Create your future
With an Asper BComm (Hons), you'll be qualified to work just about anywhere ideas and people come together to make things happen - in industry and trade, government, international commerce, health care, arts and non-profit organizations. You'll even learn how to turn your own big idea into a successful business venture. Choose from any of our majors:
- Actuarial Mathematics (Business)
- Business Analytics *New
- Entrepreneurship/Small Business
- Human Resources Management/Industrial Relations
- Indigenous Business Studies
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Strategy and Global Management *New
As an Asper student, you have direct access to some of Manitoba’s most dynamic and influential business leaders through the Associates and Young Associates, the province’s premier business networks. Inside and outside the classroom, they share knowledge and experience that enables you to identify and solve complex business challenges. They offer networking opportunities you’ll find nowhere else. And they come to us first when they’re looking to hire.
Benefit from Asper's experiential approach to learning. Both in and out of the classroom, the Asper School of Business is committed to providing students with experiential learning opportunities to enhance their degrees. While tackling real issues, students build problem solving and leadership skills to prepare them for a rewarding career in business.
The Asper School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, one of the highest standards of achievement for business schools worldwide. Only five per cent of business schools achieve this distinguished recognition.
World class professors
Students who study at the University of Manitoba will be taught by excellent professors - many of which have won prestigious teaching awards. Our full-time professors are also active researchers, who have written textbooks, received national research grants, and had their articles published in top journals.
Read up on what our Asper professors are working on.
Learn about BComm majors
Think of the Bachelor of Commerce as a solid foundation. Our program gives you what you need to know, along with plenty of opportunities to explore what interests you.
Expected duration: 4+ years
The Bachelor of Commerce degree provides a broad-based general business education and the opportunity to specialize in one or two majors.
Students admitted to the Asper School of Business are required to complete 120 credit hours to complete the Bachelor of Commerce degree. The 120 credit hours are divided into five components:
- Track 1: All students must complete the specified Track 1 course requirements. These courses are usually done in the first year of the program.
- Core courses: All students are required to complete the core, which consists of 54 credit hours of specified mandatory courses from all four departments in Asper as well as courses taught by other departments. The majority of the core courses are taken in Years 2 and 3 of the program.
- Double major: The program allows students to major in two disciplines. Students will normally choose one or two majors at the beginning of the third year of the program, following completion of many of the core courses, which introduce the disciplines that students can major in.
- Options: A required number of business courses taught by Asper. Students are required to complete 15 credit hours of options. Options can supplement your major, or you may prefer to broaden your educational base by selecting business courses from other majors.
- Electives: 12 credit hours of courses from faculties other than Asper.
Students 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.
Sample course offerings
- GMGT 3300: Commercial Law (3 credit hours)
- POLS 3250: International Political Economy (3 credit hours)
- NATV 3120: Exploring Indigenous Economic Perspectives (3 credit hours)
- MKT 3246: Sustainability Marketing (3 credit hours)
- SCM 2160: Supply Chain and Operations Management Financial Accounting (3 credit hours)
- FIN 3460: Financial Markets and Institutions (3 credit hours)
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
Learning beyond the classroom
Before you graduate, you have a chance to explore different career paths, professions, industries, companies, majors and build a professional network to kick-start your career.
International exchange opportunities
Stand out to future employers with international study experience. Living abroad expands your horizons and demonstrates that you’re willing to take risks and solve problems under challenging circumstances.
The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Asper Bachelor of Commerce program.
Direct entry applicants are those who have not attended a post-secondary institution or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college.
Advanced entry applicants are those who have completed one year (24 credit hours) or more of studies in another faculty at the University of Manitoba or another recognized post-secondary institution.
Asper also gives individual consideration to students who meet some requirements for admission but may not have academically competitive marks because of reasons beyond their control.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Admission into the Bachelor of Commerce program is academically competitive and within the discretion of the Asper School of Business.
How to apply
Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120
Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the "Start or continue your application" button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.
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