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Business Administration (BBA)


Business Administration (BBA)

 waterloo

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Learn to adapt to a world of ever-growing complexity and work in teams tackling real-world problems facing today’s businesses and tomorrow’s startups.

Through class discussions, case analysis exercises and competitions, and training from professors and industry executives, our Business Administration program delivers an in-depth immersive experience revealing the reality of today’s business world.


Program Highlights

  • Our business degree co-op is Canada’s largest so you can gain valuable experience before you graduate.
  • Only the top 5% of business schools worldwide are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – the highest standard of achievement for business schools. The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics has been accredited since 2004.

Sample Courses

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Business Strategy for Sustainability
  • Business Law
  • High-Tech Marketing
  • Transportation and Facilities Management
  • Management of Financial Institutions
  • Strategic Human Resources Planning
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Building and Managing Products, Services and Brands
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Marketing and Social Networks

Requirements

  • Minimum admission range of low 90s.
  • Competitive admission range of low 90s.
  • Advanced Functions at 70%.
  • English at 70%.
  • One of Calculus & Vectors or Data Management at 60%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admissions average.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 4.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 4.
  • IB Minimum Score: 33.

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits

Design Your Degree

The following concentrations are available to you in the BBA program:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Economics Minor

Learn more about the BBA double-degree opportunities:

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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