BBA Bachelor of Business Administration
The goal of Algoma U's Business Program is to provide students with a strong, well-rounded foundation of business skills and concepts, partnered with the ability to apply these intellectual tools in the challenging and dynamic world of global business. This focus allows our graduates to make a smooth transition from the academic environment to the business world. Students can also enhance their core learnings by choosing one of the five available specializations, or by selecting elective courses outside of the business discipline. This allows students to combine their individual areas of interest into their core business studies.
Specific courses in this degree may also be applied toward certification in the Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified General Accountant (CGA) programs, as well as other professional designations. Algoma U courses are also recognized by the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (AFOA), which can prepare students to become Certified Aboriginal Financial Managers (CAFM certification).
Students have the option of completing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree or a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree. An honors degree requires an average of at least 70% in all required courses.
Sault College Aviation Students
Upon completion of your first year in the Sault College Aviation Technology (flight) advanced diploma program, you may be eligible for our BBA program. Admissible students will receive 45 credits toward the 120-credit program.
Subject to program guidelines, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration Program can customize their choice of electives from the broad range available, or use their electives to specialize in one or more of five specific subject areas. Each specialization is designed to encompass electives which complement the compulsory business courses while providing students with the opportunity to develop a strong foundation in a second subject area (see academic calendar for a description of courses). Students will receive formal recognition of the specialization(s) on their transcripts at graduation. Available specializations include:
The exciting field of Marketing offers students an opportunity to combine their business skills and a flair for the creative. Students cover general and advanced marketing concepts, and courses investigating how these concepts are used in various businesses (not-for-profit, communications, internet) and markets (domestic and international).
The Accounting specialization offers a pathway into an array of accounting career opportunities for those with an aptitude for numbers, organizing, and analytical problem-solving skills. Students will begin by learning the basics of accounting and understanding the internal and external uses of financial information. The program builds on these foundations through intermediate and advanced accounting concepts, including taxation and auditing, This specialization paves the way into studies for a professional accounting designation (CGA, CMA, CA, CAFM, etc), and boasts an excellent pass rate for its graduates if desired.
A knowledge of information technology and the effective collection and use of data can be a strong competitive advantage in today's markets. For students interested in computers, technology, and business processes, the eBusiness Solutions specialization introduces them to the fundamentals of computer science and information technology and continues with studies on IT systems, architecture, and designs. Upper year classes will also include database programming, internet tools and management of information technology.
Economics and Finance and Economics
Economics training helps students develop logical ways of thinking and problem solving applicable to the business world and their personal lives. Students are trained to understand and analyze numerical data, draw logical conclusions and communicate the information to others. After gaining a foundation of micro and macroeconomics, students progress to public finance, financial markets, and institutions, and/or international trade and finance.
This specialization will appeal to students interested in politics and policy development at all levels of government. Courses include background and theory on subjects ranging from political history to Canadian foreign policy. Students will be prepared for careers in the public and nonprofit sectors through an improved knowledge of government and society.
The human resources specialization prepares you for a career in compensation, training and development, recruitment and selection, and strategic human resource planning.