Office of the Registrar
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (2008/2009)
8.5 Bachelor of Business Administration
8.5.1 Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College is designed to deliver a comprehensive foundation in the fundamental areas of business and decision making. Students also have an opportunity to further specialize in areas of contemporary business studies, small business and entrepreneurship, or economic development.

8.5.2 Admission Modes and Requirements
8.5.2.1 Direct Entry (for High School Students)

Students may apply for admission into the BBA program directly from high school by indicating this in the appropriate place on the Undergraduate Application for Admission/Readmission to Memorial University of Newfoundland. Direct admission from high school is subject to the applicant’s final acceptance to the University.

8.5.2.2 Advanced Standing (for Current Memorial University of Newfoundland Students)
  1. Current Memorial University of Newfoundland students may apply for admission to the BBA program with advanced standing after the successful completion of the 30 credit hours specified under The Curriculum, 2. below with an overall average of at least 65% in those specified 30 credit hours.

  2. Students applying for advanced standing in the BBA Program must complete and submit an Application for Admission/Readmission to the Chair of the Business Administration program.

  3. Admission with Advanced Standing is limited and competitive. The primary criterion used in reaching decisions on applications for admission/readmission with advanced standing is overall academic achievement. Selection, therefore, will be based on a student’s overall academic performance.

8.5.2.3 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 University of Newfoundland Students) above.

  2. Subject to Advanced Standing (for Current Memorial University of Newfoundland Students), 3. 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 Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration such students will be required to complete a minimum of 45 credit hours from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Specific course requirements will be determined on an individual basis at the time of admission.

8.5.3 The Curriculum
  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration requires a total of 120 credit hours.

  2. Students who have gained direct entry to the BBA program must successfully complete the following 30 credit hours by the end of Spring semester of their first year for continuance in the program:

    1. Business 1000 and 2000

    2. Economics 2010 and 2020

    3. Six credit hours in first year English

    4. Math 1000

    5. Nine additional credit hours in non-business elective courses.

  3. 48 credit hours as follows:

    Business 1101, 1201, 1600, 2101, 2301, 2401, 2700, 3401, 4000, 4320, 4500, 5301, 7000, 7010, 7025, and Statistics 2500.

  4. Students must choose one of the following areas of concentration:

    1. Contemporary Business Studies

      1. 12 credit hours:

    2. Small Business and Entrepreneurship

      1. 9 credit hours:

      2. 6 credit hours chosen from:

    3. Regional Economic Development

      1. 9 credit hours:

        • Business 3320

        • Business 4010

        • Business 4020

      2. 6 credit hours chosen from:

        • Business 5010

        • Business 6800

        • Economics 4010

        • Economics 4011

        • Social/Cultural Studies 3210

        • Tourism Studies 4020

  5. Additional courses to make up the total of 120 credit hours. When selecting these courses, students are reminded that the Core Requirements for a Sir Wilfred Grenfell College degree program must be met. In addition, if students choose to complete a minor within the BBA program, they are advised to select their electives carefully so that they will also meet the requirements for the chosen Minor program as set forth in the University Calendar.

  6. For graduation, a student must be enrolled in the BBA program, have obtained a minimum overall average of 60% on the program courses specified under The Curriculum 3. and 4. above, and must have successfully completed other courses to make up the total of 120 credit hours.

8.5.4 Minor from another Academic Unit

Students enrolled in the BBA program are not required to complete minor programs; however, students may choose to pursue a minor in other non-business academic units (where minor programs exist) with permission of that academic unit.

Students are advised to refer to the requirements for the chosen Minor program as set forth in the University Calendar, and it is recommended that students seek academic advice when planning their program.

8.5.5 Continuation
  1. The standing of every student will be assessed at the end of each academic term by the Program Chair of Business. The decisions of the Chair will be issued to the individual students by the Office of the Registrar.

  2. Students gaining direct entry to the BBA program and those with advanced standing must maintain a 65% overall average in the 30 credit hours specified under The Curriculum, 2. above for continuance in the program.

  3. Students who have been required to withdraw following the completion of The Curriculum, 2. 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 University of Newfoundland Students).

    A required withdrawal for failure to meet these continuation requirements will not be reflected on a student's transcript.

  4. Following the completion of The Curriculum, 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.

    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 re-apply to the Program for readmission using the appropriate application form.

    A required withdrawal will be reflected on a student’s transcript.

  5. Students who are required to withdraw a second time under 4 above are not eligible for readmission into the program.

  6. The Academic Studies Committee may allow a student, who fails to achieve the standards outlined under 4 above, to continue in the program. A decision of this nature will be made only for reasons acceptable to this Committee.

8.5.6 Recommended Course of Study for BBA Curriculum
8.5.6.1 Contemporary Business Studies Table
Contemporary Business Studies Table
  • Year 1
  • Semester 1
  • Business 1000
  • Economics 2010
  • Three credit hours in English
  • Six credit hours in non-business elective courses* **
  • Semester 2
  • Business 2000
  • Economics 2020
  • Three credit hours in English
  • Mathematics 1000
  • Three credit hours in non-business elective courses**
  • Year 2
  • Semester 3
  • Business 1101
  • Business 1201
  • Business 1600
  • Business 2401
  • Three credit hours in elective courses**
  • Semester 4
  • Business 2101
  • Business 2700
  • Business 2808 or Philosophy 1600 or 2230
  • Six credit hours in elective courses**
  • Year 3
  • Semester 5
  • Business 2301
  • Business 4000
  • Economics 3030 or Economics 3150
  • Statistics 2500
  • Three credit hours in elective courses**
  • Semester 6
  • Business 3401
  • Business 4320
  • Business 4500
  • Six credit hours in elective courses**
  • Year 4
  • Semester 7
  • Business 5301
  • Business 7000
  • Business 7302
  • Six credit hours in elective courses**
  • Semester 8
  • Business 7010
  • Business 7025
  • Business 7050
  • Six credit hours in elective courses**

* Depending on your level of preparation in Mathematics, you may be required to complete Mathematics 1090 as a prerequisite for Mathematics 1000.

** When selecting electives, students are reminded that Core Requirements for a SWGC degree program must be met. In addition, if students choose to complete a minor within the BBA program, they are advised to select their electives carefully so that they will also meet the requirements for the chosen Minor program as set forth in the University Calendar.

8.5.6.2 Small Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration Table
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration Table
  • Year 1
  • Semester 1
  • Business 1000
  • Economics 2010
  • Three credit hours in English
  • Six credit hours in non-business elective courses***
  • Semester 2
  • Business 2000
  • Economics 2020
  • Three credit hours in English
  • Mathematics 1000
  • Three credit hours in non-business elective courses**
  • Year 2
  • Semester 3
  • Business 1101
  • Business 1201
  • Business 1600
  • Business 2401
  • Three credit hours in elective courses**
  • Semester 4
  • Business 2101
  • Business 2201
  • Business 2700
  • Six credit hours in elective courses**
  • Year 3
  • Semester 5
  • Business 2301
  • Business 4000
  • Statistics 2500
  • Three credit hours from concentration electives***
  • Three credit hours in elective courses**
  • Semester 6
  • Business 3401
  • Business 4320
  • Business 4500
  • Business 5600
  • Three credit hours in elective courses**
  • Year 4
  • Semester 7
  • Business 5301
  • Business 7000
  • Three credit hours from concentration electives***
  • Six credit hours in elective courses**
  • Semester 8
  • Business 7010
  • Business 7025
  • Business 7600
  • Six credit hours in elective courses**

* Depending on your level of preparation in Mathematics, you may be required to complete Mathematics 1090 as a prerequisite for Mathematics 1000.

** When selecting electives, students are reminded that Core Requirements for a SWGC degree program must be met. In addition, if students choose to complete a minor within the BBA program, they are advised to select their electives carefully so that they will also meet the requirements for the chosen Minor program as set forth in the University Calendar.

*** Concentration electives for Small Business and Entrepreneurship must be selected from The Curriculum, 4b.

8.5.6.3 Regional Economic Development Concentration Table
Regional Economic Development Concentration Table
  • Year 1
  • Semester 1
  • Business 1000
  • Economics 2010
  • Three credit hours in English
  • Six credit hours in non-business elective courses*
  • Semester 2
  • Business 2000
  • Economics 2020
  • Three credit hours in English
  • Mathematics 1000
  • Three credit hours in non-business elective courses*
  • Year 2
  • Semester 3
  • Business 1101
  • Business 1201
  • Business 1600
  • Business 2401
  • Three credit hours in elective courses**
  • Semester 4
  • Business 2101
  • Business 2700
  • Business 3320
  • Six credit hours in elective courses**
  • Year 3
  • Semester 5
  • Business 2301
  • Business 4000
  • Statistics 2500
  • Three credit hours from concentration electives***
  • Three credit hours in elective courses**
  • Semester 6
  • Business 3401
  • Business 4320
  • Business 4010
  • Business 4500
  • Three credit hours in elective courses**
  • Year 4
  • Semester 7
  • Business 5301
  • Business 7000
  • Three credit hours from concentration electives***
  • Six credit hours in elective courses**
  • Semester 8
  • Business 7010
  • Business 7025
  • Business 4020
  • Six credit hours in elective courses**

* Depending on your level of preparation in Mathematics, you may be required to complete Mathematics 1090 as a prerequisite for Mathematics 1000.

** When selecting electives, students are reminded that Core Requirements for a SWGC degree program must be met. In addition, if students choose to complete a minor within the BBA program, they are advised to select their electives carefully so that they will also meet the requirements for the chosen Minor program as set forth in the University Calendar.

*** Concentration electives for Regional Economic Development must be selected from The Curriculum, 4c.