Programme Objectives and Structures - Business Administration
Undergraduate Calendar 2012-2013
The study of business administration involves a number of functional areas including accounting, information systems, finance, marketing, operations management and human resource management. These functional areas are developed from a number of basic disciplines. For example, marketing relies on the disciplines of microeconomics, statistics and psychology, finance relies on mathematics and statistics, operations management also relies on mathematics and statistics, and human resource management relies on psychology and sociology. The practice of business administration does not take place in a vacuum. Understanding the environmental context and its relationship with a functional area is essential to the development of effective decisions, policies and strategies.
The Business Administration Programme will have a threefold thrust. The programme will provide the student with a basic understanding of certain core disciplines such as quantitative methods, economics and psychology. It will also provide the student with a basic understanding of each of the functional areas such as finance, accounting, and marketing. Finally, it will include courses such as Business Policy, which require integration of the functional areas. The emphasis will be on providing the student with a broad, well-grounded education in business administration.
- First Year:
- All courses are common for all students in the Arts Programme.
- Second Year:
- Students will enroll in the Business Administration programme at the beginning of the Second Year.
- Third Year:
- The programme of studies begins to be specialized in the area of Business Administration. Students will enroll in the Honours or Major programme as they register for their 3rd Year courses.
- Fourth Year:
- The programme of studies is intended to give Business Administration students a well-rounded education in Business Administration rather than being specialized in any one discipline or field. Hence, in the Fourth Year the student will be exposed to advanced material integrated in the programme.
The Faculty of Arts offers, through the auspices of the Division of Continuing Studies, a General Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Business Administration.
The programme emphasizes a breadth of exposure and is grounded in the elements of the military profession. This is represented through a core of courses that must be taken regardless of discipline. 30 credits must be completed and a credit may fulfill several requirements at the same time, ex: a course could be in Arts (including Business Administration), at the senior level and taken through RMCC.
The BA Programme includes a compulsory core. Of the 30 credits required 11 credits are mandatory.