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Welcome Future Students

Considering a degree at Trent University? You’ve made a great choice. Trent University is a wonderful place to pursue your academic journey.

A Hub of Learning and Innovation

Building on a tradition of academic excellence spanning nearly four decades, Trent Durham offers a dynamic and rigorous education experience grounded in the social sciences and humanities and unparalleled in the Durham Region and eastern GTA.

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Business Administration

The Trent Business Advantage

Experience a Collaborative Business Education

At Trent, we recognize the integral role innovative and creative thinking plays in the world of business. That’s why our popular Business Program offers all the advantages of a traditional Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and more.

Trent’s BBA focuses on economics, management and entrepreneurship with a full slate of accounting courses that prepare you for the CPA designation or as a launch pad to an MBA. We are also the only university in Canada to offer a wide range of joint majors in Business Administration, allowing you to combine business courses with other areas of interest – from Media Studies to Sociology and everything in between. The Trent advantage allows you to combine your passions and interests and cross boundaries, no matter which program or major you are interested in.

For more information about the BBA program, please contact:
Administrative and Internship Coordinator, Lori Buscher
loribuscher@trentu.ca 905-435-5102 ext 5042
Durham Campus Rm. 151

For information about the Durham Campus and Admissions, please contact:
Durham Campus Enrolment Advisor, Tawny Flude
tawnyflude@trentu.ca 905-435-5102 ext 5003
Durham Campus Rm. 101.3


4 Ways to do Business at Trent University Durham:

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) – focus on Economics, Management and Entrepreneurship
  2. Business and Arts B.A. - Joint Major. Combine Business with any arts programs from English and Media Studies to Sociology and Philosophy
  3. Business Administration Minor - combine Business as a minor with any other Arts or Science major - if you can imagine it, you can do it in Business at Trent
  4. B.B.A. with Specialization
  • Accounting
  • Marketing and Consumer Culture
  • Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship


Listen to what some of our students have to say about studying business at Trent University Durham:

Sheldon, Bachelor of Business Administration

Brittany, Joint Major, English and Business  

Katelyn, Leveraged College to University Transfer Pathway 


Studying Business at TrentU Durham?
Your typical first year will look like this:

ADMN 1000H - Contemporary Issues in Management and Organization
ADMN 1021H - Financial Accounting I
ECON 1010H - Microeconomics
ECON 1020H - Macroeconomics
3.0 Elective credits - your choice from any discpline

Interested in pursuing a joint-major with Business? You would be required to take the neccessary introductory courses during your first year of study as well.

First Year Business Course Descriptions:

ADMN 1000H: Contemporary Issues in Management and Organization
Provides a macro framework and context for the management discipline by examining a wide selection of issues which affect both the practice and the conceptualization of management and organization. Issues studied include globalization, information technology, demographics, diversity, sustainability, and recent developments in management theory.  

ADMN 1021H: Financial Accounting I
An introduction to the theory of financial accounting and the preparation of financial statements, the theoretical framework of accrual accounting, and the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), including double-entry accounting and the accounting cycle. Professional ethics, behaviour, and corporate social responsibility are integrated into the context of control and accountability. 

ECON 1010H: Introductory Microeconomics (Sc)
An introductory treatment of markets, prices, and outputs based on the behaviour of consumers, business firms, and the structure and organization of industries. Selected economic and social policies, including taxation, international markets, and trade policy, are also examined.  

ECON 1020H: Introductory Macroeconomics (Sc)
An introductory study of the total economy in terms of GDP, employment, unemployment, prices, and inflation using simple economic models. The Canadian banking system, monetary policy, the government sector, government budgets, and fiscal policy are examined. Selected aspects of international trade, the balance of payments, and exchange rates are included.  

Career Paths:

Corporate, Small-Business and Non-Profit Leader; Accountant; CEO; Investment Banking; Indigenous Business Development; Marketing; Public Relations; Human Resources; Entrepreneur; Arts Administration; Asset Management; Consultant; International Business; Fundraiser.

​Interested in specializing in Finance, Economics, Ethics & Sustainability, Information Systems & e-Commerce, or Niigaaniiwin – The Art of Leading?  These specializations are all offered in the BBA program at our Peterborough campus

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