General Management, Financial Analysis 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:
Bachelor of Business Administration
The foundation of the BBA includes sixteen required core business courses, 10 major courses, 10 General Education* courses, and four electives, for a total of 40 courses over four years.
* Please consult the University Calendar for information concerning the University’s General Education requirement.
The 16 required core business courses in the BBA consist of the following:
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.
Four of the following option courses
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.