New Admits

New Student Advising

Congratulations on your offer of admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at Mount Royal University!  Your Business Advisors have put together some important information for students newly admitted to the BBA.  

Emails will be set out soon about our upcoming April 6, 2019 New Student Registration Day.

New from High School or Academic UpgradingFor information on first-year course selection for the BBA program, please review the applicable program advising guide below.

Bachelor of Business Administration Program Advising Guide

If you need additional help with the registration process, use some of the helpful links below to assist you with getting registered in classes for Fall 2019.

Step 1: Review the appropriate program advising guide (above) for registration information and recommended first-year courses for your major.

Step 2: Use the General Education list of approved courses, the online Interactive Course Search and/or the course descriptions in the Academic Calendar to assist with course selection.

Step 3: Use the tutorials available at

Step 4: Visit the Credit Registration website for answers to common registration related questions such as error messages and wait listing for courses. You can also contact the Registration Help Line by phone at 403.440.3303 or by email (from your email account) to

Transfer Student (from MRU Open Studies, University Entrance Option, or another post-secondary institution)Step 1: Understand your degree. You are fulfilling three degree components: you will need 26 courses for your major (16 core courses and 10 major courses), 10 General Education courses, and four electives, for a total of 40 courses. Please access your mruGradU8 program audit to help understand how transfer credit is being applied to your BBA degree program. Go to myMRU, find the My Program link and then find the icon for mruGradU8. Click on the icon to open your audit and click on "Process New" to refresh the information. In addition to your mruGradU8 audit, it helps to review the BBA program information in the 2019/2020 Academic Calendar.

Step 2: Plan your courses. The mruGradU8 audit details the course requirements and components of the BBA program. Use this tool for course planning. For additional help with course selection, you can use the General Education list of approved courses. Electives are any three-credit course of interest. You can also explore possible courses by searching the Interactive Course Search or using the 2019/2020 Academic Calendar course descriptions. Please make note of course prerequisites before registering. Course selection for General Education and electives is completely up to you.

Step 3: Register for your courses. Once you have settled on some courses, you can use the schedule of classes found in your myMRU Register & Pay page – Look up courses. You can find credit registration assistance information on the Student Registration & Records website. If you are new to Mount Royal, registration access will begin April 8. If you are a current MRU student new to the BBA, check for an earlier registration access date on your myMRU Register & Pay page - click on the "When can I register?" link.  You do not need to meet with an Advisor prior to registering for your courses.

Step 4: Getting even better credit. If some of your transfer credit does not appear to be very specific (e.g. UNSP 1XXX or SLGY 2XXX) and you think you have completed equivalent content to specific course requirements you see in the audit, you will want to submit course outlines from your previous institutions to help determine more specific transfer credit. You can find information online about the process.  If you think your previous coursework provides the depth and breadth comparable to MRU’s GNED and would like to have a conversation about this, please email the GNED Advisor (from your email account) at

Note: International applicants are only assessed for eight equivalencies as part of the admission process. If you think you have more courses that could be used in your degree (e.g. additional electives), you need to contact to ask them to evaluate additional courses.

Step 5: More help is available. If you feel you need more assistance, you can contact a Business Advisor to understand how your transfer credit is being applied to your program and to assist you with determining courses for Fall registration. Contact the Business Advisors (from your email account) at

Step 6: Interested in Cooperative Education? Newly admitted transfer students are encouraged to apply for the Co-operative Education program, even if the published deadline has passed, as there may still be room depending on your intended major or concentration.

Certificate Student (Advanced Accounting, Human Resources and Marketing)Information for newly admitted students to the Advanced Accounting, Human Resources and Marketing certificates is available on the Program Advising website.

New Student FAQs

The Admissions department has put together a list of steps for you to follow once you receive your offer of admission to the BBA. Follow those, and you're well on your way to becoming an MRU student.
New students who have not attended post-secondary yet do not need to see an advisor in order to register for courses. All the information you need to know (which courses to register in and how to register into those courses) can be found on the Program Advising Information website.

If you had an IPP in high school, or need accommodations for special needs, please visit the Accessibility Services website. After you have met with an Accessibility Advisor, you may book an appointment with your Program Advisor, if needed.

If you are a student who has already taken some post-secondary course work, please email us (from you email account) once you have viewed your transfer equivalencies through your account on mruGradU8.
All new BBA students are accepted to the General Management major, and all majors in the BBA share common first year courses. Once you have completed at least ten courses, you may declare your intended major, concentration and/or minor by completing the appropriate form and email it to Student Records or drop it off at the Office of the Registrar. Transfer student may declare their intended major/minor as early as October 1.  In the meantime, you should use the 'what if' feature on mruGradU8 to see what the major/minor would look like, and see an Advisor if you want to discuss your program options further.

Depending on where and when you took the courses, the transfer credit may already be loaded into your account. If you feel that you've taken some courses that are not listed, or that you think deserve different credit than was assessed, check out the information online about Transfer Equivalencies - be sure to watch the deadlines!

A list of recommended first year courses is provided on the Program Advising Information website.  Students new to MRU can also sign up for a Group Advising Session - we start holding these mid-April (until the end of May) to assist you through the process of registration and to answer all of your questions.

To be a full-time student, you must be in at least three courses (nine credits) per semester. Students can register for a maximum of five courses (15 credits) per semester.

The program is built on five courses per semester, so if you maintained a regular full-time course load in high school, you should be able to take five courses per semester at MRU. If you are especially worried about the transition and/or have significant outside commitments (sports, work, family, personal), you can consider taking only four and making it up in a future optional spring semester or extend your degree by a year.

If you followed a reduced course load, or had accommodations in high school that need to continued while at MRU, please contact Accessibility Services as soon as possible. Register in the recommended courses for now, and then consult with the Business Advisors once you know your recommended course load and accommodations.
The BBA allows flexibility for a student to customize their program to their interest. Any one of MGMT 2130, ENTR 2301 or SINV 2201 will fulfill the required Business option in the core BBA requirements for any of the majors and/or concentrations.  There is no "best choice option" as none are specifically recommended for a certain major/concentration or minor - we suggest picking the course that you'd be the most interested in by looking at the course description.  To help you choose bettore detailed information about course is available in the course descriptions - found either in the Academic Calendar, or through the interactive course search.

ENTR 2301 - Innovation & Entrepreneurial Experience - This experiential course develops an understanding of innovation and builds awareness of the practical experiences of entrepreneurs. Students participate in experiential activities and competitions, and learn using a practical framework that integrates current research, practice and lessons learned from people who have started impactful businesses with limited resources.

MGMT 2130 - Management Principles & Practices - This course is a comprehensive and practical study of the major functions that comprise management processes, and the constraints within which the manager must operate. The focus (through the use of case studies and experiential exercises) is on how to perform these functions in an ethical and socially responsible manner to maximize productivity within the constraints of the organizational environment. A strong emphasis is put on understanding and identifying ethical dilemmas in the business world.

SINV 2201 - Introduction to Social Innovation - This course introduces social innovation and values-centred management in Canada. It explores the history of the values driven business sector, the public sector, Indigenous and treaty-based worldviews, the social economy, community, volunteer, nonprofit organizations and their activities.
The Economics lab sections are walk-in tutorial assistance with no formal instruction. When students register for LAB 501 as part of their registration for ECON 1101 or 1103, they will have access to the staffed Economics computer lab in EA 2065 any time between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday for help. Students who take day sections of ECON 1101 and ECON 1103 need not to worry about potential time conflict with the lab as they can do the lab part whenever they want during the posted lab hours. LAB 501 will NOT pose any time conflict to your schedule.

If you are experiencing errors in registering for ECON 1101 or 1103 because the lab is full, but there is room in the lecture, please email Credit Registration from your email address, and include the five-digit CRNs of the courses you'd like to add (both the LEC and LAB), and they will assist you in the process.

Students may choose to take either ECON 1101 or ECON 1103 first - there are no prerequisites to either course. For more information on each course, check out the course descriptions online - found either in the Academic Calendar, or through the interactive course search.
MGMT 2131 (Introduction to Business Administration) is a great course for students who do not intend to complete the BBA, but who are interested in business. It is a GNED approved course in Tier 2, Cluster 3 for non-business students. BBA students should choose either of ENTR 2301, MGMT 2130 or SINV 2201 as their approved first-year Business Option course instead.
Your first year of your BBA should be focused on the course suggestions included in this guide. Your advisors recommend that you avoid taking electives until your second year so you can use them as a part of a minor, Directed Readings, a term abroad or field school.

Courses that are restricted to specific programs (e.g. Nursing, Interior Design, etc.) will not be available to you. It is recommended that in your first year you take 1000–level courses and avoid courses at the 3000–level or higher (unless you have previously completed 10 university–level courses).
Since you are not yet in the BBA, your priority should be to choose courses that will help you gain admission to the BBA, rather than on what are the 'right' courses for business. The Central Advising office helps students create an admissions strategy. Please view their New Student webpage for Open Studies students or UEO students for a guide on how to choose courses that will help you gain admission to the BBA.  If you have further questions, please email the Central Advising office. 

New students are encouraged to attend either a Group Advising Session, or to email their questions to the Advisors. One-on-one appointments are generally offered to students already on campus.

The Group Advising Session is designed to lead students through the registration process, highlighting the tools and information provided on the Program Advising Information website.  For an idea of what will be covered in the session, please view our presentation outline.

In the days before your session, you should work through the following checklist to ensure you are prepared to register for classes: - log in to your account and explore - the more familiar you are with the site, the easier it will be to register,
- visit the Program Advising Information website,
- review the first year required courses you should register in and choose the ones you will take this Fall,
- review the course descriptions,
- take a look at the online registration tutorials, and
- register as best you can. Know that you can change your registration up until September 14, 2018, so register for what you think is best, and confirm with an Advisor if need be.

Note that the earlier you register for classes, the more selection in courses and sections you will have.


The MRU website is a wealth of information.  Below, we've gathered links to many of the important resources on campus for your convenience.  This is not an exhaustive list of all the services provided, but lists many services specific to making your transition to MRU as easy as possible.

Have questions about course selection or program requirements?
Academic Advising Services -

Looking for academic policies, definitions and deadlines?
Academic Calendar -

Do you have special learning or mobility needs?
Accessibility Services -

Need textbooks, MRU clothes and other school supplies?
BookStore -

When and where can you get your campus ID card?
Campus Card -

Looking for employment, co-op placement or help with your resume?
Career Services -

Are you First Nations, Inuit or Métis? Are you interested in learning about these cultures?
Iniskim Centre -

Looking for tools to help you succeed as a new Mount Royal Student?
New Student Orientation -

Looking for transportation information or locker rentals?
Parking, Locker rental and U-Pass -

Want to stay active while in school?
Recreation -

Having problems registering into courses online through MyMRU?
Registration Helpline -

Need somewhere to live?
Residence Services -

Looking for student health & dental information?
Students’ Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU) -

Need help paying for your education?
Student Awards and Financial Aid -

Looking for personal, career and educational guidance?
Student Counselling -

Looking for tutoring, writing services or learning skills?
Student Learning Services -

Want to be a better academic writer?
Essay-Zone online writing tutorial. Login to MyMRU and go the homepage to find the access link and registration instructions.

Need help getting started with technology?
START (Student Technicians and Resource Tutors) -

Need a doctor, chiropractor or other healthcare professional?
Wellness Services -