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What is involved in doing a Business degree at the University of Winnipeg?

All University of Winnipeg undergraduate degrees, including a Business degree, involve meeting general requirements (set at the university level) as well as specific requirements of a particular discipline (set by Departments and/or Faculties).  The specific requirements for a Business degree are set by the Department of Business and Administration.  We recognise that many students have questions about their degrees and/or courses.  For that reason, we have developed a comprehensive FAQ at the bottom of this page.

If you're still not sure whether a Business degree is right for you, you should spend a bit of time with one of our Business Programme Advisors.  These Advisors are actually experienced Professors and Instructors from the Department of Business and Administration who can answer questions about careers, expectations, course content, etc. You will find a link to their schedule near the top of this page.

If you've decided studying Business is right for you, your first step is declaring your intent to pursue the Bachelor of Business and Administration degree.  There is a three-step process for this:

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD MAJOR DECLARATION FORM, DEGREE PLANNING WORKSHEETS and a COURSE MAP

Major Declaration Form

If you have decided that studying Business is the right decision for you, it is a good idea to declare your intent to undertake a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree by downloading and completing a Major Declaration Form.  

Declaring your major/degree is important for several reasons:

  1. To give the university an indication as to which degree requirements should be used to determine your eligibility for graduation;
  2. To be a catalyst to require you to think through your degree program all the way to completion and to help you do so in time to make necessary plans;
  3. To help bring you into contact with a representative of the Business and Administration Department who can help you plan your degree;
  4. To give the Department and the University the better understanding of the number of the students in the program for resource planning purposes (i.e. hiring needs, number of course sections, different types of courses, etc.)
  5. Finally, by declaring your intent the Student Planning module in WebAdvisor will more accurately reflect your progress in your degree and/or requirements.

Degree Planning Worksheets

There are two versions/options of the Degree Planning Worksheet.  Download the one that is relevant to the specific degree being sought:

Note: The Student Planning Tool in WebAdvisor can also be used. 

"Course Maps" 

In addition to the Planning Worksheets, and to assist students with planning their degrees, the Department has created a series of 'Course Maps' which detail, semester-by-semester, an example of how a degree could be completed. These 'Course Maps' are simply a planning tool and are designed to be used in conjunction with the Degree Planning Worksheet: 

For students interested in becoming a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant), the department has created a course map designed to get the maximum CPA prerequisite credit from your undergraduate degree prior to entering the CPA program. For more information on the CPA Program please visit our CPA Campus Recruitment Page


STEP 2: SUBMIT YOUR MAJOR DECLARATION FORM TO STUDENT CENTRAL

The folks at Student Central will receive your form and make the necessary changes to your student record to reflect your newly-declared degree.

STEP 3: MEET WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR, AND THEN AGAIN EVERY YEAR

Now that you have declared your intent to pursue a BBA, you should meet with an academic advisor every year to review your progress.  Doing this ensures you can complete your degree in a timely manner.  Note that the academic advisors are different from the Business Programme Advisors.  The former will help you with degree planning, prerequisite planning, timetabling, etc., while the latter are available to assist with general questions about degrees, careers, expectations in courses, etc.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are answers to some of the most common questions students have had about a BBA degree as well as referrals to sources of further information. 

  • Choosing and Declaring a BBA Degree +
  • Choosing and taking courses +
  • Prerequisites +
  • Transfer Credits/Courses +
  • Additional information +
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