Business

International Bachelor of Business Administration

One of only a few such programs in Canada, students in this four-year program develop business skills with a global perspective by comparing and contrasting different regions of the world. Students enhance their business knowledge and cultural understanding by participating in a required cross-cultural study experience, spending one or two academic terms at an international partner university. This program is an excellent option for students interested in a career in an international business setting.

You may also choose a minor from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Admission requirements

New Memorial and transfer students

You may apply for admission to pre-iBBA directly from high school or by transferring from another post-secondary institution. To apply, indicate the Faculty of Business Administration as your faculty and pre-iBBA as your program of study in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission. Entry into pre-iBBA is subject to the applicant meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University.

Students in the pre-iBBA will be required to complete the below 30 credit hours (10 courses), with an overall average of at least 65 per cent, and then apply for admission to the iBBA. 

Admission to the iBBA program

Admission to the iBBA program is competitive and selective. To be eligible, you must complete 30 credit hours (10 pre-iBBA courses): 

  • Mathematics 1000
  • Economics 1010 and 1020
  • English 1090 and 1110 (or 1020 and 1021)
  • Business 1000
  • Political Science 2200
  • Nine credit hours in non-business elective courses, including six credit hours in foreign language courses

You must achieve an overall average of at least 65% on the pre-iBBA courses, although obtaining this average does not guarantee admission.

To apply for admission to the iBBA program, indicate the Faculty of Business Administration as your faculty and the iBBA as your program of study in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission

Current Memorial students

If you’re applying to the iBBA program as a current Memorial University student, you must first successfully complete the pre-iBBA course requirements listed above.

To apply for admission to the iBBA program, indicate the Faculty of Business Administration as your faculty and the iBBA as your program of study in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission. You must achieve an overall average of at least 65% on the pre-iBBA courses, although obtaining this average does not guarantee admission.

Sample first year

Wondering what courses you would take in your first year? Check out a sample program of suggested courses for iBBA students.

Sample courses beyond first year

BUSI 4500 - Financial Management I
BUSI 5302 - International Business
BUSI 7005 - International Strategic Management

It’s recommended that students contact the Faculty's Undergraduate Programs Office for academic advising early in their program.

Program Information
Faculty/School:

Faculty of Business Administration

Campus:

St. John's

Honours Option:

Yes

Co-op Available:

No

Duration:

4 years

Intake:

  • Fall, winter and spring semesters (for Pre-iBBA)
  • Fall semester only (for iBBA - year 2)

Application Deadline:

  • Applications for Pre-iBBA are encouraged to apply by:
    • March 1 for fall admission
    • Oct. 1 for winter admission
    • Feb. 1 for spring admission
  • March 1 (for iBBA - year 2)

Supplementary Application:

Yes (for transfer students only)


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Undergraduate Admissions and Programs

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000