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BBA, Marketing Major

BBA Applied Work Experience Requirements

Applied and relevant work experience

Graduation from the Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing Major requires successful completion of 40 academic courses plus completion of applied and relevant work experience.

This requirement may be satisfied by completing MARK 499 Unsupervised MARK Work Experience OR BUS 101 and BUS 201 through Co-operative Education. Students should consult with Anne Borrowman, BBA Program Leader, when you begin your program to discuss/clarify your options.

COVID-19 FAQ Information on BUS 201 and MARK 499 Applied Work Experience Requirement.

This FAQ message is to provide support and choices available for students that are currently enrolled in either MARK 499 or BUS 201. Given the challenges we are currently facing regarding the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, graduating students may request an exemption from the BBA applied work experience requirement for Summer 2020.

This requirement may be satisfied by completing ONE of the following pathways:

Co-operative Education - BUS 101 & BUS 201

To be eligible to participate in Internship or Co-operative Education, you will need to successfully complete 8 first year courses, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and complete the workshop series COOP WEP, prior to the first work term (Internship) and all subsequent work terms (Co-op).

Internship Designation

In addition to regular program content, you will need to complete a minimum of one (1) work term:

Course Course Name Credits
COOP WEP Workplace Education Prep 0
BUS 102 Internship Work Experience 1 4
BUS 202 Internship Work Experience 2 4

Note A student who does not successfully complete three (3) Co-operative Work Experience courses will not qualify for a Co-operative Education Designation; however, the student will qualify for an Internship Designation if they have successfully completed a minimum of one (1) Co-operative Work Experience Course.

Co-operative Education Designation

In addition to regular program content, you will need to complete a minimum of three (3) work terms:

Course Course Name Credits
COOP WEP Workplace Education Prep 0
BUS 101 Cooperative Work Experience 1 6
BUS 201 Cooperative Work Experience 2 6
BUS 301 Cooperative Work Experience 3 6
BUS 401 Cooperative Work Experience 4 6

Note A student who does not successfully complete three (3) Co-operative Work Experience courses will not qualify for a Co-operative Education Designation; however, the student will qualify for an Internship Designation if they have successfully completed a minimum of one (1) Co-operative Work Experience Course.

BBA Work Term Requirement

Graduation from the Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing Major requires successful completion of 40 academic courses plus completion of 420 hours of applied and relevant work experience. This requirement may be satisfied by completing MARK 499 or BUS 101 and BUS 201. Students should consult with the BBA Program Leader for additional information.

Current Students: If you started this program prior to 2014 please contact an Academic Advisor for assistance with making course selections that will support your eligibility for the program credential.

Self-directed Work Experience - MARK 499

If you are choosing MARK 499 non-co-op work experience you are advised to take the following steps:

STEP 1
Contact Anne Borrowman, Program Leader for the BBA in Marketing to determine your eligibility for MARK 499 and ensure you meet requirements. borrowmanA@camosun.ca

  • A minimum of eight upper level (year three and four) marketing program courses have been completed or are in progress at the time of application.
  • A minimum of 420 hours of applied relevant marketing related work experience during or within six months of application of MARK 499.

STEP 2
Download and complete the Application for BBA in MARK 499 Non Co-op Work Experience PDF including the following:

  1. Attach the company’s job description/s to the application form. It must be on organizational letterhead and signed by your supervisor/s.
  2. Identify your position(s) as full-time or part-time and briefly describe the main duties you performed. Please use your own words to describe the position(s) using grammatically correct sentences.
  3. Provide your signature and your supervisor’s signature verifying the information provided is accurate.
  4. Identify a minimum of five specific 300-level & higher BBA courses that you will discuss in your report on how related course content was applied in the workplace.
  5. Application must be typed and professionally formatted.
  6. Submit your completed application to the Program Leader for approval

STEP 3
Once your work experience has been approved by the Program Leader:

  1. Download and complete a Prior Learning Assessment Application Form (PLA)PDF
  2. Submit the PLA to the Program Leader for approval and signature.
  3. Submit the signed PLA to Enrolment Services to register and pay fees.

STEP 4
Complete the MARK 499 Learning Outcomes Student Report PDF.  (Download details and guidelines)

STEP 5
Submit your completed BBA MARK 499 Report to the Program Leader for final approval and your grade will then be entered into Camlink.

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