Business Administration (BBA)
Develop the skills needed for success in business and achieve the career of your dreams in accounting, finance, management, marketing or more.
BBA is a very flexible and liberal program.
Students have the flexibility to concentrate in areas in business (Accounting or Marketing) or non-business disciplines.
Office: Department of Accounting - Diane Rabouin ext. 2122 Department of Finance and Operations - Diane Rabouin ext. 2122 Department of Marketing and Management - Josée Ducharme ext. 2121
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Courses include in-depth knowledge of all aspects of business including accounting, finance, marketing, human resource management and strategic planning
International Internship Portal
We are proud to share with you the launch of an International Internship Portal. The Faculty of Management at Laurentian University has collaborated with EMFD Global Network to offer its students an International Internship Search Engine.
As a student of an EMFD Global Network member school, students can activate and log into a personal portal to find internships, trainee positions, apprenticeships and graduate positions that are relevant to their studies.
1 grade 12 English U/M course
2 grade 12 U/M Math courses (Advanced Functions recommended)
3 other grade 12 U/M courses
A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses
Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.
Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.
Applicants from outside an Ontario High School
For Current Students
The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.
Effective September 2016, COMM course codes have been replaced with ACCT, FNCE, HROB, MGMT, MKTG and OPER codes. This table explains the course equivalencies to help students and others understand the transition to the new COMM course codes in the BBA program.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Core requirements (60 credits, minimum grade C):
ACCT 1001E Using Financial Information
COSC 1702E Computer Applications II or COSC 1701E**
ECON 1006E Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 1007E Introduction to Macroeconomics
MGMT 1001E Foundations of Management
MGMT 2006E Sustainable Management, Corporate Ethics and Social Responsibility
3 credits of first year MATH (excluding MATH 1911 and MATH 1912)*
3 credits of Indigenous content (may include courses from a list designed by the Faculty of Arts, and may be taken in upper years)
*Students admitted with 1 credit of Grade 12 mathematics must take MATH 1912 E Elementary Calculus as an elective.
**Students may be exempted from the Computer Applications course if they have passed an equivalent course. They will need to take another 3 credits of electives instead.
Upper Years required courses
ACCT 2011E Management Accounting
FNCE 3006E Financial Management
HROB 2001E Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
HROB 2002E Management of Human Resources
MGMT 2007E Commercial Law
MGMT 4033E Strategic Management
MKTG 2006E Marketing Management
OPER 2006E Introduction to Management Science
OPER 3006E Operations Management
OPER 4147E Management Information Systems
STAT 2066E Business Statistics
One of the three following courses:
FNCE 4027 E International Finance
MGMT 3006 E International Management
MKTG 4041 E International Marketing
Elective credits (60 credits) which must include at least 12 credits from BBA courses with a minimum grade of C, and 12 non-BBA credits.
- Mandatory BBA courses cannot be counted towards a specialization.
- A student cannot obtain credits for both JURI 2306 and MGMT 2007.
- A student must normally succeed in all ACCT 2011, MGMT 3006, FNCE 3006, MKTG 2001, HROB 2001, HROB 2002, OPER 3006 courses prior to starting MGMT 4033 or MGMT 4033 must be part of the last 30 credits taken during the BBA program.
The Co-op option allows a student to obtain a BBA within four years, including one year of work experience.
A student wishing to pursue the Co-op option must obtain a minimum grade of C for the following courses: MGMT 1001, MGMT 1007, ACCT 1001, STAT 2066 and OPER 2006 and 6 credits BBA courses at the 2000 level before the first Co-op placement. The student must also pass an interview within the Faculty of Management. Co-op placements can be credited as FNCE/MGMT/MKTG 3816 (3 credits) for the first placement, and FNCE/MGMT 4815 (6 credits) for the second placement when the student satisfies the requirements for these courses.
Co-op placements normally take place over the summer following the second year of the BBA program and over the January to August period preceding the fourth year of the BBA program.
Links to other BBA programs available:
Minor in Business Administration
(Only available to students NOT in BBA or H.B.Com.)
Available on site only
Mandatory Courses: 12 credits, minimum grade C
MGMT 1001E Foundations of Management or Organizations
MGMT 1007E Foundations of the Management of Organizations II OR MGMT 2006E Sustainable Management, Corporate Ethics and Social Responsibility Perspective
MKTG 2006E Marketing Management
HROB 2001E Organizational Behaviour
b) Elective Courses: 12 credits, minimum grade C (minimum of 6 cr. at the 3000/4000 level) from:
(ACCT, MGMT, HROB, MKTG, OPER, FNCE, and COMM courses at the 1000 and 2000 levels must have been passed with a C before taking electives at higher levels)
MGMT 4906E Current Topics in Management
Course acceptable if the topic is related to the field of the minor.
MGMT 4995E Internship
Course acceptable if the work experience is related to the field of the minor,
MKTG 2011E Applied Marketing
HROB 2002E Management of Human Resources
MGMT 4051E Management of Small Enterprises
MGMT 4061E Entrepreneurship
MGMT 4071E Venture Creation
MGMT 4081E The Business Environment
MKTG 4071E Consumer Behaviour
MKTG 4021E Marketing Communications
MKTG 4031E Advanced Marketing Planning
MKTG 4051E Marketing Research
MKTG 4091E Industrial Marketing
MKTG 4061E Social Media Marketing
MKTG 4041E International Marketing
HROB 4021E Industrial and Labour Relations in Canada
HROB 4101E Training and Development
MGMT 2007E/JURI 2306E Commercial Law
Links to other minors available in the Faculty of Management:
Minor in Entrepreneurship
Minor in Human Resources Management
Minor in International Management
Minor in Marketing
Minor in Finance
Minor in Operations Management
BBA PROGRAM REGULATIONS
In order to graduate with a BBA degree, a student must:
1) Satisfy all the stated requirements for the degree
2) Complete 120 credits with minimum overall GPA of 3.5 for non-honours and 5.5 for honours degree
3) Complete 60 credits of required courses (BBA core requirements), with a minimum grade of C in each course after no more than two attempts per course.
4) Complete 60 credits of elective courses which must include at least 12 credits BBA and 12 credits in non-BBA courses.
5) Receive a grade of at least C in BBA elective courses
6) Count no more than 48 credits in 1000 and 9100 level courses
A student in the BBA program is in good academic standing if he or she meets the following conditions:
1) Has satisfied all conditions of admission.
2) Has attained a minimum grade of C in each of the required courses (60 credits).
3) Has attained an overall GPA of at least 3.5 on all passed courses
4) Has failed no more than 6 credits in an academic year or in 30 consecutive credits
Note: The BBA program requires a grade of C for all required BBA courses. A student who does not obtain this minimum must repeat the course as soon as possible or abandon the program.
A student who fails to attain good academic standing in a given academic year or in 30 consecutive credits will be allowed to continue in the program on probation for no more than one academic year or 30 consecutive credits. If after this time a student has not attained good academic standing, he or she must withdraw from the program.
A student will be required to withdraw from the program if he or she meets one or more of the following conditions:
1) Does not satisfy all the conditions of admission within the first 30 credits.
2) Has failed more than 42 credits.
3) Has not achieved good academic standing in two academic years or 60 consecutive credits.
4) Has failed a required course twice.
Transfer from the general BBA to a specialized BBA program
A student can at any moment ask to be transferred into one of the specialized BBA programs and retain the credits already obtained for courses passed with the minimum required grade. The student is required to satisfy all the conditions of the new program and may have to take over 120 credits in order to satisfy the requirements of the option chosen.
Specialization courses are offered over a two-year rotation. It is the responsibility of the student to plan mandatory specialization courses choices over the last semesters of the program according to the chosen curriculum.
Transfer from the H.B.Com. to the B.B.A. programs (general or specialized)
An H.B.Com. student can at any moment ask to be transferred into one of the B.B.A. programs and retain the credits already obtained for courses passed with the minimum required grade. The student is required to satisfy all the conditions of the new program and may have to take over 120 credits in order to satisfy the requirements of the option chosen if they transfer after the second year of the program.
SPAD 1016 and 1017 are considered equivalent to MGMT 1001 and 1007 respectively, but only when it comes to prerequisites for BBA 2000-level courses.
SPAD 2036 AND SPAD 2037 are equivalent to MKTG 2006 and 2011.
SPAD 4006 is equivalent to a BBA 4000 level course (not a specific course...just that it meets the requirement as a BBA 4000-level elective).
SPAD 4005 (Internship) is equivalent to FNCE/MGMT/OPER 4995.
BBA students may attempt obtaining a second specialization but must be aware that most advanced courses are rotated over two years by most departments. Obtaining a second specialization is therefore likely to oblige the student to plan for at least an extra Fall or Winter semester of study, as these courses are rarely offered in the Spring-Summer session or online.
A second specialization must include 27 credits. In situations where the second specialization contains mandatory credits overlapping those of the first specialization, substitute courses will have to be identified by the Chair of the department, taking into account availabilities of courses.
Second minor (for students outside the Faculty of Management)
Students may attempt obtaining a second minor but must be aware that most advanced courses are rotated over two years by most departments. Obtaining a second minor is therefore likely to oblige the student to plan for at least an extra Fall or Winter semester of study, as these courses are rarely offered in the Spring-Summer session or online.
A second minor must include 24 credits. In situations where the second minor contains mandatory credits overlapping those of the first minor, substitute courses will have to be identified by the Chair of the department responsible for that minor (within the Faculty of Management), taking into account availabilities of courses.
*For more specific details on the program, please review the BBA Handbook.