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 MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
In the knowledge economy, a sustainable competitive advantage is increasingly dependent upon fostering an environment where people can thrive. Management knowledge focuses primarily on the human dimension of businesses within the topics of human resources management, ethics, and social responsibility, leadership, strategic management, organizational behavior and organization studies. These topics help students learn how organizations work and how to navigate their own career path as managers within organizations. This stream contains courses that are of sufficient breadth for students to subsequently pursue jobs in human resource management, industrial relations, management consulting, project management, general management and beyond, and in organizational types ranging from private to public, profit to not-for-profit. Post-graduate paths most common for students in this stream include the CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional), MBA, research-based Masters’ degrees and Law, plus the focus on management in specific industries, such as Sports Management, Hospitality, etc.
Within the Management and Leadership stream, our points of emphasis - and differentiation - are in the areas of ethics, leadership and social responsibility, or all together, responsible management. Graduates can expect to be uniquely knowledgeable about the complexities of managing within an increasingly global social context and the leadership challenges that come with heightened expectations for ethical behavior. Along the way, students will learn more about themselves and the kind of business leader they are and wish to become.
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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