Academic Calendar Fall 2019

School of Business

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Bachelor of Business Administration majors and minors

Students in the third and fourth years of the program may choose to specialize in a functional area of business by taking a selection of prescribed courses as their upper-level electives. Minors typically require a minimum of 7–12 courses including at least 14 upper-level credits in the area of specialization, while majors generally require a minimum of 12–18 courses including at least 30 upper-level credits.

The following majors and minors are available in the BBA program:

Accounting major

Accounting identifies, measures, and communicates economic information to external groups such as investors, and to internal groups, such as managers. Even though many students in this major become accountants, UFV's Accounting major is flexible because of its easily transferable skills. UFV's accounting graduates have also selected careers in areas such as banking, insurance, and consulting.

Students choosing to complete a double major in Accounting and Finance must do an additional three upper-level business courses not mandatory in either major.

The Accounting major provides the prerequisites necessary for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) program.

This section specifies only the requirements for the Accounting major, which may be completed in the BBA degree. Degree students must ensure that all other degree requirements have been met, including the requirements for declaring a major. For students who are planning on completing this major within their degree program, please check the BBA residency section of the calendar for how many upper-level credits must be completed at UFV in order to graduate with this program.

Core lower-level requirements are covered in the BBA section of the calendar.

Upper-level requirements: 30 credits

Course Title Credits
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 Intermediate Management Accounting 3
BUS 349 Financial Management I 3
BUS 439 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
BUS 444 Advanced Management Accounting 3
BUS 449 Financial Management II 3

Program outline — Accounting major

First year

Semester I

Course Title Credits
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 160/CIS 110 Computerized Business Applications and MIS 3
ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 105 Academic Writing 3
MATH 141 Calculus for Business 3

Semester II

Course Title Credits
BUS 120 Essentials of Marketing 3
BUS 143 Introductory Financial Accounting I 3
CMNS 125 Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences 3
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
STAT 106 Statistics I 4

Second year

Semester III

Course Title Credits
BUS 144 Introductory Financial Accounting II 3
BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour 3
BUS 221 Professional Selling 3
BUS 249 Introduction to Finance 3
CMNS 251 Professional Report Writing 3

Semester IV

Course Title Credits
BUS 201 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 226/ ECON 226 Economic and Business Statistics (formerly BUS 301/ECON 301) 3
BUS 227 New Business Development 3
BUS 247 Introductory Management Accounting 3
BUS 261 Business Law 3

Third year

Semester V

Course Title Credits
BUS 320 Business Research Methods 3
ECON 307 Managerial Economics 3
BUS 343 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BUS 345 Income Tax I 3
Plus: General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Semester VI

Course Title Credits
BUS 344 Intermediate Accounting II 3
BUS 346 Income Tax II 3
BUS 348 Intermediate Management Accounting 3
BUS 349 Financial Management I 3
Plus: General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Fourth year

Semester VII

Course Title Credits
BUS 403 Strategic Management 3
BUS 404 Management Science 3
BUS 444 Advanced Management Accounting 3
BUS 449 Financial Management II 3
Plus: General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Semester VIII

Course Title Credits
BUS 347 Auditing Principles 3
BUS 405 Strategic Management Simulation 3
BUS 439 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
Plus: An additional lower- or upper-level BUS course (see Note 1) 3
Plus: General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Note 1: One upper-level economics elective may be taken in place of one upper-level business elective.

Note 2: Students in the BBA program must meet the following general education requirements: One natural science (lab) course, one humanities course, one social science course, and one other general education elective (any university-level course of three credits or more) other than business.

 

Finance major

The skills developed within the Finance major reflect those demanded in the financial services industry. This major is specifically designed to provide students with training in the major areas of finance including: corporate finance, investment management, money and banking, and international finance. Upon completion of this option, students will have developed the skills necessary for success in the financial services industry and their pursuit for professional designations.

The major in Finance may not be combined with a minor in Financial Management.

Students choosing to complete a double major in Accounting and Finance must do an additional three upper-level business courses not mandatory in either major.

The Finance major provides some, but not all, of the necessary prerequisites for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) program.

This section specifies only the requirements for the Finance major, which may be completed in the BBA degree. Degree students must ensure that all other degree requirements have been met, including the requirements for declaring a major. For students who are planning on completing this major within their degree program, please check the BBA residency section of the calendar for how many upper-level credits must be completed at UFV in order to graduate with this program.

Core lower-level requirements are covered in the BBA section of the calendar.

Upper-level requirements: 30 credits

Course Title Credits
BUS 343 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BUS 344 Intermediate Accounting II 3
BUS 349 Financial Management I 3
BUS 433 Investments 3
BUS 434 Risk Management and Financial Engineering 3
BUS 435/ ECON 435 International Financial Management 3
BUS 439 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
BUS 449 Financial Management II 3
ECON 307 Managerial Economics 3
ECON 410 Macroeconomics and Financial Markets 3

Program outline — Finance major

First year

Semester I

Course Title Credits
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 160/CIS 110 Computerized Business Applications and MIS 3
ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 105 Academic Writing 3
MATH 141 Calculus for Business 3

Semester II

Course Title Credits
BUS 120 Essentials of Marketing 3
BUS 143 Introductory Financial Accounting I 3
CMNS 125 Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences 3
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
STAT 106 Statistics I 4

Second year

Semester III

Course Title Credits
BUS 144 Introductory Financial Accounting II 3
BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour 3
BUS 221 Professional Selling 3
BUS 249 Introduction to Finance 3
CMNS 251 Professional Report Writing 3

Semester IV

Course Title Credits
BUS 201 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 226/ ECON 226 Economic and Business Statistics (formerly BUS 301/ECON 301) 3
BUS 227 New Business Development 3
BUS 247 Introductory Management Accounting 3
BUS 261 Business Law 3

Third year

Semester V

Course Title Credits
BUS 320 Business Research Methods 3
BUS 349 Financial Management I 3
ECON 307 Managerial Economics 3
Plus: An additional lower- or upper-level BUS course (see Note 1) 3
Plus: General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Semester VI

Course Title Credits
BUS 343 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BUS 433 Investments 3
BUS 434 Risk Management and Financial Engineering 3
Plus: An additional upper-level BUS course (see Note 1) 3
Plus: General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Fourth year

Semester VII

Course Title Credits
BUS 344 Intermediate Accounting II 3
BUS 404 Management Science 3
BUS 435/ ECON 435 International Financial Management 3
BUS 449 Financial Management II 3
Plus: General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Semester VIII

Course Title Credits
BUS 403 Strategic Management 3
BUS 405 Strategic Management Simulation 3
BUS 439 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
ECON 410 Macroeconomics and Financial Markets 3
Plus: General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Note 1: One upper-level economics elective may be taken in place of one upper-level business elective.

Note 2: Students in the BBA program must meet the following general education requirements: One natural science (lab) course, one humanities course, one social science course, and one other general education elective (any university-level course of three credits or more) other than business.

 

Human Resource Management major

This major is designed to equip student with the skills and abilities necessary for a successful career in human resource management. It also provides students with the foundation for successful completion of the Human Resources Management Association's Knowledge Exam (NKE), the first step in the certification process to obtain the national Chartered Professional in Human Resource (CPHR) designation.

Students who graduate from the Human Resources Management major may be eligible for exemption from writing the NKE. For more information, see the School of Business.

The Human Resource Management major may not be combined with an Organizational Studies minor, unless four additional upper-level elective courses (see list below) are taken which are not included in the minor.

This section specifies only the requirements for the Human Resource Management major, which may be completed in the BBA degree. Degree students must ensure that all other degree requirements have been met, including the requirements for declaring a major. For students who are planning on completing this major within their degree program, please check the BBA residency section of the calendar for how many upper-level credits must be completed at UFV in order to graduate with this program.

Core lower-level requirements are covered in the BBA section of the calendar.

Upper-level requirements: 30 credits

Course Title Credits
BUS 304 Organization Theory and Design 3
BUS 305 Industrial Relations 3
BUS 314 Recruitment and Selection 3
BUS 406 Compensation and Benefits 3
BUS 416 Training and Development 3
BUS 418 Workplace Health and Safety 3
Plus: Four upper-level BUS (Human Resource Management) electives (see list below) 12

Program outline — Human Resource Management major

First year

Semester I

Course Title Credits
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 160/CIS 110 Computerized Business Applications and MIS 3
ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 105 Academic Writing 3
MATH 141 Calculus for Business 3

Semester II

Course Title Credits
BUS 120 Essentials of Marketing 3
BUS 143 Introductory Financial Accounting I 3
CMNS 125 Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences 3
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
STAT 106 Statistics I 4

Second year

Semester III

Course Title Credits
BUS 144 Introductory Financial Accounting II 3
BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour 3
BUS 221 Professional Selling 3
BUS 249 Introduction to Finance 3
CMNS 251 Professional Report Writing 3

Semester IV

Course Title Credits
BUS 201 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 226/ ECON 226 Economic and Business Statistics (formerly BUS 301/ECON 301) 3
BUS 227 New Business Development 3
BUS 247 Introductory Management Accounting 3
BUS 261 Business Law 3

Third year

Semester V

Course Title Credits
BUS 304 Organization Theory and Design 3
BUS 305 Industrial Relations 3
BUS 314 Recruitment and Selection 3
BUS 320 Business Research Methods 3
Plus: General education requirement (see Note) 3

Semester VI

Course Title Credits
BUS 349 Financial Management I 3
BUS 416 Training and Development 3
ECON 307 Managerial Economics 3
Plus: Upper-level Human Resource Management elective (see list below) 3
Plus: General education requirement (see Note) 3

Fourth year

Semester VII

Course Title Credits
BUS 404 Management Science 3
BUS 406 Compensation and Benefits 3
Plus: Two upper-level Human Resource Management electives (see list below) 6
Plus: General education requirement (see Note) 3

Semester VIII

Course Title Credits
BUS 403 Strategic Management 3
BUS 405 Strategic Management Simulation 3
BUS 418 Workplace Health and Safety 3
Plus: Upper-level Human Resource Management elective (see list below) 3
Plus: General education requirement (see Note) 3

Note: Students in the BBA program must meet the following general education requirements: One natural science (lab) course, one humanities course, one social science course, and one other general education elective (any university-level course of three credits or more) other than business.

Human Resource Management electives

Four upper-level business electives for the Human Resource Management major must be chosen from the following list.

Course Title Credits
BUS 307 Selected Topics in Organizational Behaviour 3
BUS 308 Selected Topics in Organization Theory 3
BUS 309 Selected Topics in Human Resource Management 3
BUS 377 Cooperative Enterprises 3
BUS 378 Organizational Culture, Climate, and Change 3
BUS 379 Cross-Cultural Management 3
BUS 400 Business and Society 3
BUS 407 Gender and Diversity in Organizations 3
BUS 408 Teamwork in Organizations 3
BUS 417 Performance Evaluation and Management (discontinued) 3
BUS 419 Strategic Human Resource Planning (discontinued) 3
BUS 423 Services Marketing 3
BUS 430 Management of Innovation 3
BUS 477 Fair Trade and Ethical Consumption 3
BUS 478 Work Spaces, Built Places 3
BUS 492 Directed Studies 3
CMNS 345 Instructional Skills for the Workplace 4
CMNS 445 Facilitating Skills for the Workplace 4

 

Marketing major

This major is designed to equip students with the skills and abilities necessary for a successful career in marketing. Some of the fields which marketing graduates work in include advertising and public relations, marketing research, retailing management, professional selling and sales management, brand/product management, retailing and e-tail management, and non-profit management.

This section specifies only the requirements for the Marketing major, which may be completed in the BBA degree. Degree students must ensure that all other degree requirements have been met, including the requirements for declaring a major. For students who are planning on completing this major within their degree program, please check the BBA residency section of the calendar for how many upper-level credits must be completed at UFV in order to graduate with this program.

Core lower-level requirements are covered in the BBA section of the calendar.

Upper-level requirements: 30 credits

Course Title Credits
BUS 320 Business Research Methods 3
BUS 321 Business Marketing Management 3
BUS 324 Customer Relationship Management 3
BUS 325 Digital Marketing 3
BUS 326 Measuring Marketing Effectiveness 3
BUS 327 Consumer Behaviour 3
BUS 425 Marketing Strategy 3
Plus: Three upper-level BUS (Marketing) electives (see list below) 9

Program outline — Marketing major

First year

Semester I

Course Title Credits
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 160/CIS 110 Computerized Business Applications and MIS 3
ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 105 Academic Writing 3
MATH 141 Calculus for Business 3

Semester II

Course Title Credits
BUS 120 Essentials of Marketing 3
BUS 143 Introductory Financial Accounting I 3
CMNS 125 Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences 3
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
STAT 106 Statistics I 4

Second year

Semester III

Course Title Credits
BUS 144 Introductory Financial Accounting II 3
BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour 3
BUS 221 Professional Selling 3
BUS 249 Introduction to Finance 3
CMNS 251 Professional Report Writing 3

Semester IV

Course Title Credits
BUS 201 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 226/ ECON 226 Economic and Business Statistics (formerly BUS 301/ECON 301) 3
BUS 227 New Business Development 3
BUS 247 Introductory Management Accounting 3
BUS 261 Business Law 3

Third year

Semester V

Course Title Credits
BUS 320 Business Research Methods 3
BUS 321 Business Marketing Management 3
BUS 326 Measuring Marketing Effectiveness 3
Plus: An additional lower- or upper-level BUS course (see Note 1) 3
Plus: General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Semester VI

Course Title Credits
BUS 324 Customer Relationship Management 3
BUS 325 Digital Marketing 3
BUS 327 Consumer Behaviour 3
BUS 349 Financial Management I 3
Plus: General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Fourth year

Semester VII

Course Title Credits
BUS 403 Strategic Management 3
BUS 404 Management Science 3
ECON 307 Managerial Economics 3
Plus: Upper-level Marketing elective (see list below) 3
Plus: General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Semester VIII

Course Title Credits
BUS 405 Strategic Management Simulation 3
BUS 425 Marketing Strategy 3
Plus: Two upper-level Marketing electives (see list below) 6
Plus: General education requirement (see Note 2) 3

Note 1: One upper-level economics elective may be taken in place of one upper-level business elective.

Note 2: Students in the BBA program must meet the following general education requirements: One natural science (lab) course, one humanities course, one social science course, and one other general education elective (any university-level course of three credits or more) other than business.

Marketing electives

Three upper-level business electives for the Marketing major must be chosen from the following list.

Course Title Credits
BUS 322 Advanced Selling 3
BUS 323 Introduction to Advertising 3
BUS 328 Retail Management 3
BUS 329 Brand Image Management 3
BUS 385 Developing A Digital Presence 3
BUS 421 International Marketing 3
BUS 422 Sales Management 3
BUS 423 Services Marketing 3
BUS 424 Customer Intelligence 3
BUS 426 Integrated Marketing Communications 3
BUS 427 PR and Event Management 3
BUS 492 Directed Studies 3


Financial Management minor

This section specifies only the requirements for the Financial Management minor, which may be completed in the BBA degree. Degree students must ensure that all other degree requirements have been met, including the requirements for declaring a minor. For students who are planning on completing this minor within their degree program, please check the BBA residency section of the calendar for how many upper-level credits must be completed at UFV in order to graduate with this program.

The minor in Financial Management may not be combined with a major in Finance.

Core lower-level requirements are covered in the BBA section of the calendar.

Upper-level requirements: 15 credits

Course Title Credits
BUS 349 Financial Management I 3
BUS 433 Investments 3
BUS 434 Risk Management and Financial Engineering 3
BUS 435/ ECON 435 International Financial Management 3
BUS 449 Financial Management II 3

 

Operations Management/Management Information Systems minor

This section specifies only the requirements for the Operations Management/Management Information Systems minor, which may be completed in the BBA degree. Degree students must ensure that all other degree requirements have been met, including the requirements for declaring a minor. For students who are planning on completing this minor within their degree program, please check the BBA residency section of the calendar for how many upper-level credits must be completed at UFV in order to graduate with this program.

Core lower-level requirements are covered in the BBA section of the calendar.

Upper-level requirements: 15 credits

Course Title Credits
BUS 350 Operations Management 3
BUS 353 Business Process Management 3
BUS 384 Data-Driven Business Decisions 3
BUS 440 Managing in the Digital World 3
BUS 457 Project Management 3

 

Organizational Studies minor

This section specifies only the requirements for the Organizational Studies minor, which may be completed within the BBA degree, or within other degree programs. Students in other degrees should check their program information in the calendar to ensure the Organizational Studies minor is an option.

BBA degree students must ensure that all other degree requirements have been met, including the requirements for declaring a minor. For students who are planning on completing this minor within their degree program, please check the BBA residency section of the calendar for how many upper-level credits that must be completed at UFV in order to graduate with this program.

Students in degree programs other than the BBA must be in good academic standing and receive approval from the School of Business in order to declare this minor.

The Organizational Studies minor may not be combined with a Human Resource Management (HRM) major within the BBA degree program, unless four additional upper-level elective courses (see list of upper-level electives below) are taken which are not used toward meeting the requirements of the HRM major.

Core lower-level requirements are covered in the BBA section of the calendar.

Lower-level requirements: 9 credits

Course Title Credits
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 201 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour 3

Note: These three courses are core courses in the BBA degree program; BBA students will complete these as part of their BBA program requirements.

Upper-level requirements: 15 credits

Course Title Credits
BUS 304 Organization Theory and Design 3
Four of: 12
BUS 307 Selected Topics in Organizational Behaviour  
BUS 308 Selected Topics in Applied Organization Theory  
BUS 309 Selected Topics in Human Resources Management  
BUS 377 Cooperative Enterprises  
BUS 378 Organizational Culture, Climate, and Change  
BUS 379 Cross-Cultural Management  
BUS 407 Gender and Diversity in Organizations  
BUS 408 Teamwork in Organizations  
BUS 478 Workspaces, Built Places  
BUS 492 Directed Studies (see Note)  

Note: BUS 492 must be focused on an Organizational Studies topic.

Residency

At least 50% of the minor courses must be completed at UFV. Approved upper-level Organizational Studies minor courses taken at a Study Abroad partner may be used to meet residency requirements. See UFV Study Abroad for for information.

Graduation requirements

For non-BBA students, a program GPA of 2.67 or above in the courses applying to the Organizational Studies minor is required for graduation.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.


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