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Welcome to Asper

Welcome to Asper!

Whether you are Direct Entry or an Advanced Entry student, we want to share our community with you from our academic opportunities to student engagement, as well as connections with the business community.

Over the summer we are offering virtual and in-person sessions to introduce you to our academic environment. Watch your email for information on how to register and keep checking back as sessions are added over the summer!

Schedule of sessions

Asper registration info sessions

Find out everything you need to know about registering for the upcoming year at the Asper School of Business.

Direct entry students

For Canadian and international high school students admitted under Direct Entry.

Wednesday | July 3, 2024 | Time: TBD | Room 343 Drake Centre
This session will be conducted in-person and online via Zoom and registration is required. A meeting invitation that includes registration instructions will be emailed to you.

Advanced entry students

For Advanced Entry students (admitted under Track 1, Track 2 and Articulation Agreement/Joint Programs) (from University of Manitoba, including University 1, and/or any other institution) (Canadian and International Students).

Thursday | July 4, 2024 | Time: TBD | Room 122 Drake Centre 
This session will be conducted in-person and online via Zoom and registration is required. A meeting invitation that includes registration instructions will be emailed to you.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get course outlines for Asper courses?

No hard copies of course outlines will be distributed in most Asper School courses. You can find the course outlines here: Asper Course Outlines.

How do I register for courses?

There is a tutorial available on the Registrar website. The information and tutorial are aimed primarily at Direct Entry High School students, however the information on how to use Aurora Student applies to everyone.

What is a prerequisite (prereq)?

Prerequisites are specific course that you are required to take before you register in a course.  Some courses will require high school prerequisites but others will require university level prerequisites. The prerequisite requirements of each course are listed online in Aurora Student in the Course Catalog (which can be linked to through the Class Schedule by clicking View Catalog Entry).

What courses do I take to fulfil my degree requirements?

How do I know if I registered in the correct courses for my degree requirements?

Please stop by the Asper Undergraduate Program Office (268 Drake Centre) or contact a student advisor to get your program requirements checked.

Can I use the courses I took at my last school/university towards my Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Manitoba?

Transfer credit is evaluated centrally by the University of Manitoba Admissions Office on a course by course basis. Once your courses have been evaluated by the Admissions Office and are visible on your UofM record an Advisor in the Asper School of Business will determine whether the courses can be used towards the Bachelor of Commerce degree. Please note that your courses at your current/previous post secondary institution will be evaluated at the time of admission and your transfer credits will be finalized after you have been officially accepted to the University of Manitoba.

For more information regarding transfer credit see Transfer Credit Information

Can the courses that I took at another school fulfill the written English requirement here?

Courses transferred from external institutions do not satisfy the written English requirement, except courses that transfer as Department of English courses, subject ENGL. Some exceptions may apply but would need to be assessed on an individual basis. For more information see Satisfying the university written English requirement.

How does the U of M determine a full-time or part-time student status?

Student status is determined by the number of credit hours in each term (Fall and Winter). In the Asper School of Business, a student who is registered in a 60% course load which is a minimum of 9 credit hours in each term is considered to be a full time student. Therefore, a student with less than 9 credit hours is considered to be a part time student. Please note that the definition of full-time and part-time status may vary depending on offices / institutions. To be eligible for most scholarships students will need to have an 80% course load of 12 credit hours in Fall and 12 credit hours in Winter.

How do I declare my graduation?

You should declare your graduation date in Aurora Student. The deadline to declare your graduation date in Aurora will be the end of the revision period for your last term.  If you plan to graduate and have missed the deadline to declare online or if you need help declaring your grad date, please come to the Asper Undergraduate Program Office, 268 Drake Centre, for assistance.

Students are encouraged to declare a grad date as early as possible, and to come to the Undergraduate Program Office, 268 Drake Centre, to have a Program Advisor review your graduation requirements.

How can I check to make sure I am eligible for graduation?

If you have concerns about your courses please stop by the Asper Undergraduate Program Office (room 268 Drake Centre) or contact a student advisor to get your graduation requirements checked.

How can I declare my major(s)?

You can declare your major(s) by submitting an Asper Major Declaration Form

If you have questions about declaring your major(s), you may also contact the Asper Undergraduate Program Office by email B_Comm@umanitoba.ca, by phone 204-474-6388, or in person (room 268 Drake Centre). 

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Contact us

  • Program inquiries

    Undergraduate Program Office
    Room 268 Drake Centre
    Asper School of Business
    181 Freedman Crescent
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V4 Canada

    Phone: 204-474-6388
    Email: B_Comm@umanitoba.ca  

  • Admission and application inquiries

    Mailing address
    Undergraduate Admissions
    424 UMSU University Centre
    University of Manitoba
    66 Chancellors Circle
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

    Office location
    Room 424 UMSU University Centre
    65 Chancellors Circle
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)

    Submit a question
    Phone: 204-474-8808
    Toll-free: 1-800-224-7713 ext 8808