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Bachelor of Commerce

bachelor of comerceThe Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BCom) program will enhance your understanding of key business functions and current systems technologies, preparing you to succeed in a specialized field such as accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, organizational behaviour and human resources management, or technology management.

You will be prepared with strong employability skills and the foundations for excellence in managing business corporations upon graduation. Organizations are examined from a number of perspectives, including how they are managed and the changing environments in which they operate. National and international contexts of business are explored, along with relevant issues facing managers in business, labour and the public sector. 

You receive extensive practice in applying theory to the processes of decision-making and problem-solving through:

  • case-study analyses
  • computer-based exercises and simulations
  • field-based projects
  • problem-based learning activities

Year 2 is an introduction to each of the functional areas of business and an examination of the ways in which these are integrated within an operation. In Years 3 and 4, you may choose to major or minor in one or more of the following functional areas:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Organizational and Human Resources Management
  • Technology Management

Commerce Minors

In Year 4, you will benefit from the UOIT Edge—Capstone Study Project and Strategic Management courses. These unique courses provide an opportunity to consolidate learning from earlier years of the program on the site of a partnering organization and under the supervision of both university faculty and the organization's management team. In lieu of UOIT Edge—Capstone Study Project, you may also enrol in the Internship program, if you qualify.

Program map

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology focuses on innovation and market-oriented programming. Program advisory committees and accrediting bodies support this focus, resulting in curriculum changes that ultimately enhance program outcomes. Therefore, from year to year, minor modifications may be made to courses, program maps and/or program progression requirements.

To be eligible for the honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, students must successfully complete 120 credit hours, including all courses outlined in the following program map. For further program information, please visit the university's Academic Calendar.

See major-specific pages for program maps specific to each major.

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