BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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. Principles of Mathematics 12 provincially examined (C+ or better), or UCFV MATH 095 (C+ or better), or Math 110 (C+ or better) or a MATA score of 67% or better (see Note 1) or equivalent. MATH 111 and 115 also meet this requirement but have Math 12 as a prerequisite;

3. English 12 provincially examined (C+ or better) or a CPT score of 48 or better or UCFV English 081 and 091 (C+ or better) or UCFV ENGL 099 (C+ or better).

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

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. CIS 100 with a C or better is recommended.

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.

Bachelor of Business Administration

1. Business Administration diploma graduates

BUS 102

 Management

BUS 120

 Essentials of Marketing

BUS 143

 Accounting I    

and BUS 144

 Accounting II 

or BUS 145

 Accelerated Accounting

BUS 160

 Computerized Business Applications    

BUS 206

 Business Policy

BUS 247

 Management Accounting I

BUS 261

 Business Law

CMNS 125

 Business Communications I

ECON 100

 Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 101

 Principles of Macroeconomics

MATH 106

 Statistics I    

BUS 201

 Human Resource Management

BUS 203

 Organizational Behaviour.

2. Departmental discretionary admission (also see Note A 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.

Note A: 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. You can also print an application form from our website at www.ufv.ca/ar, or you can apply directly through the internet at www.pas.bc.ca. See the Admission chart  for a complete list of application dates and general information.

Additional documents required for a complete application:

The following must be included:

a. Official transcript (or interim transcript) from high school

b. B.C. English 12 with C+ or better or equivalent (provincially examined) (all programs).

c. B.C. Principles of Math 11with C+ or better or equivalent (Administration and Marketing and Sales certificates).

d. B.C. Principles of Math 12 with C+ or better or equivalent (provincially examined) (Accounting certificate, diploma, and degree programs).

e. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent

Note: Students making an early application must provide evidence of courses in progress as soon as available.

2. In April/May an orientation will be offered for all programs. Attendance at the orientation is mandatory.

3. Upon admission to a program you will be provided with registration information. A deposit is required when you register (see the Fees and Other Costs section). 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.

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.

How to apply to the Business minors programs

Students wishing to take a minor in business must have declared and be enrolled in a major program of study (other than Business) that permits Business minors (e.g., Bachelor of Arts) before applying to the minors programs. Once enrolled in a major program of study, students may apply to the Business Administration program for one of the business minors offered. Please refer to the Minors in Business Administration requirements and procedures section following.

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

Work term 6

5*

Study term 7

Study term 8

Degree graduation

* These study and work term sequences will vary for students entering into a UCFV Co-op Ed option at the third-year level. See the Co-operative Education section of the calendar for further details.

General interest

It is possible to begin Business Administration program courses as a General Studies student, but in order to complete a program, 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 at www.bccat.bc.ca 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 applicable to the degree, diploma, and certificate programs are available by distance education through the British Columbia Open University. 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 the publicly funded British Columbia Open University. Contact the Business Administration department to get information about equivalent courses available on this basis, and to request a Letter of Permission (written authorization) to include them in your program.

Fees and additional costs

Fees stated are in effect for 2003/04 and are subject to change for 2004/05.

Tuition fees for most full-time students are about $1,700 per semester (based on enrolment in five courses or 15 credits). 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 (see Grade Point Average under Regulations and Policies in the Introduction and General Information section).

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 grade point average of 2.67 (B- average) 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 (see Grade Point Average under Regulations and Policies in the Introduction and General Information section).

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. 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 120

 Marketing Essentials 1

 3

BUS 143

 Accounting I

 3 

or BUS 145

 Accelerated Financial Accounting2

 3

BUS 160

 Computerized Business Applications 

or CIS 110

 Computerized Business Applications

 3

BUS 162

 Mathematical Methods for Business

 3

CMNS 125

 Business Communications I

 3

Semester II

Course

 Title

 Credits

BUS 102

 Management

 3

BUS 221/222/223 or 224

 Marketing Elective1

 

BUS 144

 Accounting II

 3

CMNS 250

 Report Writing for Business, Information Technologies, Social and Human Services

 3

MATH 106

 Statistics I

 4

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 100

 Principles of Microeconomics

 3

Elective

 Business or General Education elective3

 3

Semester IV

Course

 Title

 Credits

BUS 261

 Business Law

 3

BUS 206

 Business Policy

 3

BUS 201

 Human Resource Management

 3

ECON 101

 Principles of Macroeconomics

 3

Elective

 Business or General Education elective4

 3

Notes

Note 1: In order to fulfill their diploma marketing requirements, students must complete BUS 120 and one of the following: BUS 221, 222, 223, or 224.

Note 2: 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.

Note 3: 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 4: Accounting concentration: For those who intend to choose the Accounting 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.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see Course descriptions section.

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 lab, one social science, and one humanities); plus 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 one to four of the BBA.

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

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 elective1

 3

Semester VI

Course

 Title

 Credits

ENGL 120–170

 English Literature elective

 3

ECON 307

 Managerial Economics

 4

BUS 305

 Industrial Relations

 3

BUS 349

 Financial Management I

 3

BUS 350

 Operations Management

 3

Fourth Year

Semester VII

Course

 Title

 Credits

BUS 400

 Business and Society

 3

ECON 410

 Economics of Financial Markets

 4

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 elective1

 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

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 439

 Advanced Financial Accounting

 3

BUS 440

 Management Information Systems

 3

Financial Management

Core: none

Course

 Title

 Credits

BUS 433

 Investments

 3

BUS 434

 Risk Management and Financial Engineering

 3

BUS 435

 International Finance

 3

BUS 449

 Financial Management II

 3

Marketing

Core: 

BUS 327

 Consumer Behaviour

 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 Behaviour

 3

BUS 308

 Selected Topics in Applied Organization Theory

 3

BUS 309

 Selected Topics in Human Resources Management

 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

International Business

Core: none

Electives: any four of the following; two of which must be BUS courses

Course

 Title

 Credits

BUS 360

 International Air Transportation

 3

BUS 421

 International Marketing

 3

BUS 435

 International Finance

 3

ECON 341

 International Economics

 4

ECON 352

 Technology, Development and Economic Growth

 4

SCMS 310

 Special Topics Regional Studies in Latin America*

 4

SCMS 363

 Processes of Development: Latin America*

 4

*Please refer to prerequisite requirements in the course descriptions section.

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

Course listings

For complete details on courses see Course descriptions section.

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. Principles of Mathematics 12 provincially examined (C+ or better), or UCFV MATH 095 (C+ or better) or MATH 110 (C+ or better), or a MATA score of 67% or better (see Note 1, in Business Administration Diploma Entrance Requirements section), or equivalent. MATH 111 and 115 also meet this requirement but have Math 12 as a prerequisite.

3. English 12 provincially examined (C+ or better) or UCFV ENGL 081 and 091, or ENGL 099 (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) Applicants with minor deficiencies may, at the discretion of the Business Administration department, be considered for conditional admission.

b) How to Apply: See the How to apply to the certificate, diploma, and degree programs section

Program outline

Core courses

Course

 Title

 Credits

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 I

 3

BUS 338

 Accounting Information Systems

 3

BUS 261

 Business Law

 3

ECON 100

 Principles of Microeconomics

 3 

or  ECON 101

 Principles of Macroeconomics

 3

MATH 106

 Statistics I

 4

Course listings

For complete details on courses see Course descriptions section.

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, BUS 439 — Advanced Financial Accounting, and BUS 449 — Financial Management II, 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. Principles of Mathematics 11 (C+ or better), or UCFV MATH 085 (C+ or better), or equivalent.

3. English 12 provincially examined (C+ or better) or UCFV ENGL 081 and 091, or ENGL 099 (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 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 102

 Management

 3

BUS 143

 Accounting I

 3

BUS 160

 Computerized Business Applications

 3

BUS 261

 Business Law

 3

CMNS 125

 Business Communications I

 3

ECON 100

 Principles of Microeconomics

 3 

 or ECON 101

 Principles of Macroeconomics

 3

Course listings

For complete details on courses see Course descriptions section.

Elective courses

Six other Business Administration credit courses for which the student meets the prerequisite requirements. CMNS 235, Oral Communications, is a recommended elective. Courses in areas other than Business Administration may be considered electives at the department’s discretion.

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

3. English 12 provincially examined (C+ or better) or UCFV ENGL 081 and 091, or ENGL 099 (C+ or better), or CPT score of 48 or better.

Note: Students intending to register for CMNS 125, BUS 160, BUS 203, 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 120

 Essentials of Marketing

 3

BUS 160

 Computerized Business Applications

 3

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 143*

 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

*Note: These courses have prerequisites

Course listings

For complete details on courses see Course descriptions section.

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.

Minors in Business Administration

UCFV offers six minors in Business Administration.
These include:

These are currently available to UCFV Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Kinesiology students. BCIS students may also complete a Business minor (see the Bachelor of CIS section for details).

* Note: the combined Accounting/Finance minor will no longer be available to students after Fall, 2001.

Requirements and procedures

Students wishing to take a minor in business must have declared and be enrolled in a major program of study (other than Business). Once enrolled in a major program of study in a degree program which permits Business minors, students may apply to the Business Administration programs for one of the business minors offered (students seeking more than one minor must fulfill each minor’s program requirements). Acceptance to a minor in business will require the development of a program plan of study in consultation with the Business Administration program chair or program assistant.

Note: The number of students accepted to business minors may be limited due to seat availability.

The minors each require 30 credits, including ECON 100 and four lower-level business courses and five upper-level courses (numbered 300 and above). Courses taken in these minors can contain business-related courses from other disciplines to a maximum of two non-Business (BUS) courses.

Note: Depending on the courses selected, some additional prerequisite courses may be required.

Note: Students should consult the Business Administration department and course prerequisite information in the calendar, as additional courses outside of the minor requirements are needed for many upper-level electives, depending on the minor and courses selected.

Time required for program completion

Completion of a business minor would be done concurrently with completion of the bachelor’s degree in the chosen major field of study. Courses needed to fulfill prerequisite requirements can be taken without additional time for degree completion provided the student declares his/her major and minor early enough to plan for the prerequisite requirements of upper-level courses.

Minor in General Business

Students seeking business courses for a general business minor can select from a number of courses that have few or no prerequisites and would not require Math 12. In addition to ECON 100, these currently consist of five lower-level courses: BUS 102, BUS 120, BUS 160, BUS 203*, and BUS 261, and six upper-level courses: BUS 304*, BUS 400, BUS 407*, BUS 410, BUS 420, BUS 440. Collectively these would be sufficient for a general minor in business.

Note: Students should consult the Business Administration department and course prerequisite information in the calendar, as additional courses outside of the Minor requirements are needed for many upper-level electives.

* Please refer to prerequisite requirements in the course descriptions section.

Lower-level requirements

Plus

Upper-level requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of five courses for at least 15 credits from the BBA core or elective courses at the 300- or 400-level. Please note the restrictions on non-Business (BUS) courses. For complete listings and details on these courses see the Course descriptions section.

Minor in Accounting

Note: Principles of Math 12 with a C+ or better or the equivalent is a prerequisite for most of these courses.

Lower-level requirements

Course

 Title

 Credits

BUS 145*

 Accelerated Financial Accounting

 3

BUS 160*

 Computerized Business Applications

 3

BUS 247*

 Management Accounting I

 3

ECON 100

 Principles of Microeconomics

 3

Plus

  one other lower-level BUS or ECON course

 3

Total

 

15

Upper-level requirements

Course

 Title

 Credits

Five courses from:

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 439*

 Advanced Financial Accounting

 3

Total

 

15

Note: BUS 343/344 and BUS 345/346 are sequential pairs and both “halves” are recommended.

*Please refer to prerequisite requirements in calendar course descriptions.

**Prerequisites: Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree or Accounting certificate program; C+ or better in Principles of Math 12 provincially examined; or MATH 110 (C+ or better); BUS 144 or 145 with C+ or better. Corequisites: BUS 160 or CIS 110

Minor in Financial Management

Note: Principles of Math 12 with a C+ or better or the equivalent is a prerequisite for most of these courses.

Lower-level requirements

Course

 Title

 Credits

BUS 145*

 Accelerated Financial Accounting

 3

BUS 160

 Computerized Business Applications

 3

BUS 247*

 Managerial Accounting

 3

ECON 100

 Principles of Microeconomics

 3

Elective

 Economics or business

 3

Total

 

15

Upper-level requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 15 credits from the following courses:

Course

 Title

 Credits

BUS 349*

 Financial Management I

 3

BUS 433*

 Investments

 3

BUS 434*

 Risk Management and Financial Engineering

 3

BUS 435**

 International Finance

 3

BUS 449*

 Financial Management II

 3

ECON 398*

 Business and Government II — Topics in Macroeconomics

 3

ECON 410*

 Economics of Financial Markets

 4

Total

 

15

* Please refer to prerequisite requirements in calendar course descriptions.

** Prerequisites: Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and BUS 349.

Minor in Human Resources/Organization Studies

Lower-level requirements

Course

 Title

 Credits

BUS 102

 Management

 3

BUS 201*

 Human Resource Management

 3

BUS 203*

 Organizational Behaviour

 3

ECON 100

 Principles of Microeconomics

 3

Elective

 Economics or business

 3

Total

 

 15

Upper-level requirements

Course

 Title

 Credits

Five courses from:

BUS 304*

 Organizational Theory and Application

 3

BUS 305*

 Industrial Relations

 3

BUS 307*

 Selected Topics in Organizational Behaviour

 3

BUS 308*

 Selected Topics in Applied OrganizationTheory    

 3

BUS 309

 Selected Topics in Human Resources Management

 3

BUS 400

 Business and Society

 3

BUS 407*

 Gender and Diversity Issues

 3

BUS 408*

 Teamwork in Organizationsl

 3

BUS 410

 Government and Enterprise

 3

CRIM 417*

 Leadership in Groups and Organizations

 3

Total

 

 15

* Please refer to prerequisite requirements in the course descriptions section.

Minor in Marketing

Lower-level requirements

Course

 Title

 Credits

BUS 120

 Essentials of Marketing

 3

BUS 203*

 Organizational Behaviour

 3

ECON 100

 Principles of Microeconomics

 3

Plus two courses from:

BUS 221*

 Professional Selling

 3

BUS 222*

 Sales Management

 3

BUS 223*

 Advertising

 3

BUS 224*

 Retail Management

 3

Total

 

 15

Upper-level requirements

Course

 Title

 Credits

Five courses from:

BUS 301*

 Economic and Business Statistics

 4

BUS 320**

 Business Research Methods

 3

BUS 321*

 Business-to-Business Marketing

 3

BUS 323*

 Promotion Management

 3

BUS 327*

 Consumer Behaviour

 3

BUS 421*

 International Marketing

 3

BUS 423*

 Services Marketing

 3

BUS 425*

 Marketing Strategy

 3

ECON 341

 International Economics

 4

Total

 

 15–17

* Please refer to prerequisite requirements in calendar course descriptions.

** Prerequisite: Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Corequisite: BUS 301 (may be taken as a prerequisite).

Minor in Operations Management/Information Systems

Note: Principles of Math 12 with a C+ or better or equivalent is required.

Lower-level requirements

Course

 Title

 Credits

BUS 145*

 Accelerated Financial Accounting

 3

BUS 160*

 Computerized Business Applications

 3

ECON 100

 Principles of Microeconomics

 3

Plus

  two other lower-level BUS or ECON courses

 6

Total

 

 15

Upper-level requirements

Course

 Title

 Credits

Five courses from:

BUS 338*

 Accounting Information Systems    

 3

BUS 350*

 Operations Management

 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 in Business

 3

Total

 

 15

* Please refer to prerequisite requirements in the course descriptions section.

Minor in International Business

Lower-level requirements

Course

 Title

 Credits

ECON 100

 Principles of Microeconomics

 3

Plus four courses from:

BUS 102

 Management

 3

BUS 120

 Essentials of Marketing

 3

BUS 261

 Business Law

 3

ECON 101

 Principles of Macroeconomics

 3

LAS 200

 Introduction to Latin American Issues

 3

Total

 

 15

Upper-level requirements

Course

 Title

 Credits

BUS 420

 International Business

 3

Plus four courses (two of which must be Business courses) from:

BUS 360

 International Air Transportation

 3

BUS 421*

 International Marketing

 3

BUS 435**

 International Finance

 3

ECON 341

 International Economics

 4

ECON 352

 Technology,  Development and Economic Growth

 4

SCMS 310

 Special Topics: Regional Studies of Latin America

 4

SCMS 363*

 Process of Development and Underdevelopment: Latin America

 4

Total

 

 16–17

* Please refer to prerequisite requirements in calendar course descriptions.

** Prerequisites: MATH 106 (MATH 115 recommended), BUS 301, BUS 350.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see Course descriptions section.

Professor emeriti

Janet Falk, BA (Hons), BBA (York), CMA

Faculty

Fiona McQuarrie, BBA, MBA, Cert. Lib. Arts (SFU), PhD (Alberta), Program co-chair
D.J. Sandhu, BBA, MBA (SFU), Program co-chair
Norah Andrew, Dip. OB (London), MA (Royal Roads), CGA
Barry Bompas, BA, BComm (Sask)
Kurt Bausenhaus, BComm (UBC), CA
Suzan Beattie, BA (SFU), LLB (UBC)
Gillian Bubb, BSc (LaTrobe), MComm-Acctg. (Canberra), Grad Teaching diploma (S. Queensland), CPA
Cyrus Chaichian, MSc (Columbia)
Jocelyn Choy, BS, MBA (Woodbury University, Burbank)
Brian H. Coulter, BA (Hons)(UAC), MA (Calgary)
Vladimir Dvoracek, BA (Waterloo), MA (Queen’s), PhD (SFU)
Karen Evans, BAdmin (Athabasca), MIR (Queen’s)
Kevin Friesen, BA (Trinity Western), CA
Steve Gabor, BBA (SFU), CA
Madeleine Hardin, BA, MA (SFU)
Randall A. Hay, BComm (Alberta), MBA (UBC), CA
Cathy Heyland, BBA, MEd (SFU)
Larry Howe, BSc (Calgary), BEd (Alberta), CA
David Kells, BComm, MBA (Sask), CIM, FCSI
Edwin Li, BS, MS (Oklahoma), MBA (Ottawa)
Michael MacColl, BSc, MPA (UVic), PhD (Toronto)
Lorne A. Mackenzie, BSc MBA (UBC)
Gerald Palmer, BA (SFU), LLB (Toronto)
Rudy Paxian, BComm (UBC), CA
Peter Ronda, CGA
Ron Shay, BBA, MBA (SFU)
Richard M. R. Simon, BPE (UBC), MEd (WWU), Prof. Teach. Cert. (UBC)
Kathryn Taft, BA (Calgary)
Beverly Trifonidis, BBA, M.Prof. Acct (Texas)
Don Tunstall, BA, MA, MEd (UBC), PhD (Alberta)
Blake Wight, BComm (Alberta), Dip. Urban Land Econ. (UBC), RI (BC)
Maxwell Winchester, BSc, MBus (Victoria), Grad Dip in Eval (Melbourne)
George Zhe Zhang, BSc, MA (Nankai), MBA (York), PhD (Waterloo)
Ron Zitron, BSc, MBA (Cape Town)

Staff

Grace Gould, 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, Canaccord
Barry McLean, Valley Gravel Sales
Lisa Minter, Minter Country Garden World
Betty Poettcker, UCFV
Lucie Rae, One Stop Auction
Christine Skaley, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
Lee Vevers, Allmark, Smith and Associates
Paul Willms, RCMP


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