Bachelor of Business in Marketing (BBM)
Marketing is at the heart of every institution. In fact, success of businesses has always been dependant on Marketing’s ability to develop effective marketing strategies; from continuously examining markets and strategically adapting to consumer trends, to managing brands as well as innovating new product ideas to satisfy market needs. A Bachelor of Business in Marketing aims to provide its graduates with the skills and knowledge expected by the industry today. The course work will cover topics that influence business performance and marketing’s role in shaping relevant decisions including brand management, product innovation, advertising and communication, and exploring buying behaviours among other topics. This program also aims to expose its graduates to a multi-disciplinary perspective taking into consideration psychology as well as information systems and data analytics to accommodate to the changing industry requirements and provide a more in-depth knowledge of the latest market trends.
The number of students accepted in the Bachelor of Business in Marketing program is limited and is filled through the declaration of major process.
Students who seek to be admitted to the Bachelor of Business in Marketing program should apply in their third semester. Students seeking to declare the BBM program must have completed not less than 27 credit hours of study including the four courses listed below.
Based on the available space, a limited number of students who have successfully completed these courses and who meet the declaration requirements as determined by the department will be accepted in the major. The selection of students into the BBM Major is competitive and will depend on the calculation of an equal weighted score between:
I. Overall GPA
The Overall GPA will be calculated using the following criteria:
A minimum of 27 credit hours must be completed.
All courses a student has completed will be included in the calculation, excluding, in certain cases, the course with the lowest grade*.
* A student could be eligible to have his/her lowest grade excluded from the calculation of the Overall GPA if he/she has completed 30 or more credit hours.
II. Major GPA
The Major GPA based will be calculated using the following criteria:
A minimum of 12 credit hours of courses related to the Business Major must be completed.
All Business Major courses, including collateral courses, that the student has completed will be included in the calculation, excluding, in certain cases, the course with the lowest grade*.
* A student could be eligible to have his/her lowest grade excluded from calculating the major related GPA if he/she has completed 15 or more credit hours.
Admission to the Business in Marketing major is competitive. Eligible students will be ranked and selected based on their weighted grade point average.
Students must complete a minimum of 127 credit hours for the Bachelor of Business in Marketing degree in the following areas: I. Core Curriculum (37 credits), II. Collateral Requirements (18 credits), III. Business Core Requirements (39 credits), IV. Marketing Major Requirements (15 credits), V. Marketing Major Electives (12 credits), VI. General Electives (6 credits).