Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2012/2013
Canadian Excellence

Honours Business Administration - Options

A BBA option consists of a minimum of 2.0 credits at the 300 or 400 level beyond core courses counted toward the degree. Under special circumstances a BU480 - Independent Research  may be approved for inclusion toward an option. An option allows students to pursue an interest within general management; the option is not a professional designation. The option will appear on the student’s degree and on the official transcript when denoted on the application to graduate submitted by the student prior to printed deadlines.

BBA students wishing to pursue the Legal Studies Option or any other applicable academic option at Laurier may do so, however only one academic option may be declared upon graduation (in addition to the Co-operative Education Option). Laurier options cannot be combined with an Honours Business Administration Option. It should also be noted that most Laurier options offered outside of the Business Department will not fit into the standard four-year BBA program, additional terms will be needed due to non-BU prerequisites. BBA students are restricted from the Management Option.

The Options available with the BBA degree are as follows:

Accounting

Any four (4) of:
BU357 - Taxation
BU387 - Intermediate Accounting I
BU397 - Intermediate Accounting II
BU417 - Financial Statement Analysis
BU427 - Accounting Theory and Advanced Financial Reporting
BU447 - Advanced Auditing
BU457 - Financial Accounting Theory
BU466 - Advanced Taxation
BU467 - Advanced Management Accounting
BU477 - Auditing
BU487 - Advanced Accounting
BU497 - Seminar in Accounting 

 
Brand Communication & Management

BU432 - Consumer Behaviour
BU470 - Brand Communication
BU472 - Marketing Communications
And any one (1) of:
BU412 - Services Marketing Management
BU422 - Marketing Research
BU452 - Marketing Strategy
BU462 - Business-to-Business Marketing
BU469 - Global Marketing Management
BU479 - High-Tech Marketing
BU482 - Sales Management
BU492 - Seminar in Marketing

 
Business & Sustainability

Any four (4) of the following:
BU411 - Business Strategy for Sustainability
BU455 - Transportation and Facilities Management
BU461r – Social Entrepreneurship
BU485 - Environmental Management for Operations
EC238 - Environmental Economics

 
Entrepreneurship

BU403 - Entrepreneurial Finance
BU440 - New Venture Creation
And any two (2) of:
BU421 - Managing the Family Enterprise
BU461r - Social Entrepreneurship
BU479 - High-Tech Marketing
BU498s - Entrepreneurship Accelerator

 
Finance

Any of the following four (4) of:
BU353 - Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance
BU400 - Advanced Equity Analysis I
BU403 - Entrepreneurial Finance
BU410 - Advanced Equity Analysis II
BU413 - Personal Financial Planning and Management
BU416 - International Finance and Accounting
BU419 - Property and Liability Insurance Management
BU423 - Options, Futures and Swaps
BU429 - Capital Market Issues in Property and Liability Insurance
BU433 - Management of Financial Institutions
BU439
BU443 - International Financial Management
BU449 - Fixed Income Analysis
BU453 - Working Capital Management
BU463 - Advanced Corporate Finance
BU473 - Investment Management
BU483 - Life and Health Insurance
BU493 - Seminar in Finance

 
Human Resource Management

Any four (4) of:
BU408 - Recruitment and Selection
BU414 - Occupational Health and Safety
BU418 - Strategic Human Resources Planning
BU448 - Strategic Compensation in Canada
BU464 - Labour Relations
BU468 - Organizational Change and Development
BU474 - Training and Development

 
Insurance & Risk Management

The following three (3) courses are required:
BU353 - Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance
BU419 - Property and Liability Insurance Management
BU429 - Capital Market Issues in Property and Liability Insurance
And one (1) of:
BU412 - Services Marketing Management
BU413 - Personal Financial Planning and Management
BU414 - Occupational Health and Safety
BU423 - Options, Futures and Swaps
BU433 - Management of Financial Institutions
BU461p - Managing Product Liability Risks
BU483 - Life and Health Insurance

 
International Business

BU416 - International Finance and Accounting
BU435 - Supply Chain Management
BU469 - Global Marketing Management
BU489 - International Organizational Behaviour
BU491 - Business Policy II

NOTES: 

  1. An international study tour is a major component of this option. A set fee is charged for the cost of travel.
  2. Students must register in section "in" for the above-listed courses.
 
Marketing

BU432 - Consumer Behaviour
And any three (3) of:
BU412 - Services Marketing Management
BU422 - Marketing Research
BU452 - Marketing Strategy
BU462 - Business-to-Business Marketing
BU469 - Global Marketing Management
BU470 - Brand Communication
BU472 - Marketing Communications
BU479 - High-Tech Marketing
BU482 - Sales Management
BU492 - Seminar in Marketing

 
Supply Chain Management

BU405 - Procurement and Supply Management
BU435 - Supply Chain Management
BU445 - Information Systems for Supply Chain Management
BU455 - Transportation and Facilities Management 

 

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision May 23, 2012: BU402 deleted from calendar and Brand Communication & Management and Marketing Options; BU449 added to Finance Option; effective September 1, 2012.
Senate Revision October 16, 2012: Changes to Entrepreneurship option elective list; effective September 1, 2012.