Prepare to lead in your chosen field.
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) offers a cutting-edge program and award-winning faculty geared towards the shifting needs of our business world, encouraging students to discover creative business solutions that aren’t defined by boundaries.
The four-year Honours BBA program provides students with a strong foundation in all aspects of general management, including accounting, marketing, finance, organizational behaviour and strategy. Its core curriculum is complemented with specialized elective courses in key areas of business, as well as non-business elective courses taken outside of the faculty at York University.
The program takes an innovative and global approach, emphasizing critical management attributes like communication and interpersonal skills. Students entering Year 3 can choose to specialize their studies in one or two of the ten areas of specialization offered at Schulich, and can also opt to spend a term studying abroad at one of Schulich’s leading business school partners around the world.
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“Schulich creates a culture that lets you succeed, your way. The BBA showed me there is no timeline for success - it allowed me to find my passion all on my own, thanks to valuable workshops, different specializations and inspiring speakers in the classroom.”
Chart your career path. Through your choice of Schulich’s cutting edge specializations, your entrepreneurial spirit and the skills you acquire working with very talented and motivated classmates, you will be sought after by top employers. Whether as an Investment Banking Analyst, Assistant Brand Manager, Marketing Research Analyst or Staff Accountant pursuing your CPA designation, the Schulich BBA will provide you with the platform to succeed.
As a Schulich BBA student, you’ll have access to the Schulich Career Development Centre (CDC). Benefit from individual industry and career advising with our certified coaches, who have a unique combination of knowledge and experience in major industries. Meet alumni, recruiters and corporate leaders at corporate information sessions and other CDC events as well as get online access to the very best career tools availableVisit the Career Development Centre
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The Schulich BBA in Numbers
90 Number of companies that hired Schulich i/BBA students last year
88% Students hired within 3 months of graduation
$54,000 Average starting salary
Choose your competitive career advantage.
At Schulich, our expertise in various specialized areas of study will help you meet your unique career objectives and give you a competitive career advantage.View Specializations Hide Specializations View Certificates Hide Certificates
- Entrepreneurial & Family Business Studies
- International Business
- Operations Management & Information Systems
- Organization Studies
- Responsible Business
- Strategic Management
BBA Program Details by Category
Admission RequirementsView details Hide details
Admission to the BBA or iBBA program is based on two equally weighted criteria:
- Your academic performance
- Your supplementary application
The application process consists of two parts: your Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) application, and your Schulich Supplementary Application. You can apply via OUAC as soon as you have received your OUAC pin code. The Schulich Supplementary Application will be available in mid-November 2018.
The Schulich School of Business receives thousands of applications each year for several hundred spaces. To be competitive, applicants should aim for a high 80s/low 90s average.
Academic Requirements: Direct Entry Applicants
To be eligible for admission, Ontario high school applicants must complete *ENG4U, *MHF4U, and MCV4U or MDM4U as part of their top six grade 12 courses.
*A minimum of 70% in ENG4U and MHF4U is required. No more than two 4M courses will be considered for admission.
For Direct Entry academic requirements outside of Ontario, visit futurestudents.yorku.ca.
Academic Requirements: York Delayed Entry Applicants
Please note, due to Schulich’s small program size, we are not able to accept applications from transfer students currently studying outside of York. If you are interested in transferring to a different business program at York, please view York’s eligible programs.
Current York students who have completed the required prerequisite courses may be considered for admission to Year 2 of the BBA or iBBA program. Complete requirements and prerequisite course information, as well as the application packages, are available below:
- BBA Delayed Entry Information Package and Application Form
- iBBA Delayed Entry Information Package and Application Form
The supplementary application is used to provide the admissions team with a better understanding of the complete student. While academic performance is important, Schulich is looking for well-rounded students who can also demonstrate leadership potential, teamwork experience, resilience, and empathy towards others.
Fall 2019 OUAC Application Deadline
Direct-Entry Ontario High School Applicants (Year 1): January 16, 2019
Direct-Entry Non-Ontario High School Applicants (Year 1): January 30, 2019
York Delayed-Entry Applicants (Year 2): OUAC application not required
Fall 2019 Supplementary Application Deadline
Direct-Entry Ontario High School Applicants (Year 1): January 30, 2019
Direct-Entry Non-Ontario High School Applicants (Year 1): February 6, 2019
York Delayed-Entry Applicants (Year 2): March 13, 2019
Tuition & FeesView details Hide details
For the most up to date undergraduate program fees visit the York University Course and Program Fees page.
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Curriculum OverviewView details Hide details
The BBA curriculum consists of a carefully designed mix of core business studies, business electives, and electives taken through York’s ten other faculties, providing students with a well-rounded management education. Click below for a more detailed overview of the curriculum by year.View Program Requirements Hide Program Requirements
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- ECON 1000 3.00 INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
- ECON 1010 3.00 INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
- MGMT 1000 3.00 MANAGING CONTEMPORARY ENTERPRISE
- MGMT 1050 3.00 BUSINESS ANALYTICS I
- ACTG 2010 3.00 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I
- ACTG 2011 3.00 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II
- MKTG 1030 3.00 MARKETING MANAGEMENT
- MGMT 1030 3.00 HISTORY OF CAPITALISM: STRUCTURES, AGENTS, ARTEFACTS
Plus 6.00 credits of non-Schulich elective courses
- ACTG 2020 3.00 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS
- MGMT 2040 3.00 ETHICS, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & SUSTIANABILITY IN BUSINESS
- ORGS 2100 3.00 INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS IN ORGANIZATIONS
- ORGS 2200 3.00 ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTS
- FINE 2000 3.00 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE
- ECON 2000 3.00 APPLIED MACROECONOMICS
- OMIS 2010 3.00 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
- MGMT 2050 3.00 BUSINESS ANALYTICS II
Plus 6.00 credits of non-Schulich elective courses
Year 3 & Year 4
Plus 18.00 credits of Schulich electives, 12.00 credits of non-Schulich electives and an additional 24.00 credits of electives of your choice (can be Schulich or non-Schulich)
Students entering Year 3 of the BBA or iBBA program can choose to specialize in up to two of the ten areas of specialization offered at the Schulich School of Business. Choosing an area of specialization is not mandatory.
Students entering Year 3 of the BBA or iBBA program, in addition to a specialization, can choose to qualify for a certificate.
FacultyView details Hide details
The BBA faculty is comprised of leading scholars from the world’s top universities, passionate about their chosen fields, dedicated to their students, and committed to award-winning research.
As pioneers in areas such as risk management, entrepreneurship, global marketing, and corporate social responsibility (CSR), BBA faculty members draw on their research findings to enrich the classroom experience of every student. Schulich faculty are passionate about their chosen fields, and in many instances have shaped thinking in these fields. Because this cutting-edge research is integrated into your classes, you gain the most up-to-date knowledge and skills possible.
Program faculty members
Associate Professor in Organization Studies and Business Sustainability; Director, BBA/iBBA ProgramsView profile
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic ManagementView profile
Sessional Lecturer, Economics; Associate Director of Undergraduate ProgramsView profile
Professor of Strategic Management; Director, Global Leadership Program; Director, India MBA and Executive MBA ProgramsView profile
Associate Professor of PolicyView profile
James L. Darroch
Associate Professor of Policy; CIT Chair in Financial Services; Area Coordinator, Policy/Strategy; Director, Financial Services ProgramView profile
Preet S. Aulakh
Associate Dean, Research; Professor of Strategy and International Business; Pierre Lassonde Chair in International BusinessView profile
Ellen R. Auster
Professor of Strategic Management; Executive Director, York Change Leadership (YCL)View profile
Professor of Strategic Management/Public PolicyView profile
Professor of Strategic Management/PolicyView profile
Professor of Policy; Richard E. Waugh Chair in Business HistoryView profile
Stan Xiao Li
Professor of Strategic Management/PolicyView profile
H. Ian Macdonald
President Emeritus (York); Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public PolicyView profile
Professor of Strategy; Scotiabank Chair in International Business and EntrepreneurshipView profile
Professor of Strategy; Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility; Associate Dean, ResearchView profile
Charles J. McMillan
Professor of Strategic Management and International BusinessView profile
Professor of Strategic Management/Policy; Newmont Endowed Chair in Business StrategyView profile
Professor of Strategic Management/Policy; Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance; Cross-appointed to Osgoode Hall Law SchoolView profile
Associate Professor of Strategic Management/Policy and International BusinessView profile
Student ClubsView details Hide details
The Schulich student experience is characterized by diversity. As such, our undergrads are encouraged to get involved in a broad range of extra-curricular activities, attend events, and form lasting relationships with their peers from across the globe.
i/BBA students have access to an exciting variety of co-curricular activities to enrich their time at Schulich and diversify their resumes. Explore diverse student clubs, participate in global case competitions, or develop leadership skills as a member of Schulich’s ambassador program or student government.
International OpportunitiesView details Hide details
With 75 international partner schools, a renowned international faculty and a global reputation, the Schulich BBA gives you the freedom to take your business education beyond borders.
- Learn how business is conducted in another region.
- Experience the realities of fair trade as you cultivate coffee alongside local farms on a South American study tour.
- Immerse yourself in a new culture and make friends across the world as you spend a semester abroad.
Where will your BBA take you?
Professional DesignationsView details Hide details
The BBA curriculum offers students the option to complete the prerequisite courses required to begin the process of becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).
Career OpportunitiesView details Hide details
The Schulich Career Development Centre (CDC) offers a wealth of innovative programs and resources to help students launch their ideal career path and facilitate future employment opportunities. The CDC gives BBA students a chance to personally meet recruiters through company information sessions and provide workshops on job search techniques, resume writing and interviewing strategies. Students have access to exclusive job postings for full-time and summer internship employment opportunities.
Top companies that recruit BBA students include:
- RBC Financial Group
- Proctor & Gamble
- Kraft Food Inc.
The Schulich Career Development Centre
Your career is top priority at Schulich. To make career decisions that are right for you, the CDC will help you identify strengths, determine career objectives, develop career plans, hone skills for career management and put your professional development plan into action.
- Our highly experienced CDC Advisors bring a unique combination of first-hand knowledge, experience and diverse perspectives in a wide variety of businesses and industry sectors.
- Take advantage of a series of proven career-building modules, including up-to-date Job Search Techniques, Self-Assessment, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, and Interview Skills to help you stand out from the competition.
- Corporate Information Sessions offer you an opportunity to meet top level recruiters, alumni and executives.Visit the Career Development Centre