Faculty of Business Administration


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applicants are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by March 1 for fall, Oct. 1 for winter or Feb. 1 for spring.

SEPARATE APPLICATION REQUIRED: Yes (for transfer students only)

INTAKE: Fall, winter and spring semesters

All degree programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In 2002, Memorial’s St. John’s Campus became the first business faculty in Atlantic Canada to earn AACSB international accreditation. This is the highest distinction a business school anywhere in the world can receive.

In 2010, the Faculty of Business Administration’s undergraduate degree programs became nationally-accredited as Certified in Management by the Canadian Institute of Management. This accreditation speaks to the faculty of Business Administration’s position as a leader in the field of business education.


Bachelor of Business Administration

This four-year degree provides fundamental business knowledge and skills in addition to the option of informally specializing in an area of interest such as accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, supply chain management, human resource management and more. Students may also choose a minor from the faculties of arts, science or music. Joint degree options are available with the Faculty of Arts.

This program generally takes four years to complete and is quite flexible; courses are available both on campus and through distance education.


Bachelor of Commerce (co-operative)

This five-year program is designed to prepare students for a career in business through a co-operative component that alternates classroom study with periods of full-time employment. Students complete three paid work terms, which may be in industry, government or other organizations, giving them an opportunity to apply classroom learning and develop practical skills for today’s business environment.

Students may undertake general business studies or focus on a particular area such as accounting, finance, human resources, labour relations, organizational behaviour, information systems, international business, marketing, operational research, small business/entrepreneurship or supply chain management. Students may also choose a minor from the faculties of arts, science, or from the School of Music.


International Bachelor of Business Administration

One of only three such programs in canada, students in this four-year program develop business skills with a global perspective by focusing their studies on a specific global region. A semester of study in this region is required to develop cross-cultural communication skills and cultural understanding. This program is an excellent opportunity for students interested in working in the global environment. Students may also choose a minor from the faculties of arts, science or music. Joint degree options are available with the Faculty of Arts.


Joint degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (co-operative) and Bachelor of Arts

Offered in partnership with the Faculty of Arts, students concurrently complete the bachelor of commerce (co-operative) course requirements while focusing non-business electives in an area of specialization in accordance with a bachelor of arts degree.


Admission requirements

Students may apply for admission into the faculty of Business Administration directly from high school by indicating their desired degree in the appropriate place on the university application. Direct entry into the faculty from high school is subject to the applicant meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial university.



For further information on the degree programs available through the Faculty of Business Administration, visit business.mun.ca or email a student liaison officer at busihelp@mun.ca.

Phone: 709 864 8853