Four-year bachelor’s degree
Qualified students can enter the degree program at any year level. You may opt for a traditional two-plus-two approach, first completing a two-year diploma in business administration, plus two years of additional study to obtain the Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA). You can also apply coursework from a wide range of university level studies toward the degree program.
Third and fourth-year studies include e-business, market research, advertising and marketing communications, business-to-business marketing, project management, international business and advanced entrepreneurship. To qualify for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree credential, you must complete all required program courses and electives (or equivalent transfer credits) for a total of 120 credits.
After graduation, you will be prepared for careers in retailing, marketing management, market research, advertising and public relations in both public and private sector organizations, or you may opt to pursue you own business ventures. You may pursue professional development opportunities through organizations such as the Canadian Institute of Marketing, the Canadian Marketing Association, the Canadian Public Relations society and many more specialized professional organizations.
Co-operative education alternates paid, program-related work experience with academic study. The practical experience gained on these supervised, structured work terms is an integral part of the student’s education. The result is increased confidence, new employment contacts and practical real-world experience locally, on the Island, provincially or internationally.
If you wish to participate in the co-operative education program, you are encouraged to apply during the first semester of your first year of study in order to have the best options for completing the program. You must complete EMP-100 (Co-operative Education Pre-Employment Seminar) as a prerequisite to BUS-197 (Co-operative Education Internship Work Term).
Applications are also accepted from second and third-year students. Among the eligibility criteria, you must have a GPA of 2.33 or higher in the required business administration program courses and complete a co-op interview. You can be awarded a co-operative education designation on your degree if you successfully complete EMP-100, BUS-197, BUS-297 and BUS-397 (in addition to your program course work). Note: these courses cannot be used as program electives and have registration fees in addition to the program registration fees.
You may choose alternating or consecutive work terms that must not end in the program's last semester. For more information on work terms, eligibility requirements, sample job opportunities and wages contact Student Employment Services.
Open up a world of opportunity by transferring 60 business administration credits to Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen Scotland to earn a degree in just one year, and then return to NIC to earn your second degree – all within four years!
How to earn your degree in Scotland
Apply for entry to RGU’s third year BA Management or BA Management with Marketing degree by completing your NIC Business Administration (General Management) diploma or your Business Administration (Marketing) diploma or 60 credits of your NIC Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a cumulative 3.0 G.P.A. (B average) or higher.
RGU will grant you a degree after you successfully complete the third-year of the non-placement route.
Return to NIC to earn a double degree
If you completed 60 credits of business courses at NIC and the third year of RGU’s BA Management or BA Management with Marketing degree, you can then return to the fourth year of NIC’s Bachelor of Business Administration General Management or Bachelor of Business Administration Marketing degree. This allows you to earn a second degree at NIC with just one more year of study.
Upgrade your English, math and science courses for entry into the program of your choice. Succeed with the help of NIC’s supportive instructors. Courses are flexible and start several times a year so you can learn at your own pace. We offer daytime and evening options. Learn more
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North Island College accepts course transfer credit from a wide range of post-secondary institutions and professional organizations. Detailed course transfer information for BC institutions may be found by accessing the BC Transfer Guide. Students possessing other applicable prior learning may request prerequisite waivers or may opt to take any Business Administration course offered on a distance basis in the current year.
Students may exit with a Business Administration Certificate
Plus 2 electives totaling 6 credits*
Students may exit with a Business Administration Diploma, Marketing Option
Plus 4 electives totaling 12 credits*
Plus 3 electives totaling 9 credits*
*Note: Electives may be chosen from any non-business courses that transfer to BC degree granting institutions or any other NIC business courses. At least four electives must be non-business and at least five electives must be at the 200 level or higher.
North Island College’s Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma (All options) Bridging Pathway BBA Marketing
Year 3: BUS-132, BUS-350, BUS-362, BUS-368, BUS-370, BUS-380, MAT-115, IMG-220 Plus 2 electives totaling 6 credits (ENG-115 or ENG-160 for Adventure Guiding Option)
Year 4: BUS-340, BUS-430, BUS-450, BUS-452, BUS-492, ECO-110, ECO-111, PHI-260, ENG-260 Plus 1 elective totaling 3 credits.
A minimum of 50% of the program must be completed at North Island College.
Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.
While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit tuition page.
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