ABOUT BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA)
The BBA program at StFX is built around applied learning strategies that will help you prepare to break into a career in accounting, enterprise development, finance, information systems, management and leadership studies and marketing. Your studies will take place within StFX's Gerald Schwartz School of Business, one of the most prestigious undergraduate business schools in Canada.
You will leave with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to become effective managers. This program puts students on the fast track to becoming leaders in a wide range of business disciplines.
BBA IN ACCOUNTING
The Accounting stream provides students with a dynamic and global perspective on the use and reporting of financial information by both external (e.g., analyst) and internal (e.g., manager) users. Accounting provides the foundation for which profitability, sustainability, strategic focus and implementation, wealth and share prices are determined. The topic coverage within the stream is broad, focusing on budget preparation and use, performance measurement of organizations and individuals, reading and preparing statements of comprehensive income, statements of financial position and the accompanying notes, assessing taxation obligations, compliance with corporate governance requirements, assessment of the impact of accounting information in capital markets and the attestation of financial reporting. The pedagogy in the Accounting stream is diverse requiring students to engage in different education strategies including case analysis, service learning, simulations, presentations, research papers and other experiential learning opportunities.
The Accounting stream provides students with the required prerequisites for enrollment into the Chartered Public Accounting program. Student career paths from this stream vary from internal auditor at financial institutions, to CFO of major Canadian public companies, to investment banker at global Canadian financial institutions, to controller of a large multinational corporation, to academic careers, etc.
WHY STUDY BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AT STFX?
With more than 90 percent of your courses taught by full-time faculty in state-of-the-art facilities, and with students from over 20 different countries, the quality of your education experience is second-to-none. Faculty in the Schwartz School employ a variety of applied teaching approaches — simulations, field trips, class discussions, case analyses, lectures, service learning opportunities, and guest speakers are all incorporated into your classes making for a rich learning environment. You are also encouraged to check out our Co-operative Education options to provide you with even more real-world experience before you graduate!
FIRST YEAR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
In your first year, regardless of the area of concentration you ultimately choose, your path will start with the fundamentals — courses in business, economics, math, statistics, along with some courses from the Arts or Sciences. Your first year is designed to ensure you are prepared with the very best foundation for later years of study and work!
FLEXIBLE DEGREE CHOICES
Within each of the BBA degree streams, students have a Co-operative Education option that involves a job placement to combine classroom learning with invaluable work experience. Through this program, you have the opportunity to obtain 12 months of on-the-job experience before receiving your BBA — real-world experience giving you an advantage for what comes after graduation. BBA students are also encouraged to check out their international exchange opportunities -- learning that takes you literally around the world!
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