ALGOMA U GRADUATES
The School of Business and Economics offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (with specializations in Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Accounting) and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Economics, providing students with a well-rounded theoretical foundation, partnered with the ability to apply these intellectual tools in today’s challenging and dynamic world of global business.
We have options that enable you to differentiate your degree, study full-time or part-time, day or night. We boast small class sizes of 20-25 students, allowing you to learn in a student-centred classroom with personal access to your professor.
Students interested in doing their studies at Brampton are assessed on an individual basis. Eligible applicants for the Bachelor of Business Administration program at Brampton are:
- Domestic and International high school graduates who meet the admissions requirements. International students are required to meet the admissions requirements specific to their country, and proof of English language proficiency.
- College graduates from any two- or three-year Canadian college diploma program. Students with diplomas in a business subject may receive greater specific transfer credits toward the BBA program in Brampton than those holding non-business credentials (see transfer credit info below).
- International students who are college diploma holders, university graduates, or university transfer students may be considered for admission and are reviewed on an individual basis after submitting official transcripts. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
- University graduates from a degree program other than business. Transfer credit for university degree holders is assessed on an individual basis.
- University transfer students with a minimum overall average of 60 percent. At the discretion of the Admissions Office, conditions may apply. Transfer credit for university transfers is assessed on an individual basis.
- Mature students, defined as students who are 21 or older by December 31st of the year of admission and who have been away from formal studies for at least one year may be eligible for mature student admission. Only Canadian citizens or permanent residents are considered for admission as mature students. The University will consider previous school performance.
Domestic High School Graduates Admissions requirements:
|High School Prerequisites – 6 U/M level courses at the Grade 12 level including:||Min. Avg.|
|ENG4U, two U/M Math (MDM4U recommended)||70%|
Domestic College Graduate Block-Transfer Credit Model:
|Degree Options||Diploma Average||Credits Recognized||4-Year Degree Credits Required|
|3-Year Diploma||GPA over 3.0|
GPA of 2.5 – 2.99
|Up to 60|
Up to 30
|2-Year Diploma||GPA over 3.0|
GPA 2.5 – 2.99
|Up to 45|
Up to 15
In general, Diploma to Degree students studying full-time (15 credits per term) will take anywhere from four to seven terms to graduate with a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. The maximum number of transfer credits is 60. Note the numbered average in the above chart is based on a four point scale.
Before applying, the Admissions Office can assess your transfer credits on an unofficial basis. Upon application, the Admissions Office will review your transcripts and provide you with a transfer credit assessment showing which courses you will need to graduate. You will receive personalized advising on course selection. Students with GPAs of 2.0 – 2.49 are eligible to apply but will not receive transfer credits.
Credit recognition is decided by the Admissions Office for each individual student based on official transcripts. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-451-0100 to discuss your options.
The Accounting minor is designed for those who want to acquire the knowledge required to pursue a highly rewarding career as a professional Accountant.
In Canada, the recognized professional accounting designations are now unified under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) banner. The specialized knowledge and abilities gained through Algoma’s BBA degree with a minor in accounting provides graduates with the solid academic foundation required to pursue this designation.
Specific courses in this subject area may also be applied toward CPA certification, meaning you may be exempt from taking certain courses while pursuing this highly valued designation. In fact, the CPA will recognize 22 of our courses to replace the CPA preparatory courses. Further details can be found on the CPA Ontario website.
Finally, Algoma’s accounting graduates have traditionally achieved very high examination success and employment rates in their chosen field. While under the prior system, Algoma grads boasted a 95% success rate on the Chartered Accountancy exam on their first attempt and a 100% success rate within two years. This examination is now referred to as the Common Final Examination (CFE).
Human Resources Management
Students can differentiate their Bachelor of Business Administration degree by taking a minor in Human Resources Management. Human Resources Management provides students with a strategic understanding of workforce planning and development, compensations and benefits, global human resources management, and employee health and safety. Students who graduate with this specialization will be able to:
- Conduct effective human resources planning for technological innovations in a global environment;
- Explain the processes of job analysis, staffing, appraisal and compensation, career training and development;
- Demonstrate cohesive team-management skills with a focus on group dynamics in an increasingly diverse workforce;
- Utilize various processes and tools for bargaining, negotiating and resolving disputes;
- Interpret and apply human resources principles in a global setting; and
- Evaluate ethical, social, civic, cultural, and political issues as they relate to the environment of human resource management.
Our Human Resources Management minor has been rigorously designed to incorporate extensive input from business leaders. It is designed to prepare students to achieve the Certified Human Resource Practitioner (CHRP) designation and for a wide range of rewarding Human Resource Professional roles. Please visit the websites below to find out more about becoming a professional Human Resource Management Practitioner:
Students can differentiate their Bachelor of Business Administration degree by taking a minor in Marketing. The Marketing option offers students an opportunity to combine their business skills with their creativity. Students cover general and advanced marketing concepts, and courses investigate how these concepts are used in various organizations and markets, both domestic and international. In this program students will learn valuable skills including:
- Viability assessment of marketing a product or service in a new market;
- Primary and secondary research in new and existing markets to determine new opportunities;
- Product research;
- Application of leadership skills to contribute to the successful marketing and business development function of an organization;
- Personal and professional enhancement and developmental strategies to improve leadership abilities, and knowledge of marketing practices; and
- Marketing plan development including marketing objectives, marketing mix, strategies, budgetary considerations, and evaluation criteria.
Our Marketing minor prepares students for a wide range of roles in the competitive industry of Marketing. Some of these roles include, but are not limited to: Advertising Specialist, Art Director in advertising, Wholesale/Retail Manager, Marketing Officer, Marketing Coordinator, and Promotional and Communications Officer.
A Bachelor of Business Administration or Finance & Economics degree can provide you with many options after graduation! A number of graduates decide to complement their degree with a professional designation to increase their value to employers and to gain a greater depth of knowledge in a particular field. An example of a few accounting and finance-related professional designations include:
- Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM)
- Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
An accounting specialization as part of your BBA studies will give you a head start on several of these designations. Many of the specialization courses are also on the required course list for these programs. Please see the appropriate organization for its exact requirements.
Of course, don’t worry if accounting or finance is not your specialty! Many BBA graduates complement their degree with additional training and certifications in human resources, marketing, project management, and more, including:
- Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)
- Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP)
- Project Manager Professional (PMP)
- The Canadian Public Relations Society CPRS Accreditation (APR)
There are many other professional designations; these are just a sample to give you an idea of the possibilities. Your personal interest and strengths will guide your search. For your interest and convenience, here are some additional links related to the business field that may guide you in selecting a successful business career:
Aside from the unique programming opportunities, we are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Brampton. With the Brampton GO and Via station only steps away, students can take the train or bus to class. We also offer underground parking with direct access to our facilities, making this School of Business & Economics at Brampton accessible.
If you have any questions or require information, please feel free to contact us:
24 Queen St. East (Suite 102/103)
Brampton, ON L6V 1A3
Tel: (905) 451-0100
Fax: (905) 451-0102
“I did my BBA (Honours) in Accounting and graduated with distinction! Class sizes were perfect for deeper learning and made extremely engaging by the brilliant professors such as Professor Franklin and Professor Deklerk. It was actually at Algoma U that I discovered my passion for accounting. In my second year I became a peer tutor which helped me achieve two goals in one: to help others as well as gain valuable work experience. Currently I am employed at my own alma mater and also working towards obtaining my CPA designation to launch my career in the accounting field. ”
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“ The learning experiences and real life scenarios presented by professors during class have shaped my decision to apply for Cash Processing Analyst and Accounts Receivable Specialist position. I aimed for a role that will allow me to put the things I’ve learned into practice and develop my skills even further. Algoma is a welcoming place where all faculty and students are a team. The atmosphere is full of hard working students.”
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