What you will learn
NAIT’s BBA degree provides an in-depth business education. Relevant theory is combined with the practical skills needed to put that knowledge to use in the workplace. Students gain hands-on expertise with leading software applications and business processes. Critical thinking, communication and teamwork skills are key learning objectives.
Required course work consists of 20 to 25 courses (60 hours and 3 credits each). These courses make up the core curriculum necessary to earn the BBA degree.
Trades to Degrees is open to recognized trades professionals who have 3–5 years of management experience. Training and career history is reviewed by NAIT as part of the application assessment. As part of this assessment, knowledge gaps may be identified. In cases where there are gaps, an advisor may recommend additional courses to be completed.
An applicant must be a Red Seal Certified journeyperson with 3–5 years of management experience in their trade. This demonstrates that applicants have already met competency requirements set forth by the Government of Alberta – Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) branch. For many trades, this may be as a certified journeyperson (also known as a journeyman ticket).
Consistent with the requirements to enter the BBA through other pathways, students admitted through the Trades to Degrees pathway will have the following high school credentials.
- An average of 65% across the following high school courses with no mark below 55%
- English 30-1 or English 30-2 or equivalent
- Grade 12 Math (pure or applied) or equivalent
- Three additional 30-level courses
- Proof of trade certification
- A letter of intent
- An updated resume detailing related career experience
- High school transcripts
- Any other post-secondary transcripts
Once all application documents have been received, applicants will meet with an advisor. If you don't meet these requirements, there may be other business pathways open to you, such as the Business for Journeyperson Management Diploma.