Get more out of your business education with a baccalaureate or applied degree from the JR Shaw School of Business. Many professional associations require a degree before they grant a designation. That’s why a business degree is a great way to further your career potential.
All degrees are 4-year programs. NAIT Business diploma graduates can enter the 3rd year of the business degree programs.
A JR Shaw School of Business' Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) provides more than just an in-depth business education. BBA students are trained to use and manage leading software applications and processes that enhance business productivity.
BBA graduates also meet the entrance requirements for a range of graduate programs in business, law and the social sciences.
NAIT's BBA degree can be taken full-time, part-time and online. We offer day and evening classes.
Accreditation and Industry Certification
The BBA is accredited by Alberta Advanced Education and approved by the Campus Alberta Quality Council. Many courses in the BBA curriculum are accepted as exemptions or pre-requisites in professional accounting, finance and human resource management credential programs such as CPA, CFP, CSC, PRM and LLQP.
The BBA management emphasis is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management. The BBA finance emphasis is accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams. The CFA program our BBA finance emphasis offers was the first university recognized program among polytechnics in Canada.
NAIT’s School of Business baccalaureate and applied degrees provide students with skills sought by employers, as well as the opportunity to work towards a number of professional designations and industry certifications, including
- Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
- Canadian Securities Course (CSC)
- Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
- Life License Qualification Program (LLQP)
- Professional Risk Manager (PRM)
- Certified in Management (CIM)
- Certified Marketing Research Professional (CMRP)
- Certified Sales Professional (CSP)
- Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR)
JR Shaw School of Business also offers an applied degree in Finance. Applied degrees blend regular classes and approved paid work experience placements (directed field studies). During directed field studies, students continue to complete research papers, critiques and case studies.
Applied degrees provide graduates with the advanced expertise and management skills required to supervise staff and succeed in the demanding field of financial management.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Business Administration in Finance can complete all the academic requirements for the Certified Financial Planning® designation and are skilled in the following
- financial planning
- securities and investments
- insurance sales
Graduates of the applied degree will also have earned credit towards related professional designations.
Open Studies provides an opportunity for individuals to successfully complete a maximum of 10 courses (equivalent 30 credits) without having to apply to a program. After completing these courses, students wanting to continue with their studies are required to apply to the BBA and pay the application fee. Eligible courses taken prior to admission will be recognized toward a NAIT BBA degree.