2024-2025 Academic Year

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Chair – Peter Mombourquette, BA (CBU), BEd (St.FX), MBA (SMU), DBA (USQ), Professor

The objective of the diploma program in business administration is to increase and enrich the knowledge acquired during the certificate program in business administration.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the Diploma in Business Administration are the same as for the Bachelor of Business Administration. Please refer to 2.1.4 Admission Requirements and 2.1.6 Additional Admission Requirements. Transfer or non-degree students must have a GPA of 2.0 over 3.0 units.

Students can enroll in the Diploma in Business Administration as a separate program or concurrently with another MSVU program. Both the diploma and degree may be taken concurrently. If taken concurrently, the Principles Governing the Awarding of Multiple Credentials will be in effect. If not earned concurrently, the University regulations regarding a second credential will be in effect. Students are advised to review 2.1.5 Holders of University Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates and 2.1.14 Principles Governing the Awarding of Multiple Credentials during program planning and completion.

Students cannot transfer into this program without specific permission from the Registrar.

The diploma may be completed through distance learning on a full-time or part-time basis.

A Diploma in Business Administration requires successful completion of the following 12.0 units:

❏ BUSI 1112 (0.5 unit)

❏ BUSI 2214 (0.5 unit)

❏ BUSI 2215 (0.5 unit)

❏ BUSI 2230 (0.5 unit)

❏ BUSI 2231 (0.5 unit)

❏ BUSI 2259 (0.5 unit)

❏ BUSI 2321 (0.5 unit)

❏ BUSI 3308 (0.5 unit)

❏ BUSI 3320 (0.5 unit)

❏ BUSI 3360 (0.5 unit)

❏ BUSI 3361 (0.5 unit)

❏ ECON 1101 (0.5 unit)

❏ ECON 1102 (0.5 unit)

❏ MATH 2208 0.5 unit          and
❏ MATH 2209 0.5 unit


❏ MATH 2500* 0.5 unit       and
❏ 0.5 unit Free elective

❏ 2.0 units of BUSI electives

❏ 0.5 unit of BUSI or THMT elective

❏ 1.5 units of Arts and/or Science electives at any level

❏ 0.5 unit of Arts or Science elective at the 2000 level or above

*Students must successfully complete mathematics placement test to enroll in MATH 2500.

Students who wish to continue beyond the diploma may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program.

The following 8.0 units would be required for completion of the degree:

❏ BUSI 2202/THMT 2202 (0.5 unit)

❏ BUSI 3311 or BUSI 3312

❏ BUSI 4400 (0.5 unit)

❏ 2.0 units of BUSI electives

❏ 0.5 unit of Humanities electives
See Core C – Humanities listed under Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)

❏ 1.5 units of Arts and/or Science electives at the 2000 level or above

❏ 2.5 units of electives

Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2024-2025 academic year which runs from September 1, 2024 to August 31, 2025.

For information on previous years, please consult the University Academic Calendars web page.

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