The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program is designed to prepare students to be successful in the commercial, nonprofit, and public sectors of the Canadian and global economy while being engaged citizens in their communities. The BBA is primarily designed to prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation. The BBA may also be considered sufficient preparation for admission to appropriate and relevant professional accreditation programs as well as graduate degrees offered by many Canadian and international universities. Students wishing to pursue a graduate degree are advised to verify the admission requirements for entry into graduate programs and to determine whether their baccalaureate degree would fulfill those requirements.
BBA students will have the opportunity to specialize in one of seven majors, including Accounting, Finance, General Management, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. We also offer a General Management major which allows students to specialize in other fields of business, including Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. Students may also use the General Management major to pursue minors in areas of study offered outside of the Bissett School of Business.
Each major incorporates the study of the business disciplines of general management, accounting, marketing, human resources, entrepreneurship, finance, law, operations management, international business, business communication, organizational behaviour, and strategic management, in addition to fulfilling the General Education components required of all Mount Royal baccalaureate students.
Co-operative Education Option
Mount Royal stresses the importance of experiential education in all academic curricula. Accordingly, we offer all students enrolled in the BBA program the opportunity to pursue most majors, concentrations, and minors in their degree as a Co-operative Education degree. Students who successfully complete three Co-op work terms will be eligible for a notation on both their transcript and their parchment, in accordance with the guidelines of the Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL).
Co-operative Education Fees
A half course fee is assessed for the Orientation to Co-operative Education course prior to the first work-term. Fees for each Co-operative Education work term are assessed thereafter on a course-by-course basis. These fees must be paid or notice of financial assistance provided by the fee deadline for the semester in which the placement occurs.
Business Graduate Entrance Option
Students possessing a completed two-year business diploma, or applied business degree, or four-year business baccalaureate from any accredited post-secondary institution in Canada may apply to enter the BBA. Students accepted with a post-secondary diploma, applied degree, or baccalaureate will normally receive transfer credit for up to 60 credits (20 courses) towards the BBA. Other advanced business credentials may also be accepted.
Post-Secondary Entrance Option
Students who possess previous post-secondary credit but have not completed a two-year business diploma, applied degree, or four-year business baccalaureate will be assessed on a course-by-course basis. Please consult an Advisor for details.
General Admission Requirements
All students must meet the general admission requirements for Mount Royal University programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.
Additional Admission Requirements
In Addition to meeting the general admission requirements, indicated in the Admission section of this calendar, applicants must also satisfy the following criteria:
Academic Course Requirements
The following specific courses (or their equivalencies) with the specified minimum grades are required for admission into the Bachelor of Business Administration program:
- English Language Arts 30-1 - 60%
- Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 - 60%
or successful completion of a two-year business diploma, applied degree or four-year business baccalaureate from an accredited post-secondary institution.
Although conditional admission may be granted in advance of receipt of final/official transcripts, confirmation of the achievement of specified minimum grades will take place after all final/official transcripts have been received by the University. Applicants who do not meet these minimum grade requirements will be denied admission into the program.
Indigenous Student Admission
Each year 7% of the admission seats in the Bachelor of Business Administration program will be reserved for Indigenous students through an Indigenous admission target.
To be considered for admission under the Indigenous admission target, the applicant must:
- self-identify as an Indigenous applicant on the Application for Admission.
- meet the definition of an Indigenous Applicant.
- meet the minimum admission requirements as indicated in the General Admission requirements for Mount Royal University as well as the specific admission requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration.
Designated seats for this special consideration target will be filled by Indigenous applicants on a competitive basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply during the Early Admissions period. Any unfilled designated seats will be released on June 15 to students applying under the General Admission requirements.
See general admission requirements in the Admissions section of this calendar for further information.
Declaration of Major
There are seven majors in the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management.
Each major in the BBA includes 10 courses chosen by the student from a list of approved courses specific to their major. Certain majors are designed to meet external accreditation requirements. Students are strongly advised to consult their Advisor before choosing their major and elective courses.
Minors in the Bachelor of Business Administration
All students enrolled in the BBA may pursue a minor offered by any Faculty/School/Centre at Mount Royal University. To receive a minor, a student must meet the specific minor requirements of that Faculty/School/Centre. Refer to the Minors section of this Calendar.