VIII. BBA Regulations for Full-time and Part-time Students in the Degree Program
A. Grading and Classification
The regulations in respect to the BBA degree and the Certificates are expressed in terms of letter grades, credit hours and grade point averages. These are explained in Section B of the Calendar. In order to take a Business Administration (BA) course that has a prerequisite, students must earn a C or better in the prerequisite course(s), regardless of the program in which the student is registered.
B. Credit Hours
The number of credit hours assigned each course is stated in Section F of this Calendar. (In most cases the Faculty of Business assigns a 6 ch weight to a two-term course and a 3 ch weight to a one-term course.)
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 should note the following:
- For purposes of the BBA degree, any course taught outside of the Faculty of Business, 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.
- For purposes of the BBA degree, any course taught outside of the Faculty of Business, 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. Normally courses of less than 3 credit hours will not be considered for credit.
C. Grade Point Average
- See Section B of this Calendar for detailed regulations on standing and promotion requirements.
- A student who has 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.
- To earn the BBA degree, a student must successfully complete at least 120 ch in approved courses and must achieve a minimum grade of C in all courses designated as required or elective.
D. Transfer Students
The University regulations in respect to students transferring to the BBA degree program from another UNB degree program and students transferring to UNB from another university or post-secondary institution are as stated in the General Regulations of the University.
Course credits may only be transferred from another university when the grade is equivalent to at least a C at UNB.
At least half the credit hours for the BBA degree must be taken at UNB and must normally include all the required courses in the BBA degree program. (Students may be permitted to take some of these courses elsewhere with the prior permission of the Faculty of Business and the Registrar.)
E. The BBA as a Second Degree
Graduates of UNB are required to successfully complete a minimum of 30 additional credit hours at UNB; graduates of other recognized universities must successfully complete a minimum of 60 ch at UNB. All graduates must have credit for all the required, elective and option courses (or their equivalent) in the BBA program, and must comply with the regulations in Section C above.
F. 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.
G. Normal Course Load
The normal course load for students in the BBA program will be five courses per term. Students with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 may, with the written permission of the Manager of Undergraduate Programs or the Dean of the Faculty of Business, take a maximum of six courses in a given term. The normal course load for students accepted into the co-op program is six courses per term.
H. Repeating Courses
A student who fails to obtain a grade of C or better in a required course must retake the course as soon as it becomes available during a session in which the student is in attendance.
A student may take a course a maximum of three times (including Ws but excluding courses which are designated with the “#” notation). Beyond that, the student must obtain the permission of the Dean of the student’s Faculty to register again in the repeated course. See University Regulations section VIII.I.
I. Majors, Minors and Concentrations
- See Section XI regarding the BBA with a major in Economics.
- See Section XII regarding the BBA with a minor in Economics.
- See Section XIII regarding the BBA with a major in French Communication and Culture.
- See Section XIV regarding the BBA with a major in French (Honours) Communication and Culture.
- See Section XV regarding the BBA with a minor in French Communication and Culture.
- See Section XVI regarding the BBA with a major in Human Resource Management.
- See Section XVII regarding the BBA with a major in Accounting.
- See Section XVIII regarding the BBA with a major in Digital Business Design
- See Section XIX regarding the BBA with a major in Marketing.
- See Section XX regarding the BBA with a minor in Math.
- See Section XXI regarding the minor in Business for non-business students.
- Students in the BBA program may choose to complete a double major in any two of the following disciplines: Human Resources Management, Accounting, Digital Business Design, Marketing, Economics and French Communications and Culture.
Students pursuing a major(s), concentration(s), and/or minor(s), must meet all of the individual requirements for each. Students pursuing any combination of major(s), concentration(s), and minor(s) may not double count any course that is common to that combination; instead, the common course must be used for one and substituted in the other with a course approved by the Faculty of Business. For example, BA 3426 is an elective for the Accounting Major and Finance Concentration. If a student pursuing a major in Accounting and a concentration in Finance, counts BA3426 toward the Accounting major, they cannot also count this course toward the Finance Concentration. The student must complete an additional course from the list of electives for the Finance concentration (or another course as approved by the Faculty of Business) to replace BA3426 for the Finance concentration.
- A student qualifying for the BBA degree who has met the requirements for a single or a double major in the Bachelor of Arts program may request the Registrar to note on the student's transcript that the major requirement in the external discipline has been met.
- Students should note that not all elective or optional courses are offered each year. The Course Catalogue should be consulted for current offerings.
- The Faculty of Business will accept all minors as laid out by the offering faculty except as noted below in Sections XII BBA with a Minor in Economics, XV BBA with a Minor in French Communication and Culture, XX BBA with a Minor in Mathematics and XXI Minor in Business for Non-Business Students.
- Concentrations are offered in Accounting, Digital Business Design, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Marketing. Concentrations are completed by achieving a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for 12 ch of approved electives in the area of interest. Approved courses for each subject of concentration are as follows:
- BA 3235 Intermediate Accounting I*
- BA 3236 Intermediate Accounting II*
- BA 3224 Accounting for Managers III*
- And one of:
a. BA 4207 Current Accounting Issues
b. BA 4221 Advanced Management Accounting
c. BA 4223 Accounting Information Systems
d. BA 4229 Advanced Financial Accounting I*
e. BA 4231 Advanced Financial Accounting II*
f. BA 4237 Income Taxation*
g. BA 4238 Auditing*
h. BA 4242 Accounting Theory
i. BA 4203 Independent Study - Accounting
j. Or other course(s) as approved by the Faculty of Business
Digital Business Design
- BA 2123 Introduction to Digital Business
- BA 2663 Technology Trends in Digital Business
- And at least two of the following:
a. BA 2611 Business Data Visualization
b. BA 3131 Creative Problem Solving
c. BA 3133 Business Model Validation
d. BA 3135 Design Thinking
e. BA 3136 Customer-Focused Innovation
f. BA 3305 Marketing on the Internet
g. BA 3718 Legal, Privacy & Security Issues on the Internet
h. BA 4108 Management of New Enterprise
i. BA 4223 Accounting Information Systems
j. BA 4866 Management of Technology
k. Or other course(s) as approved by the Faculty of Business
1. 6 ch of approved Finance Electives
2. 6 ch of approved Finance or Non-Finance Electives
Approved non-Finance electives are:
a. ECON 2103 Financial Institutions and Markets
b. ECON 3114 International Financial Institutions and Markets
c. ECON 3412 International Macroeconomics and Finance
d. or other course(s) as approved by the Faculty of Business
Human Resources Management
At least four of the following electives:
a. BA 2758 Employment Law
b. BA 3129 Business Research Methods
c. BA 3813 Introduction to Industrial Relations
d. BA 4813 Negotiations and Dispute Resolutions
e. BA 4853 Recruitment and Selection
f. BA 4854 Training and Development
g. BA 4855 Compensation Structure Development
h. BA 4856 Evaluating and Rewarding Employee Performance
i. BA 4857 Management of Occupational Health and Employee Wellness
j. BA 4866 Management of Technology
k. Or other course(s) as approved by the Faculty of Business
1. BA 3129 Business Research Methods
2. BA 3328 Consumer Behaviour
3. And two of:
a. BA 3305 Marketing on the Internet
b. BA 3339 Marketing Communications
c. BA 3371 Marketing of Services
d. BA 4107 Studies in Small Business
e. BA 4334 Public and Non-profit Marketing
f. BA 4398 International Marketing
g. Or other course(s) as approved by the Faculty of Business