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School of Business
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Bachelor of Business Administration options and concentrations

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. Concentrations generally require four courses in the area of specialization while options generally require double this amount.


Accounting option

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 option become accountants, UFV’s Accounting option is flexible because of its easily transferable skills. Our accounting graduates have also selected careers in areas of banking, insurance, and consulting.

The Accounting option provides all of the necessary prerequisites for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) program.

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 Management Accounting II 3
BUS 439 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
BUS 444 Advanced Management Accounting 3
BUS 449 Financial Management II 3


Finance option

The skills developed within the Finance option reflect those demanded in the financial services industry. This option 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 of professional designations.

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

 

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


Human Resource Management option

This option 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, the first step in the certification process to obtain the national Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation.

Course Title Credits
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
Electives Four upper-level Business (Human Resource Management) electives 12

Human Resource Management electives

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

Course Title Credits
BUS 304 Organization Theory and Application 3
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 377 Management of Cooperatives 3
BUS 400 Business and Society 3
BUS 407 Gender and Diversity Issues 3
BUS 408 Teamwork in Organizations 3
BUS 417 Performance Evaluation and Management 3
BUS 419 Strategic Human Resource Planning 3
BUS 423 Services Marketing 3
BUS 430 Management of Innovation 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 option

This option 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.

Course Title Credits
BUS 321 Business Marketing 3
BUS 324 Customer Relationship Management 3
BUS 325 E-Marketing 3
BUS 326 Measuring Marketing Effectiveness 3
BUS 327 Consumer Behavior 3
BUS 425 Marketing Strategy 3
Electives Three upper-level Business (Marketing) electives 9

Marketing electives

The Marketing option includes two official streams of study: professional selling and marketing communications.

Students interested in a career in marketing communications should select from the following:

  • BUS 223 (Advertising)
  • BUS 323 (Introduction to Advertising)
  • BUS 329 (Brand Image Management)
  • CMNS 375 (Understanding Design for Print Publications)
  • BUS 426 (Integrated Marketing Communications, formerly BUS 463)
  • BUS 427 (PR and Event Management)

Students interested in a career in professional selling should select from the following:

  • BUS 322 (Advanced Selling, formerly BUS 390K)
  • BUS 328 (Retail Management)
  • BUS 422 (Sales Management, formerly BUS 461)
  • BUS 423 (Services Marketing).

Three upper-level Business electives for the Marketing option 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 421 International Marketing 3
BUS 422 Sales Management 3
BUS 423 Services Marketing 3
BUS 424 Business Intelligence 3
BUS 426 Integrated Marketing Communications 3
BUS 427 PR and Event Management 3
BUS 492 Directed Studies 3
CMNS 375 Understanding Design for Print Publications 3
BUS 390 Special Topics 3

Financial Management concentration

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


Operations Management/Management Information Systems concentration

Course Title Credits
BUS 338 Accounting Information Systems 3
BUS 350 Operations Management 3
BUS 440 Management Information Systems 3
BUS 457 Project Management 3


Organizational Studies concentration

Required course
 

Course Title Credits
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 377 Management of Cooperatives 3
BUS 407 Gender and Diversity Issues 3
BUS 408 Teamwork in Organizations 3
BUS 478 Work Spaces, Built Places 3
BUS 492 Directed Studies 3
CRIM 417 Leadership in Groups and Organizations 3

Note: Students may take one other UFV 3rd or 4th year course to be counted as one elective in the Organizational Studies concentration. The course must be approved by the department as counting toward the completion of the concentration prior to the student enrolling in the course.

OR

Students may take one course at another institution to be counted as one elective in the Organizational Studies concentration. The course must be approved by the department as being eligible for transfer credit and as counting toward completion of the concentration prior to the student enrolling in the course. Please contact the department for more details.


Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.