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 nine specialized majors or the undeclared major. Students in the undeclared first year, must declare a specialized major by mid-February 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)

Accounting *

Food and Agricultural Business*

Hotel and Food Administration*

Leadership and Organizational Management

Management Economics 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, the B.Comm. core ensures that each major also provides a comprehensive commerce education to all students in the program.

The B.Comm. Core includes:

Year 1
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
MATH*1030 [0.50] Business Mathematics
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
MGMT*1000 [1.00] Introduction to Business
Year 2
ACCT*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting (maybe taken in Year 1)
ACCT*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
ECON*2560 [0.50] Theory of Finance
HROB*2100 [1.00] Managing People in Organizations
Year 3
MGMT*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
Year 4
MGMT*4000 [0.50] Strategic Management

Liberal Education Requirement

Other requirements are accommodated by specialized courses within the major or through specific courses chosen by the major from those available on campus.

The following core areas are covered through a choice of courses:

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