Global. Innovative. Diverse.
Known as Canada’s Global Business School™, the Schulich School of Business is ranked among the world’s leading business schools by a number of global surveys. Both the Schulich BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and iBBA (International Bachelor of Business Administration) offer the best undergraduate business education that Canada has to offer.
What Makes Schulich Unique?
- Direct entry from high school into our four-year BBA or iBBA program
- Small class sizes (25–55 students)
- Exchange opportunities integrated within your four-year degree
- Global recognition with innovative programming
- Strong connections with Schulich alumni and iBBA mentorship program
- Dedicated career centre that offers a winning formula for a successful career
The Schulich Advantage
Schulich will give you an unparalleled academic experience that will broaden your perspective and provide you with the skills to compete and succeed in today’s global marketplace. The School has earned a strong reputation around the world based on its global reach, innovative programs and diverse perspectives.
- Study among students with proven academic excellence and demonstrated leadership abilities.
- The Schulich community is your home away from home.
- Award-winning faculty, dedicated staff and exceptional students provide a supportive environment.
- A business degree with relevance, flexibility, choice and world-class credentials.
What You’ll Learn
Align yourself with one of the world’s leading business schools. When you graduate from Schulich, you will have the sharp skills and knowledge necessary for success in today’s global marketplace. In both of these professional programs, you'll study with the same professors that teach in our highly respected MBA and PhD programs. They'll provide you with a strong foundation in business that goes beyond the traditional areas of commerce and economics.
An optional International Study Tour follows the second year of studies. The International Study Tour -- approximately three to four weeks long -- consists of travel to three countries, with one week of instruction offered in each country.
- The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at the Schulich School of Business provides a thorough, rigorous education in management, combined with a broad liberal arts education.
The International Bachelor of Administration (iBBA) degree program reflects York's commitment to internationalization and requires you to acquire an international language and to gain international experience on exchange at one of York University's partner institutions abroad.
You will benefit from enhanced interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge, which combines the strengths of the Schulich School of Business with those of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.
You will study a language throughout the course of your degree, choosing from French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and/or Spanish. The program integrates courses in world geography and politics and encourages more focused study in specific countries or regions.
Recognizing the need to understand management and business in their international context, the iBBA program requires every student to spend at least one academic term abroad at one of Schulich's exchange partners. To this end, the School continues to develop partnerships with leading management schools around the world in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. Students who find summer employment abroad through their own initiative may be granted university credit for the experience.
Courses You’ll Take
- Applied Business Ethics
- Business History
- Financial Accounting
Note: In addition to core business courses, students may take one or two non-business courses each year.
Choose Your Specialization:
Accounting lets you work toward one of the three professional accounting designations: Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified General Accountant (CGA) - through courses in financial and managerial accounting, taxation and auditing. Canada's leading accounting textbooks were written by faculty members. Graduates specializing in accounting have followed career paths leading to positions such as chief financial officer, underwriter, pension administrator, professional accountant. Furthermore, there is a 95% success rate among Schulich BBA/iBBA students who write the UFE exam.
Economics courses provide a logical and consistent framework for explaining and forecasting movements in critical variables such as interest rates, exchange rates, inflation rate and economic growth, as well as for understanding competitive interactions, corporate strategies, technology transfer and entrepreneurship. Graduates specializing in economics have followed career paths leading to chief executive officer, management consultant and financial analyst.
Entrepreneurial & Family Business Studies courses are designed for individuals who are already running their own businesses and would like to know what to do to make their businesses or make it more successful. The focus is on what are the challenges related to getting a business started and how to approach the endeavour more rationally. Entrepreneurial studies faculty members have a wealth of experience in the entrepreneurial sector as consultants, advisors, board members, venture capitalists, and as financial and marketing experts.
Finance is one of the most extensive finance programs in Canada, with coverage of the full spectrum of financial activities in Canadian business, including corporate finance, financial management and investment management. Courses focus on forward thinking for company planning by forecasting primarily cash flows to maximize value for shareholders. Elective courses include Personal Finance and Management of Canadian Financial Institutions. Students may complement their finance specialization with courses in accounting, economics and management science and international academic exchanges. Graduates are well positioned to build careers in the retail side of banking or as financial advisors and financial analysts.
International Business is a concentration that helps graduates develop career paths to Canadian and foreign corporations, banks and governments. Its goal is to help students develop the management skills required to conduct business in an international environment.
Marketing courses help students understand the elements of marketing strategy, such as targeting, segmentation, communications, pricing and distribution. Students who wish to pursue a career in marketing are encouraged to take courses in market research and business-to-business branding. Graduates specializing in marketing have pursued careers in brand or product management, marketing communications, and market research.
Operations Management and Information Systems courses offered at Schulich provide a solid grounding in analytical methods for solving many real world decision problems. As well they provide core material needed for other business disciplines. Elective courses include Business Information Systems Analysis, Models and Applications in Operational Research, Inventory Management and Database Management Systems. Students develop quantitative research methods and analytical skills that can help to qualify them for positions such as those involving internal consulting roles.
Organization Studies prepares graduates to work effectively with others in today's challenging, diverse and complex workplace environment. Such an environment demands effective problem solvers who understand the human dimension of work - what motivates people, how to handle conflict, and the dynamics of power and politics in organizational life. Schulich's program rises to meet that demand. A specialization in organizational behaviour is compatible with careers in management consulting and human resources.
Responsible Business enables students to focus on responsible business issues as they relate to different core business functions (i.e strategy, accounting, marketing etc.) and to different sectors (i.e. business, non-profit and public). The specialization is compatible with specialist careers in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainable business, as well as adding a responsible business di enton to more traditional careers in mainstream business areas. The goal of the specialization is to enable students to position themselves to prospective recruiters as future leaders, ready to meet some of the most urgent and compex challenges of business in the today's global marketplace.
Strategic Management is an integrative specialization that helps students identify and analyze critical threats and opportunities confronting an organization, while providing valuable recommendations to help steer a firm in a changing marketplace.
You May Also Be Interested In:
- Administrative Studies
- Business Economics
- Business & Society
- Financial & Business Economics
- Human Resources Management
- Information Technology
- Mathematics for Commerce
- Financial Planning Certificate
- Health Services Financial Management Certificate
- Investment Management Certificate
- Logistics Certificate
- Certificate in Managing International Trade & Investment
Did You Know?
- Forbes Ranks Schulich School of Business #1 in Canada and among world’s Top 10 in return on investment.
- The Schulich School of Business at York University ranked 21st in the world in a global MBA ranking conducted by Expansión magazine.
- Paul Tsaparis joined Hewlett-Packard in 1984, the same year he graduated from York's MBA program. As HP Canada’s president and CEO since 1998, he was instrumental in forging a technology partnership between the Schulich School of Business and Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.
- Brand manager
- Financial analyst
You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:
- Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
- Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (Gene). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)
In the absence of final grades in courses:
- You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum of 550 (Reading) and 550 (Math) or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
- Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.
We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.