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 FINANCE
Whether students plan to work in the finance industry or pursue higher studies in finance, the Finance stream provides students with solid foundations in finance to help them excel in the future. Courses within the Finance stream are well spread to cover various topics, including corporate finance, investments, international finance, risk management, financial institutions and personal finance. Our curriculum is rigorous as well as fun, allowing students to learn through problems, cases, spreadsheets and guest lectures. Beyond theory courses in finance, every student in the Finance stream has the opportunity to participate in training within our state of the art Finance Trading Lab, equipped with professional software for trading and research that includes Thomson Eikon, Datastream, and Stockguide.
Upon graduation, our students may seek employment positions that range from financial research analyst, to credit analyst at a bank, to financial planner, to consultancy work. Some of our students instead choose to pursue research interests through post-graduate studies in national and international universities. Professional designations in the finance area include Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) and more. This is a very exciting time to be in the diverse field of finance.
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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