Faculty of Business Administration

REGULATIONS FOR THE GENERAL DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

ADMISSION MODES AND REQUIREMENTS

THE CURRICULUM

MINOR OR COGNATE FROM ANOTHER ACADEMIC UNIT

CONTINUATION


ADMISSION MODES AND REQUIREMENTS

Direct Entry (for High School Students)

Students may apply for admission into first year of the BBA program (Terms A/B) directly from high school by indicating this in the appropriate place on their Undergraduate Application for Admission/Readmission to Memorial University of Newfoundland. Direct entry from high school is subject to the applicant’s final acceptance to the University and admissibility into either Mathematics 1000 or 1090. Terms A/B normally starts in September.

Advanced Standing (for Current Memorial Students)

1) Students may apply for admission with Advanced Standing into the BBA program beyond Terms A/B. Students applying for admission beyond Terms A/B must have completed all of the courses required in Terms A/B with grades high enough to have met continuation requirements. Students applying for admission with advanced standing must complete and submit to the Office of the Registrar the Application For Admission to the Faculty of Business Administration, normally on or before the deadlines specified in the University Diary for the semester in which they intend to begin their program.

2) Admission with Advanced Standing is competitive and selective. Prospective students are therefore encouraged to consider an alternate degree program in the event that they are not accepted into the BBA program.
 
3) The primary criterion used in reaching decisions on applications for admission with advanced standing is overall academic achievement. Selection, therefore, will be based on a student's overall academic performance. Students with weak overall academic records are unlikely to be admitted.

4) In the case where an applicant has been required to withdraw from the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Program, the Admissions Committee of the Faculty may consider this circumstance as grounds to deny admission.

Transfers From Other Post-Secondary Institutions

1) Students who are transferring from other universities must apply for admission to the University on or before the deadlines specified in the University Diary for the semester in which they intend to begin their program, to allow sufficient time for the evaluation of transfer credits. The acceptance of transfer students into the BBA program is subject to the same conditions outlined under Advanced Standing (for Current Memorial Students) above.

2) Subject to items 2) and 3) under Advanced Standing (for Current Memorial Students) above, graduates of a three year community college business diploma program may also be considered for admission with advanced standing into the BBA program. To be eligible for the General Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration such students will be required to complete a minimum of 45 credit hours beyond those used towards their college diploma. Specific course requirements will be determined on an individual basis at the time of admission. 

THE CURRICULUM

1) The BBA program requires a total of 120 credit hours.

2) By the end of the Spring semester of their first year, Terms A/B students must have successfully completed the following 30 credit hours:

a) Six credit hours in English courses*;
b) Mathematics 1000;
c) Economics 2010 and 2020;
d) Business 1000;
e) Twelve additional credit hours in non-Business courses, at least 9 credit hours of which must be in courses chosen from the Faculties of Arts and/or Science and/ or the School of Music.

* It is strongly recommended that students complete English 1110, Comprehension, Writing and Prose Style, as one of these English courses.
 
3) In addition to the Terms A/B requirements, the curriculum shall consist of the successful completion of:

a) Sixty credit hours consisting of: Computer Science 2801, Statistics 2500, Economics 3150, Business courses 1101, 1201, 1600, 2000, 2101, 2201, 2301, 2401, 3320, 3401, 3700, 4000, 4320, 4401, 4500, 5301, and 7000.

b) Students 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.

c) Thirty other credit hours, of which not more than 9 credit hours may be from courses in the Faculty of Business Administration.

4) For graduation, a student must be enrolled in the BBA program, and have obtained a minimum average of 60% on the program courses.

MINOR OR COGNATE FROM ANOTHER ACADEMIC UNIT

1) A student enrolled in the BBA program may complete a minor within the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Science, the School of Music, or from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Regulations for the minor are given under the Calendar entries for the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Science, the School of Music, and Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

2) A student enrolled in the BBA program may pursue a minor (or equivalent) in other non-business academic units (where minor programs exist) with i) permission of that academic unit and ii) permission of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty of Business Administration. 

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 paragraphs (2) and (3) below.

2) Students in Terms A/B will be considered for continuation in the BBA program at the end of the Spring semester of their first year. At that time, for continuation after Terms A/B, students must have successfully completed the 30 credit hours prescribed in 2) of THE CURRICULUM above, with an overall average on those 30 credit hours of at least 65%. Students who do not satisfy these requirements will be required to withdraw from the program.

Students who have been required to withdraw following Terms A/B may be considered for readmission to the program in accordance with the entry under ADMISSION MODES AND REQUIREMENTS above, with the heading Advanced Standing (for Current Memorial Students).

A required withdrawal for failure to meet the continuation requirements from Terms A/B will not be reflected on a student’s transcript.

3) Following Terms A/B, BBA 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.

Students who fail to achieve these standards will be required to withdraw from the program. They may be considered for readmission after a lapse of two semesters. In order to be considered for readmission, students must formally apply for readmission.

A required withdrawal for failure to meet continuation requirements in terms following Terms A/B will be reflected on a student’s transcript.

4) Students beyond Terms A/B who are required to withdraw a second time are not eligible for readmission into their program.

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 3) above. A decision of this nature will be made only for reasons acceptable to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies. 


Last modified on June 4, 2003 by R. Bruce

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