Bachelor of Business Administration for Agriculture Management

UFV has a long track record of providing outstanding agriculture programs. It is also well known for the programs offered thought its School of Business. Our BBA Agriculture Management offers students another level of study once they have completed their diploma options in agriculture. It also keeps Fraser Valley farmers in the Fraser Valley, on their land, while they further their education.  BA Ag

What will I study?
The study of business involves both theory and practice. Successful business people must be able to analyze a situation, examine various alternatives, and combine parts of solutions to solve the particular problem being faced. Our combination of bridging courses immerses you into the business program before you go further to learn more about human resources, marketing, financial management, industrial relations, research, strategic management, information systems, as well as specialized topics in areas such as environmental sustainability

How do I qualify to get in?
You should have at least two years work experience and have completed a diploma program in agriculture with a grade point average of at least 2.67. If you have a comparable two-year diploma in agriculture from a recognized post-secondary institution you will be assessed on an individual basis.

Entrance requirements
Completion of the UFV Agriculture Technology diploma with a grade point average of at least 2.67 (B- average at UFV) or a comparable two-year diploma in agriculture from a recognized post-secondary institution will be assessed on an individual basis.

  1. Two years work experience.
  2. Applicants must satisfy English language policy. For details on how this requirement may be met, see Calendar.
  3. Note: Students who complete these requirements will be admitted conditional upon completion of the bridging courses.

    You will be asked to submit a 500-word written statement outlining why you wish to earn a BBA, the life/work experiences that have contributed to your decision, and the experiences that you believe have prepared you for the program.

We would also like to meet you in person for a short interview. Students who complete these requirements will be admitted conditional upon completion of the bridging courses.

Note: If you do not meet the certification requirement, you may still be considered for admission; contact the department for more details at 604-854-4288.

Who will be teaching me?
Our professors are committed teachers who are passionate about communicating their knowledge about a subject they love while cultivating enthusiasm in their students. UFV faculty members have earned credentials from world-class business schools and have significant industry experience.

How long will it take? Can I continue to work while I complete my studies?
If you choose to study full-time, you can complete your degree in as little as two years. You can also choose to complete the program by studying part-time, in which case it might take you four years to complete. We offer flexible class scheduling to best fit into your busy lifestyle.

How much will it cost?
In addition to tuition, your costs will include books, supplies, housing, meals, transportation, and personal expenses. On average, full-time BBA students pay $4,000 tuition each academic year. Books and supplies are in addition to this.
You may wish to investigate the non-refundable tax credits associated with tuition costs and education amounts offered by the Canada Revenue Agency. You can get a breakdown on UFV tuition and other fee details through UFV’s Admissions & Records web page at www.ufv.ca/ar .

It’s worth a visit to UFV’s Financial Aid and Awards office, which facilitates the disbursement each year of about $12 million in federal and provincial student loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships, and awards to UFV students.

When should I apply?

Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall semester only. For application deadlines, see Specific intake application process.

How to apply

1. Submit the application fee, along with your UFV application for admission form, to the Admissions and Records (A&R) office. Application forms are available from any A&R or Student Services office. You can also print an application form from our website at www.ufv.ca/ar.

Additional documents required for a complete application:
• Official transcripts (or interim transcripts) of all post-secondary institutions attended showing grade/course achievement as per program entrance requirements. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to UFV from the originating institution; see the Transfer Credit section for details.
• Resume or other documentation showing two years of work experience.

Program Requirements

Pease refer to the Bachelor of Business Administration section for all other program requirements.

Program outline

Bridging Courses

Course Title Credits
MATH 170 Statistics and Mathematical Methods for Business 6
 or BUS 162 Mathematical Methods for Business 3
 and MATH 106 Statistics I 4
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour 3



Note: Students must successfully complete the bridging courses prior to beginning Semester V.

Semester V

Course Title Credits
BUS 201 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 301 Economic and Business Statistics 4
BUS 339 Introductory Financial Statement Analysis 3
BUS 350 Operations Management 3
BIO 210 Introduction to Ecology 4



Semester VI

Course Title Credits
BUS 305 Industrial Relations 3
BUS 320 Business Research Methods 3
BUS 321 Business to Business Marketing 3
BUS 349 Financial Management I 3
ECON 307 Managerial Economics (see note) 4



Note: Student should check that they meet the prerequisites for this course.

Semester VII

Course Title Credits
BUS 404 Management Science 3
BUS 406 Compensation and Benefits 3
BUS 415 Venture Initiation 3
BUS 440 Management Information Systems 3
BUS 457 Project Management 3



Semester VIII

Course Title Credits
BUS 403 Strategic Management 3
BIO 420 Special Topics (Global Sustainability) 3
BUS 430 Management of Innovation 3
Elective Upper-level BUS 3
Elective Upper-level elective, selected from list below 3



Upper-level electives

Course Title Credits
BIO 310 Conservation Biology 3
BIO 360 Insect Biology 4
BIO 390 Animal Behaviour 3
BIO 410/ GEOG 410 Plant Ecology 4
BIO 420 Special Topics (Equine Science topic) 3
ECON 361 Environmental Economics 4
ECON 410 Economics and Financial Markets 4
Other approved upper-level elective (contact the Business department for approval)



Program Requirements

Students must meet the general requirements of the Bachelor of Business Administration. A 2.67 cumulative grade point average in Semesters V-VIII is required in order to graduate.

Course Listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

Can I get academic credit for the skills and knowledge that I have gained in my life so far?
Yes. UFV offers Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), a flexible assessment process that evaluates your experiential learning (what you already know and can do) for post-secondary credit. Experiential learning includes independent study, volunteer activities, non-credit courses, workplace learning, and military service.
To find out more, contact the PLAR Coordinator at  plar@ufv.ca or 604-851-6342

Can I speak with someone about my options?
Absolutely. We want to hear from you! In fact, we highly recommend that you sit down with a program advisor for help with program planning and course selection. Contact the School of Business program advisor at 604-557-4083, or email businfo@ufv.ca . You can also visit www.ufv.ca/busadmin .

You may also want to contact Student Services at 1-888-504-7441 to connect with an educational advisor, or arrange for career counselling.

 

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