Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Business Administration (2012/2013)
4.3 Commerce Concentrations

Students completing the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree may choose to complete their Business electives in a number of different areas or to concentrate in one of the areas outlined below. In either case, students must complete at least 21 credit hours but no more than 36 credit hours in BUSI electives which must be chosen from Table 4 Business Electives. A concentration provides the student with the opportunity of broadening knowledge and understanding of one of the following areas. Particular attention should be paid to necessary prerequisites when scheduling courses. Students enrolled in Study Abroad programs should consult with the appropriate Faculty of Business Administration Area Group Coordinator regarding the applicability of courses taken while studying abroad to their chosen concentration.

4.3.1 Accounting

Students electing an Accounting concentration should complete the following courses:

  1. BUSI 3101, BUSI 5160, BUSI 5500, BUSI 6100, BUSI 6110, BUSI 6120, BUSI 6130, BUSI 7120; and

  2. either BUSI 7110 or BUSI 7160. Normally students pursuing a C.M.A. designation would complete BUSI 7160.

    Students intending to pursue the C.A., C.M.A., or C.G.A. designations in general should consult the appropriate body to determine the courses required.

4.3.2 Finance

Students electing a Finance concentration should complete the following courses:

  1. BUSI 5500, BUSI 6120, BUSI 6510, BUSI 6550, BUSI 7500, and BUSI 7510; and

  2. any three of the following courses: Mathematics 2090, Economics 3000, Economics 3010, Economics 3030, Economics 3150, Economics 4025, Economics 4026, BUSI 5530, BUSI 6100, BUSI 6110, or BUSI 7150.

4.3.3 Human Resources and Labour Relations

Students electing the Human Resources and Labour Relations concentration should complete the following courses:

  1. BUSI 6310, BUSI 6320, BUSI 7310, BUSI 7322; and

  2. any four of the following: BUSI 6301, BUSI 6311, BUSI 6312, BUSI 6330, BUSI 7315, BUSI 7320, BUSI 7321, BUSI 7330, or Economics 3360.

4.3.4 Information Systems

Students electing an Information Systems concentration should complete the following courses:

  1. Six of BUSI 5700, BUSI 5701, BUSI 5702, BUSI 5703, BUSI 6700, BUSI 6701, BUSI 7700, and BUSI 7701; and

    1. either Geography 2195, Geography 3260, and one of Geography 3202, Geography 4202, Geography 4261

    2. or three of the following: Computer Science 1710, Computer Science 2500, Computer Science 2710, Computer Science 2760, Computer Science 3710, Computer Science 3715, Computer Science 4761, Computer Science 4767.

4.3.5 International Business

Students electing an International Business concentration should complete the following eight courses, of which at least five should be from the Faculty of Business Administration:

  1. BUSI 5302, Political Science 2200 and either BUSI 6550 or Economics 3030; and

  2. any five of the following: BUSI 6040, BUSI 6311, BUSI 6330, BUSI 6550, BUSI 7005, BUSI 7240 and other courses with global or regional business content selected in consultation with the Coordinator of the i.B.B.A. program. These may include courses taken as part of an approved Study Abroad program (up to a maximum of 9 credit hours).

4.3.6 Marketing

Students electing a Marketing concentration should complete the following courses:

  1. BUSI 3210, BUSI 5220, and BUSI 7230; and

  2. any three of the following: BUSI 5210, BUSI 5217, BUSI 6217, BUSI 6218, BUSI 6230, BUSI 6241, BUSI 6250, BUSI 7240, or BUSI 7250.

4.3.7 Operational Research

Students electing a Operational Research concentration should complete the following eight courses:

  1. any four of: Computer Science 1710, Computer Science 2710, Mathematics 1001, Mathematics 2050, and any Business Information Systems course (or courses) at the 5000 level or above.

4.3.8 Small Business/Entrepreneurship

Students electing a Small Business/Entrepreneurship concentration should complete the following courses:

  1. BUSI 5220, BUSI 5600, BUSI 6605, BUSI 7010, BUSI 7600, and BUSI 7610; and

  2. any three of the following: BUSI 6120, the former BUSI 6220, BUSI 6250, BUSI 6312, BUSI 6610, BUSI 7230,or BUSI 7240.

4.3.9 Supply Chain Management

Students electing a Supply Chain Management concentration should complete the following courses:

BUSI 5401, BUSI 5402, BUSI 6410, BUSI 6415, BUSI 7410, and BUSI 7415.