StFX's Gerald Schwartz School of Business produces some of the world’s most influential business and industry leaders. We are proud to have an excellent reputation for teaching and leadership in business fields such as research, marketing, accounting, and entrepreneurship – just to name a few.

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Whatever dreams and plans you have for the future, the Gerald Schwartz School of Business can equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to get there.

Preparing You for the Real World

The Gerald Schwartz School of Business is proud to offer a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree, with seven major, advanced major and honours streams:

  • Accounting
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management and Leadership
  • Marketing

No matter which stream you select, you’ll learn the skills, perspectives and attitudes you need to become an effective leader in today – and tomorrow’s – global business environment.

Hands-on Learning. State-of-the-art Facilities

At StFX, you’ll do more than simply go to class – you’ll become immersed in hands-on learning opportunities. Learning from top-tier faculty, you’ll connect your work to real-life challenges through interactive case studies, business simulations, guest speakers and workshops. You can also choose from a variety of hands-on learning internships and our co-op option, where you'll combine classroom activities with paid work experience.

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And, you’ll do it all in the $23 million Gerald Schwartz School of Business, an incredible academic facility with modern classrooms, break-out spaces for collaboration, and features like the Jonathan Deitcher Financial Trading Room. Opened in 2015, the trading room simulates a real-life financial trading environment, complete with access to market data, corporate financial reports and trading technology used by real-world financial organizations. Hands-on, experiential learning at its finest!

Programs taught in:
  • English

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BBA

St. Francis Xavier University Gerald Schwartz School of Business

Accounting provides the foundation on which business decisions regarding profitability, sustainability and wealth are made. ... [+]

BBA in Accounting

Accounting provides the foundation on which business decisions regarding profitability, sustainability and wealth are made.

The accounting program equips students with a dynamic and global perspective on how financial information is used to make smart decisions in today’s business environment. You’ll take an in-depth look at broad topics such as:

Reading/Preparing/Analyzing Financial Statements Taxation Performance Measurement Preparing and Using Budgets Auditing

You’ll learn through diverse opportunities like simulations, presentations, research papers, and service learning opportunities.

Get Your Share of $4,000,000 in BBA Scholarships and Bursaries ... [-]
Canada Antigonish
September 2019
English
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4 years
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St. Francis Xavier University Gerald Schwartz School of Business

The Enterprise Systems stream provides students with the critical knowledge and practical skills needed to become systems analysts. A systems analyst is a technology-savv ... [+]

BBA in Enterprise Systems

The enterprise systems stream equips students with critical knowledge and practical skills to become systems analysts. A systems analyst is a technology-savvy business professional that helps organizations apply the latest technology to business problems and opportunities. They work within an organization to identify critical business needs, then develop and implement technology-based solutions.

Students in the enterprise systems stream at StFX will deploy, configure, and implement the latest technologies used by large global organizations. You’ll understand how to manage large IT projects and apply technology to real challenges opportunities faced by real organizations.... [-]

Canada Antigonish
September 2019
English
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St. Francis Xavier University Gerald Schwartz School of Business

Do you dream of running your own business? Of being your own boss? The entrepreneurship stream at StFX is for you. ... [+]

BBA in Entrepreneurship

Do you dream of running your own business? Of being your own boss? The entrepreneurship stream at StFX is for you.

In addition to providing the knowledge you’ll need to start and grow a business, entrepreneurial skills are in high demand by fast-paced industries who must quickly adapt to new challenges. They’re also sought by community and not-for-profit organizations, who sometimes need help identifying and pursuing entrepreneurial initiatives.

You should consider the entrepreneurship stream at StFX if you thrive on taking responsibility and initiative, like a challenge, search for creative solutions, and want to set your own career path. Entrepreneurship students are persistent and determined, and are never satisfied with the status quo.... [-]

Canada Antigonish
September 2019
English
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St. Francis Xavier University Gerald Schwartz School of Business

The finance stream at StFX provides students with solid foundational knowledge, whether they plan to work in the finance industry or pursue higher studies. ... [+]

BBA in Finance

The finance stream at StFX provides students with solid foundational knowledge, whether they plan to work in the finance industry or pursue higher studies.

Courses within the finance stream cover the following topics:

Corporate Finance Investments International Finance Risk Management Financial Institutions Personal Finance

Our curriculum is rigorous and fun, with learning opportunities through case studies, problems, spreadsheets and guest lectures. Every finance student can also take part in training activities at our state of the art Finance Trading Lab, which is equipped with professional software for trading and research. A state-of-the-art facility for real-world practice!... [-]

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September 2019
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St. Francis Xavier University Gerald Schwartz School of Business

The International Business (IB) stream will prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in an international business environment. ... [+]

BBA in International Business

The International Business (IB) stream will prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in an international business environment. International business activities are providing significant opportunities for Canadian businesses of any size and industry. Various globalization processes (cultural, economic, political, etc.) are underlying international business activities and are driving the internationalization of the world economy.

In the IB stream, you will examine the theory and methods of engaging in business internationally. The program involves selected aspects of:

Globalization Culture International Trade Theory Political Economy Foreign Direct Investment Regional Economic Integration The Global Monetary System Global Strategy International Operations ... [-]
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St. Francis Xavier University Gerald Schwartz School of Business

Within the Management and Leadership stream, our points of emphasis - and differentiation - are in the areas of ethics, leadership and social responsibility, or all toget ... [+]

BBA in Management and Leadership

Management requires building a work environment where people can thrive, and leadership in organizations builds upon this relational perspective to foster collaborative efforts to achieve organizational goals. Students will learn and develop competence in the human aspects of organizations and the specific skills required to work effectively with other people, particularly within the management-employee relationship. The overarching framework of this program is ‘responsible management’; students will learn how to apply concepts of ethics, sustainability/triple-bottom-line business objectives, and stakeholder management to both the construction of management in general, and to their emerging identity as responsible managers.... [-]

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St. Francis Xavier University Gerald Schwartz School of Business

Customers do not buy products. They buy solutions. They buy benefits. Marketers help their organizations understand customer perceptions of value and how to create, commu ... [+]

BBA in Marketing

Customers do not buy products. They buy solutions. They buy benefits. Marketers help their organizations understand customer perceptions of value and how to create, communicate and deliver that value better than the competition. Marketers do this in ways that contribute to society in general, not just to the bottom line.

Students choosing a marketing concentration at StFX have the opportunity to study foundational marketing courses including Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Management, Professional Sales and Marketing Research. They can also explore specific areas such as digital marketing. These courses develop students’ knowledge and skills so they are ready for an exciting but complex world.... [-]

Canada Antigonish
September 2019
English
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4 years
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Gerald Schwartz School of Business
Address
3090 Martha Drive
B2G 2W5 Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
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+1 (902) 867-2167