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Business Administration (BBA) and Computer Science (BSc) Double Degree


Business Administration (BBA) and Computer Science (BSc) Double Degree

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We've combined our internationally accredited Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and our Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science, providing you with the technical know-how to go along with analytical skills and business expertise. Skills in database and Internet computing are especially valued as marketing diversifies from print and broadcast media to new technologies, and the market is strong for the technically savvy business graduate.

As part of this double-degree program, you’ll have the opportunity to work with and learn from other driven students inside the classroom and outside of it by participating in the New Venture Competition and Pitch competition. At the Lazaridis School, you’ll be supported by faculty who are approachable, caring and committed to your personal growth and professional development.

With automatic entry into Canada’s largest business degree co-op program, you’ll gain 12-16 months of practical work experience while earning these two degrees in only five years.

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Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgAutomatic entry into co-op.
  • In your first year, you’ll work in a team to generate and present a new venture for our New Venture Competition, and in your third year, you’ll put your business knowledge to the test during a 10-day integrated case study competition, where you’ll analyze a real problem facing a real company.
  • Our Computer Science program considers hands-on experience as key to your understanding of computing fundamentals, so junior courses focus on lab experience while senior courses emphasize design projects.
  • The iPhone Application Programming course ends with the presentation of apps to judges including representatives from Apple, the awarding of prizes, and the opportunity to meet representatives from local startups.
  • Two degrees, BBA and BSc plus four co-op work terms in five years!

First-Year Courses

  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Functional Areas of the Organization
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Data Structures I
  • Introduction to Functions and Differential Calculus
  • Calculus I
  • Introductory Linear Algebra

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 90s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 90s.
  • English at 70%.
  • Advanced Functions at 75%.
  • Calculus and Vectors at 75%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admissions average.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

The following concentrations are available to you in the Business and Computer Science program:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Supply Chain Management

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