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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

Credential
Bachelor

Duration
4 year(s)

Build a strong foundation in business knowledge, then continue with your general business degree – or develop in-depth expertise in your chosen area.

Capilano University's School of Business balances classroom learning with hands-on experience.

Our instructors bring up-to-date knowledge to the classroom, sharing the expertise that's made them successful. Small class sizes mean instructors have more time for students.

In third year you may choose a concentration: Accounting, Business Information and Analytics (BIMA), Financial Planning, Human Resources Management, International Business and Logistics, or Marketing. Students wanting to declare a concentration should fill out the BBA Concentration Declaration Form (pdf) and submit it to the Registrar’s Office.

You'll graduate with the skills employers demand, and an edge in today's competitive job market.

Learning outcomes

  • Plan and assess ethical, professional, and productive leadership and participation, in teams and individually, in practice-based and / or work integrated learning (WIL) activities.
  • Formulate solutions for business problems utilizing analytical thinking, research methodologies, financial analysis and reflective approaches to develop viable and sustainable alternatives and support ethical and effective decisions.
  • Construct innovative techniques and implement relevant technology to enhance decision-making, collaboration and communication.
  • Integrate intercultural knowledge of global, Indigenous and other cultural factors into decisions affecting businesses.
  • Create effective business documents and design effective oral business presentations using a variety of appropriate technologies.

Intakes

Important dates

Applications open

Feb 2, 2021 – Dec 7, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Nov 22, 2021

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Dec 20, 2021

Important dates

Applications open

Jun 1, 2021 – May 3, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Mar 7, 2022

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - May 2, 2022

Important dates

Applications open

Oct 5, 2021 – Aug 2, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Jul 4, 2022

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Aug 22, 2022

Important dates

Applications open

Feb 1, 2022 – Dec 6, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Nov 14, 2022

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Dec 19, 2022

NOTE: Important dates may change.

How to Apply

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay an application fee of $50, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs. 
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If you are currently in Grade 12, you must request that the Ministry of Education submit your transcript directly to Capilano University.
  • Documents must be in the original language of issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

For students who have previously attended post-secondary, even though you submitted a digital copy of your transcripts on EducationPlannerBC, you must submit official university or college transcripts for transfer credit.

Please send all official documents to:

Registrar's Office
Birch Building, Room BR230
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and the signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing university or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Once you've been accepted into a program, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
  • If you wish to receive transfer credits, please submit official university/college/International Baccalaureate (IB)/Advanced Placements (AP) transcripts either electronically or by mail:

     

    Registrar's Office
    Birch Building, Room BR230
    2055 Purcell Way
    North Vancouver, BC
    V7J 3H5

Admitted Students

Most CapU programs need proof that you:

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay a non-refundable application fee of C$135, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs.
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If your original transcripts and supporting documents are not written in English, please submit a translated copy.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.
Funding for International Students

You've already sent digital copies of your transcripts to EducationPlannerBC as part of your CapU application, but we also need physical copies of your official high school, college or university transcripts.

If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

Please send your official documents to:

Capilano University
Centre for International Experience, Room LB127
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

Students must submit official high school and university or college transcripts for admission.

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing high school, university, or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

If you are accepted into a program, you will receive a letter of offer in your myCapU email inbox.

  • You will need to confirm your acceptance into the program by paying a tuition deposit outlined in your letter of offer.
  • This deposit will go towards your first-semester tuition once you are registered for courses at CapU.

After paying your tuition deposit, you will receive a letter of acceptance in your myCapU inbox. This may be used to apply for, or renew, a study permit.

  • Depending on your citizenship, you may also need to apply for an entry visa.
Permits & Visas

Once you've been accepted into a program and have applied for your study permit, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted international students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
Info for Admitted International Students

Apply Now

Are you ready to rise to the challenge?

Apply now to CapU

Transfer Students

Find out how you can transfer your credits from another post-secondary institution to CapU.

Applying as a Transfer Student

Returning Students

If you're returning to CapU to complete your program or to apply into a new program, please contact the Registrar's Office.

Contact Registrar's Office

Switching Programs

If you want to change your program of study, you need to submit a new application to CapU.

Re-apply to CapU

Tuition and Fees

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $4,147 $1,638 $5,785
Year 2 $4,147 $1,638 $5,785
Year 3 $5,669 $1,638 $7,307
Year 4 $5,669 $1,638 $7,307
Total $19,632 $6,552 $26,184
Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $18,570 $1,638 $20,208
Year 2 $18,570 $1,638 $20,208
Year 3 $20,093 $1,638 $21,731
Year 4 $20,093 $1,638 $21,731
Total $77,326 $6,552 $83,878

Tuition & Fees Estimator

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Entrance Awards

All new CapU students can fund their education with entrance awards.

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Term Awards

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Required Courses

First Year

Total credits: 30.00

Required:
BADM 101Introduction to Management3.00 credits
BADM 102Quantitative Methods3.00 credits
BADM 106Organizational Behaviour3.00 credits
BADM 107Business Law I3.00 credits
BCPT 123Business Computing Basics3.00 credits
BMKT 161Introduction to Marketing3.00 credits
CMNS 220Advanced Business Writing and Editing3.00 credits
ECON 111Principles of Microeconomic Theory3.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
BFIN 141Introductory Accounting I3.00 credits
BFIN 193Compressed Introductory Financial Accounting3.00 credits

 

Second Year

Total credits: 30.00

Required:
BADM 201Business Information Systems3.00 credits
BADM 204Introduction to Strategic Management3.00 credits
BADM 210Business Statistics3.00 credits
BFIN 241Finance for Managers3.00 credits
IBUS 255Cross-Cultural Business3.00 credits
Choose 9.00 credits of electives:

Business Elective - A course at the 100, 200 or 300-level from the prefixes below, or ECON 210

ECON 210Money and Banking3.00 credits
BADMBusiness Administration
BCPTBusiness Computing
BFINBusiness Finance
BMKTBusiness Marketing
IBUSInt'l Business and Logistics
RMCPRetail Marketing
Choose 6.00 credits of electives:
Breadth Elective - see the Approved Breadth Electives list6.00 credits

 

Third Year

Total credits: 30.00

Required:
BADM 302Human Resources Management3.00 credits
ECON 112Principles of Macroeconomic Theory3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
BFIN 244Managerial Accounting3.00 credits
BFIN 341Cost Accounting I3.00 credits
Choose 9.00 credits from the following list:

Core Courses:

BADM 301Operations Management3.00 credits
BADM 305Leadership3.00 credits
BADM 310Quantitative Methods III3.00 credits
BADM 318Project Management3.00 credits
BFIN 321Fundamentals of Investments3.00 credits
BFIN 342Cost Accounting II3.00 credits
BFIN 347Financial Accounting III3.00 credits
BFIN 351Taxation I3.00 credits
BMKT 315e-Business Analysis and Administration3.00 credits
BMKT 360Marketing Research3.00 credits
BMKT 364Consumer Behaviour3.00 credits
ECON 207Managerial Economics3.00 credits
IBUS 321International Business3.00 credits
IBUS 340International Trade and Law3.00 credits
Choose 9.00 credits of electives:

Business Elective - A course at the 300 or 400-level from the prefixes below or ECON 210.

ECON 210Money and Banking3.00 credits
BADMBusiness Administration
BCPTBusiness Computing
BFINBusiness Finance
BMKTBusiness Marketing
IBUSInt'l Business and Logistics
SABAStudy Abroad - Business Admin
Choose 3.00 credits of electives:
Breadth Elective - see the Approved Breadth Electives list3.00 credits

 

Fourth Year

Total credits: 30.00

Required:
BADM 460Business and Society Research Project3.00 credits
BADM 470Business Policy and Strategy3.00 credits
Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:

Core Courses:

BADM 465Management Decision Making3.00 credits
BADM 466Managing Change3.00 credits
BADM 475Negotiation Skills3.00 credits
BCPT 404Advanced Business Analytics3.00 credits
BFIN 411Advanced Financial Accounting3.00 credits
BFIN 431Advanced Management Accounting3.00 credits
BFIN 486Financial Planning Capstone3.00 credits
BMKT 401Applied Marketing Methods3.00 credits
BMKT 405Marketing Projects in Industry3.00 credits
BMKT 408Product Development3.00 credits
IBUS 405Applied Projects in Supply Chain and Logistics3.00 credits
IBUS 434Advanced Topics in Cross-Cultural Business3.00 credits
IBUS 440Advanced Topics in International Business3.00 credits
Choose 9.00 credits of electives:

Business Elective - A course at the 300 or 400-level from the prefixes below or ECON 210.

ECON 210Money and Banking3.00 credits
BADMBusiness Administration
BCPTBusiness Computing
BFINBusiness Finance
BMKTBusiness Marketing
IBUSInt'l Business and Logistics
SABAStudy Abroad - Business Admin
Choose 3.00 credits of electives:
Breadth Elective (100-level or higher) - see the Approved Breadth Electives list3.00 credits
Choose 6.00 credits of electives:
Breadth Elective (300-level or higher) - see the Approved Breadth Electives list6.00 credits

 

Approved Breadth Electives

Choose from the following list:

Unless specific exclusions are listed, all 100-level or higher courses of 3 credits or more outside of the School of Business are eligible. (School of Business courses are BADM, BCPT, BFIN, BMKT, BTEC, BUES, IBUS, INMA, NABU, RMCP and SABA).

Exclusions:

Faculty of Arts & Sciences: none
Faculty of Business & Professional Studies: CMNS 100, 131, 133, 152, 154, 159, 174, 305; LAW 101; LGAO 100; LGST 116, 124
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development: CLSC 101; EAP (limited to maximum of 3 credits) EAP 100 (min. B+) or EAP 101 (min. B+); HCA 110
Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts: AEM 145, 247
Faculty of Global & Community Studies: PADM 204, 205, 207, 210, 306; REC (all excluded except REC 152, 252); TOUR (all excluded except TOUR 104, 111, 120, 135, 151, 220, 221, 227, 232, 306, 307, 326, 331, 341, 342, 343, 344, 356, 360, 373, 400, 404, 416, 423, 451, 455, 456, 457)

Total program credits: 120.00

Additional Program Information

Students starting in their baccalaureate degree on or after Fall 2018 and graduating on or after June 2022 must meet Cap Core graduation requirements in addition to their program requirements.

Students planning to concentrate in accounting should take either BFIN 141 and 142, or BFIN 193 in First Year.

Students cannot receive credit for BFIN 141 or BFIN 142 and also get credit for BFIN 193 towards this credential. Students are restricted to credit for only one of BFIN 244 or BFIN 341 towards this credential (students in the Accounting Concentration must take BFIN 341).

Students must complete the following at Capilano University: BADM 460 and BADM 470, 6 credits of 400-level core courses and 18 credits of 300 and/or 400-level business electives and/or 300-level core courses.

Students may only count up to 9 credits combined from the following work-integrated courses towards this credential: BADM 340, BADM 345, BADM 440 and BADM 445; additional credits from this list may be taken but the credit hours will not count towards the degree.

Students may obtain a concentration by completing 15.00 upper-level credits in one of the following areas. Students wishing to obtain multiple concentrations should note that each concentration requires 15.00 unique upper level credits from those listed below.

- Accounting Concentration: BFIN 342 and BFIN 347; one of BFIN 331, BFIN 350 or BFIN 351; two of BFIN 411, BFIN 431 or BFIN 451

- Business Information Management and Analytics Concentration: BCPT 305, BADM 318 and BCPT 330; BCPT 404 and BCPT 420

- Financial Planning Concentration: BFIN 321, BFIN 351, BFIN 386, BFIN 451 and BFIN 486

- Human Resource Management Concentration: BADM 305 and BADM 318; one of BADM 303, BADM 307, BADM 329, BADM 335 or BADM 382; two of BADM 465, BADM 466 or BADM 475

- International Business and Logistics Concentration: IBUS 321 and IBUS 341; one of IBUS 340, IBUS 357, IBUS 358 or BFIN 353; two of IBUS 405, IBUS 434 or IBUS 440

- Marketing Concentration: BMKT 360 and BMKT 364; one of BMKT 316, BMKT 365, BMKT 366, BMKT 367, BMKT 369 or IBUS 357; two of BMKT 401, BMKT 405 or BMKT 408

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About this program

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree
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