1. BACHELOR OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

First Year Course Selection Guide

Welcome to Carleton and your Bachelor of International Business Degree Program. Please read this guide prior to registering in your first year courses.

Your Degree Program

The Bachelor of International Business (BIB) degree requires the completion of 20.0 credits.

To register in a full course load in your first year, you must enroll in 5.0 credits (2.5 credits in the Fall term, and 2.5 credits in the Winter term). Additionally, to fulfill the Employability requirement of your first year, you must also register in and complete two 0.0 credit courses (BUSI 1996 in the Fall, and BUSI 1997 in the Winter).

Your First Year Course Selection Guide

Please select a guide and register in courses accordingly with your admission requirements:

  1. BACHELOR OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

BACHELOR OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Remember to register in both the Fall and Winter terms when your time ticket opens!

1. BUSI 1701: Introduction to International Business (0.5 credits)
When: Fall term.
Notes: Register in both the Lecture and the Tutorial.

2. BUSI 1800: Introduction to Business (0.5 credits)
When: Fall term.
Notes: Register in both the Lecture and the Tutorial. BUSI 1800 must be successfully completed in the Fall term in order to continue in BUSI 1004 in the Winter term: BUSI 1800 is a prerequisite for BUSI 1004.

3. ECON 1001: Introduction to Economics: Microeconomics (0.5 credits)
When: Fall term.
Notes: Section D or Section E are open to Business students only.

4. ECON 1002: Introduction to Economics: Macroeconomics (0.5 credits)
When: Winter term.
Notes: Section D or Section E are open to Business students only. ECON 1001 is not a prerequisite for ECON 1002.

5. BUSI 1004: Financial Accounting for Business Students (0.5 credits)
When: Winter term.
Notes: Add this course to your Winter registration after registering for BUSI 1800 in the Fall term – you may receive a prerequisite warning while planning your worksheet. Register in both the Lecture and the Tutorial. BUSI 1004 is a prerequisite for BUSI 1005. BUSI 1005 will be completed in Year 2.

6. MATH 1009: Mathematics for Business (0.5 credits)
When: Fall OR Winter term.
Notes: Register in both a Lecture and a Tutorial.

7. BUSI 1401: Foundations of Information Systems (0.5 credits)
When: Fall OR Winter term.
Notes: Students starting in Level 1 of JAPA or CHIN Language courses will complete this course in Year 2.

8. BUSI 1996: Employability Passport (0.0 credits)
When: Fall term.
Notes: This is a mandatory, non-credit course that you must complete in the Fall term. The course does not have a scheduled class time; therefore, it will not show up on your timetable. Please ensure that you register in the course in the Fall – course completion is required for progression.

9. BUSI 1997: Employability Passport (0.0 credits)
When: Winter term.
Notes: This is a mandatory, non-credit course that you must complete in the Winter term. The course does not have a scheduled class time; therefore, it will not show up on your timetable. Please ensure that you register in the course in the Winter – course completion is required for progression.

10. Free Electives (0.5 credits)
When: Fall OR Winter term.
Notes: Students starting in Level 1 of FREN, GERM, or SPAN language courses may select one half credit elective course.

11.BIB Language Selection and Registration

  • Step 1: Declare your BIB Language on the BIB Language Selection Form.
  • Step 2: Complete the Level placement process outlined on the BIB Language Selection Form for your selected language. Your required language courses will be determined by your language assessment and placement.
  • Step 3: If you place higher than Level 1 in your selected language OR if you test-out of your language, please contact Rhonda Kelly at Sprott at Rhonda.Kelly@carleton.ca to discuss your individualized plan.

  Level 1 Courses by Language

  • Spanish: SPAN 1010 (0.5 credits in Fall) and SPAN 1020 (0.5 credits in Winter)
  • German: GERM 1010 (0.5 credits in Fall) and GERM 1020 (0.5 credits in Winter)
  • Japanese: JAPA 1110 (1.0 credits in Fall) and JAPA 2110 (1.0 credits in Winter)
  • Mandarin: CHIN 1110 (1.0 credits in Fall) and CHIN 2110 (1.0 credits in Winter)
  • French: FREN 1001 (Full Year Course – 0.5 credit in both the Fall and Winter) Register in the same section in both terms.

12. Your Transition
Learn more about the First Year Sprott experience, supports for first-year students, orientation, and student life on the First Year Sprotties page.