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School of Business

The School of Business seeks to prepare well-trained transformational leaders who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and vision to provide a positive impact in their businesses, organizations, and communities. We will do this by providing high quality, relevant curriculum and learning experiences, and by nurturing meaningful student relationships with Ambrose University faculty, staff and other aligned stakeholders. We hope to impart to our students a solid understanding of the importance of creating real value, cultivating innovation and social initiatives, developing community, and pursuing good stewardship in relationships, resources and the environment. Through curricular and co-curricular activities, students will be supported in their exploration of their vocations and Calling, as we examine the world through a Biblically-informed lens, seeking to act ethically, and with integrity, justice, and generosity. We continually strive to provide personalized, individual attention to each student to help them achieve their personal and professional goals, and enable them to succeed in and influence the many marketplaces of life.

Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration Concentration (3 year – 90 credits)

In keeping with the University mission to promote redemptive engagement with society and in support of its educational objectives, the goal of this concentration is to give students a broad base of Arts and Science, alongside an integrated approach to business. Business administration graduates are tomorrow’s leaders who have a broad knowledge base and are well equipped to pursue careers in management.

Profile of the Graduating Student

Our graduates are:

  • inquisitive life-long learners familiar with information technology;
  • effective communicators, good team players, and caring individuals;
  • engaged in the local community with an ethical, social, historical, and global awareness;
  • critical thinkers and creative problem solvers;
  • able to understand and integrate the core functional areas of business with a Christian perspective;
  • people of integrity ready to serve in the marketplace in a manner consistent with their faith. Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration Concentration Program Requirements (90 credits)

Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration Concentration Program Requirements (90 credits)

Christian Formation (9 credits)
REL 105 Introduction to the Bible
REL 161 Introduction to Christian Theology
3 credits in Religion (REL) at the senior level

English (3 credits)
EN 130 Introduction to English Literature

Fine Arts (3 credits)
See Arts and Science Electives in the Academic Calendar for specific courses

History (3 credits)
HI 140 Themes in World History

Philosophy (3 credits)
PH 125 Introduction to Philosophy

Science (3 credits)
MA 110 Introduction to Mathematics for Business

Social Science (3 credits)
PS 121 Introduction to Psychology or SO 121 Principles of Sociology

Pre-Professional Requirements (9 credits)
ECO 110 Microeconomics and Macroeconomics I
ECO 120 Microeconomics and Macroeconomics II
STA 210 Introduction to Business Statistics I

Business Requirements (33 credits)
ACC 200 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACC 210 Managerial Accounting
BUS 100 Introduction to Business Administration
BUS 210 Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
BUS 220 Finance or BUS 272 Introduction to Business Analytics
BUS 250 Organizational Behaviour
BUS 280 Marketing
BUS 499 Capstone Seminar in Business
9 credits in ACC/BUS at the 300-level or higher

Electives
To meet senior level requirements of the program, 9 credits of electives must be taken at the senior level.
     Arts and Science Electives (18 credits)
     Open Electives (3 credits)

General Requirements for Completion and Graduation

  • Completion of a total of 90 credits (as outlined above)
  • A minimum of 45 credits must be taken at the 200-level or higher
  • A maximum of 42 credits taken in any one discipline (ACC/BUS combined)
  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0, with a CGPA of at least 2.0 in ACC/BUS courses combined

 

Bachelor of Business Administration 4 year – 120 credits

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree develops professional skills and knowledge from both an academic and practical business perspective. Students gain a strong theoretical foundation and develop a base of skills and experience in a range of business-related fields. The degree also focuses on developing ethics and management values which reflect a Christian worldview.

Profile of the Graduating Student

Graduating students will be:

  • knowledgeable and functional contributors to organizations in the core areas of business;
  • effective communicators, good team players, and caring individuals;
  • engaged in the local community with an ethical, social, historical, and global awareness;
  • critical thinkers and creative problem solvers;
  • able to understand and integrate the core functional areas of business with a Christian perspective;
  • good stewards of all of God’s gifts including abilities, time and resources;
  • people of integrity ready to serve in the marketplace in a manner consistent with their faith.

 

Bachelor of Business Administration Program Requirements (120 credits)

Christian Formation (9 credits)
REL 105 Introduction to the Bible
REL 161 Introduction to Christian Theology
3 credits in Religion (REL) at the senior level

English (3 credits)
EN 130 Introduction to English Literature

Fine Arts (3 credits)
See Arts and Science Electives in the Academic Calendar for specific courses

History (3 credits)
HI 140 Themes in World History

Philosophy (3 credits)
PH 125 Introduction to Philosophy

Social Science (3 credits)
PS 121 Introduction to Psychology or SO 121 Principles of Sociology

Science (3 credits)
MA 110 Introduction to Mathematics for Business

Pre-Professional Requirements (9 credits)
ECO 110 Microeconomics and Macroeconomics I
ECO 120 Microeconomics and Macroeconomics II
STA 210 Introduction to Business Statistics I

Business and Society Elective (3 credits)
Choose one of:
DVST 210 Introduction to Community Development 
DVST 305/BUS 305 Management of Non-Profit Organizations
SO 220 Social Problems
PS 307 Psychological Impacts of Poverty

Business Requirements (63 credits)
ACC 200 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACC 210 Managerial Accounting
BUS 100 Introduction to Business Administration
BUS 201 Business Communication
BUS 210 Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
BUS 220 Finance
BUS 250 Organizational Behaviour
BUS 272 Introduction to Business Analytics
BUS 280 Marketing
BUS 341 Leadership Theory and Practice
BUS 350 Business Law
BUS 351 Corporate Social Responsibility and Shared Value Creation
BUS 371 Operations Management
BUS 390 New Ventures and Social Entrepreneurship
BUS 410 Advanced Strategy
BUS 499 Capstone Seminar in Business
15 credits in ACC/BUS at the 300-level or higher

Electives
To meet senior level requirements of the program, 3 credits of Open Electives must be taken at the senior level.

Open Electives (18 credits)

Optional Business Streams

Students may choose one or more streams as indicated below (15 credits) with the exception of Accounting stream (18 credits).

Accounting (18 credits)
ACC 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACC 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
STA 220 Introduction to Business Statistics II

Three of the following:

  • ACC 310 Intermediate Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 401 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACC 403 Principles of Auditing
  • ACC 425 Introduction to Taxation
  • ACC 495 Special Topics in Accounting

Note: to fulfill all of the requirements for the CPA PREP program, students will need all of the above (with the exception of ACC 495), plus BUS 370 Management Information Systems

Business Intelligence and Analytics
BUS 372 Data Analysis for Business
BUS 470 Project Management
BUS 472 Business Analytics
STA 220 Introduction to Business Statistics II

One of the following (with the exception of core business courses):

  • 3 credits Finance (BUS 32X or BUS 42X)
  • 3 credits Human Resources (BUS 33X or BUS 43X)
  • 3 credits Leadership (BUS 44X)
  • 3 credits Business and Society (BUS 35X or 45X)
  • 3 credits International Business (BUS 36X or 46X)
  • 3 credits Marketing (BUS 38X)
  • 3 credits Accounting at the 300-level or higher

Entrepreneurship and Innovation
BUS 392 Business Planning for Social Entrepreneurs
BUS 492a/b Entrepreneurship Incubator

For a total of nine credits: One or two of the following:

  • BUS 441 Advanced Leadership
  • BUS 445 Special Topics in Leadership
  • BUS 449 Senior Leadership Research

At least one of the following:

  • BUS 380 Marketing Research
  • BUS 381/DVST 381 Societal and Social Marketing
  • BUS 382 Consumer Behaviour
  • BUS 383 Marketing Communications and Social Media
  • BUS 384 Brand Management
  • BUS 385 Special Topics in Marketing
  • BUS 495 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

Human Resource and Organization Development
BUS 330 Human Resource Management

Four of the following:

  • BUS 331 Organization Development and Change
  • BUS 431 Learning and Performance Management
  • BUS 432 Recruitment and Selection
  • BUS 433 Employee and Labour Relations
  • BUS 435 Special Topics in Human Resources
  • BUS 441 Advanced Leadership
  • BUS 445 Special Topics in Leadership
  • BUS 449 Senior Leadership Research
     

Marketing
BUS 380 Marketing Research
BUS 480 Strategic Marketing

Three of the following:

  • BUS 381/DVST 381 Societal and Social Marketing
  • BUS 382 Consumer Behaviour
  • BUS 383 Marketing Communications and Social Media
  • BUS 384 Brand Management
  • BUS 385 Special Topics in Marketing
  • BUS 485 Special Topics in Marketing

 

General Requirements for Completion and Graduation

  • Completion of a total of 120 credits (as outlined above)
  • A minimum of 72 credits must be taken at the 200-level or higher
  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0, with a CGPA of at least 2.0 in ACC/BUS courses combined