Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) - Commerce

General information

The bachelor of commerce (honours) degree prepares graduates with strong employability skills and the foundations for excellence in managing business corporations.

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. Students receive extensive practice in applying theory to the processes of decision-making and problem-solving through computer-based exercises and simulations, case study analyses, problem-based learning activities and field-based projects.

Year two, the core year, is an introduction to each of the functional areas of business - finance, accounting, operations and supply change management, human resources, and marketing - and an examination of the ways in which these are integrated within an operation. In years three and four, students may choose to specialize in one or more functional areas, such as accounting, marketing, or e-commerce. In year four, students 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. Instead of taking the UOIT Edge Capstone Study Project, qualified students may also enrol in the internship program.

Field placement opportunities

The internship program begins inthe summer of 2006. The program will offer students who have successfully completed all the requirements for the thirdyearincluding having achieved a B+ average an opportunity to engage in a contracted learning partnership with businesses in the Durham region or around the globe. The student secures an employer who meets the criteria as prescribed by the faculty of business and information technology. Theinternship program not only gives students an opportunity to apply classroom concepts to the challenges of organizational life, but also helps them to gain valuable and relevant work experience to promote networking and life-long career success. Participating employers are given the opportunity to bring the motivated learners, thinkers, and doers of tomorrow into their workplaces, as well asprovide valuable mentoring to students.

The internship program placement equates to 560 hours of progressive business and management experience, on either a full-time or a part-time basis. The intern's wages (stipulated in a contract) are paid by the sponsoring business over a contracted period. Successful work placement completion and both a verbal and written final reportwill result in the intern receiving a mark and six credits toward the BCom (Hons) degree requirements.


Employment opportunities are well above average, with a range of career possibilities or continuation of studies at graduate school. High demand exists for accountants, auditors, financial investment analysts, information technology experts, supply chain management consultants, human resource managers and e-marketing managers.

Admission requirements

Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a minimum overall average of 70 percent on six 12 U or M credits including English (ENG4U) and one math (MGA4U or MCB4U or MDM4U).

All other applicants should refer to section 4.5 of the Calendar for the requirements for their specific category of admission.

Degree requirements

To be eligible for the BCom (Hons) degree, students must successfully complete 120 credit hours, including all courses outlined below. Click on the individual course titles for course descriptions.

Year 1 - Semester 1
(15 credit hours)
Year 1 - Semester 2
(15 credit hours)
Year 2 - Semester 1
(15 credit hours)
Year 2 - Semester 2
(15 credit hours)
Year 3 - Semester 1
(15 credit hours)
Year 3 - Semester 2
(15 credit hours)
Year 4 - Semester 1
(15 credit hours)
Year 4 - Semester 2
(15 credit hours)

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