Bachelor of Business Administration

One female and one male business student walking outside in front of the Okanagan College sign.

Your degree needs to be more than just theory. The OC Business program is based on students applying the theory they study into practical uses. Your professors have real-life expertise and will design projects that allow you to use your growing knowledge in a hands-on manner. 
 

Explore our programs

Bachelor of Business Administration

  Distance, Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kelowna
  Degree

Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Specialty

  Distance, Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kelowna
  Degree

Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance Specialty

  Distance, Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kelowna
  Degree

Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resources Management Specialty

  Distance, Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kelowna
  Degree

Bachelor of Business Administration - Management Specialty

  Distance, Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kelowna
  Degree

Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing Specialty

  Distance, Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kelowna
  Degree

Bachelor of Business Administration - Tourism and Hospitality Management Specialty

  Distance, Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kelowna
  Degree

Associate of Arts Bridge to BBA

  Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kelowna
  Degree

Technology and CIS Bridge to BBA

  Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kelowna
  Degree

Human Kinetics Diploma Pathway to the BBA

  Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kelowna
  Degree

Business career paths

Accounting

CPA accountant, work in small, medium or large accounting firms or businesses.

Finance

Banker, mortgage broker firm, advising or consulting.

Human Resources

Human resource assistant, manager, personnel director, benefits and comp specialist.

Marketing

Digital marketing, marketing coordinator, program and event coordinator.
 

Tourism & Hospitality Management

Restaurant management assistant, winery assistant, convention center or events coordinator.

Management

Business development, consultant, entrepreneur, sales.

Course selection

To help you choose courses for your first year of the Bachelor of Business Administration program we suggest you take the following courses.

  1. BUAD 111 Financial Accounting I
  2. BUAD 123 Management Principles
  3. BUAD 128 Computer Applications
  4. CMNS 112 Professional Writing I
  5. MATH 114 Business Mathematics
  1. ECON 115 Micro-Economics OR ECON 125 Macro-Economics
  2. BUAD 116 Marketing
  3.  BUAD 195 Financial Management
  4. *One of: BUAD 121, 176, 206, 251 or 269.
  5. CMNS 122 Professional Writing II

*This course needs to match the specialty that you prefer to pursue in your studies. Please note that you can change your
specialty once you are registered.

Accounting – BUAD 121 Financial Accounting II
Finance – BUAD 251 Personal Financial Planning
Human Resources Management – BUAD 269 Human Resources Management
Management – BUAD 176 Professional Selling
Marketing – BUAD 176 Professional Selling
Tourism and Hospitality Management – BUAD 206 The Business of Tourism

Why become a BBA (Hons) graduate?

  • The BBA (Hons) degree is a higher level than the regular BBA degree. BBA (Hons) graduates receive a unique parchment that states “Honours.”
  • The BBA (Hons) designation is recognized by industry and university graduate schools as the highest undergraduate degree you can earn. This creates a competitive advantage when applying for jobs or to graduate school.
  • It can advance your career more quickly as honours students work on actual business research projects and gain real world experience in consulting and decision-making.
  • The Honours class is generally small which improves the learning experience and opportunities.
  • Professors teaching in the Honours program are in a position to provide strong references due to their knowledge of the BBA (Hons) graduate’s work ethic and ability.

How do I become a BBA (Hons) graduate?

To earn the BBA (Hons) degree students must:

  • Successfully complete the two Honours courses: BUAD 491: Business Research Methods BUAD 492: Business Research Project with a minimum grade of 76%
  • Graduate with a minimum grade average of 76%

Want to learn more about the BBA (Hons) program? Please contact
Dr. Lynn Sparling at lsparling@okanagan.bc.ca or Dr. Shei Seaton at sseaton@okanagan.bc.ca

Download the BBA degree planner to help plan out your course schedule.

Visit

Come for a campus tour or become a student for a day. 

Ask

Have your questions answered by an advisor or recruiter. 

Apply

Take the next step and enrol in a program or course at OC.