Student Resources

BBA Learning Outcomes

BBA Advisor

The BBA Advisor is available to help students plan their program of study based on the BBA Matrix.

Andrea Martin, Building 250, Room 446,

Department Chairs

Department Chairs are available for students who have specific questions about one of the seven majors. 
Further, if a student is experiencing difficulties in a class, they should first discuss the problem with the faculty member and, failing resolution, they should meet with the Department Chair.

Chair of Accounting - Jeremy Clegg
Building 250, Room 467,

Contact for Economics – William Troost
Building 250, Room 469,

Chair of Finance and Quantitative Methods – Charles Schell
Building 250 – Room 445,

Chair of Management and Law – Martin Martens
Building 250 – Room 473,

Chair of Marketing – Darren Paproski
Building 250 – Room 448,


Faculty of Management (Business) requires the APA style of referencing for academic papers. Resources for using APA are available from the VIU Writing Centre (Library, Room 474). You can find access to online student resources (including tutorials and a printable Quick Guide) at the Writing Centre

Directed Studies

See Frequently Asked Questions for information on Directed Studies.

Internship and Senior Project

See BBA Internships and Senior Projects

BBA Enhancement Initiative

BBAE 101 (one credit – no registration fee) is designed to recognize pre-BBA enrolment activity which is considered supportive of future academic, career and personal development.  It is also intended to enhance the student’s VIU experience by beginning the process of connectivity with VIU’s Faculty of Management. 

This free credit is designed to be complemented by two upper level activities (BBAE 301 and 401) tailored to the individual student’s educational goals.  Each activity is granted one credit (both at one-third the cost of a regular three credit course) if it meets the Faculty of Management’s criteria for upper level rigour and has a demonstrated link to one or more of the BBA Learning Outcomes

Both these upper level activities are to be scheduled by the student and this freedom is intended to allow the student to enhance his/her educational experience in a personally rewarding manner.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION - Application for BBAE 101 Credit

Any time during the first semester on campus, but no later than one month after that first semester’s end.