Bachelor of Business Administration
Learn about the world of business in a Canadian and international context. Year one and two will provide you with a solid foundation in general business, after which you will be able to specialize in Accounting, Financial Services, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Resources Management, Management, and Marketing.
More than simply theory, our business program is based on students applying what they learn in a practical use setting. Your professors have real-life expertise and will design projects that allow you to use your growing knowledge in a hands-on manner, often connecting you directly to local business owners for authentic results.
OC's Bachelor of Business Administration Degrees and Business Administration Diplomas are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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- Full program offered
- Partial program offered
- International students eligible
Tuition and fees
2023-24: $5,948.24 per year
- Fees listed are for ten courses (30 credits) taken over two semesters. Depending on the campus of study and the courses selected fees may vary.
Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.
This program is student loan eligible. View Financial Aid & Awards
All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
This unique four-year degree program focuses on business in the Canadian and international context. Year one of the program provides a solid foundation in general business. In subsequent years, specializations are available in Accounting, Financial Services, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Resources Management, Management, and Marketing. A General Studies specialization is also available to those who want to take elective courses from a variety of specialties. Business and non-business electives are also part of the program.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students can choose one of the specialties outlined below or they can choose to take general studies where they will be able to choose courses from any of the specialties. The BBA program also offers concentrations you can add to your degree. Get your planning started with our BBA Degree Planner. If you have questions about this degree, please reach out to an advisor.
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Regional delivery of studies can differ according to the campus location, the first and second years of study is available at every campus. Some courses are also available by online delivery and distance education and students can combine on campus courses with online and distance courses.
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Entry into the first year of the degree program:
- B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
- English 12 with minimum 70% or alternatives.
- Students graduating from secondary school in or prior to 2012:
- A minimum of 85% in Applications of Mathematics 12 or a minimum of 60% in either Principles of Mathematics 12 or an equivalent Provincial Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course.
- Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new mathematics curriculum:
- A minimum of 60% in one of Pre-calculus Grade 12, Foundations of Mathematics Grade 12, or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 12, Apprenticeship Mathematics 12or the equivalent Provincial Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course.
- Secondary students who enter the Business Administration degree or diploma program with a minimum grade of 73% in Accounting 12 may request credit for BUAD 111 (Financial Accounting I).
Selective Admission Process:
- Applicants will be granted admission based on their grade average for English, Mathematics and two other academic courses chosen to the advantage of the applicant.
- Mature applicants are at least 19 years of age and have been out of full-time secondary study for at least one year.
- Secondary graduation will be waived for mature applicants.
- Mature applicants without Mathematics 12 can take the Mathematics diagnostic test, administered by Okanagan College. A minimum score of 20/25 is required.
- Applicants who ultimately fail to satisfy the specific English and/or math entrance requirements may be granted admission to and be allowed to remain enrolled in the business program as qualifying students subject to the availability of space after the admission and registration of qualified applicants.
- Qualifying students may concurrently register in a maximum of three first-year business courses, any three for which they satisfy the prerequisites.
- Qualifying first-year business students will not be considered to be continuing students and will, therefore, be allowed to continue in the program after the qualifying year only if all outstanding course entrance requirements have been successfully completed.
Entry into the third year of the degree program:
- Successful completion of a recognized Business Administration diploma program or equivalent with a minimum grade average of 67%; or completion of 60 university-level credits (with a minimum of 24 credits at the 200-level or higher) with a minimum grade average of 67%; or completion of an Associate Degree in Arts or Science with a minimum grade average of 67%.
- Applicants must submit a statement (500 words maximum) outlining their personal objectives and career goals.
- Applicants must submit a statement (500 word maximum) outlining their work experience and community involvement.
Selective Admission Process:
- Applicants will be ranked and admitted according to the grade average of their respective diploma, associate degree or 60 credits of university courses, as stated above.
Prior Learning Assessment:
- Where a student has prior learning in the following courses BUAD 111, 116, 121, 128, 176 and 293, credit may be awarded if the student successfully passes a challenge exam. Contact the Business Administration department for more information.
- Entry into the co-operative education option is a student's choice, and subject to completion of all first-year courses and an overall grade average of 65%.
Successful completion of the prescribed and elective courses as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%.
While satisfying all the requirements outlined above for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, students must include the following courses in their Business elective choices to specialize in Accounting.
The Concentration in Communication provides students with skills in applied communications. Students develop competence in areas such as professional writing, public relations theory and practice, management communications, marketing writing, and visual communication. Completion of the Concentration will provide students with a valuable skill-set, applicable to every potential career.
The Concentration will be of interest to degree students who are looking to strengthen their principal credential. Students enrolled in a four-year degree program at Okanagan College (i.e. the Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Computer Information Systems) can apply credits earned in the completion of electives in these programs toward a transcript notation awarding them a Concentration in Communication. These students may also apply six credits of first-year Communications or English earned in the completion of their principal credential toward the Concentration notation.
The Concentration in Computer Information Systems (CIS) provides students with skills in programming, database development, management and administration. Students can develop competence in areas such as Java and Visual programming, programming for mobile devices, database and web programming, database systems administration and software engineering, and software development in teams with industrial clients.
This concentration option supports Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree students who are looking to strengthen their information technology background. Students, who enrol in the BBA program, can apply credits earned in the completion of their electives in COSC courses toward their BBA degree with a Concentration in Computer Information Systems.
The Concentration in Data Science and Statistics provides students with skills in applied Data Science and applied Statistics. Students develop competence in areas such as data visualization, machine learning, regression, big data and modern statistical algorithms. Completion of this Concentration will provide students with a valuable skill-set that is applicable to a wide variety of careers.
A concentration in Data Science and Statistics will be of interest to degree students looking to strengthen their principal credential. Students enrolled in a four year degree program at Okanagan College (such as the BBA program) can apply credits earned in the completion of electives in these programs toward a transcript notation awarding them a Concentration in Data Science and Statistics.
While satisfying all the requirements outlined above for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, students must include the following courses in their Business elective choices to specialize in Finance.
You can work directly with the most important resource any organization has—its people. As a human resource manager, your career will encompass areas such as recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation and benefits, employment law, health and safety, and strategic planning. Your degree in HRM from Okanagan College is accredited by Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon. The knowledge and skills you acquire from this program are practical for any management position.
Your degree in HRM from Okanagan College is accredited by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) of BC and Yukon. The knowledge and skills you acquire from this program are practical for any management position.
While satisfying all the requirements outlined above for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, students must include the following courses in their Business elective choices to specialize in Marketing:
While satisfying all the requirements outlined above for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, students must include the following courses in their Business elective choices to specialize in Tourism and Hospitality Management:
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