Curriculum

Smith Commerce is a four-year immersion in the study of business.

Years One and Two cover all core business areas — from accounting to human resource management to digital business and technologies. It’s the essential foundation for a career in management.

Years Three and Four offer a range of electives so you can focus on areas of interest.

The complete program consists of a total of 126 units, with a minimum of 24 and a maximum of 36 non-Commerce units.

students talking in Goodes Hall
Gavrilo Randjelovic

“The Commerce program gives students broad exposure to the modern business environment and also enables them to pursue specific academic and professional interests. The core courses in my first two years helped build a solid foundation for my career and future studies. In third year, I was astounded at the range of options for specialization. You can really study what you’re passionate about.”

Gavrilo Randjelovic, BCom'19

Four-Year Honours Degree

Year One

Required Commerce Courses

  • Business Management
  • Managing Work and Teams
  • Introduction to Mathematical Analysis for Management
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Managerial Statistics
  • Principles of Economics
  • Business Communications

Year Two

Required Commerce Courses

  • Introduction to Finance
  • Finance II
  • Marketing II
  • Business Decision Models I
  • Managerial Economics
  • Introduction to Human Resources Management
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Introduction to Digital Business and Technologies
  • Introduction to International Business

Non-Commerce Elective Courses
Typically 2 courses

Year Three

Required Commerce Course
Operations Management

Commerce Elective Courses
Typically 5-6 courses

Non-Commerce Elective Courses
Typically 3-4 courses

The vast majority of students choose to do their international exchange for one semester in third year.

Year Four

Required Commerce Course
Business and Corporate Strategy

Commerce Elective Courses
Typically 5-6 courses

Non-Commerce Elective Courses
Typically 3-4 courses