2006-2007 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

The University of Guelph offers an eight semester (20.00 credits) honours program leading to a Bachelor of Commerce degree (B.Comm.). The normal course load is 2.50 credits per semester for a full-time student. The program is of an interdisciplinary nature and designed to give students a sound professional management education with a focus on specific industry sectors or management functions which prepare the graduates for positions of responsibility in particular areas of management and business.

Given the professional and applied nature of the program, there are no double majors or minors associated with the degree. Elective options enable students to select courses which support or complement their primary field of study.

Students begin studying in one of the following eight specialized management majors during the first semester:

Agricultural Business*

Hotel and Food Administration*

Human Resources Management

Management Economics in Industry and Finance*

Marketing Management*

Public Management*

Real Estate and Housing*

Tourism Management

Co-operative Education is available in the majors denoted by an asterisk (*).

In addition to specializing in a major area of study, a B.Comm. core ensures that each major also provides a comprehensive commerce education to all students in the program. Common core elements spanning each of the majors includes:

  • Accounting (1.00 credits)

    Economics (1.00 credits)

  • Finance (1.00 credits)

    Information Management (0.50 credits)

    Marketing (0.50 credits)

    Statistics (0.50 credits)

    Operations Management (0.50 credits)

    Strategy/Business Policy (0.50 credits)

    Organizational Behaviour (0.50 credits)

    Law (0.50 credits)

    Liberal Education Requirement (1.50 credits)*

    * (see advisory note)