Approved official program description for Bachelor of Commerce Program (BCom)

Bachelor of Commerce Program (BCom)

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria

Bachelor of Commerce Program (BCom)

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria

Bachelor of Commerce Program (BCom)

The Bachelor of Commerce program is delivered in a 2 + 2 format. Students complete two years of pre-commerce and other elective courses during their first two years at UVic. Their final two years are spent immersed in business courses within the Gustavson School of Business. Students complete core business curriculum in year three and develop expertise in an area of specialization (International Business, Entrepreneurship, Service Management) in year four. Studies are interspersed with three co-op work terms and students can choose to spend a term on exchange in a non-English speaking country.

BCom Program Specializations


Gustavson Business is a unique learning environment designed to prepare you for business success in the real world. You will learn to think critically, use leading-edge business technologies and build an international business network.

Our program goes well beyond the classroom—with the largest international exchange program in Canada. In partnership with approximately 70 well-respected universities around the world, we'll provide you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture while you study. Our co-operative education program lets you gain real, paid work experience with companies both in Canada and in countries like Korea, China, Germany or Mexico.

In addition to this "international experience" you can choose to specialize in one of our high demand areas: entrepreneurship, international business, service management, or a non-specialized option that lets you mix and match from the strengths of the other areas.

Take the time to browse our website and learn more about the exciting programs and people here at Gustavson Business.

The BCom Career Advantage


UVic Business has developed a unique program structure that brings the real world of business right into the learning environment. Our cohort structure enables you to experience the reality of real-world working environments, learn the value of teamwork and build relationships with classmates. Our innovative learning tools such as case competitions, the Innovation Project™ and management simulations are designed to keep the classrooms exciting and ensure that you graduate with the knowledge and experience necessary to become a leader of your generation!

In order to ensure that you graduate as a creative manager with the ability to respond to the changing dynamics of today’s business world, UVic Business has re-invented the traditional business curriculum and developed three unique fields of specialization: international business, hospitality and services management and entrepreneurship. We are the only business school that teaches all specializations in an “integrative” manner with collaborative/team based instruction in an “immersion” style environment. 

UVic Business is also the only business program in Canada that has a mandatory co-op mandate for all undergraduates. Our universal co-op program allows you to (1) gain work experience, and (2) apply the knowledge that you have learned in the classroom to a real-life setting, in Canada or internationally.

Graduates from the BCom program have a real edge over graduates of other colleges and universities.




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EFMD Equis Accredited
Campus based
Duration 4 years
Part time No
Full time Yes
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Place Canada, Victoria
Start date January 2015, September 2014
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