School of Administrative Studies

282 Atkinson Building
Tel.: 416-736-5210
Fax: 416-736-5963
Program Description:

The Bachelor of Commerce program was formerly known as the Bachelor of Administrative Studies. It is a change in name only, one which we made at the request of our alumni, who were proud of their highly respected degree and its rigorous standards, but wanted a more commonly understood degree name: Bachelor of Commerce.
The Bachelor of Commerce program in the School of Administrative Studies is one of the largest, and most in-demand undergraduate business degree programs in Canada. We offer a 90-credit Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), a 120-credit Specialized Honours BCom and a BCom Specialized Honours in Information Technology. Our BCom Specialized Honours allows students to specialize in one of the following areas:
  • Accounting  Gain specialized knowledge in managerial accounting, income taxation, finance, auditing and analysis in addition to general business and management practices. The program prepares students for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
  • Business Research  Learn survey design, data collection and interpretation, quantitative measurement, market and decision analysis and information systems design. 
  • Finance  Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work toward two major designations with the finance field: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner(CFP). 
  • Human Resource Management  Develop knowledge of workplace productivity, safety and equity legislation, labour management relations, hiring, compensation and retention issues. 
  • Information Technology (BCom ITEC)  Integrate and combine information management and business. Students can specialize in one of three streams: Business Systems Analysis, E-Commerce Development or Information technology Auditing & Assurance. 
  • Management  Gain a solid foundation in marketing, human resources management, finance and strategic planning.
  • Management Science  Address the unique and complex issues organizations face in their short-term and long-term strategic planning. 
  • Marketing  Gain practical knowledge in all aspects of the field, including product management, advertising and communications, market research and consumer behaviour.

Degrees Offered

Commerce (BCom) Degree Requirements
  • Specialized Honours BCom: 120 Credits

Program Streams:
Business Research
Human Resources Management
Information Technology (BCom ITEC)
Management Science

  • BCom: 90 Credits

This 90-credit program provides a comprehensive review of business disciplines, as well as general management practices in the Canadian business context.

Course Listing

Course Listings Timetables Summer 2017
Course Listings Timetables Fall/Winter 2017-2018