Business Administration Department Profile


Certificate in Business Administration ( 6 units) or Certificate in Marketing (6 units), or Certificate in Accounting (6 units).
 Diploma in Business Administration ( 6 units required for the Certificate with an additional 6 units).
BBA degree (20 units) . BBA degree with Co-operative Education option (23 units).  Concentrations consist of 4 units of course work in one of the following: accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, tourism and hospitality management.
BBA Honours degree with an Honours thesis (1 unit) or an Honours Certificate – one year of course beyond the BBA.
“The objective of the Bachelor of Business Administration is to provide specialized education in the principles and the practices of management for the effective operation of a business organization.” (MSVU Calendar)


Collection Analysis:
Subject Areas
LC Class Ranges
Current Collecting Intensity using Collection Level Codes

Ethics of Social Groups. Professional Ethics.
BJ 1725

Production. Productivity. Corporate Culture. Management. Risk. Small Business.
HD 28-88

Real Estate
HD 1361 – 1395.5

HD 2321-4730.9

HD 4801-8943

Special Industries and Trades
HD 9000-9999

Career Development
Business Ethics
Wholesale Trade. Agencies. Brokers.
Retail Trade: Buying. Selling. Sales Personnel.
Mail Order
Office Organization and Management
Industrial Psychology
Personnel Management
Business Mathematics
HF 5001-6182

HF 5381-5386
HF 5387
HF 5410-5417.5
HF 5419-5422
HF 5428-5430.6
HF 5437-5495
HF 5546-5548.6
HF 5548.7-5548.85
HF 5549-5549.5
HF 5601-5689
HF 5691-5716
HF 5801-6182


Stocks. Investments. Speculation.
HG 4501-6051

HG 8011-9999

Public Finance. Taxation. Public Accounting. Revenue. Public Debt.
HJ 9-9995

Public Administration
JF 1338-2112

Canadian Commercial Law. Business Law. Competition Law. Insurance Law. Product Liability.
KE 913.5-KE 2170

Industrial and Management Engineering. Operations Research. Management Information Systems. Human Engineering. Automation.
T 55.4-60.8

Technological Change. Industrial R&D. Patents.
T 173.2-342

Production Management
TS 155-194

Materials acquired under the Business Administration allocation are also used by faculty and students in Economics, Information Technology, Public Relations, Tourism and Hospitality, Political Studies, Canadian Studies, Sociology, Psychology, and Computer Studies.

Materials are selected by librarians and faculty in Business Administration. Reference books, including directories, guides, current awareness services, indexes and statistical compendia are selected by librarians using the Reference allocation. Statistics Canada series and publications on Canadian and Nova Scotia government programs and services are selected by the librarians from the depository service checklists unless access is available on the internet. The University belongs to Statistics Canada’s Data Liberation Initiative.

Selections are made from currently published English language monographs with North American imprints. In areas such as small business, business law, public policy and adminstration, and public finance a Canadian orientation is most useful. Although print is the primary format,  software packages may be acquired for the Library, and will be fully catalogued for Novanet.
Journals are an important resource for current research and information. Our business journal collection is supplemented by the full-text capability of Business Source Premier and CBCA (Canadian Business and Current Affairs). E- journal collections of particular interest are the Sage Management & Organization Studies collection and the Emerald Insight Management Extra Collection. Collections of publications are available from the Conference Board of Canada E-Library site and the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council site.
 Newspapers are another important resource Online access to the major Canadian newspapers is provided by Canadian Newsstand and to Nova Scotia newspapers by the Virtual News Library. The Globe & Mail is available online since 1985.
 Donations of recently published materials, particularly those with a Canadian focus, are welcomed. Textbooks may be accepted if published within the previous 3 years, or as newer editions of titles already present in the collection.

Unpublished dissertations or manuscripts (although the University Archives does accept copies of honours theses), manuals, workbooks and other consumables, popular works without academic interest, collections of journal article reprints. Newsletters are generally not retained beyond the current year.

Other Local Collections:
Dalhousie Killam. Dalhousie Law Library. Patrick Power Library – Saint Mary’s University – its collection of corporate annual reports is catalogued for Novanet. 


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