Business Administration (BBA) – Royal Roads University


LOCATION: Victoria, British Columbia
SCHOOL TYPE: University
SCHOLARSHIPS: 10 Scholarship(s)
TELEPHONE: (250) 391-2600 – 4708
TOLL-FREE: (800) 788-8028
FAX: Not Reported
ADDRESS: 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


You come to Royal Roads to learn, study and achieve. And you will.

But what you may not expect is how much you’ll learn about yourself. How much your time at Royal Roads will transform your life.

Our goal is to make your Royal Roads education a valuable and fulfilling experience. Your distinct life experiences, academic background and personal history will enrich every class you’re part of.

Like us, you’re different, and that’s why we want you here. Our educational approach isn’t just about deep knowledge of subject matter, but an even deeper knowledge of self.

Areas of Expertise

Our programs meet you where you are, whether you’re a first-year undergrad student or you’re pursuing a second (or third!) degree. Your education, and your future, are in good hands at Royal Roads. Here’s why:

  • You’ll bring who you are and what background you have into the classroom. So will your classmates. You’ll learn from each other, making your courses feel like a think tank of innovation.
  • Online or on campus, you’ll feel like you’re part of our community. Faculty, staff and students are on your side, supporting you as you learn.
  • We’ve been doing online education successfully for more than 25 years. The technology and methods we use have been carefully chosen to enhance your learning experience.
  • Your education at Royal Roads will help you take the next step, big or small, in your career. You’ll have the skills and confidence to rise to the next level.


On Campus Housing

# Beds Lowest Highest
Co-ed: 151 beds Lowest: $6,000 Highest: $6,000

You can choose from two types of rooms in the Nixon building:

  • private single occupancy rooms with ensuite washroom, mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker (available for short-term residency stays only)
  • dormitory-style single occupancy rooms with shared washrooms


Off Campus Housing

Royal Roads University partners with Canada Homestay Network to provide homestays for international students. Colwood and Langford are the closest municipalities to Royal Roads. They are the most convenient areas to live if you’re studying on campus.

Incoming Students

When you are accepted into our programs, our International Student Services team will be here to give you advice and support if you need it. Some of the things we can help you with:

  • visa and study/work permits
  • employment questions
  • Social Insurance Numbers (SIN)
  • income tax filing
  • health insurance
  • new student orientation
  • housing and homestays
  • online learning platforms

Participate in orientation activities to welcome you to Royal Roads and our vibrant community. You’ll be invited to attend sessions with information specific to international students. 

Career Planning

Your career goals are unique to you. Career Learning & Development is RRU’s central resource for innovative career development and support. We enhance your classroom experience and support your career goals through career events, professional planning and preparation, strong networks, and specialized career advising.


You can hit the gym, on-campus or online. The Recreation Centre is free for Royal Roads students and open to the public. Relax and recharge with fitness equipment, a yoga studio and weight room. Or do a home workout to our videos. You can also get closer to nature with the many trails on our 260-acre campus. Old-growth forest, stunning views of the Olympic mountains and plenty of fresh air promise to clear and inspire your mind.


Drop-in fitness and yoga classes are included with membership to the Recreation Centre.


You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to change the world. Joining a student club will bring you closer to people who share your interests and values. People who, like you, want to do creative and courageous things. To start a club or organization, contact Student Services or the Royal Roads University Student Association.

Information Technology

Visit the computer customer service hub for help with your technology questions. Our IT staff provide resources to support Royal Roads students with issues such as:

  • passphrase reset
  • account issues (MyAdmin and academic accounts)
  • accessing email
  • IT help
  • computer requirements for online learning
  • internet and network configuration
  • IT security
  • system maintenance


Special Services

At Royal Roads University we strive to support your mental health and wellbeing, so you can thrive as a student. Find services to help you manage the normal stresses of being a student and realize your own academic potential. Receive support as you work productively to fulfill your potential and achieve your educational goals. Get counselling and learning strategy, accessibility, health and wellness services to make the most of your student experience, whether you’re learning online or on campus.

Campus Tour

Our campus map is a good place to start to see the lay of the land. Next, watch a virtual tour of our campus. (Bonus: you can show your friends and family there’s no place like Royal Roads!)

Once you arrive in Victoria, book a campus tour to walk the grounds and find everything you need. You can also join a heritage tour and enjoy free access to the gardens.


The impressive Hatley Castle, completed in 1909 for James Dunsmuir, is a designated federal heritage building.


Requirements for International Students

All of our programs at Royal Roads University are unique. And admission requirements vary. Once you’ve identified your program of choice, check its specific admission and application requirements. If you have any questions about the admission requirements, contact an enrolment advisor.

Procedure for International Students

We follow a holistic, student-centered approach to admissions. We know you have a lot to offer. It’s about you, your experience and where you are in life. Our flexible admission policy lets us consider everything you’ve learned, not just your grades. We look at all of your learning accomplishments, even if they didn’t happen in a classroom. We think you’ve got what it takes to succeed. Our Enrolment Advisors can help show you how your background can provide eligibility into one of our programs.

Academic Year

Type of System Continuous
Entrance Dates Any
Notes: Undergraduate fast-track Year 3 and 4 programs operate on a quarterly basis, which means that a student can complete four quarters (the equivalent of two full years) in one calendar year.

Year 1 and 2 bachelor’s degree programs (taught by the International Study Centre) start in September and January each year, and are completed in 2 academic years.

Master of Arts in Leadership and Training program is structured around two five-week on-campus residencies, followed by use of distance technologies. Degree completion is in two years. All remaining master degree programs are structured around three, three-week on-campus residencies, followed by distance technologies and an organizational consulting project. Degree completion is in two years.

Language of Instruction English


Tuition Fees

International Students: $3,600 – $43,260

Notes for International Students:

If you’re not a Canadian citizen nor permanent resident of Canada, you’ll pay international tuition fees.

Supplementary Fees 2023 – 2024

Extended Health & Dental Benefit – Single
Lowest $300
Highest $300

NOTE: This fee is mandatory.

U-Pass (Universal Bus Pass)
Lowest $21
Highest $21

NOTE: Monthly.

International Credential Evaluation fee
Lowest $129
Highest $129

NOTE: This fee is not mandatory.

Student Services fee – per program
Lowest $223
Highest $223

NOTE: This fee helps to fund a range of student services that support student success.

Learning Support Services fee – annual rate (prorated by month)
Lowest $269
Highest $269

NOTE: This fee provides additional funding for learning support services such as Accessibility Services, the Writing Centre and Team Coaching.

RRU Student Association (RRUSA) fee
Lowest $200
Highest $200

NOTE: Per year for on-campus programs.

Application Change/Reactivation Fee
Lowest $28
Highest $28

NOTE: This fee is not mandatory.

Course Audit

NOTE: 50% of course tuition for courses approved to audit.

Application fee: Graduate, Undergraduate and Certificate Programs
Lowest $129
Highest $129

NOTE: This fee is mandatory.

RRU Student Association (RRUSA) fee
Lowest $100
Highest $100

NOTE: Per year for blended programs.


International Students
Entrance: 1 Lowest: $2,000 Highest: $2,000
In-School: 3 Lowest: $2,000 Highest: $5,000

Notes for International Students

Royal Roads University offers scholarships to new and active international students.

10 scholarship(s) found.


Business Administration (BBA) Bachelor
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Not Applicable
Entrepreneurial Management (BComm) Bachelor
Environmental Practice (BA) Bachelor; Online
Environmental Practice (BSc) Bachelor; Online
Environmental Science (BSc) Bachelor
Global Tourism Management (BA) Bachelor
Interdisciplinary Studies (BA) Bachelor
International Hotel Management (BA) Bachelor
Justice Studies (BA) Bachelor
Professional Communication (BA) Bachelor


Admissions for Canadian Students
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Tel: (250) 391-2511
Toll Free: (877) 778-6227

Admissions for International Students
International Liaison Officer
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Tel: (250) 391-2514
Fax: (250) 391-2522

Campus Tours
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Tel: (250) 391-2511
Toll Free: (800) 788-8028

Financial Aid
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Tel: (250) 391-2511
Toll Free: (800) 788-8028

Off-campus Housing
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Tel: (250) 391-2511

2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Tel: (250) 391-2600
Toll Free: (800) 788-8028

Kerry Wadsworth
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Tel: (250) 391-2511
Toll Free: (800) 788-8028


International Study Centre
Colleen Kagetsu
International Admissions Manager
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Tel: (250) 391-2600, Ext 4708
Toll Free: (800) 788-8028
Fax: (250) 410-0331

General Contact Information
International Study Centre
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Tel: (250) 391-2600, Ext 4708
Toll Free: (800) 788-8028

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