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.

In their first semester, students may be admitted to either one of eight specialized majors or the undeclared (unspecialized) major. Students in the unspecialized first year, must declare a specialized major in semester two in order to gain access to required courses in semester three.

Bachelor of Commerce Majors

Undeclared (only available in semesters one and two)


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)

University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1