Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Business Administration (2012/2013)
4.7 Regulations for the General Degree of International Bachelor of Business Administration (i.B.B.A.)
4.7.1 General Regulations
  1. The International Bachelor of Business Administration (i.B.B.A.) program requires a total of 120 credit hours.

  2. The program includes a compulsory one-semester approved program of full-time study at an overseas location. Subject to the Study Abroad Program regulations below, students must normally have completed at least 72 credit hours of the program and no more than 96 credit hours of the program prior to commencement of the study abroad program.

  3. The overall program must have a coherent global and regional content. In order to achieve this coherency students shall nominate a global region (e.g. Asia, Europe, Latin America) as a focus area within their program. The choice of region will affect both the choice of non-BUSI courses and the choice of location and content of the study abroad program (see Global and Regional Content below).

4.7.2 Admission Requirements
  1. Normally, admission is offered for the Fall Semester. The deadline for admission or readmission is March 1. Students applying for admission to the i.B.B.A. must submit the Faculty of Business Administration Application For Admission to the Office of the Registrar on or before this deadline. Where circumstances permit, applications will be considered for the Winter and Spring Semesters. The deadlines for admission or readmission are specified in the University Diary.

  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 program.

  4. To be eligible for Admission to the i.B.B.A. program an applicant must have successfully completed the Pre-i.B.B.A. program (see The Curriculum, clause 1, below) with an average on those courses of at least 65%, or the equivalent at another recognized post-secondary institution. 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.

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

  6. 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 30 credit hours required for admission. Students with weak overall academic records are unlikely to be admitted.

  7. In the case where an applicant has been required to withdraw from one of the Faculty's other Undergraduate programs, the Admissions Committee of the Faculty may consider this circumstance as grounds to deny admission.

4.7.3 The Curriculum
  1. The i.B.B.A. program includes the following 30 credit hours that comprise the Pre-i.B.B.A. program:

    1. Six credit hours of English which must include English 1110 or 1021;

    2. Mathematics 1000;

    3. Economics 2010 and 2020;

    4. BUSI 1000;

    5. Political Science 2200;

    6. Nine additional credit hours in non-BUSI courses. It is strongly recommended that students take into account the Global and Regional Content requirement outlined below when choosing these additional 9 credit hours of study.

  2. In addition to the Pre-i.B.B.A. program requirements, the curriculum shall consist of the successful completion of:

    1. Thirty-nine credit hours consisting of: Statistics 2500 and BUSI courses 1101,1210, 2010, 2101, 2400, 3310, 3401, 3700, 4000, 4320, 4500, and either 7000 or 7005.

    2. Fifteen credit hours of international business related courses, which must include:

      1. BUSI 5302 and either Economics 3030 or BUSI 6550; and

      2. any three from: BUSI 6311, BUSI 7005 (if not completed to fulfill 2.a.i above), BUSI 7240, BUSI 6550 (if not completed to fulfill 2.b.i. above), BUSI 6040, Economics 4030, or Political Science 3250 or any other approved course with an international focus.

      • Pre-requisites for all courses shall apply to the i.B.B.A. program. Students should note, for example, that the pre-requisites for BUSI 7000 include BUSI 4050 and BUSI 5301, which are not program requirements for the i.B.B.A.
    3. Thirty-Six further credit hours of which at least 12 must be in non-BUSI courses. Students should take into account the Non-business Elective Courses regulations under the Global and Regional Content requirement below when choosing these 12 credit hours of non-business electives.

    4. It is recommended that students choose their elective courses so that their overall program contains at least one group of four or five courses within a chosen functional area or specialization or minor.

  3. At least 12 credit hours of the program described in 2. above must be completed in an approved study abroad program. The program must meet the Study Abroad Program regulations under the Global and Regional Content requirements below. Courses taken by distance education from Memorial University of Newfoundland may not be used to satisfy the Study Abroad Program requirement.

  4. For graduation, a student must be enrolled in the i.B.B.A. program, and have completed the 120 credit hours required with a minimum average of 65% on the program courses.

4.7.4 Global and Regional Content

Courses chosen to meet the above requirements must have a coherent global and regional content. In order to achieve this coherency, students shall nominate a global region (e.g. Asia, Europe, Latin America) as a focus area within their program. The choice of region will affect the choice of non-BUSI elective courses as well as the choice of location and content of the study abroad program. Students must consult with the Undergraduate Programs Office of the Faculty of Business Administration when selecting courses to satisfy the global and regional content requirement to ensure that the selected courses will fulfill the requirement. Non-business Elective Courses
  1. Non-business elective courses must include the following 9 non-language credit hours:

    1. at least 3 further credit hours with a global and/or comparative international perspective

    2. at least 6 credit hours with a chosen regional perspective.

  2. Study of a foreign language relevant to the chosen region, commencing in the Pre-i.B.B.A. program, is highly recommended. Students selecting a regional perspective and planning to undertake their study abroad program where English is not the main language must complete 6 credit hours of the relevant language prior to undertaking study abroad. Study Abroad Program
  1. Notwithstanding the General Regulations above and the Continuance Regulations below, a student may be held back from participating in the study aboard program if the student has not completed at least 10 courses since his/her admission to the i.B.B.A. program or has not completed a course load of 15 credit hours with a semester average of at least 65% in a single semester. A student who is prevented from starting the study abroad program for either of these reasons will be permitted to participate in the study abroad program once the student has met these criteria.

  2. To ensure that students obtain regional perspectives and skills not available at Memorial University of Newfoundland an approved program must include:

    1. at foreign language locations, at least 3 credit hours of study of a regional language and at least 6 credit hours with a specific regional content.

    2. at locations in Britain, Ireland, the US, Australia and New Zealand, at least 9 credit hours with a specific regional content.

    For the study abroad program, courses regarded as having specific regional content would include languages, regional studies and other cross-cultural courses as well as approved courses in Economics and Business.

  3. Subject to these requirements there is no additional restriction as to the proportion of business or non-business courses studied abroad. For example, an approved study abroad program may contain courses entirely of an ‘Arts’ nature. It is also possible to select courses that have no exact equivalent at Memorial University of Newfoundland and must be counted as unspecified credit.

    Courses studied abroad may be approved as counting toward any of the Curriculum course requirements listed above, but no course may count towards meeting two such requirements.

4.7.5 Minor From Faculty of Arts

A student enrolled in the i.B.B.A. program may both meet the requirements of the degree and be able to complete a minor within the Faculty of Arts. Regulations for the minor are given under the Calendar entries for the Faculty of Arts.

4.7.6 Continuance Regulations
  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 2. and 3. below.

  2. Following entry to the program, i.B.B.A. students must qualify for continuation after each term of study. For continuation, students must have an overall average of 65% 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 Continuance Regulations in the i.B.B.A. program will be reflected on a student’s transcript.

  3. Students who are required to withdraw from the program a second time are not eligible for readmission into their program.

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