TRU
Business and Economics

Program Structure

General education electives (12 credits)

Humanities (six credits): English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Philosophy, Speech, Theatre, Music, Film, Communications, Journalism, History, Visual and Performing Arts

Social sciences (six credits): Aboriginal Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.                                                                                                                Note: Psychology and Sociology electives exclude statistics/data analysis courses.

Core knowledge (72 credits)

MNGT 1710 Introduction to Business
CMNS 1290 Introduction to Professional Writing
MATH 1170 Calculus for Business and Economics
ECON 1950 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2320 Statistics for Business and Economics 1
ACCT 2210 Financial Accounting
FNCE 2120 Financial Management
MIST 2610 Management Information Systems
HRMN 2820 Human Resource Management
ECON 3040 Managerial Economics
SCMN 3320 Supply Chain Management
MNGT 3710 Business Ethics and Society
ENGL 1100
ENGL 1110
ENGL 1120
ENGL 1140
ENGL 1210
Introduction to University Writing or
Introduction to Prose Fiction or
Introduction to Poetry or
Introduction to Drama or
Introduction to Drama and Poetry
MATH 1070 Mathematics for Business and Economics
ECON 1900 Principles of Microeconomics
PHIL 1110 Introduction to Critical Thinking
ECON 2330 Statistics for Business and Economics 2
ACCT 2250 Management Accounting
MKTG 2430 Marketing
ORGB 2810 Organizational Behaviour
BLAW 2910 Commercial Law
CMNS 3240 Advanced Professional Communications
IBUS 3510 International Business
MNGT 4780 Strategic Management

Specialization (24 to 30 credits)

BBA students must complete one of the following majors in business or economics or a General BBA. All programs are 24 credits (eight courses) in length except for the accounting major, which is 30 credits (10 courses).

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Supply Chain Management
  • General BBA

General electives (6 to 12 credits)

BBA students must take 12 credits (four courses) of general electives to complete their degree, with at least nine credits (three courses) at the upper level. Accounting majors only need to take six credits (two courses) with at least three credits (one course) at the upper level.

The general elective courses can be from any academic discipline, which can include additional courses in business or economics. The BBA offers other interesting paths:

  • Business/economics minors (12 credits): Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource, International, Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management, Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development, Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Co-operative education option (nine credits)
  • Honours option (12 credits)
  • Service learning, directed studies, selected topics, international business field courses (three credits each)

Typical schedule

 Year 1
Year 1
First semesterSecond semester
MNGT 1710 Introduction to Business PHIL 1110 Introduction to Critical Thinking Skills
ECON 1900 Principles of Microeconomics CMNS 1290 Introduction to Professional Writing
ENGL 1100
ENGL 1110
ENGL 1120
ENGL 1140
ENGL 1210
Composition or
Introduction to Prose Fiction or
Introduction to Poetry or
Introduction to Drama or
Introduction to Drama and Poetry
MATH 1170 Calculus for Business and Economics
MATH 1070 Mathematics for Business and Economics ECON 1950 Principles of Macroeconomics
  General Education Elective   General Education Elective
 Year 2
Year 2
First semesterSecond semester
ACCT 2210 Financial Accounting FNCE 2120 Financial Management
MIST 2610 Management Information Systems MKTG 2430 Introduction to Marketing
ORGB 2810 Organizational Behaviour ACCT 2250 Management Accounting
BLAW 2910 Commercial Law HRMN 2820 Human Resource Management
ECON 2320 Economics and Business
Statistics 1
ECON 2330 Economics and Business Statistics 2
 Year 3
Year 3
First semesterSecond semester
SCMN 3320 Supply Chain Management MNGT 3710 Business Ethics and Society
IBUS 3510 International Business ECON 3040 Managerial Economics
CMNS 3240 Business Communications   General Education Elective
  General Education Elective   Major/Minor/General Elective
  Major/Minor/General Elective   Major/Minor/General Elective
 Year 4
Year 4
First semesterSecond semester
  Major/Minor/General Elective   Major/Minor/General Elective
  Major/Minor/General Elective   Major/Minor/General Elective
  Major/Minor/General Elective   Major/Minor/General Elective
  Major/Minor/General Elective   Major/Minor/General Elective
  Major/Minor/General Elective MNGT 4780 Strategic Management