
  • “Nuway Software: Making the New Way Sustainable”, Case Study and Teaching Note, co-authored with Susan J. Van Weelden. Ivey Publishing, 2020.
  • “Banff Aspen Lodge: Staffing for Success”, Case Study and Teaching Note, co-authored with Susan J. Van Weelden. Ivey Publishing, 2019.
  • “Banff Aspen Lodge: Evolving the Business Strategy”, Case Study and Teaching Note, co-authored with Susan J. Van Weelden. Ivey Publishing, 2018.

 Articles:

  • “Imago Dei: How Accountants Glorify God” in Christian Business Review, Fall 2019), co-authored with Susan J. Van Weelden.
  • “Imago Dei and Human Resource Management: How our Understanding of the Breath of God’s Spirit shapes the Way We Manage People” co-authored with Susan J. Van Weelden, in The DeVoe Report, Spring Summer 2019.
  • “Imago Dei and Human Resource Management: How our Understanding of the Breath of God’s Spirit shapes the Way We Manage People” co-authored with Susan J. Van Weelden, in JBIB, Fall 2018.
  • “Marketing: Exchanging What Is for What Should Be” in The DeVoe Report, Spring Summer 2018.
  • “Toward a Practical Theology of Marketing: A Five Ps Approach to the Business of Persuasion” in JBIB 20:2, 12/17.

 Invited Conference Presentations:

  • “Imago Dei: The Image of God in Business” at Passion Talks 2021.
  • “The Business of Mission: An Imago Dei Model of Workplace as Missions” at the Evangelical Missiological Society, 2020 Canada Regional Conference, with co-author, Susan Van Weelden.
  • “The Business of Mission: An Imago Dei Model of Workplace as Missions” Evangelical Missiological Society, 2020 National Conference, with co-author, Susan Van Weelden.

Related Experience

  • Finance and Operations Management (not for profit sector)
  • Consulting (not for profit and foodservice sectors)
  • Learning and Administrative Systems (banking and finance sectors)

Prof. Busuttil’s CV