Faculty of Business Administration



1. Students will be admitted to the Bachelor of Commerce degree programme only after the successful completion of the requirements listed in Clauses 1 and 2 of the Regulations for the Diploma in Business Administration. Please refer to the Diploma Regulations which immediately precede these regulations.

2. Graduates of a three-year community college business diploma programme may be considered for admission directly into the Bachelor of Commerce degree programme. The admission requirements of the Diploma in Business Administration with respect to work experience outlined in clause 1) b will apply. Applicants should note that admission is competitive and limited and is based on overall academic performance. To be eligible for the General Degree of Bachelor of Commerce such students will be required to complete a minimum of forty-five credit hours from diploma and degree courses beyond those used towards their college diploma. Specific course requirements will be determined on an individual basis at the time of admission.

3. Notwithstanding Clause 1 above, the Admissions Committee of the Faculty of Business Administration may admit students who fail to meet the admission requirements. A decision of this nature will be made for reasons acceptable to the Admissions Committee, and in the case of the student thought likely to succeed in future terms.


1) A candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce shall successfully complete a minimum of sixty credit hours in addition to the sixty credit hours required for the Diploma in Business Administration. The sixty credit hours shall comprise:

- The remaining four courses from the following list which were not completed for the Diploma in Business Administration: Business 2000, 2101, 2201, 3320, 3401, 3700, 4320, and 4401;
- Business 5301, Business 7000*, and Economics 3150;
- Thirty credit hours in Business electives, including non-Business courses prescribed for a concentration;
- Nine credit hours in non-Business electives, at least six credit hours of which must be chosen from courses in the faculties of Arts and/or Science.

*Students are encouraged to note the prerequisites for 7000 (Organizational Strategy) and to plan their courses so that they have completed the prerequisites prior to the semester in which they plan to take 7000.

An overall average of at least 60% must be achieved in the twenty courses listed above. A student failing to meet this requirement will be required to repeat a course(s) to raise the overall average to the minimum acceptable level.

2) All candidates, as an academic requirement of the degree, must successfully complete an approved research paper or a comprehensive case analysis with report (Business 750W). This requirement is in addition to the comprehensive case analysis report (Business 450W) required for the Diploma in Business Administration.

3) The requirements for a specific course(s) may be waived by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies for students who apply for exemption from the course(s) in question. However, such exemptions may not be used to reduce the number of credit hours required for the Degree.

NOTE: Students should also refer to the General Regulations of the University.


1) The Faculty Council of the Faculty of Business Administration constitutes the examining body for all examinations in Business courses. In addition, the standing of every student will be assessed by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies in accordance with the continuation requirements outlined in paragraph (2) below.

2) Students must qualify for continuation after each term of study. For continuation, students must have an overall average of 60% over their last ten courses taken. In the event that a student has more courses than needed in the earliest term used, the courses with the highest grades in that term will be used.

3) Students who fail to achieve the standards outlined in paragraph (2) above normally will be required to withdraw from the programme. They may be considered for re-admission after a lapse of two semesters. In order to be considered for re-admission, students must formally apply for re-admission.

4) Students who are required to withdraw a second time are not eligible for re-admission into their programme.

5) The Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty of Business Administration may allow a student to continue who fails to achieve the standards outlined in paragraph (2) above. A decision of this nature will be made only for reasons acceptable to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies.


All of the regulations above are subject to appeal. Appeals must be made in writing to the Chairperson, Committee on Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Business Administration and must clearly outline the grounds for the appeal.

Last modified on May 10, 2001 by MaryJane Puxley

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