General Commerce

Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)

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What you will learn in this program

Business scholars asks questions such as: What differentiates a product from its competition? How do you create a strategic plan? What is the unique value proposition?

A General Commerce concentration will allow you to select concentration courses that best match your personal interests and intended career path. Whether you're interested in launching a venture locally, or taking on a global career opportunity, we'll help you build the connections and skills to succeed. You'll complete formal presentations, group projects and various case studies during the course of your degree. 

Career opportunities

​As a graduate of the General Commerce program, you'll be prepared for global career opportunities in the areas of entrepreneurship, management, sales, and more. A degree in commerce can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Courses you'll take:

Introduction to Business Analytics, Introduction to Business Skills, Introduction to Statistics I, Principles of Macroeconomics, ​Principles of Microeconomics

Admission requirements and information

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See requirements on the Office of the Registrar site.

Important dates and deadlines

Program Highlights

Program enhancements

Collaborative team work - Interact with your peers while learning to collaborate on projects.

Work experience

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Hands-on opportunities

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Program enhancements

Mentorship opportunities - A formal or informal relationship where you connect with, and learn from, an established professional.

Being a general business studies undergrad gave me the flexibility to explore and pursue my interests in a variety of disciplines. Besides the core business curriculum, I was able to take courses in sustainability, energy development, leadership, indigenous studies, international business, business law and human resources arbitration. All have been invaluable in my career. Some of the more memorable experiences were doing the Haskayne Wilderness Retreat, a mock HR arbitration, and meeting peers from all majors at the Haskayne School of Business. Participation in the co-op program with Shaw and Shell Canada was fantastic and set up my early career success.

​Emma G., BComm'12

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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Join our community in fall 2019

We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2019 starting on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. You'll be able to submit an application until Friday, March 1, 2019. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.

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Faculty Information

Haskayne School of Business
Scurfield Hall, Room 343
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4