Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)


Bachelor of Business Administration

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must also satisfy the Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements, which include regulations on first year and subject maximum and breadth requirements. Please refer to the Degree Requirement section for further information.


Program Requirements:

Students completing the BBA (Honours) must achieve a minimum average of 70% in the program, and must also include an additional six credits at the 4000 level in Business, as outlined in the BBA requirements.

Students completing the BBA (four-year) must achieve a minimum average of 60% in the program.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) or a Bachelor of Business Administration (four-year), students must complete 120 credits, including 66 credits of core requirements as outlined below. Students may also complete a concentration, along with their core BBA requirements. Available Concentrations are as follows: Accounting, Business Analytics and Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Leadership, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, International Business, Public Administration, and Sustainable Development

Students are recommended to use the following yearly course plan as a guide for course selection.

Year One   
ADMN 1011 Academic Success Workshops 1 cr.
ADMN 1206 Business Communication and Case Analysis 3 cr.
ADMN 1306 Digital Management 3 cr.
ACCT 1106 Introductory Financial Accounting I 3 cr.
ACCT 1107 Introductory Financial Accounting II 3 cr.
ADMN 1607 Business Mathematics 3 cr.
ECON 1006 Introduction to Microeconomics 3 cr.
ECON 1007 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 cr.
MKTG 1126 Marketing Concepts 3 cr.
ORGS 1136 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour 3 cr.
Electives 3 cr.
     
Year Two   
ADMN 2011 Academic Success and Career Management Workshops 1 cr.
ACCT 2146 Management Accounting and Control I 3 cr.
ADMN 2136 Research in Management 3 cr.
ADMN 2167  Business Decision Making 3 cr.
ADMN 2306 Business Ethics 3 cr.
ADMN 2307 Commercial Law 3 cr.
ADMN 2606 Business Statistics 3 cr.
ADMN 2716 Change Management and Innovation Leadership 3 cr.
Electives  (or Areas of Concentration)  9 cr.
     
Year Three    
ADMN 3011 Career Management Workshops 1 cr.
ADMN 3046 Operations Management 3 cr.
FINC 3116 Financial Management I 3 cr.
TMGT 3856 Information Systems 3 cr.
Electives (or Areas of Concentration)  21 cr.
     
Year Four    
ADMN 4606 Business Strategy and Policy I 3 cr.
ADMN 4607 Business Strategy and Policy II 3 cr.
Electives (or Areas of Concentration)  24 cr.
     
Students enrolled in the BBA (Honours) must include six credits from below, if not already completed in their Area of Concentration:  
ADMN 4306 Management Consulting I 3 cr.
ADMN 4307 Management Consulting II 3 cr.
ADMN 4335 Honours Thesis (iLEAD) 6 cr.
ADMN 4915 Entrepreneurship 6 cr.

Co-op Option

To complete the Co-op Option with the BBA, students must complete a minimum 16 months in work placements. Work placements may be either 4 months or 8 months in length. In order to remain in Co-op, students must maintain a minimum average of 70%. In order to be eligible to enter Co-op, students must have a minimum average of 70%. To select the Co-op option, students must apply by the end their second academic year in the BBA program.

Note that the program must begin and end with a study term, that is, a student’s program schedule cannot end in a work term. Students completing the co-op option may have to complete their degree over 5 years.

**Students must complete six credits from the following:

ADMN 3406 Work Placement I (iLEAD) 3 cr.
ADMN 4406 Work Placement II (iLEAD) 3 cr.
ADMN 4407 Work Placement III (iLEAD)  
**Before beginning their first work placement, students must complete at least 2 credits of the Academic Success and Career Management workshops as well as the following courses:ACCT 1107; ADMN 1206; ADMN 1607; ECON 1006; ECON 1007; MKTG 1126; ORGS 1136; ADMN 1306; ACCT 2146; ADMN 2136; ADMN 2167; ADMN 2306; ADMN 2606; ADMN 2307; ADMN 2716 

Breadth Requirements and Electives:

Humanities, Science and/or Social Science
(if not already completed within a Concentration)

  6 cr.

Note:

Students are limited to no more than 39 credits of advanced standing from the Canadian Securities Institute/Institute of Canadian Bankers courses.

It is recommended that students include ACAD 1601 in their first 30 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities requirements.



Accounting Concentration

In addition to the BBA requirements, students must complete the following 18 credits:

ACCT 2106 Intermediate Accounting I 3 cr.
ACCT 2107 Intermediate Accounting II 3 cr.
ACCT 2147 Management Accounting and Control II 3 cr.
Nine credits from the following:  
ACCT 3127 Accounting Information Systems 3 cr.
ACCT 4816 Personal Taxation 3 cr.
ACCT 4817 Corporate Taxation 3 cr.
ACCT 4827 Auditing 3 cr.
ACCT 4836 Advanced Accounting Topics I 3 cr.
ACCT 4866 Advanced Cost Accounting Topics I 3 cr.
ACCT 4926 Information Systems Auditing and Assurance 3 cr.
ACCT 4927 Advanced Auditing 3 cr.

Students intending to pursue an accounting designation are strongly advised to take ACCT 2106, ACCT 2107 and ACCT 2147 in their second year. Students should consult with the faculty co-ordinator regarding courses. If students are pursuing a professional accounting designation, they should ensure they are meeting the entrance requirements for the specific designation as those may be more demanding than the accounting stream requirements.



Business Analytics and Technology Concentration

In addition to the core BBA requirements, students must complete the following 18 credits:

ADMN 3066 Advanced Analytics 3 cr.
ADMN 3076 New Technology in Management 3 cr.
ADMN 4226 Applying Business Intelligence 3 cr.
Nine credits from the following:  
ADMN 4306 Management Consulting I 3 cr.
ADMN 4307 Management Consulting II 3 cr.
 ADMN 4336  Directed Studies (iLEAD) 3 cr.
ADMN 4335 Honours Thesis (iLEAD) 6 cr.


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Leadership Concentration

In addition to the core BBA requirements, students must complete the following 18 credits:

ADMN 2156 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 cr.
ADMN 3306 Small Business Administration 3 cr.
Six credits from the following: 
MKTG 2417 Communications: Selling and Sales Management 3 cr.
ADMN 3917 Creativity for Innovation 3 cr.
FINC 4917 Entrepreneurial Finance 3 cr.
Six credits from the following:
ADMN 4306  Management Consulting I (iLEAD) 3 cr.
ADMN 4307  Management Consulting II (iLEAD)  3 cr.
ADMN 4915  Entrepreneurship 6cr.


Finance Concentration

In addition to the core BBA requirements, students must complete the following 18 credits:

FINC 2406 Principles of Finance with Excel 3 cr.
FINC 3117 Financial Management II 3 cr.
FINC 3316 Investments 3 cr.
Nine credits from the following:  
ECON 2017 Money, Banking and the Canadian Financial System 3 cr.
ECON 3127 International Financial Management 3 cr.
FINC 3907 Insurance and Risk Management 3 cr.
FINC 4116 Fundamentals of Financial Derivatives 3 cr.
FINC 4706 Financial Portfolio and Wealth Management 3 cr.
FINC 4917 Entrepreneurial Finance 3 cr.
MATH 3286 Mathematics of Finance 3 cr.


Human Resources Concentration

In addition to the core BBA requirements, students must complete the following 18 credits:

ORGS 1137 Management of Human Resources 3 cr.
ORGS 2006 Recruitment and Selection 3 cr.
ORGS 2117 Industrial Relations 3 cr.
     
Nine credits from the following:  
ACCT 2147 Management Accounting and Control II 3 cr.
ADMN 2706 Introduction to Intercultural Management 3 cr.
ADMN 4206 International Management 3 cr.
ORGS 3006 Management Practices for Sustainable Business 3 cr.
ORGS 3007 Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility 3 cr.
ORGS 3016 The Evolution of Business: A Comparative Perspective 3 cr.
ORGS 3146 Compensation and Rewards 3 cr.
ORGS 3147 Occupational Health and Safety 3 cr.
ORGS 3246 Human Resources Research and Information Systems 3 cr.
ORGS 3247 Human Resources Planning 3 cr.
ORGS 3307 Gender and Diversity in Organizations 3 cr.
ORGS 3836 Training and Development 3 cr.
ORGS 4706 Organizational Structure and Design 3 cr.
ORGS 4837 Organizational Development and Change 3 cr.
HIST 3206 Furs, Fords and Free Trade: Canadian Business History 3 cr.

If students are pursuing a professional human resource management designation, they should ensure they are meeting the entrance requirements for the specific designation as those may be more demanding than the Human Resource Management stream requirements.



International Business Concentration

In addition to the core BBA requirements, students must complete the following 18 credits:

ADMN 2706 Introduction to Intercultural Management 3 cr.
ADMN 4206 International Management 3 cr.
MKTG 3417 International Marketing 3 cr.
Nine credits from the following:  
ADMN 3146 International Study Exchange Project (iLEAD) 3 cr.
ADMN 3336 Special Project (iLEAD) (International Expedition) 3 cr.
ADMN 4155 International Academic Internship (iLEAD) 6 cr.
ADMN 4346 Field-Based Consulting Project (iLEAD) (International Expedition) 3 cr.
ECON 3127 International Financial Management 3 cr.
ECON 3226 International Economics 3 cr.
GEND 2187 International Human Rights 3 cr.
GEND 3036 Global Social Movements 3 cr.
GEOG 3136 Global Economic Geographies 3 cr.
GEOG 4317 Issues in Global Economic Geographies 3 cr.
POLI 2306 The Origins of International Relations 3 cr.
POLI 2316 Negotiating International Agreements 3 cr.
Language courses    


Marketing Concentration

In addition to core BBA requirements, students must complete 18 credits as follows:

MKTG 2126 Consumer Behaviour (formerly MKTG 3126) 3 cr.
MKTG 3416 Communications: Advertising and Promotion 3 cr.
MKTG 4406 Applied Marketing Management 3 cr.
Nine credits from the following:
MKTG 2127 Marketing for Managers 3 cr.
MKTG 2417 Communications: Selling and Sales Management 3 cr.
MKTG 3206 Sports Marketing 3 cr.
MKTG 3306 Digital Marketing 3 cr.
MKTG 3316 Communications: Public Relations 3 cr.
MKTG 3417 International Marketing 3 cr.
MKTG 3436 Social Marketing 3 cr.
MKTG 3437 Product and Brand Management 3 cr.
MKTG 4426 Services Marketing Management 3 cr.
MKTG 4427 Business-to-Business Marketing 3 cr.
MKTG 4436 Innovative Approaches in Marketing 3 cr.
GEOG 2017 GIS and the Earth from Space 3 cr.


Public Administration Concentration

In addition to the core BBA requirements, students must complete the following 18 credits:

ORGS 2007 Business and Government Relations in Canada 3 cr.
MKTG 3316 Communications: Public Relations 3 cr.
MKTG 3436 Social Marketing 3 cr.
Plus nine credits from the following:
ADMN 4306 Management Consulting I 3 cr.
ADMN 4307 Management Consulting II 3 cr.
ECON 3087 Selected Canadian Economic Policy Issues 3 cr.
POLI 1006 Politics, Power and the Common Good 3 cr.
POLI 2606 Government in Action: Public Administration  3 cr.
GEND 3207 The United Nations  3 cr.


Sustainable Development Concentration

In addition to the core BBA requirements, students must complete the following 18 credits:

ORGS 3006 Management Practices for Sustainable Business 3 cr.
ORGS 3007 Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility 3 cr.
ORGS 4837 Organization Development and Change 3 cr.
Plus nine credits from the following:
ECON 3066 Principles and Concepts of Economic Development 3 cr.
ECON 3067 Problems and Policies of Economic Development 3 cr.
ENSC 1005 Introduction to Environmental Science 6 cr.
GEOG 1016 People, Place and Environment 3 cr.
GEOG 2226 Environment and Society  3 cr.
GEOG 4026 Political Ecology  3 cr.

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