XXI. Certificate Programs in Business Administration

General Regulations

The following regulations apply to the certificate programs in business:

  1. a. Certificate in Business Administration Level I, Certificate in Accounting, Certificate in Electronic Commerce and Certificate in Human Resource Management:

    A maximum of 50% of total program requirements may be transferred from another degree, certificate or similar program whether taken at the University of New Brunswick or elsewhere. However, 50% of the required business courses must be taken at the University of New Brunswick. Courses taken more than five years ago will be approved on an individual basis.

    b. Business Administration Certificate Level II:

    A maximum of 75% of total program requirements may be transferred from another degree, certificate or similar program taken at the University of New Brunswick. For students transferring credits from outside the University of New Brunswick, only 50% of total program credits will be transferable. However, 50% of the required business courses must be taken at the University of New Brunswick. Courses taken more than five years ago will be approved on an individual basis.

  2. Each student entering a certificate program on a full-time basis must have the prior approval of the Faculty of Business.
  3. A certificate will not be awarded to a student enrolled for a degree, but students who have withdrawn from an undergraduate degree program may apply for the appropriate certificate.
  4. To earn the Certificate in Business Administration Level I, Level II, the Certificate in Accounting, or the Certificate in Electronic Commerce a student must successfully complete the number of credit hours in approved courses specified for the certificate, achieve a grade of at least C in all specifically required courses and achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.
  5. To earn the Certificate in Human Resource Management, a student must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B) over 24 credit hours required, (excluding BA 1605 and BA 2606 ).
  6. There is no minimum age and no specific prerequisites for entrance into the Business Administration Certificate Level I, Level II or the Certificate in Accounting. Admission information concerning the Certificate in Electronic Commerce is shown on page 12 and the Certificate in Human Resource Management on page 15 of the Certificate Programs brochure available from the Faculty of Business or at: www.unbsj.ca/business/students/advising. Although, there are no specific entrance requirements for the Business Administration Certificate Level I, Level II or the Certificate in Accounting students will undertake university-level study and assignments demanded in degree-credit courses. Some courses such as Finance, Computer Science and Business Decision Analysis require at least a background knowledge of high school mathematics.

General Information

Admission:

The certificate programs are open to all interested individuals. With the exception of the Certificate in Electronic Commerce and the Certificate in Human Resource Management, there are no specific academic prerequisites for students enrolled in the business certificate programs on a part-time basis, only a desire and willingness on the part of the student to engage in learning at a university level. However, students engaged in full-time study must receive Faculty approval to be admitted to the program.
Application forms are available at: www.unbsj.ca or from the Admissions Office (506-648-5674).

Additional Information:
A brochure entitled “Certificate Programs in Administration” provides full information on regulations and course requirements and can be obtained by dialing (506) 648-5570 or 1-800-50-UNBSJ, by writing to The Faculty of Business, University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 5050, Saint John, NB, E2L 4L5, or emailing business@unbsj.ca. It may also be viewed and printed at: www.unbsj.ca/business/students/advising.

Business Administration Certificate Level I

Requirements:

A Business Administration Certificate Level I will be awarded to individuals who:

a. achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 over the 30 credit hours required, and
b. successfully complete (with a C or better):

BA 1216 Accounting for Managers I (See Note A) 3 ch
BA 2217 Accounting for Managers II  3 ch
BA 2303 Principles of Marketing 3 ch
BA 2504 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour 3 ch
BA 3425 Managerial Finance 3 ch
Plus six credit hours in Economics (ECON 1013 and ECON 1023) 6 ch
Business Elective 3 ch
Plus six credit hours of non-business courses to
be approved by the Faculty of Business (see Note B)
6 ch
Total 30 ch

Notes: 

A. Although, the usual Math prerequisites are waived for certificate students, it is recommended that students planning to proceed with the following: Business Administration Certificate Level II, Human Resource Management Certificate or the BBA or BAM degrees choose MATH 1853 as an elective before studying BA 1216 and BA 1605. Most business courses have prerequisites. Students who do not have credit for grade 12 academic Math and who intend to continue on to the BBA degree are urged to take MATH 1863 as one of their Business Administration Certificate Level I electives.

B. Note that although MATH 1863 is a credit towards the Certificate, it cannot be used as a credit towards the BBA, or BAM degrees.

Business Administration Certificate Level II:

Requirements: 
The requirements for the Business Administration Certificate Level II are stated in terms of cumulative credit hours. The 30 credit hours required for the Business Administration Certificate Level I are included as part of the stated requirement of 60 credit hours for the Business Administration Certificate Level II.

A Business Administration Certificate Level II will be awarded to individuals who:

a. achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 over the 60 credit hours required, and
b. successfully complete (with a C or better):

BA 1216 Accounting for Managers I (see Note C)  3 ch
BA 1605 Business Decision Analysis I (see Note C) 3 ch
BA 2217 Accounting for Managers II 3 ch
BA 2303 Principles of Marketing 3 ch
BA 2504 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour 3 ch
BA 2606 Business Decision Analysis II 3 ch
BA 2858 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3 ch
BA 3425  Managerial Finance 3 ch
Plus six credit hours in Economics ECON 1013 
and ECON 1023
6 ch
Plus a total of 30 credit hours in Arts
(Humanities, Social Science, Languages
and Mathematics),  Business Administration,
Computer Science, Data Analysis,
Engineeering or Science. (See Notes A & B).
30ch
Total 60ch

Notes:

A. Students who plan to enrol in the Business Administration degree program (BBA) after completing the Business Administration Certificate Level II are advised to elect MATH 1863 (if necessary), MATH 1853, as part of their certificate program.

B. Six (6) credit hours in Humanities or Languages and six (6) credit hours in Social Sciences (other than Economics) must be completed within the Business Administration Certificate Level I requirements and/or the 30 optional credit hours of Business Administration Certificate Level II.

C. The normal prerequisite will be waived for students registered in this program.

Certificate in Accounting

Requirements:

A Certificate in Accounting will be awarded to individuals who:

a. achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 over the 33 credit hours required, and
b. successfully complete (with a C or better):

BA 1216 Accounting for Managers I (see Note A below) 3 ch
BA 1218 Accounting Lab 0 ch
BA 1605 Business Decision Analysis I (see Note A below) 3 ch
BA 2217 Accounting for Managers II 3 ch
BA 3224* Accounting for Managers III 3 ch
BA 3235* Intermediate Accounting I 3 ch
BA 3236* Intermediate Accounting II 3 ch
BA 3425 Managerial Finance 3 ch
BA 3672 Intro to Management Information Systems 3 ch
BA XXXX Accounting Elective chosen from BA 4221, BA 4223, BA4231*, BA 4237*, BA 4238*, BA 4242 3 ch
BA 4229* Advanced Financial Accounting 3 ch
Accounting or Finance Elective (See Note B below) 3 ch
Total 33 ch

NOTE:

A. The normal prerequisite for this course will be waived for students registered in this program.
B. 3 ch Accounting or Finance elective chosen from BA 3421, BA 3426*, BA 4221, BA 4223, BA 4237*, BA 4238*, BA 4242, BA 4437, or BA 4455 or other course(s) approved by the Faculty of Business.

*denotes CPA entry courses

Certficate in Community Leadership

Eligibility
Open to BBA and BAM students at UNB Saint John who will be entering the 3rd year of their program.

  •     Applicants must have a CGPA of 2.7 or higher.
  •     Applicants must have a combination of academic success, community service and other extra-curricular activities.
Admission
  •     Complete and submit an application form.
  •     Submit a statement outlining your interest in the program and explaining your vision of the role of community leaders.
  •     Submit a resume detailing community service and extra-curricular activities you have been or currently are involved in.
  •     Submit an unofficial transcript.

For continued participation in the program students will be required to maintain a CGPA of 2.7 or higher. Enrolment in the program will be limited to a maximum of 15 students each year.

Certficate in Electronic Commerce

Admission to the Certificate in Electronic Commerce program will require a minimum of either:

  1. 30 credit hours at a recognized post secondary institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 (B-) or
  2. At least one year's relevant work experience in the electronic commerce area to be approved on an individual basis by the Dean in exceptional circumstances.

Requirements

A certificate in Electronic Commerce will be awarded to individuals who:

a. achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 over the 30 credit hours required, and
b. successfully complete (with a C or better):

BA 1216 Accounting for Managers (See note below) 3 ch
BA 2123 Introduction to Electronic Commerce 3 ch
BA 2303 Principles of Marketing 3 ch
BA 2504 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour 3 ch
BA 2663 Technology Fundamental s of Electronic Commerce 3 ch
BA 3126 Frontiers of E-Commerce I 3 ch
BA 3305 Marketing of the Internet 3 ch
BA 3672 Introduction to Management Information Systems 3 ch
BA 3718 Legal, Privacy and Security Issues in Electronic Commerce 3 ch
Plus 3 credit hours of electives chosen from the following 3 ch
BA 3328 Consumer Behaviour
BA 3661 Supply Chain Management
BA 4108 Management of New Enterprise
BA 4223 Accounting Information Systems
BA 4866 Management of Technology
IT 2773 Java Programming for the Internet or CS 1073 Intro
to Computer Programs in Java
ICS 2001 Transformations in Media
Or any other three hours on approval
Total 30 ch

NOTE: The normal prerequisite for this course will be waived for students registered in this program. 

Certificate in Human Resource Management

Admission to the Certificate in Human Resource Management program will require a minimum of either:

1. 30 credit hours at a recognized postsecondary institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 (B-) in all course work completed, or
2. At least 24 months of relevant work experience in the human resource area to be approved on an individual basis by the Faculty of Business in consultation with Organizational Behaviour/Human Resource Management faculty.

Because the courses offered in this program are largely upper level, the above admission criteria will be waived only in the most exceptional circumstances. However, if an applicant to the program believes that his or her application deserves special consideration related to either of the criteria above, he or she may submit a Permission and Request form to the Faculty of Business undergraduate studies office with an explanation for the reason for the request.

Requirements

The Certificate in Human Resource Management will require the successful completion of 10 term courses (30 credit hours) as detailed below. For those candidates who have already received credit for more than fifteen credit hours of required courses, course selections may be made from the list of electives as replacements for any credit hours above fifteen.

A Certificate in Human Resource Management will be awarded to individuals who:

a. achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B) over 24 credit hours required, (excluding BA 1605 and BA 2606 ); and

b. successfully complete (with C or better):

BA 1605 Business Decision Analysis I (See note below) 3 ch
BA 2504 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (See note below) 3 ch
BA 2606 Business Decision Analysis II 3 ch
BA 2758 Employment Law 3 ch
BA 2858 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3 ch
BA 3129 Business Research Methods 3 ch
BA 3813 Introduction to Industrial Relations 3 ch
BA 4898 Strategic Human Resource Policy 3 ch
Plus 6 credit hours of electives chosen from the following 6 ch
BA 3457 Organizational Communication (3 ch)
BA 3557 The Management of Planned Change (3 ch)
BA 3715 Labour Law (3 ch)
BA 4813 Negotiations and Dispute Resolutions (3 ch)
BA 4853 Recruitment and Selection (3 ch)
BA 4854 Training and Development (3 ch)
BA 4855 Compensation Structure Development (3 ch)
BA 4856 Evaluating and Rewarding Employee Performance (3 ch)
BA 4857 Management of Occupational Health and Employee
Wellness (3 ch) 
BA 4866 Management of Technology (3 ch)
Total 30 ch