7. BBA Regulations

A student who had been registered in the BBA program and who withdrew while on probation or who was required to withdraw from the program will not be eligible to re-enter the program without the approval of the Faculty of Business Administration.

The regulations in respect to the BBA degree are expressed in terms of letter grades, credit hours and grade point averages. These are referred to below.

A. Letter Grades

A candidate's final standing in a course is indicated by one of the letter grades stated in Section B  (Grading System and Classification) of this Calendar. A grade of C or better meets the prerequisite standards for Business Administration courses.

B. Credit Hours 

The number of credit hours assigned each course is stated in Section F of this Calendar. Due to differences in the methods used by the various Faculties in the calculation of credit hours, students who elect to register for courses taught outside of the Faculty of Business Administration should note the following:

i. For purposes of the BBA degree, any course taught outside of the Faculty of Business Administration, which has a course number ending in zero and which is taught over the full academic year, will receive the number of credit hours normally assigned by the Faculty in which the course is taught, up to a maximum of 6.

ii. For purposes of the BBA degree, any course taught outside of the Faculty of Business Administration, which has a course number ending in other than zero and which is offered in one term of the academic year, will receive the number of credit hours normally assigned by the Faculty in which the course is taught up to a maximum of 3.

C. Grade Point Averages 

i. The method of calculating grade point averages is explained in Section B (Grading System and Classification) of this Calendar.

ii. Students registered in the BBA program must maintain an assessment grade point average of at least 2.0 throughout the program. (See Section B of this Calendar for further details of G.P.A., standing and promotion requirements).

iii. To earn a degree, a student must have successfully completed at least 120 ch (see Section 10) in approved courses. A grade of at least C must be attained in all the courses specifically required for the degree.

iv. Laboratory courses normally will not be counted in the ch total or in the calculation of the grade point average.

D. Credits Required at UNB

At least 60 ch for the BBA degree must be taken at UNB and must normally include all the required courses in the BBA degree program. (Under extraordinary conditions, a student may be permitted to take some of those courses elsewhere with the prior consent of the Faculty of Business Administration and the Registrar.)

E. Changes in Degree Requirements

Improvements in the BBA program may lead to changes in the requirements for the degree. The University reserves the right to require candidates already enrolled to meet the revised requirements where practicable.

F. Majors and Concentrations

i.  A student qualifying for the BBA degree who has met the requirements for a Single or Double Major in the Bachelor of Arts program may apply to the Registrar to have noted on the student's transcript that the Major requirement in the external discipline has been met.

Students are advised that Major programs must be approved by the relevant Department in the Faculty of Arts. Many Business Administration students choose to do a Major in Economics from the Faculty of Arts. The major consists of a minimum of 30 ch in Economics of which 24 ch must be in advanced courses. Business students should note because the Economics Department does not offer its own statistics and quantitative methods courses, that ADM 2623 and ADM 2624 are treated as credits for advanced Economics courses. Required courses include ECON 3013, ECON 3023 and ADM 2623.

ii. BBA students may concentrate in a particular area of Business Administration (Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Logistics or Marketing) by selecting appropriate optional courses, and meeting additional credit hour requirements. See Section 11.

iii. Students may select a Joint Honours in Finance and Economics by selecting appropriate optional courses. See Section 12. 

iv. Students who elect to seek the Honours BBA degree must complete a major in an area of Business Administration. A Major requires the successful completion of at least 24 ch of advanced level courses designated by the Faculty of Business Administration. See Sections 9, 10, and 12.