Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Business & Economics

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  • BA (Honours) - Honours Bachelor of Arts
  • BSc (Honours) - Honours Bachelor of Science
  • diplAcc - Diploma in Accounting (Admission suspended)
  • diplBusAdm - Diploma in Business Administration
  • CombBA (Honours) - Honours Combination or Joint (BA)
  • Op - Option
  • Mi - Minor
  • BBA (Honours) - Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Business BA (Honours) | BSc (Honours) | BBA (Honours) | diplAcc | diplBusAdm | Mi
Economics BA (Honours) | CombBA (Honours) | Op | Mi

School of Business & Economics

The Department of Business offers a four-year Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program leading to careers in accounting (CA, CMA, CGA), finance, marketing, operations and supply chain management and human resources. Options are available with the BBA program in ten areas of study: accounting, brand communication & management, business & sustainability, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, insurance & risk management, international business, marketing, and supply chain management.

The double degree honours programs in Business Administration and Computer Science, Computing and Computer Electronics (BBA/BSc) and Financial Mathematics (BBA/BA) as well as a joint double degree program is available, combining the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Honours Bachelor of Mathematics or the Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program from the University of Waterloo. This program offers a unique educational experience for students in the field of business and the computer and mathematical sciences.

The Department of Economics offers four-year Honours BA programs in Economics, Economics and Accounting, Economics and Financial Management, Applied Economics and Joint Honours Economics programs with other honours disciplines in the faculties of Arts or Science are also available.

The Co-operative Education Option of the BBA and the Honours BA Economics programs, by an alternating sequence of work and study terms, provides students with 12 months of practical work experience during their academic career. Students in the double degree programs obtain from 12 to 16 months of practical work experience.

The School of Business & Economics offers a variety of courses in the evening to individuals who wish to enhance their business or professional careers.

The Management and Education Research Centres operated by SBE assist the business and Laurier community. The Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship conducts activities to support SBE's academic programs and entrepreneurial research. (Refer to the Academic and University Resources chapter and the final section of this chapter.)

The Department of Business offers two diploma programs in Accounting and Business Administration. In addition, it offers courses for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, Institute of Canadian Bankers, Canadian Institute of Certified Administrative Managers, Canadian Securities Institute, Trust Companies Institute of Canada, Society of Management Accountants of Ontario, Canadian Credit Union Institute, Appraisal Institute of Canada, Insurance Institute of Canada, Real Estate Institute of Canada, Ontario Society for Training and Development, Personnel Association of Ontario and The Purchasing Management Association of Canada.