The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) will provide you with broad foundation knowledge of contemporary business and its practices. Based in Vancouver, Canada, this ACBSP-accredited degree prepares you for a successful career in business or management, where you will contribute constructively to a global economy.

Why Bachelor of Commerce?

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of contemporary business practices across all areas of business management, providing you with an excellent foundation to launch your business career.
  • Learn to conduct business in a multicultural environment, spanning countless international borders and working cross-culturally in today’s global economy.
  • Use interdisciplinary approaches to solve problems and create new business opportunities.
  • Use critical thinking to analyze and interpret information to make informed decisions.

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Class profile

UCW is home to students from all over the world. This adds further value to the learning environment, allowing students to learn from each other’s experiences.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) provides you with a broad foundation of contemporary business knowledge and practices. Its courses are designed to provide a breadth of business perspective and skills, building your core skills in writing, research, and team performance.

Tier 1 University Foundation

Tier 1 courses are your entry into the BCom program. They establish the basic university skills of research and writing whilst introducing you to the knowledge needed for each program. The instructors of these courses know they are your entry point and work hard on all the basics to ensure you successfully complete your degree.

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Introduction to Business
  • Mass Media & Society
  • Science elective
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Academic Writing
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Foundation Mathematics

Electives

Tier 1 Bachelor of Commerce students must take one Science 100 elective.

Tier 2 Disciplinary Foundation

Our Tier 2 courses are more advanced than the level of study during Tier 1. Expect to find the standards more rigorous and work more intense. These courses are taken concurrently with your Tier 3 courses.

  • Business Environment
  • Information Systems for Managers
  • Communications Theory
  • Writing for Specific Audiences
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Statistics
  • Marketing Management

Electives

Tier 2 BCom students are also required to take THREE electives from the Tier 2 elective pool.

Tier 3 Disciplinary Applications

Tier 3 courses develop your core skills and understanding of business. Taught by instructors who are both experts in their fields and experienced professionals, you will acquire the knowledge necessary to make you an excellent practitioner in the world of commerce.

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Professional Communications
  • Finance
  • Research Methodology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management

Electives

Tier 3 BCom students are also required to take THREE electives from the Tier 3 and Tier 4 elective pool.

Tier 4 Integrative Applications

Tier 4 courses are the final step in your program. They provide the opportunity to integrate and refine your knowledge. You will complete your program alongside your GRES 400/401 research project. This final six credit course allows you to put your energies into a project of your choice that highlights the depth of your education.

  • Strategy and Decision Making
  • Business Capstone 1
  • Business Capstone 2

Electives

Tier 4 BCom students are also required to take SEVEN electives from the Tier 3 and Tier 4 elective pool, TWO of which must be 400 level management courses.

Experienced faculty

Our faculty are experienced in both education and industry – professionals who have excelled in their field – and who use this to your advantage. They will provide you with case studies, a context for your study, even stories about their time on the job – anything and everything that will give you a more complete understanding of the industry you wish to enter.

Our faculty are superb teachers who are able to nurture new talent by developing strong relationships with their students, and proficient in real-world applications.

They are more than teachers: they also have extensive first-hand experience in business and maintain strong ties to Canada’s leading companies in order to provide you with real-time insight.

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Student Services

At UCW, we pledge to support you every step of the way with student services staff who will answer any questions you may have. They’ll provide you with resume advice and even help you prepare for job interviews.

Through Student Services, students can access:

  • Writing and Numeracy Coaches
  • Academic Advising
  • Campus Information Sessions
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Student Life and Student Committee Events, such as: holiday parties, end of term socials, movie nights, and much more.

Entry Requirements

  • Canadian High School (Grade 12) diploma or equivalent with an overall average of C or better (2.0 on a 4.33 scale)

OR

  • Twenty-one (21) years of age or older and out of high school for at least two years, and
  • Documented success through academic, professional or volunteer activities

AND

  • Academic IELTS - 6.5 or better with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing band, or equivalent (for students whose first language is not English).

Duration and fees

Start dates: Fall (October), Winter (January), Spring (April), Summer (July)

Duration: Four years

Fees:

Winter, Spring, Summer 2019

  • $27,840* (Domestic)
  • $69,600 (International)
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Program taught in:
English

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