Business Administration - Finance

Develop the required theory, skills and techniques necessary to manage financial environments in the business world.

With the Finance BBA, students have the ability to focus their studies and gain real-world experience.

Academic Advisor

Dr. Matthias Takouda

Email: mtakouda@laurentian.ca

Office: Please contact the Administrative Assistant, Diane Rabouin at drabouin@laurentian.ca for Academic Advising Appointments.

How to Apply
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Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

2 grade 12 U/M Math courses (Advanced Functions recommended)

3 other grade 12 U/M courses

A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses

*Students admitted with only one math will be required to successfully complete MATH
1912 – Elementary Calculus in the first year of the program.

 

Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Effective September 2016, COMM course codes have been replaced with ACCT, FNCE, HROB, MGMT, MKTG and OPER codes. This table explains the course equivalencies to help students and others understand the transition to the new COMM course codes in the BBA program.

 

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

Available on site only.

Core BBA requirements (60 credits, min. grade C):

ACCT 1001E  Using Financial Information
COSC 1702E  Computer Applications II or COSC 1701E**
ECON 1006E  Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 1007E  Introduction to Macroeconomics
MGMT 1001E  Foundations of Management
MGMT 2006E  Sustainable Management, Corporate Ethics and Social Responsibility
3 credits of first year MATH (excluding MATH 1911 and MATH 1912)*
3 credits of Indigenous content (may include courses from a list designed by the Faculty of Arts, and may be taken in upper years) 

*Students admitted with 1 credit of Grade 12 mathematics must take MATH 1912 E Elementary Calculus as an elective.
**Students may be exempted from the Computer Applications course if they have passed an equivalent course. They will need to take another 3 credits of electives instead.

Upper Years required courses
ACCT 2011E Management Accounting
FNCE 3006E Financial Management
HROB 2001E Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
HROB 2002E Management of Human Resources
MGMT 2007E Commercial Law
MGMT 4033E Strategic Management
MKTG 2006E Marketing Management
OPER 2006E Introduction to Management Science
OPER 3006E Operations Management
OPER 4147E Management Information Systems
STAT 2066E Business Statistics
One of the three following courses:

FNCE 4027 E International Finance

MGMT 3006 E International Management

MKTG 4041 E International Marketing

 

Specialization in Finance requirements (24 credits, min. grade C):

a) Required courses (15 credits):

FNCE 3007E  Financial Management II
FNCE 4006E  Applied Corporate Finance
FNCE 4007E  Investment Management
FNCE 4026E  Portfolio Management
FNCE 4016E  Global Financial Markets and Institutions
 

b) Elective Courses (9 credits chosen from the following list)

ACCT 4001E  Advanced Management Accounting
ACCT 4011E  Advanced Accounting Topics I

ACCT 4051E  Advanced Accounting Topics II

FNCE 4027E  International Finance
FNCE 4036E  Risk Management in Organizations
FNCE 4017E  Management of Financial Institutions
FNCE 4037E  Entrepreneurial Finance
FNCE 4906E  Topics in Administration
FNCE 4917F  Projet de recherche en finance
FNCE 4916E  Management Research Methodology
FNCE 4995E  Internship (6cr)
FNCE 4815E  Coop Placement II
MGMT 4081E  The Business Environment
MGMT 4021E  International Business Management

 

Elective credits (36 credits), which must include 12 non-BBA credits.

 

Notes:
- Students are responsible for planning their course choices accordingly during the upper years of the program.
- The course ACCT 2001   Introduction to Accounting II, is required to continue in the Accounting specialization. It is also recommended for a more in-depth preparation for upper year courses.
- A student cannot obtain credits for both JURI 2306 and MGMT 2007.
- A student must normally succeed in all 2000 level courses prior to starting  MGMT 4033 and MGMT 4032. These courses must be part of the last 30 credits taken during the BBA program.


Co-op option

The Co-op option allows a student to obtain a BBA within four years, including one year of work experience.
A student wishing to pursue the Co-op option must obtain a minimum grade of C for the following courses: MGMT 1001, MGMT 1007, ACCT 1001, STAT 2066 and OPER 2006 and 6 credits BBA courses at the 2000 level before the first Co-op placement. The student must also pass an interview within the Faculty of Management. Co-op placements can be credited as FNCE/MGMT/MKTG 3816 (3 credits) for the first placement, and FNCE/MGMT 4815 (6 credits) for the second placement, when the student satisfies the requirements for these courses.
Co-op placements normally take place over the summer following the second year of the BBA program and over the January to August period preceding the fourth year of the BBA program.

 

Minor in Finance

(Only available to students NOT in BBA or H.B.Com.)
Available on site only.

 

  1. Mandatory Courses: 12 credits, min. grade C
    ACCT 1001E  Understanding and Using Financial Information
    ACCT 2001E  Introductory Accounting II
    FNCE 3006E  Financial Management I
    FNCE 3007E  Financial Management II


b) Elective Courses: 12 credits, min. grade C (min. of 6 cr. at the 3000/4000 level) from:
   ECON 2106E  Intermediate Microeconomics I
   ECON 3106E  Intermediate Microeconomics II
   FNCE 4006E  Applied Corporate Finance
   FNCE 4007E  Investment Management
   FNCE 4016E  Global Financial Markets and Institutions
   FNCE 4017E  Management of Financial Institutions
   FNCE 4026E  Portfolio Management
   FNCE 4027E  International Finance
   FNCE 4037E  Entrepreneurial Finance
   FNCE 4906E  Topics in Administration

   FNCE 4917F  Projet de recherché en finance
   FNCE 4916E  Management Research Methodology
   FNCE 4995E  Internship

 

 

BBA PROGRAM REGULATIONS

In order to graduate with a BBA degree, a student must:
1) Satisfy all the stated requirements for the degree
2) Complete 120 credits with minimum overall GPA of 3.5 for non-honours and 5.5 for honours degree
3) Complete 60 credits of required courses (BBA core requirements), with a minimum grade of C in each course after no more than two attempts per course.
4) Complete 60 credits of elective courses which must include at least 12 credits BBA and 12 credits in non-BBA courses.
5) Receive a grade of at least C in BBA elective courses
6) Count no more than 48 credits in 1000 and 9100 level courses
 

Academic Standing
A student in the BBA program is in good academic standing if he or she meets the following conditions:
1) Has satisfied all conditions of admission.
2) Has attained a minimum grade of C in each of the required courses (60 credits).
3) Has attained an overall GPA of at least 3.5 on all passed courses
4) Has failed no more than 6 credits in an academic year or in 30 consecutive credits
Note: The BBA program requires a grade of C for all required BBA courses. A student who does not obtain this minimum must repeat the course as soon as possible or abandon the program.
 

Probation
A student who fails to attain good academic standing in a given academic year or in 30 consecutive credits will be allowed to continue in the program on probation for no more than one academic year or 30 consecutive credits. If after this time a student has not attained good academic standing, he or she must withdraw from the program.
 

Withdrawal
A student will be required to withdraw from the program if he or she meets one or more of the following conditions:
1) Does not satisfy all the conditions of admission within the first 30 credits.
2) Has failed more than 42 credits.
3) Has not achieved good academic standing in two academic years or 60 consecutive credits.
4) Has failed a required course twice.
 

Transfer from the general BBA to a specialized BBA program
A student can at any moment ask to be transferred into one of the specialized BBA programs and retain the credits already obtained for courses passed with the minimum required grade. The student is required to satisfy all the conditions of the new program and may have to take over 120 credits in order to satisfy the requirements of the option chosen.
Specialization courses are offered over a two-year rotation. It is the responsibility of the student to plan mandatory specialization courses choices over the last semesters of the program according to the chosen curriculum.


Transfer from the H.B.Com. to the B.B.A. programs (general or specialized)
An H.B.Com. student can at any moment ask to be transferred into one of the B.B.A. programs and retain the credits already obtained for courses passed with the minimum required grade. The student is required to satisfy all the conditions of the new program and may have to take over 120 credits in order to satisfy the requirements of the option chosen if they transfer after the second year of the program.


SPAD 1016 and 1017 are considered equivalent to MGMT 1001 and 1007 respectively, but only when it comes to prerequisites for BBA  2000-level courses.

SPAD 2036 AND SPAD 2037 are equivalent to MKTG 2006 and 2011.

SPAD 4006 is equivalent to a BBA 4000 level course (not a specific course...just that it meets the requirement as a BBA 4000-level elective).

SPAD 4005 (Internship) is equivalent to  FNCE/MGMT/OPER 4995.

 


Second specialization
BBA students may attempt obtaining a second specialization but must be aware that most advanced courses are rotated over two years by most departments. Obtaining a second specialization is therefore likely to oblige the student to plan for at least an extra Fall or Winter semester of study, as these courses are rarely offered in the Spring-Summer session or online.
A second specialization must include 27 credits. In situations where the second specialization contains mandatory credits overlapping those of the first specialization, substitute courses will have to be identified by the Chair of the department, taking into account availabilities of courses.
 

Second minor (for students outside the Faculty of Management)
Students may attempt obtaining a second minor but must be aware that most advanced courses are rotated over two years by most departments. Obtaining a second minor is therefore likely to oblige the student to plan for at least an extra Fall or Winter semester of study, as these courses are rarely offered in the Spring-Summer session or online.
A second minor must include 24 credits. In situations where the second minor contains mandatory credits overlapping those of the first minor, substitute courses will have to be identified by the Chair of the department responsible for that minor (within the Faculty of Management), taking into account availabilities of courses.

*For more specific details on the program, please review the BBA Handbook.

Year:

Sessional Professors:

Goodarzi, Maryam

Harris, John

Mahmood, Adeel

McGraw, Egbert

Saadi, Samir

Sedzro, Komlan

 

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Department of Finance and Operations
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