General Management, International Business Concentration, BBA
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. Students are strongly advised to consult an Advisor before choosing courses in the completion of a General Management major.
Students enrolled in the General Management major have the option to pursue a minor (refer to the Minors section of this calendar) or to complete one of the six concentrations in Financial Analysis, Financial Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Business, Social Innovation or Supply Chain Management as follows:
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 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 (CITP), 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.
Three of the following option courses
* No more than one Directed Readings course in a single discipline can be used for graduation purposes.
Honours Stream in The Bachelor of Business Administration - All Majors
Students who are interested in pursuing graduate school or who wish to explore their selected field in more depth are advised to apply for admission into the Honours stream in the Bachelor of Business Administration. Core BBA program requirements are augmented with additional research methods courses and the completion of an Honours Research Project. The Honours BBA provides students a choice of two streams. The first is a scholarly stream and intended for students interested in pursuing graduate school. The second is an applied stream and intended for students seeking to enhance career skills - with a focus on applying theory to practice.
Please contact Business Student Advisers and obtain the latest Honours BBA Handbook, which contains more detailed information.
Admission Requirements - Honours Stream in the Bachelor of Business Administration
To be considered for admission into the honours program, student must achieve a 3.5 GPA in their most recent 20 courses (60 credits) prior to June 30 of the year they apply for entrance into the honours program. Admission into the Honours stream is competitive and is not guaranteed.
Note: A student who has already graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration may not apply to enter the Honours stream.
Application for Admission into the Honours Stream
Students may apply for admission into the Honours stream in the fall of their third year, after the completion of a minimum 20 courses. Applications will be accepted each year from September 15 to November 15. The process for application to the Honours stream is included in the BBA Honours Handbook which can be found on the Bissett School of Business website. It is recommended that the student obtain in advance the agreement of a fulltime faculty member of the Bissett School of Business to be that student’s Honours Research Project supervisor.
If a student is admitted into the program, s/he will take MGMT 5110 - Research Methods for Business in the winter semester (it is anticipated this course will be offered only once per academic year). Upon successful completion of MGMT 5110 , the student will then commence their MGMT 5120 - Honours Research Project in the fall of their final year.
Continuance Requirements - Honours
Students admitted into the Honours BBA stream must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50. Students who fail to maintain a semester GPA of 3.50 will lose their place in the Honours stream. Students will normally not be permitted to reapply to the Honours stream, and may do so only with the permission of the Chair of their honours discipline. Students permitted to reapply must follow the procedures for “application into the Honours stream,” as mentioned above. There is no guarantee that a student will be re-admitted into the Honours stream.
Bachelor of Business Administration - Honours Stream
Students may complete the Honours stream in all of the BBA majors. Thirty seven of the courses in the BBA Honours stream are identical to those previously listed for each of the majors in the BBA: 10 General Education courses; 16 core BBA courses; and 10 major specific courses.
BBA Honours students must take the following three courses as part of their four BBA electives:
Graduation Requirements - Honours Stream
To be eligible for graduation, students must satisfactorily complete all degree program requirements and course work. Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 to be eligible for graduation within the honours stream. Students must follow the graduation application procedure outlined in the current Mount Royal Calendar. Applications must be submitted by the date published in the Calendar.