Following the recommendation of the Campus Alberta Quality Council (CQAC), the Government of Yukon has given approval to the new Bachelor of Business Administration degree program at Yukon College.
The Yukon Government and Yukon College announced the launch of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program in Whitehorse.
Early this morning, Vice-President of Academic & Student Services Dr. Janet Welch announced the new the degree and spoke about the development of the curriculum of the new four-year program.
Dr. Welch says the program will bring new opportunities to students in the territory.
"The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is the second degree to be entirely developed and delivered in a Canadian territory. It has been no small feat to make this happen, and I am excited for the students who will be joining us in September," says Dr. Welch.
“The CAQC review process ensures the new degree meets the academic rigour, breadth and depth of national degree standards, while our development process ensures courses are relevant, accessible and grounded in Yukon realities,” added Dr. Welch.
Education Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee announced the Yukon Government's support of the new degree and spoke about the benefits being brought to the territory.
"The Government of Yukon is pleased to accept the Campus Alberta Quality Council’s recommendation to approve Yukon College’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. This degree will offer Yukoners a new opportunity to pursue the knowledge and skills to be successful entrepreneurs and build local businesses, without leaving the Territory. We are excited and proud to support Yukon College as it transitions to a university to meet the diverse needs of Yukoners,” said Minister McPhee.
Photo: Vice-President of Academic & Student Services Dr. Janet Welch speaking on the announcement. By John Kennedy/CKRW
Yukon College is transitioning into a university and announces this new program as a part of that change.