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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

Class of 2025

The following curriculum is effective September 2021, beginning with the Class of 2025.

Year One

  • Intro to Commerce
  • Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Intro to Management Accounting
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Intro to Mathematical Analysis for Management (Calculus)
  • Managerial Statistics
  • Principles of Economics for Business
  • Managerial Economics
  • Electives: Non-Commerce (6.0 units)

Year Two

  • Intro to Finance
  • Finance II
  • Intro to Marketing
  • Marketing II
  • Business Decision Models I
  • Intro to International Business
  • Intro to Human Resources Management
  • Intro to Digital Business and Technologies
  • Electives: Non-Commerce (6.0 units)
  • Flex Elective: Commerce or Non-Commerce (3.0 units)

Years Three and Four

  • Business for Good: An Introduction to Impact-Driven Leadership (year 3)
  • Operations Management (year 3)
  • Business and Corporate Strategy (year 4)
  • Non-Commerce Electives: 12.0 units
  • Commerce Electives: 30.0 units
  • Flex Electives: Commerce or Non-Commerce: 9.0 units

Class of 2024 and Earlier

Students beginning the program prior to September 2021, view your .

Year One

Fall
  • Microeconomics
  • Business Management
  • Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Managing Work and Teams
  • Intro to Mathematical Analysis for Management (Calculus)
Winter
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Communications
  • Management Accounting
  • Intro to Marketing
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Managerial Statistics

Year Two

Fall
  • Intro to Finance
  • Business Decision Models I
  • Intro to International Business
  • Intro to Human Resource Management
  • Non-Commerce Electives: 3.0 units
Winter
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Finance II
  • Marketing II
  • Managerial Economics
  • Intro to Digital Business and Technologies
  • Non-Commerce Electives: 3.0 units

Years Three and Four

  • Operations Management (year 3)
  • Business and Corporate Strategy (year 4)
  • Commerce Electives: 24.0 units
  • Non-Commerce Electives: 18.0 units
  • Commerce or Non-Commerce Electives: 12.0 units