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Business Administration (BBA)


Business Administration (BBA)

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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.

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Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • 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.
  • 95 - 100% co-op placement rate for first work term
  • 98% job placement rate after graduation

First-Year Courses

  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Functional Areas of the Organization
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introductory to Calculus and Social Sciences or Calculus I
  • 2.0 Non-business elective credits or equivalent

You’ll also have the opportunity to earn all the university credits required for the major professional designations: CPA (accounting), CFA (finance) and CHRP (human resources).

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: high 80s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: 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.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

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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