Make a Career
Students gain a strong foundation in the major functional areas of business, including accounting, finance, management, human resources, marketing, information management, and operations management.
Business Administration has four major goals. They are:
- To prepare students for professional careers in Business Administration;
- To prepare students for further study in Business and Management;
- To foster analytical, written and oral skills and attitudes essential for success in the business world;
- To graduate students who are knowledgeable about the historical, economic, political and philosophical context in which individuals, businesses and societies function.
Brandon University has long had an enviable reputation both in Canada and abroad for excellence in education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education and Music. The programs in Business Administration have been designed recognizing and building on this strength.
The distinguishing feature of the Department is the ample opportunity provided for students to combine their program of choice in Business Administration with a solid exposure to the Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The course of study, especially the courses comprising the Business core, offers a balanced yet rigorous exposure to the main functional areas of Business Administration. The core forms the springboard for advanced study in particular areas of interest to the student in Business Administration. It is also the foundation upon which the student can build additional courses emphasizing the Liberal Arts such as English, History, Political Science, Languages, Native Studies, Religion and Philosophy; the Sciences such as Mathematics, Geography, Psychology, and the Social Sciences such as Sociology and Economics.
If you are interested in a career in:
- Banking and the Financial sector,
- Federal or Provincial Governments, Crown Corporations,
- Private businesses in the Retail/Service or Manufacturing sectors,
- Farm and Agri-business,
- Small Business and Enterprise Management, or
- Management of the Health Care Administration Services;
A program in Business Administration from Brandon University could be valuable to you.
The Department of Business Administration offers programs leading to a:
- Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.);
- Bachelor of Arts (Four Year) General, with a Major in Business Administration;
- Bachelor of Arts (Three Years), with a Major in Business Administration;
- Minor in Business Administration which can be combined with a Major in the subject area of the student’s choice;
- Certificate Program in Business Administration.
Questions about Business Administration at Brandon University: Email enquiries about our program should be directed to Heather Gillander, the Department’s Chair. Her address is Gillanderh@brandonu.ca and she will be delighted to pass on your questions to the relevant member of the Department.
I have received many inquiries from people regarding the requirements of our Business degrees, who are having difficulty finding the information they require. The detailed requirements of the programs are included in the calendar, which is can be accessed by clicking on the “Programs” link on the left hand side of this page. However, before you go there, it is helpful to know that the required courses for all the Business Administration degrees are listed in the link entitled “Information”. The links to the specific degrees listed under “Programs” outline the requirements that are specific to that degree, in addition to the required core. Each of these degrees refers to the core courses listed “above”, but they are actually in a separate link as I just described. Once you click on the “Programs” button to the left, you then choose “Undergraduate calendar”, then “(16) Business Administration” and then you are able to access the “Information” and “Program” links. Please let me know at the email address above whether this information is helpful. If you are having difficulty locating other pieces of information of the website, please contact me and I’ll try to set up more convenient links, if possible.
A separate web page has been created for 2 + 2 students to assist them in understanding the complexities of the 2 + 2 program. Please select the 2+2 program from the menu at the top of this web page. It will take you to directly there.