ACBSP AccreditedCOMPUTER COMPETENCY

Qume 185 is no longer a required course for students with comprehensive computer skills. Students who DO NOT have the required computer skills should enrol in Qume 185.

BBA Enhancement Initiative

This initiative,for BBA students entering their first semester is designed to recognize activities considered supportive of academic, career and personal development. The first credit is FREE.

Overview

The Bachelor of Business Administration offered at VIU is a comprehensive program that provides students with a well-rounded business education with a focus on global business operations and emerging markets. A variety of majors and elective options are offered that allow students to tailor their education to their career goals and provide them with an understanding of the linkages between Social Sciences, Humanities and Business.

Students will exit the program with a broad range of managerial capabilities as well as communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Students will be prepared for diverse careers in global management, administration, and entrepreneurship. After successful completion of the first two years of the BBA program, students may apply to receive the Diploma in Business Administration.

For more details, please see the BBA Learning Outcomes. First-year students may also visit the first-year orientation page for more information on VIU and the BBA program.

BBA Majors

The Bachelor of Business Administration program outline may be viewed through the online calendar as may the calendar.

The BBA program offers a choice of seven majors. Students may choose to complete multiple majors, which allows students to further personalize their education. If you are wondering which major is best for you, see what the Discipline Chairs say about their subject.

 

During 2nd year, students must meet with the BBA Advisor regarding their choice of major.  It should be noted that while first year is common to all majors, variations in course requirements begin in the fall semester of second year.  The BBA Matrix details the courses in years one through four. Business courses in Years 3 and 4 are reserved for students who have been coded with their major by the BBA advisor.

Internships

Students who have completed their third year courses maybe eligible to undertake a Business Internship (MGMT 499, 6 credits) or Senior Project (MGMT 491, 6 credits) as a part of their BBA program. The Business Internship is a minimum of 200 hours and typically takes place over 6 months. The Senior Project is a rigorous research project suitable for students who intend to pursue graduate studies. Eligible students can only either MGMT 491, or MGMT 499, not both.

Business Internships and the senior projects are optional, and students may choose to take 6 upper-level business credits instead.

Student Resources

BBA Students have access to many institutional and departmental resources that assist with career planning, academic planning, and personal affairs. For more information, please visit the BBA Student Resources page or the Student Affairs page. First year students should also visit the first-year orientation page for more information on how to begin their VIU career on the right foot.

Apply

For more information on the program outline, required courses, and admission requirements, please see the BBA calendar page.

Apply for the BBA program today!   

Students may also wish to discuss choices with the Discipline Chairs.  

Accounting: Erin Egeland, erin.egeland@viu.ca
Economics:  Rosmy Jean Louis, rosmy.jeanlouis@viu.ca
Finance and Quantitative Methods:  Keith Jensen, keith.jensen@viu.ca
Management, Human Resources, International Business:  Martin Martens, martin.martens@viu.ca
Marketing:  Darren Paproski, darren.paproski@viu.ca

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