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Bachelor of Business - Automotive Management (Co-op)

Bachelor of Business - Automotive Management (Co-op) Bachelor's Degree

What is Bachelor of Business - Automotive Management (Co-op)?

This program provides students with a degree-level education in business management with an applied focus for the automotive industry. Students learn current issues, trends and technologies that prepare them in adopting proactive approaches in identifying and responding to changes in the automotive industry. Instruction, lecture and discussion delivery promotes critical thinking and problem solving skills and classes will often include a guest speaker series with industry representatives in attendance. Labs are a substantial part of the program and the student run Auto Show is the largest lab of its kind in Canada. A strategically sequential co-op structure serves to maximize the link between theory and practice.

Effective September 2016, the program Bachelor of Business (Automotive Management) (major code BBAM) will be re-titled Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Automotive Management) (major code BBAA). Download the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Automotive Management (BBAA) program outline.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
BBAM
Length:
4 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
8 Semesters, plus 3 work terms
Credential:
Bachelor's Degree
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
absc
Email:
absc@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5134

This program provides students with a degree-level education in business management with an applied focus for the automotive industry. Students learn current issues, trends and technologies that prepare them in adopting proactive approaches in identifying and responding to changes in the automotive industry. Instruction, lecture and discussion delivery promotes critical thinking and problem solving skills and classes will often include a guest speaker series with industry representatives in attendance. Labs are a substantial part of the program and the student run Auto Show is the largest lab of its kind in Canada. A strategically sequential co-op structure serves to maximize the link between theory and practice.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • analyze and apply principles based on historical, current and future trends in the automotive wholesaling and retailing, aftermarket and manufacturing sectors of the automotive industry


  • apply in a professional manner a customer service approach to quality service and satisfaction in accordance with the Canadian regulatory legislation and ethical practices within the automotive industry


  • utilize effective leadership and management skills with respect to problem solving and prevention for human, physical and financial resources


  • research, organize, evaluate, synthesize and analyze financial, economic and statistical information for business decision making purposes based on global thinking


  • develop marketing strategies for the automotive retail and wholesale businesses


  • relate the functions and operations of the basic automotive components and related systems to the automotive sales and customer service environment


  • relate the benefits of cultural diversity to personal growth and to the development of business strategies nationally and internationally


  • develop short term and long term, personal and professional goals and develop personal relationships that assist with ongoing career planning


  • apply computer literacy skills and effective oral and written communication skills appropriate to the business environment


  • practice interpersonal and team building skills and recognize a variety of leadership styles


  • value the importance of entrepreneurial initiative and the ability to respond to change


  • develop an appreciation for life-long learning and a broad range of interests.

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website: www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/students-tab/

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Work Term 1 | Sem 3 | Work Term 2 | Sem 4 | Sem 5

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Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter | Summer | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018 | 2019

Sem 6 | Work Term 3 | Sem 7 | Sem 8

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Summer | Fall | Winter | Summer

2019 | 2019 | 2020 | 2020

OSSD or equivalent with

- minimum overall average of 65 per cent

- six Grade 12 U or M level courses

- Grade 12 English U

- Grade 12 U level Mathematics.

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with a minimum overall average of 65 per cent with six Grade 12 U or M level courses, Grade 12 English (U) (ENG4U) and any Grade 12 U level Mathematics.

Students presenting equivalent qualifications will also be considered for admission. A second grade 12 university or university/college Mathematics course is highly recommended.

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics taken at Georgian College

- College diploma programs such as: Automotive Business*

- Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the advanced or university level with a minimum overall average of 65%)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

29 Mandatory Core Courses

3 Elective Core Courses

1 Mandatory Non-Core Course

7 Elective Non-Core Courses

2 Auto Show Practica

3 Co-op Work Terms

Selection is based on academic grades and subject prerequisites; applicants must meet minimum averages to receive final acceptance.

To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60 percent or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester, and have an overall average of 65 percent in core courses and 60% in non-core courses.

Mandatory Core Courses
ACTG1000 Introduction to Accounting
ACTG2002 Management Accounting
AUTM1002 Concepts of the Automotive Industry
AUTM1003 Introduction to Aftermarket
AUTM1007 Automotive Technology
AUTM1011 Dealership Management Systems
AUTM2003 Parts and Service Management
AUTM2006 Dealership Sales Management
AUTM4010 Automotive Commercial Relationships
BSNS2001 Ethics for Business
BSNS2004 Organizational Behaviour
BSNS3000 Entrepreneurship and the Business Plan
BSNS4005 Business Simulation
ECNM1000 Microeconomics
ECNM1001 Macroeconomics
FINC3003 Corporate Finance
FINC3004 Dealership Financial Statement Analysis
HRMG4000 Human Resource Management
JURI3000 Business Law for the Automotive Industry
MATS2000 Business Mathematics
MNGM1001 Management Principles
MNGM4000 Strategic Management
MNGM4002 Operations Management
MRKT1000 Introduction to Marketing
MRKT1001 Consumer Behaviour
MRKT2000 Automotive Sales Concepts and Applications
MRKT3000 Automotive Marketing Management
STAS3000 Introduction to Statistical Analysis
STAS3001 Statistical Analysis
Elective Core Courses
To be selected from College list
Mandatory Non-Core Course
INTS1002 Introduction to Multidisciplinary Research
Elective Non-Core Courses
To be selected from College list
Auto Show Practica
AUTM1010 Auto Show Practicum 1
AUTM2008 Auto Show Practicum 2
Co-op Work Terms

COOP1000 Auto Mgmt Degree Work Term 1
COOP2001 Auto Mgmt Degree Work Term 2
COOP3004 Auto Mgmt Degree Work Term 3

This college has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting December 31, 2007. An application for renewal of the consent has been submitted and the current consent remains in effect until a decision on the renewal application is made. The college shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Important note: Auto Show Labs 1 and 2 require participation by the student in the annual Georgian College Auto Show. If, for any reason, the College is unable to host the Auto Show, students will be required to substitute Event Planning and Execution for Auto Show Lab 1 and Leadership for Auto Show Lab 2 to meet graduation requirements.

Non-core courses are required in all degree programs to meet the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities benchmark for depth and breadth in degree-level learning. These courses are designed to give students the tools to develop interdisciplinary perspectives that inform their approach to their own discipline, their continued education and their life outside work.

Students are required to take: at least one first year interdisciplinary course (INTS1xxx); two introductory courses in their choice of disciplines outside their main field of study, which may include psychology (PSYC1001 or 1002), social science (SOCI1000), humanities (HUMA1000), or science (SCEN1000); one advanced course in a discipline (ex. PSYC3xxx, SOSC3xxx, HUMA3xxx), and; one upper level interdisciplinary course (INTS4xxx). These courses and any remaining non-core course requirements to be selected from the program list.

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Taylor Moffitt

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Program:

Bachelor of Business (Automotive Management) (with honours)

Year:

2012


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View from Behind the Wheel

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Alumnus Taylor Moffitt

Taylor Moffitt

Marketing Manager, Crosby Auto Group

Program:

Bachelor of Business (Automotive Management) (with honours)

Year:

2012


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Michael Piccinin

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Program:

Automotive Business, Automotive Marketing Qualifying Bridge, Bachelor of Business (Automotive Management)

Year:

2012


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Program:

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For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
absc
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5134

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