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School of Business

School of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with Specialization

Students in the single major Bachelor of Business Administration Program can choose to specialize in one of nine distinct specializations as part of their Honours degree:

  • Accounting (see note below re CPA)
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics & Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management (also allowed for joint majors) (see note below re HRPA)
  • Information Systems & E-Commerce
  • Marketing & Consumer Culture
  • Niigaaniiwin- The Art of Leading

Students declare the specialization when they apply to graduate.   Each specialization has specific requirements including grades.  Link to the University calendar for more information.

NOTE -  Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA)

Students planning on pursuing their CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) designation, must ensure that they have taken all of the courses required for the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) with a certain grade.  More information can be found on the CPA Ontario website.   A Specialization in Accounting is not the same as CPA PEP.  Students will need to take additional courses beyond the Specialization in Accounting in order to meet the CPA PEP course requirements.

NOTE – Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) / Human Resources Professional Designation (HRPD)

Upon successful completion of the courses associated with the Specialization in Human Resource Management, students will have satisfied all of the course requirements for the "Certified Human Resources Professional Designation" and be eligible to write the National Knowledge Exam.   By Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) standards, successful completion is a minimum grade of 65% in each course and an overall average of 70% of all required courses.  In order to take the National Knowledge Exam, students must be enrolled as a member of the Human Resources Professional Association which involves a monetary fee to the Association.  The "Certified Human Resources Professional Designation" is a legislated certification for Human Resources Professionals in North America.   Currently, the HRPA requires the completion of nine subject areas and Trent now offers all of these within the Specialization in Human Resource Management.  More information can be found on the HRPA website.