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JR Shaw School of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration Finance Concentration

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  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

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Open Studies

Open Studies allows you to explore credit courses without applying to a program.
It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.

International Students

Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.

Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 10 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of D in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

Take money further

Finance professionals find opportunities to grow and advise cash flow. As a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) student with an emphasis in Finance, you'll learn about investment trading, mergers, valuation and acquisitions. You'll also develop a well-rounded basis of critical thinking.

Finance emphasis students in the BBA degree are shown how to make effective financial decisions in areas including law, economics and international finance.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

The BBA with 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. Students who complete the BBA Baccalaureate degree also choose to continue on to many programs like a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

The BBA with Finance emphasis takes concepts beyond banking and money management to practice quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques, logic, and deductive reasoning vital to business decisions.

In the BBA with a Finance emphasis program, you’ll develop knowledge and skills for:

  •  financial planning and consultation relating to investing decisions for financial securities
  • management of diverse investment portfolios
  • financial analysis in business asset management, optimal portfolio formation, optimal methods of financing assets, risk management and international finance

Students taking the BBA with Finance emphasis complete:

  • 10 common first-year courses (required by students in all NAIT business programs)
  • 10 required finance courses
  • 15 core BBA general business courses
  • 5 elective courses (which may include additional finance courses)

All finance-related courses have prerequisites, so it is important to carefully plan the order of your studies.

Program schedule

Our course delivery is flexible, allowing you to take your classes in the daytime, evening or online to suit your schedule. We also have transfer credit and prior learning assessments for those who have done prior post-secondary or other formal training experience.

You can expect to spend on average:

  • 20 hours per week attending classes over the course of a semester.
  • 20 hours per week studying and completing class assignments.

After graduation

Following required coursework, you can achieve designations like:

Enter the workforce with confidence 

NAIT prepares you to succeed in the dynamic field of finance by providing class work on real industry cases and partnerships with industry.

Possible career outcomes include: 

  • certified financial planners
  • financial advisors
  • business analysts
  • loan/commercial credit officers
  • portfolio managers
  • portfolio analysts
  • investment specialists
  • stock brokers

Potential employers include:

  • banks, credit unions and treasury branches
  • trust companies, investment dealers and mutual fund companies
  • personal financial planning and consulting
  • retail, sales, insurance, accounting, stock brokerage
  • real estate and government
  • private business

Common first year

In the first year of the program, all business students take the same 10 foundational courses in order to gain core business knowledge. This allows students to experience a variety of business fields in order to decide which is the best fit. In the second, third and fourth years of studies, you will take the required courses to pursue an emphasis in Finance. 

BBA degree with emphasis

In the BBA career path with Finance emphasis, you will earn an emphasis on your transcript showing that you graduated in a specialized field of studies. This emphasis does not appear on your graduation parchment, but will be noted on your official student transcripts.

Apply in APAS

Students applying to any business administration diploma program will choose Bachelor of Business Administration when selecting the program on the  Alberta Post-Secondary Application System (APAS). More information can be found under How to Apply below.

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Business Level 1

ACCT1115Introductory Financial Accounting
  • Open Studies: Available

Students will acquire a basic knowledge of how to use financial data, prepare financial reports, and communicate financial information to various stakeholders. This course introduces students to foundational accounting principles, preparation of financial transactions and their implications on financial information.

ACCT1116Introductory Managerial Accounting
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: ACCT1115. (Enroll in ACCT1117 if ACCT1115 was completed prior to September 2019. Enroll in ACCT1116 if ACCT1115 was completed after September 2019.) This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course is an introduction to managerial accounting that balances the preparation of accounting information with its use for decision making. Accounting information will be used for decision making, planning and control, as well as performance evaluation.

ACCT1117Introductory Accounting II
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: ACCT1115. (Enroll in ACCT1117 if ACCT1115 was completed prior to September 2019. Enroll in ACCT1116 if ACCT1115 was completed after September 2019.) This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: ACCT120, ACCT121, ACCT220, JRSB117
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course introduces the student to the financial accounting concepts for current and non-current liabilities and shareholders’ equity (corporations). Analysis of financial statements provides a bridge to managerial accounting as one of the methods of performance measurement and evaluation. Students will be introduced to the budgeting process and explain the role budgeting plays in planning and control. Cost behavior, cost-volume-profit analysis, and segmented income statements will also be explored.

CMIS1150Business Productivity Software
  • Course Equivalencies: AAC120, CMIS241, JRSB150
  • Open Studies: Available

This course introduces productivity applications in business. Emphasis will be placed on applied computing to develop skills in office applications such as spreadsheet, documentation, presentation, and collaboration tools for problem-solving and decision-making.

COMM1101Communications I
  • Course Equivalencies: AAC160, BUSF850, COMM121, COMM122, JRSB101
  • Open Studies: Available

This course introduces the student to the complexities of written and oral communication. The students learn business writing strategies and techniques to communicate ideas effectively through written communication in an academic setting. Students will use software to compose, edit, and revise assignments with a focus on writing, critiquing, and editing text. Students are required to apply effective online and database research techniques and APA documentation to compile and write a formal information report. In addition to students gaining skills for effective writing, they will also learn effective oral presentation skills.

ECON1110Microeconomics
  • Course Equivalencies: AAC141, ECON186, ECON188, JRSB110
  • Open Studies: Available

Microeconomics examines the question of how individuals and firms use their scarce resources to attain economic goals, and how different economic systems try to solve this central problem of scarcity. Other key topics include the market system, elasticity of demand, and how firms make decisions and conduct themselves in the marketplace. Price and output determination for firms operating in each of pure competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly market structures is studied. The economic functions of government and basic environmental economics are examined.

ECON1112Macroeconomics
  • Course Equivalencies: AAC142, ECON187, ECON289, JRSB112
  • Open Studies: Available

The primary focus of this course is to explain the performance of the overall macro economy, as measured by gross domestic product, and other key economic indicators. Keynesian and Monetarist theories are examined and used as a framework to analyze and evaluate the effects of government fiscal and monetary policies on income, employment and inflation. The role of chartered banks is described when examining how the Bank of Canada implements monetary policy affecting Canada's interest rate. International economic issues of free trade, balance of payments and exchange rates are also examined and discussed.

FNCE1125Introduction to Finance
  • Course Equivalencies: BUSF855, FNCE282, JRSB125
  • Open Studies: Available

Introduction to Finance introduces the tools, calculations, and components needed to complete a financial plan; time value of money, financial goal setting, and tax planning concepts; and concepts and calculations relating to money, credit, and risk management. You will learn how to calculate the cost of revolving and installment type credit facilities and apply the tools and techniques required to purchase and finance a home. The course also introduces fundamental concepts in investing, including a discussion of mutual funds, stocks, and bonds. Retirement and estate planning concepts, including annuity and retirement income calculations, will be discussed.

MARK1130Introduction to Marketing
  • Course Equivalencies: AAC250, JRSB130, MARK166, MARK167
  • Open Studies: Available

This course introduces you to the principles of marketing. The key concepts, methods of analysis, strategies, and tactics critical to managing profitable customer relationships in today's dynamic and connected environment are presented. Major emphasis is placed on the marketing mix and its strategic application to an increasingly complex business environment. In particular, the detailed areas of product, promotion, price, and distribution are examined in reference to achieving company objectives.

MGMT1120Principles of Management
  • Course Equivalencies: JRSB120
  • Open Studies: Available

MGMT1120 introduces the student to the key principles of management in contemporary business environments: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. These principles are examined from the perspective of the manager, and are elaborated upon using case studies, small group and class discussions, as well as course projects and assignments. Moreover, the student will learn how these four principles work in an integrated fashion to create a solid foundation for best management practices in the business firm or not-for-profit organization.

ORGB1135Organizational Behaviour
  • Requisites: Co-requisite: COMM1101. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: AAC230, JRSB135, ORGB191, ORGB192
  • Open Studies: Available

This course provides an introduction to the influence of the manager and the employee on the organization and work. The point of view is managing individual differences for increased productivity and satisfaction. As well, a framework for understanding behaviour in a variety of settings is studied. Case problems are solved by groups using the rational decision-making process.

Level 2 - Core courses

BLAW2205Business Law
  • Course Equivalencies: AAC220, BLAW161, BLAW162, JRSB205
  • Open Studies: Available

The objective of the course is to develop sophisticated clients. Students learn how to engage an appropriate lawyer and how to conduct basic legal research online. After examining Canada's legal systems, the course addresses how laws are made and enforced by various branches of government. Constitutional law, including an analysis of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, follows. Human rights legislation is similarly evaluated from a business perspective. The Canadian court system is contrasted with various forms of alternative dispute resolution. Students learn how civil actions in Provincial Court, Civil, are conducted. Tort law is examined to identify the potential liabilities businesses may face. Insurance law, contract law and forms of business organizations are likewise studied from a risk management perspective. The course concludes with employment law, including the common law and the relevant legislation.

CMIS2250Management Information Systems and Analytics
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: CMIS1150. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: JRSB250
  • Open Studies: Available

This course offers theory and application of management information-processing systems that support the activities of an organization. The course emphasizes application of tools used in data analytics, process models, and business systems. Management Information Systems concepts and foundational theories are examined to provide context to the practical exercises.

COMM2215Communications II
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: COMM1101. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: COMM221, JRSB215
  • Open Studies: Available

This course places a heavy weight on in-class performances: writing, speaking, questioning and answering questions. Assignments will include in-class business correspondence writing. Students will have multiple speaking opportunities in front of the class to introduce other students, present prepared speeches and to give constructive critiques. Students will also take their turns as members of a hiring panel and as candidates in mock job interviews. Outside of class, students will complete reading assignments in the text, rehearse speeches and interview responses, and write personal profile documents for specific job applications and for building an on-line presence.

ECON2236The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: ECON1112. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE236
  • Open Studies: Available

This course examines the roles and structures of the financial markets, financial intermediaries, and regulations of the financial industry in Canada as well as a brief overview of foreign exchange markets. You will become familiar with issues and practices affecting this dynamic industry. ECON1110 is highly recommended.

FNCE2211Cash Management
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: ACCT1115 and (ACCT1116 or ACCT1117). This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE211
  • Open Studies: Available

Managing cash flow is crucial for individuals, small businesses and corporations. Effective cash management involves both short-term and long-term planning with the use of the Statement of Cash Flows. In this course students will integrate fundamental accounting ratios and statement analysis to manage the movement of cash in a business. Ultimately students will be able to create an effective cash management plan.

FNCE2252Credit Management
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: ACCT1115 and (ACCT1117 or ACCT1116). This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE252
  • Open Studies: Available

Credit Management will cover the practical applications of consumer, commercial and mercantile credit. Management of accounts receivable, collections and bankruptcy will be examined to give students the up-to-date design of the credit industry. Credit analysis as done by lenders will be diagrammed with a view to aid the student in preparing credit proposals for small businesses. Financial management software and/or a computerized financial simulation will apply financial and credit analysis techniques.

FNCE2280Investments
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: FNCE1125 or an emphasis of Finance Year 3. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE280
  • Open Studies: Available

Investments introduces the student to our capital markets, their institutions, the regulatory bodies and the financial securities available to investors. Students research the macroeconomic influences and business fundamentals that create value and the models used to price financial securities. The dynamics of the markets are studied continuously to analyze the performance of investments and to develop strategies for constructing investment portfolios. A foundation to the world of investing is established.

FNCE3323Corporate Finance
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: ECON1110, ECON1112, ACCT1115, (ACCT 1116 or ACCT1117) and FNCE1125, or Level 3. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: AAC341, FNCE223, FNCE323
  • Open Studies: Available

Corporate Finance examines financial and investment decisions from the corporation's perspective. The financial markets, the tradeoff between risk and return, the firm’s cost of capital, capital budgeting decisions, the firm’s working capital management decisions and the derivatives markets are integral to the valuation of financial assets. This is the scope of corporate finance.

STAT2201Business Statistics
  • Requisites: This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: AAC245, JRSB201, STAT218, STAT219
  • Open Studies: Available

This is an introductory statistics course designed to give students the ability to evaluate business problems using descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics will encompass descriptive statistics and data analysis, probability theory, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Learning objectives for each topic are reinforced with business problems and/or small case studies.

Level 2 - Elective courses (choose 1)

FNCE3336Canadian Securities Course I
  • Requisites: Students who have completed FNCE3335 may not enroll in FNCE3336. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This is an intensive investment course that prepares the student for Part I of the Canadian Securities Course. Students focus on such topics as capital markets, the Canadian economy, listing and regulation, financial statements, fixed income securities, equities, and derivatives.

FNCE3281Stock Market Simulation
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: FNCE2280 or active in the Bachelor of Applied Business Administration - Finance program. Co-requisite: FNCE3323. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE281
  • Open Studies: Available

In this simulation students will participate in a real time, global simulation that will blend Modern Portfolio/Fundamental/Technical Analyses while students trade a broad range of financial securities. Students will measure, report and manage an investment portfolio to preserve capital and to maximize returns.

MARK2271Professional Selling Principles
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: COMM1101, MARK1130 or an emphasis in Marketing Year 3. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: MARK271
  • Open Studies: Available

This course examines the role of personal selling in the company's strategy, including models of communication and methods of selling. A primary focus is the development of applied selling skills that focuses on the attitudes and behaviours of successful sales people. Students will practice selling through role plays and will also be given the opportunity to expand their network through interviews with marketing professionals.

Level 3 - Core courses

CMIS3350Business Analytics and Data Visualization
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: CMIS2250 or Level 3 or Level 4. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Business Analytics and Data Visualization. It applies the processes, methodologies, and practices used to transform data into useful information to support business decision-making. Students gain skills by completing analytics projects introducing design principles for creating meaningful displays of quantitative and qualitative data. A major focus is on descriptive analytics, including data analysis and data visualization, which is understanding, manipulating, evaluating, and presenting the many complex data and information streams that drive today’s businesses and organizations.

ETHC3311Ethics Fundamentals
  • Requisites: Co-requisite: COMM3321. Students enrolled in ETHC3311 may not enroll in ETHC3200.
  • Course Equivalencies: JRSB311
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Ethics Fundamentals examines moral philosophy and ethical behaviour from individual, organizational, and societal perspectives. Students will be prepared to engage in ethical decision making by developing a personal moral compass that can guide their current and future behaviour. They will explore moral philosophical development through exposure to the works of moral philosophers and current practical ethics scholars. Students will apply these theories, analytical methods, and their research to current practices and events that exemplify situations they may encounter in future courses, employment, and societal situations.

ECON3340Business and Its Environment
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: ECON1110, ECON1112, BLAW2205 or Level 3.
  • Course Equivalencies: JRSB340
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Business and its Environment examines the political, regulatory, social and special interest elements within which businesses operate. Business firms just do not compete against each other in their market environments, they also compete for success outside - to shape and to accommodate public policy, public regulation, and public expectations. The vantage point of the course is the business firm and its leadership, rather than the public service and public administration. Developing the abilities to create effective strategies for interacting with the environment in which business firms operate, will enable the students to make better business decisions.

Level 3 - Required courses (choose 4, plus COMM3321)

COMM3321Critical Reading and Writing
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: COMM1101 or active in the Bachelor of Applied Business Administration - Finance program. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE321, JRSB321
  • Open Studies: Available

Students will examine works in written and other media in order to develop critical thinking and critical analysis skills required to evaluate business, social, political, and environmental issues and concepts. Students will scrutinize how rhetorical strategies and persuasive tactics are used to motivate and manipulate the audience of a work. Non-fiction, fiction, visual communication, and film/video communication may be discussed in the course. The writing component of the course focuses on advanced writing, documentation, persuasion, and research skills.

FNCE3313Insurance
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program or the Bachelor of Applied Business Administration Accounting/Finance program.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE313
  • Open Studies: Available

Insurance will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of risk and risk management principles. Risk transfer strategies using various types of insurance plans will be discussed. In addition, the features, benefits, and taxation issues surrounding these plans will be examined. Other key topics covered in this course include insurance law and insurance company operations.

TAXX3312Taxation for Financial Planning
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: FNCE2280. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE312
  • Open Studies: Available

Taxation for Financial Planning will provide students with an overview of the fundamental principles, concepts, and applications of Canadian federal income tax legislation for individual taxpayers and small business owners. Topics include the concepts of income and liability for tax, personal taxation, capital cost allowance, income attribution, capital gains and losses, and alternative minimum tax.

FNCE3336Canadian Securities Course I
  • Requisites: Students who have completed FNCE3335 may not enroll in FNCE3336. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This is an intensive investment course that prepares the student for Part I of the Canadian Securities Course. Students focus on such topics as capital markets, the Canadian economy, listing and regulation, financial statements, fixed income securities, equities, and derivatives.

FNCE3337Canadian Securities Course II
  • Requisites: Students who have completed FNCE3335 may not enroll in FNCE3337. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This is an intensive investment course that prepares the student for Exam II of the Canadian Securities Course. The CSC Part-II course extends investment knowledge into Fundamental and Technical Analysis, Modern Portfolio Theory, Managed Funds and Private/Institutional Interactions.

FNCE3314Retirement and Estate Planning
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE2280. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE314
  • Open Studies: Available

Retirement and estate planning examines goal setting in the context of achieving financial security through government pensions, registered pensions and other savings. Estate planning prepares for the distribution of assets in a tax-efficient manner through wills, trusts, and donations to charity. Retirement and Estate Planning is suitable for individuals interested in financial planning and for those who aspire to pursue the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.

FNCE3281Stock Market Simulation
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: FNCE2280 or active in the Bachelor of Applied Business Administration - Finance program. Co-requisite: FNCE3323. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE281
  • Open Studies: Available

In this simulation students will participate in a real time, global simulation that will blend Modern Portfolio/Fundamental/Technical Analyses while students trade a broad range of financial securities. Students will measure, report and manage an investment portfolio to preserve capital and to maximize returns.

FNCE3381Securities Valuation
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: FNCE3323 or active in the Bachelor of Applied Business Administration - Finance program. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE391
  • Open Studies: Available

Securities valuation is the estimation of an asset's value based either on such variables as dividends, free cash flow, growth rates and discount rates, perceived to be related to future investment returns, or on comparisons with similar assets using relative valuation techniques. This course will uncover and discuss the input variables that are required in most risk and return models that are used for securities valuation. These input variables will be applied to the two basic approaches to securities valuation: discounted cash flow valuation and relative valuation. Students will develop their quantitative and qualitative skills in securities valuation through online lectures and discussion, and the completion of a securities valuation project. This course is ideally suited for those students who wish to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and/or would like to develop their knowledge in the areas of corporate finance, securities valuation, and portfolio management.

ECON3380Economic History
  • Requisites: This course is availabe to students that have completed Level 2. Prerequisites: ECON1110, ECON1112, STAT2201.
  • Course Equivalencies: JRSB380
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Economic History deals with comprehensive issues related to the premarket economy, the Industrial Revolution, the emergence of Capitalism and its penchant for innovative production processes, and the contemporary challenges of globalization and the information-based economy. Moreover, the course will assess how economic events from the past have shaped the financial world of today. A combination of statistical and financial principles coupled with the application of relevant economic theory will be utilized to evaluate important economic events and their relevance to current situations and challenges.

SMGT3309Corporate Governance
  • Requisites: This course is available to students that have completed Level 2. Prerequisite: FNCE1125. Co-requisite: FNCE3323.
  • Course Equivalencies: JRSB309, MGMT309
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Corporate Governance describes how private sector organizations are governed to create shareholder value. The course covers roles and responsibilities of Directors and Board committees, as well as Board evaluation, and best practices of Board governance. The course also covers the normal oversight, monitoring and reporting that is required to execute the duties of a Corporate Director in Canada.

STAT3301Econometrics
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: STAT2201 or an emphasis in Finance Year 3.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Econometrics is a course designed as a continuation of STAT2201. This course will provide students with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to apply statistical concepts to solve applied economics and business problems and plan and execute independent research projects. Students will learn the logic and procedures of common statistical techniques. Statistical software such as SPSS/MINITAB/Excel/StatCrunch will be used to complement student learning. At the end of the course, students will be able to read and evaluate a research study using methods such as basic data analysis, regression analysis, forecasting, and analysis of variance (ANOVA).

Level 3 - Electives (you may choose up to two level 3 courses from any other concentration as well)

FNCE3313Insurance
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program or the Bachelor of Applied Business Administration Accounting/Finance program.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE313
  • Open Studies: Available

Insurance will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of risk and risk management principles. Risk transfer strategies using various types of insurance plans will be discussed. In addition, the features, benefits, and taxation issues surrounding these plans will be examined. Other key topics covered in this course include insurance law and insurance company operations.

TAXX3312Taxation for Financial Planning
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: FNCE2280. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE312
  • Open Studies: Available

Taxation for Financial Planning will provide students with an overview of the fundamental principles, concepts, and applications of Canadian federal income tax legislation for individual taxpayers and small business owners. Topics include the concepts of income and liability for tax, personal taxation, capital cost allowance, income attribution, capital gains and losses, and alternative minimum tax.

FNCE3336Canadian Securities Course I
  • Requisites: Students who have completed FNCE3335 may not enroll in FNCE3336. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This is an intensive investment course that prepares the student for Part I of the Canadian Securities Course. Students focus on such topics as capital markets, the Canadian economy, listing and regulation, financial statements, fixed income securities, equities, and derivatives.

FNCE3337Canadian Securities Course II
  • Requisites: Students who have completed FNCE3335 may not enroll in FNCE3337. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This is an intensive investment course that prepares the student for Exam II of the Canadian Securities Course. The CSC Part-II course extends investment knowledge into Fundamental and Technical Analysis, Modern Portfolio Theory, Managed Funds and Private/Institutional Interactions.

FNCE3314Retirement and Estate Planning
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE2280. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE314
  • Open Studies: Available

Retirement and estate planning examines goal setting in the context of achieving financial security through government pensions, registered pensions and other savings. Estate planning prepares for the distribution of assets in a tax-efficient manner through wills, trusts, and donations to charity. Retirement and Estate Planning is suitable for individuals interested in financial planning and for those who aspire to pursue the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.

FNCE3381Securities Valuation
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: FNCE3323 or active in the Bachelor of Applied Business Administration - Finance program. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE391
  • Open Studies: Available

Securities valuation is the estimation of an asset's value based either on such variables as dividends, free cash flow, growth rates and discount rates, perceived to be related to future investment returns, or on comparisons with similar assets using relative valuation techniques. This course will uncover and discuss the input variables that are required in most risk and return models that are used for securities valuation. These input variables will be applied to the two basic approaches to securities valuation: discounted cash flow valuation and relative valuation. Students will develop their quantitative and qualitative skills in securities valuation through online lectures and discussion, and the completion of a securities valuation project. This course is ideally suited for those students who wish to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and/or would like to develop their knowledge in the areas of corporate finance, securities valuation, and portfolio management.

ECON3380Economic History
  • Requisites: This course is availabe to students that have completed Level 2. Prerequisites: ECON1110, ECON1112, STAT2201.
  • Course Equivalencies: JRSB380
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Economic History deals with comprehensive issues related to the premarket economy, the Industrial Revolution, the emergence of Capitalism and its penchant for innovative production processes, and the contemporary challenges of globalization and the information-based economy. Moreover, the course will assess how economic events from the past have shaped the financial world of today. A combination of statistical and financial principles coupled with the application of relevant economic theory will be utilized to evaluate important economic events and their relevance to current situations and challenges.

SMGT3309Corporate Governance
  • Requisites: This course is available to students that have completed Level 2. Prerequisite: FNCE1125. Co-requisite: FNCE3323.
  • Course Equivalencies: JRSB309, MGMT309
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Corporate Governance describes how private sector organizations are governed to create shareholder value. The course covers roles and responsibilities of Directors and Board committees, as well as Board evaluation, and best practices of Board governance. The course also covers the normal oversight, monitoring and reporting that is required to execute the duties of a Corporate Director in Canada.

STAT3301Econometrics
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: STAT2201 or an emphasis in Finance Year 3.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Econometrics is a course designed as a continuation of STAT2201. This course will provide students with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to apply statistical concepts to solve applied economics and business problems and plan and execute independent research projects. Students will learn the logic and procedures of common statistical techniques. Statistical software such as SPSS/MINITAB/Excel/StatCrunch will be used to complement student learning. At the end of the course, students will be able to read and evaluate a research study using methods such as basic data analysis, regression analysis, forecasting, and analysis of variance (ANOVA).

Level 4 - Core courses

CMIS4450Strategic Approaches to Information Systems
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: CMIS3350. This course is available to Open Studies students. Students enrolled in CMIS4450 may not enroll in CMIS4409.
  • Course Equivalencies: JRSB450
  • Open Studies: Available

This course examines strategic-level information technology resources and organizational issues. The role of information systems in helping organizations conduct business in radically different and more effective ways is examined. Strategic planning, analysis, design, implementation, and governance of information technology in order to ensure alignment with business and organizational goals are investigated. The strategic impact of emerging technologies is considered.

FNCE4467International Finance
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: FNCE3323. This course is available to Open Studies students. Students should only take this course if they are completing their BBA Finance Emphasis.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE467, SMGT4460
  • Open Studies: Available

International Finance develops a broad conceptual basis for making financial decisions in a corporate management setting. Drivers of foreign exchange rates will be examined, such as balance of payments and parity conditions. For a firm, various types of exposure to foreign exchange risks, sourcing funds globally, foreign direct investment, multinational capital budgeting and international trade financing will be explored, and techniques that firms use to protect against adverse foreign exchange movements will be detailed. The perspective will be that of a manager in a multinational enterprise, not that of an investor or a speculator.

SMGT4470Selected Topics in Business
  • Requisites: This course is available to students that have completed Level 2. Prerequisites: COMM3321.
  • Course Equivalencies: JRSB470
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course addresses different topics of interest in business and may include topics from an array of business related issues or from the more traditional management, accounting, finance, marketing and/or human resource functional areas. It will be delivered in a seminar format where each student is integrally involved in the discussion, analysis and assessment of issues through readings, cases or other modes of examination. The course is designed to be participatory and to stimulate research and out-of-the-box thinking about current issues.

Level 4 - Required (choose 4, plus FNCE4484)

FNCE4484Behavioural Finance
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE3323. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE484
  • Open Studies: Available

Behavioural Finance is the academic discipline which examines how psychological and sociological factors affect financial decisions. Traditional finance theory assumes investors are perfectly rational, well informed and able to process information correctly and rapidly. Behavioural Finance examines human vulnerability to irrational decisions and the consequent effect on markets. It investigates how financial decisions are influenced by cognitive and emotional biases, social and political considerations. The tools and applications of Behavioural Finance are examined, analyzed, applied, and evaluated.

FNCE4401Finance Theory
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE3323. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course connects modern financial theory; portfolio theory, CAPM, arbitrage pricing theory, option pricing; to the valuation and the presentation of value through financial statements. Research will be appraised as to the impact the theories and financial presentation can have on investors, financial managers, regulatory bodies and society.

FNCE4415Financing New Ventures
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE3323.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course examines the range of financing options available to organizations or individuals at the start-up phase of the life cycle of a new venture. Entrepreneurs need to look at all sources of capital that will allow them to create value, reduce risk and position themselves for additional investment. This course will cover a range of funding sources including angel investors, seed and venture capital, and private equity, and the latest trends in venture financing. This course will offer different perspectives, including that of the entrepreneur and that of a potential investor. Students will learn about navigating the investment world, determining appropriate capital sources for ventures, and the investment criteria employed by different types of sources. This course will also address business planning, basic finance and creating an investor presentation.

FNCE4432Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE3323. This course is available to Open Studies students. Students enrolled in FNCE4432 may not enroll in ACCT4402.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE432
  • Open Studies: Available

Advanced Finance extends the application and capital market theories of introductory corporate finance developed to support the investment, financing and payout decisions of the corporation. Practical tools and techniques for effective financial decision-making are synthesized with the theories of finance, while appraising these decisions in the context of value creation.

FNCE4471Advanced Portfolio Theory
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE2280, FNCE3323. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE471
  • Open Studies: Available

At the heart of successful portfolio management lies in the dynamic process of planning, execution and feedback. Advanced Portfolio Theory will explore comprehensive issues in managing individual and institutional investor portfolios, capital market expectations, monitoring, rebalancing and evaluating the performance of a portfolio. Concepts will be explained by working through real life examples. Students will be equipped with the quantitative and qualitative skills in portfolio management through lectures, problem solving and case analyses. The course is suitable for individuals aspire to pursue a career in investment, a CFA designation and with an interest in finance.

FNCE4475Advanced Securities Trading
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE2280, FNCE3323.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE475
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course prepares the students for professional securities trading. It introduces the principles, strategies, and methods of trading systems development over different trading mandates, types of securities, execution venues and time horizons. It provides theoretical background and the practical skills for trading strategy formulation, execution, back-testing, and performance measurement on a variety of basic securities and financial derivatives. The course teaches the techniques of algorithmic electronic trading, institutional, block trading, and open outcry, based on the efficient utilization of various quantitative methods and software tools.

FNCE4477Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: FNCE3323. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE477
  • Open Studies: Available

Derivatives and Risk Management introduces the fundamental principles and methods for risk management using derivative securities. It provides students with the theoretical background and the practical skills for valuation of all basic financial derivatives: options, futures, and forwards, and the principles of structuring more advanced strategies for trading and hedging. The students will learn how to apply these strategies to the management of various types of risks, including market risk, foreign exchange risk, interest rate risk, and credit risk. The course also covers the essential details for market organization and the mechanics of derivatives trading.

FNCE4482Considerations in Wealth Management
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE3323, FNCE3381. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course is designed for individuals preparing to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation. Typical students for whom this course is intended are practicing financial services professionals and students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The course includes a comprehensive coverage of quantitative and qualitative wealth management skills, techniques and practices. The quantitative skills and techniques include statistical and analytical methods used in investment decision making and assessment of risk for a wide variety of investment options. The qualitative focus is on corporate governance, ethical standards and finance industry practices. It is recommended that students complete STAT3301 before attempting this course.

FNCE4484Behavioural Finance
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE3323. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE484
  • Open Studies: Available

Behavioural Finance is the academic discipline which examines how psychological and sociological factors affect financial decisions. Traditional finance theory assumes investors are perfectly rational, well informed and able to process information correctly and rapidly. Behavioural Finance examines human vulnerability to irrational decisions and the consequent effect on markets. It investigates how financial decisions are influenced by cognitive and emotional biases, social and political considerations. The tools and applications of Behavioural Finance are examined, analyzed, applied, and evaluated.

FNCE4487Financial Risk Management
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: STAT2201 or an emphasis of Finance Year 3. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

Financial Risk Management prepares students for the job of professional risk managers and supports the preparation of those seeking the corresponding professional designation. The course covers the fundamental principles, practices and methods of market, credit and operational risk management. It provides students with the theoretical background and the practical skills for identification, assessment, modeling, and control of different types of risks. The students will learn how to apply these strategies to the analysis of cases involving risk management failures of actual companies. The course also addresses the essential details of ethics and professional conduct.

Level 4 - Electives (you may choose up to two courses from any other concentration as well)

FNCE4401Finance Theory
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE3323. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course connects modern financial theory; portfolio theory, CAPM, arbitrage pricing theory, option pricing; to the valuation and the presentation of value through financial statements. Research will be appraised as to the impact the theories and financial presentation can have on investors, financial managers, regulatory bodies and society.

FNCE4432Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE3323. This course is available to Open Studies students. Students enrolled in FNCE4432 may not enroll in ACCT4402.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE432
  • Open Studies: Available

Advanced Finance extends the application and capital market theories of introductory corporate finance developed to support the investment, financing and payout decisions of the corporation. Practical tools and techniques for effective financial decision-making are synthesized with the theories of finance, while appraising these decisions in the context of value creation.

FNCE4471Advanced Portfolio Theory
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE2280, FNCE3323. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE471
  • Open Studies: Available

At the heart of successful portfolio management lies in the dynamic process of planning, execution and feedback. Advanced Portfolio Theory will explore comprehensive issues in managing individual and institutional investor portfolios, capital market expectations, monitoring, rebalancing and evaluating the performance of a portfolio. Concepts will be explained by working through real life examples. Students will be equipped with the quantitative and qualitative skills in portfolio management through lectures, problem solving and case analyses. The course is suitable for individuals aspire to pursue a career in investment, a CFA designation and with an interest in finance.

FNCE4475Advanced Securities Trading
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE2280, FNCE3323.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE475
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course prepares the students for professional securities trading. It introduces the principles, strategies, and methods of trading systems development over different trading mandates, types of securities, execution venues and time horizons. It provides theoretical background and the practical skills for trading strategy formulation, execution, back-testing, and performance measurement on a variety of basic securities and financial derivatives. The course teaches the techniques of algorithmic electronic trading, institutional, block trading, and open outcry, based on the efficient utilization of various quantitative methods and software tools.

FNCE4482Considerations in Wealth Management
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE3323, FNCE3381. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course is designed for individuals preparing to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation. Typical students for whom this course is intended are practicing financial services professionals and students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The course includes a comprehensive coverage of quantitative and qualitative wealth management skills, techniques and practices. The quantitative skills and techniques include statistical and analytical methods used in investment decision making and assessment of risk for a wide variety of investment options. The qualitative focus is on corporate governance, ethical standards and finance industry practices. It is recommended that students complete STAT3301 before attempting this course.

FNCE4487Financial Risk Management
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: STAT2201 or an emphasis of Finance Year 3. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

Financial Risk Management prepares students for the job of professional risk managers and supports the preparation of those seeking the corresponding professional designation. The course covers the fundamental principles, practices and methods of market, credit and operational risk management. It provides students with the theoretical background and the practical skills for identification, assessment, modeling, and control of different types of risks. The students will learn how to apply these strategies to the analysis of cases involving risk management failures of actual companies. The course also addresses the essential details of ethics and professional conduct.

LEAD3300Leadership
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: COMM1101 or Level 3.
  • Course Equivalencies: AAC380, ACCT500, MGMT300
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course explores concepts and models often associated with effective leadership to give ideas and structure to the students’ personal exploration of the meaning of effective leadership. In the process of examining these concepts and models, students will assess their own personal leadership styles and learn how they can develop leadership skills to enhance their own potential. Encouraging congruency between the students’ definition of effective leadership and their own behaviours allows the students to present themselves in their leadership roles as genuine and authentic. Because of the nature of this skills development course, students must be prepared to go beyond the academic/intellectual in order to internalize their learning (learning in the “affective domain”), identify any need for behavioural changes, and actually demonstrate their movement toward skill development.

SMGT3309Corporate Governance
  • Requisites: This course is available to students that have completed Level 2. Prerequisite: FNCE1125. Co-requisite: FNCE3323.
  • Course Equivalencies: JRSB309, MGMT309
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Corporate Governance describes how private sector organizations are governed to create shareholder value. The course covers roles and responsibilities of Directors and Board committees, as well as Board evaluation, and best practices of Board governance. The course also covers the normal oversight, monitoring and reporting that is required to execute the duties of a Corporate Director in Canada.

SMGT4410Business Competitive Analysis
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: COMM1101 or Level 4. Corequisite: COMM3321.
  • Course Equivalencies: JRSB410
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course will focus on using a variety of business analysis methods, tools and techniques to answer important questions regarding the enterprise's ability to compete. The use of competitive analysis assists the decision-makers in understanding and predicting critical market-changing actions that may be taken by competitors. Students will apply scientific and non-scientific methods to interpret information, produce insightful competitive intelligence analysis and create action recommendations for decision-makers.

Tuition

Cost Per Credit: $180
Tuition Cap: $1,940

Tuition for International Students

Cost Per Credit: $747
Tuition Cap: $8,051

Mandatory Fees

NAITSA: $129
U-Pass: $175
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70

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Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)

Level 1 Term 1: $950
Level 1 Term 2: $875
Level 2 Term 1: $875
Level 2 Term 2: $875
Level 3 Term 1: $875
Level 3 Term 2: $875
Level 4 Term 1: $875
Level 4 Term 2: $875


Dates & Deadlines

We recommend submitting your program application at least 90 days before the application deadline.

Application Deadline: Sep 03, 2019

Term Start Date: Sep 03, 2019

Program Availability Status:  

Domestic Applicants: OP
International Applicants: OP

Entrance Requirements

High School Applicant: (for applicants who have completed less than 24 post-secondary credits)

  • Minimum 55% in Grade 12 English
  • Minimum 55% in Pure math 30 or Math 30-1 or 30-2 or Applied Math 30
  • Three additional 30 level courses (30-1 or 30-2 courses are acceptable) *An overall minimum average of 65% in the five required high school courses
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

External Post-Secondary Applicant: (for applicants who have completed a minimum of 24 post-secondary credits and their most recent minimum 24 credits were completed outside of NAIT)

  • Completion of minimum 24 post-secondary credits with an Admission GPA (based on the most recent minimum 24 credits) of 2.3*
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

NAIT Post-Secondary Applicant: (for applicants who have completed a minimum of 24 post-secondary credits and their most recent minimum 24 credits were completed in a credit program at NAIT)

  • Completion of minimum 24 post-secondary credits with an Admission GPA (based on the most recent minimum 24 credits) of 2.0*
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

*Applicants that do not meet the minimum AGPA requirement that have a minimum AGPA of 1.7 may enroll in any three of the following four Open Studies courses. Completion of three of these four Open Studies courses with a minimum mark of 70% (B-) in each course will satisfy the AGPA requirement for the program:

  • CMIS3350 Business Analytics and Data Visualization
  • ETHC3311 Ethics Fundamentals*
  • ECON3340 Business and Its Environment
  • COMM3321 Critical Reading and Writing*

Note: COMM3321 and ETHC3311 must be taken in the same term or COMM3321 must be taken before ETHC3311

*Please note that acceptance into the program does not guarantee transfer credits. Transfer credits evaluation will take place after the student is accepted into the program.

Business Diploma Graduates: (for applicants who want to start at Year 3)

  • Completion of a Business Administration diploma with a Graduation of 2.3 (if the diploma was obtained outside of NAIT) or 2.0 (for internal NAIT Business grads)
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

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Scholarships & Awards

The following scholarships and/or bursaries are available to you as a student in this program. To access your opportunities, visit the Student Portal.

Argus Machine Co. Ltd. – Kranenburg & Hallett Award – BBA I $2,000.00
  • Award Amount: $2,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to third year students of the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAIT.The successful candidate will demonstrate academic excellence based on their fifth semester marks, a hard-working and dedicated attitude, and currently show financial need.

Argus Machine Co. Ltd. – Kranenburg & Hallett Award – BBA II $2,000.00
  • Award Amount: $2,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to fourth year students of the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAIT.The successful candidate will demonstrate academic excellence based on their seventh semester marks, a hard-working and dedicated attitude, and currently show financial need.

C.J. Woods, FCA & Family Scholarship - Winter $2,500.00
  • Award Amount: $2,500.00
  • Number of Awards: 2

Criteria:
Available to students enrolled in the final year of the Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of highest academic achievement in the third year of the program.

Canadian Western Bank Entrance Award $2,000.00
  • Award Amount: $2,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to full-time students entering the JR Shaw School of Business. Awarded on the basis of top academic achievement in the final year of high school or upgrading courses. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Coca-Cola Bottling Ltd. Scholarship II $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 4

Criteria:
Available to first year students in the JR Shaw School of Business and the School of Health and Life Sciences. This award is based on outstanding academic achievement in the first semester marks.

CPA Education Foundation Accounting Scholarship - Spring $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 2

Criteria:
Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement in Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACCT2206) and Intermediate Managerial Accounting I (ACCT2211). Preference given to a student intending to complete the CPA professional education program to achieve the Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

HSBC Bank Canada Award $5,000.00
  • Award Amount: $5,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a first year student enrolled in the JR Shaw School of Business at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement, community service and financial need.

JR Shaw School of Business Fall Entrance Scholarships $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 12

Criteria:
Available to students anticipating completion of a NAIT Business Diploma before May 31st and enrolled in the third year of the Bachelor of Business Administration Program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement upon entrance into the program.

JR Shaw School of Business Winter Entrance Scholarships $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 12

Criteria:
Available to students anticipating completion of a NAIT Business Diploma before December 31st and enrolled in the third year of the Bachelor of Business Administration Program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement upon entrance into the program.

NorQuest College - Dave Hoy Achievement Award $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a NorQuest College student entering the first year of a Business or Technical program as a full-time student, and who have completed their studies with NorQuest College within the last three years. Awarded on the basis of the highest mark in two combined subjects as follows: if applying to a Technical program the subjects are Math and Science: if applying to a Business program the subjects are Math and English.

The Darwin Park Imperial Bursary $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a second year student in the Chemical Engineering Technology, Instrumentation Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Materials Engineering Technology, School of Business, or Computer Engineering Technology program. The applicant must be a resident of Alberta; must have performed a high level of academic achievement, either prior to or during their attendance at NAIT; must have demonstrated leadership in various extra-curricular activities that have provided, or will provide, benefits to their school or to the community-at-large. Such extra-curricular activities might include community volunteer work or participation in school or community related art, music, science, or athletic programs. Special consideration will be given to students who have exhibited a high degree of courage, character and academic performance while overcoming significant challenges in their lives, such as illness, physical debilitation, or difficult family circumstances. An essay is required.

The Jeannie and Jack Agrios BBA Scholarship - Spring $1,500.00
  • Award Amount: $1,500.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to third year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Enterprise Management at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of top academic achievement in the third year of the program.

Universal Dental Laboratories Ltd. & Friends Entrepreneurship & Innovation Scholarship - Fall $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to students enrolled in the third year of the Bachelor of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship & Innovation program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement upon entrance into the third year.

BOMA Edmonton Business Scholarship $1,250.00
  • Award Amount: $1,250.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to students enrolled in their final year of the Bachelor of Business Administration or Business Administration - Year 1 program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of high academic achievement in the previous semester and demonstrated leadership skills.

Canadian Petroleum Tax Society Scholarship - Spring $750.00
  • Award Amount: $750.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a second year student in the Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting program at NAIT. Awarded to the student achieving the highest academic standing in Taxation II.

CIBC Bachelor of Business Administration Bursaries $4,000.00
  • Award Amount: $4,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 7

Criteria:
Available to first year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of a minimum academic achievement of 75% upon acceptance in the program, demonstrated financial need and community involvement. Students must submit an essay outlining how they will benefit from this bursary. The selected recipients will receive an additional $4,000 upon successfully entering the subsequent years of study in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAIT with a minimum academic standing of 75%.

Coca-Cola Bottling Ltd. Scholarship I $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 3

Criteria:
Available to second year students in the JR Shaw School of Business and the School of Health and Life Sciences. This award is based on outstanding academic achievement in the first year marks.

Liberty Security Systems Inc. Jr Shaw School of Business Case Competition Scholarships 1st Place - Winter $1,200.00
  • Award Amount: $1,200.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to students in the Bachelor of Business Administration and Business Administration Diploma program participating in the JR Shaw School of Business Case Competition at NAIT. Awarded to the top four teams as selected by a panel of industry expert judges. The panels will score the teams using a predetermined rubric and provide feedback. The top team from each panel will advance to a second round where they will present again to a new panel which will rank the top four.

OnX Enterprise Solutions Scholarship - Fall $2,000.00
  • Award Amount: $2,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 2

Criteria:
Available to students enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of the Bachelor of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship & Innovation program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement in the previous year of studies.

Rick George Scholarship $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to students entering the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of top academic achievement upon entrance into the program.

The Arlene Dickinson Scholarship - Spring $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to second year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of top academic achievement in the second year of the program.

Scotiabank Trades to Degrees Bursary $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 3

Criteria:
Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program by way of the Trades to Degrees program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement in the previous semester and demonstrated financial need.

Liberty Security Systems Inc. Jr Shaw School of Business Case Competition Scholarships - 2nd Place Winter $800.00
  • Award Amount: $800.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to students in the Bachelor of Business Administration and Business Administration Diploma program participating in the JR Shaw School of Business Case Competition at NAIT. Awarded to the top four teams as selected by a panel of industry expert judges. The panels will score the teams using a predetermined rubric and provide feedback. The top team from each panel will advance to a second round where they will present again to a new panel which will rank the top four.

Liberty Security Systems Inc. Jr Shaw School of Business Case Competition Scholarships 3rd Place - Winter $600.00
  • Award Amount: $600.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to students in the Bachelor of Business Administration and Business Administration Diploma program participating in the JR Shaw School of Business Case Competition at NAIT. Awarded to the top four teams as selected by a panel of industry expert judges. The panels will score the teams using a predetermined rubric and provide feedback. The top team from each panel will advance to a second round where they will present again to a new panel which will rank the top four.

Liberty Security Systems Inc. Jr Shaw School of Business Case Competition Scholarships - 4th Place Winter $400.00
  • Award Amount: $400.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to students in the Bachelor of Business Administration and Business Administration Diploma program participating in the JR Shaw School of Business Case Competition at NAIT. Awarded to the top three teams as selected by a panel of industry expert judges. The panels will score the teams using a predetermined rubric and provide feedback. The top team from each panel will advance to a second round where they will present again to a new panel which will rank the top three.

ATCO Electric Indigenous Business Administration Award $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 2

Criteria:
Available to indigenous students who are currently enrolled full-time in a Business Administration - Diploma program or Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement, and financial need. ATCO Electric may wish to offer summer employment to the recipient.

Weldco-Beales Manufacturing Inc. Highest Average Mark Live Cases - Day - Fall $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to third year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of highest average mark on live cases day section of MARK 3372, Sales Management. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum 80% course load for the semester.

Weldco-Beales Manufacturing Inc. Highest Average Mark Live Cases - Day - Winter $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to third year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of highest average mark on live cases daytime section of MARK3372, Sales Management. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum 80% course load for the semester.

Weldco-Beales Manufacturing Inc. Highest Average Mark Live Cases - Evening - Winter. $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to third year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of highest average mark on live cases evening section of MARK 3372, Sales Management. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum 80% course load for the semester.

SMS Equipment Inc. Top Mark Live Cases - Fall $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to third year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of top mark in the day section of MARK 3372, Sales Management. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum 80% course load for the semester.

SMS Equipment Inc. Top Mark Live Cases - Winter $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to third year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of top marks in the day section of MARK3372, Sales Management. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum 80% course load for the semester.

SMS Equipment Inc. Top Mark Evening Section - Winter $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to third year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of top mark in the evening section of MARK 3372, Sales Management. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum 80% course load for the semester.

Bob and Wendy Hiew Bursary $2,000.00
  • Award Amount: $2,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Bob and Wendy Hiew are both NAIT graduates from the Electrical Engineering and Accounting programs. Bob and Wendy have established this bursary in order to support students who are experiencing financial difficulties so they can devote their time to their studies in order to embark on a good career. Available to a second year student enrolled in any full time credit program in either the JR Shaw School of Business, or the School of Applied Sciences and Technology at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and a minimum academic achievement of 75% in the first year of their program at NAIT.

Shaw Family Foundation Scholarships $2,500.00
  • Award Amount: $2,500.00
  • Number of Awards: 8

Criteria:
Available to third and fourth year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of top academic achievement in the previous year.

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Vishal Vishal, BBA – Finance  emphasis '18

JR Shaw School of Business

The JR Shaw School of Business harnesses the power of a polytechnic providing relevant, multi-disciplinary business education integrated with industry partnerships and applied learning.

 

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