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Changes to Haskayne School of Business BComm program

UToday HomeMarch 13, 2013

High school students entering the Haskayne School of Business in the fall of 2013 will be the first cohort to experience the program changes.High school students entering the Haskayne School of Business in the fall of 2013 will be the first cohort to experience the program changes.The University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business is making program changes to its flagship Bachelor of Commerce degree program.

The changes, coming after a full-scale review of the program, align the existing program to the school’s new strategic focus on ethical leadership, entrepreneurship and energy.

Program details will be finalized over the next few months. Changes include three new required courses to introduce business skills, business analytics and financial accounting in the first year. These courses will replace the existing Business and the Environment (BSEN) 291 course, which will be offered for the last time in Spring 2013.

For incoming high school students entering in Fall 2013, this means they will be the first cohort with the opportunity to experience the revised program. As they move through the program, new requirements and senior core courses will be phased in until the revised program is fully implemented.

Included in the changes is the chance for earlier admission into the program for prospective change-of-program or transfer students. For Fall 2013 and Fall 2014, as a transition to second-year admission takes place, applicants will be evaluated under one of two sets of pre-commerce requirements. The benefit for applicants is that their qualifications will be assessed in the application pool that best advantages them.

"The enhancements we are making to our undergraduate education will fulfill the foundational commitment of the University of Calgary’s Eyes High vision: a sharper focus on research and scholarship, enriched quality and breadth of learning, and closer integration with our community." says Jim Dewald, interim dean of the Haskayne School of Business.

Haskayne advisors are available to answer any questions related to the program changes and can be reached by phone at 403-220-6593 or by email:undergraduate@haskayne.ucalgary.ca Details are available at haskayne.ucalgary.ca/programs/bcomm/haskayne-program-changes

 

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