Bachelor's Degree Program

General Business Studies

Are you a big-picture person? Learn business from all angles when you major in general business studies at the Hill Business School in Saskatchewan.

You will take classes in a variety of areas and become well versed in all elements of business including: organizational behaviour, operations management, communications and the development and implementation of organizational strategies. 

Prepare for a successful career in management by sharpening your specific skills with courses in marketing, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, and human resource management.

General Business Studies Major Requirements

As a general business studies major you will take five business courses beyond the core requirements of the Hill Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Course options include marketing, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, international business and human resource management. In this major you have the flexibility to take courses in areas that are of interest to you. For example, in International Trade Management, you’ll learn the fundamentals of managing international trade with topics such as export management, international business planning, managing strategic alliances, supply chain management in an international context, and managing the logistics of international trade. In Management of Promotion, you’ll explore the art of designing a strategic communications plan that brings together all the parts of the promotional mix: from advertising, public relations, and digital media, to word-of-mouth, direct marketing, and sales promotion.

Microcredential Certificate Options

Specialize your education and career with our five-course business certificates:

These certificates are open to business and non-business students and can be added to any U of R degree!

What Is Business Administration?

Business administration encompasses all elements relating to the management and operations of private, government and not-for-profit organizations in Canada and around the world. A bachelor degree in business administration prepares you to understand the inner-workings of organizations from all angles, including, but not limited to:

  • Fundamentals necessary to start your own company and/or assist a business start-up in achieving its goals,
  • Building and managing effective employee relationships,
  • Managing finances and making investment decisions,
  • Establishing a successful brand,
  • Preparing budgets, controlling costs, and maintaining financial records,
  • … and much more!

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Quick Facts

Program: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a Major in General Business Studies
Length: 4 years
Offered Through: University of Regina
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Why Study at the Hill School of Business?

At the Hill School of Business there is a lot more to the university experience than just what you learn inside the classroom.

Our programs are designed to prepare you for a successful and progressive career in business as a responsible leader who creates positive social change.

Our experiential learning approach:

  • Builds connections between business and community,
  • Teaches you to think critically,
  • Creates networking opportunities,
  • Improves your leadership abilities, and
  • Helps you exceed your potential.

The most impactful aspect was integrating myself into the whole community to create meaningful relationships. This laid the solid foundation of the network that ultimately helped support the start and the growth of Hillberg & Berk.

Rachel Mielke ’03
Bachelor of Business Administration, Management Major
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hillberg & Berk

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there study abroad opportunities?

Yes! We have 450 agreements with universities spread across 70 different nations. We also offer a number of international business opportunities (that you can take advantage of both internationally and here at home). These experiences can result in an International Designation on your degree. Find out more by following the links below:

What about opportunities for law school?
You can be considered for one year of transfer credit if you are admitted to an accredited law school upon completion of three years of U of R's Business Administration program. You can complete your remaining business requirements while attending your first year of law school. Earn two degrees in less time than if they were taken separately!


What Can You Do With a Business Administration Degree With a Major in General Business Studies?

You are the puzzle master. Guide change, make clear decisions, communicate effectively, and review operations to build the bigger picture – piece by piece.

A business degree with a major in general business studies allows you to pursue many career paths or take your career further and specialize with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business (Levene GSB). 

Our business graduates who majored in general business studies have secured positions such as these:

  • Operations manager
  • Business analyst
  • City administrator
  • Industry liaison officer
  • Economic development officer
  • Market analyst
  • Market researcher
  • Sales manager
  • Sponsorship coordinator
  • Training specialist

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