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Bachelor of Business Administration - collaboration with Mount Royal University

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Bachelor's Degree

4 years

-Main Campus
The Program

Mount Royal University and Red Deer Polytechnic have formed a partnership to make the Mount Royal University Bachelor of Business Administration Degree - General Management Major Program available at Red Deer Polytechnic. Students pursuing a professional accounting designation will have adequate options available in the General Management Major to obtain all required prerequisites for a designation. The third and fourth year of the degree is offered to RDP Business Administration (all majors) and Financial Services diploma holders.

The Mount Royal University (MRU) Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a four year degree consisting of 40 courses. Diploma holders will receive transfer credit for up to 20 courses and 60 credits, and normally complete 20 courses over two years of full-time degree studies. Part-time study is available. Application to the 3rd year of the degree program is made to Red Deer Polytechnic and students attend all classes at Red Deer Polytechnic. Upon completion of the program, students submit an application to graduate to Mount Royal University.

Students completing the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree at Red Deer Polytechnic are governed by Red Deer Polytechnic Academic Policies and Procedures regarding academic matters, non-academic misconduct and course related issues, including appeals. Students do not have access and may not utilize the appeal procedures of Mount Royal University.

Program Content

Over the 4 years of the degree, including those courses taken in the Diploma, students must complete:

  • 17 Core BBA Business Courses
  • 9 General Management Major Courses
  • 12 General Education Courses
  • 2 Elective Courses

Students entering the BBA program with a Business Administration Diploma, (depending on each student's transfer credit), must complete:

5 Core BBA Business Courses:

  • MGMT 320 Business Statistics II or BUS 307 Business Statistics II
  • MGMT 410 Global Business Environment
  • MGMT 420 Operations Management
  • MGMT 430 Business Plan Development
  • MGMT 490 Strategic Management

3 Business Major Courses (300/400 level) selected from the following:

  • MGMT 310 Introduction to the Stock Market (3 credits)
  • MGMT 315 Advanced Corporate Finance (3 credits)
  • MGMT 450 Leadership (3 credits)
  • MGMT 460 Change Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 470 Corporate Social Responsibility (3 credits)
  • ACCT 306 Auditing (3 credits)*
  • ACCT 305 Personal & Corporate Income Tax (3 credits)*
  • ACCT 310 Advanced Financial Accounting (3 credits)*
  • ACCT 308 Advanced Managerial Accounting (3 credits)*

* Students interested in pursuing a professional accounting designation are recommended to take these courses as prerequisites to entering the professional program.

General Education Courses (12):

  • 4 Foundation level courses, one from each cluster
  • 4 Second Level courses, one from each cluster
  • 4 Third Level courses, from at least two clusters

Minor in Finance and Economics
A joint offering of the two disciplines, this minor will appeal to the student who recognizes the synergies between them. A combination of theory and applied knowledge.

All of the following:

  • ACCT 102: Introductory Accounting I or ACCT 202: Intro Financial Accounting
  • ECON 100: Intro Business Microeconomics or ECON 201: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 101: Intro Business Macroeconomics or ECON 202: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • BADM 260: Intro to Corporate Finance or BUS 310: Introduction to Finance

Four courses*:
Minimum one of:

  • ECON 381: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 382: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 341: Money and Banking
  • ECON 325: International Trade
  • ECON 327: International Money and Finance
  • ECON 329: Economics of the Public Sector

Minimum one of:

  • MGMT 310: Introduction to the Stock Market
  • MGMT 315: Advanced Corporate Finance

* All of these courses may not be offered every year as some may be on a course rotation basis.
* Some of the minor courses qualify as General Education Courses. Please consult your BBA Planning Guide or Academic Advisor.

Students entering the BBA program with a University Transfer Studies Diploma must complete:

  • MGMT 410 Global Business Environment
  • MGMT 420 Operations Management
  • MGMT 430 Business Plan Development
  • MGMT 490 Strategic Management

The remaining 16 courses must be Co-Listed with MRU and will depend on the courses taken in their University Transfer Studies Diploma. These courses will include General Education, General Management Major, or Elective courses to complete the 4 year requirements. See the MRU BBA Program Student Advisor at RDC for further information and program planning and for the most current list of Co-Listed courses.

Note on Mount Royal University General Education Requirement
Students in the BBA program are required to meet the general education requirements of Mount Royal University. General Education provides students with the opportunity to build their ability to think critically, develop their communication and mathematical skills, stimulate their capacities for creative, innovative thinking, and enrich their knowledge of the wider social, cultural, and natural worlds in which they live and work.The General Education Program is organized around four thematic clusters which  constitute groups of streams of courses:

Numeracy and Scientific Literacy
These courses aim to develop an understanding of the nature and methods of subjects in the natural sciences, health sciences and computer science, as well as providing essential mathematical skills needed for study at the post-secondary level.

Values, Beliefs and Identity
These courses provide the opportunity to critically explore the values, beliefs and ideas that shape human experience, including understandings and meaning expressed through art, music, literature, philosophy and critical thought. There is also opportunity to study the various media through which cultural expression takes place.

Community and Society
Through these courses you will explore the complex intersection of interests and relations that constitute social life - from local community to the globalized network of societies. By studying the interlocking of material, moral, and political factors affecting society at all levels, you will acquire knowledge and skills that help you understand and act in the world in which you are a citizen.

These courses focus on the development of an undergraduate level of proficiency in written and oral communication across a range of media. They will help you develop a capacity for critical reflection on various media and their uses. Opportunity for study in languages other than English will be available in this thematic cluster.

Students are reminded to seek advising from the MRU BBA Program Student Advisor for program direction and course selection. Failure to follow the individual student program outlined will result in failure to meet the degree graduation requirements.

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