Several Paths To A Rewarding Career

Bachelor of Business Administration

This is a four year program consisting of 20.0 units of course work. You can plan your program with the help of an academic advisor and our Registration Tools. Our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is designed to meet your needs and interests. We will provide you with a solid foundation in business, whether you decide to enter into our General Studies Program or focus on a specific area of business. In the BBA program you can major, concentrate or minor in any of these areas:

We also offer the following opportunities.

Jump Start Your Career in International Business Management

Here are the facts:

  • Over CAD$20.0 trillion in goods and services cross international borders each year.
  • One in three jobs in Canada depends directly on international trade.
  • A recent multi-national study by the QS Group found 60% of employers worldwide actively seek international study experience when recruiting.

No matter what occupation you choose the globalization of international business will have a major impact on your career. At the Mount we want to help you prepare for your career by providing you with the tools and experience necessary to prosper in the international marketplace.

Business student sitting in Rosaria Hall speaking about the International Business program. In addition to gaining a thorough understanding of the core areas of business management, completing a major, concentration or minor, the Mount’s BBA (International) allows you 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 overseas experiencing business from an entirely different perspective. By the time you graduate you will be ready to take on any business challenge.

The Program

Students in the BBA (International) complete the following:

  • The 9.5 units of course work in Business, Math and Economics required of all BBA students.
  • An additional 4.0 units of Business, Tourism and Economics electives with a focus on the Mount’s international business offerings.
  • 3.0 units of course work in Global Issues chosen from those offered through the Public Policy Studies group. These courses allow you to examine a wide range of issues including Canadian foreign policy, globalization, global governance and the impacts of technology on war and peace.
  • 3.5 units of additional electives.

Of the 20.0 units of course work listed above, a minimum of 1.5 units must be completed at one of the Mount’s partner universities outside of Canada.

Undergraduate Academic Calendar Information

The Semester Abroad

A key part of the BBA (International) is a semester studying at one of the Mount’s partner universities outside of Canada. While studying abroad you pay your regular tuition to the Mount. Some of our current options for overseas study are:

While learning some of the local language will be an important part of your experience overseas, our partner universities offer a range of courses taught in English.

Plan your semester abroad

A Business and Tourism student after graduation holding their parchment with their family in the reception area with a holdup blue frame that says Mount Alumni on it. They are surrounded with blue and white balloons.

Do you have a deep interest in a special area of business administration? If so, consider the Honours BBA. The honours degree is a unique opportunity for you to distinguish yourself while also preparing for possible graduate work in the field.

  • Benefit from one-on-one mentorship with a faculty member
  • Gain experience by doing hands-on research in your area of interest
  • Write and present an honours thesis
  • Effectively share your research findings with others

For more information about the Honours BBA, check out the program requirements.

Students who have graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree 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.

For more information about the Honours certificate, check out the program requirements.

Students can do a minor in any Department in the University. Students should consult that Department about the minor requirements in that area. A minimum GPA of 2.0 must be obtained.

Check out the programs at a glance.

If a four-year BBA is not the right program for you, you can still earn a solid business education with academic credentials in two other programs: certificate and diploma. You can also take these programs in sequence, earning the appropriate credential, as you work toward your BBA degree. This gives you the opportunity to earn your degree with less of an up-front financial or time commitment.

The Certificate in Business Administration consists of 6.0 units in business administration. When you complete the program, you will have a basic understanding of the core business functions of management, marketing and accounting, with an appreciation of how business interacts with the economy.

The Diploma in Business Administration consists of 12.0 units of study. This program gives you the basic understanding and more. If you have earned a Certificate in Business Administration, you can enter this program and earn your diploma just by completing the additional 6.0 units of study. Once you have your Diploma in Business Administration, you can get your BBA by completing another 8.0 units of study.

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With the flexibility of the stepping stone approach of certificate-diploma-degree, you can follow your dream of getting a university education while making time for family, work and self.

 Happy Business and Tourism graduates in the hallway of Seton Academic Centre waiting to go in to their graduation ceremony. May 2017.

In your second full year of study you will be eligible to enter the Co-operative Education BBA program which alternates terms in the classroom with hands-on paid work opportunities in your field of study that consists of a minimum of 13 weeks of full-time employment. The program consists of 23.0 units of study over four years.  You graduate with one full year of relevant work experience. That alone will make it easier for you to find the starting position you want.

Get more details on the Co-operative Education Option.

The Department of Business and Tourism and the Department of Communication Studies have co-operated to develop a Master in Public Relations (MPR) degree. Students who have graduated with a Business or Tourism, Public Relations, or related degree are eligible to apply to this exciting graduate program.

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Minors for Students in Professional Degree Programs

Students in other professional degree programs may complete a minor in accounting, finance, management, marketing, nonprofit leadership, 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 2321, 2322, 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, 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)

Nonprofit Leadership Minor

BUSI 2601, 3338, 3602, 3603, 3604
0.5 unit of Arts and/or Science elective

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, 1201 and 2221
0.5 unit of THMT elective
0.5 unit of THMT elective at the 3000 level or above

Minors for Students in the BA and BSc

Students completing a BA can complete a minor in Business Administration or a minor in Nonprofit Leadership. Students completing a BSc with a Major may only complete a minor in Business Administration or a minor in Nonprofit Leadership as a second minor. BSc students should consult the calendar entries for the Biology Major, Chemistry Major, BSc Mathematics Major, or BSc Psychology Major, as appropriate, for further information.

Business Administration Minor

To obtain a Business Administration 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.

More information

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