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 ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Entrepreneurship stream provides a unique opportunity to gain the entrepreneurial competencies needed to start, develop and/or manage a small business venture; to engage in social entrepreneurship; to pursue a career that requires entrepreneurship or one that provides assistance to the small business sector. Considering that the majority of net new jobs are being created by firms with less than 100 employees (where entrepreneurship is usually a key success factor); that individuals with entrepreneurial skills/competencies are among the most sought after by growth industries; and that more communities and not-for-profits are taking responsibility for their own destiny but often need help in identifying and pursuing entrepreneurial initiatives, there is no shortage of career opportunities.
The Entrepreneurship stream will interest you if you thrive on taking responsibility, acting independently on your own initiative, accepting challenges, finding creative solutions to problems, making things happen, aiming for and getting results, and learning new things. Entrepreneurship students are persistent and determined, committed to seeing things through, and are never satisfied with the status quo. You like to learn by becoming actively involved in the learning process, taking responsibility for your own learning, taking initiative and learning through experience, having opportunities to integrate and apply your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a real-life context, and using creativity to solve problems/capitalize on opportunities.
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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