Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A)

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A)

You want to study business in a welcoming atmosphere? You are at the right place. We know that students learn a lot more than business. They learn how to contribute to society, to bring real solutions to real problems and to develop confidence and assertiveness.

Get a high-quality undergraduate business education

The B.B.A. offers the most in-depth approach to business studies. B.B.A. students can also choose among seven concentrations and among six minors to develop complementary knowledge and competencies.

Structure

Structure

The B.B.A. has four components for a total of 120 credits:

  • Core curriculum (42 credits)
  • Required Concentration courses (21 credits except for accounting that requires 39 credits)
  • Optional courses (21 credits except for accounting that has 3 optional credits)
  • Electives (36 credits)

CONCENTRATIONS:

Accounting Business Technology and Analytics Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Management Marketing
Core 42 42 42 42 42 42 42
Required 39 21 21 21 21 21 21
Optional 3 21 21 21 21 21 21
Electives 36 36 36 36 36 36 36
TOTAL 120 120 120 120 120 120 120
Concentrations stream

Concentrations stream

B.B.A. students have a choice between seven concentrations and six minors (see next tab for minors) to develop complementary knowledge and competencies:

Concentrations

B.B.A. Accounting Concentration

Knowledge of accounting is fundamental to all disciplines in business. The skills acquired in the program prepare students for positions of leadership in organizations spanning all sectors of the economy including, senior management, strategic government positions, consulting, teaching, auditing and finance. At the Williams School of Business, this concentration is accredited by the Order of Certified Professional Accountants of Quebec.

42 core credits + 39 required credits + 3 optional credits + 36 elective credits = 120 credits

Core – 42 credits

  • BAC121 Introduction to Financial Accounting I
  • BAC221 Introduction to Management Accounting
  • BCS220 Management of Information Systems
  • BFN200 Introduction to Finance
  • BHR221 Organizational Behaviour
  • BMA140 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
  • BMG100 Understanding Business & Society
  • BMG215 Introduction to International Business
  • BMG221 Business Law and Ethics
  • BMG311 Business Policy and Strategic Management
  • BMK211 Marketing Management
  • BMS231 Operations Management
  • ECO102 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
  • ECO103 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
  • ILT100 Information Literacy and Critical Thinking (lab) *

* Mandatory 1-credit lab course for all B.B.A. students. This lab course cannot be used as a lecture course credit.

Required – 39 credits

  • MAT196 Finite Mathematics for Business Students
  • BAC122 Introduction to Financial Accounting II
  • BAC211 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • BAC212 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • BAC311 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • BAC312 Intermediate Managerial Accounting
  • BAC322 Management Control
  • BAC331 Taxation I
  • BAC332 Taxation II
  • BAC340 Auditing Systems and Control
  • BAC341 Auditing: The Process
  • BFN203 Corporate Finance
  • BMA141 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions II

Optional – 3 credits

  • ANY BUSINESS COURSE
  • MAT197 Calculus for Business Students

Consult the Academic Calendar for important University and program regulations as well as the list of prerequisites that may be required for some of the above courses. It is recommended that students review each semester their program completion plan as some courses may only be offered once a year or only on alternate years. It is also recommended that you meet with our WSB Academic Advisor, Marlene Canuel, in the early stage of your degree completion to ensure that your program completion plan is realistic. She can be reached at mcanuel@UBishops.ca.

B.B.A. Business Technology and Analytics Concentration (intended availability Fall 2022)

Organizations increasingly rely on data and sophisticated analytical tools to make effective strategic decisions and thus look not only for technical specialists but for all business professionals with a data-driven mindset that can take an active role in manipulating and analyzing data to improve decision-making. The skills acquired in the program prepare students for positions of leadership in organizations spanning all sectors of the economy.

42 core credits + 21 required credits + 21 optional credits (maximum of 6 cognate credits) + 36 elective credits = 120 credits

Core – 42 credits

  • BAC121 Introduction to Financial Accounting I
  • BAC221 Introduction to Management Accounting
  • BCS220 Management of Information Systems
  • BFN200 Introduction to Finance
  • BHR221 Organizational Behaviour
  • BMA140 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
  • BMG100 Understanding Business & Society
  • BMG215 Introduction to International Business
  • BMG221 Business Law and Ethics
  • BMG311 Business Policy and Strategic Management
  • BMK211 Marketing Management
  • BMS231 Operations Management
  • ECO102 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
  • ECO103 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
  • ILT100 Information Literacy and Critical Thinking (lab) *

* Mandatory 1-credit lab course for all B.B.A. students. This lab course cannot be used as a lecture course credit

Required – 21 credits

  • MAT196 Finite Mathematics for Business Students
  • MAT197 Calculus for Business Students
  • BCS313 Information Technology Project Management
  • BCS320 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • BCS422 Integrated Enterprise Systems and Business Processes
  • BCS430 Business Applications of Artificial Intelligence
  • BCS450 Business Technology and Analytics Capstone Project

Optional – 21 credits

  • BMA141 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions II
  • BCS210 Technology Entrepreneurship
  • BCS212 E-Business Technology and Management
  • BCS216 Business Information Technology Strategy
  • BCS340 Privacy, Ethics, and Communication in Data Science
  • BCS420 Data Mining for Business Analytics
  • BMG323 Interpersonal skills
  • BMG324 Management of Innovation
  • BMG335 Global Value Chain Analysis
  • BMS303 Forecasting Techniques
  • CS301 Computer Ethics
  • SPO212 Applied Sport Analytics

Consult the Academic Calendar for important University and program regulations as well as the list of prerequisites that may be required for some of the above courses. It is recommended that students review each semester their program completion plan as some courses may only be offered once a year or only on alternate years. It is also recommended that you meet with our WSB Academic Advisor, Marlene Canuel, in the early stage of your degree completion to ensure that your program completion plan is realistic. She can be reached at mcanuel@UBishops.ca.

B.B.A. Entrepreneurship concentration

This concentration is designed to enable the understanding of the entrepreneurial process of starting, growing and harvesting a new venture. By performing both in-depth comprehension of entrepreneurial process and hands-on assignments, students will learn how the entrepreneurial mind thinks, how a product/market vision is developed, how an opportunity is assessed, and how resources are harnessed to take advantage of that opportunity, throughout the entrepreneurial networks and community.

42 core credits + 21 required credits + 21 optional credits (maximum of 6 cognate credits) + 36 elective credits = 120 credits

Core – 42 credits

  • BAC121 Introduction to Financial Accounting I
  • BAC221 Introduction to Management Accounting
  • BCS220 Management of Information Systems
  • BFN200 Introduction to Finance
  • BHR221 Organizational Behaviour
  • BMA140 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
  • BMG100 Understanding Business & Society
  • BMG215 Introduction to International Business
  • BMG221 Business Law and Ethics
  • BMG311 Business Policy and Strategic Management
  • BMK211 Marketing Management
  • BMS231 Operations Management
  • ECO102 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
  • ECO103 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
  • ILT100 Information Literacy and Critical Thinking (lab) *

* Mandatory 1-credit lab course for all B.B.A. students. This lab course cannot be used as a lecture course credit.

Required – 21 credits

  • BFN215 Small Business finance
  • BHR224 Human Resource Management
  • BMG214 Introduction to Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation
  • BMK214 Consumer Behavior
  • BMK291 Entrepreneurship Practicum I
  • BMK340 Product Strategy and Innovation
  • BMK392 Entrepreneurship Practicum II

Optional – 21 credits

  • MAT196 Finite Mathematics for Business Students
  • MAT197 Calculus for Business Students
  • BMA141 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions II
  • BAC122 Introduction to Financial Accounting II
  • BCS210 Technology Entrepreneurship
  • BCS212 E-Business Technology and Management
  • BFN341 Corporate Governance & Sustainability
  • BHR326 Personnel Recruitment and Selection
  • BHR328 Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness
  • BMG322 Change Management
  • BMG323 Interpersonal Skills
  • BMG324 Management of Innovation
  • BMG335 Global Value Chain Analysis
  • BMG355 International Entrepreneurship
  • BMK321 Marketing Research
  • BMK323 Marketing Communication
  • BMK332 Marketing Channels
  • BMS303 Forecasting Techniques

Consult the Academic Calendar for important University and program regulations as well as the list of prerequisites that may be required for some of the above courses. It is recommended that students review each semester their program completion plan as some courses may only be offered once a year or only on alternate years. It is also recommended that you meet with our WSB Academic Advisor, Marlene Canuel, in the early stage of your degree completion to ensure that your program completion plan is realistic. She can be reached at mcanuel@UBishops.ca.

B.B.A. Finance Concentration

The curriculum is designed to provide students with broad exposure to all dimensions of finance. Students will learn professional skills and acquire technical and analytical competence to pursue challenging careers in corporate finance, portfolio management, and securities research. In addition to a thorough understanding of the principles of financial management, students will be exposed to both theoretical and practical aspects of investment management, capital budgeting, capital formation, and risk hedging. Opportunities to explore current topics and apply practical solutions to current theory are also provided. When following a prescribed sequence of courses, students are qualified to write the first level C.F.A. (Chartered Financial Analyst) exam immediately upon graduation. Students can also compete in their last two years of studies for managerial positions within the SEED Portfolio.

42 core credits + 21 required credits + 21 optional credits (maximum of 6 cognate credits) + 36 elective credits = 120 credits

Core – 42 credits

  • BAC121 Introduction to Financial Accounting I
  • BAC221 Introduction to Management Accounting
  • BCS220 Management of Information Systems
  • BFN200 Introduction to Finance
  • BHR221 Organizational Behaviour
  • BMA140 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
  • BMG100 Understanding Business & Society
  • BMG215 Introduction to International Business
  • BMG221 Business Law and Ethics
  • BMG311 Business Policy and Strategic Management
  • BMK211 Marketing Management
  • BMS231 Operations Management
  • ECO102 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
  • ECO103 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
  • ILT100 Information Literacy and Critical Thinking (lab) *

* Mandatory 1-credit lab course for all B.B.A. students. This lab course cannot be used as a lecture course credit.

Required – 21 credits

  • MAT196 Finite Mathematics for Business Students
  • MAT197 Calculus for Business Students
  • BMA141 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions II
  • BAC122 Introduction to Financial Accounting II
  • BFN203 Corporate Finance
  • BFN210 Capital Markets
  • BFN352 Investment analysis

Optional – 21 credits

  • BFN301 Capital Budgeting
  • BFN306 Behavioral Finance
  • BFN315 Derivatives
  • BFN335 Topics in Finance I
  • BFN336 Topics in Finance II
  • BFN341 Corporate Governance & Sustainability
  • BFN353 Financial Institutions Management
  • BFN356 SEED Portfolio
  • BFN361 International Finance
  • BMS303 Forecasting Techniques
  • EMA261 Econometrics I
  • EMA361 Econometrics II
  • ECO322 Real Estate Economics
  • POL346 Politics of Global Finance

Consult the Academic Calendar for important University and program regulations as well as the list of prerequisites that may be required for some of the above courses. It is recommended that students review each semester their program completion plan as some courses may only be offered once a year or only on alternate years. It is also recommended that you meet with our WSB Academic Advisor, Marlene Canuel, in the early stage of your degree completion to ensure that your program completion plan is realistic. She can be reached at mcanuel@UBishops.ca.

B.B.A. Human Resources Concentration (intended availability Fall 2022)

There is growing recognition that the quality of an organization’s human resources plays a strategic role in an ever-changing business environment. With organizations facing the need for continuous change in a competitive environment they must, more than ever, begin to rely on the knowledge, skills and abilities of their workforce to confront such challenges. Through courses such as Compensation Management, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Training and Development, Occupational Health and Safety and Organizational Behaviour, students will learn how to ensure that the Human Resource goals of attracting, developing and maintaining a competitive workforce are accomplished. Students completing this concentration stream may want to discuss with faculty the course options for certification as a Human Resource professional.

42 core credits + 21 required credits + 21 optional credits (maximum of 6 cognate credits) + 36 elective credits = 120 credits

Core – 42 credits

  • BAC121 Introduction to Financial Accounting I
  • BAC221 Introduction to Management Accounting
  • BCS220 Management of Information Systems
  • BFN200 Introduction to Finance
  • BHR221 Organizational Behaviour
  • BMA140 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
  • BMG100 Understanding Business & Society
  • BMG215 Introduction to International Business
  • BMG221 Business Law and Ethics
  • BMG311 Business Policy and Strategic Management
  • BMK211 Marketing Management
  • BMS231 Operations Management
  • ECO102 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
  • ECO103 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
  • ILT100 Information Literacy and Critical Thinking (lab)*

* Mandatory 1-credit lab course for all B.B.A. students. This lab course cannot be used as a lecture course credit.

Required – 21 credits

  • BHR224 Human Resource Management
  • BHR313 Compensation Management
  • BHR315 Training and Development
  • BHR316 Organizational Conflict and Negotiations
  • BHR326 Personnel Recruitment and Selection
  • BHR328 Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness
  • BHR333 Employment Law

Optional – 21 credits

  • MAT196 Finite Mathematics for Business Students
  • BMA141 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions II
  • BHR312 Labor Relations
  • BHR325 Topics in Human Resource Management
  • BHR334 Administrating the Collective Agreement
  • BMG322 Change Management
  • BMG323 Interpersonal Skills
  • BMG325 Leadership in a Multicultural World
  • PSY101 Introduction to Psychology I: Basic Processes
  • PSY102 Introduction to Psychology II : Human Interactions
  • PSY214 Community Psychology
  • SOC100 Sociological Imagination
  • SOC129 Sex & Gender
  • SOC298 Social Problems

Consult the Academic Calendar for important University and program regulations as well as the list of prerequisites that may be required for some of the above courses. It is recommended that students review each semester their program completion plan as some courses may only be offered once a year or only on alternate years. It is also recommended that you meet with our WSB Academic Advisor, Marlene Canuel, in the early stage of your degree completion to ensure that your program completion plan is realistic. She can be reached at mcanuel@UBishops.ca.

B.B.A. Management Concentration

Students electing to complete the Management concentration are interested in inspiring people, leading organizations and creating wealth in socially in sustainable ways. Management is a broad subject area, so students are given flexibility to tailor this concentration to their interests.

42 core credits + 21 required credits + 21 optional credits (maximum of 6 cognate credits) + 36 elective credits = 120 credits

Core – 42 credits

  • BAC121 Introduction to Financial Accounting I
  • BAC221 Introduction to Management Accounting
  • BCS220 Management of Information Systems
  • BFN200 Introduction to Finance
  • BHR221 Organizational Behaviour
  • BMA140 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
  • BMG100 Understanding Business & Society
  • BMG215 Introduction to International Business
  • BMG221 Business Law and Ethics
  • BMG311 Business Policy and Strategic Management
  • BMK211 Marketing Management
  • BMS231 Operations Management
  • ECO102 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
  • ECO103 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
  • ILT100 Information Literacy and Critical Thinking (lab)*

* Mandatory 1-credit lab course for all B.B.A. students. This lab course cannot be used as a lecture course credit.

Required – 21 credits

  • BCS216 Business Information Technology Strategy
  • BHR224 Human Resource Management
  • BMG214 Introduction to Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation
  • BMG323 Interpersonal Skills
  • BMG325 Leadership in a Multicultural World
  • BMK214 Consumer Behavior
  • BMK340 Product Strategy and Innovation

Optional – 21 credits

  • ANY BUSINESS COURSE
  • MAT196 Finite Mathematics for Business Students
  • MAT197 Calculus for Business Students

Consult the Academic Calendar for important University and program regulations as well as the list of prerequisites that may be required for some of the above courses. It is recommended that students review each semester their program completion plan as some courses may only be offered once a year or only on alternate years. It is also recommended that you meet with our WSB Academic Advisor, Marlene Canuel, in the early stage of your degree completion to ensure that your program completion plan is realistic. She can be reached at mcanuel@UBishops.ca.

B.B.A. Marketing Concentration

The Marketing concentration aims to build the skills that students need for an exciting career in marketing. We combine academic instruction and hands-on experience to build important intellectual and professional tools that ignite students’ ingenuity and communication skills. We expose students to cutting-edge marketing techniques, encourage their creativity and develop their critical thinking, analytical, strategic and leadership skills. Our approach to learning and teaching is reflective, experiential, and engaging, led by experienced faculty who demonstrate mastery in their professions, so that students will receive:

  • Practical opportunities working with area industry on real projects;
  • The skills and opportunity to create a launch-ready business of their own;
  • Development of high demand business skills and abilities.

42 core credits + 21 required credits + 21 optional credits (maximum of 6 cognate credits) + 36 elective credits = 120 credits

Core – 42 credits

  • BAC121 Introduction to Financial Accounting I
  • BAC221 Introduction to Management Accounting
  • BCS220 Management of Information Systems
  • BFN200 Introduction to Finance
  • BHR221 Organizational Behaviour
  • BMA140 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
  • BMG100 Understanding Business & Society
  • BMG215 Introduction to International Business
  • BMG221 Business Law and Ethics
  • BMG311 Business Policy and Strategic Management
  • BMK211 Marketing Management
  • BMS231 Operations Management
  • ECO102 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
  • ECO103 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
  • ILT100 Information Literacy and Critical Thinking (lab)*

* Mandatory 1-credit lab course for all B.B.A. students. This lab course cannot be used as a lecture course credit.

Required – 21 credits

  • MAT196 Finite Mathematics for Business Students
  • BMA141 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions II
  • BMK214 Consumer Behavior
  • BMK321 Marketing Research
  • BMK332 Marketing Channels
  • BMK340 Product Strategy and Innovation
  • BMK381 Marketing Policies

Optional – 21 credits

  • MAT197 Calculus for Business Students
  • BCS320 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • BMG323 Interpersonal skills
  • BMG345 International Marketing
  • BMK291 Entrepreneurship Practicum I
  • BMK323 Marketing Communication
  • BMK350 Marketing Strategies for Environment Sustainability
  • BMK354 Topics in Marketing
  • BMK355 Happiness Marketing
  • BMK362 Sports Marketing
  • BMK371 Industrial Marketing Strategy
  • BMK392 Entrepreneurship Practicum II

Consult the Academic Calendar for important University and program regulations as well as the list of prerequisites that may be required for some of the above courses. It is recommended that students review each semester their program completion plan as some courses may only be offered once a year or only on alternate years. It is also recommended that you meet with our WSB Academic Advisor, Marlene Canuel, in the early stage of your degree completion to ensure that your program completion plan is realistic. She can be reached at mcanuel@UBishops.ca.

Minors

Minors

B.B.A. students can also choose among six minors to add to their program in order to develop complementary knowledge and competencies.

Minors

Business Technology and Analytics Minor

For the Business student who wishes to complement advanced skills and competencies in one area of business with skills and competencies in the area of Business Technology and Analytics.

9 core credits + 9 required credits + 6 optional credits = 24 credits (maximum of 6 cognate credits)

Core – 9 credits

  • BMG100 Understanding Business and Society
  • BCS220 Management of Information Systems
  • BMA140 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I

Required – 9 credits

  • BCS313 Information Technology Project Management
  • BCS320 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • BCS422 Integrated Enterprise Systems and Business Processes

Optional – 6 credits

  • MAT196 Finite Mathematics for Business Students
  • MAT197 Calculus for Business Students
  • BMA141 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions II
  • BCS210 Technology Entrepreneurship
  • BCS212 E-Business Technology and Management
  • BCS216 Business Information Technology Strategy
  • BCS340 Privacy, Ethics, and Communication in Data Science
  • BCS420 Data Mining for Business Analytics
  • BCS430 Business Applications of Artificial Intelligence
  • BCS450 Business Technology and Analytics Capstone Project
  • BMG323 Interpersonal skills
  • BMG324 Management of Innovation
  • BMG335 Global Value Chain Analysis
  • BMS303 Forecasting Techniques
  • CS301 Computer Ethics
  • SPO212 Applied Sport Analytics

Consult the Academic Calendar for important University and program regulations as well as the list of prerequisites that may be required for some of the above courses. It is recommended that students review each semester their program completion plan as some courses may only be offered once a year or only on alternate years. It is also recommended that you meet with our WSB Academic Advisor, Marlene Canuel, in the early stage of your degree completion to ensure that your program completion plan is realistic. She can be reached at mcanuel@UBishops.ca.

Entrepreneurship Minor

For the Business student who wishes to complement advanced skills and competencies in one area of business with skills and competencies in the area of Entrepreneurship.

6 core credits + 12 required credits + 6 optional credits = 24 credits (maximum of 6 cognate credits)

Core – 6 credits

  • BMG100 Understanding Business and Society
  • BMK211 Marketing Management

Required – 12 credits

  • BMG214 Introduction to Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation
  • BMK214 Consumer Behavior
  • BMK291 Entrepreneurship Practicum I
  • BMK392 Entrepreneurship Practicum II

Optional – 6 credits

  • ANY BUSINESS COURSE
  • MAT196 Finite Mathematics for Business Students
  • MAT197 Calculus for Business Students

Consult the Academic Calendar for important University and program regulations as well as the list of prerequisites that may be required for some of the above courses. It is recommended that students review each semester their program completion plan as some courses may only be offered once a year or only on alternate years. It is also recommended that you meet with our WSB Academic Advisor, Marlene Canuel, in the early stage of your degree completion to ensure that your program completion plan is realistic. She can be reached at mcanuel@UBishops.ca.

Finance Minor

For the Business student who wishes to complement advanced skills and competencies in one area of business with skills and competencies in the area of Finance.

12 core credits + 9 required credits + 3 optional credits = 24 credits (maximum of 6 cognate credits)

Core – 12 credits

  • BAC121 Introduction to Financial Accounting I
  • BFN200 Introduction to Finance
  • BMA140 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
  • ECO103 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

Required – 9 credits

  • BAC122 Introduction to Financial Accounting II
  • BFN203 Corporate Finance
  • BFN210 Capital Markets

Optional – 3 credits

  • MAT196 Finite Mathematics for Business Students
  • MAT197 Calculus for Business Students
  • BMA141 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions II
  • BFN301 Capital Budgeting
  • BFN306 Behavioral Finance
  • BFN315 Derivatives
  • BFN335 Topics in Finance I
  • BFN336 Topics in Finance II
  • BFN341 Corporate Governance & Sustainability
  • BFN352 Investment analysis
  • BFN353 Financial Institutions Management
  • BFN356 SEED Portfolio
  • BFN361 International Finance
  • BMS303 Forecasting Techniques
  • EMA261 Econometrics I
  • EMA361 Econometrics II
  • ECO322 Real Estate Economics
  • POL346 Politics of Global Finance

Consult the Academic Calendar for important University and program regulations as well as the list of prerequisites that may be required for some of the above courses. It is recommended that students review each semester their program completion plan as some courses may only be offered once a year or only on alternate years. It is also recommended that you meet with our WSB Academic Advisor, Marlene Canuel, in the early stage of your degree completion to ensure that your program completion plan is realistic. She can be reached at mcanuel@UBishops.ca.

Human Ressources Minor

For the Business student who wishes to complement advanced skills and competencies in one area of business with skills and competencies in the area of Human Resources.

9 core credits + 9 required credits + 9 optional credits = 24 credits (maximum of 6 cognate credits)

Core – 9 credits

  • BHR221 Organizational Behaviour
  • BMA140 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
  • BMG100 Understanding Business and Society

Required – 9 credits

  • BHR224 Human Resource Management
  • BHR315 Training and Development
  • BHR333 Employment Law

Optional – 6 credits

  • MAT196 Finite Mathematics for Business Students
  • BMA141 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions II
  • BHR312 Labor Relations
  • BHR313 Compensation Management
  • BHR316 Organizational Conflict and Negotiations
  • BHR325 Topics in Human Resource Management
  • BHR326 Personnel Recruitment and Selection
  • BHR328 Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness
  • BHR334 Administrating the Collective Agreement
  • BMG322 Change Management
  • BMG323 Interpersonal Skills
  • BMG325 Leadership in a Multicultural World
  • PSY101 Introduction to Psychology I: Basic Processes
  • PSY102 Introduction to Psychology II: Human Interactions
  • PSY214 Community Psychology
  • SOC100 Sociological Imagination
  • SOC129 Sex & Gender
  • SOC298 Social Problems

Consult the Academic Calendar for important University and program regulations as well as the list of prerequisites that may be required for some of the above courses. It is recommended that students review each semester their program completion plan as some courses may only be offered once a year or only on alternate years. It is also recommended that you meet with our WSB Academic Advisor, Marlene Canuel, in the early stage of your degree completion to ensure that your program completion plan is realistic. She can be reached at mcanuel@UBishops.ca.

International Business Minor

For the Business student who wishes to complement advanced skills and competencies in one area of business with skills and competencies in the area of International Business.

12 core credits + 9 required credits + 3 optional credits = 24 credits (maximum of 6 cognate credits)

Core – 12 credits

  • BMA140 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
  • BMG100 Understanding Business and Society
  • BMG215 Introduction to International Business
  • BMK211 Marketing Management

Required – 9 credits

  • BMG315 International Management
  • BMG345 International Marketing and Export Management
  • BMG355 International Entrepreneurship

Optional – 3 credits

  • MAT196 Finite Mathematics for Business Students
  • MAT197 Calculus for Business Students
  • BMA141 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions II
  • BFN361 International Finance
  • BMG325 Leadership in a Multicultural World
  • BMG335 Global Value Chain Analysis
  • BMS303 Forecasting Techniques
  • ECO102 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
  • ECO103 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
  • ECO217 International Economics
  • ECO225 Economic Development II: Macroeconomics and Policy Issues
  • GER100 Introductory German Language I-II: Intensive Course
  • GER101 Introductory German Language I
  • CHI101 Introduction to Modern Chinese I
  • CHI102 Introduction to Modern Chinese II
  • JSE100 Introduction to Japanese Language I-II Intensive Course
  • JSE101 Introduction to Japanese Language I
  • POL140 Introduction to International Relations
  • POL346 Politics of Global Finance
  • SOC296 Globalization and Culture
  • SPA101 Spanish Language I

Consult the Academic Calendar for important University and program regulations as well as the list of prerequisites that may be required for some of the above courses. It is recommended that students review each semester their program completion plan as some courses may only be offered once a year or only on alternate years. It is also recommended that you meet with our WSB Academic Advisor, Marlene Canuel, in the early stage of your degree completion to ensure that your program completion plan is realistic. She can be reached at mcanuel@UBishops.ca.

Marketing Minor

For the Business student who wishes to complement advanced skills and competencies in one area of business with skills and competencies in the area of Marketing.

6 core credits + 9 required credits + 9 optional credits = 24 credits (maximum of 6 cognate credits)

Core – 6 credits

  • BMA140 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I
  • BMK211 Marketing Management

Required – 9 credits

  • BMK214 Consumer Behavior
  • BMK332 Marketing Channels
  • BMK381 Marketing Policies

Optional – 9 credits

  • MAT196 Finite Mathematics for Business Students
  • MAT197 Calculus for Business Students
  • BMA141 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions II
  • BCS320 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • BMG323 Interpersonal skills
  • BMG345 International Marketing
  • BMK291 Entrepreneurship Practicum I
  • BMK321 Marketing Research
  • BMK323 Marketing Communication
  • BMK340 Product Strategy and Innovation
  • BMK350 Marketing Strategies for Environment Sustainability
  • BMK354 Topics in Marketing
  • BMK355 Happiness Marketing
  • BMK362 Sports Marketing
  • BMK371 Industrial Marketing Strategy
  • BMK392 Entrepreneurship Practicum II

Consult the Academic Calendar for important University and program regulations as well as the list of prerequisites that may be required for some of the above courses. It is recommended that students review each semester their program completion plan as some courses may only be offered once a year or only on alternate years. It is also recommended that you meet with our WSB Academic Advisor, Marlene Canuel, in the early stage of your degree completion to ensure that your program completion plan is realistic. She can be reached at mcanuel@UBishops.ca.

Co-Operative Education

Co-Operative Education

The Co-operative Education Program combines a student’s academic program with integrated paid work experiences through fulltime work terms and regular academic sessions. The work terms are designed to present the students with the opportunity to blend theory and practice and to gain relevant work experience.

Each co-operative work term is between 12 and 16 weeks in length and the student will be registered in a 3-credit Co-operative Placement course (BMG391, BMG392 and BMG393). All work terms must be completed before the student`s final academic semester. While every effort will be made to find a suitable placement for all students in the program, no guarantee of placement can be made since the employment process is competitive and subject to market conditions.

Co-operative Education Program Courses:
3 or 4 courses

The following courses are required for this program:

  • BMG191 Fundamentals of Workplace Preparation and Professional Development (1 credit)*
  • BMG391 Co-operative Education Placement I (3 credits)
  • BMG392 Co-operative Education Placement II (3 credits)
  • BMG393 Co-operative Education Placement III (3 credits)**

*This course must be successfully completed before doing the first work placement and is not included in the calculation of the cumulative average, nor the total credits required for graduation.

** Students who were advanced at least 30 credits can complete 2 or 3 work placements at their discretion to graduate with the Co-operative Education Program. Students who were advanced less than 30 credits are required to complete this third work placement.

All courses will be considered electives and will count towards the 120-credit program, except for BMG191.

Consult the Academic Calendar in the Williams School of Business section for important regulations relating to this program or the Co-op web page for more information.

Honours

B.B.A Honours

To qualify for a B.B.A. Honours, a candidate must:

  1. apply for entrance into the honours program in the term prior to their last 30 credits in the program, and have, at that time, a cumulative average of 75% in all courses taken in their program.
  2. complete their regular B.B.A. Program.
  3. obtain a cumulative average of 75% upon graduation.
  4. complete BMG352 (Honours Project) with a minimum grade of 75% – 6 credits.

Honours credits are considered Business elective courses and can be taken as part of the 120 credits B.B.A. program.

Admission

Admission

Enrolment in the Williams School of Business is limited. Students must normally have a minimum R score of 24 from CEGEP and 80% from high school to be considered for admission to these programs.

To enter a Business program, CEGEP graduates must have a Quebec collegial diploma (D.E.C.). Upon admission, they will receive 30 advanced credits in electives, leaving 90 credits to complete at Bishop’s University. Therefore, it makes it possible to complete any of our Business programs in three years. CEGEP graduates from specific DEC-BAC programs may be eligible for additional advanced credits in our B.B.A. program if they meet the required R score average criteria. Please visit our website at ubishops.ca/DEC-BAC-agreements for more information.

International students will have their files evaluated on a case-by-case basis for advanced credits and exemptions.

Mathematics requirements and other exemptions

There is no mathematics courses prerequisites to apply to any programs in the Williams School of Business. Any students applying to any B.B.A. concentration can complete any required mathematics courses while at Bishop’s University. Students who have completed Mathematics 201-NYC (201-105) and 201-NYA (201-103) in CEGEP or the equivalent will receive an exemption for MAT 196 and MAT 197. Additionally, students having completed the Microeconomics and Macroeconomics courses in CEGEP with an average grade of at least 75% will be exempted from taking ECO 102 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics and ECO 103 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics. Exempted courses will have to be replaced with any elective courses (Business or Non-Business), if required by the selected program.

High School students entering the B.B.A. 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 (if required by their program): 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: Pre-Calculus 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.

Consult our Admission process web page for more information.

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

Timetable

Academic Calendar

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Questions?

Have questions about studying Business Administration at Bishop’s? We encourage you to contact us: wsb@ubishops.ca.