Business Administration Undergraduate Programme

 

Introduction

The primary purpose of the Management Department is to provide the Officer Cadets of the Royal Military College of Canada with the best possible university-level education in Business Administration. This education must benefit foremost the students themselves and, as a direct consequence, the professional development of the future officers of the Canadian Forces. The quality of this education must be such that upon the completion of the undergraduate degree the doors of every graduate school will be open to the best of these students.

The study of business administration involves a number of functional areas including accounting, information systems, finance, marketing, operations management and human resource management. These functional areas are developed from a number of basic disciplines. For example, marketing relies on the disciplines of microeconomics, statistics and psychology: finance and operations management rely on mathematics and statistics and human resource management relies on psychology and sociology. The practice of business administration does not take place in a vacuum. Understanding the environmental context and its relationship with a functional area is essential to the development of effective decisions, policies and strategies.

The Business Administration Programme will have a threefold thrust. The programme will provide the student with a basic understanding of certain core disciplines such as quantitative methods, economics and psychology. It will also provide the student with a basic understanding of each of the functional areas such as finance, accounting, human resources and marketing. Finally, it will include courses, which require integration of the functional areas. The overarching goal is to provide the student with a broad, well-grounded education in business administration.

Business Administration Programme Requirements

Students successfully completing their first year Arts, with at least a "D" average, are eligible for entry into the programme leading to a B.A. (Honours) Business Administration or B.A. Business Administration starting in second year.

In consultation with the Department Head, students will select courses each year which fulfil the degree requirements that are best suited to students' interests.

Note: All 300/400 level courses in business administration are limited to students enrolled in the following programmes:

  • B.A. (Honours) Business Administration / B.A. Business Administration
  • All Joint Programmes with Business Administration
  • Minor in Business Administration
  • Concentration in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Management with Applications in Defence
  • Bachelor of Military Arts and Science

or with permission of the department.

Athletic and Second Language Requirements

The athletic requirement and the second language requirement apply to all RMC degree programmes except the 30-credit general degree programmes.

LCF: Based on the result of a placement test, students will be registered in LCF courses at the 100, 200, 300, or 400-level. Students will automatically be exempt from applicable lower level LCF courses once placed in the appropriate course. Students who attain a Second Official Language (SOL) proficiency level of at least BBB or higher on the Public Service Commission (PSC) Second Language Evaluation (SLE) will be exempt from LCF courses at RMC.
  • ATE101: Foundations of Fitness, Health and Sports
  • ATE301: Unarmed Combatives, Military Skills and Individual Sports
  • LCF100 : Compétence de base – partie I
  • LCF200 : Compétence de base – partie II
  • LCF301 : Compétence intermédiaire – partie I
  • LCF302 : Compétence intermédiaire – partie II
  • LCF400 : Compétence intermédiaire - partie III
Note: The PSC SLE is the only SOL certification-testing instrument currently accredited and used by the CAF to assess the SOL proficiency level. (DAOD 5039-8, Canadian Armed Forces Second Official Language Certification Testing)
 

B.A. (Honours) Business Administration

A 40 credit programme, including the core courses for arts programmes, the mandatory athletics courses, and the mandatory second language courses.

Mandatory Courses

  • BAE202: Financial Accounting
  • BAE208: Management Accounting
  • BAE220: Introduction to Information Technology Footnote1
  • BAE242: Quantitative Methods I
  • BAE270: Management, Critical Thinking and Communication
  • BAE300: Finance
  • BAE314: Marketing Fundamentals
  • BAE326: Human Resources Management
  • BAE330: Organizational Theory
  • BAE344: Operations Management
  • BAE470: Strategic Management I
  • BAE472: Strategic Management II
  • ECE206: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I or ECE224: Microeconomics I 
  • 6 Business Administration credits at the 300/400 level Footnote2

Elective

  • 1 credit

B.A. Business Administration

A 40 credit programme, including the core courses for arts programmes the mandatory athletics courses, and the mandatory second language courses.

Mandatory Courses

  • BAE202: Financial Accounting
  • BAE208: Management Accounting
  • BAE220: Introduction to Information Technology Footnote1
  • BAE242: Quantitative Methods I
  • BAE270: Management, Critical Thinking and Communication
  • BAE300: Finance
  • BAE314: Marketing Fundamentals
  • BAE326: Human Resources Management
  • BAE330: Organizational Theory
  • BAE344: Operations Management
  • BAE470: Strategic Management I
  • BAE472: Strategic Management II
  • ECE206: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I or ECE224: Microeconomics I
  • 5 Business Administration credits at the 300/400 level Footnote2

Elective

  • 2 credits
 

Programme Outlines for Business Administration

The following is an outline, by year, of a typical programme of study for the B.A. (Honours) Business Administration or the B.A. Business Administration that would cover required courses. (Actual programmes of study may vary.)

B.A. (Honours) Business Administration

Semester Fall
year 1
Winter
year 1
Fall
year 2
Winter
year 2
Courses
Semester total 5 credits 5 credits 5 or 6 credits 4 or 5 credits
Semester Fall
year 3
Winter
year 3
Fall
year 4
Winter
year 4
Courses
Semester total 5 credits 5 credits 5 credits 5 credits

B.A. Business Administration

Semester Fall
year 1
Winter
year 1
Fall
year 2
Winter
year 2
Courses
Semester total 5 credits 5 credits 5 or 6 credits 5 or 6 credits
Semester Fall
year 3
Winter
year 3
Fall
year 4
Winter
year 4
Courses
Semester total 5 credits 5 credits 5 credits 4 credits
 

Concentration in Business Administration

Note: The Concentration in Business Administration is not open to ROTP cadets

A 30-credit programme, including the compulsory core, with 11 mandatory credits.

30 credits must be completed, and of these:

  • At least 15 must be earned through RMC, (including six in the chosen discipline)
  • At least 10 must be at the senior level
  • At least 20 must be in Arts, (of which at least 12 must be in Business Administration)
  • At least 5 of the 12 Business Administration credits must be at the senior level
  • At least 6 of the 12 Business Administration credits must be earned through RMC

Note: A credit may fulfil several requirements at the same time, ex: a course could be in Arts (including Business Administration), at the senior level and taken through RMC. The B.A. Programme includes a compulsory core.

Mandatory College Courses

  • HIE208: Canadian Military History: A Study in War and Military History, 1867 to Present (or another course in Military History, such as HIE205 )
  • HIE275: Technology, Society and Warfare
  • MAE106: Discrete Mathematics with Probability
  • MAE113: Calculus for the Liberal Arts
  • POE205: Canadian Politics and Society (or POE116: Introduction to International Relations)
  • PSE103: Introduction to Human Psychology
  • PSE401: Military Professionalism and Ethics
  • At least 2 credits in English Literature and Grammar
  • At least 1 credit in Canadian History

Business Administration Requirements

Students who select the Concentration in Business Administration are required to take the following courses or their equivalent from a recognized university.

  • BAE202: Financial Accounting I
  • BAE208: Management Accounting
  • BAE220: Introduction to Information Technology
  • BAE238: Introduction to Strategic Management
  • BAE242: Quantitative Methods I
  • BAE268: Introduction to Defence Resource Management
  • BAE300: Finance
  • BAE314: Marketing Fundamentals
  • BAE326: Human Resources Management
  • BAE330: Organizational Theory
  • BAE344: Operations Management
  • ECE103: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECE104: Introduction to Macroeconomics

Electives

  • 7 additional credits in Arts, Science or Technology are also required
 

Minor in Business Administration

Note: The Minor is open to students from all faculties.

Mandatory Courses

  • BAE202: Financial Accounting I
  • BAE242: Quantitative Methods (or equivalent)

Optional Courses

6 of the following Business Administration courses:

  • BAE208: Management Accounting I
  • BAE220: Introduction to Information Technology
  • BAE238: Introduction to Strategic Management
  • BAE270: Management, Critical Thinking and Communication
  • BAE300: Finance
  • BAE314: Marketing Fundamentals
  • BAE326: Human Resource Management
  • BAE330: Organizational Theory
  • BAE344: Operations Management
 

Certificate in Management with Applications to Defence

Note: This certificate is intended to allow individuals to gain a basic understanding of the defence management field.

The topics cover the basics of management theory across multiple disciplines. In addition, the Certificate can be applied to the B.A. (General) and B.M.A.Sc. degree programmes. The equivalent of 10 one-credit courses are required for completion of the Certificate. This certificate is closed to any student with an Honours or Major degree in Business Administration or with a Minor or Concentration in Business Administration.

Core courses or their equivalent (10 credits):

  • BAE202: Financial Accounting
  • BAE208: Managerial Accounting
  • BAE220: Introduction to Information Technology
  • BAE238: Introduction to Strategic Management
  • BAE242: Quantitative Methods I
  • BAE300: Finance
  • BAE314: Marketing Fundamentals
  • BAE326: Human Resources Management
  • BAE330: Organizational Theory
  • BAE344: Operations Management
 

Certificate in Accounting

Note: This certificate is not available to ROTP students. It is for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel that are taking courses from RMC to complete the requirements of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) preparatory program. This is part of the RMC – Logistics Officer (Finance) Professionalization project.

The 15 courses listed in the certificate represent the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) preparatory courses which are necessary for entry into the two-year professional program.  A 6-week distance-learning option for each course listed below was created. The contents of the compressed online course and its corresponding in class course are the same.

CPA Course Code Course Title RMC Course Code
IFA Financial Accounting I BAE202
IF1 Financial Accounting II BAE302
IF2 Intermediate Financial Reporting II BAE414
AFR Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting BAE424
IMA Managerial Accounting BAE208
MAA Intermediate Management Accounting BAE404
PMA Introduction to Strategic Management BAE238
AUA Audit BAE310
COF Finance BAE300
TAX Taxation BAE312
ECO Microeconomics and Macroeconomics ECE103 and ECE104
STA Quantitative Methods I BAE242
BUL Business Law BAE420
ITE Introduction to Information Technology BAE220
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