The Faculty of Business Administration offers three undergraduate degree programs:
The bachelor of business administration (BBA) is a 120 credit hour, flexible program. This general business degree is completely course based and can be completed in four years or in a part-time format. Students who choose the BBA program can avail of Memorial's distance education offerings to complete their program.
The program features a blend of business and non-business courses, with an option to do a minor in another area.
To be admitted to the BBA program, students should select this option on the Undergraduate Application for Admission to the university or they may self-declare this option via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bachelor of commerce (co-operative) (B.Comm.(Co-op.)) is a five-year, full time, structured program that alternates academic semesters with work terms.
Students may apply for admission to the first year of this program (Terms A/B) directly from high school when choosing their intended program on the Undergraduate Application for Admission to Memorial University of Newfoundland.
The B.Comm(Co-op.) program is designed to prepare students for a career in business. The co-operative component of the program involves alternating classroom study with periods of full-time employment. The three work terms, which may be in industry, government or other organizations, give students the opportunity to apply classroom learning and develop practical skills for today's business environment.
The international bachelor of business administration (iBBA) is a 120 credit hour program that combines business and cross-cultural studies with a required semester of studies overseas.
The iBBA is a challenging program that contains four key components:
- core training in fundamental business skills;
- additional international business courses dealing with the different types of international business activity, the different types of market where this activity takes place and the different types of behaviour met in these markets;
- non-business cross-cultural skills that provide both a global and regional (e.g. Asian, European or Latin-American) perspective. This would normally include a foreign language but should also contain study in areas such as international relations, economics or any other area offering international or cross-cultural perspectives;
- an approved program of study overseas, spent in the student's chosen region of interest. A range of study locations will be available in Europe, the Asian-Pacific and Latin-America.
Admission, Promotion and Continuance Requirements
Admission to the iBBA is competitive and selective. A student must achieve an overall average of 65 per cent on the 30 credit hours of pre-iBBA courses to be promoted to the iBBA. Please note that while a 65 per cent enables eligibility to the program, it does not guarantee admission.
The faculty also offers a joint degree option for students admitted to the bachelor of commerce (co-operative) program who are interested in completing a bachelor of arts degree concurrently.
Students in the BBA or B.Comm.(Co-op.) program may complete a minor program from the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, School of Music or Grenfell Campus (where minor programs are available).
Students in the iBBA program may complete a minor program from the Faculty of Arts.
Business Minor Programs
Students completing a degree other than business may elect to complete one of the following minor programs offered by the Faculty of Business Administration:
- business administration
- international business
Sample first-year program for students interested in studying business:
|Fall Semester||Winter Semester|
|English 1080 (or 1020)||English 1110 (or 1021)|
|Economics 2010||Economics 2020|
|Math 1000 (or 1090)*||Elective (or Math 1000 if not completed in the fall semester)*|
|Business 1000||Political Science 2200 or Elective**|
* Depending on Math Placement Test results, students can complete Math 1000 in the fall semester and complete an additional elective in the winter semester.
** Students planning to apply to the iBBA program will need to complete Political Science 2200. Students completing the BBA or B.Comm.(Co-op) programs may complete Political Science 2200 and use it as an elective for the program or they may choose another course from any subject area other than business as an elective.
*** Students planning to apply to the iBBA program must choose non-business electives so that their degree as a whole has a coherent global and regional content. To achieve this, students need to nominate a particular global region (e.g., Asia, Europe, Latin-America) as a focus area within their program. This choice of region will affect the language and other electives chosen, as well as the choice of location and content of the study abroad program undertaken later in the program. For this reason, languages will normally be chosen from the following: French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Italian or Spanish.