Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm)

Welcome to the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, Bachelor of Commerce Program! We are excited to welcome you to the University of Guelph. All first-year B.Comm students will be invited to attend a Degree Program Event in early September; we will email you in August with additional details.


Picking your courses for Semester 1 (Fall 2024):

Before beginning the course selection process, please review the Information for First-Year B.Comm Students site. Use this webpage, along with this guide to assist you with the course selection process.

As a B.Comm student in Semester 1, you will take four courses worth a total of 2.50 credits. Note that MGMT*1000 Introduction to Business, is a double-weight course which is worth two courses or 1.00 credits. This course is offered in the Fall Semester only (Sept-Dec) and must be taken by all B.Comm students in their first semester. As this is a double-weight course, the academic workload will be the same as two regular courses.

Your required courses for Semester 1 are listed here by major. Course descriptions are available in the Undergraduate Calendar. You are only choosing courses for the Fall Semester at this time. Winter Semester course selection will take place in October 2024.


Advising Notes:

  • Review the Schedule of Studies (the order in which you are advised to take courses). Go to the B.Comm degree program section of the 2024-2025 Undergraduate Calendar and click on your major. Here you will find your degree laid out by semester, with listings of courses that are required throughout your studies. Note that this page also lists minors, so be sure that you are reviewing the courses for your major.
  • We are anticipating a larger than normal incoming class this fall so it is strongly recommended that you select your courses as soon as Course Selection windows open because popular course sections fill up quickly! Some courses, like MGMT*1000, add additional spaces throughout the course selection period so be sure to check WebAdvisor daily to see if new spaces have been added.
  • Should you find that all sections of a required course are full, you will need to directly contact the academic department that is offering the course. A list of Departmental Contacts can be found at Information for First-Year B.Comm Students. We encourage you to contact them as soon as possible. 
  • You will use WebAdvisor to pick your courses. Detailed instructions on using WebAdvisor are available in the WebAdvisor Tutorial.
  • Create your own class schedule by selecting lecture and seminar sections that fit together without conflicts (class times cannot overlap).
  • For information about the Co-operative Education program, including requirements for students enrolled in Co-op and what to do if you're interested in applying for the program, visit the Co-operative Education page.

Course Selection Tips:

  • Select required courses with the fewest lecture/seminar sections first and then build the rest of your schedule around these courses.
  • Choosing an elective: This can be any first-year course that you find interesting provided you fulfil the required prerequisites and restrictions. Note that some electives are very popular, so spots fill quickly. We suggest that you have some alternate courses in mind. For additional tips on choosing an elective, and understanding course restrictions, please visit the Elective Courses website.
  • Distance Education (called DE) courses are an alternate way to take courses without having to meet for regularly scheduled classes. DE courses are completed exclusively online; there are no class meetings. You can identify DE courses in WebAdvisor as they have a section number of “DE01” under the "Section Name and Title" column.

For additional information and advising please contact:

B.Comm Program Counselling Office
Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics
Macdonald Hall, Room 106
(519) 824-4120 ext. 56757 (Hint: If we cannot get to your call, be sure to leave us a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible)