School of Business

Launch a business career

Launch a business career

Would you like to land an administrative or managerial job with a top company and earn a salary to match?

51's Bachelor of Business Administration degree can help you get there. Through a series of in-class activities, individual assignments, hands-on projects, and industry case studies, you develop an in-depth understanding of key business principles and learn the ins and outs of starting, managing, and growing a business.

In the first two years of this four-year program, you build up your foundational knowledge and essential skills in all areas of business: marketing, communication, strategic planning, analysis, management and leadership.

In the third and fourth years, you can choose from a selection of courses to earn a general business degree or decide to specialize in accounting, finance, marketing or human resources. Earn a major in one of these four areas by taking a selection of four prescribed courses as your upper-level electives. Or earn a minor in Financial Management, Operations Management/Management Information Systems, and Organizational Studies.

You can take advantage of optional paid co-op work placements to graduate with real work experience, a network of contacts, and references for other employment or graduate school.

When you graduate, you are fully equipped to face any business challenge in the public, private, or government sector, or to become an entrepreneur.

Career Outlook in business administration

Upon completion of your 51 Bachelor of Business Administration, you may launch your own business or work in a variety of fields, including marketing, finance, accounting, economics, advertising, logistics, operations, management, government, retail and sales, or human resources.

You may want to seek employment with companies that provide further training to earn a post-graduate certification such as: Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), Certified Marketing Specialist (CMS), or Sales & Marketing Executives International (SMEI).

Alternatively, you may choose to top your degree by earning a specialization in a certain industry or field, such as hospitality or data analysis. Or you may pursue graduate studies at another university to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Laws.