Faculty of Business Administration

REGULATIONS FOR THE GENERAL DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

ADMISSION

THE CURRICULUM

MINOR OR COGNATE FROM ANOTHER ACADEMIC UNIT

CONTINUATION

APPEALS PROCEDURES


ADMISSION

1) Normally, admission is offered for the Fall Term: the deadline for admission (or re-admission) is March 1. Where circumstances permit, applications will be considered for the Winter and Spring Terms: the deadlines for admission (or re-admission) are October 1 for Winter, and February 1 for Spring.

2) Students who are seeking admission for the Fall Semester normally must have completed all the courses required for admission by the end of the Winter Semester.

3) Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if a space is available in the programme.

4) Eligibility: To be eligible for Admission to the BBA programme an applicant must have successfully completed a minimum of thirty credit hours in university courses with an overall average of at least 65% on the courses comprising those thirty credit hours. The thirty credit hours must comprise:

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 nine of which must be in courses chosen from the Faculty of Arts and/or Science**.

* It is strongly recommended that students complete English 1110, Comprehension, Writing and Prose Style, as one of these English courses.

5) Notwithstanding clause 4), graduates of a three-year community college business diploma programme may be considered for admission on the basis of their college programme. Such applicants should note that admission is competitive and limited and is based on overall academic performance. To be eligible for the General Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration such students will be required to complete a minimum of forty-five credit hours beyond those used towards their college diploma. Specific course requirements will be determined on an individual basis at the time of admission.

6) Admission is competitive and selective. Therefore, prospective students are encouraged to consider an alternate degree programme in the event that they are not accepted into the Bachelor of Business Administration programme.

7) The primary criterion used in reaching decisions on applications for admission is overall academic achievement. Selection, therefore will be based on a student's overall academic performance in addition to the average on the thirty credit hours required for admission. Students with weak overall academic records are unlikely to be admitted.

8) The Faculty recognizes that a candidate's academic performance can be viewed in the context of the individual's other interests, activities and accomplishments. Notwithstanding Clause 6 above, the Admissions Committee may consider extracurricular activities and achievements as factors in the admission decision. To assist the Admissions Committee in this area candidates for admission may complete and submit the personal Information Form to support their applications for admission.

9) In the case where an applicant has 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.

THE CURRICULUM

1) The BBA programme requires a total of 120 credit hours, i.e. 90 credit hours beyond the 30 credit hours required for admission.

2) In addition to the admission 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) Thirty other credit hours, of which not more than nine credit hours may be from courses in the Faculty of Business Administration.

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

MINOR OR COGNATE FROM ANOTHER ACADEMIC UNIT

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

2) A student enrolled in the BBA programme may pursue a minor (or equivalent) in other non-business academic units (where minor programmes exist) with i) permission of that academic unit and ii) permission of the Undergraduate Studies Committee 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 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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