Selkirk College and Royal Roads University ink deal

Some Selkirk grads can now transfer into RRU’s Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration programs after two years of study.

Selkirk College president and CEO

Selkirk College president and CEO

by Jenn Wilson, Selkirk College

Selkirk College recently signed an agreement with Royal Roads University (RRU) on Vancouver Island to allow Selkirk Business Administration graduates to transfer into RRU’s Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration programs after two years of study.

Selkirk students, who have successfully completed a Business Administration diploma in Accounting and Finance or Professional Management, and have a minimum ‘B’ GPA, are able to block transfer to Royal Roads University (RRU) to pursue their degree in either Sustainability and International Business or Entrepreneurial Management.

“Well articulated and seamless post-secondary pathways are absolutely critical to effectively providing students with options for establishing rewarding careers,” said Angus Graeme, Selkirk’s president and CEO in a release. “Our block transfer agreements with Royal Roads University, in their nationally recognized bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Business Administration, allow our Business Administration diploma graduates to enter directly into year three of their degree. Institutional partnership agreements like these result in highly employable graduates, lower costs to students, and a very rich educational experience.”

The agreement means students are able to pursue their education at a B.C. university and continue to work towards a successful career.

“After completing my Business Administration diploma at Selkirk, I wanted to continue my education and get a bachelor’s degree,” said Wade Swagar, a Selkirk student who will transfer to RRU’s Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management in March, 2014. “Knowing I could transfer my courses to complete my degree at RRU was a great option that I wouldn’t have otherwise had, and it allowed me to stay closer to home to complete the first part of my schooling before moving on.”

The agreement between RRU’s Faculty of Management and Selkirk’s School of Business benefits students and builds on Selkirk’s strategic directions to increase enrolments, and engage the wider community in learning and developing innovative programs and services.

For more information on transfer courses, please contact Natasha Makortoff, in Selkirk’s Academic Governance at 250-365-7292.

Learn more by visiting the BC Transfer Guide (www.bctransferguide.ca) or by visiting the Selkirk College’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SelkirkCollege