BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Program website: www.ufv.ca/busadmin

Careers in business administration offer excitement and challenge but require dedication, hard work, and a sound education. UCFV Business Administration programs provide students with relevant preparation for roles in business and organizational management and help them develop an effective foundation of skills and knowledge applicable to most business careers.

The Business Administration department offers the following programs:

Programs are available to students who have recently graduated from high school as well as those with work experience who wish to resume or continue their education. Students who do not meet program entrance requirements or who lack recent preparation are encouraged to consult with the Business Administration department about preparatory and refresher courses.

Entrance Requirements

Business Administration Diploma

1. B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent.

2. Math 12 (Algebra) or Applications of Mathematics 12 (C+ or better), or UCFV MATH 095 (C+ or better), or MATH 109 (B or better), or Math 110 (C+ or better) or a BMPT score of 67% or better (see Note 1) or equivalent. Math 111, 113 and 115 also meet this requirement but have Math 12 as a prerequisite;

3. English 12 (C+ or better) or a CPT score of 48 or better or UCFV English 081 and 091 (C+ or better) or UCFV English 101 (C+ or better).

Note 1: The Business Mathematics Proficiency Test (BMPT) is available for students to determine their proficiency in Mathematics 12 for UCFV Business programs only. Students who receive a passing grade on the BMPT will be considered to have met the Math 12 admission requirement for UCFV Business programs (but will not have Math 12 credit). Students considering taking this test should contact the Business department for outlines, procedures and exam dates.

Note 2: All students entering Business Administration programs are expected to be computer literate. This means knowing how to run programs from a Windows environment, and having basic Internet, word processing, and spreadsheet skills. Students must, therefore, obtain a passing grade on the Computer Skills Placement Test (CSPT) prior to enrolment in BUS 160, or register in CIS 100 in their first semester (see the Course Descriptions section for course descriptions and prerequisite details).

Note 3: Students intending to register in CMNS 125 should refer to the prerequisites listed in the course description for CMNS 125.

Students who have completed relevant certificate or one-year programs such as the Administration certificate may have some or all of their credits recognized for credit to the Business Administration diploma program. See the department for further information.

Note 4: Applications for priority admission are accepted for all Business Administration programs. See page 15 for information.

Bachelor of Business Administration

1. UCFV Business Administration diploma graduates (also see notes 1 to 3 below):

2. Graduates of Business Administration diploma programs from other Canadian colleges and institutes:

3. Departmental Discretionary Admission
(also see notes a and b below):

The Business Administration department will also consider applications from Business Administration diploma graduates with at least five years of significant and relevant business experience after completion of the diploma even though they may not possess the required grade point average, course grades, or course currency necessary for entry into the degree program. The department will exercise its discretion in such cases and, where warranted, accept students on a conditional basis (see note below). Students accepted to the program under this applicant category may be required by the department to refresh their academic background by completing one or more lower-level business courses, as determined by the department, in addition to satisfying any course deficiencies.

Students applying under this category must contact the program chair prior to submitting a formal application in order to obtain a written statement of permission to apply. Permission given for this purpose does not imply acceptance; it only facilitates the application process.

Notes:

Note a. Applications for priority admission are accepted for this program. See page 15 for information.

Note b. Applicants missing a limited number of specific course requirements may, at the discretion of the Business Administration department, be considered for conditional admission.

Program Re-Entry

For re-entry to a Business Administration program, GPA will be calculated based on the courses that will be used to fulfil the program requirements only (program GPA). Limitations on the number of courses retaken will apply.

How to Apply to the Certificate, Diploma, or Degree Programs

1. Submit the application fee along with your UCFV application for admission form to the Admissions and Records (A&R) office. Application forms are available from any A&R or Student Services office. See page 8 for a complete list of application dates and general information.

Additional documents required for a complete application:

a. Proof of BC secondary school graduation or equivalent

b. Transcript (or interim transcript) showing grade/course achievement as per entrance requirements.

2. In April/May an orientation will be offered for the diploma; in September, an orientation will be offered for the degree program. Attendance at the orientation is required.

3. Upon admission to a program you will be invited to register. A deposit is required when you register (see the Fees and Other Costs section on page 17). This money will be applied to the tuition fees and is not refundable. Final payment of all course fees is due the end of the second week of classes.

If you are waiting to find out if you have been admitted to a program, you will be given an opportunity to register as a general studies student. It is not necessary to submit a separate application form.

4. In cases where interim transcripts are submitted, an admission decision may be made conditional upon completion of academic requirements. Proof of completion of entrance requirements must be submitted by the date stated on your acceptance letter.

Co-operative Education Option

The Co-operative Education option offers students in the Business Administration diploma and degree programs the opportunity to obtain paid, career-related work experience in their field of study during their education at UCFV.  After completing their first year of study, Co-op Ed students alternate between semesters of full-time study and full-time paid employment.

A typical study-work schedule is:

Year

Fall

Winter

Summer

1

Study term 1

Study term 2

Work term 1

2

Work term 2

Study term 3

Work term 3

3*

 Study term 4
Diploma Graduation

Study term 5

Work term 4

4*

Study term 6

Work term 5

Study term 7

5*

Work term 6

Study term 8

 Degree graduation

General Interest

It is possible to begin, but not to complete, Business Administration program courses as a General Studies student. You must eventually apply and be accepted into one of the department’s programs and meet all of the entrance, academic performance, and course requirements. You are encouraged to apply before completing three Business Administration courses.

Recognition of Previously Completed Business Administration Courses

Former UCFV business administration students who finished their studies more than 10 years ago and students who completed courses in other programs and/or at other post-secondary institutions prior to starting a UCFV Business Administration program should contact the Business Administration department to determine whether any courses/credits can be recognized for or transferred to the desired UCFV Business program. Applicability of courses and/or transfer credits is determined on an individual student basis. The following criteria are used:

Transferring Courses to Other Institutions and Associations

Students intending to pursue commerce or business administration studies at UBC, SFU, UVic, or UNBC are advised to study those institutions’ calendars carefully before enrolling in any UCFV courses which have a BUS designation. Students should consult an educational advisor in Student Services or at the institution to which they intend to transfer, or refer to the Provincial transfer guide for transfer details.

Many business administration courses are transferable to B.C. colleges and institutes. To obtain maximum transfer credit, students should ensure that electives chosen are transferable and appropriate for the desired program.

Most accounting and finance-related business administration courses offered at UCFV have transferability with the professional accounting associations — the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA), the Society of Management Accountants (CMA) and the Certified General Accountants Association (CGA). A number of the department’s courses are also recognized by the Municipal Administrators’ Education Council, the Canadian Credit Union Institute, the Institute of Canadian Bankers, and the Purchasing Management Association of Canada. (See transfer in Course Descriptions.)

Distance Education

A number of courses in the degree, diploma, and certificate programs are available by distance education through the Open Learning Agency. If your work schedule, or UCFV’s timetable, prevents you from taking a course when needed, or you find it impossible to obtain a seat in a course because it is full, you may be able to arrange to take an equivalent course through these components of the publicly funded Open Learning Agency. Contact the Business Administration department to get information about equivalent courses available on this basis, and to receive written authorization (i.e., Letter of Permission) to include them in your program.

Fees and Additional Costs

The fees for a full-time student (five courses or 15 credits) would be about $750 per semester. Fees for 300- and 400-level courses cost more per credit than lower-level courses. See the Fees and Other Costs section for more information.

Textbooks and supplies cost approximately $750–900 per year. Textbooks should be considered an investment and become part of your business library. You may be required to purchase one or more computer software packages. Software costs should not exceed an average of $200 per year and are in addition to the textbooks costs cited above. You should also consider purchasing or arranging access to an industry-compatible computer.

Academic Performance Requirements

Diploma and Certificate Programs

Students must obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C average) in their final semester as well as cumulatively in order to be awarded the diploma or a certificate. Students whose cumulative grade point average and/or semester grade point average falls below 2.0 during their program are subject to academic warning and/or removal from the program.

Note: The maximum number of courses applying to Business Administration programs that can be retaken is five, whether for repeating or for upgrading. This maximum applies to any one program and cumulatively to all Business programs taken at UCFV.

Note: Diploma students continuing to the degree program require a higher performance level than the minimum stated here to be considered for entry to third year; specifically, no course grade below C, and cumulative Business diploma grade point average of 2.67 (see the degree program entrance requirements).

Degree Program

Students in the third and fourth years of the Business Administration degree program must maintain a cumulative degree program (third and fourth year) grade point average of 2.67 (B- average), and a grade of at least C for all courses in order to be awarded the degree. Students whose cumulative grade point average and/or semester grade point average falls below 2.67 during their program are subject to academic warning.

The maximum number of courses applying to Business Administration programs that can be retaken is five, whether for repeating or upgrading. This maximum applies to any one program and cumulatively to all Business programs taken at UCFV.

Diploma and Degree programs

Business Administration Diploma

The two-year diploma program is designed to give graduates a solid educational background on which to build a business career. The Business Administration diploma program develops practical skills in business writing, mathematics, and computing along with an understanding of fundamental principles in the areas of marketing, accounting, economics, and management. Students who complete the two-year diploma and meet the entrance requirements to the third-year degree level will normally have all their courses recognized as satisfying the first two years of the Business Administration degree program offered at UCFV. To maximize this recognition (up to 60 of the 120 credits required for the degree program) students should consult degree program requirements before registering for diploma courses.

Length and Location

You can complete the diploma program in two years if you take five courses each fall and winter semester. In addition, BUS 100, the professional development seminar, must be completed within the first year of the diploma program. A reduced course load is permitted but will result in a longer period of time needed for program completion. The department normally requires the diploma to be completed within seven years.

The full diploma program is offered at both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses. The first year of the diploma program is offered at the Mission campus. All students should expect to travel between campuses during their program.

Program Outline

Diploma and Years I and II of the Degree Program

The Business Administration diploma is the foundation of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. The diploma represents the first two years of the degree and is a prerequisite for entrance into the actual degree program, which begins in third year and continues into fourth year.

First Year

Semester I
Course, Title & Credits
BUS 160   Computerized Business Applications
or CIS 110    Computerized Business Applications     4
BUS 162    Mathematical Methods for Business         3
BUS 120    Marketing Essentials (see Note 1)
or BUS 121    Basic Marketing I    3
BUS 143    Principles of Accounting I    3
or BUS 145    Accelerated Financial Accounting (see Note 5) 3
CMNS 125    Business Communications I         3
BUS 100    Professional Development Seminar    1

Semester II
Course, Title & Credits
BUS 102    Management    3
MATH 106    Statistics I    4
BUS 221, 222, 223, or 224    Marketing Elective (see Note 1)
or BUS 122    Basic Marketing II         3
BUS 144    Principles of Accounting II    3
CMNS 225    Business Communications II    3

Second Year

Semester III
Course, Title & Credits
BUS 247    Management Accounting I    3
BUS 227    New Business Development    3
BUS 203    Organizational Behaviour    3
ECON 201    Principles of Microeconomics    3
Elective Business or General Education Elective (see Note 2) 3

Semester IV
Course, Title & Credits
BUS 261    Business Law    3
BUS 206    Business Policy    3
BUS 201    Human Resource Management    3
ECON 202    Principles of Macroeconomics    3
Elective Business or General Education Elective 3 (see Note 3)

Note 1: Marketing I and II: Marketing I (BUS 121) is a prerequisite for Marketing II (BUS 122). In order to fulfill their diploma marketing requirements, students may choose either to complete BUS 121 and 122 or to complete BUS 120 and one of the following: BUS 221, 222, 223, or 224.

Note 2: General Education Elective: Diploma students over the two-year program must complete two business or general education electives. Degree students over the four-year program must meet the following general education requirements: a) one Natural Science (lab) course; b) one Humanities course other than English; c) one Social Science course other than Economics; and d) one business or general education elective. It is recommended that the diploma general education electives be satisfied by completing two of the four degree requirements for those students who plan to ladder up to the degree. Students must consult with the program assistant or program chair regarding acceptable electives.

Note 3: Accounting/Financial Management Concentration: For those who intend to choose the Accounting and Financial Management concentration in the degree, Management Accounting II (BUS 348) should be taken as a Business Elective in Semester 4. Instructor’s permission will be required.

Note 4: Professional Development Seminar (BUS 100) is an introductory compulsory one-credit course which all business certificate and diploma students must complete during their first year of study at UCFV, in addition to the courses listed above.

Note 5: Students who have completed Financial Accounting 12 with a B+ or better should complete
BUS 145 as equivalent to BUS 143 and BUS 144. Students taking BUS 145 must take an additional business elective for three credits.

Bachelor of Business Administration

UCFV offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The objective of this program is to produce graduates who are well-equipped to function in and adapt to the rapidly changing business environment. The program provides students with the opportunity to obtain a general background in business. Students are also expected to gain a strong general educational background and are required to meet course requirements in the areas of English, social science, science, and the humanities. The overall emphasis in the program is on applied business studies.

Students complete several categories of business and business-related courses. These include diploma lower-level foundation courses (such as management, human resource management, marketing, accounting, mathematics, economics, and computing) that provide students with the tools they need for more advanced

courses at the upper level. A set of core courses in business, mathematics, and economics is required of all students at the upper and lower levels to ensure that they have a solid understanding of all the key functional areas in business.

Students have the option of concentrating in a functional area of business by taking a selection of specialized upper-level business courses. Students also complete advanced courses designed to integrate and provide context for the knowledge gained in earlier business courses. These courses develop comprehensive analytical skills, which prepare graduates to cope with the complex, multi-dimensional problems faced by the modern business manager.

Program Requirements

Business Administration degree students are required to complete a minimum of 40 three- or four-credit courses with a cumulative value of at least 120 credits (in most cases the credit value of courses will exceed this total). First- and second-year requirements are met by completion of the Business Administration diploma. Degree-bound students should complete one of their general education electives as an elective in the diploma program.

Third- and fourth-year program requirements consist of a minimum of 15 courses at the 300/400 level in business and economics. General requirements consist of two English courses at the 100 level; four general education electives at the 100/200 level (including one natural science, one social science, and one humanities); plus differential calculus. Two of the general education electives will usually be completed as diploma electives. Students should consult with the program chair or program assistant for eligible courses that meet the general education elective requirements.

Graduation Requirements

a) 2.67 cumulative program GPA in years three and four of the BBA.

b) No grade less than a C in any course applicable to the BBA (years one to four).

c) No more than five courses may be repeated through years one to four leading to the BBA.

Students must meet the department’s specific core and elective course requirements described for this program as well as the department’s academic expectations described under Academic Performance Requirements in order to be awarded the degree.

Length and Location

You can complete the third and fourth years of the degree program in two years if you take five courses each fall and winter semester. A reduced course load is permitted but a longer period of time will be needed to complete the program. The department requires years one to four to be completed within 10 years if the program is taken on a  part-time basis. Students returning to Business Administration at UCFV after an absence will be allowed seven years to complete years three and four of the degree.

Third and fourth-year business courses are normally only offered at the Abbotsford campus. Some of the non-business courses are available in Abbotsford, Mission, or Chilliwack. All students should expect to travel between campuses during their program.

Course Withdrawal Deadlines

Course withdrawal deadlines follow university-college policy.

Program Outline:

Years III and IV of the Degree Program

Third Year

Semester V
Course, Title & Credits
ENGL 105    The Reading and Writing of Prose    3
MATH 111    Calculus I
or MATH 115    Differential and Integral Calculus I     4
BUS 301    Economic and Business Statistics         4
BUS 320    Business Research Methods    3
Elective    General Education Elective (see Note 1)    3

Semester VI
Course, Title & Credits
ENGL 110–170    English Literature elective    3
ECON 307    Managerial Economics    3
BUS 305    Industrial Relations    3
BUS 349    Financial Management    3
BUS 350    Operations Management    3

Fourth Year

Semester VII
Course, Title & Credits
BUS 400    Business and Society    3
ECON 410    Money and Banking    3
BUS 420    International Business    3
Elective    Upper-Level Business Elective    3
Elective    Upper-Level Business Elective    3

Semester VIII
Course, Title & Credits
BUS 403    Strategic Management    3
BUS 430    Management of Innovation    3
Elective    Upper-Level Business Elective    3
Elective    Upper-Level Business Elective    3
Elective    General Education Elective (see Note 1)    3

Note 1 — General Education Elective: Degree students in the course of the four-year program must meet the following general education requirements: a) one natural science (lab) course; b) one humanities course other than English; c) one social science course other than economics; d) one business or general education elective. Students must consult with the program assistant or program chair regarding acceptable electives.

In the Business Administration department general education is defined to include university-level course work from most traditional academic disciplines and to exclude courses from applied programs. Included, therefore, are courses from the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and English. For purposes of this degree program the humanities general education requirement must be met by a course other than English, and the social science requirement by a course other than economics.

Concentrations

Students in the third and fourth years of the program may choose to concentrate in a functional area of business by taking a selection of specialized courses as their upper-level electives.

Accounting/Financial Management

Core: none
Electives: Any four of the following:
Course, Title & Credits
BUS 338    Accounting Information Systems    3
BUS 343    Intermediate Accounting I    3
BUS 344    Intermediate Accounting II    3
BUS 345    Income Tax I    3
BUS 346    Income Tax II    3
BUS 347    Auditing Principles    3
BUS 348    Management Accounting II    3
BUS 433    Investments    3
BUS 435    International Finance    3
BUS 439    Advanced Financial Accounting    3
BUS 440    Management Information Systems    3

Marketing

Core:
BUS 327    Consumer Behavior    3
Electives: Any three of the following:
Course, Title & Credits
BUS 321    Business to Business Marketing    3
BUS 323    Promotion Management    3
BUS 421    International Marketing    3
BUS 423    Services Marketing        3
BUS 425    Marketing Strategy        3

Human Resource and Organization Studies

Core:
BUS 304    Organization Theory and Application    3
Electives: Any three of the following:
Course, Title & Credits
BUS 307    Selected Topics in Organizational Behavior    3
BUS 308    Selected Topics in Applied Organization Theory     3
BUS 327    Consumer Behaviour    3
BUS 407    Gender and Diversity Issues    3
BUS 408    Teamwork in Organizations    3
BUS 410    Government and Enterprise    3
CRIM 417    Leadership in Groups and Organizations    3

Operations Management/Management Information Systems

Core: none
Electives: Any four of the following:
Course, Title & Credits
BUS 338    Accounting Information Systems    3
BUS 404    Management Science             3
BUS 440    Management Information Systems    3
BUS 450    Probabilistic Models in Operations Analysis    3
BUS 451    Computer Simulation Models in Business    3
BUS 452    Computer Applications in Operations    3
BUS 453    Decision Theory for Business         3

Certificate Programs

Accounting certificate

The Accounting certificate program is a comprehensive accounting program designed for mature students who wish to pursue a career in accounting or financial management. The program is designed to serve the special needs of students wishing to accelerate their progress towards the achievement of graduate membership in one of the professional societies. Specifically, the Accounting certificate will provide students with significant advance credit towards the professional program of the Society of Management Accountants, the Certified General Accountants, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Students are advised to acquaint themselves with the transfer credit/course exemption policies of the accounting societies.

The program may be taken on a part-time basis over several years or on a full-time basis over three semesters. As enrolment is limited, early application is encouraged. The course workload of the full-time program is rigorous and demanding. Prospective students must be prepared to devote above-normal effort and time to their studies. This commitment is considered essential for successful completion of the program. Professional bodies provide scholarships for students entering their programs. Details may be obtained from the program chair or the Financial Aid office.

Entrance Requirements

1. B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent.

2. Math 12 (Algebra) or Applications of Mathematics 12 (C+ or better), or UCFV MATH 095 (C+ or better) or MATH 109 (B or better), or MATH 110 (C+ or better), or a BMPT score of 67% or better (see Note 1, page 55), or equivalent. MATH 111, 113, and 115 also meet this requirement but have Math 12 as a prerequisite.

3. English 12 (C+ or better) or UCFV ENGL 081 and 091, or ENGL 101 (C+ or better), or CPT score of 48 or better.

4. Completion of BUS 144 or BUS 145 or the equivalent (B- or better).

5. Completion of BUS 160.

Notes:

a. Applications for priority admission are accepted for this program. See page 15 for information.

b. Applicants with minor deficiencies may, at the discretion of the Business Administration department, be considered for conditional admission.

Program Outline

Core Courses
Course, Title & Credits

BUS 100    Professional Development Seminar    1
MATH 106    Statistics I        4
BUS 247    Management Accounting I    3
BUS 343    Intermediate Accounting I    3
BUS 344    Intermediate Accounting II    3
BUS 348    Management Accounting II    3
BUS 349    Financial Management    3
BUS 338    Accounting Information Systems    3
BUS 261    Business Law        3
ECON 201   Principles of Microeconomics    3
or ECON 202    Principles of Macroeconomics     3

Electives

Any two approved Business Administration courses as per the recommendations below.

Professional Programs

Students should choose electives appropriate for the professional program they intend to follow. Consult the program chair or respective professional program transfer guide.

BUS 347 — Auditing Principles, and BUS 439 — Advanced Financial Accounting, are advanced courses that may be considered as electives in the Accounting certificate.

All the professional programs have work-experience and grade requirements. In addition, these programs change from time to time so interested students should consult the respective professional society or association for up-to-date details.

Length and Location

Students taking the program on a full-time basis usually complete it in three semesters. Part-time students may take up to seven years to complete the requirements. We recommend that people working full-time take no more than two courses per semester. All students may have to travel between campuses during their program. Most 300-level courses are offered only on the Abbotsford campus.

Administration certificate

The Administration certificate program is offered as a part-time program which consists of two sections. In the core section you will complete six courses which provide a general background in the fundamentals of administration. The elective section allows you a choice of Business Administration courses depending on your interests or requirements, including public/municipal administration courses when available through other institutions or by correspondence.

Entrance Requirements

1. B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent.

2. Math 11 (Algebra) or Principles of Mathematics 11 (C+ or better), or UCFV MATH 085 (C+ or better), or equivalent.

3. English 12 (C+ or better) or UCFV ENGL 081 and 091, or ENGL 101 (C+ or better), or CPT score of 48 or better.

4. One full year of full-time work experience after high school.

Note: Students intending to register for CMNS 125 and BUS 160 or CIS 110 should refer to prerequisite information listed in the Course Descriptions.

Students lacking recent preparation are advised to consult with the department about entrance requirement equivalencies.

Program Outline

Core Courses
Course, Title & Credits
BUS 100    Professional Development Seminar    1
BUS 102    Management    3
BUS 143    Principles of Accounting I    3
BUS 160    Computerized Business Applications
or  CIS 110    Computerized Business Applications     4
BUS 261    Business Law    3
CMNS 125    Business Communications I    3
ECON 201   Principles of Microeconomics    3
or ECON 202    Principles of Macroeconomics     3
or ECON 110    The Canadian Economy         3

Elective Courses

Six other Business Administration credit courses for which the student meets the prerequisite requirements. CMNS 235, Oral Communications, is a recommended elective. Students with work-related course interests outside of business should contact the program chair about the possibility of such courses being authorized as electives.

Length and Location

Students may take up to seven years to complete the requirements for this certificate program (full-time study to complete the program in one year is not possible). We recommend that people working full-time take no more than two courses per semester. All students should expect to travel between campuses during their program.

Marketing and Sales certificate

The Marketing and Sales certificate is a part-time program designed for high school graduates interested in marketing and sales as a career. The program provides additional development for those already working in this field, and a solid educational background for those currently in other fields but planning a career in marketing and sales.

Entrance Requirements

1. B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent.

2. Math 11 (Algebra) or Principles of Mathematics 11 (C+ or better), or UCFV MATH 085 (C+ or better), or equivalent.

3. English 12 (C+ or better) or UCFV ENGL 081 and 091, or ENGL 101 (C+ or better), or CPT score of 48 or better.

Note: Students intending to register for CMNS 125 and BUS 160 or CIS 110 should refer to prerequisite information listed in the Course Descriptions.

Students lacking recent preparation are advised to consult with the department about entrance requirement equivalencies.

Program Outline

Core Courses
Course, Title & Credits
BUS 100    Professional Development Seminar    1
BUS 120    Essentials of Marketing         3
BUS 160    Computerized Business Applications
or CIS 110    Computerized Business Applications     4
BUS 203    Organizational Behaviour    3
BUS 221    Professional Selling        3
BUS 223    Advertising        3
BUS 224    Retail Management    3
CMNS 125    Business Communications I    3
CMNS 235    Oral Communication    3

Electives (Four BUS electives, three of which must come from the courses below: )
BUS 123    Visual Merchandising    3
BUS 143    Principles of Accounting I    3
BUS 201    Human Resource Management    3
BUS 222    Sales Management    3
BUS 227    New Business Development    3
BUS 261    Business Law    3

Length and Location

Students may take up to seven years to complete the requirements (full-time study to complete the program in one year is not possible). We recommend that people working full-time take no more than two courses per semester. All students should expect to travel between campuses during their program. Once you have completed the requirements, you may apply to Admissions and Records for the certificate.

Course Listings

For complete details on courses see Course Descriptions.

Faculty
Michael MacColl, BSc, MPA (UVic), PhD (Toronto), Program chair
Robert Anderson, BA, MBA, PhD (Sask), CMA
Barry Bompas, BA, BComm (Sask)
Dale Box, BSc (UBC), BBA, MA (SFU)
Cyrus Chaichian, MSc (Columbia)
David Chu, BSc, MSc (Concordia), PhD (McGill)
Jocelyn Choy, BS, MBA (Burbank)
Brian H. Coulter, BA (Hons)(UAC), MA (Calgary)
Janet Falk, BA (Hons), BBA (York), CMA
Tom Freidrich, MBA (Asia Pacific), CGA
Kevin Friesen, BA (Trinity Western), CA
Steve Gabor, BBA (SFU), CA
Madeleine Hardin, BA, MA (SFU)
Randall A. Hay, BComm (Alberta), MBA (UBC), CA
Larry Howe, BSc (Calgary), BEd (Alberta), CA
Peter Jones, PhL, STL (Gregorian Univ., Rome), PhD (McGill)
David Kells, BComm, MBA (Sask), CIM, FCSI
Edwin Li, BS, MS (Oklahoma), MBA (Ottawa)
Dexter MacRae, Manager, Co-operative Education
Fiona McQuarrie, BBA, MBA, Cert. Lib. Arts (SFU), PhD (Alberta)
Gerald Palmer, BA (SFU), LLB (Toronto)
Peter Ronda, CGA
D.J. Sandhu, BBA, MBA (SFU)
Brian Tucker, BEng (Liverpool), MBA (Alberta), PhD (Cornell)
Don Tunstall, BA, MA, MEd (UBC), PhD (Alberta)
Blake Wight, BComm (Alberta), Dip. Urban Land Econ. (UBC), RI (BC)
George Zhe Zhang, BSc, MA (Nankai), MBA (York), PhD (Waterloo)

Staff
Valerie Hughes, Program Assistant

Advisory Committee
Randy Blair, Abbotsford News
Barry Fryer, B.C. Hydro
Carol Hama, First Heritage Savings Credit Union
Marilyn Hamilton, Consulting Resource Group
David Kells, RBC Dominion Securities
Barry McLean, Valley Gravel Sales
Lisa Minter, Minter Country Garden World
Betty Poettcker, BBA student


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