Program Structure

The BCOM program is structured to provide you with a solid academic business foundation, practical experience, and the ability to specialize in an area of your choice.

If you have specific questions about how to choose your major, understanding your degree requirements, or other topics related to our BCOM degree, the Academic Advising office can help.

Required courses

First-year courses introduce you to the basics of business, and help you build a strong foundation of essential skills.

Year 1

  • ACCT 2241 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • CISY 1225 Introduction to Computer Applications
  • ECON 1201 Principles of Economics: Micro
  • ECON 1202 Principles of Economics: Macro
  • MGMT 1281 Introduction to Business Management
  • MGSC 1205 Quantitative Methods I
  • MGSC 1206 Quantitative Methods II
  • Academic Literacy Requirement — Three (3) credit hours in a humanities elective
  • Six (6) credit hours in non-Commerce electives

Year 2

  • ACCT 2242 Introductory Managerial Accounting
  • CMLW 2201 Legal Aspects of Business - Part I
  • COMM 2293 Communications
  • FINA 2360 Business Finance I
  • MGSC 2207 Introductory Statistics
  • MGMT 2383 Micro Organizational Behaviour
  • MGMT 2384 Macro Organizational Behaviour
  • MKTG 2270 Introduction to Marketing
  • Three (3) credit hours in Economics electives
  • Three (3) credit hours in a non-Commerce elective

Year 3 and Year 4

  • FINA 3361 Business Finance II
  • MGMT 3480 Ethical Responsibilities of Organizations
  • MGMT 4489 Strategic Management
  • At least fifteen (15) credit hours in free electives

Business students, in consultation with the designated Department and/or Program Academic Advisor, must formally declare their major before the completion of sixty (60) credit hours. For full-time students, this normally means by the end of their second year.

Students can complete a major (or double-major) in the following areas:

Computing and Information Systems
General Business Studies
Global Business Management (cannot be used in a double major)
Honours Economics
Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Students in the Sobey School of Business are permitted to declare a minor in Entrepreneurship or a minor in a subject taught in the Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Science for those academic units which currently offer this program option. The specific requirements for minor programs are those set forth by the host academic unit.


Human Resource Management (Certificate)


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