Academic Calendar Fall 2017

School of Business
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Bachelor of Business Administration

UFV's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree is a four-year program. Its objective is to produce graduates who are well-equipped to function in and adapt to the rapidly changing business environment. The program provides students with the opportunity to obtain a general background in business. Students are also expected to gain a strong general educational background and are required to meet breadth requirements in the areas of English, social science, science, and the humanities. The overall emphasis in the program is on developing management and analytical skills.

Students complete several categories of business and business-related courses. These include lower-level foundation courses (such as human resource management, marketing, accounting, finance, mathematics, economics, and computing) that provide students with the tools they need for more advanced courses at the upper level. A set of core courses in business, mathematics, communications, and economics is required of all students at the upper and lower levels to ensure that they have a solid understanding of all the key functional areas in business.

Students must choose between a general BBA or a major in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, or Marketing. Students normally declare their intention to pursue a major between 45 and 60 program credits. Students that do not declare will remain in the general BBA program.

Minors are available in Financial Management, Operations Management/Management Information Systems, and Organization Studies.

Entrance requirements

Applicants may enter the program directly from high school, or they may ladder into the program after completing some university study.

Option 1: High school (for applicants with high school graduation only)

  1. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  2. Prerequisites for MATH 141.
  3. Prerequisites for ENGL 105.
  4. One other Approved Grade 12 course with a minimum B grade.

Option 2: University entrance (for applicants who have completed at least nine post-secondary credits at a recognized institution)

This option is available to students who have completed one or more university courses at a recognized institution and have met the following requirements:

  1. Prerequisites for MATH 141.
  2. Prerequisites for ENGL 105.
  3. Minimum of nine post-secondary credits with a minimum cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 2.0 based on all courses attempted.
  4. One of the following:
    • minimum GPA of 2.67 on all university-level credits attempted, or
    • all credits transferrable to the BBA, with a minimum GPA of 2.67 calculated on those credits.

Students who do not meet these requirements might consider Qualifying Studies.

When to apply

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

How to apply

Apply online at ufv.ca/admissions/admissions/apply.

Applicants will be advised of an admission decision and, if accepted, will be provided with registration information. A deposit is required prior to registration (see the Fees and Other Costs section). This money will be applied toward tuition fees. Final payment of all course fees is due the end of the second week of classes.

Basis for admission decision

Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application, all required documentation, and the application fee have been submitted.

Fees and additional costs

See the Fees and Other Costs section.

Program duration and total number of credits

The BBA program is normally completed within four years of full-time study, with students taking ten courses per calendar year.

A reduced course load is permitted. Students are allowed up to eight consecutive academic years to complete the program from the time of enrolment into the BBA, or first admission into the Business Administration diploma for those laddering into the BBA program.

The BBA degree consists of a minimum of 120 credits.

Location

Most courses are offered in Abbotsford. Some lower-level courses may also be offered at the Chilliwack and Mission campuses.

Program outline

First year

Semester I

Course Title Credits
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 160/CIS 110 Computerized Business Applications and MIS 3
ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 105 Academic Writing 3
MATH 141 Calculus for Business 3

Semester II

Course Title Credits
BUS 120 Essentials of Marketing 3
BUS 143 Introductory Financial Accounting I 3
CMNS 125 Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences 3
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
STAT 106 Statistics I 4

Second year

Semester III

Course Title Credits
BUS 144 Introductory Financial Accounting II 3
BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour 3
BUS 221 Professional Selling 3
BUS 249 Introduction to Finance (formerly BUS 149, 162) 3
CMNS 251 Professional Report Writing 3

Semester IV

Course Title Credits
BUS 201 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 226/
ECON 226
Economic and Business Statistics (formerly BUS 301/ECON 301) 3
BUS 227 New Business Development 3
BUS 247 Introductory Management Accounting 3
BUS 261 Business Law 3

Third year

Semester V

Course Title Credits
BUS 320 Business Research Methods 3
ECON 307 Managerial Microeconomics 3
Elective Lower or upper-level Business elective (see Note 1) 3
Elective Upper-level Business elective (see Note 1) 3
Elective General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Semester VI

Course Title Credits
BUS 349 Financial Management I 3
Elective Upper-level Business elective (see Note 1) 3
Elective Upper-level Business elective (see Note 1) 3
Elective Upper-level Business elective (see Note 1) 3
Elective General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Fourth year

Semester VII

Course Title Credits
BUS 403 Strategic Management 3
BUS 404 Management Science 3
Elective Upper-level Business elective (see Note 1) 3
Elective Upper-level Business elective (see Note 1) 3
Elective General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Semester VIII

Course Title Credits
BUS 405 Strategic Management Simulation 3
Elective Upper-level Business elective (see Note 1) 3
Elective Upper-level Business elective (see Note 1) 3
Elective Upper-level Business elective (see Note 1) 3
Elective General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Note 1: One upper-level economics elective may be taken in place of one upper-level business elective.

Note 2: Students in the BBA program must meet the following general education requirements: One natural science (lab) course, one humanities course, one social science course, and one other general education elective (any university-level course of three credits or more) other than business.

Program requirements

Bachelor of Business Administration degree students are required to complete all courses in the program and a minimum 120 credits. BBA program requirements consist of a minimum of 15 courses at the 300/400 level in business and economics.

General requirements contribute to developing a breadth of knowledge and consist of mandatory courses offered by other disciplines and a number of general education electives. Students should consult with a School of Business program advisor for eligible courses that meet the general education elective requirements.

BBA majors and minors

The following majors and minors are available in the BBA program:

See this section for major and minor requirements.

BBA Honours degree

Students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program have the option of completing a Bachelor of Business Administration Honours degree. The following conditions apply to this program:

  • Students must formally apply for entry to the BBA Honours program, by declaration, after completing at least 60 but not more than 90 credits applicable to the BBA degree. Applications after completion of 90 or more credits will only be considered under extenuating circumstances.
  • A minimum CGPA of 3.5 on all courses applicable to the BBA Honours degree is required for admission, continuance and graduation.
  • Students must complete an additional 12 credits beyond the credits required for the BBA degree. These credits must come from upper-level (numbered 300-400) business (BUS) courses; upper-level courses from other areas may be counted toward this total with the Director's approval.
  • Students must also complete the requirements of at least one of the Business majors or minors listed in the UFV calendar.

Continuance and probation

Program continuance and probation are governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92). Students must have a CGPA of at least 2.00 to remain in good academic standing. Failure to meet or maintain a 2.00 will result in restrictions on registration and may lead to academic suspension. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar.

Additional requirements for the BBA program:

  1. Students in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program must maintain a minimum program GPA (PGPA) of 2.67 (B- letter grade average). The PGPA is calculated on all courses applicable to the BBA.
  2. Students whose program GPA falls below 2.67 are subject to program warning for the next semester. A student on program warning may not register in a course overload.
  3. Students on program warning who do not achieve a semester GPA of at least 2.67 will be withdrawn from the program.
  4. Students on program warning who achieve a single semester GPA of at least 2.67 will
    continue on program warning until the minimum program GPA of 2.67 is achieved.
  5. Students on program warning who have not accomplished a program GPA of 2.67 within
    three semesters will be withdrawn from the program.

Course repetition

See UFV's Course Repeat policy (86).

Readmission

Students who have been required to withdraw from UFV under the Undergraduate Continuance policy (92) are subject to re-admission and continuance requirements as listed in the UFV academic calendar.

Students seeking re-admission to the BBA must meet the BBA entrance requirements stated in Option 2, University entrance.

Students will be re-admitted to the BBA degree program only once.

Residency

At least 50% of the course work, including at least 10 upper-level business courses numbered BUS 300-499, must be completed at UFV.

Courses taken at partnering universities through an approved Study Abroad student exchange may be used to meet residency requirements.

Graduation requirements

A program GPA (PGPA) of 2.67 or higher on all courses applicable toward the BBA program program, and a cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 2.0 on all courses attempted, are required for graduation.

At the time of applying for graduation no course applicable to the BBA program may be older than 10 years, and no upper-level BUS or ECON course applicable to the BBA may be older than five years.

See the Graduation section of the calendar for more information.

Maximum length of time to complete program

Students are allowed up to eight consecutive years to complete program requirements.

Students with personal extenuating circumstances can apply to the Director of the School of Business for an extension. At the Director of the School of Business’ discretion, an extension of up to two years, allowing up to ten consecutive years for program completion, might be granted.

Extended minors and minors in other disciplines

Students who choose to combine their BBA with a minor or extended minor in another discipline must complete all the requirements of the BBA degree and all discipline requirements of the minor or extended minor. Students interested in pursuing this option must contact an Academic Advisor and obtain permission from the department that offers the minor or extended minor.

Co-operative Education option

The Co-operative Education option offers students in the BBA degree program the opportunity to obtain paid, career-related work experience in their field of study during their education at UFV. After completing their first year of study, Co-op students alternate between semesters of full-time study and full-time paid employment. See the Co-operative Education section of the calendar for further details.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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