Sudbury's Cambrian College is launching a bachelor of business administration (BBA) degree program — the first college in Northern Ontario to offer such a program.
Launching in September 2023, the four-year program will allow students to major in one of three areas of specialization — accounting, data analytics, or digital marketing — or earn a general business administration degree.
Students will also complete a mandatory internship and a capstone applied learning project.
“At Cambrian we’re listening to what employers want and what students are seeking, and we feel that our honours BBA responds to what we have heard,” Dr. Parvinder Arora, dean at Cambrian’s School of Business, said in a Sept. 14 news release.
“What they are telling us is they want degree-level theory along with the practical business skills training we already provide.”
Cambrian said the new program provides students with a “clear pathway to a business degree for students who have completed a business diploma program.”
“Increasingly, employers locally and beyond are looking for people with high levels of theory and job-ready skills, which is why Cambrian is fully embracing the opportunity to provide learners with Bachelor degree programs,” Cambrian president Bill Best said in the release.
“At Cambrian, our forté is providing students with in-class learning and in-the-field experiences with employers. I think we have the best of both worlds here. It’s a program poised for immense success.”
Cambrian is based in Sudbury, with satellite campuses in Espanola and Little Current.