Curriculum & Courses

Bachelor of Business Administration – General Management Major

General Management major is designed to offer students flexibility in program design and transferability.

In addition to the 16 required core business courses, students may choose any 10 courses offered by the Bissett School of Business. These may include Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, Social Innovation, Supply Chain Management and Aviation.

Students enrolled in the General Management major have the option to pursue a minor or to complete one of the six concentrations:    

The concentration in Financial Analysis consists of 10 courses, six of which are required courses and four of which are chosen from a list of options.

Required six courses:
FNCE 3228 - Advanced Corporate Finance
FNCE 3302 - International Finance
FNCE 4407 - Investments and Portfolio Management
FNCE 4408 - Financial Risk Management
FNCE 4409 - Securities Analysis and Valuation
FNCE 5010 - Advanced Topics in Finance

Four of the following option courses:
ACCT 3220 - Financial Accounting Practices
ACCT 3221 - Intermediate Accounting I
ECON 3395 - Introduction to Applied Econometrics
FNCE 3304 - Business and Financial Modeling
FNCE 3399 or FNCE 4499 - Directed Readings*
MGMT 2263 - Business Statistics II
MKTG 3150 - The Science of Persuasion

* "No more than one Directed Readings course in a single discipline can be used for graduation purposes"
The concentration in Financial Services consists of 10 courses, eight of which are required courses and two of which are chosen from a list of options.

Required eight courses:
FNCE 3201 - Retirement Planning
FNCE 3203 - Income Tax Planning
FNCE 3205 - Strategic Investment Planning
FNCE 3207 - Risk Management and Estate Planning
FNCE 3228 - Advanced Corporate Finance
FNCE 3302 - International Finance
FNCE 4407 - Investments and Portfolio Management
FNCE 5010 - Advanced Topics in Finance

Two of the following option courses:
FNCE 3304 - Business and Financial Modeling
FNCE 3399 or FNCE 4499 - Directed Readings*
FNCE 4408 - Financial Risk Management
FNCE 4409 - Securities Analysis and Valuation
MKTG 3150 - The Science of Persuasion

* "No more than one Directed Readings course in a single discipline can be used for graduation purposes"

The concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship consists of 10 courses, seven of which are required courses and three of which are chosen from a list of options.This concentration also includes a Co-operative Education option.

Required seven courses:
COMP 1207 - Intro to CIS for Business and Entrepreneurs
ENTR 3302 - Creativity for Entrepreneurial Practice
ENTR 3305 - Art of the Pitch
ENTR 3350 - Navigating and Spearheading Product Launch
ENTR 3360 - Enabling Technology for Innovators
ENTR 4420 - DNA of Buying, Selling and Business Development
ENTR 4343 - Growing the Enterprise

Two of the following option courses:

ENTR 3370 - Innovation, Society and Enterprise
ENTR 3730 - Special Topics
ENTR 4332 - Venture Launch
ENTR 4344 - Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship
LSCM 3407- Business Negotiations/Project Management
SINV 3305 - Agents of Social Change
Any 3000-level MKTG course
Any 3000-level COMM course

Note: ENTR 2301 – Innovation and the Entrepreneurial Experience (BBA Core) is a prerequisite to ENTR 3350 – Navigating and Spearheading Product Launch.
The concentration in International Business consists of 10 courses, seven of which are required courses and three of which are chosen from a list of options.

Required seven courses:
INBU 2201 - Cross Cultural Management
INBU 3302 - International Marketing
INBU 3304 - Global Supply Chain Management
INBU 3305 - International Market Entry Strategies
INBU 3307 - International Trade Law
INBU 3901 - Doing Business in Emerging Markets
INBU 4408 - International Trade Management

Three of the following option courses:
CNST 2233 - Canada in Comparative and International Perspective
FNCE 3302 - International Finance
LSCM 3407 - Business Negotiations/Project Management
INBU 2299 or INBU 3399 - Directed Readings*
INBU 3306 - International Trade Research
INBU 3730 - Special Topics in International Business
Any Language course (up to one language course)

* "No more than one Directed Readings course in a single discipline can be used for graduation purposes"

The concentration in Social Innovation consists of 10 courses, eight of which are required courses and two of which is chosen from a list of options.

Required eight courses:
SINV 2205 - Social Innovation through Historical Case Study
SINV 3203 - Facilitating Social Innovation
SINV 3303 - Storytelling & Systems
SINV 3305 - Agents of Social Change 
SINV 4401 - Civic Innovation
SINV 4402 - Human Centred Design for Social Impact
SINV 5405 - Social Innovation Strategy & Action
SINV 5010 - Social Enterprising

Two of the following option courses:
ENTR 3370 - Society, Innovation and Enterprise
INTS 3331 - International Community Development
MGMT 4403 - Environmental Management & Sustainable Development
MGMT 4407 - Governance and Ethical Issues in Organizations
PLSC 1101 - Introduction to Government & Politics
PLSC 1123 - Canadian Political Issues
PLSC 2298 - Politics and the Media
SINV 3730 - Special Topics in Social Innovation
SLWK 2221 - Community Development
The concentration in Supply Chain Management consists of 10 courses.

Required 10 courses:
LSCM 2201 - Introduction to Logistics & Supply Chain Management
LSCM 2301 - Introduction to Physical Distribution
LSCM 3203 - Principles of Quality Management
LSCM 3303 - Fundamentals of Purchasing
LSCM 3305 - Physical Distribution & Logistics
LSCM 3402 - Inventory & Warehouse Management
LSCM 3407 - Business Negotiations/Project Management
LSCM 4409 - Supply Chain Decision Making
LSCM 4411 - Integrated Business Solutions
MGMT 4230 - Advanced Business Law