Curriculum Guideline

Management (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Effective Date:
Program Code
Commerce & Business Administration
Credential Type
Bachelor's Degree
Transcript Title
BBA in Management
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
Length of Program
Eight semesters
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

Applicants seeking the Trades Management Concentration, have these additional admission requirements. Before admission to the Trades Management Concentration, they must have:

  • Obtained a provincial or interprovincial trade certificate of qualification in a trade AND
  • Completed, in the last ten years, a minimum of 4000 hours of:
    • Trades training (i.e., knowledge and/or skills education in a classroom or workshop setting) in the trade for which they hold the certificate of qualification, OR
    • Work experience in the trade for which they hold the certificate, OR
    • A combination of trades training (i.e., knowledge and/or skills education in a classroom or workshop setting) and work experience in the trade for which they hold the certificate.

NOTE: Students wanting the Trades Management Concentration, can apply for admission into the Trades Management Concentration upon entering Douglas College or once they have completed the 4000-hour requirement (i.e., in the case that the 4000 hours are not completed upon admittance to Douglas College).

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of at least 121.50 credits
  • 45 Upper Level (3000-4000) credits required
  • 25% (30 credits) of all course work and of upper level must be completed at Douglas College
  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required
  • 1000-2000 level electives must be University Transferable (courses that transfer to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC) according to the BC Transfer Guide

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Required Courses:

BUSN 1210

Management Essentials


ACCT 1235 (see note 1)

Principles of Introductory Financial Accounting I & II


ACCT 2320

Introductory Managerial Accounting


MARK 1120

Introductory Marketing


PHIL 1122 (see note 2)

Business Ethics


ENGL 1130(see note 3)

Academic Writing


CMNS 1115

Practical Writing


ECON 1150

Principles of Microeconomics


ECON 1250

Principles of Macroeconomics


BUSN 1320

Introductory Business Law


BUSN 2429

Business Statistics


FINC 1231

Business Mathematics


CSIS 1190

Excel for Business


BUSN 3310

Organizational Management Skills


BUSN 3350

Human Resource Management


BUSN 3312

Innovation and Change Management


BUSN 3314

Ethical Decision Making and Management


CMNS 2316 (see note 4)

Understanding and Managing Interpersonal Conflict


BUSN 4275 (see note 5)

Business Strategy & Competitive Analysis


BUSN 4410 (see note 5)

Organizational Business Decision Making


Open Electives (see note 6)

1000 - 4000 Level Electives


Open Electives (see note 6)

3000 - 4000 Level Electives


BUSN 4500

Career Portfolio Development


Select one from the following Management Concentrations:

Financial Service Management 


Hospitality Management


International Business Management 


Project Management


Supply Chain Management


Trades Management (see note 6) 


Total Credits




1. Student may take ACCT 1235 or both ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1210. Students who take ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1210 (i.e., instead of ACCT 1235) may opt to use 3 credits from the "open electives" for ACCT 1210.

2. PHIL 1102, BUSN 4490 or other approved Ethics courses may be taken instead of PHIL 1122. Students should take note of the BUSN 4490 pre-requisite requirements.

3. While ENGL 1130 is suggested, students can substitute an English, Communications or Creative Writing course that transfers (as English credit) to one of the B.C. research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UVIC or UNBC).

4. CMNS 2317, CMNS 3316 or an approved BUSN course (focused on organizational communication management, conflict management and/or negotiation) can be taken instead. However, students would need to ensure they meet all pre-requisite requirements for entry into these courses.

5. For these courses, it is highly recommended that students take them in one of their final two semesters in order to maximize their benefit from the course content. Furthermore, students may find it beneficial to take BUSN 4275 before BUSN 4410, as BUSN 4410 is focused on integrating knowledge and skills from multiple management courses (including BUSN 4275).

6. To meet the graduation requirements (listed above) for this program: (a) a minimum of 15 credits of the "open electives" must be at the upper level (3000-4000 level) and (b) lower level (1000-2000 level) courses must be university transferable. Please keep this in mind when choosing your electives.

7. Students who choose the Trades Management Concentration have additional admissions requirements. Please see the admissions tab for more information. 

Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a strong base of business and commerce concepts and skills from their BBA studies, equipping them to communicate and manage well in a professional environment.
  • Effectively apply the marketable skills identified through labor market research sources (e.g., Conference Board of Canada’s Employability Skills and the World Economic Forum, described in Appendices B).
  • Apply knowledge and skills based on key management principles, which align with educational requirements of management industry expectations or designation(s) (e.g., Canadian Institute of Management designation, described in Appendix C).
  • Use relevant knowledge and specific job-related skills for in-demand jobs (as indicated by current demand and labour market predictions as in Appendix D).
  • Demonstrate industry-specific knowledge and skills in their courses from their chosen area of specialization(s) to assist them in fulfilling the educational requirements for the related industry certification, as applicable (see Table 3).
  • Effectively employ quantitative and qualitative tools and relevant technology required to solve business problems and execute business plans.
  • Demonstrate academic proficiency in business through the successful (i.e., 80% or higher) completion of outcome assessments (e.g., ETS® Major Field Test for Bachelor’s Degrees in Business).
  • Exhibit a deep awareness of ethical and social responsibility topics in the workplace and the capacity to navigate effectively personal, workplace and community ethical situations.
  • Recognize and evaluate the impact of international issues on the Canadian business sector.
  • Demonstrate skills for valuing diversity and individual differences in a business environment.