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Undergraduate Studies

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree offered through the Department of Business and Administration is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in business, in the private, public or non-profit sectors. We nurture socially conscious business leaders and entrepreneurs that are capable of adapting to the ever-changing needs of the modern business world.

The Business and Administration program develops critical thinking, analytic and decision-making abilities, oral and written communication skills, and the self-confidence to effectively apply these skills. Some courses in the program are taught using the case method, a simulation of real business situations from the perspective of the actual decision-maker. Computer-based simulations, experiential exercises, guest speakers, and field trips are also used to connect course material to the business world.  A new co-op work-study program allows students to add career real work experience to their UW Degree.

Bachelor of Business Administration (4 years)

Our flagship four-year BBA prepares students for managerial work and also for further study in business administration such as an MBA or other graduate degree program.  In the four-year program, you may choose between a 'general stream' degree or a targeted Area of Concentration.  We offer several distinct and focused Areas of Concentration:

  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Co-operative Enterprises
  • Accounting
  • Human Resource Management & Organizational Behaviour
  • Supply Chain Management

It is not unusual for students to pursue two Concentrations simultaneously (e.g., Marketing and International Business) in our four-year program.

Bachelor of Business Administration (3 years)

The three-year BBA is an excellent complement to a major or degree in another field and is intended to be readily accessible as a part of a double degree program upon completion of additional coursework.

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Finance (4 years)

Students have the option of pursuing a BA in Economics and Finance or a BBA in Economics in Finance.  The field of finance has its roots in the discipline of economics. 

This program provides students with the conceptual tools to understand a number of issues from modern finance theory and applications. The program provides students with a solid understanding of the operation of capital markets and capital market instruments, including equities, fixed income securities, as well as futures markets, options, and other derivatives. Students gain an in-depth understanding of topics in modern finance and financial economics as they relate to the capital structure of firms and how these financial instruments affect the overall operation of modern financial systems. 

Transfering credits from Red River College

It is possible to have courses taken in a completed RRC Business Administration Diploma transfer to UW. More information.

Where to get additional information and advice

More detailed information on the 3-Year BBA and 4-Year BBA is available in the Course Calendar.  

If you think a Business and Administration degree is right for you, your next step is to apply for admission to the University of Winnipeg. 

If you are a current student in our Department, or if you are a new student and are curious about the structure of your potential degree, you can get help with degree planning. As well, the University's current timetable identifies when specific courses are offered.

New and returning students are also encouraged to check our Frequently Asked Questions.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

The Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) process at the University of Winnipeg helps you figure out what you already know and what you need to know to get where you're going. Through this process, the University of Winnipeg offers to help you analyze your education and learning experience and determine what you need to reach your goals. We take into account your education as a whole, including the knowledge and skills you have gained through work and life experience. Through the demonstration of your knowledge and skills, you may be eligible to receive credit toward your degree.

If you want to explore this option further, please contact Academic and Career Advising. They will help you to evaluate your prior learning, discuss your educational goals, and identify courses you may wish to challenge for credit.

For more information on the PLAR and transfer credits process please visit the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition website.

Last update: 30 March 2021 @ 08:44CDT