The Commerce programs combine economics and the various sub-disciplines of business and management enabling students to develop analytical skills and gain knowledge of institutions. This background is useful for solving problems and making decisions in business and government environments.
Commerce graduates frequently become professional accountants, economists, actuaries, financial analysts, marketing analysts, managers of firms and government, or proprietors of small businesses. Some commerce students choose to do post-graduate studies; law schools and MBA programs have been favoured by recent graduates.
The Specialist Program in Accounting allows students to complete the prerequisite studies for professional accounting qualifications within the BCom. The BCom has also been approved to participate in the CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program. There is also a Specialist Program in Marketing and Commerce.
Commerce is a deregulated fees program and, therefore, tuition fees for students enrolled in this program are higher than for other regulated fee programs. Fees are charged on a program and not a per course basis.
Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP)
The Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP) has been created exclusively for Commerce and BBA/Management students as a way to encourage skill development beginning in the second year through to final year. The information and skills gained through participation in this program will help students to:
- Strengthen technical and soft skills necessary for workplace success
- Increase awareness of marketability on the job market and confidence in abilities
- Effectively make the transition from school to the workplace
- Manage their career by navigating through the working world more effectively
By participating in the program, students will be officially recognized and rewarded for their co-curricular activities through a transcript notation. Students will need to earn a minimum of at least 46 PSDP skill points over the course of their academic program. Upon completion of this requirement, students can submit an application to the PSDP Advisory Committee for transcript notation consideration.