Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Business Administration (2012/2013)
3 Description of Programs

Students must meet all regulations of the Faculty of Business Administration in addition to those stated in the general regulations. For information concerning fees and charges, admission/readmission to the University, and general academic regulations (undergraduate), refer to UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS.

All courses of the Faculty are designated by BUSI.

3.1 Undergraduate Programs

The following undergraduate programs are available:

  1. Minor in Business Administration: is comprised of eight business courses (24 credit hours) and is available to students who are completing non-Business degree programs which provide for the completion of a minor.

  2. Minor in International Business: is comprised of eight business courses (24 credit hours) and is available to students who are completing non-Business degree programs which provide for the completion of a minor.

  3. Diploma in Business Administration: is a 20-course (60 credit hour) program designed to meet the needs of individuals who hold full- or part-time employment and wish to complement their work experience with theoretical business training. The majority of the required courses are offered through distance education.

  4. Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative): is a full-time, 45-course (135 credit hour) program with a structured format. This five-year degree includes three four-month work terms. Students have the opportunity to concentrate in accounting, finance, human resource and labour relations, information systems, international business, marketing, operational research, small business/entrepreneurship, or supply chain management.

  5. Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Bachelor of Arts: is comprised of 50-courses (150 credit hours). Students in the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program may simultaneously complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts program. Some degree requirements are modified for students pursuing joint degrees.

  6. Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) (Honours): signifies superior academic achievement.

  7. Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.): is a 40-course (120 credit hour) general business program with a flexible course structure. This four-year degree may be completed in-class, via distance education, or a combination of both. It can be completed full- or part-time.

  8. Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours): signifies superior academic achievement.

  9. International Bachelor of Business Administration (i.B.B.A.): is comprised of 40 courses (120 credit hours) and is designed to produce business professionals with a global perspective. This four year degree differs from traditional business programs in its requirements that graduates must complement the usual set of business skills with an understanding of the international environment as well as with cross-cultural skills and experience relevant to a particular global region (e.g., Asia, Europe or Latin America).

  10. International Bachelor of Business Administration (i.B.B.A.) (Honours): signifies superior academic achievement.

3.1.1 Business Co-operative Education

General management of the work terms in the Co-operative Program is the responsibility of Business Co-operative Education. Through its co-ordinators, it is responsible for assisting potential employers to become involved in the program, for the continual development of employment opportunities, for arranging student-employer interviews, for counselling of students, for visiting students on their work assignments and for the evaluation of the work term.

Students and employers choose each other through the job competition process. Job advertisements are posted and students may apply for up to twelve positions. Employers interview students, and both the students and employers express their preferences for one another.

Students are then placed by Business Co-operative Education to reflect expressed preferences. Placement is not guaranteed but every effort is made to ensure that appropriate employment is made available. In the case of students who are required to withdraw from the program, Business Co-operative Education has no responsibility for placement until they have been readmitted to the program.

Salaries paid to co-operative students are determined by employers based upon their internal wage structures, and tend to increase as the student progresses through the program and assumes more responsibility. However, students should not expect the income from work terms to make them completely self-supporting.

Students in the Co-operative Program give permission to prospective employers, in the course of the placement process, to have access to their records, which contain their academic marks and their work term evaluations. After accepting a position, students may not withdraw from a specific job situation unless prior permission is obtained from the Committee on Undergraduate Studies.