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 ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS
The Enterprise Systems stream provides students with the critical knowledge and practical skills needed to become systems analysts. A systems analyst is a technology-savvy business professional whose primary function is to help organizations apply the latest technology in order to solve business problems and/or take advantage of business opportunities. The systems analyst works closely with key organizational members (such as senior managers, business functional managers, and employees), suppliers, customers, and technology providers to identify critical business needs and opportunities, and then apply technology to help address such needs and opportunities. Systems analysts must have an interest in the latest technologies and their application, and interact effectively with both business and technical personnel.
Students in the Enterprise Systems stream will, among other things, deploy, configure, and implement the latest technologies (such as SAP, Oracle, and SAP Lumira) used by large global organizations, understand how to manage large IT projects, and apply technology to address real problems and opportunities faced by real organizations.
There is considerable demand for Enterprise Systems graduates from government agencies, traditional organizations, and especially leading IT consulting companies. Given the demand for technology-savvy business graduates, these positions are high paying, offer excellent opportunities for career advancement, and present many opportunities for international travel and collaboration.
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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