Admission to the bachelor program requires at a minimum, an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, six university or university/college courses at the Grade 12 level and a minimum average of 65%. Program-specific admission requirements are noted below.
The Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Information Communication Technology) BBA (ICT) is an undergraduate degree program that focuses on producing business leaders who can facilitate and integrate information communication technology within a highly innovative business environment.
This multi-disciplinary program combines mainstream business management areas with a relevant level of technical literacy and skill. Information Communication Technology is a dynamic and progressive discipline that is the core to many sectors of business. This area is experiencing exciting growth and has become embedded in the global corporate landscape.
Business leaders of tomorrow need to know how to effectively use information communication technologies to enable change and promote effective business processes. Graduates of the Honours BBA (ICT) will possess a unique skillset giving them a competitive advantage in the job market. Employment opportunities may be found in many organizations including IT departments within businesses, government, hospitals, manufacturing, educational institutions and financial institutions. Starting positions may include roles such as systems analyst, business analyst, business architect, project team leader or project manager. A sufficient level of breadth will be built into the program opening paths to ICT leadership positions.
The Honours BBA (ICT) program is a unique blend of business and information technology courses seasoned with leadership and management foundations. Students will participate in work-integrated learning after the successful completion of the sixth semester. This internship will integrate academic studies with valuable industry work experience and will support the application of classroom theory.
St. Clair College diploma graduates from the Zekelman School of Business and Information Technology are able to transfer into the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Information Communication Technology) degree program through advanced standing.
This program is strongly supported by the positive result from the market feasibility research, as well as endorsements from major companies representing the information technology sector. These industry representatives cited four key trends impacting the fields of Business and Information Communication Technology:
The Honours BBA (ICT) program addresses these trends through a well-organized and balanced suite of courses, work experience and an emphasis on professional practice. The industry representatives felt that the proposed Honours BBA (ICT) program was timely given an ongoing lack of skilled workers that are able to handle these major trends. Canada’s Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has extensively documented skills shortages in the sector, as well as increasing labour shortages.
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The 14 week mandatory work term occurs during the summer after successful completion of the semester. Student internships will be available in many organizations and sectors including public, private, government and non-profit organizations. Students may undertake a work term in such positions as:
Graduates will have a broad knowledge of business principals which will help them gain entry-level jobs in any discipline. They will have the foundational knowledge to entertain a small business startup.
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.