The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a degree program for students interested in careers in the fields of Accounting, Business, International Business or Marketing. It is student-centred, and its primary aim is to give graduates real business skills - the skills that employers are looking for. The program can be completed in four years if taken on a full-time basis (five courses per semester); however, students have the flexibility of attending part-time if they so desire. The BBA is designed to give students maximum flexibility in delivery methods and schedules. Courses, particularly in the third and fourth year, are offered in the evening, on weekends, and online (in whole or in part).
The BBA has concentrations in Accounting, Business Management, International Business Management, and Marketing Management. Each of these concentrations provides graduates with expertise in their subject area as well as a thorough understanding of all aspects of business. As well, students have the opportunity to take a variety of non-business courses so that they graduate with a well-rounded education. The BBA Accounting concentration includes the requirements necessary to maximize exemptions for the professional accounting associations (CGA, CMA, CA).
In the first two years (minimum 60 credits) of the degree, students are advised to complete diploma requirements in one of the following programs: Accounting, Business Management, Financial Management, or Marketing Management. Students who plan their courses accordingly may opt to exit after completing diploma requirements. Students who complete diploma and degree requirements will graduate with both credentials.
In keeping with the emphasis of providing students with real business skills, all concentrations of the BBA require that students complete an applied business project in their final semester and that they either participate in the Co-operative Education Option or complete a 420-hour practicum (approved business experience may be used in lieu).
Co-operative Education Option
Students who wish to participate in this option must maintain above-average academic standing and demonstrate potential for success in their chosen professional field.
A minimum of three work terms (420 hours each) need to be completed for a Co-op designated degree (two at the diploma level and at least one at the third- or fourth-year level). Employers provide the Co-op instructors with job descriptions to be posted. Students submit their resumes via a Co-op instructor, who will submit the package to the employer and arrange job interviews. Students are also strongly encouraged to start building their professional network and be an active participant in self-marketing to source their Co-op work placements.
Employers make hiring decisions and establish working conditions, salary, and benefits. The Co-operative Education option has proven to be of great benefit to students. Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge, to develop skills in a practical work setting, and to gain related experience before commencing their professional careers.
There are two access routes for admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Program:
- First-Year Entry
- Third-Year Entry
For more information, please visit Admission Requirements.