Bachelor of commerce

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Campuses: St. John's; Online Faculty: Business Administration
Length: Four years
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Memorial’s bachelor of commerce (B.Comm.) is ideal for students seeking flexibility. It allows students to develop the expertise required for a career in business while customizing the pace and location of their studies. 

  • 40 courses (120 credit hours)
  • Part-time and full-time study options
  • Courses may be taken on campus, online or through a combination of both
  • Common first year (Business One) for all undergraduates
  • Professional development
  • Experiential learning opportunities
  • Study abroad options
Mandatory professional development

Students are required to complete three non-credit, professional development seminars. These seminars, delivered in partnership with the Gardiner Centre, complement academic programming and help prepare students to succeed in the workforce. Areas of learning will include career development, job search, professionalism and individual skill development.

Admission requirements
Entry to Business One

Intake:
Fall, winter or spring semesters
Application deadline:
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:
 - March 1 for fall admission
 - October 1 for winter admission
 - February 1 for spring admission

New Memorial students

You may apply for admission into Business One directly from high school. To apply, indicate the Faculty of Business Administration as your faculty and Business One as your program of study in the appropriate place on the university application for admission. Direct entry into the faculty from high school is subject to meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University and admissibility into Mathematics 1000, 1005, 1090 or 109A/B.

Upon completion of Business One, you will apply for admission into the B.Comm. program. See Admission to B.Comm. below.

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Current Memorial students

If you are a current Memorial University student you must declare Business One by emailing the Office of the Registrar.

Upon completion of Business One, you will apply for admission into the B.Comm. program. See Admission to B.Comm. below.

Transfer students 

If you are a transfer applicant, you can select Business One when you apply for admission. To apply, indicate the Faculty of Business Administration as your faculty and Business One as your program of study in the appropriate place on the university application for admission.

If you have already submitted your application for admission, you can contact the Office of the Registrar and ask to have Business One added to your application.

Upon completion of , you will apply for admission into the B.Comm. program. See Admission to B.Comm. below.

Admission to B.Comm.

Intake:
Fall, winter or spring semesters
(first intake will be the fall 2023 semester)
Application deadline:
 - March 1 for fall admission
 - October 1 for winter admission
 - February 1 for spring admission

Upon completion of the Business One courses, you must apply for admission into the B.Comm. program. To be eligible for admission to the B.Comm. program, you must complete the following 30 credit hours (10 courses) in  with an overall average of at least 65% on these 10 courses:

  • BUSI 1000: Introduction to Business in Society
  • ECON 1010: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 1020: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • MATH 1000: Calculus I or MATH 1005: Calculus for Business
  • Six credit hours in English, three credit hours of which may be replaced by any critical reading and writing (CRW) course at Memorial
  • 12 additional credit hours in non-business electives

In addition to the 65% overall average in Business One courses, you must have a cumulative average of at least 60% to meet admission requirements. Admission into the B.Comm. program is competitive and limited.

Details on how to apply for the B.Comm. will be available in early 2023. Interested students should meet with an academic advisor within the Faculty of Business Administration.

Transfer applicants must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours (five courses) at Memorial University prior to admission into the B.Comm. program.

Sample first year

Wondering what courses you would take in your first year? Check out the Business One program.

Sample courses

BUSI 1000 - Introduction to Business in Society
BUSI 2220 - Personal and Business Branding with Social Media
BUSI 3310 - Organizational Behaviour

We recommended that you connect with the faculty's Academic Programs Office for academic advising early in your program.