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Build a strong foundation in business knowledge, then continue with your general business degree – or develop in-depth expertise in your chosen area.

Capilano University's Bachelor of Business Administration degree program balances in-class learning with hands-on experience.

Our instructors bring up-to-date knowledge to the classroom, sharing the expertise that's made them successful. Small class sizes mean instructors have more time for students.

The program is tailored for your lifestyle, with full and- part-time study options available and intakes in the Spring, Summer and Fall terms. 

You'll graduate with the skills employers demand, and an edge in today's competitive job market.

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A business education that works

In the BBA program, you'll gain the knowledge to succeed, with courses in economics, statistics, business law, strategic management, leadership and research.

Career paths

  • Accounting
  • Communications
  • Event planning & promotions
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • International business & logistics
  • Marketing
  • Operations management
  • Public relations
  • Sales
  • Small business ownership

Six specialties to choose from

In the third year of the program, you can choose a concentration: Accounting, Business Information and Analytics (BIMA), Financial Planning, Human Resources Management, International Business and Logistics or Marketing.

Students wanting to declare a concentration should fill out the BBA Concentration Declaration Form (pdf) and submit it to the Registrar’s Office.

Join a championship team

As a BBA student at CapU, you'll have the opportunity to take part in case competitions, a hands-on, realistic simulation of a real business.

Teams from the CapU School of Business have several wins, including a double-gold showing at the 2022 BCITMA Regional Conference.

A photo of BBA students graduating from CapU in 2019.
“I chose the financial planning concentration because, at the time, I viewed this as the most useful of the six. But after taking a few marketing courses, I decided to do both.”
Mackenzie Gray, Bachelor of Business Administration student

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Intakes

Important dates

Applications open

Oct 5, 2021 – Sep 9, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Jul 4, 2022

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Aug 22, 2022

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Feb 1, 2022 – Jan 3, 2023

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Nov 14, 2022

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Dec 19, 2022

Important dates

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Jun 7, 2022 – May 2, 2023

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Mar 6, 2023

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Apr 24, 2023

Important dates

Applications open

Oct 4, 2022 – Sep 5, 2023

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Jul 4, 2023

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Aug 21, 2023

NOTE: Important dates may change.

How to Apply

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay an application fee of $50, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs. 
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If you are currently in Grade 12, you must request that the Ministry of Education submit your transcript directly to Capilano University.
  • Documents must be in the original language of issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

For students who have previously attended post-secondary, even though you submitted a digital copy of your transcripts on EducationPlannerBC, you must submit official university or college transcripts for transfer credit.

Please send all official documents to:

Registrar's Office
Birch Building, Room BR230
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and the signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing university or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Once you've been accepted into a program, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
  • If you wish to receive transfer credits, please submit official university/college/International Baccalaureate (IB)/Advanced Placements (AP) transcripts either electronically or by mail:

     

    Registrar's Office
    Birch Building, Room BR230
    2055 Purcell Way
    North Vancouver, BC
    V7J 3H5

Admitted Students

Most CapU programs need proof that you:

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay a non-refundable application fee of C$135, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs.
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If your original transcripts and supporting documents are not written in English, please submit a translated copy.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.
Funding for International Students

You've already sent digital copies of your transcripts to EducationPlannerBC as part of your CapU application, but we also need physical copies of your official high school, college or university transcripts.

If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

Please send your official documents to:

Capilano University
Centre for International Experience, Room LB127
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

Students must submit official high school and university or college transcripts for admission.

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing high school, university, or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

If you are accepted into a program, you will receive a letter of offer in your myCapU email inbox.

  • You will need to confirm your acceptance into the program by paying a tuition deposit outlined in your letter of offer.
  • This deposit will go towards your first-semester tuition once you are registered for courses at CapU.

After paying your tuition deposit, you will receive a letter of acceptance in your myCapU inbox. This may be used to apply for, or renew, a study permit.

  • Depending on your citizenship, you may also need to apply for an entry visa.
Permits & Visas

Once you've been accepted into a program and have applied for your study permit, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted international students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
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Transfer Students

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Returning Students

If you're returning to CapU to complete your program or to apply into a new program, please contact the Registrar's Office.

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Switching Programs

If you want to change your program of study, you need to submit a new application to CapU.

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Tuition and Fees

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $4,230 $1,691 $5,921
Year 2 $4,230 $1,691 $5,921
Year 3 $5,783 $1,691 $7,474
Year 4 $5,783 $1,691 $7,474
Total $20,026 $6,764 $26,790
Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $18,941 $1,691 $20,632
Year 2 $18,941 $1,691 $20,632
Year 3 $20,495 $1,691 $22,186
Year 4 $20,495 $1,691 $22,186
Total $78,872 $6,764 $85,636

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Required Courses

First Year

Total credits: 30.00

Required:
BADM 101Introduction to Management3.00 credits
BADM 102Introduction to Financial Mathematics3.00 credits
BADM 106Organizational Behaviour3.00 credits
BADM 107Business Law I3.00 credits
BCPT 123Business Computing Basics3.00 credits
BMKT 161Introduction to Marketing3.00 credits
CMNS 220Advanced Business Writing and Editing3.00 credits
ECON 111Principles of Microeconomic Theory3.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
BFIN 141Introductory Accounting I3.00 credits
BFIN 193Compressed Introductory Financial Accounting3.00 credits

 

Second Year

Total credits: 30.00

Required:
BADM 201Business Information Systems3.00 credits
BADM 204Introduction to Strategic Management3.00 credits
BADM 210Business Statistics3.00 credits
BFIN 241Finance for Managers3.00 credits
IBUS 255Cross-Cultural Business3.00 credits
Choose 9.00 credits of electives:

Business Elective - A course at the 100, 200 or 300-level from the prefixes below, or ECON 210

ECON 210Money and Banking3.00 credits
BADMBusiness Administration
BCPTBusiness Computing
BFINBusiness Finance
BMKTBusiness Marketing
IBUSInt'l Business and Logistics
RMCPRetail Marketing
Choose 6.00 credits of electives:
Breadth Elective - see the Approved Breadth Electives list6.00 credits

 

Third Year

Total credits: 30.00

Required:
BADM 302Human Resources Management3.00 credits
ECON 112Principles of Macroeconomic Theory3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
BFIN 244Managerial Accounting3.00 credits
BFIN 341Cost Accounting I3.00 credits
Choose 18.00 credits of electives:

Business Elective - A course at the 300 or 400-level from the prefixes below or ECON 210.

ECON 210Money and Banking3.00 credits
BADMBusiness Administration
BCPTBusiness Computing
BFINBusiness Finance
BMKTBusiness Marketing
IBUSInt'l Business and Logistics
SABAStudy Abroad - Business Admin
Choose 3.00 credits of electives:
Breadth Elective - see the Approved Breadth Electives list3.00 credits

 

Fourth Year

Total credits: 30.00

Required:
BADM 460Business and Society Research Project3.00 credits
BADM 470Business Policy and Strategy3.00 credits
Choose 15.00 credits of electives:

Business Elective - A course at the 300 or 400-level from the prefixes below or ECON 210.

ECON 210Money and Banking3.00 credits
BADMBusiness Administration
BCPTBusiness Computing
BFINBusiness Finance
BMKTBusiness Marketing
IBUSInt'l Business and Logistics
SABAStudy Abroad - Business Admin
Choose 3.00 credits of electives:
Breadth Elective (100-level or higher) - see the Approved Breadth Electives list3.00 credits
Choose 6.00 credits of electives:
Breadth Elective (300-level or higher) - see the Approved Breadth Electives list6.00 credits

 

Approved Breadth Electives

Choose from the following list:

Unless specific exclusions are listed, all 100-level or higher courses of 3 credits or more outside of the School of Business are eligible. (School of Business courses are BADM, BCPT, BFIN, BMKT, BTEC, BUES, IBUS, INMA, NABU, RMCP and SABA).

Exclusions:

Faculty of Arts & Sciences: none
Faculty of Business & Professional Studies: CMNS 100, 131, 133, 152, 154, 159, 174, 305; LAW 101; LGAO 100; LGST 116, 124
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development: CLSC 101; EAP (limited to maximum of 3 credits) EAP 100 (min. B+) or EAP 101 (min. B+); HCA 110
Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts: AEM 145, 247
Faculty of Global & Community Studies: PADM 204, 205, 207, 210, 306; REC (all excluded except REC 152, 252); TOUR (all excluded except TOUR 104, 111, 120, 135, 151, 220, 221, 227, 232, 306, 307, 326, 331, 341, 342, 343, 344, 356, 360, 373, 400, 404, 416, 423, 451, 455, 456, 457)

Total program credits: 120.00

Additional information

Students starting in their baccalaureate degree on or after Fall 2018 and graduating on or after June 2022 must meet Cap Core graduation requirements in addition to their program requirements.

Students planning to concentrate in accounting should take either BFIN 141 and 142, or BFIN 193 in First Year.

Students cannot receive credit for BFIN 141 or BFIN 142 and also get credit for BFIN 193 towards this credential. Students are restricted to credit for only one of BFIN 244 or BFIN 341 towards this credential (students in the Accounting Concentration must take BFIN 341).

Students must complete the following at Capilano University: BADM 460 and BADM 470, 6 credits of 400-level business courses and 18 credits of 300 and/or 400-level business courses.

Students may only count up to 9 credits combined from the following work-integrated courses towards this credential: BADM 340, BADM 345, BADM 440 and BADM 445; additional credits from this list may be taken but the credit hours will not count towards the degree.

Students may obtain a concentration by completing 15.00 upper-level credits in one of the following areas. Students wishing to obtain multiple concentrations should note that each concentration requires 15.00 upper level credits from those listed below.

- Accounting Concentration: BFIN 341, BFIN 342, BFIN 347, BFIN 351 and BFIN 431

- Business Information Management and Analytics Concentration: BCPT 305, BADM 318 and BCPT 330; BCPT 404 and BCPT 420

- Financial Planning Concentration: BFIN 306, BFIN 321, BFIN 351, BFIN 386 and BFIN 486

- Human Resource Management Concentration: BADM 303, BADM 329, BADM 335, BADM 466 and BADM 475

- International Business and Logistics Concentration: IBUS 321, IBUS 340, IBUS 341, IBUS 405 and IBUS 440

- Marketing Concentration: BMKT 360, BMKT 364, BMKT 369, BMKT 401 and BMKT 405

Learning outcomes

  • Formulate persuasive, evidence-based strategies to solve business challenges.
  • Assess complex business situations to propose innovative recommendations for change.
  • Exercise personal responsibility and integrity to work effectively with others through teamwork and collaboration.
  • Incorporate diverse and inclusive approaches, social responsibility and ethics in developing business solutions.
  • Demonstrate an ability to integrate and communicate the concepts of the core areas of business.

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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