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Program Guide - Students Admitted Sept 2011 and After
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Students admitted in September 2011 and thereafter are required to complete 120 credit hours to complete the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree.

The 120 credit hours are divided into five components:  TRACK 1/FOUNDATION COURSES; CORE; one MAJOR; OPTIONS; and ELECTIVES.   To graduate, students admitted in September 2011 and thereafter are required to obtain a degree grade point average of 2.00 or better on the 120 credit hours and have passing grades on all 120 credit hours.

A full (100%) course load is 30 credit hours each academic year (Fall and Winter Terms).  Year 1 consists of the 24 credit hours of Track 1/Foundation Courses, plus 6 credit hours of Core courses as described below.  During Years 2, 3 and 4, students take the Core courses listed plus a combination of Major courses, Business Options, and Electives.  The sequence of courses may vary depending on the student's chosen Major. (1)

1.

Year 1 of the 4-Year B.Comm.(Hons.) Program consists of the 24 credit hours of the Track 1/Foundation Courses, plus 6 credit hours of Core courses as described below.

All students must complete the specified Track 1/Foundation course requirements.

 

Students admitted under Direct Entry from High School will complete the Track 1/Foundation courses in their first year.

 

Students admitted under Track 1 complete the 24 credit hours of Track 1/Foundation courses, as follows, prior to admission to the Asper School.

Students admitted under Track 2 have completed 24 credit hours of university work but are missing one or more of the specific Track 1/Foundation courses. Track 2 students should complete all outstanding Track 1/Foundation during their first year after admission to the Asper School of Business and must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each outstanding Track 1/Foundation course.

Year 1 of 4-Year Program - Track 1/Foundation Courses

ANTH, HIST, MATH, PHIL, POLS, PSYC OR SOC (6 credit hours) (Minimum ‘C’ grade required.)

(ECON 1010 (3 hrs) AND ECON 1020 (3 hrs)) OR ECON 1200 (6 hrs) (Minimum ‘C’ grade required.)

MATH 1520 OR MATH 1500 (Minimum ‘C’ grade required.)

STAT 1000 (Minimum ‘C’ grade required.)

WRITTEN ENGLISH ‘W’ from a specific discipline (3-6 credit hours) (Note: ARTS 1110, GMGT 1010 and GMGT 2010 are not considered a specific discipline and do not fulfil this requirement.) (Minimum ‘C’ grade required.)

ELECTIVE (0-3 credit hours*, depending on the chosen Written English course) (Minimum ‘C’ grade required.) * Note:  PHIL 1290 Critical Thinking (3 hrs) is a preferred elective choice.

2.

Students are required to complete the CORE courses (51 credit hours) listed below. The normal year-to-year sequencing of these courses is:

Year 1 of 4-Year Program – Core Courses
GMGT 1010 Business and Society
One of:
GMGT 2060 Management and Organizational Theory (former GMGT 2080 Intro to Mgmt & Org Theory)
GMGT 2070 Intro to Org Behaviour
MKT 2210 Intro Marketing

Year 2 of 4-Year Program
ACC 1100 Intro Financial Accounting
ACC 1110 Intro Managerial Accounting
FIN 2200 Corporation Finance
GMGT 2010 Business Communications (former GMGT 2000 Into to Communications)
MIS 2000 Info Systems for Mgmt
MSCI 2150 Management Sciences
Two of: Whichever two courses not taken in Year 1
GMGT 2060 Management and Organizational Theory (former GMGT 2080 Intro to Mgmt & Org Theory)
GMGT 2070 Intro to Org Behaviour
MKT 2210 Intro Marketing

Year 3 of 4-Year Program
Ethics (2)
International Business Requirement (3)
HRIR 2440 Human Resource Mgmt
GMGT 3300 Commercial Law
SCM 2160 Supply Chain and Operations Management (former OPM 2600 Production/Operations Mgmt)

Year 4 of 4-Year Program
GMGT 4010 Admin Policy
Alternative Management Studies (4)

3.

An OPTION is defined as a course taught by the Asper School of Business, freely selected by the student.  Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of options. Options are normally taken in Years 3 and 4 of the program.

4.

An ELECTIVE is defined as any 3 or 6 credit hour course taught by other faculties and schools, excluding the Asper School of Business. Students normally take electives in each year. Students admitted in September 2011 and thereafter are required to complete a minimum of 15 credit hours as follows:
Written English course at any level (3 credit hours)
Elective(s) at 2000 level or higher  (6 credit hours)
Elective(s) at any level  (6 credit hours)

5.

Students admitted in September 2011 and thereafter are required to complete an additional 3 credit hours of an OPTION or an ELECTIVE at the 2000 level or higher.

6.

Students are required to complete one MAJOR. Each Major consists of 12 credit hours specified by a Business Department.  Courses required for the Major are normally taken in Years 3 and 4.  The Asper School of Business currently offers 13 majors. Students can find more detailed descriptions of the Majors in the Academic Departments and Centres Section. (Printable Version)

NOTES

(1) Students may take up to 36 credit hours in an academic year (ie. including Fall and Winter Terms) if they wish.  Students who choose to take more than 30 credit hours may choose to take electives, Business options, and/or Year 2, 3 or 4 core courses to make up the additional credit hours.

(2) Ethics Requirement:  Students admitted in September 2011 and thereafter must complete 3 credit hours of Ethics.  Students admitted in September 2011 and thereafter may fulfil this requirement by completing one of the following courses.  If a six credit hour course is chosen, three credit hours will count toward the core Ethics requirement and three credit hours will count as electives if the elective is applicable to the student’s program.

Note:  This Ethics course list is applicable only to students admitted in September 2011 and thereafter:

PHIL 2290 (6 hrs) Ethics and Society
PHIL 2750 (3 hrs) Ethics and the Environment
PHIL 2790 (6 hrs) Moral Philosophy
PHIL 2830 (3 hrs) Business Ethics
GMGT 3030 (3 hrs) Social Issues in Business
GMGT 3581 (3 hrs) Ethique et responsabilité sociale

(3) International Business Requirement:  Students admitted in September 2011 and thereafter must complete 3 credit hours for the International Business Requirement.  Students may fulfil this requirement by completing one of the following courses.

ACT 4250 (3 hrs) Managing Insurance Operations in the International Business Environment
FIN 3450 (3 hrs) International Finance
HRIR 4520 (3 hrs) Comparative IR/HRM
INTB 2200 (3 hrs) International Management
MKT 3240 (3 hrs) Cross-Cultural Brand Mgmt topic only
MKT 3300 (3 hrs) International Marketing
SCM 3230 (3 hrs) Global Supply Chains

(4) Alternative Management Studies Requirement:  Students admitted in September 2011 and thereafter must complete 3 credit hours of Alternative Management Studies.  Students may fulfil this requirement by completing one of the following courses.

GMGT 4210 (3 hrs) Seminar in Mgmt and Capitalism
LEAD 3030 (3 hrs) Corporate, Social, and Environmental Responsibility
MKT 3240 (3 hrs) Sustainability Marketing topic only
AGRI 3030 (3 hrs) Cooperatives in Business and Community topic only
ECON 2540 (3 hrs) Political Economy 1:  Prod and Dist
LABR 2300 (3 hrs) Workers, Employers and the State
NATV 3120 (3 hrs) Exploring Aboriginal Economic Perspectives
NATV 4220 (3 hrs) Environment, Economy, and Aboriginal Peoples
NATV 4320 (3 hrs) Aboriginal Economic Leadership
POLS 3250 (3 hrs) International Political Economy
POLS 3270 (3 hrs) Theories of the Capitalist World Order
SOC 3838 (3 hrs) Ecology and Society

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