B.A. Major in Business

B.A. Major in Business

This program is ideal for students who wish to combine their business studies with a different subject. The program structure allows for a second major or two minors, which give ample room for a student to embrace the richness of a liberal education.

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Structure

Structure

The B.A. Major in Business has five components:

  • Core curriculum (39 credits)
  • BFN 100 Basic Finance (3 credits)
  • Business electives (18 credits)
  • Non-business electives (42 credits)
  • Business or non-Business electives* (18 credits)

* It includes the required MAT 196 and MAT 197 courses that must be completed if no advanced credits were received for them.

Cegep graduates with a completed DEC and the required mathematics courses are typically granted 30 credits of advanced standing and don’t have to do any non-business electives, making it possible to complete the B.A. Major in Business in three years, leaving 90 credits to complete at Bishop’s University.  Other students will have to complete 120 credits to graduate.

Core

Core

The core curriculum encompasses 13 courses that cover the fundamentals of the main functional areas in Business and a capstone course in Business Policy that helps students to integrate the knowledge gained in these areas.

The following courses are required for the core:

  • ECO 102 – Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
  • ECO 103 – Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
  • BCS 220 – Management Information Systems
  • BMA 140 – Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
  • BAC 121 – Purposes of Accounting
  • BAC 221 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BHR 221 – Organizational Behaviour
  • BHR 224 – Human Resource Management
  • BMG 100 – Understanding Business and Society
  • BMG 215 – Introduction to International Business
  • BMK 211 – Marketing Management
  • BMS 231 – Operations Management
  • ILT 100 – Information Literacy and Critical Thinking Lab (1 credit)
  • BMG 311 – Business Policy and Strategic Management

Consult the Academic Calendar to  know about the regulation that applies to all Bishop’s students, and the Williams School of Business section to get the regulation that applies specifically to the business students.

Admission

Admission

Enrolment in the Williams School of Business is limited. Students must have a minimum R-score of 24 from Cegep and 77% from High School to be considered for admission to these programs.

Cegep graduates with a completed DEC and the required mathematics courses are typically granted 30 credits of advanced standing and don’t have to do any non-business electives, making it possible to complete the B.B.A. in three years, leaving 90 credits to complete at Bishop’s University.  Other students will have to complete 120 credits in order to graduate.

The number of credits of advanced standing for transfer students will be looked at on a case by case basis.

Mathematics requirements for Cegep students

To enter a Business program CEGEP students must have a Quebec collegial diploma (D.E.C.), or the equivalent, including Mathematics 201-NYC (201-105) and 201-NYA (201-103). The department deems Mathematics 201-NYA (201-103) and 201-NYB (201-203) taken as part of a DEC to satisfy these Mathematics requirements. Students having the required prerequisites can complete their undergraduate programs in three years.

CEGEP students lacking these prerequisites will need to complete MAT 196 and MAT 197 within the first 30 credits of their program.

Mathematics requirements for High School students

High School students entering a Business program who do not have one of the following mathematics courses will be required to take an additional mathematics course (MAT 190) outside of their degree requirements before being able to enroll in MAT 196:

  • BC/YT: Pre-Calculus 12,
  • AB/NT/NU: Math 30-1,
  • SK: Pre-Calculus 30 or Calculus 30,
  • MB: Pre-Calculus 40,
  • ON: Advanced Functions 4U or Calculus & Vectors 4U,
  • NB: PreCalculus 120A/120B or Calculus 120,
  • NS: Pre-Calculus 12 or Calculus 12,
  • PEI: Math 611B or Math 621B,
  • NL: Math 3200 or Math 3201 or Math 3208.

MAT 190 is a remedial course and its credits don’t count towards any business degrees. Both MAT 196 and MAT 197 are required mathematics courses, are considered non-business electives and count towards the business degree.

High school students are required to complete MAT 196 and MAT 197 within the first 45 credits of the program.

Mathematics requirements for International students

International students who do not have the equivalent of the required mathematics courses will also be required to take an additional mathematics course (MAT 190) outside of their degree requirements before being able to enroll in MAT 196.

MAT 190 is a remedial course and its credits don’t count towards any business degrees. Both MAT 196 and MAT 197 are required mathematics courses, are considered non-business electives and count towards the business degree.

International students are required to complete MAT 196 and MAT 197 within the first 45 credits of the program.

Computer Literacy

Students are expected to have a basic computer literacy in the following areas – word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

Consult the Academic Calendar in both the University and the Williams School of Business sections for important regulation relating admission.

Consult our Admission process webpage for more information.

Timetable

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Questions?

Have questions about studying Business Administration at Bishop’s? We encourage you to contact the Dean of the Williams School of Business.