Program calendar icon Program Length

  • 4 Years

Program credential icon Credential

  • Bachelor Degree

Program option icon Options

  • Major
  • Minor

Program location icon Location Offered

  • Nanaimo

The International Business (BBA) Program

See Bachelor of Business Administration, Majors and Minors.

Requirements for a Major

Year 1

See Bachelor of Business Administration, Majors and Minors.

International Business Major

Year 2

Credits

ACCT 294 - (Intro to Cost and Managerial Accounting)

3

ECON 211 - (Principles of Microeconomic Theory)

3

ECON 212 - (Principles of Macroeconomic Theory)

3

MARK 260 - (Buyer Behaviour)

3

MGMT 230 - (Introduction to E-Management)

3

MGMT 293 - (Human Resource Management)

3

QUME 232 - (Business Statistics I)

3

Three elective credits

3

Six language* credits

6

Total Credits

30

*Students with significant exposure in an additional language may apply to the BBA Degree Advisor to replace the additional language requirement with 6 credits of approved electives with cultural content.

International Business Major

Year 3

Credits

LAWW 326 - (Commercial Law)

3

MARK 368 - (International Marketing)

3

MGMT 323 - (International Business I)

3

MGMT 396 - (International Human Resource Management)

3

Three upper–level business or upper–level ECON credits

3

Three upper–level MGMT credits

3

Three elective credits

3

Minimum nine International Experience* credits

9

Total Credits

30

* A minimum of nine credits chosen from: international exchange program, field schools, international internships. See the BBA Degree Advisor for information.

International Business Major

Year 4

Credits

FNCE 423 - (International Finance)

3

MGMT 423 - (International Business Strategy)

3

MGMT 494 - (Strategies for Sustainable Development)

3

MGMT 496 - (Strategic Management Issues)

3

Three upper–level business credits

3

Fifteen elective credits

15

Total Credits

30

Note: Total institutional requirement to graduate, 120 credits.

Requirements for a Minor

Years 3 and 4

 Credits

MARK 368* - (International Marketing)

3

MGMT 323* - (International Business I)

3

MGMT 396* - (International Human Resource Management)

3

FNCE 423* - (International Finance)

3

MGMT 423* - (International Business Strategy)

3

Elective Options:

ECON 305 - (Money, Banking and Financial Institutions)

ECON 306 - (International Trade)

ECON 312 - (Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory)

ECON 323 - (Economies in Transition)

ECON 360 - (The Transnational Corporation)

*MGMT 491 - (Senior Project) or 
MGMT 499 - (Business Internship) 

6

Total Program Credits

21

* In the event of a conflict with a major, these courses may be replaced with additional electives listed above.

** With permission of Department.

Note: A total of 15 credits from required courses and 6 elective credits chosen from select courses numbered 300-499, as listed in Year 3 and Year 4. The number of credits in each year will vary depending on the courses chosen. If a selected course is applied to any major in the Bachelor of Business Administration or other minor in the Bachelor of Business Administration, then it cannot be applied to this minor.

 

Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Fees

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for One Year* Amount
Tuition (30 credits x $163.14 per credit) 4,894.20
Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 195.77
Student Services fee (30 credits x $7.21 per credit) 216.30
VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $26.59 per month) 212.72
Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year) 265.00
Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year (Note: Books and supply costs vary depending on course load and course type.) 1,100.00
Notes

* The above table is based on ten 3-credit courses taken over two semesters.

The VIUSU Health and Dental Plan fee is assessed for all students enrolled in 6 credits or more per term, or in Trades/Vocational programs of 5 months or longer.

All fees are subject to change without prior notice and are expected to increase by 2% each year on April 1.


International Fees

Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Fees

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for One Year* Amount
Tuition (2 semesters x $10870.72 per semester) 21,741.44
Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $463.40 per semester) 926.80
VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $26.59 per month) 212.72
Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year) 265.00
Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year (Note: Books and supply costs vary depending on course load and course type.) 1,100.00
Notes

Tuition in the above table is based on $776.48 per credit, up to a maximum of $10,870.72 per semester for 15 credits; $776.48 per credit beyond 15 credits. Ancillary Fees in the above table are based on $33.10 per credit, up to a maximum of $463.40 per semester for 15 credits; $33.10 per credit beyond 15 credits.

* The above table is based on ten 3-credit courses taken over two semesters.

The VIUSU Health and Dental Plan fee is assessed for all students enrolled in 6 credits or more per term, or in Trades/Vocational programs of 5 months or longer.

All fees are subject to change without prior notice and are expected to increase by 2% each year on April 1.

Domestic (Canadian)

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus
Next Intake(s):

The Bachelor of Business Administration program has an intake in September and in January. 

Application Fee:
$44.27
Accepting Late Applications:
Yes
Admissions Assistant:
Name: Shirley McGregor
Phone: 250.746.3512
Email: Shirley.McGregor@viu.ca
Comments:

Questions about becoming a student can be directed to the Office of Future Students at 250-740-6672 or email Connect@viu.ca.

 

International

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus
Anticipated intake for someone applying today:
Application Fee:
$150.00
Accepting Late Applications:
Yes
Testing Required:
No
International Admissions Officer Contact:
Name: Karen Cheung
Email: Study@viu.ca
Comments:

For prospective international applicants, please send your inquiries to World VIU at WorldVIU@viu.ca.

Anticipated intake for someone applying today:
Application Fee:
$150.00
Accepting Late Applications:
Yes
Testing Required:
No
International Admissions Officer Contact:
Name: Karen Cheung
Email: Study@viu.ca
Comments:

For prospective international applicants, please send your inquiries to World VIU at WorldVIU@viu.ca.

Further information on this program can be found on the Department website.

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Previous versions of this program can be found in the Program Archive.