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Bachelor of Business Administration

Northwestern Polytechnic

Northwestern Polytechnic
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program is designed to prepare students for a career in business focusing on entrepreneurial skills and priorities. The importance of small business management is growing as small and medium sized enterprises continue to contribute to Canada's economy; the BBA explores the ethical, financial, and managerial issues that Canadian businesses and managers face daily. Students will learn fundamental business concepts, including accounting, human resource management, communications, marketing, information technology, law, and economics. In addition to completing core business courses, student will have the opportunity to customize their BBA based on their interests and careers goals by selecting business electives from a variety of different subject areas, including accounting, finance, marketing, and management. The BBA program also provides skilled tradespeople the opportunity to apply trades qualifications towards a bachelor's degree. Students with a recognized journeyman certificate may receive up to 45 credits toward the 120 credits required for this degree.

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10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 4C4, Canada

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  • Program Type Bachelor's
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 4 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission to the BBA program requires an overall high school average of 60 percent in the following four Alberta Education courses. Refer to the Classification of Alberta Education Courses:

  • English 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1 (60%) or Mathematics 30-2 (70%)
  • Two 30-level courses from Group A, B or C (Only one Fine Art course will be used for Admission)

Post-Diploma Admission Requirements
Applicants who have completed a Business Administration Diploma* are eligible for admission into Year 3 and 4 of the BBA based on the following criteria:

  • Complete 60 credits earning a Business Administration Diploma (or equivalent) with a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA (67% or C+)

*Certain courses within the Business Administration Diploma are required for the BBA. If the Business Administration Diploma is completed without these required courses, students will be required to complete these courses for degree completion.

Students with previous post-secondary education outside of the NWP Business Administration program may be eligible for Admission to the BBA. Applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements will be assessed on a course-by-course basis.

Skilled Trades – Admission Requirements
Applicants who have a recognized four-year journeyman trades qualification are eligible for admission into the BBA program and can gain up to 45 credits toward this degree. Students are expected to have university-level writing skills upon entry into this program. 

Applicants that have a journeyman trades qualification and 5+ years of experience, can apply for additional credits through the Prior learning Assessment & Recognition procedure.

Mature Student Admission

Applicants who are 21 years of age or older and do not have a high school diploma may still be eligible for admission as a Non-Matriculated Adult (NMA). Admission to the BBA program requires an overall average of 60 percent on the following two courses:

  • English 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1 (60%) or Mathematics 30-2 (70%)

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated May 24, 2024. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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