Academic Calendar 2023/24

School of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration for Trades Management

Careers in the trades often lead to managerial and/or ownership positions, yet few trades people have the opportunity to academically prepare themselves with the skills required to own and operate their own business. This program provides individuals with the ability to leverage their prior learning (Trade certificate) and to augment prior learning with the fundamentals of business management theories and practices. The objective is to produce graduate students who are equipped to successfully function as managers and owners of a trade-related business in today's rapidly changing global environment.

Entrance requirements

  1. Provincial certificate of qualification or inter-provincial certificate of qualification in a trade.
  2. One year full-time work experience in the field after gaining qualification above.
  3. Prerequisites for ENGL 105.
  4. Prerequisites for BUS 249.

When to apply

Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall semester only. For application deadlines, see Specific intake application process.

How to apply

  1. Apply online at

    Additional documents required for a complete application:

    • Official transcripts (or interim transcripts) from all post-secondary institutions attended (excluding UFV) showing grade/course achievement as per program entrance requirements. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to UFV from the originating institution; see the Transfer Credit section for details.
    • Provincial certificate of qualification or inter-provincial certificate of qualification in a trade.
    • Letter from employer stating the years of full-time employment following certification.
  2. Applicants will be advised of an admission decision and, if accepted, will be provided with registration information. A deposit is required prior to registration (see the Fees and Other Costs section) and will be applied toward tuition fees.

Program duration

The Bachelor of Business Administration for Trade Management program can be completed in four years of full-time study, with students taking 10 courses per calendar year.

Program outline

Semester IV

Course Title Credits
STAT 106 Statistics I 4
ENGL 105 Academic Writing 3
BUS 202 Contemporary Management 3
or BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour  
BUS 249 Introduction to Finance 3

Semester V

Course Title Credits
BUS 201 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 227 New Business Development 3
BUS 226/ ECON 226 Economic and Business Statistics 3
BUS 339 Introductory Financial Statement Analysis 3
BUS 305 Industrial Relations 3

Semester VI

Course Title Credits
BUS 320 Business Research Methods 3
BUS 321 Business Marketing Management 3
BUS 349/ ECON 349 Financial Management I 3
BUS 404 Management Science 3
BUS 406 Compensation and Benefits 3

Semester VII

Course Title Credits
BUS 423 Services Marketing 3
BUS 440 Managing in the Digital World 3
BUS 457 Project Management 3
Plus: Two additional upper-level BUS courses 6

Semester VIII

Course Title Credits
BUS 403 Strategic Management 3
BUS 405 Business Management Simulation 3
BUS 430 Management of Innovation 3
Plus: Two additional upper-level BUS courses 6

Program requirements

Students must meet the general requirements of the Bachelor of Business Administration. A 2.67 cumulative grade point average in Semesters V–VIII is required in order to graduate. Please refer to the Bachelor of Business Administration section for all other program requirements.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

Current Students