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Chair

Peter Mombourquette, BA (CBU), BEd (St FX), MBA (SMU), DBA (USQ), Associate Professor

The objective of the Bachelor of Business Administration program is to provide specialized education in the principles and the practices of management for the effective operation of the business organization. Courses are offered on campus and online.

The degree may be completed through online learning on a full-time or part-time basis.

Students may complete a: 

Bachelor of Business Administration (General Studies)

Bachelor of Business Administration (Major in Accounting, Management, Marketing, Nonprofit Leadership or Strategic Human Resource Management)

Bachelor of Business Administration (International Option)

Bachelor of Business Administration (Concentration in Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing, Nonprofit Leadership, Strategic Human Resource Management or Tourism and Hospitality Management)

Minors in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Strategic Human Resource Management, Nonprofit Leadership or Tourism and Hospitality Management



a BA or BSc student can complete a professional minor in Business Administration



Other Business Administration programs:

Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership

Certificate in Accounting

Certificate in Business Administration

Certificate in Marketing

Diploma in Business Administration

Admission Requirements

Please refer to 2.1.4 Admission Requirements and 2.1.6 Additional Admission Requirements.



Admission of Mature Students

Please read 2.1.4.3 Mature Admissions Policy carefully. Mature students intending to apply to the program should complete the following 2.0 units to be considered: BUSI 1112, 0.5 unit of humanities elective and 1.0 unit of arts and science courses.

Obtaining Credit for Previous Professional Study

Mount Saint Vincent University recognizes learning that applicants have acquired through institutes, corporate and/or on-the-job training programs and educational settings not normally eligible for transfer credit. Refer to sections 2.1.9 Challenge for Credit and 2.1.8 Prior Learning Assessment for more information.

Special Studies

Students may count a maximum of 4.0 units of directed/independent/research studies courses in a 20.0 unit degree, with no more than 2.0 units in any single discipline. 



Bachelor of Business Administration - General

Students who graduate from the Bachelor of Business Administration without a concentration or major will graduate with a general Bachelor of Business Administration.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration – General may complete one or more minors in accounting, finance, management, marketing, nonprofit leadership, tourism and hospitality management, strategic human resource management or any other area as specified by the department offering the minor. A minor requires completion of 3.0 units of coursework. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the required 3.0 units and must meet any specified requirements for the minor.

Program Requirements

Students must successfully complete 20.0 units or 23.0 units if the

co-operative education option is chosen with the following requirements:
  ❏obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in 9.0 units of coursework including all required business courses. Note: For students in the co-operative education option, co-operative education work term courses (BUSI 1188, 2288 and 3388) cannot be counted in the calculation of the GPA.
 Required Courses
  ❏ BUSI 1112 0.5 unit
  ❏   BUSI 2202/THMT 2202  0.5 unit
  ❏ BUSI 2214 0.5 unit
  ❏ BUSI 2215 0.5 unit
  ❏ BUSI 2221 0.5 unit
  ❏ BUSI 2222 0.5 unit
  ❏ BUSI 2230 0.5 unit
  ❏ BUSI 2231 0.5 unit
  ❏ BUSI 2259 0.5 unit
  ❏ BUSI 3308 0.5 unit
  ❏ BUSI 3311 or BUSI 3312 0.5 unit 
  ❏ BUSI 3320 0.5 unit
  ❏ BUSI 3360 0.5 unit
  ❏ BUSI 3361 0.5 unit
  ❏ BUSI 4400 0.5 unit
  ❏ ECON 1101 0.5 unit
  ❏ ECON 1102 0.5 unit
  ❏ MATH 2208 0.5 unit
  ❏ MATH 2209 0.5 unit
 Required Electives
  ❏4.0 units of BUSI, THMT, and/or ECON electives 4.0 units
  ❏3.5 units of Arts and/or Science electives 3.5 units
  

Note: 2.0 units must be at the 2000 level or above. No more than 3.0 units of any discipline may be counted. Economics courses do not count as arts and science electives

Note: With the department Chair's prior written approval, a student may replace 0.5 unit of arts & science electives with 0.5 unit of professional electives. The chair may approve the replacement of up to an additional 1.0 unit of arts & science electives with Business courses to meet profession specific accreditation, certification or exemption requirements.

 ❏ 0.5 unit of Humanities elective

See Core C - Humanities listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)
 0.5 unit
 ❏ 2.5 units of electives

Note: These units may be taken in any area.
 2.5 units


Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major

Students may complete a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting, management,  marketing, strategic human resource management or nonprofit leadership.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major may also complete one or more concentrations in accounting, economics, management, strategic human resource management, marketing, nonprofit leadership or tourism and hospitality management.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major may complete one or more minors in accounting, finance, management, marketing, tourism and hospitality management, strategic human resource management, nonprofit leadership or any other area as specified by the department offering the minor. A minor requires completion of 3.0 units of coursework.  Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the required 3.0 units and must meet any specified requirements for the minor.

Program Requirements

Students must successfully complete 20.0 units or 23.0 units if the co-operative education option is chosen, with the following requirements:

 Required Courses
 ❏BUSI 11120.5 unit
 ❏ BUSI 2202/THMT 22020.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 22140.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 22150.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 22210.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 22220.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 22300.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 22310.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 22590.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 33080.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 3311 or BUSI 33120.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 33200.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 33600.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 33610.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 4400 0.5 unit
 ❏ECON 11010.5 unit
 ❏ECON 11020.5 unit
 ❏MATH 22080.5 unit
 ❏MATH 22090.5 unit
 Required Electives
 ❏   4.0 units of BUSI, THMT, and/or ECON electives4.0 units

 ❏   3.5 units of Arts and/or Science electives3.5 units




Note: 2.0 units must be at the 2000 level or above. No more than 3.0 units of any discipline may be counted. Economics courses do not count as arts and science electives

Note: With the department Chair's prior written approval, a student may replace 0.5 unit of arts & science electives with 0.5 unit of professional electives. The chair may approve the replacement of up to an additional 1.0 unit of arts & science electives with Business courses to meet profession specific accreditation, certification or exemption requirements.

 ❏0.5 unit of Humanities elective

See Core C - Humanities listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)

0.5 unit
 ❏2.5 units of electives

Note: These units may be taken in any area.

2.5 units
 ❏obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in 8.0 units of required business coursework including the 6.0 units required for the major. Note: For students in the co-operative education option, co-operative education work term courses (BUSI 1188, 2288 and 3388) cannot be counted in the calculation of the GPA.

 Majors
 ❏

complete 6.0 units of coursework in the area of the major as listed below:



Accounting major (6.0 units from the following):

 ❏ BUSI 2221, 2222, 3320, 3325, 3326 and CMPS/INTE 2245 (all required)

 ❏ and the remaining 3.0 units from BUSI 1112, 3324, 3343, 4400, including a minimum of 1.0 unit from the following accounting courses: 4415, 4423, 4424, 4425, 4426, 4427, 4428, 4465

Management major (6.0 units from the following):

  ❏ 6.0 units selected from BUSI 1112, 2011, 2012, 2202, 2214, 2215, 2255, 3306, 3308, 3311, 3312, 3313, 3314, 3316, 4400, THMT 2225, 3323, 3401, including a minimum of 1.0 unit from the following management courses: 4406, 4410, 4412, 4413, 4414, 4415, 4416, 4417, 4418, 4419, 4446 Note: Students who earn a major in management will not be able to earn a major in strategic human resource management.



Marketing major (6.0 units from the following):

  ❏ BUSI 3331, 4430 and 4434 (all required)

  ❏ 4.5 additional units selected from BUSI 1112, 2202, 2230, 

       2231, 3332, 3333, 3334, 3336, 3337, 3338, 4400, 4432, 

       4433, PBRL 1010

Strategic Human Resource Management major (6.0 units from the following):

  ❏ BUSI 3313, 3314, 4406, 4413, 4417, 4418 (all required)

 
 ❏ 1.0 unit selected from BUSI 3316, 4412, 4416, 4419, ECON 2204 and SOAN 2531

  ❏ a minimum of 2.0 additional units selected from BUSI 1112, 2214, 2215, 3316, 4412, 4416, 4419, 4400, ECON 2204 and SOAN 2531

Note: Students who earn a major in strategic human resource management will not be able to earn a major in management.

 

Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Nonprofit Leadership

Students may complete a Bachelor of Buisness Administration with a major in Nonprofit Leadership. The objective of the major in Nonprofit Leadership is to give students the knowledge and skills required to work in a senior leadership position in a Nonprofit Sector organization.

Students who graduate from the Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Nonprofit Leadership may also complete one or more majors in accounting, management, marketing or strategic human resource management.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Nonprofit Leadership may also complete one or more concentrations in accounting, economics, management, marketing, strategic human resource management or tourism and hospitality management.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Nonprofit Leadership may complete one or more minors in accounting, finance, management, marketing, strategic human resource management, tourism and hospitality management, or any other area as specified by the department offering the minor. A minor requires completion of 3.0 units of coursework. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the required 3.0 units and must meet any specified requirements for the minor.

Program Requirements

Students must successfully complete 20.0 units or 23.0 units if the co-operative education option is chosen, with the following requirements:

Required Courses:

 ❏ BUSI 1112         

 0.5 unit    

 ❏ BUSI 2202/THMT 2202

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 2214

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 2215

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 2221

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 2222

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 2230

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 2231

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 2259

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 2601

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 3311 or BUSI 3312

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 3320

 0.5 unit

  BUSI 3337

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 3338

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 3360

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 3361

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 3602

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 3603

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 3604

 0.5 unit

 ❏ BUSI 4400

 0.5 unit

 ❏ ECON 1101

 0.5 unit

 ❏ ECON 1102

 0.5 unit

 ❏ MATH 2208

 0.5 unit

 ❏ MATH 2209

 0.5 unit

Required Electives:
 ❏0.5 unit of BUSI, THMT and/or ECON elective

 0.5 unit

 ❏

2.0 units of BUSI, THMT and/or ECON elective of which 1.5 units must be chosen from the following: BUSI 2012, BUSI 2250, BUSI 3316, BUSI 3336, BUSI 3337, BUSI 4406/WOMS 4406, BUSI 4412, BUSI 4416

 

 2.0 units                                      

 ❏3.5 units of Arts and/or Science electives of which 1.0 unit must be chosen from the following: CANA 1101/POLS 1101, COMM 2211/PBRL 2211, COMM 3025, COMM 3102, POLS 2203, POLS 2205, POLS 2244,

SOAN 2530, SOAN 2531, WOMS 1110

 3.5 units  

  Note:  2.0 units must be at the 2000 level or above. No more than 3.0 units of any  discipline may be counted. Economics courses do not count as arts and science electives.

Note: With the department Chair’s prior written approval, a student may replace 0.5 unit of arts & science electives with 0.5 unit of professional electives. The chair may approve the replacement of up to an additional 1.0 unit of arts & science electives with Business courses to meet profession specific accreditation, certification or exemption requirements.

 ❏ 0.5 unit of Humanities elective

See Core C - Humanities listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)

 0.5 unit

 ❏ 1.5 units of electives

 Note: These units may be taken in any area.

 1.5 units



 

Bachelor of Business Administration (International Option)

Students may complete a Bachelor of Business Administration with an International Option. In addition to gaining a thorough understanding of the core areas of business management, the BBA (International Option) allows students to explore global issues from both a business and public policy viewpoint. A highlight of the program is a semester spent at a partner university outside of Canada.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an International Option may also complete one or more majors in accounting, management, marketing or strategic human resource management.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an International Option may also complete one or more concentrations in accounting, economics, management, marketing, strategic human resource management, or tourism and hospitality management.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an International Option may complete one or more minors in accounting, finance, management, marketing, strategic human resource management, tourism and hospitality management, or any other area as specified by the department offering the minor. A minor requires completion of 3.0 units of coursework.  Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the required 3.0 units and must meet any specified requirements for the minor.

Program Requirements

Students must successfully complete 20.0 units or 23.0 units if the co-operative education option is chosen, with the following requirements:
 Required Courses
BUSI 11120.5 unit
BUSI 2202/THMT 2202 0.5 unit
BUSI 22140.5 unit
BUSI 22150.5 unit
BUSI 22210.5 unit
BUSI 22220.5 unit
BUSI 22300.5 unit
BUSI 22310.5 unit
BUSI 22590.5 unit
BUSI 33080.5 unit
BUSI 3311 or BUSI 33120.5 unit
BUSI 33200.5 unit
BUSI 33600.5 unit
BUSI 33610.5 unit
BUSI 4400 0.5 unit
ECON 11010.5 unit
ECON 11020.5 unit
MATH 22080.5 unit
MATH 22090.5 unit
4.0 units of BUSI, THMT, and/or ECON of 

which 2.0 units must be chosen from the following:

    BUSI 3312

    BUSI 4419

    BUSI 4432

    BUSI 4464

    THMT 2205

    THMT 3305
4.0 units

3.0 units from the specialization in Global Issues

coordinated by Public Policy Studies chosen from the following:

    POLS 1001/CANA 1001

    POLS 1002/CANA 1002

    POLS 2219

    POLS 2224

    POLS 2244

    POLS 3308

    POLS 3312

    POLS 3324

    POLS 3334

    POLS 3344

    POLS 3391

    ECON 2311

    ECON 2312

    SOAN 3533

3.0 units
0.5 unit of Humanities elective

See Core C - Humanities listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)
0.5 unit
❏ 0.5 unit of Arts/Science elective0.5 unit
2.5 units of electives

Note: These units may be taken in any area.
2.5 units
of the 20.0 units required, a minimum of 1.5 units of study must be completed onsite at a partner university outside of Canada.
 ❏obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in 8.0 units of required business coursework. Note: For students in the co-operative education option, co-operative education work term courses (BUSI 1188, 2288 and 3388) cannot be counted in the calculation of the GPA. 

 

 

Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration

Students may complete a Bachelor of Business Administration with one or more concentrations in accounting, economics, management, marketing, strategic human resource management or tourism and hospitality management.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration may also complete one or more majors in accounting, management, marketing or strategic human resource management.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration may complete one or more minors in accounting, finance, management, marketing, strategic human resource management, tourism and hospitality management, or any other area as specified by the department offering the minor. A minor requires completion of 3.0 units of coursework.  Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the required 3.0 units and must meet any specified requirements for the minor. 

Program Requirements

Students must successfully complete 20.0 units or 23.0 units if the co-operative education option is chosen, with the following requirements:
 Required Courses
 ❏BUSI 11120.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 2202/THMT 22020.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 22140.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 22150.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 22210.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 22220.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 22300.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 22310.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 22590.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 33080.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 3311 or BUSI 33120.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 33200.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 33600.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 33610.5 unit
 ❏BUSI 4400 0.5 unit
 ❏ECON 11010.5 unit
 ❏ECON 11020.5 unit
 ❏MATH 22080.5 unit
 ❏MATH 22090.5 unit
 Required Electives
 ❏   4.0 units of BUSI, THMT, and/or ECON electives4.0 units

 ❏   3.5 units of Arts and/or Science electives3.5 units


Note: 2.0 units must be at the 2000 level or above. No more than 3.0 units of any discipline may be counted. Economics courses do not count as arts and science electives

Note: With the department Chair's prior written approval, a student may replace 0.5 unit of arts & science electives with 0.5 unit of professional electives. The chair may approve the replacement of up to an additional 1.0 unit of arts & science electives with Business courses to meet profession specific accreditation, certification or exemption requirements.

 ❏0.5 unit of Humanities elective

See Core C - Humanities listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)

0.5 unit
 ❏2.5 units of electives

Note: These units may be taken in any area.

2.5 units
 ❏obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in 8.0 units of coursework including the 4.0 units required for the concentration. Note: For students in the co-operative education option, co-operative education work term courses (BUSI 1188, 2288 and 3388) cannot be counted in the calculation of the GPA.

 Concentrations
 ❏

complete 4.0 units of coursework in the area of the concentration as listed below:



Accounting concentration:

  ❏ BUSI 2221, 2222, 3320,3325 and 3326 (all required)

  ❏ and the remaining 1.5 units from BUSI 3324, 3343, 4415, 4423, 4424, 4425, 4426, 4427, 4428, 4465



Economics concentration:

  ❏ ECON 1101 and 1102

  ❏ 3.0 additional units of ECON



Management concentration

  ❏ BUSI 2214 and 2215

  ❏ 3.0 additional units selected from the following management electives, 1.0 unit of which must be at the 3000 level or above BUSI 2011, 2012, 2202, 2255, 3306, 3308, 3311, 3312, 3313, 3314, 3316, 4406, 4410, 4412, 4413, 4414, 4415, 4416, 4417, 4418, 4419, 4446, THMT 2225, 3323, 3401

Marketing concentration:

  ❏ BUSI 3331, 4430 and 4434 (all required)

  ❏ 2.5 additional units selected from BUSI 2202, 2230, 2231, 3332, 3333, 3334, 3336, 3337, 3338, 4432, 4433, PBRL 1010



Strategic Human Resource Management concentration:

  ❏ BUSI 2214, 2215, 3313, 3314, 4406, 4413, 4417 and 4418 (all required)



Tourism and Hospitality Management concentration:

  ❏ THMT 1101, 1116, 2216 and 2221 (all required)

  ❏ 1.0 unit of THMT at the 2000 level or above

  ❏ 1.0 unit of THMT at the 4000 level

 Nonprofit Leadership concentration

  ❏ BUSI 2601, 3602, 3603, 3604, 3338

  ❏ 1.5 additional units selected from the following electives, POLS 1101/CANA 1101, POLS 2203,           POLS 2205, POLS 2244, SOAN 2530, SOAN 2531, COMM 2211/PBRL 2211, COMM 3025,               COMM 3102, WOMS 1110, WOMS 4406/BUSI 4406

 

Professional Concentration in French

Business Administration students have the opportunity to pursue a 3.0 unit concentration in French.  Students must fulfill the following requirements:

   ❏ 3.0 units of French language courses (excluding FREN 1101 and 1102)

Professional Concentration in Spanish

Business Administration students have the opportunity to pursue a 3.0 unit concentration in Spanish.  Students must fulfill the following requirements: 

   ❏ SPAN 1101, 1102, 2201, 2202, 3301 and 3302



Students completing SPAN 2202 may write the internationally recognized Spanish examination prepared by the Spanish Ministry of Education and receive the Initial Certificate (Certificado Inicial). Students completing SPAN 3302 may write the Spanish examination prepared by the Spanish Ministry of Education and receive the Basic Diploma (Diploma Basico).

Minors

Students completing the Bachelor of Business Administration may complete a minor in accounting, finance, management, marketing, strategic human resource management, tourism and hospitality management, or any other area as specified by the department offering the minor. A minor requires completion of 3.0 units of coursework. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the required 3.0 units and must meet any specified requirements for the minor.

Students in other professional degree programs may complete a minor in accounting, finance, management, marketing, strategic human resource management, or tourism and hospitality management from the department of Business Administration and Tourism and Hospitality Management as per the calendar requirements for those minors. 

 Accounting minor
 ❏ BUSI 2221, 2222, 3320 and 3325
 ❏   and the remaining 1.0 unit from BUSI 3324, 3326, 3343, 4415, 4423, 4424, 4425, 4426, 4427, 4428, 4465


 Finance minor
 ❏BUSI 3360 and 3361 
 ❏   2.0 units selected from BUSI 2060, 2263, 3324, 4408, 4409, 4461, 4464, 4465, 4466, ECON 2311, ECON 3305 


 Management minor
 ❏  BUSI 2214 and 2215 
 ❏ 2.0 units of management electives, 1.0 unit of which must be at the 3000 level or above (see listing in concentration)


 Marketing minor
  ❏BUSI 2230, 2231 and 3331
 1.5 units of marketing electives (see listing in concentration)

 

 Strategic Human Resource Management minor
  ❏ BUSI 2214, 2215, 3313, and 3314
  ❏ 1.0 unit selected from BUSI 3316, 4406, 4412, 4413, 4417, 4418, 4419 ECON 2204

 

 Tourism and Hospitality Management minor
  ❏   THMT 1101, 1116 and 2221
  ❏  THMT 2205 or THMT 2244
  ❏  0.5 unit of THMT elective
  0.5 unit of THMT elective at the 3000 level or above

 

Business Minor
Students completing a BA or BSc can complete a Business Minor. To obtain a Business Minor, students must fulfill the following requirements:
  ❏ BUSI 1112
  ❏

2.5 units of BUSI courses*

* Any five courses with a BUSI prefix; all current prerequisites for these courses must be met.



Co-operative Education Option
Mount Saint Vincent University offers a 23.0 unit degree in business administration with the co-operative education option. The Bachelor of Business Administration (Co-operative Education) degree is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE). Students complete all required coursework for the Bachelor of Business Administration and in addition must complete BUSI 1188, 2288 and 3388.



Co-operative education option involves a sequencing of normal academic semesters and three four-month co-op terms. Students complete the normal academic sequence for their first 7.5 - 10.0 units of study. For the remainder of the program, co-op terms and academic semesters alternate. Co-op students usually graduate one semester later than traditional students. The following schedule depicts the typical Bachelor of Business Administration Co-operative Education program.

YearSeptember-DecemberJanuary-AprilMay-August
1Academic Term 1Academic Term 2Free
2Academic Term 3Academic Term 4Co-op Term 1
3Academic Term 5Co-op Term 2Academic Term 6
4Co-op Term 3Academic Term 7Academic Term 8

By integrating academic study with three co-op terms, students will have an opportunity to determine career goals; gain practical knowledge and experience; develop confidence, maturity and human relations skills; apply academic material to practical working situations; generate employment contacts and provide financial assistance to meet educational expenses.

Co-op terms are available in all business majors. Students must satisfactorily complete the three co-op terms in order to receive the Bachelor of Business Administration (Co-operative Education) degree. Students completing fewer than three co-op terms and completing the academic requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree will receive a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with transcript notation of their completed co-op terms.

Program Standards:

Before the first co-op work term, students must meet these prerequisites:

  1. a 2.0 CGPA at the end of the academic semester prior to the job search process*
  2. normally completion of 10.0 units
  3. successful completion of BUSI 2214, BUSI 2221, BUSI 2230, and ECON 1101

*Students who do not meet the 2.0 CGPA requirements for co-operative education but have more than 7.5 units of transfer credits, or grades from courses completed more than five years ago, may request an individual review of their transcripts by the department Chair who may approve admission.

Once you have accepted a co-op term, there are three possible grades for co-op terms:

  • P  Pass. Student continues academic study.
  • NCR No credit, repeat.  Normally, a student may receive only one NCR grade and remain in the degree program.
  • F  Fail.  A failing grade in a co-op term results in  dismissal from the program.

For additional information, refer to the Co-operative Education Program section of the Academic Calendar and the Co-operative Education website.

Honours Degree 

Students wishing to complete an honours degree must make formal application to the department Chair after successful completion of 12.5 units. Admissions to the honours program are approved by the Honours Committee of the Department of Business Administration. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 in required courses to be considered for admission and must have completed MATH 2208 and 2209 and either BUSI 4430 or THMT 3312. Acceptance is contingent upon the agreement of a faculty member to supervise the thesis.

Students must fulfill the following requirements:
 ❏a minimum of 10.0 and a maximum of 12.5 units in business administration and tourism and hospitality management including BUSI 4499
 ❏a concentration or major in one area as approved by the Department. The area of concentration must include at least 1.0 unit at the 4000 level in addition to the honours thesis.
 Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration-Honours may complete one or more minors in accounting, finance, management, marketing, strategic human resource management, tourism and hospitality management, or any other area as specified by the department offering the minor. A minor requires completion of 3.0 units of coursework. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the required 3.0 units and must meet any specified requirements for the minor.
 ❏1.0 unit from each core group A, B, and C listed under the Bachelor or Arts (General Studies):

   ❏ Core A - Sciences & Mathematics (1.0 unit)

   ❏ Core B - Social Sciences (1.0 unit)

   ❏ Core C - Humanities (1.0 unit)
 ❏obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a grade of at least C-  in 10.0 of the required honours coursesincluding all courses required for the concentration or major
 ❏achieve a minimum of B- in BUSI 4499
 ❏obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses counted for the degree beyond the first 5.0 units taken
 ❏Note: co-operative education work term courses (BUSI 1188, 2288, and 3388) cannot be counted in the calculation of the GPA
Note: First-class honours will be awarded to students who maintain a GPA of 3.5 or better in 10.0 units in the honours subject and no grade below B- in all courses counted for the degree beyond the first 5.0 units taken. 

 

Honours Certificate

Students who have graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Business Administration may apply to do an honours certificate. Students must fulfill the requirements for the honours degree listed above and meet the University regulations regarding honours certificates.

Professional Exemptions

  1. The CPA Atlantic School of Business has a mission to attract, educate, and qualify individuals to become Chartered Professional Accountants. Successful graduates will have met the requirements of a challenging and rigorous CPA pre-certification process that meets the needs of business, public practice and government.

        The CPA Atlantic School of Business has authorized exemptions for Mount Saint Vincent University students looking to enter the Chartered Professional Accountant Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). A full listing of courses eligible for exemption from Mount Saint Vincent University can be found online from the CPA Atlantic website. Exemptions are granted for courses in which the standards and content are equivalent to those offered by CPA preparatory courses. To receive an exemption from prerequisite topics, minimum grade requirements exist. For full details on grade requirements, please contact your regional CPA Student Recruitment Advisor. Full exemptions from prerequisite courses required for entry to the CPA PEP are normally obtained through the completion of a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting.
  2. The Institute of Canadian Bankers Eastern Region has established an exemption policy for courses taken at Mount Saint Vincent University. Students may obtain information on equivalencies by contacting the ICB regional office in Halifax. A university grade of D or over is required to be considered as equivalent to an ICB pass and a university GPA of 3.5 or over is required for honours.
  3. The Insurance Institute of Canada has authorized exemptions for Mount Saint Vincent University students in the following courses: 

      BUSI 1112  

     BUSI 2221 

     BUSI 2222 

     BUSI 2230 

     BUSI 2231 

     BUSI 2255 

     BUSI 2259 

     BUSI 3313 

     BUSI 3314 

     BUSI 3316 

     BUSI 3320 

     BUSI 3331 

     BUSI 3334 

     BUSI 3360 

     BUSI 3361 

     BUSI 4400 

     BUSI 4415 

     CMPS 1024/INTE 1024 

     ECON 1101

     ECON 1102

     ECON 2201

     ECON 2210

     MATH 2208

     MATH 2209
  4. The Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) has a well-established professional development program that leads to the designation, Supply Change Management Professional (SCMP). For more details about the program and possible exemptions, contact the PMAC Provincial or Territorial Institute.
  5. The Association of Administrative Assistants has authorized exemptions for Mount students entering the Qualified Administrative Assistant Program in the following courses:

     BUSI 1112 

     BUSI 2202/THMT 2202

     BUSI 2214 

     BUSI 2221 

     BUSI 2222 

     BUSI 2230 

     BUSI 2231 

     BUSI 2259 

     BUSI 3313 

     BUSI 4406/WOMS 4406 

     ECON 1101 

     ECON 1102
  6. The Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) has authorized National Accreditation status for the BBA degree.  Students graduating from a CIM Nationally Accredited program will have met all the requirements for the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) professional designation once they have completed two years of managerial work experience and made appropriate application to the Canadian Institute of Management. For more details, please contact the Canadian Institute of Management.

Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year which runs from September 01, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

For information on the current 2017-2018 academic year, which concludes August 31, 2018, please consult the PDF Undergraduate Academic Calendar and/or PDF Graduate Academic Calendar.

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