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Bachelor of Business Administration

Admission Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

  • Successful completion of a recognized college/university level financial accounting course; and
  • Successful completion of a recognized college/university level introductory business course.

Standard Admission

  • Prerequisite(s).
  • Completion of a two-year diploma (or equivalent) in any discipline, with a minimum of 60 credits overall (including 24 second-year level credits) and a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Flexible Admission

  • Prerequisite(s)
  • For applicants with fewer than 15 college or university credits, normally a minimum seven years of full-time business related work experience with three years at a manager, supervisor, and/or project manager level.
  • Applicants who have earned at least 15 (but fewer than 60) college or university credits, or who do not meet the program GPA requirement, may be considered based on a combination of work and academic experience.

English Language Proficiency

Additional Recommendation(s)

  • All applicants are expected to demonstrate their strengths gained through work and study in communications, critical thinking and numeracy. In their application, applicants are encourages to highlight education, work and volunteer experience in areas related to business, sustainability, environmental services, community and social services.
  • Solid academic writing skills are required for success in this program; therefore an English composition course focused on academic writing and critical thinking is strongly recommended. APA style citation is used in this program. Continuing Studies at Royal Roads University offers an Academic Writing and Critical Thinking course.

Application Requirements

All applications to this program require submission of the following information and supporting documents before your file can be assessed for admission:

Application Form

In order to apply online, you will be required to create a log-in account using your email address. You will be required to list all credit courses and/or programs you have completed or are currently enrolled in. An application fee will be required. If your application fee(s) are being paid for by a sponsoring organization, please contact Student Accounts. Once submitted, you may check the status of your application at any time.

Official Transcripts

Applicants are responsible for arranging for the submission of official transcripts from ALL post-secondary (higher education) institutions currently or previously attended, for all credit courses and/or programs. Transcripts are not required for non-credit programs or courses, though some programs may require proof of professional certifications or designations.

Transcripts are considered official only if submitted directly by the Registrar or other recognized authority of the providing institution in the institution's original, sealed envelope. If the envelope has been opened, the transcripts are no longer official and new (official) transcripts will be required to complete your application.

All international transcripts or credentials are subject to an international transcript and/or credential evaluation.

If applicable:

  • Applicants declaring permanent resident or Convention Refugee status in Canada, must submit a copy of their Permanent Resident Card (PR card) along with their application.
  • Transcript evaluation fee or credential evaluation report, if submitting international transcripts.
  • An official English Language Proficiency score report or other evidence of proficiency if English is not your primary language.
  • Other information or documents as may be requested to determine your eligibility.

For information on how and where to send your supporting documents, please refer to the document submission guidelines.

Additional Requirements for Flexible Admission

For applicants who will be reviewed under the Flexible Admission process the following additional supporting documents will be required:

Letters of Reference

Typically, applicants will provide one professional letter and one academic or community service letter, but two letters of any combination are generally acceptable.

Letters should confirm suitable candidacy for the program. For example, writers should speak to why s/he believes you will succeed in the program (and why) and that s/he believes the program will benefit you (and why). The context in which the writer has come to know you should also be mentioned. There is no set standard for formatting, length or level of detail.

Statement of Intent

The Statement of Intent should consist of (but is not limited to) a two to three page essay, addressing the following four questions:

  • What influenced your decision to apply to Royal Roads University?
  • Why is this degree appropriate for you?
  • What do you hope to contribute to this program and the university?
  • In 5-10 years, how do you anticipate this program will add value?

All applicants should highlight their strengths in core business areas such as accounting, finance, economics, business communications, marketing and human relations. If there is any other information that you feel might be of interest or relevance to your application, please include it in the Statement of Intent.

Detailed Resume (Chronological)

  • Education: List all post secondary education, degrees, diplomas, and certificates you have achieved.
  • Work Experience: Please include the name of the organization, length of service, and a brief description of duties.
  • Training and Professional Development: List career related training and professional development programs completed within the past five years. Include the source of training, and the duration and year completed. List other training and personal development programs not already identified.
  • Voluntary/Unpaid Work Experience: List and describe any voluntary/unpaid post-secondary employment and/or community service experience. Please include name of organization, length of service and a brief description of duties.
  • Information Technology Training and Experience: Briefly describe your level of training and experience in the use of information technology including computers, software and telecommunications networks as tools for business, education, teaching and personal use.
  • Professional Memberships/Affiliations: List memberships and positions you hold/have held in professional associations, service clubs, community/volunteer sector.
  • Other relevant information: Provide any other information which you believe is relevant to your application and will be of assistance to the review committee.

For information on how and where to send your supporting documents, please refer to the document submission guidelines.