Academic Calendar 2023/24


Bachelor of Business Administration (Aviation) degree

The four-year BBA (Aviation) degree combines academic studies with practical skills that prepare graduates for a career within the aviation industry. In addition to specific aviation management courses, five courses (15 credits) from the Bachelor of Business Administration program are replaced with aviation training upon presentation of the following Transport Canada approved aviation credentials: Private Pilot's licence, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot's Licence, and Multi-Engine Rating or Instructor Rating. The cost of acquiring the aviation credentials is the responsibility of the student.

Entrance requirements

Option 1: Secondary school (for students with secondary school graduation only)

  1. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent. (Students who have completed a secondary school equivalency program will also be considered but may have to complete the specific entrance requirements below.)
  2. Prerequisites for MATH 141.
  3. Prerequisites for ENGL 105.
  4. Prerequisites for PHYS 101.

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

  1. At least nine transferable credits at a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum CGPA of 2.67 based on all university-level credits attempted.
  2. Prerequisites for MATH 141.
  3. Prerequisites for ENGL 105.
  4. Prerequisites for PHYS 101.

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

When to apply

Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall and Winter semesters. For application deadlines, see Specific intake application process.

How to apply

  1. Apply online at

    Additional documents required for a complete application:

    • Official transcripts (or interim transcripts) from all post-secondary institutions attended showing grade/course achievement as per entrance requirements. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to UFV from the originating institution; see the Transfer Credit section for details.
  2. 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) and will be applied toward tuition fees.

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

The costs of acquiring the aviation credentials and flying lessons are in addition to UFV fees paid and are the responsibility of the student. See the Fees and Other Costs section for information on UFV assessed fees.

Program duration

The BBA (Aviation) program can be completed in four years of full-time study, with students taking 10 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 (Aviation), or first admission into the Business Administration (Aviation) diploma for those laddering into the BBA (Aviation) program.

The BBA (Aviation) degree consists of a minimum of 120 credits.


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 111 Calculus I 3-4
or MATH 141 Calculus for Business  

Semester II

Course Title Credits
BUS 120 Essentials of Marketing 3
BUS 145 Introductory Financial Accounting (see Note) 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 203 Organizational Behaviour 3
BUS 221 Professional Selling 3
BUS 249 Introduction to Finance 3
CMNS 251 Professional Report Writing 3
Plus: One Social Science elective other than Economics 3

Semester IV

Course Title Credits
BUS 201 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 226/ ECON 226 Economic and Business Statistics 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
BUS 400 Business and Society 3
ECON 307 Managerial Economics 3
PHYS 101 Introductory General Physics: Mechanics and Fluids 5

Semester VI

Course Title Credits
BUS 349/ ECON 349 Financial Management I 3
BUS 360 International Air Transportation 3
Plus: One additional BUS course (see Note) 3

Fourth year

Semester VII

Course Title Credits
BUS 404 Management Science 3
BUS 460 Airline Management 3
BUS 462 Business and Corporate Aviation Management 3

Semester VIII

Course Title Credits
BUS 403 Strategic Management 3
BUS 405 Business Management Simulation 3
BUS 464 Airport Planning and Management 3
Plus: One course in a second language 3

Note: BUS 143 and BUS 144 may be taken in place of BUS 145 and one business elective.

Co-operative Education option

The Co-operative Education option offers students in the BBA (Aviation) degree program the opportunity to obtain paid, career-related work experience in their field of study during their education at UFV. Pilot positions are not included in Co-op employment opportunities. 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 for more details.

Program continuance

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.

Course repetition

See UFV's Course Repeat policy (86).


Students who have been required to withdraw from UFV under the Undergraduate Continuance policy (92) are subject to readmission and continuance requirements as listed in the UFV academic calendar. Students are normally only readmitted once to the same program.

Appeals for readmission

Students who are required to withdraw from the program must submit an appeal for readmission if they wish to resume studies in the program.

In general, students who have been required to withdraw will be advised to complete a further nine credits of academic work, or to repeat a similar amount of academic work taken previously, in order to demonstrate their academic abilities. Appeals must be received at least three months before the start of the semester applied for. Readmission is not automatic.


Students must complete at least 50% of the course work, including at least 10 upper-level business courses numbered BUS 300–499, at UFV.

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

Graduation requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring they are eligible to graduate, and should regularly consult with an Academic Advisor. To be eligible to graduate, students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.67 on all courses applicable toward the BBA program, and a minimum cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 2.00 on all courses attempted.

Students must also complete the following Transport Canada approved aviation credentials: Private Pilot's licence, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot's Licence, and Multi-Engine Rating or Instructor Rating.

Students must apply for graduation in the first month of their final semester. Visit the Graduation webpage for more information. The final deadline for students who wish to attend the June Convocation ceremony is April 1 of each year, with all program requirements completed by April 30.

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.

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 10 consecutive years for program completion, might be granted.

Bachelor of Business Administration (Aviation) Honours degree

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

Students must formally apply for entry to the program after completing no fewer than 60 credits and no more than 90 credits applicable to the BBA Aviation. The program chair's approval is needed for admission. Applications after completion of more than 90 credits will only be considered under extenuating circumstances.

A minimum GPA of 3.50 on all courses applicable to the degree is required for admission, continuance, and graduation.

Students must complete an additional 12 credits beyond the credits required for the BBA (Aviation) degree. These credits must come from upper-level (numbered 300–499) Business courses; upper-level courses from other areas may be counted toward this total with the program chair's approval.

Students must also complete the requirements of at least one of the Business majors or minors listed in the calendar.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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