Business Administration


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Get down to the business of charting your successful future. Whether you're pursuing entrepreneurial passions, intent on completing an MBA, or want to lead within a company, foster corporate social responsibility, direct a non-profit, engage in sales and marketing, manage projects or much, much more, Business Administration is an excellent foundation. Business fuels local, national and global progress and you can be one of the people helping to drive it forward.

So here's the deal:

Take five courses per semester for four years, and you'll complete your Business Administration degree
[courses are worth 3 credits and 3 x 5 x 2 x 4 = 120 credits].

Earn your Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with [120] credits:

[57] credits from -
Business Core Courses

These courses give you a solid understanding of your discipline.

Sample courses:

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Management Principles and Communication
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Marketing
  • Business Law
  • New Ventures and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Business Strategy
[15] credits from 
Pre-Professional Courses

These five courses lay the foundation for your Business degree by introducing you to economics and statistics.

[27] credits From -
Arts & Science Required Courses
  • Introduction to the Bible
  • The Christian Faith
  • One senior Christian Studies course
  • Introduction to Literature and Language
  • One Fine Arts course
  • Word History to 1500 or World History Since 1500
  • Introduction to Philosophy and one Ethics course
  • Introduction to Psychology or Principles of Sociology
[18] credits from -
Open Electives

Take any course from any department at Ambrose

[3] CREDITS From -
Arts & Science Electives

Choose a senior Arts & Science course to round out your core program of study.


A three-year [90 credit] version of this degree is also available.

Program Streams

You have the option of specializing. If you plan to enter a particular field, select five of your core courses within one of the following categories:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Society
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Marketing

Your Future

This is your career

Become familiar with all aspects of local and international business as you develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that employers seek.

This is where you can go

Here's a sampling of the jobs our alumni have landed with this degree or entered through further studies:

  • Sales and marketing manager
  • Project administrator
  • Social entrepreneur
  • Business analyst
  • Human resource officer
  • Accountant


with professionals at the Soul of the Next Economy forum

Beyond the Classroom

Travel abroad with your classmates and professors: focus on community development and microfinance as you conduct case studies and research projects. Through our annual Soul of the Next Economy forum, collaborate with business leaders in Calgary and explore the convergence of innovation, social change and sustainable development.



Randy Poon, PhD, MBA, BComm

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 6513
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Business Administration Program Chair

Angie Redecopp, MBA, LLB, BEd

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 6907
Associate Professor of Business and Development Studies
Tim Vanderpyl Associate Professor of Business

Tim Vanderpyl, DSL, MA, BPA, CPHR

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 6937
Associate Professor in Business