Honours Business Administration BBA
Admissions: Deb Bergen, ext. 6102
Program Counselling: Anne Ellis, ext. 2572; Carole Litwiller, ext. 2060
The BBA program is based on the concept that a general education involving an exposure to the
liberal arts and sciences is essential for a career in management and
for the complete development of an individual. The management portion
of the BBA program emphasizes two main objectives for its students:
first, on graduation, to prepare for meaningful responsibility
immediately and second, to build a foundation for a career in
management. The BBA program consists of 20.0 credits (or equivalent).
There are 11.0 Business credits of which 8.5 are required and 2.5 are
electives. Of the remaining 9.0 credits, 3.0 are required non-business
credits, 5.0 are non-business electives and 1.0 is comprised of either
business or non-business electives.
Probation: refer to the Academic Regulations section of the Undergraduate University Regulations chapter. Students completing Year 1 are not eligible for probation.
Progression and Graduation Requirements for the BBA Program: refer to the Progression section of the Undergraduate University Regulations chapter.
Honours Business Administration BBA Program Requirements
|Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)|
|Year of Program
|Required Non-Business Courses
MA103 or MA110*
|2.5 non-BU elective credits or equivalent (or 2.0 elective credits if MA110* is taken).
without an OAC or Grade 12U credit in English (or equivalent) from
another educational institution must take a 0.5-credit 100 level
English as a non-BU elective in Year 1.
MA141 will not count for credit towards the Honours BBA degree.
GPA requirements for both Business and non-Business courses must be achieved by August 31 for
progression into Year 2. Total course attempts may not exceed a maximum
of 6.0 credits. Students failing to meet progression requirements may
re-apply for admission into the program, but must recognize that
readmission is considered on a competitive basis (i.e., minimum
progression requirements will not guarantee students a place).
EC250 or EC260
|1.5 non-BU elective credits.
||If both EC250 and EC260 are taken, one may be used as a non-BU elective.
|The required Business and Economics courses in Year 2 are an
integrated set which must be taken concurrently. A minimum of 5.0
credits must be taken in each of Year 1 and Year 2.|
||1.0 non-BU elective credit;
1.0 BU or non-BU elective credit;
2.5 BU elective credits to be taken during Years 3 and 4 of the program.
|The required Business courses in Year 3 are an Integrated set which must be taken concurrently.
A minimum of 5.0 credits must be taken in each of Year 3 and Year 4. Refer to the Progression section of the Undergraduate University Regulations chapter.
BU415 or BU486
- Students should familiarize themselves with the Registration and Academic Regulations of Wilfrid Laurier University. Both the university regulations and the school/department regulations must be adhered to.
- Upon completion of Year 2 in the BBA program, a student in
good standing in the program may take up to a maximum of 1.0 additional
Business or non-business elective credit. The additional elective may
be taken in Year 3 and/or Year 4 of the program and does not require
the approval of the BBA director. The additional elective will count in
the GPA, unless the student has declared the elective an 'extra' course, and is subject to any restrictions currently in the Undergraduate Calendar.
- A student wishing to take seven courses in a term requires a GPA of 9.00 (B+) and approval of the BBA director.
- A student's program that seeks to depart from normal course
content or sequence requires approval, in advance, from the BBA
- No more than 3.0 irregular credits may be counted towards an
Honours BBA degree. An irregular course is defined as a course offered
under a Business seminar heading and also a topic offered under the BU480
course. Students will only be allowed to take one BU480 course, and
approval of the respective area co-ordinator and the BBA director is
Leave of Absence from the Program
A student may apply to withdraw from the BBA program for one, two or three academic terms. The application should indicate the length of leave requested, include the reasons for the requested leave of absence, and be submitted to the BBA director or designate. The leave of absence, if granted, will permit the student to re-enter the program at the beginning of the designated academic term without the necessity of review by the SBE Admissions Committee. Leaves of absence, when granted, are conditional upon the student being in good academic standing (all Undergraduate Calendar requirements have been met) at the time the leave is to become effective.
A student who withdraws from the BBA program without having obtained a leave of absence and who later wishes to continue with the BBA program must apply to the SBE Admissions Committee for readmission. A leave of absence made during a current term must adhere to University course withdrawal dates.
A student may take non-business electives only for degree credit during the period of a leave of absence.
Any student desiring to obtain a BBA degree must fulfill the minimum requirement as a full-time student in Year 2 and Year 3 of the program. Normally, all required business and non-business courses must be taken at WLU.
Senate Approval April 14, 2009: Year 4 course revision; effective Sept 1, 2009.
Senate Revision December 7, 2009: Leave of Absence Policy changes; effective January 1, 2010.