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Our business programs are grounded in the rich history of Yukon and guided by the spirit of reconciliation. They offer on-the-land learning, capstone-style courses and classwork that will prepare you to lead diverse organizations and build prosperous communities.
Our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) aims to create business leaders who will increase prosperity where they live and work. Many northern rural and remote areas of Canada and the world are well positioned to expand, develop and provide rich and rewarding places to live and work. This degree is created for those interested in making a difference in these places. Students will be exposed to values, knowledge and skills that prepare them to work well and collaboratively within the business and governance context of the North.
This BBA is distinctive in that it has been created from a de-colonial perspective. The curriculum is rooted in the context of our unique identity and circumstances that are common to much of the world. Our identity is closely tied to the land and wilderness, and to First Nations’ traditions and cultures. However, many of the circumstances that define us are not unique to Yukon; low population densities, vast distances and remoteness, higher costs, and operating environments that often require people to work independently while fulfilling broad roles are common beyond urban centres.
The programs balance the academic rigor necessary for baccalaureate-level training while fostering communal growth through experiential learning and creating a supportive learning community. Graduates leave prepared to create and sustain prosperity in places and circumstances akin to ours, but wherever they call home.
Many courses are accessible on a part-time day or evening basis in Whitehorse. Several courses are available in outlying communities through the community campus network or by distance delivery.
- English 12 and Math 11 (Applications, Principles, Foundations or Pre-Calculus); OR
- Applicants whose native language is not English and who are not Canadian citizens can meet the English language admission requirement by presenting an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.
Students not fully meeting the above criteria may be admitted to individual courses, but must apply for admission to the program - and satisfy the program admission requirements - prior to graduating with either a Certificate, Diploma, or Bachelor of Business Administration.
Yukon University recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.
For details, visit Yukon First Nations Core Competency.
Students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or greater in the program - and have met all the program requirements outlined in the Calendar at the beginning of the program - are eligible to graduate with a Certificate, Diploma or Bachelor in Business Administration.
Students must complete the requirements for a Certificate in Business Administration within five years of beginning the program. Students must complete the requirements for a Diploma in Business Administration within eight years of beginning the program. Students must complete the requirements for a Bachelor in Business Administration within ten years of beginning the program.
Comprehensive transfer agreements are in place with the following institutions and organizations:
- Athabasca University
- Okanagan College
- Royal Roads University
- Chartered Professional Accountants Canada
- Thompson Rivers University/Open Learning
- University of Lethbridge
- University of Northern British Columbia
Many of the courses in the Business Administration program are also listed in the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) Transfer Guide.
Please check with a Business Administration program advisor about transferability of specific courses. Many Business Administration courses have recently undergone revisions and transfer agreements are currently pending.
Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See money matters for more information.
Some programs and courses have additional fees - see Ancillary Fees.
Student financial awards
Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon University is pleased to support that investment by offering some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, as well as several student financial awards to help offset your educational and living costs.
There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.