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  • Practical experience
    There is a co-op componenet associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Commerce
  • Course description
     A. Degree Requirements
                
    •     Four-year program - 7 academic terms and 3 work-terms
    •     Total credits required - 20
    •     Required GPA for graduation 2.00
    •     Required core area classes - 10 1/2 credits.

    Note: Some suitable replacements for MATH 1115.03 are MATH 1000.03 and MATH 1010.03
                
    •     Commerce electives - 4 credits;

    •     Work-terms - 1 1/2 credits

    • COMM 1010.03
    • COMM 1502.03
    • COMM 1701.03
    • COMM 1702.03
    • COMM 2101.03
    • COMM 2102.03
    • COMM 2202.03
    • COMM 2203.03
    • COMM 2303.03
    • COMM 2401.03
    • COMM 2501.03     • COMM 2502.03
    • COMM 2603.03
    • COMM 3501.03
    • COMM 3511.03
    • COMM 4351.03
    • COMM 4352.03
    • ECON 1101.03
    • ECON 1102.03
    • MATH 1115.03
    • PHIL 2081.03
                
    •     Non-Commerce electives - 4 full credits (of which 1 1/2 credits must be above the 1000 level) selected from all classes offered in the University other than commerce, management and business.

    B. Program Guide

    Students normally follow a fixed program of study, as outlined below:

    Academic Term One
                

    •     COMM 1010.03: Business in a Global Context
    •     ECON 1101.03: Principles of Microeconomics
    •     COMM 1502.03: Core Business Applications
    •     COMM 1701.03: Communications I
    •     One non-Commerce elective

    Academic Term Two

                
    •     COMM 1702.03: Communications II
    •     COMM 2101.03: Financial Accounting
    •     ECON 1102.03: Principles of Macroeconomics
    •     MATH 1115.03: Mathematics for Commerce
    •     One non-Commerce elective

    Academic Term Three
                
    •     COMM 2102.03: Managerial Accounting
    •     COMM 2202.03: Managerial Finance
    •     COMM 2401.03: Intro to Marketing
    •     COMM 2501.03: Statistics I
    •     One non-Commerce elective

    Work Term I

    Academic Term Four

                
    •     COMM 2203.03: Intermediate Finance
    •     COMM 2303.03: Introduction to Managing People
    •     COMM 2502.03: Statistics II
    •     COMM 2603.03: Legal Aspects of Business
    •     COMM 3511.03: Management Information Systems

    Work Term II

    Academic Term Five

                
    •     COMM 3501.03: Operations Management
    •     PHIL 2081.03 Business Ethics
    •     Three commerce electives
    •     One non- commerce elective

    Work Term III

    Academic Terms Six and Seven

                
    •     COMM 4351.03 and 4352.03
    •     Five commerce electives
    •     Four non-commerce electives

    During their fifth, sixth and seventh academic terms, students can either pursue a general program of study, by choosing electives from a wide range of the functional areas of business, or they can follow a more specialized program, taking their elective classes towards a major.

    Major in Accounting

    Students must complete the following six classes:
                
    •     COMM 2110.03
    •     COMM 3105.03
    •     COMM 3111.03
    •     COMM 3114.03
    •     COMM 3116.03
    •     COMM 4101.03

    Plus two of:
                
    •     COMM 3203.03
    •     COMM 3207.03
    •     COMM 4102.03
    •     COMM 4114.03
    •     COMM 4120.03
    •     COMM 4201.03

    The professional accounting bodies allow certain exemptions in respect of classes taken in the School of Business Administration. These differ from province to province. Particulars can be obtained from the provincial offices of the Association of Certified General Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Society of Management Accountants, and the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.

    Students must obtain COMM 2101 and 2102 with an average of at least B-.

    Major in Business Management


    Students must complete the following four classes:
                
    •     SOSA 1000.06
    •     COMM 3303.03
    •     COMM 3309.03
    •     COMM 4306.03

    Plus two of
                
    •     COMM 3308.03
    •     COMM 4315.03
    •     COMM 3310.03

    Major in Entrepreneurship


    Students must complete the following six classes:
                
    •     COMM 3307.03
    •     COMM 3308.03
    •     COMM 3309.03
    •     COMM 3203.03 or COMM 3409.03
    •     COMM 3401.03 or COMM 3404.03
    •     COMM 4301.03

    Either the second (COMM 3801) or third (COMM 3802) work term must be an "entrepreneurial work term", as defined by the Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship; or an approved work term in an entrepreneurial setting.

    Major in Finance

    Students must complete the following three classes:
                
    •     COMM 3203.03
    •     COMM 3206.03
    •     COMM 4250.03

    Plus three of:
                
    •     COMM 3207.03
    •     COMM 4201.03
    •     COMM 4202.03
    •     COMM 4203.03
    •     COMM 3100.03 (recommended) or COMM 3105.03 or ECON 2200.03 or ECON 2201.03

    Students must obtain COMM 2202 and 2203 with an average of at least B-.

    Major in International Business

    Students must complete the following non-Commerce electives:
                
    •     POLI 1100 or 1103 X/Y; 6 credit hours or 2 of POLI 1010, POLI 1015, POLI 1020, POLI 1025, POLI 1030, POLI 1035. Note: not all courses are offered every year.
    •     Language Requirement; 6 credit hours (at a level appropriate to knowledge, as determined by Dept. concerned)

    Plus the following:
                
    •     COMM 3405.03
    •     COMM 4201.03
    •     COMM 4315.03
    •     COMM 4701.03
    •     ECON 2200.03
    •     ECON 3330.03

    Students must also do either an approved work term or academic term abroad, in order to major in International Business.

    Major in Marketing Logistics


    Students must complete the following five classes:
                
    •     COMM 3404.03
    •     COMM 3407.03
    •     COMM 3408.03
    •     COMM 3405.03
    •     COMM 4401.03

    Plus one of:
                
    •     COMM 3401.03
    •     COMM 3402.03
    •     COMM 3409.03
    •     COMM 4413.03

    Students must obtain COMM 2401, COMM 3404 and COMM 3407 with an average of at least B-.

    Major in Marketing Management

    Students must complete the following five classes:
                
    •     COMM 3401.03
    •     COMM 3402.03
    •     COMM 3404.03
    •     COMM 3407.03
    •     COMM 4401.03

    Plus one of:
                
    •     COMM 3405.03
    •     COMM 3408.03
    •     COMM 3409.03
    •     COMM 4413.03

    Students must obtain COMM 2401, COMM 3401 and COMM 3404 with an average of at least B-.
    • COMM 1010.03: Business in a Global Context.
    • COMM 1502.03: Core Business Applications: Introduction to Computers.
    • COMM 1701.03: Communications I.
    • COMM 1702.03: Communications II.
    • COMM 2101.03: Introductory Accounting I. (Financial)
    • COMM 2102.03: Introductory Accounting II. (Managerial)
    • COMM 2110.03: Accounting Database Analysis and Design.
    • COMM 2202.03: Finance I.
    • COMM 2203.03: Finance II.
    • COMM 2303.03: Introduction to Managing People.
    • COMM 2401.03: Introduction to Marketing.
    • COMM 2501.03: Statistics for Business I.
    • COMM 2502.03: Statistics for Business II.
    • COMM 2603.03: Legal Aspects of Business.
    • COMM 2801.03: Work-Term One, Bachelor of Commerce Co-op.
    • COMM 3100.03: Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis.
    • COMM 3101.03: Managerial Accounting and Decision Making.
    • COMM 3105.03: Intermediate Financial Accounting I.
    • COMM 3111.03: Intermediate Financial Accounting II.
    • COMM 3114.03: External Auditing.
    • COMM 3116.03: Cost Management.
    • COMM 3203.03: Financial Institutions.
    • COMM 3206.03: Investment and Money Management.
    • COMM 3207.03: Canadian Securities.
    • COMM 3303.03: Introduction to Human Resource Management.
    • COMM 3307.03: New Venture Creation.
    • COMM 3308.03: Managing the Family Enterprise.
    • COMM 3309.03: Management Skills Development.
    • COMM 3310.03: Leadership and Strategic Change.
    • COMM 3401.03: Consumer Behaviour.
    • COMM 3402.03: Marketing Communications.
    • COMM 3404.03: Marketing Research.
    • COMM 3405.03: Export Marketing.
    • COMM 3407.03: Logistics Management.
    • COMM 3408.03: Transportation Modes and Policy.
    • COMM 3409.03: Sales Management.
    • COMM 3411.03: Direct Marketing.
    • COMM 3412.03: Internet Marketing.
    • COMM 3501.03: Production/Operations Management.
    • COMM 3511.03: Management Information Systems.
    • COMM 3801.03: Work-Term Two, Bachelor of Commerce Co-op.
    • COMM 3802.03: Work-Term Three, Bachelor of Commerce Co-op.
    • COMM 4000.03: Directed Reading and Research.
    • COMM 4101.03: Advanced Topics in Accounting I.
    • COMM 4102.03: Advanced Topics in Accounting II.
    • COMM 4114.03: Computer Security, Controls and Auditing.
    • COMM 4120.03: Taxation.
    • COMM 4201.03: International Financial Management.
    • COMM 4202.03: Derivatives.
    • COMM 4203.03: Mergers and Acquisitions.
    • COMM 4250.03: Theory of Finance.
    • COMM 4301.03: Managing the Venturing Process.
    • COMM 4306.03: Organizational Change, Theory and Design.
    • COMM 4315.03: International and Intercultural Management.
    • COMM 4351.03: Competitive Strategy.
    • COMM 4352.03: Strategic Management.
    • COMM 4401.03: Marketing Strategy.
    • COMM 4413.03: Marketing Informatics.
    • COMM 4523.03: Information Technology Project Management.
    • COMM 4538.03: Applied Multivariate Analysis.
    • COMM 4701.03: International Business Strategy.

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