Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
(Information & Communication Technology)

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Header
  • Program Length:
  • Four Year - Honours Bachelor Degree
  • Starts:
  • September 2020

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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.

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4U or equivalent)
  • Mathematics, Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U or equivalent) or Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U or equivalent)
  • Four other Grade 12 credits (U or M or equivalent)
  • The applicant must achieve an overall average grade of at least 65% in the above requirements. In addition, the applicant must achieve a grade of least 65% in ENG4U (or equivalent), with no grade less than 60% in the remaining courses used to qualify for admission.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
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:

  • Data Analytics and Specific Software Tools
    Computer technology allows organizations to examine large sets of data to obtain valuable business information and insights. Newer classes of technologies are emerging to collect, process and analyze big data resulting in a skills shortage related to data analytics and the associated software tools.
  • Mobile Applications and Wireless Technology
    The role of wireless Internet and Mobile Internet Protocol (IP) is expanding in all aspects of our lives. Business models continue to focus on wireless mobile applications and services in the emerging mobile application value chain.
  • Security and Privacy
    Protecting privacy and ensuring the security of personal and business data is becoming more challenging as organizations migrate into the digital realm of mobile, web and cloud computing.
  • Cloud Computing
    Cloud computing involves centralized data storage and online access to computer services encompassing infrastructure, platform and software. Cloud computing promises several attractive benefits for end-users and is changing the way most companies manage their business.

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.

Pathway from Computer Systems Technology - Networking

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:

  • Research Assistant
  • Assistant Manager
  • Communications Assistant
  • IT Assistant

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
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.

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2019-2020 Tuition Fees

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.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

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.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
BBIC100
3
Economics for IT Professionals
BBIC101
3
Business: A Changing World
BBIC102
3
Finite Mathematics
BBIC103
3
Introduction to Computer Configuration
CMST111
3
Personal Wellness


Semester 2
BBIC200
3
Introduction to Computer Programming
BBIC201
3
Introduction to Financial Accounting
BBIC202
3
Network Configuration
BBIC203
3

Technical and Professional
Communications
BBIC204
3

Environmental Sustainability, Advocacy and Stewardship

Semester 3
BBIC300
3
Management Accounting
BBIC301
3
Database Management
BSIT204
3
Organizational Behaviour
BBIC 302
3
Principles of Computer & Network Security
BASJ102
3

Critical Thinking and Argument
Development


Semester 4
BBIC400
3
Business Intelligence & Analytics
BBIC401
3
Marketing in the Digital Age
BBIC402
3

New Trends in Information Communication Technology
BBIC403
3
Solutions for Network Communications
BASJ604
3
Interdisciplinary Statistical Methods

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 5
BBIC500
3
Operations Management & ERP
BBIC501
3
Strategic IT Management
BBIC502
3
Business Driven Information Systems
BBIC503
3
Professional Negotiations for Success
CMST0511
3

Diverse Approaches to Work, Play and Leisure

Semester 6
BBIC600
3
Financial Management
BBIC601
3
Rich Media Communications
BBIC602
3
Integrative Business Simulation
BBIC603
3
IT Law and Ethics
ELEC1DEGRE
3
Elective
BBIC610
28
Work Integrated Learning Internship*


Semester 7
BBIC700
3
Global Business Management
BBIC701
3
Project Management in an IT Environment
BBIC702
3
Business Process Management
BBIC703
3

Information Communication Technology Capstone Project Phase 1
CMST504
3

Interpersonal Communication in Work and Life

Semester 8
BBIC800
3

Information Communication Technology Capstone Project Phase 2
CMST803
3
Leadership Foundations
BBIC801
3

Starting New Ventures and Managing Entrepreneurial Operations
BBIC802
3
IT Service Management
ELEC1DEGRE
3
Elective

*Work Integrated Learning Internship offered between semesters 6 and 7.