The Bachelor of Business Administration - General Management major is designed to offer students flexibility in program design and transferability. Students pursuing a General Management major may choose from a variety of business courses with the intention of obtaining a general business education. In addition to the 16 required core business courses, student may choose any 10 courses offered by the Bissett School of Business. These may include Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, Social Innovation, Supply Chain Management, and Aviation. Students may also choose other courses from outside the Bissett School of Business to complete this 10-course requirement. Students are strongly advised to consult an Advisor before choosing courses in the completion of a General Management major.
Bachelor of Business Administration
The foundation of the BBA in General Management includes 16 required core business courses, a total of 10 business specific courses and/or elective courses, 10 General Education courses, and four elective courses, for a total of 40 courses over four years. Students pursuing a Concentration will complete 10 specific courses as defined by the requirements for that concentration instead of the 10 business specific/elective courses.
The 16 required core business courses in the BBA consist of the following:
General Education Requirements
Ten courses must be completed to meet the General Education requirements to graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
- Four courses will be taken at the foundational level: one from each of the thematic clusters.
- Three courses will be taken at the second tier: no more than one from each of the thematic clusters. One of these courses must be from the Numeracy and Scientific Literacy cluster.
- Three courses must be taken at the third tier, selected from at least two of the thematic clusters.
Additional Course Requirements
Students must complete an additional 14 elective courses OR four elective courses and one of the below concentrations.
Students enrolled in the General Management major have the option to complete one of the six concentrations in Financial Analysis, Financial Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Business, Social Innovation or Supply Chain Management.
Concentration in Financial Analysis
The concentration in Financial Analysis is designed to provide graduates with a comprehensive grounding in analytical finance, through a combination of theory and application. This concentration develops analytically oriented finance professionals who will apply their knowledge of financial theory, domestic and international financial markets, investments and advanced corporate finance, together with analytical tools such as advanced modeling and financial data management systems, to excel in the fast-paced world of finance. This dynamic concentration prepares students for financial careers in industry, banking, asset management, investment banking, securities trading, and other analytically oriented roles.
Students completing this concentration are well prepared to pursue a Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) designation upon graduation. The Bachelor of Business Administration - General Management Major, Financial Analysis concentration also includes a Co-operative Education option.
The concentration in Financial Analysis consists of 10 courses, six of which are required courses and four of which are chosen from a list of options.
Concentration in Financial Services
The concentration in Financial Services is designed to provide graduates with a thorough education in both the principles and practices of financial services supplemented with a broad knowledge of the general principles of investments and the corporate finance function. This concentration educates financial services professionals who not only have an understanding of all financial functions and markets but are firmly oriented towards practical application, for a career in a variety of financial services roles. This dynamic, diverse and comprehensive concentration can be applied to opportunities in banking, financial planning, investment management or insurance careers.
After completion of all courses, students are prepared to write the examinations leading to the Certified Financial Planner ® (CFP) designation. The BBA - General Management Major, Financial Services concentration also includes a Co-operative Education option.
The concentration in Financial Services consists of 10 courses, eight of which are required courses and two of which are chosen from a list of options.
Concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is designed to graduate curious and entrepreneurial minds who are innovative drivers of business development in dynamic, growth-oriented companies that they join or start. This experiential program will go beyond teaching mindset and business models, to executing product and business development strategies for the commercialization of innovative ideas. The Entrepreneurship concentration prepares graduates to either join an organization in a customer-facing role with unlimited potential or start their own business.
In addition to supporting students to start their own ventures following graduation, the Entrepreneurship concentration prepares graduates for careers across small and medium growth-oriented enterprises in a variety of positions including business development, sales, product development, and product management.
The BBA - General Management Major, Innovation and Entrepreneurship concentration also includes a Co-operative Education option.
Concentration in International Business
The concentration in International Business is designed to prepare students to operate and compete in the global business environment. Through a combination of theory and application, students will develop an in-depth knowledge of the global trade, cross-cultural management, international supply chain management, methods to enter foreign markets, international management, international marketing, international finance, and international trade management. In addition, students may take advantage of international field schools and exchange opportunities (facilitated by MRU’s AIESEC and International Education office). The International Business concentration is comprehensive and highly relevant, as the business world becomes progressively more globalized.
In the completion of these international business courses, students have an opportunity to earn a Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) diploma. The FITT’s partnership with Mount Royal University brings students one step closer to receiving a 2- for-1 educational credentials and advanced standing toward the Certified International Trade Professional, a globally recognized designation.
The concentration in International Business consists of 10 courses, seven of which are required courses and three of which are chosen from a list of options.
Concentration in Social Innovation
The concentration in Social Innovation is designed to provide graduates with a clear practice to lead, design, and execute high impact, transformative change in our communities. Empathy, creativity, consent, and courage form the bedrock of the science of social change and can be applied whether graduates envision joining the commercial sector in a values-driven organization, plan to participate in the public or civic sector, develop a new to world social innovation or enterprise that addresses a persistent systemic problem, or engage at the forefront of reconciliation and resurgence in First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada.
The concentration in Social Innovation consists of 10 courses, eight of which are required courses and two of which is chosen from a list of options.
Concentration in Supply Chain Management
The concentration in Supply Chain Management is designed to educate students on trends in globalization, international trade and the growing need for businesses to develop more effective processes to create and distribute products and services.
The Supply Chain Management program includes management of the flow and transportation of goods and services from materials and inputs through to the consumer. The curriculum explores production planning, logistics management, purchasing, inventory management, material handling, transportation, enterprise resource planning, and global logistics.
Course credits are recognized for credit towards the Supply Chain Management Professional designation. The program also provides advanced standing for candidates who seek entry into the P.Log. professional association. Students in the program will be prepared for careers in professional purchasing, international trade, and demand forecasting as well as management positions in transportation, inventory, and distribution.
The concentration in Supply Chain Management consists of 10 courses. Students are strongly advised to consult an Advisor before choosing courses in the completion of a General Management major.