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Independent Business Studies 1 BUSA 5030

Business Administration Course

Course details

This is the first of two courses that provides the opportunity to pursue independent studies in a particular area of interest in a business field. The student and faculty supervisor determine the learning intentions, activities and evaluation strategies for the course. This course is equivalent to a typical 3 credit elective course at the degree level. The learning plan for the individual student should reflect the critical thinking, research and/or quantitative analysis associated with a degree level course. Students may apply this course to the elective requirements of their diploma or degree program. This course may be taken as part of the international field school ( ) or exchange program ( ) for additional credits. In the case of exchange programs where transfer credits will be awarded, the student may take this course for additional credit as long as there are deliverables and learning outcomes in addition to those earned in the exchange program. This course can also allow the student to engage in applied research or field study where the student works with, and is supervised by, faculty and/or other researchers also engaged in a related research agenda or project.


  • Admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration program and permission from the Program Head. Or Acceptance into International Field School or Exchange Program and permission from the Program Head and supervising faculty member.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Develop an independent research plan with well-defined deliverables.
  • Manage a term length project, identifying and meeting milestones.
  • Prepare a written report.
  • Present a summary and findings in a business and/or research setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow sound research methodologies.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and meet specified objectives.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2011

Related Programs

Independent Business Studies 1 (BUSA 5030) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Financial Management (Finance Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  2. Financial Management (Professional Accounting Option)
    Certificate Part-time


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