About the Program
Get more out of your business education with a baccalaureate degree from the JR Shaw School of Business. With the Bachelor or Business Administration (BBA) your classes will have a business focus from the first day of classes.
All degrees are 4-year programs. As many professional associations require a degree before they will grant a designation, a business degree is a great way to further your career potential. Business diploma grads from other Canadian schools can enter this degree program in Year 3. Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education supports an ongoing quality assurance approach to review and approve credit programs. The BBA received Ministerial approval based on the recommendation of the Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC).
Program courses by emphasis
- Business Level One
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- Human Resources
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $180
Tuition Cap: $1,940
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
Admission to Year 1:
- 55% in each of Grade 12 English, Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 or 30-2 or Applied Math 30.
- Three additional 30 level courses. 30-1 or 30-2 are acceptable.
- Students must achieve an overall average of 65% in the five 30-level courses.
NAIT Diploma graduate: (Admission to year 3) Completion of a Business Administration diploma program. Minimum GPA of 2.0.
External Diploma graduate: (Admission to year 3) Completion of a Business Administration diploma program. Minimum GPA of 2.3.
Completion of diplomas from Computer Engineering Technology and Digital Media and IT are acceptable for entry to Finance emphasis with a GPA of 2.3
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
The transferability of courses may vary by school – please get in touch and we can help you determine what courses can be used for advanced credit in the BBA program.
Accreditation & Industry Certification
The BBA has been approved by the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) as meeting the degree standards and requirements for their professional designation and development programs. Accordingly, many of the courses in the BBA curriculum are accepted as exemptions or pre-requisites in professional accounting, finance and human resource management designation programs including the LLQP, PRM, CFP, CFA, ACAF, CSC and CPHR.
In the spring of 2010, the BBA management emphasis was accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM). The BBA finance emphasis has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation 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.
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.