Presentation on theme: "The BCIT BBA Bachelor of Business Administration Degree"— Presentation transcript:
1 The BCIT BBA Bachelor of Business Administration Degree The BBA program is specifically designed for BCIT Diploma Students to complete their DegreeDiploma + 54 credits = Degree8 Advanced Business courses (CORE)8 Liberal Education Courses (ELECTIVES)BBA transfer policy for Liberal Education courses is very broadAlmost all college & university level courses will qualify (subject to breadth requirements)Websitebcit.ca/business/bba
2 New to BCIT? Step 1 Specialize with a diploma, including: Step 2 Apply for Degree completionUpon completion of the second year, you are “Job Ready,” having earned a diploma that is highly valued by industry. Now you are ready to:Finish your degree in 8 to 12 months, ORStart your career and finish your degree in Part-Time studies.
4 Alternatives for BCIT Diploma Students SFU, UBC:Give 30 block credits towards 120 credit DegreeRequires 3 additional years to complete DegreeRegional Universities:Give course by course creditRequires 2 more years to complete DegreeRoyal Roads (Victoria), Lakehead (Ontario)Block Transfer of DiplomaOne additional year (12 months) = DegreeTRU/OLA (Kamloops or On-Line)72 block creditsDiploma + 48 credits = 120 credit Degree
5 The Building Blocks of the BBA CombinesStudents fromALL BusinessDiplomas…… with a broadselection ofAdvanced Courses……and a wide arrayof General Arts andScience…… producing aBusiness Degreethat has credibilitywith industry andacademics(24 Credits)General Education>Critical Reading& Writing> Natural Science> Social ScienceHumanities> Liberal Arts(30 Credits)Advanced Business>Management& Strategy>Organizationalbehaviour>Economics& Finance> Government& Society>Quantitative MethodsBusinessManagementMarketingManagementBBADegreeHumanResourcesFinancialManagementInt’l Trade andTransportationOperationsManagementInformationTechnology
7 Going Beyond the BBA Since 2003, BBA grads have been accepted to: MBA Programs:UBC, Queens, McGill, Wilfred Laurier, and WaterlooLaw Schools:Dalhousie, UVIC, and U of Washington law schools
8 BBA Program LengthFull Time: If you already have most of your General Arts & Science Electives, then Program length is 2 terms (8 Months) If you still need to take most of your electives, then Program length is 3 terms (12 months) Part Time: You can start work and complete your degree at your own pace in Part-time Studies. Average time is between 2 and 5 years
9 BBA Entrance BCIT Business Diploma: 72% minimum GPA 72% minimum average in common core:Accounting IIMacroeconomicsEssentials of MarketingStatisticsCommunication IILetter of Intent500 wordsSummary of experience and reasons why you want a BBA.
10 BBA Course Offerings All BBA Business courses are offered: Full-time September - AprilPart-time (night school)3 terms/yearStarts: January, May & SeptemberStandard course format is 3 to 3.5 hours per week, for 15 weeks.
11 BBA Courses (30 Credits) FALL TERM WINTER TERM BUSA 6800 Strategic ManagementECON 5200 Intermediate Macroeconomic AnalysisOPMT 5701 Calculus for ManagementOPMT 5740 Integrated MISLIBS Elective(s)WINTER TERMBUSA 5200 Business, Government, and SocietyECON 6500 Managerial EconomicsORGB 5600 Strategic ChangeOPMT 5751 Math Models for Business
14 FURTHER BENCHMARKING BCIT Diplomas + BBA versus SFU BBA Majors Why SFU?SFU was the model that OLA & BCIT adapted in 1989.The tri-semester system of SFU was created in 1964 to make SFU programs more flexible than the traditional model of UBCOriginally, UBC grouped students by academic yearFreshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
15 BCIT Diplomas + BBA versus SFU BBA Majors Comparing the Non-Business CoursesNote: all courses are diploma level unless “BBA” is next to credit value
16 BCIT Diplomas + BBA versus SFU BBA Majors Comparing the Common Business Requirements
17 BCIT Diplomas + BBA versus SFU BBA Majors Comparing Marketing Major to a Marketing Diploma
18 BCIT Diplomas + BBA versus SFU BBA Majors Comparing HR Major to Human Resource Mgmt Diploma
19 For Complete Info on the BBA, go to For More InformationKevin WainwrightProgram HeadHeather MayDegree Program Administrator(604)For Complete Info on the BBA, go tobcit.ca/business/bba
20 Frequently Asked Questions How does the application process work?When should I apply?How important is the Letter of Intent?I am currently a BCIT Diploma student in the School of Business but I haven't graduated yet. Can I still apply?I have a BCIT Diploma but NOT from a Business Program. Can I get my BBA degree?I have a BCIT Business Diploma but do not meet the minimum GPA requirements. Can I still get my BBA degree?I have a BCIT Business Diploma but I only want to do the BBA part time. Are the rules different?What is the difference between the BBA and the ASTB (Advanced Studies in Business) Programs?Is the BBA from BCIT recognized by MBA programs?