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JR Shaw School of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration General

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  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • 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

Length

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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.

Get more out of your business education

With NAIT's Bachelor or Business Administration (BBA), your classes will have a business focus from day 1.

Because many professional associations require a degree before they will grant a designation, a business degree is a great way to further your career potential. Earn a general BBA by completing core courses and your choice of electives or declare an emphasis in the following subjects:

-Accounting

-Entrepreneurship & Innovation

-Finance

-Human Resource Management

-Management

-Marketing

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

Hands-on expertise with leading software applications and business processes set BBA grads apart. The degree focuses on experiential learning, including the use of simulations, interactive case studies and applied research assignments. Critical thinking, communication and teamwork skills are also key objectives.

Practical education, small classes and a welcoming environment make the JR Shaw School of Business the ideal place to start or continue your business education.

Technology

Business and technology are linked in today's work environment. The School of Business prepares students for success by integrating mainstream technology into our teaching tools and assignments.

The JR Shaw School of Business highly recommends our students acquire and make use of a computer (laptop or tablet*) in and away from the classroom in order to successfully engage and complete JR Shaw curriculum.

Your computer will be used to access key learning resources critical to your success in the program and therefore must be in good working order. It is also important to have a battery with sufficient life to allow for use when a plug-in is not available; as your battery should be able to last throughout your daily schedule/classes.

At a minimum your laptop must meet the following requirements:

PC

  • Windows 7 or higher
  • 10 GB free hard drive space
  • 2 GB memory (RAM)
  • Wi-Fi connection

Mac

  • OSX 10.7 or later
  • 10 GB free hard drive space
  • 2 GB memory (RAM)
  • Wi-Fi connection

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

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.

Enter the workforce with confidence 

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

Possible career outcomes include: 

  • accountant
  • certified financial planners
  • financial advisor
  • business analyst
  • HR generalist
  • mediator and arbitrator
  • change management specialist
  • public administrator
  • product manager
  • supply chain manager
  • digital marketing specialist
  • sales representative/manager

Potential employers include:

  • government
  • not-for-profit sectors
  • large and small businesses
  • large and small industries
  • startups
  • research and development

Credentials and designations

The BBA provides students with a skill set that employers seek, as well as the opportunity to earn credit towards a number of professional designations, including

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, you may 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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Level 2 - Electives (TAKE AT LEAST 7 of the following courses)

Level 3 - Core Courses (must take to graduate)

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.

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.

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.

Level 3 - Electives (TAKE AT LEAST 6 of the following courses)

ACCT3301Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: ACCT2208. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: ACCT301
  • Open Studies: Available

This course examines inter-corporate investments, investments in equity securities, business combinations and joint arrangements. Foreign currency transactions, foreign investments, and not-for-profit organizations will also be explored.

ACCT3302Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: ACCT2212, STAT2201. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: ACCT302
  • Open Studies: Available

This course focuses on the use of accounting information in management decision making under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Management control systems will be examined and evaluated as to how they affect management decision-making. Case analysis methodologies will be utilized to investigate advanced management accounting topics. Both financial and non-financial aspects will be analyzed.

ACCT3303Introduction to Auditing
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: ACCT2208. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: AAC340, AAC345, ACCT303, ACCT503
  • Open Studies: Available

This course is an introduction to auditing standards and procedures used by an entry level accounting professional in an internal or external audit environment. The role of the auditor, professional ethics and a professional accountant’s code of conduct are also examined.

ACCT3350Ethics and Communications for Accountants
  • Requisites: Pre-Requisite: ACCT2208, BLAW2205.
  • Open Studies: Available

The focus of Ethics and Communications for Accountants is understanding and applying ethical practices and decision-making in a global economy. Topics include understanding fundamental business ethics concepts, workplace issues, application of ethical principles and theory in Canadian, cross border and global scenarios. The course explores the application of decision making and communication skills, including developing critical thinking and problem solving skills, fundamental written business communication skills and message adaptation through audience assessment.

ACCT3351Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • Requisites: Pre-Requisite: ACCT2208, CMIS2240.
  • Open Studies: Available

The focus of Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organizations is understanding and applying accounting concepts specific to not-for-profit (NFP) organizations. Topics include understanding the basics of NFP structure including enabling legislation and organization governance. Accounting topics covered include CPA Handbook accounting standards for NFPs, application of restricted fund and deferral methods of accounting, basic GST/HST implications for NFP’s, financial report preparation, and performance measurement and evaluation. The course explores the application of decision making and communication skills including developing critical thinking and problem solving skills.

ACCT3352Public Sector (Government) Financial Reporting
  • Requisites: Pre-Requisite: ACCT2208.
  • Open Studies: Available

The focus of Public Sector (Government) Financial Reporting is the application of public sector (government) accounting, budgeting and financial reporting principles and methods. Topics include public sector CPA Handbook accounting standards and public sector GAAP, government budgeting and planning, government and not-for-profit financial reporting and financial analysis, including public sector auditing. The course explores the application of decision making and communication skills including developing critical thinking and problem solving skills.

ACCT3353External Audit Procedures and Reporting
  • Requisites: Pre-Requisite: ACCT3303.
  • Open Studies: Available

External Audit Procedures and Reporting requires students to apply their knowledge of auditing standards and procedures to perform parts of a financial statement audit for a fictitious Canadian corporation. Students will evaluate significant internal control systems and assess control risk, risk of material misstatement, and fraud risk. Major financial statement accounts for monetary misstatements will also be evaluated. Students will use relevant software to organize their audit file and document their work, as well to perform computer assisted audit techniques. Students will perform tasks in all the major phases of the audit including planning, reporting, and execution.

ACCT3355Business Case Applications for Accountants
  • Requisites: Pre-Requisite: TAXX3304, ACCT3303.
  • Open Studies: Available

The focus of this course is problem solving and decision making through the use of technical skills while following ethical practices.The course explores the application of technical skills to develop alternatives and recommendations based on stakeholders' strategic objectives. Topics include communication, problem solving, management and analysis of information. The course explores the recognition and analysis of ethical issues leading to developing recommended courses of ethical behavior and actions. Financial accounting, management accounting, finance, audit and assurance, taxation and information technology skills are integrated throughout the course.

BLAW3305Employment Law
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: BLAW2205 or an emphasis of Human Resource Management Year 3.
  • Course Equivalencies: HRMT305
  • Open Studies: Not Available

The course follows the progression of the employment relationship from hiring through to termination. Case law and legislation impacting the employment relationship is examined including human rights, employment standards, workers' compensation, occupational health and safety, and privacy laws. The forms of employment contracts are analyzed, together with management of employee performance. Finally, post-employment obligations are canvassed.

CMIS3344Accounting Information Systems
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: CMIS2250 or an emphasis of Accounting Year 3. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course will provide the student with an understanding of how computer based information systems are used by management and accountants in today’s business environment. On completion of this course students will be able to make decisions to successfully develop, control, and use information systems to achieve business objectives. Topics may include business processes, process automation and streamlining, risks, internal and systems controls, security, documentation of processes and the systems development life-cycle.

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.

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.

ENTR3354Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: COMM1101, MARK1130. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: ENTR2363, MGMT354
  • Open Studies: Available

Innovation is critical to business success in both good and bad economic times. This innovation is often linked with entrepreneurship and new venture creation endeavors. This course focuses on the nature and role of the entrepreneur and the core components of the process of new venture creation particularly for high potential ventures. First, the course explores the role that entrepreneurs play in society by examining the attitudes, behaviours, and leadership of successful entrepreneurs. Next, the course examines in depth the process of creating new ventures. It looks at the process of getting a new venture started, grown, and harvested. It is guided by a process that includes balancing opportunity recognition, resource gathering, and team building particularly as these are found in high growth venture initiatives. Underpinning these topics is the study of the business planning process so students effectively can create business plans. NOTE: If you have previously taken MARK2263 (MARK263), you cannot take ENTR3354.

ENTR3357Ideation and Innovation
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: COMM1101. This course is available to OPEN studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

To succeed in an increasingly complex and competitive environment, individuals and organizations must develop and deploy skills associated with innovation. These include adaptability, creativity, opportunity recognition, and capacity to navigate uncertainty. To develop these skills, students will generate and evaluate ideas, identify opportunities and innovation targets, apply creative problem solving methods, and develop suitable strategies at the individual, team, and organizational level. Evidence-based ideation and innovation methods are reinforced through hands-on, experiential learning activities.

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.

FNCE3313Insurance
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

HRMT3328Compensation Management
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: HRMT2226. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: HRMT328
  • Open Studies: Available

This course provides a basic understanding of the conceptual and practical aspects of allocating financial rewards to employees by examining current principles, procedures, issues and problems in the area of managing pay. Specifically, the subjects of job analysis, job evaluation, wage and salary structures, and types of compensation plans will be covered. Class exercises will provide practical experience in job analysis interviewing, job description writing, and the conduct of job evaluation.

HRMT3430Performance Management
  • Requisites: This course is available to students that have completed Level 2. Prerequisite: HRMT2226.
  • Course Equivalencies: HRMT430
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Performance Management is an on-going process that involves a continuous cycle of setting goals and objectives, observing performance, and exchanging feedback. Performance Management ensures that employees? activities and outputs are consistent with the organization?s goals and, consequently, help the organization to optimize performance.

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.

MARK3315Consumer Behaviour
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: MARK1130 or an emphasis of Marketing Year 3. Co-requisite: COMM3321. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: MARK315
  • Open Studies: Available

Great marketing begins and ends with a solid understanding of consumer behaviour. This course focuses on how the consumer interacts with their environment, and how the purchase and usage of products is an outcome of this environment. Real-life case analysis at both the strategic and tactical level will be used to demonstrate how appreciation of consumer behaviour can lead to a long-term competitive advantage. This topic also combines ideas from various social sciences to help students understand what leads customers to buy or to reject various product offerings.

MARK3372Sales Management
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: COMM1101 and MARK1130, or an emphasis of Marketing Year 3. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: MARK372
  • Open Studies: Available

Professional sales people and sales managers enjoy some of the most highly paid and flexible career choices of all business people. This course will enhance your skills and confidence, enabling you to excel in the fast paced competitive world of professional relationship management. You will be coached in practical strategies, skills,and tactics making you a stronger salesperson and more capable sales manager. Upon completion of the course, you will be equipped with the knowledge to develop, implement, and evaluate a strategic sales program. You will also refine your interview skills, bolster your self confidence, and expand your personal network leading to better employment opportunities.

MARK3377Promotional Campaign Planning
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: MARK2276. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: MARK377
  • Open Studies: Available

Students are provided with the skills needed to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in MARK2276 to actual situations. Students will participate, as part of an account team, in the planning, preparation and presentation of a comprehensive promotional plan, including all strategic decisions and creative solutions, for an existing business or organization. Lectures, videos and guest speakers will be used to develop the practical skills involved in the identification of promotional objectives and target audiences; the selection of and budgeting for chosen media; the selection, co-ordination and design of appropriate advertising, sales promotion, and public relation tools; the design and production of creative concepts; as well as the presentation of a promotional plan to a client.

MGMT3313Public Administration
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: COMM1101 and MGMT1120, or an emphasis of Management Year 3. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: JRSB313
  • Open Studies: Available

This course focuses on the practical implications of public administration and emphasizes the differences between the private sector and public sector management regimes. Public administration is examined at the federal, provincial, and local levels with particular focus on how government functions. Through historical, contextual, and theoretical perspectives an overview of public administration is given that includes policy activities and decision-making, governmental processes and structures, human relation issues, and performance measurement.

OHSC3370Occupational Health and Safety
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: HRMT2226. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: HRMT370
  • Open Studies: Available

This course introduces the management of Occupational Health and Safety. Students will be provided with a basic overview of applicable legislation, hazard and risk evaluation and control techniques, workplace inspections and investigations, occupational health and wellness, emergency preparedness, and business continuity. Students will be able to recognize the importance of an integrated approach to occupational health and safety in today's workplaces.

ORGB3310Organizational Psychology
  • Requisites: This course is available to students that have completed Level 2. Prerequisites: COMM1101, MGMT1120, ORGB1135, STAT2201.
  • Course Equivalencies: MGMT310
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Organizational Psychology examines relevant research from psychology, anthropology, sociology, and other behavioural sciences to better understand employee behaviours, cognitions, and interactions within today’s workplace setting. Assessment skills and problem diagnosis are then used to undertake a thorough assessment of jobs, employees, and the workplace that together will influence workplace behaviours and the performance of the organization.

PREL3378Public Relations
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: MARK2276. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: MARK278, MARK378
  • Open Studies: Available

The Public Relations industry continues to grow as organizations deal with increasingly complex stakeholders in the 24-7 digital communications age. Building, selling and protecting brands by managing key stakeholder relationships is at the core of public relations practice. Cutting through the clutter to gain the attention of stakeholders and leave them with the right messages increasingly relies on public relations efforts. This course provides an overview of the many facets of Public Relations work. It is an overview of the functions, practices, and growing application of public relations in private industry and the public sector. Using a combination of theory and practical application, students will learn what this profession is, how it is practiced, and what the role of the practitioner involves. In addition to core communications theory, students will learn how to develop and use the basic publicity generating tools of the public relations practitioner.

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.

SMGT3333Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Requisites: This course is available to students that have completed Level 2. Prerequisite: COMM1101.
  • Course Equivalencies: JRSB333
  • Open Studies: Not Available

The aim of this course is to develop critical thinking skills that will enhance the students' decision making abilities in any arena, resulting in more positive outcomes than negative. Participants will assess where their current skill levels lie, with acceptance and understanding of results. Following this acceptance and understanding comes the opportunity for growth and development of these critical thinking/decision making abilities.

SMGT3356Advanced Strategic Management
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: SMGT2256 or an emphasis of Management Year 3. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: MGMT356
  • Open Studies: Available

Advanced Strategic Management expands the theoretical base, established in the Introduction to Strategic Management course, to examine phases two and three of the strategic management process –Strategy Formulation and Strategy Implementation. The Strategy Formulation segment examines the distinction between Business and Corporate level strategy requirements as well as the need to ensure the chosen strategy meets society’s ethical, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability expectations. As part of the Implementation phase, the course stresses that superior strategy execution is another path to gaining competitive advantage. Coupled with this is the need to ensure the strategist develops the confidence to make decisions and develop sound justifications to support one's thinking. To this end the course utilizes a number of case studies and an expanded business simulation that incorporates the development of strategic plans.

SMGT3379Data Analytics and CRM
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: STAT2201. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

The primary purpose of this course is to help the business practitioner view business problems from a data perspective and gain confidence in extracting useful information from that data. Every strategic action taken in business requires measurement and improvement. At times there is uncertainty as to how to find the information that is needed to achieve or improve that strategy. This course will examine and practice how to find and generate raw data, how to extract information from that data, how to interpret that information, and lastly, how to use that information to improve strategic action and measure success. We will be examining several business processes in depth, including Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Web-site analytics and retail marketing.

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).

TAXX3304Taxation II
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: ACCT2208, BLAW2205, TAXX2202. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: TAXX304
  • Open Studies: Available

The fundamental principles, concepts, and application of Canadian federal income tax legislation are examined for the corporate taxpayer. The calculation of federal tax payable for a corporation and analysis of GST issues for individuals and corporations will be covered.

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.

TAXX3354Applied Taxation and Tax Planning
  • Requisites: Pre-Requisite: TAXX3304.
  • Open Studies: Available

The focus of Applied Taxation and Tax Planning is calculation of taxable income and taxes payable by applying the specific provisions of the Canada Income Tax Act in the taxation of corporations, individuals, and trusts. The calculation of and reporting of other taxes and levies such as GST/HST, CPP, EI and WCB premiums are also covered. Tax planning for corporations and individuals is explored. Topics include tax planning and the integration of personal and corporate income taxes. Calculation of GST/HST, and payroll liabilities are also examined. Topics will be examined through the use of textbook, Income Tax Act, through the use of textbook, Canada Income Tax Act, class discussion and case studies.

Level 4 - Core Courses (must take to graduate)

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.

SMGT4460International Business
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: COMM3321. Students enrolled in SMGT4460 may not enroll in FNCE4467.
  • Course Equivalencies: FNCE4467, FNCE467
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Many corporate decisions are affected by issues of international business. These issues can be categorized under the following areas: the global monetary system, the global trade and investment, country and social factors, operation-specific issues and the structure of international operations. This course focuses on the analysis of the above issues as well on managerial application of analytical concepts and methods to overcome barriers to the implementation and success of an international business venture. Students enrolled in SMGT4460 (International Business) many not enroll in FNCE4467 (International Finance).

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 - Electives (TAKE AT LEAST 7 of the following courses)

ACCT4401Accounting for Strategic Decision Making
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: ACCT2208, FNCE3323. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course in financial accounting explores the in-depth treatment of current issues and problems in the field of accounting in order to guide in decision-making. The course explores concepts related to the creation, use and interpretation of information and the role of the accountant in these activities.

ACCT4402Advanced Finance (Accounting)
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: FNCE3323. This course is available to Open Studies students. Students enrolled in ACCT4402 may not enroll in FNCE4432.
  • Course Equivalencies: AAC411, ACCT402, ACCT802
  • Open Studies: Available

The advanced finance course provides an in-depth study of issues and tools that will assist financial managers in making decisions. The topics covered include capital budgeting, long term sources of funds, capital structure, dividend policy, special financing and investment decisions, futures, options, swaps, and working capital management.

CAPS4485BBA Capstone I
  • Requisites: This course is available to students that have completed Level 3 with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This Capstone course is the culminating event for all other courses and content a student has undertaken to achieve the BBA degree. In this course students will bring to bear knowledge from previous courses to show competence in the field of Business Administration in an "in-work" setting. This course forms the first part of a two part Capstone. Part One involves matching a team of students to an industry client with a business issue that needs solving. The overarching objective of this portion of the capstone is for the students to analyze the said business issue and to provide a detailed analysis and recommendation(s).

CAPS4486BBA Capstone II
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: CAPS4485.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This Capstone course is the culminating event for all other courses and content a student has undertaken to achieve the BBA degree. It is the intent of this course that the student will bring to bear knowledge from previous courses to show competence in the field of Business Administration in an "in-work" setting. This course forms the second part of a two part Capstone. BBA Capstone II involves a team of students auditing and validating the recommendation(s) previously made then developing an implementation and evaluation plan for the client. Participants will demonstrate enhanced communication, creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, ethical, functional, business, information technology, leadership, teamwork, professional and self- improvement skills by completing the implementation phase of the report that was formulated in BBA Capstone I.

CEXP4180Applied Securities Valuation
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: FNCE3381
  • Open Studies: Available

The Securities Valuation Course provides students with an opportunity to apply practical aspects of securities valuation and portfolio management. Students will be chosen by a faculty supervisor and will work with the NAIT student portfolio as a portfolio manager. Students identify, select, and monitor a portfolio of securities, with real world factors limiting or enhancing potential investment opportunities. They gain relevant valuation and portfolio management experience in a supervised setting. Course activities include valuation, reporting, risk analysis, proxy voting, attending meetings and presenting the fund’s annual results.

CMIS4409A Strategic Approach to Information Systems
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: CMIS3350. Students enrolled in CMIS4409 may not enroll in CMIS4450. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: AAC416, ACCT809, CMIS409
  • Open Studies: Available

This is an advanced course in the application of Management Information Systems (MIS). The course is designed for business professionals who will be in, or will support, a senior level management position or governance role. A key element of the course is case analysis which involves preparing reports, memos or presentations to integrate with organization and MIS strategies. Topics that will be covered include organization and MIS strategy, MIS use in design of work and managing business processes, managing IT projects including MIS governance and information systems sourcing, and knowledge management. Ethical implications of information and MIS use will also be explored.

ENTR4463Creating a Business Plan
  • Open Studies: Available

This course focuses on creating a professional business plan. The preparation of the business plan will require the synthesis of previous learning in areas of ideation, feasibility tool use, research methods, business concepts, and the business plan process. Course activities include: discovering a business opportunity; setting up personal and business goals; analyzing the industry environment, potential target markets, and competitors; devising a value proposition and positioning of a business in relation to its competitors; specifying the product, price, place, and promotional strategies of a new business; determining implementation components; and formulating all financial strategies. The outcome of these activities will be to create a full business plan and to present it to professional judges.

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.

FNCE4425Financial Applications of Machine Learning
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: MATH2150, CMIS3350, STAT3301. This course is not available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course equips students with the knowledge and practical skills to apply machine learning algorithms to different problems and tasks encountered in the financial industry. It uses current software to expose students to a wide range of machine learning techniques. Particular attention is paid to developing models for forecasting, pricing, investment, portfolio and risk decision making.

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.

FNCE4450Advanced Financial Planning
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: FNCE1125, FNCE2280, TAXX3312, FNCE3313, FNCE3314. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course is intended to provide students a comprehensive review and application of the principles, concepts and competencies related to the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Designation Core Curriculum. It builds on the topics learned in the prerequisite courses and covers advanced concepts and case studies designed to prepare the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide financial advice. The primary topics include taxation, insurance, risk management, retirement planning, investments, ethics and estate planning.

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.

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.

HRMT4429Training and Development
  • Requisites: This course is available to students that have completed Level 2. Prerequisite: HRMT2226.
  • Course Equivalencies: HRMT429
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course provides students with the skills and abilities to analyze learning needs and create effective training solutions to address organizational learning and development gaps. Students will use the ADDIE (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate) model to make decisions about learning needs and to create comprehensive training and development plans for a corporate environment. Students will use cases and scenarios to evaluate and identify employee learning needs and create learning solutions that take into consideration adult learning needs and learning styles.

HRMT4440Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Requisites: This course is available to students that have completed Level 2.
  • Course Equivalencies: HRMT440
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course provides an understanding of negotiation and conflict resolution and developing negotiating skills through role-play simulations. The course will also examine different types of conflict and provide alternative strategies to deal with them.

HRMT4441Arbitration and Mediation
  • Requisites: This course is available to students that have completed Level 2.
  • Course Equivalencies: HRMT441
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course provides students with an understanding of two types of third party intervention; arbitration and mediation. Arbitration and mediation can be used to resolve a variety of disputes, for example construction, labour, business, consumer or other contract disputes. Relationship conflicts that affect other aspects of life will also be addressed. Types of arbitration and mediation will be examined including the process and skills used in each type of intervention. Students will use role plays, simulations and exercises to experience being in the role of a mediator and arbitrator, and will also experience being a party in a dispute. Writing an arbitration decision and facilitating a resolution in mediation will also be included in this course.

MARK4465Marketing Management
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: MARK1130, ACCT1115, (ACCT1116 or ACCT1117) or Level 4 and COMM3321. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: MARK265, MARK465
  • Open Studies: Available

This capstone course focuses on marketing decision making. Marketing managers seek to harmonize the mission, objectives and resources of the firm with the needs and opportunities of the marketplace. This course provides a systematic framework for understanding marketing strategy and tactics. Students will apply marketing planning and decision-making skills using readings, discussions, and case studies.

MARK4475Marketing Management Simulation
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: COMM3321. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: MARK475
  • Open Studies: Available

This course will integrate business principles from marketing and other business courses in a simulated marketing management setting. Participants will acquire skills to manage products and brands to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage, command greater price premiums, and efficiently allocate marketing resources. A participant based computer simulation, readings and cases are used to provide a real world connection to marketing in action.

MARK4477Emerging Trends in Marketing
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: COMM3321, MARK3315. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

Through innovations in marketing, businesses respond to shifts in consumer behavior, culture, and the business environment. Students will research marketing trends and analyze the implications of new marketing developments. Technological advancements change how businesses interact and communicate with customers. Using business intelligence tools and technologies, students will make marketing recommendations and examine the implications of their recommendations in the context of emerging trends.

MGMT4419Change Management
  • Requisites: This course is available to students that have completed Level 2. Prerequisite: COMM3321.
  • Course Equivalencies: MGMT419
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Change has become a constant in today's working world. Business and industry leaders must be able to manage a wide range of challenges while they prepare for and go through organizational change processes, as these processes can be both constructive and destructive. Based on existing theoretical concepts and practical applications of change processes, this course will focus on analyzing various issues before, during and after the change process, particularly the implementation of changes. Learners will relate theories, course materials, and human reactions to change, with the ultimate goal of creating strategies to resolve change management issues in an organization.

MGMT4425Organizational Theory and Design
  • Requisites: This course is available to students that have completed Level 2. Prerequisite: COMM3321.
  • Course Equivalencies: MGMT425
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Organizational Theory and Design focuses on the perspectives and dimensions of organizational design. Students will create structural designs required to support successful strategy execution. MGMT4425 will assess building blocks in the development of organizational structures. This course will analyze and apply a variety of internal links to coordinate and integrate the organization’s activities. It will help managers create structures ideal for achieving organizational effectiveness.

OPMG4404Operations Management
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: STAT2201 or an emphasis in Accounting Year 3.
  • Course Equivalencies: ACCT404
  • Open Studies: Available

This course examines the fundamental decisions of operations management for manufacturing and service organizations. Major operational design and management decisions will be analyzed and evaluated. Integrating the organization’s mission and competitive strategy is key in ensuring the goal of increased productivity.

SMGT4408Business Strategy
  • Requisites: This course is available for students that have completed Level 2. Prerequisite: ACCT3302.
  • Course Equivalencies: ACCT408
  • Open Studies: Available

This course provides an overview of the formation of strategy and its implementation in organizations. Through the application of a decision-making model, cases will be used to assess organizational issues in the area of strategy. Analytical tools and techniques will be applied in order to solve problems within organizations.

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.

SMGT4451Supply Chain Management
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: COMM1101, FNCE1125, MARK1130 or Level 4.
  • Course Equivalencies: MARK451
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course provides a framework for assessing the relationships of the firm with upstream suppliers and downstream customers. The objective of the course is to gain a pragmatic understanding of how logistical decisions impact the performance of the firm by minimizing costs and increasing value to all participants in the supply chain.

SMGT4481Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Requisites: This course is available to students that have completed Level 2. Prerequisite: COMM3321.
  • Course Equivalencies: JRSB481
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Social responsibility and sustainability initiatives have become a major differentiating factor for businesses and impact the way social and environmental issues are being addressed. Consumers are increasingly demanding companies to practice and communicate their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability activities as a key responsibility to stakeholders. This course will examine best practices in CSR and sustainability, particularly related to workplace practices, environmental stewardship, community involvement, and the marketing of these initiatives. It will also explore business models for supporting social and environmental outcomes. Students will acquire skills through analyzing ethical dilemmas in business and non-profit situations to improve outcomes.

TAXX4403Advanced Taxation
  • Requisites: This course is available to Open Studies students. Prerequisite: TAXX3304.
  • Course Equivalencies: TAXX403
  • Open Studies: Available

This course covers corporate reorganizations, tax planning, and the application of tax principles and concepts to complex tax situations of individuals, trusts, partnerships and corporations.

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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How much will first year cost?

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


The tuition and fee amounts are valid for the current academic year and are subject to change for subsequent intakes. For financial planning purposes, please use these totals as an approximate estimate of your costs. The approved tuition and fee information for your intake will be available in April.

Dates & Deadlines

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

Application Deadline: Jan 06, 2020

Term Start Date: Jan 06, 2020

Program Availability Status:  

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2019
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 English 30-1 or English 30-2

  • 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) including three of Math 31, Biology 30, Physics 30, Chemistry 30, Science 30, Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2, Aboriginal Studies 30, Physical Education 30, Francais 30-1 or 30-2, Psychology 30, Law 30, any 35 level additional language course, any 30-1 or 30-2 fine arts course, or any 30-level AP course. Courses at a 30-3, 30-4, or any other 35 level will not be considered. ***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)

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:

  • CMIS 3350 Business Analytics and Data Visualization
  • ETHC 3311 Ethics Fundamentals*
  • ECON 3340 Business and Its Environment
  • COMM 3321 Critical Reading and Writing*

Note: COMM 3321 and ETHC 3311 must be taken in the same term or COMM 3321 must be taken before ETHC 3311

*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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*Program availability is subject to change without notice.

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.

Giese Family Scholarship - Entrepreneurship & Innovation $1,500.00
  • Award Amount: $1,500.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to students enrolled in the final year of the Bachelor of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship & Innovation program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of a minimum academic achievement of 75% in the third year of the program and a short essay submission answering the question "What or who inspired you to pursue a career in business?"

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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