Faculty of Management, Asper School of Business

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To see a program overview, learn about the unique opportunities offered to students within this degree, and to connect to admission and faculty resource links, review the Asper School of Business - Business program page.

Majors are available in the following:
Aboriginal Business Studies  |  Accounting  |  Actuarial Mathematics  |  Entrepreneurship / Small Business  |  Finance  |  Generalist  |  Human Resource Management / Industrial Relations  |  International Business  |  Leadership & Supply Chain Management  |  Management Information Systems  | Marketing|  Leadership & Organizations  | Operational Research/Operations Management

B.Comm. (Hons.) Bachelor of Commerce Honours

First Year Courses Credit Hours
ECON 1010 Introduction to Microeconomic Principles 3
ECON 1020 Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles 3
MATH 1520 (M) Introductory Calculus for Management and Social Sciences or
MATH 1500 (M) Introduction to Calculus
STAT 1000 (M) Basic Statistical Analysis 1 3
6 credit hours of courses from the following departments:
Anthropology, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Studies, Psychology, and Sociology
Courses selected must be independent from other requirements
W course (excluding ARTS 1110 (W), GMGT 1010 (W), and GMGT 2010 (W)) 3-6
Electives 9-6
Total Credit Hours 30


  • If balancing admission to Business with other programs, note that there are two streams for admission.  Track 1 admission (preferred) requires 24 credit hours of the following courses:
    • ECON 1010
    • ECON 1020
    • MATH 1520 (M) or MATH 1500 (M)
    • STAT 1000 (M)
    • 6 credit hours from departments listed in chart
    • W course (3-6 credit hours; see admission requirements below)
    • Elective(s) (3-0 credit hours)
  • Students intending to complete 30 credit hours in year 1 are recommended to take GMGT 1010 (W) and one of GMGT 2060, GMGT 2070, or MKT 2210 as electives.  Limited space is available to non-business students in these courses during the Initial Registration period.
  • Choose electives from the Recommended Introductory Courses list. Consider taking PHIL 1290 Critical Thinking as it is a recommended elective.
  • Students interested in Actuarial Mathematics should complete MATH 1300 (M) and MATH 1700 (M) as they are prerequisites to upper year courses in the program.  MATH 1300 (M) and MATH 1700 (M) will count towards the Track 1/Foundation Course requirement or alternatively as electives in University 1.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB)credit may be used to reduce
    the first year course load and as a prerequisite to 2000 level courses, where applicable.


Minimum Credit Hours:

24 credit hours of specific coursework. See the Applicant Information Bulletin.

Students can apply through one of two streams, Track 1 or Track 2.  Track 1 is the preferred admission route. 
The courses in the chart and tips above reflect the requirements for Track 1.

Minimum Course Load:

University 1 may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

All admission requirements must be met by the end of April in the year of application.

W Requirement: Required for admission.  Excludes ARTS 1110 (W), GMGT 1010 (W), and GMGT 2010 (W).
M Requirement: Required for admission, and will be met by MATH 1520 (M) and STAT 1000 (M).
Minimum GPA: Based on selection priority as listed in the Applicant Information Bulletin, with no grade less than 'C' in each course.  Admission is competitive - a higher than minimum GPA is often required and varies each year depending on the applicant pool.
Additional Requirements: None.
Selection Criteria:

Grades only.

Applicants may be considered for admission under different categories.  See the Applicant Information Bulletin.


  • Math 40S (Pre-Calculus) minimum 60% required. 


  • 4 years (120 credit hours).
  • Co-op may extend your studies by an additional term(s).



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April 2017
First Year Planning Guide