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Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration
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The Program

NOTE | Students can apply for this program starting in October 2022 for a degree start date of Fall 2023.

The four-year business degree prepares graduates to contribute to and compete in a global and dynamic business environment. The educational experience is focused on fostering critical and creative thinking, developing and contributing to communities, broadening communication and collaboration, and preparing graduates for both current and emerging competencies. Graduates will be “future-proof.”

Students will be able to enter the degree in Year 1 or transfer into the degree after the successful completion of a Business Certificate or Business Diploma, in which case, students would join the degree in Year 2 or 3.

Students will select a concentration in Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Small Business, or Financial Services. Students can pursue minors in Accounting, Corporate Finance and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Financial Services, Human Resources, or Marketing. Students may also minor in non-business disciplines. Students may earn credits toward professional designations, such as Accounting, Human Resources, or Financial Services.

All students regardless of concentration or minor will participate in two 90 hour work practicums, research projects, or service learning opportunities during the four years of study. Students will gain expertise in management and business analytics. Each concentration and minor includes project based courses where students will do in the classroom what they would do on the job.

The degree consists of 40 courses or 120 credits. Business Diploma holders will receive transfer credit for up to 20 courses and 60 credits.  Business Certificate holders will receive transfer credit for up to 10 courses and 20 credits. The first two years of the degree are available face-to-face and/or online. Year 3 and 4 are face-to-face. Although some courses may be available in hyflex. Students may complete the program on a full-time or part-time schedule.

Admission is normally available for the Fall, Winter, and Spring.  

Program Outcomes:

  1. Collaboration: Collaborate in and with diverse teams employing interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, teamwork, and leadership skills to build community partnerships, leverage information, and achieve business-related goals.
  2. Communication: Communicate effectively across diverse organizational settings utilizing oral, written, nonverbal, and media communication skills.
  3. Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving: Integrate creative, critical, and reflective skills and practices to analyze organizational challenges and evaluate business solutions and opportunities.
  4. Globalization: Examine the impact of globalization across cultures and markets.
  5. Social and Cross Cultural Awareness: Synthesize ideas, perspectives, and worldviews to respond to a dynamic changing global, economic, political, social, and technological business environment.
  6. Information, Research, Technology, and Financial Fluency: Integrate and apply information literacy, technology, research skills, and numerical and financial fluency to recommend solutions to business problems.
  7. Ethics: Analyze and evaluate organizational situations, demonstrating professionalism, ethical principles, and ethical decision making.
  8. Business Acumen - Tools: Apply qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze and evaluate data to inform business decisions.
  9. Business Acumen - Analysis: Justify strategies by applying specific knowledge from the functional areas of business, including terminology, business analytical tools, and techniques.
  10. Business Acumen - Holistic: Examine and apply holistic and entrepreneurial approaches when working in, and managing, socially responsible organizations.
  11. Lifelong Learning: Demonstrate capacities for lifelong-learning and community engagement.
  12. Indigenous: Contribute to the advancement of reconciliation and apply principles of Indigenous knowledge including identifying and describing Indigenous cultural protocols, worldviews, and learning approaches in both a business and societal context.

Year 1

  • BUS 1010 - Business Topics and Skills
  • ECON 1100 - Business Microeconomics
  • ACCT 1001 - Introductory Financial Accounting I
  • BUS 1210 - Data and Information Management
  • MKT 1132 - Marketing Principles
  • BUS 1100 - Cross Cultural Awareness
  • FINS 1150 - Personal Finance
  • HRM 1281 - Human Resource Management
  • ECON 1101 - Business Macroeconomics
  • COMM 250 - Business and Workplace Writing

Year 2

  • BUS 2110 - Management Principles
  • ACCT 2010 - Introductory Management Accounting
  • BUS 2306 - Business Statistics I
  • BUS 2311 - Business Law
  • FNCE 2310 - Corporate Finance
  • ESB 2251 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • BUS 2290 - Experiential Learning I
  • CREA ^ - Creative Think Tank

Year 3

  • BUS 3420 - Operations Management
  • BUS 3211 - Management Information Systems
  • BUS 3470 - Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability
  • ENGL 219 - Essay Composition and Critical Reading

Year 4

  • BUS 4640 - Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • BUS 4990 - Strategic Management
  • BUS 4290 - Experiential Learning II

Accounting

  • ACCT 2001 - Introductory Financial Accounting II
  • ACCT 2305 - Tax I
  • ACCT 2204 - Intermediate Management Accounting I
  • ACCT 3209 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 3210 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • ACCT 3405 - Tax II
  • ACCT 4310 - Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 4308 - Advanced Management Accounting
  • ACCT 4306 - Audit
  • BUS 3307 - Business Statistics II

Financial Services

  • FINS 2100 - Consumer Credit
  • FINS 3100 - Mutual Funds / Investing
  • FINS 3200 - Risk Management and Estate Planning
  • FINS 4100 - Commercial Credit
  • FINS 4200 - Retirement Planning

Marketing

  • MKT 2242 - Marketing Research
  • MKT 2240 - Professional Selling and Persuasion
  • MKT 3234 - Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • MKT 3300 - Buyer and Consumer Behavior
  • MKT 4247 - Retail / Phygital Management
  • MKT 4900 - Strategic Marketing

Human Resources

  • HRM 2510 - Workforce Planning
  • HRM 2530 - Organizational Culture
  • HRM 3525 - Total Rewards
  • HRM 3535 - Labour Relations
  • HRM 4520 - Learning and Development
  • HRM 4900 - Strategic HR Management

Corporate Finance and Economics

  • ECON 3327 - International Money and Finance
  • ECON 337 - Development Economics
  • ECON 341 - Money and Banking
  • ECON 373 - Industrial Organization
  • ECON 331 - Labour Economics
  • FNCE 4315 - Advanced Corporate Finance

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

  • ESB 2204 - Interpersonal Skills and Leadership
  • ESB 2253 - Project and Events Management
  • ESB 3410 - Global Trade
  • ESB 4100 - Small Business Financing and Law
  • ESB 4900 - Strategic Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Transfer Features

RDP Business Diploma courses provide credit towards the RDP Bachelor of Business Administration.

Program Admission Features

The entry requirement of ELA 30-2 65% or higher, or ELA 30-1 60% or higher, or equivalent AND MATH 30-2 65% or higher, or MATH 30-1 60% or higher, or equivalent is higher than the current entry requirement that requires an average of MATH 30-2 and ELA 30-2 at a minimum of 65%, with no mark below 50%.

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