Faculty of Business Administration

REGULATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

1) To be considered for admission to the Diploma Programme in Business Administration, applicants must normally have satisfied the following requirements:

a) Successful completion of fifteen academic credit hours as follows:

i. Six credit hours in English;
ii. Mathematics 1000;
iii. Business 1000;
iv. Three credit hours chosen from courses in the Faculties of Arts and/or Science.

Only students with an overall average of at least 60% in the courses comprising the fifteen credit hours required will be considered for admission to the programme.

Overall academic performance is an important criterion in reaching decisions on applications for admission, and will be considered, in addition to the average on the five courses required for admission, in the selection process. Students with weak overall academic records are unlikely to be admitted.

b) At least five years of full-time work experience, or equivalent, that is deemed acceptable by the Admissions Committee of the Faculty of Business Administration.

In the case where students have been required to withdraw from the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Programme, the Admissions Committee of the Faculty may consider this circumstance as grounds to deny admission.

2) To be eligible for the Diploma in Business Administration, a student must:

a) have been admitted to the Diploma Programme;

b) successfully complete the following forty-five credit hours in addition to the fifteen credit hours required for admission (a total of sixty credit hours):

- Economics 2010 and 2020;
- Statistics 2500 or equivalent;
- Computer Science 2801;
- Business 1101, 1201, 1600, 2301, 2401, 4000, and 4500;
- Four of the following, one of which must either Business 3320 or 4320: Business 2000, 2101, 2201, 3320, 3401, 3700, 4320, and 4401.

c) Achieve an overall average of at least 60% in the courses which comprise the 45 credit hours specified in clause 2(b). A student failing to meet this requirement will be required to repeat a course(s) to raise the overall average to the minimum acceptable level.

d) Successfully complete a comprehensive case analysis with report (Business 450W).

e) Students planning to pursue their Bachelor of Business Administration or their Bachelor of Commerce (General) (see regulations for the general degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce) are encouraged to note the prerequisites for 7000 (Organizational Strategy) and to plan their courses so that they have completed the prerequisites prior to the semester in which they plan to take 7000.

3) a) Every candidate for the Diploma in Business Administration will be required to complete at least thirty credit hours at this University. The courses comprising these credit hours must be applicable to the Diploma in Business Administration.

b) Every candidate for the Diploma in Business Administration, who has completed a Bachelor's degree at this University or another recognized university or university college, will be required to complete at least thirty credit hours at this University beyond those required for that degree. The courses comprising these credit hours must be applicable to the Diploma in Business Administration.

4) The requirement for a specific course(s) may be waived by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies for students who apply for exemption from the course(s) in question. However, such exemptions may not be used to reduce the number of credit hours required for the Diploma.

NOTE: Students should also refer to the General Regulations of the University.

CONTINUATION

1) The Faculty Council of the Faculty of Business Administration constitutes the examining body for all examinations in Business courses. In addition, the standing of every student will be assessed by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies in accordance with the continuation requirements outlined in paragraph (2) below.

2) Students must qualify for continuation after each term of study. For continuation, students must have an overall average of 60% over their last ten courses taken. In the event that a student has more courses than needed in the earliest term used, the courses with the highest grades in that term will be used.

3) Students who fail to achieve the standards outlined in paragraph (2) above normally will be required to withdraw from the programme. They may be considered for re-admission after a lapse of two semesters. In order to be considered for re-admission, students must formally apply for re-admission.

4) Students who are required to withdraw a second time are not eligible for re-admission into their programme.

5) The Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty of Business Administration may allow a student to continue who fails to achieve the standards outlined in paragraph (2) above. A decision of this nature will be made only for reasons acceptable to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies.

APPEALS PROCEDURES

All of the regulations above are subject to appeal. Appeals must be made in writing to the Chairperson, Committee on Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Business Administration and must clearly outline the grounds for the appeal.


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