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Commerce

Collaborative Program of the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Rotman School of Management


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Introduction

The U of T commerce program selects from among the best and brightest students and provides them with an education that is unparalleled in the country. The commerce program partners a leading graduate business school, the Rotman School of Management, with Canada’s top undergraduate economics department. All of this in the context of Canada’s foremost research university, located in the heart of the business community just minutes away from Bay Street and steps from Queen’s Park.

The commerce programs combine economics and the various sub-disciplines of business and government management enabling students to develop analytical skills and gain a knowledge of institutions. This background is useful for solving problems and making decisions in business and government environments.

Commerce students have the opportunity to participate in an international exchange program during 3rd year. This is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their university experience through living and studying in a new and different environment. Exchange programs give commerce students the valuable international experience necessary in today’s global marketplace.
Commerce graduates frequently become economists, accountants, actuaries, financial analysts, marketing analysts, managers of firms and government, or proprietors of small businesses. Some commerce students elect to undertake post-graduate studies in the form of further university education: law schools and MBA programs have been particularly favoured destinations of recent graduates.

Assistant Director: L. MacTavish, 105 St. George Street, Room 111 (416-978-3339)
Enquiries: 105 St. George Street, Room 111 (416-978-3339)
E-mail: commerce.info@utoronto.ca

Commerce Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) Degree Requirements

To qualify for a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a student must:

(a) Complete twenty full-course equivalents, including no more than six 100-series courses;

(b) Complete the Commerce and Finance Program (see below);

(c) Complete the Faculty Distribution Requirement for B.Com. students (see below);

(d) Complete five full course equivalents from disciplines outside of Management (MGT) and Economics (ECO); and Commerce (COM); (courses taken to fulfill (b) and (c) may be also counted towards meeting this requirement; see also III.3 in Commerce and Finance Program below).

(e) Obtain standing (i.e., complete with a grade of 50% or more) in at least six 300- or 400-series courses, including at least one 400-series course.

(f) Achieve a cumulative GPA of 1.85 or more by the time of graduation.

Graduation

Students who expect to graduate at the end of a given session must use the Student Web Service or notify their College Registrars in writing to make their degree requests by the dates specified in the Calendar. Prospective graduands should receive the following documents from the University:

1. a Program of Study Assessment form (late April/late August) from the program sponsor;

2. a letter from the Office of Convocation providing details of the convocation ceremony (late March/mid-October);

3. a Statement of Results (or letter for non-registered students) from the Office of the Faculty Registrar confirming degree eligibility (early June/early September).

Faculty Distribution Requirement for B.Com. Students

As part of the degree requirements for the B.Com., STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ONE FULL COURSE EQUIVALENT IN EACH OF THE HUMANITIES, THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND THE SCIENCES AREAS as defined below:

1. ONE full course equivalent must be from the Humanities (see Page 22).

2. ONE full course equivalent must be from the Social Sciences (MGT courses may be used to meet this requirement with the exception of MGT 120H1, 121H1 and COM 110H1, which have NO Distribution Requirement status; see Page 22).

3. ONE full course equivalent must be from the Sciences (see Page 22), with the following exceptions:
All 100-series courses in CSC, MAT, STA; STA 250H1, 255H1, 257H1, 352Y1.

4. NOTE: transfer students from Erindale or Scarborough must meet the St. George Distribution Requirement.

Commerce Programs

Notes

  • Tuition fees for students enroling in the Commerce programs from 2001 onwards will be higher than for other Arts and Science programs.
  • MAT 133Y1/(123H1, 124H1) are courses which satisfy the minimum Program requirements. Students who are likely to enrol in 200+ series MAT courses are advised to take MAT 137Y1 instead, noting that MAT 137Y1 is a theoretically oriented course for Specialists in Mathematics and mathematically based disciplines such as Actuarial Science.
  • Enrolment in the Commerce and Finance Program is limited. The majority of spaces each year will be reserved for students admitted to first-year studies in Commerce.
    • A limited number of places will be available for other Arts and Science students not admitted to first year Commerce. These students normally apply for admission in April of their first year; and they must meet the following admission requirements:

      Complete MGT 120H and ECO 100Y, each with a mark of at least 63% *
      Complete one of MAT 133Y/135Y/136Y/137Y/(123H, 124H)/(125H, 126H), with a mark of at least 50%
      Complete a minimum of 4.0 credits
      Obtain an average on first attempt in MGT 120H, ECO 100Y and MAT 133Y (or equivalent) of at least B-, whether the courses were taken at U of T or awarded as transfer credits
      Obtain a CGPA to be determined each year

Commerce and Finance (B.Com)

Specialist program: (14 to 15 full courses or their equivalent out of 20 courses, for a B.Com.)

First Year:
1. COM 110H1; MGT 120H1; ECO 100Y1
2. MAT 133Y1/(123H1, 124H1)/135Y1/137Y1/157Y1
3. Students are encouraged to take one course towards the Distribution Requirement (above) in First Year

Higher Years:

I: Additional MGT Component (5.0 full courses or their equivalent)
1. MGT 220H1, 223H1, 337Y1
2. 1.0 courses from: MGT 252H1, 262H1, 353H1, 363H1, 371H1, 374H1, 393H1
3. One 400-series MGT full-course equivalent
4. One additional 200+ series MGT course
5. No more than 15 COM, MGT and ECO courses may be taken for degree credit. STA 250H1, 255H1, 257H1, 261H1 count as ECO courses.

II: Additional Economics Component (5 full courses or their equivalent)
1. ECO 200Y1/206Y1
2. ECO 208Y1/209Y1
3. ECO 220Y1/227Y1/STA(250H1, 255H1)/(257H1, 261H1)
4. Two 300+ series ECO full course equivalents, no more than one of which may be a course in Economic History (see III.2 below).

III: Writing Component (2 full courses* or their equivalent)
Two full course equivalents in English from the following groups of which a maximum of 1.0 courses may be from Group B:

Group A:
ANT 100Y1, 204Y1; CLA (except 201H1); EAS 270Y1, 352Y1; ENG; FAH; FCS; GGR 240Y1; HIS; HPS; HUM; INI 204Y1, 235Y1, 300Y1, 311Y1 and all INI “Cinema Studies”; JMC 201Y1; LIN; NEW; NMC 185Y1, 278Y1; PHL (except 245H1, 246H1, 247H1, 344H1, 345H1, 346H1); POL (except 242Y1); RLG; SMC; SOC; TRN 200Y1; UNI; VIC; WLD

Group B:
ECO 201Y1/302H1/303Y1/306Y1/321Y1/ 342Y1/429Y1/435H1/ 452H1/457Y1. If one ECO 300+ series course is taken, then only one additional ECO full course equivalent need be taken under II.4 above.

* The course(s) taken from III Group A may also count towards the Faculty Distribution Requirement above.

Economics (Commerce and Finance) (B.Com.)

This Program may only be taken conjointly with the Specialist Program in Commerce and Finance (above). Students must be accepted in the Commerce and Finance (B.Com.) Program in order to complete the Economics (B.Com.) Program.

Note
Enrolment in this Program is limited to students with 70% in ECO 100Y1 and (63% in MAT 133Y1 or 55% in MAT 137Y1) AND a C in MGT 120H1 AND a minimum cumulative GPA.
Specialist program:
(15.5-16 courses in a program of 20 full courses or their equivalent)

First Year:
COM 110H1; ECO 100Y1; MAT 133Y1/135Y1/137Y1/157Y1; MGT 120H1

Higher Years:

I: Additional MGT Requirements (5.5 full courses or their equivalent):
1. MGT 220H1, 223H1, 337Y1
2. 1.0 courses from: MGT 252H1, 262H1, 353H1, 363H1, 371H1, 374H1, 393H1
3. One 400-series MGT full course equivalent
4. One additional 200+ series MGT course
5. No more than 15 COM, MGT and ECO courses may be taken for degree credit. STA 250H1, 255H1, 257H1, 261H1 count as ECO courses.

II: Additional ECO Requirements (6.5 full courses or their equivalent):
1. ECO 206Y1, 208Y1, 227Y1/STA (257H1, 261H1)
2. ECO 327Y1
3. One Economic History course from: ECO 302H1/303Y1/306Y1/321Y1/342Y1/429Y1/435H1/452H1/ 457Y1
4. ECO 325H1, 326H1 plus one-half additional ECO course at the 300+ level

III: Writing Component (1 full course or equivalent):

One full course equivalent in English from 1. below; this course may also count toward the Faculty Distribution Requirement (above):
ANT 100Y1, 204Y1; CLA (except 201H1); EAS 270Y1, 352Y1; ENG; FAH; FCS; GGR 240Y1; HIS; HPS; HUM; INI 204Y1, 235Y1, 300Y1, 311Y1 and all INI “Cinema Studies”; JMC 201Y1; LIN; NEW; NMC 185Y1, 278Y1; PHL (except 245H1, 246H1, 247H1, 344H1, 345H1, 346H1); POL (except 242Y1); RLG; SMC; SOC; TRN 200Y1; UNI; VIC; WLD

Commerce (Arts program)

Students taking this program follow the degree requirements for the Honours Bachelor of Arts (see page 20).

Major program: (7.5 full courses or their equivalent)

First Year:
1. COM 110H1, MGT 120H1
2. ECO 100Y1
3.MAT 133Y1/(123H1, 124H1)/135Y1/137Y1/139Y1/157Y1

Higher Years:
1. ECO 220Y1/227Y1/STA(250H1, 255H1)/(257H1, 261H1)
2. MGT 220H1, 223H1, 331Y1/337Y1, 252H1
3. One full course or equivalent from MGT330H1, 363H1, 371H1, 374H1, 393H1, or any 400-level MGT course

 


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