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Okanagan College

Effective Date: 
March 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014
Institution: 
Okanagan College

This memorandum of understanding constitutes an agreement between Royal Roads University and Okanagan College. The participating units at the respective institutions are the Faculty of Management at Royal Roads University (RRU) and the School of Business at Okanagan College.

Objective of the Agreement 

RRU agrees to facilitate the block transfer of students from Okanagan College with appropriate prerequisite qualifications into the third year of the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management degree at RRU. By this agreement, applicants from Okanagan College who meet the requirements outlined below will be eligible for admission to RRU with full block transfer, provided all other entrance criteria are met (per the program admission requirements on the RRU website) and space remains available in the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management program.  Entrance to all programs at RRU is on a competitive basis.

Successful completion, with a minimum grade point average of B (minimum 3.00 on 4.00 scale) of the: 

  • Two year, 60 credit Business Administration Diploma with option in:
  • Accounting
  • Financial Services
  • General Studies
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management
  • Marketing

Additionally, it is mandatory for all applicants to have successfully completed a first and/or second year level accounting course (financial) with a minimum final grade of B in each course. 

As a partner to this agreement, Okanagan College agrees: 

  • to make information about this agreement and the RRU Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management degree options available to students;
  • to provide opportunity for representatives of RRU to visit appropriate forums at Okanagan College to disseminate information about the RRU Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management program;
  • to notify RRU with as much lead time as possible of any curriculum changes to the diploma(s) outlined above. 

As a partner to the agreement, RRU agrees: 

  • to provide students from Okanagan College holding a diploma as noted above academic acceptance into the third year of the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management program at RRU, provided all other entrance criteria are met (per the program admission requirements on the RRU website) and space remains available in the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management program;
  • whenever possible, to count any undefined transfer credits towards the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management requirements to prevent students having to unnecessarily take additional courses to qualify for graduation;
  • to notify Okanagan College with as much lead time as possible of any curriculum changes to the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management  program;
  • to notify Okanagan College with as much lead time as possible about any changes to the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management requirements that are anticipated or approved. 

Liaison 

Implementation of this agreement will be through the Registrar’s Office at each institution, in consultation with the appropriate authorities in the respective programs. 

Term of the Agreement 

This agreement shall be in place for a period of three years commencing March 1, 2011. At the end of this time, the agreement will be subject to review and renewal by RRU. If there are impediments to renewal, RRU will notify the transfer partner of the impediments, with the goal of negotiating a new agreement.  Final approval of the agreement will remain with the President of RRU.

RRU retains the right to limit the number of students admitted under this agreement. 

On behalf of Okanagan College:

James Hamilton, President - June 21, 2011

On behalf of Royal Roads University:

Allan R. Cahoon, PhD, President and Vice Chancellor - March 28, 2011