In the first year of the program you will be introduced to Canadian business and the economy, so that you gain a broad understanding of the contemporary business world. The second year of the program develops your foundation knowledge by expanding on the key areas of business.
Beginning in the third year, the program offers students the ability to major in the areas of Accounting, Finance, General Business, International Business or
Marketing. Students are required to take core third and
fourth year courses from each business major.
The accounting function is a critical tool for management in planning, controlling, and reporting the organization’s financial operations. An accounting major is recommended for students who wish to become Chartered Accountants (CA’s), Certified General Accountants (CGA’s), or Certified Management Accountants (CMA’s).
Finance involved valuing investments such as stocks, bonds, capital projects, and options. Finance is a useful major for students planning to start their own business, and is recommended for students interested in obtaining the Chartered Financial Planner (CFP) or the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations, or for completing the Canadian Securities Course.
The General Business major allows students to obtain a reasonable depth of knowledge in all the functional areas of business. Students intending to be general business managers, or intending to pursue their own business endeavours would be well-served by the General Business major.
General Business Requirements
The Human Resources major will learn how to design, implement and evaluate Human Resources systems, practices and policies in such areas as recruitment and selection, retention, compensation and training, health and safety in the workplace, and liaison relations.
International Business focuses on the impact of the increasing globalization of the economy and the impact of the international environment on the functional areas of business management. Graduates are well suited to work in forms or government agencies involved in international operations. International Business Requirements
Marketing is the set of activities needed to find, build, and served markets for products and services. A major in Marketing is useful for such positions as account representatives, brand managers, advertising executives, and market researchers.