Business Administration

Welcome to the Bachelor of Business Administration program

On Campus in North Bay

If you want to prepare for a career, and for life in general, Nipissing’s School of Business offers a unique approach to learning that gives you more than a degree. Along with core business knowledge, our faculty will help you develop professional and social skills. The program’s combination of theoretical background, practical skills, experience, independent thinking, and problem solving will give you an advantage and better chance of success in a competitive market.

Taylor Hummel - BBA Marketing, 2019 "Making the choice to get my BBA from Nipissing is one of the best choices I’ve ever made. I’ve often experienced skepticism from others regarding the opportunities Nipissing University can offer students because it is a smaller institution; take it from me that Nipissing’s smaller size is actually one of the most beneficial opportunities a business student can get in this competitive industry. Building professional relationships with professors, peers and community businesses has opened up more opportunities for experiential learning and career paths, both locally and internationally, than I could have ever imagined. The tight-knit and supportive community at NipissingU offers opportunities that are second to none!”

Taylor Hummel - BBA Marketing, 2019

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program is a general business degree that provides students with a strong foundation of business knowledge along with the opportunity to develop an area of focus. Some of these areas can lead directly to professional designations. The degree has nine knowledge concentration streams as follows:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics and Technology
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Leadership
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Public Administration
  • Sustainable Development

The BBA program requirements can be viewed through the Academic Calendar.


Minors

These minors are available to students pursuing a program of study in a different discipline. 


Course Listings

Jesse Lopinski - BBA Marketing & Economics, 2019 "Being at Nipissing has allowed me to work on creative projects and has given me a very personal education. As an economics and marketing student, I have diversified my experience at Nipissing and had the opportunity to see the BBA program from different perspectives. This diversity in perspective was crucial in my growth as a business student. Having multiple streams paired with experiential learning opportunities has better prepared me for the future, and I am proud to have gone to Nipissing University."

Jesse Lopinski - BBA Marketing & Economics, 2019

Experience sets you apart!

Experiential learning is key to preparing students for success by providing opportunities for practical, hands-on learning both inside and outside of the classroom.

The Sparrow Family Experiential Learning Centre 

Sparrow Family

Thanks to a long relationship with and the generous support of the Sparrow Family, Nipissing University and the School of Business celebrate the opening of The Sparrow Family Experiential Learning Centre.   

The new centre will be instrumental in capturing the imagination, encouraging collaboration, honing presentation and professional competencies, and helping to direct the entrepreneurial spirit of our students. Included in the new centre are a large boardroom, collaborative work spaces, and smaller meeting rooms.

"We chose to support the Sparrow Family Experiential Learning Centre because our Dad (Herb Sparrow) was a self made entrepreneur, and our Mom (Tena Sparrow) was an excellent bookkeeper with a great mind for numbers. Together they supported a lot of business start-ups in Northern Ontario, including one of the first hydroponic farms. When Dad brought home the first “hydroponic” tomato, he said it was the most expensive but best tomato he had ever tasted!"

The Sparrow Family Experiential Learning Centre is made possible through the generous support of the Sparrow Family.

Cooper Allen - BBA Accounting, 2019 "The Nipissing School of Business offers several unique experiential learning opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world application. Being involved with case learning, and more specifically case competitions, through each year of my degree not only enriched the overall learning experience, but also allowed me to connect with many great people in our program and in the business community. I would highly recommend a student become involved with case competitions as early in their degree as possible."

Cooper Allen - BBA Accounting, 2019

 


iLEAD

iLEAD business experience certificate

he iLEAD Program allows you to Learn through Experience, Action and Discovery while earning credits toward your BBA or BComm degree. The program is designed to help you gain valuable and relevant work experience through activities such as directed studies, writing an honours thesis, participating in workplace internships or studying overseas. The iLEAD program allows your learning to transcend the classroom so you can hone your personal and professional skills and realize success in all facets of your life.

For more information on how to get involved click here or email ilead@nipissingu.ca.


Applied Projects

Many of our business courses incorporate applied projects within them, providing you with opportunities to work with clients on real world business challenges that add depth to your resume.

Read more about some of the exciting applied projects students have undertaken:


Research

Nipissing’s small size allows undergraduates to assist with faculty research; an opportunity often reserved for graduate students at larger institutions. This experience is invaluable for students looking to pursue graduate studies. If you’re interested in getting involved in research, speak with a faculty member for more information.

As a business student, you also have the opportunity to participate in Nipissing University’s Annual Undergraduate Research Conference to showcase your research and engage in scholarly debate with peers, faculty and the public.


Entrepreneurship

Interested in being your own boss? We can help. The School of Business offers courses specifically for those looking to start their own business including ADMN 2156 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and ADMN 3306 - Small Business Administration. The Sparrow Centre can also help you connect with a variety of community partners who can support you through your startup journey by providing access to mentorship, grants and funding, networking opportunities and workshops.
 

Turning Ideas into reality - Jeremy Butterworth

Executive in Residence Program

The Executive in Residence Program provides students with the opportunity to learn from a seasoned business professional.  The Executive in Residence serves as an important link between the classroom and boardroom by delivering guest lectures, mentoring students, and providing feedback on program development.

George Flumerfelt, President and CEO of The Redpath Group is the School of Business' inaugural Executive in Residence.  

Daniel Miller - BBA Marketing, 2019 “The school of Business gave me so many great opportunities to further develop my passion for marketing. The iLead placement gave me the chance to take skills from the classroom and apply them in real scenarios. I was fortunate enough to do an eight-month iLead placement with Laker’s Athletics, which gave me relevant social media management skills, game-day promotion and the ability to run my own “More Than an Athlete Campaign”. Furthermore, the School of Business gave me a chance to attend the Algoma University Business Case Competition with fellow classmates. This attached with the relationships I have built with faculty and staff has put me in a great position as I enter the workforce.”

Daniel Miller - BBA Marketing, 2019

​​​​​​Academic Support Services

Our goal is to support your academic and personal development. Look for assistance with accessibility services, learning style assessments, writing skills, writing formats, study strategies, time management, note-taking skills, academic resources, group seminars, peer support, career development activities, and more. Learn More...


Personal Counselling Services

Our registered counsellors offer free, year-round personal counselling services, specialized therapeutic groups, referral services and a host of wellness, educational and awareness events to all full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. Learn More...


Academic Advising

Undergraduate students who wish to plan their programs or who need advice on any academic matter should consult an Academic Advisor.

To schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor, you can visit A207, request an appointment through WebAdvisor by clicking the link Request Academic Advising Appointment, or send an email to advisingappointment@nipissingu.ca

Do you have a quick question for an Academic Advisor? You can speak with an advisor during Drop In Hours.

Learn More...


Financial Support Services

Achieve your goals on time and on budget. We’ll help you fund your education through scholarships, awards, bursaries, government assistance, and work study programs. Learn More...


Internationalize your Degree

If you want to experience a year or a semester at one of our partner schools across the globe, we have support services and programs to help you get there. If you want to assist International students with adjusting to life in Canada, we’ll connect you. Check out your options...


Residences

Our top-rated residences will make you feel right at home. You will make fast friends with your residence community. Our student leaders, Residence Dons, and award winning residence staff give tutorials on everything from the basics of laundry and cooking to making connections within the community. Learn More...

 

NUBC Logo, 2019

Nipissing University Business Community (NUBC)

NUBC is a student organization that helps School of Business students get the most from their education. It organizes events that facilitate networking between students and community members, and assist in developing relationships between students and faculty, as well as other business-related activities to help students gain more than a degree.

Shawna Armstrong, NUBC President “NUBC is an amazing club to be a part of. We promote student engagement through the various events we hold throughout the school year, such as the Future in Business event and our year end Formal and Awards Ceremony. This year we are especially excited for new events (stay tuned!) that are designed to encourage student- faculty relationships. Our events are known for their ability to allow students to network with the business community here in North Bay and present several opportunities for Nipissing Students to further their education and their careers. 

Students and faculty can find us on social media to keep up-to-date on all NUBC related events!”

Shawna Armstrong- NUBC President, 3rd year BBA student 

Lakers Athletics

Exercise and healthy competition always help to clear the mind.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS

Nipissing’s Athletics Department offers a wide range of intramural activities to keep you on your game

LAKERS CLUB SPORTS

Club sports are available to all Nipissing students and are both recreational and competitive.

VARSITY SPORTS

Go Lakers! Our varsity athletes always bring their “A” game. Get your friends together and come out to cheer on your favourite teams.

STUDENT ATHLETICS CENTRE

Whether you are a gym enthusiast or a weekend warrior, Nipissing has just what you need.


Leadership and Community Engagement

If you are eager to get involved beyond the classroom, take part in the annual Undergraduate Research Conference, which gives you the opportunity to present your work to peers, professors, and family members. You may also have opportunity to work as a Research Assistant to help a professor conduct research and gain valuable experience at the same time.


Nipissing Promise

Students enrolled in the Nipissing University Promise program will be invited to return to Nipissing, tuition free, for up to 30 additional credits if six months after completing their four-year undergraduate degree program with a 70 percent average and all required elements of the program, they have not secured career-related employment.


Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU)

The Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU), Local 20 of the Canadian Federation of Students, is a body comprised of all Nipissing University students, representing approximately 5000 members at the main campus in North Bay, and long-distance students. Collectively, students have a much stronger voice, and NUSU is the embodiment of this voice. Members should expect accurate representation, social advocacy, diverse programming, and a number of services on behalf of the students from their Student Union.


Record of Student Development

Involvement and experiential learning lead to more personal and academic success by connecting classroom learning to real world experience. Volunteer on your campus and within the community and be officially recognized for all that you do. The Record of Student Development (RSD) documents that you have completed a series of involvement outcomes that all employers are looking for. Achieving all the competencies associated with the RSD will help you communicate the depth of your experiences as you apply to career opportunities.

Employers are looking for people with the following proven abilities:

  • Analytical Skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-Solving skills
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Teamwork

To register and see the full list of RSD competencies visit www.nipissingu.ca/rsd

Welcome Back Huddle

The School of Business hosts a number of different events throughout the academic year, including the Welcome Back Huddle. The Welcome Back Huddle takes place during the third or fourth week of classes and all business students, faculty, and business student clubs are invited to attend. This event is a great opportunity for students to meet faculty, business students in all years of study, and to learn more about the various business student clubs. 


Future in Business Event

The Future in Business Event is an annual event that is organized by NUBC and the School of Business. The Future in Business Event takes place in January or February and various community business representatives, faculty, and all business students are invited to attend. This event is a great opportunity for all business students to network and learn about potential careers in business and internship opportunities.


End of the Year Formal and Awards Night

At the end of each year, the School of Business and NUBC hosts a School of Business Formal and Awards Night. This event is a great way for students and faculty to celebrate the end the academic year and it is also an opportunity to recognize our Business Student Leaders for their accomplishments.

 

School of Business Awards

Business Leader Awards

These awards are presented to the student(s), from each year, who best exemplifies the values of the Code of Excellence for The School of Business: professionalism, participation, academic integrity and excellence.

2018-2019 Recipients

1st Year          Giovanni Serebro

2nd Year        Shawn Page

3rd Year         Tiana Bedford

4th Year         Taylor Hummel, Dan Miller, Dakota O’Hara, Abbey Thompson

Past Business Leader Award Recipients

2017-2018 Recipients

1st Year

Shawn Page

2nd Year

Juliett Iradukunda

3rd Year

Taylor Hummel 

4th Year

Samuel White, Cole Holowenko, Natasha Snoddon, Brock Morison  

 

2016-2017 Recipients

1st Year

Christian Celebre

2nd Year

Taylor Hummel & Cooper Allen

3rd Year

Cole Holowenko

4th Year

Gregory Charbonneau, Zachary Filipov, Markus Hawco, Hayley Heaslip

 

2015-2016 Recipients

1st Year

Taylor Hummel

2nd Year

Landon Larabie

3rd Year

Aaron Veley

4th Year

Kimberly Knobel, Matthew Lewis, Carly Turcotte, Darren Wilson

 

2014-2015 Recipients

1st Year

Gillian McCaskill

2nd Year

Jessica Demers

3rd Year

Carly Turcotte

4th Year

Bailey Brown, Michael Codina-Lucia, Nathan Gravelle, Aaron Miller

 

2013-2014 Recipients

1st Year

Jessica Demers

2nd Year

Eben Gowan

3rd Year

Nathan Gravelle

4th Year

John Jackson, Brittany Lazure, Ingrid Neubert, Michelle Gibb

 

2012-2013 Recipients

1st Year

Rick Shaver

2nd Year

Nathan Gravelle

3rd Year

Kayla Fitzsimmons

4th Year

Kristen Van Leeuwen, Andrew Brown, Ian Szeto, Marissa Carman, Jason Gray

 

2011-2012 Recipients

1st Year

Nathan Gravelle

2nd Year

James Higginson

3rd Year

Ian Szeto, Nicholas King

4th Year

Leah Armstrong, Kristopher Brown, Alisa Di Benedetto, Kim Tait

 

2010-2011 Recipients

1st Year

Paul Cianfrini

2nd Year

Nicholas King

3rd Year

Leah Armstrong

4th Year

Derek Clouatre, Miranda Hunt, Dawn S. Lambe, Morgan Marchant, Kelsey Pletzer

 

2009-2010 Recipients

1st Year

Jaqueline Slaman

2nd Year

Leah Armstrong, Dawn S. Lambe

3rd Year

Sheldon Root

4th Year

Justin Chartrand, Paulo Carvalho, Emily Richards, Rachel Roy

 

2008-2009 Recipients

1st Year

Leah Armstrong

2nd Year

Mitchell Crown

3rd Year

Rachel Roy

4th Year

Matthew Bradley, Sean Feretycki, Stephanie McGinnis, Chris Waddell, Ryan Webster

 

2007-2008 Recipients

1st Year

Morgan Marchant

2nd Year

Justin Chartrand, Don Lord

3rd Year

Matthew Bradley

4th Year

Geoff Brown, Dawn Carlyle, Bruno Prazeres, Joel Russell, Leslie Wardley

 

2006-2007 Recipients

1st Year

Justin Chartrand

2nd Year

Stephanie McGinnis

3rd Year

Leslie Wardley

4th Year

Christie Hayne, Ryan Briggs, Amy Timmons, Chela Breckon, Joel Ahrens

 

2005-2006 Recipients

1st Year

Stephanie McGinnis, Jennifer Wong

2nd Year

Sean Feretycki

3rd Year

Christie Hayne

4th Year

Lindsay Pepin, Melissa Toupin-Laforge

 

2004-2005 Recipients

1st Year

Dawn Carlyle

2nd Year

Christie Hayne

3rd Year

Lindsay Pepin

4th Year

Kristy Phillips

 

2003-2004 Recipients

1st Year

Julie Laperriere

2nd Year

Derek Stacey, Melissa Toupin-Laforge

3rd Year

Jacqueline Emes

4th Year

Shannon Brown

 

2002-2003 Recipients

1st Year

Derek Stacey

2nd Year

Jacques Ouelette

3rd Year

Amanda Wallance, Shannon Brown

4th Year

Stephanie McGarry

 

2001-2002 Recipients

1st Year

Donna Mitchell

2nd Year

Shannon Brown

3rd Year

Laureen Flinders

4th Year

Karol Douglas

Peer Recognition for Excellence Award

The Peer Recognition award goes to the student chosen by his or her peers of the fourth year graduating class, as that student who best exemplifies the values of the Code of Excellence for The School of Business: professionalism, participation, academic integrity and excellence.

2018-2019 Recipient         Abbey Thompson

Past Peer Recognition Award Recipients

2017-2018

Connor Musselman

2016-2017

Aaron Veley

2015-2016

Emily Bond

2014-2015

Kurt Tempelmans-Plat

2013-2014

David Jackson

2012-2013

Marissa Carman

2011-2012

Lisa Snider

2010-2011

Vanessa Garvin

2009-2010

Justin Chartrand

2008-2009

Matthew Bradley

2007-2008

Dawn Carlyle

2006-2005

Christie Hayne

2005-2006

Curtis Smith, Lindsay Pepin, Melissa Toupin-Laforge

2004-2005

Not awarded

2003-2004

Joey McNally

2002-2003

Vincent K Yeung

2001-2002

Adam Schure

Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award

This award is presented to a student in the Business program, as nominated and selected by the faculty of the School of Business, who shows potential in the field of entrepreneurship.

2018-2019 Recipient         Olivia Hall

Past Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipients

2017-2018 Tealia Carrier
2016-2017 Jeremy Butterworth

The Stockfish Family Start-Up Competition reflects the entrepreneurial spirit that initially brought George and Lynn Stockfish to North Bay in 1976. This Competition began in 2019 and is intended to encourage ambitious entrepreneurship students in the School of Business at Nipissing University. Students compete on the basis of a business plan they create in a course and present it to an esteemed panel of successful entrepreneurs. It is an exciting and prestigious event made possible by a generous donation from the Stockfish family. 

Here are the inaugural 2019 Competition Winners. Congratulations!

1st Place Stockfish Competition
1st Place - ADU
2nd Place Stockfish Competition
2nd Place - Robertson Pool Co.
3rd Place Stockfish Competition
3rd Place - Lensly