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University of Calgary Calendar 2021-2022 Haskayne School of Business 4. Program Details 4.1 Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) 4.1.4 BComm Graduation Requirements 4.1.4.1 Concentrations
4.1.4.1 Concentrations

The concentration program must be approved by the business school. Certain courses in a concentration may be compulsory. Information on concentrations is available from the office of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs).

Bachelor of Commerce Concentrations consist of 18 units and are available in the areas of:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Process Management (Suspended)
  • Business Technology Management
  • Energy Management (Suspended)
  • Energy and Professional Land Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • General (Suspended)
  • International Business Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Real Estate Studies
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Risk Management: Insurance and Finance
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tourism Management and Marketing (Suspended)
Bachelor of Commerce Concentration Requirements

In order to pursue any concentration in the Bachelor of Commerce program, students must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in the required core course(s) which is (are) prerequisite(s) for that concentration: Accounting 217 and 323; Business Technology Management 317; Energy Management 301 and 403; Entrepreneurship and Innovation 317; Finance 317; Management Studies 391; Marketing 317; Operations Management 317; Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317; Real Estate Studies 317; Risk Management and Insurance 317; Professional Land Management 475; Strategy and Global Management 371; Tourism Management 309.

Accounting (ACCT)

Accounting 341
Accounting 343
Accounting 361
Accounting 445 or 465
Accounting 400- or 500-level
Accounting 400- or 500-level

Note: Students should complete Accounting 323 before Year 3.

Business (BUSI)

Combination of 18 units Senior Commerce courses from two or more areas.

Business Technology Management (BTMA)

Business Technology Management 331
Business Technology Management 333
Business Technology Management 400- or 500-level
Business Technology Management 400- or 500-level
Business Technology Management 400- or 500-level
400- or 500-level Commerce Option (including Business Technology Management)

Energy and Professional Land Management (EPLM)

Energy and Environment Engineering 355
Professional Land Management 475
Professional Land Management 583

*Nine units from:
Energy Management 301
Energy Management 403
Energy Management 489
Professional Land Management 573
Professional Land Management 579
Professional Land Management 587

*Note: It is recommended that courses be chosen from the intended career stream:

Energy Management: Energy Management 301, 403 and 489

Professional Land Management: Professional Land Management 573, 579 and 587

In addition, any unused courses above, as well as Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 517, Economics 328, 329, Energy Management 485 or 487 are recommended to be taken as Senior Options in the degree.

Energy Management (ENMG) - Suspended Concentration

Students are advised that admission to the Concentration is competitive and meeting the minimum Bachelor of Commerce requirements does not guarantee admission.

Energy Management 301
Energy Management 403
Energy Management 489
Energy and Environment Engineering 355

Six units from:
Energy Management 485
Energy Management 487
Finance 445
Finance 467
Operations Management 407
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 493
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 517
Strategy and Global Management 533

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation 531 (formerly 559.04)
Finance 473

Three units from:
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 401
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 405
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 411 (formerly 559.06)

Nine additional units (not used above) from:
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 359
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 400- or 500-level
Marketing 465
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 493
Risk Management and Insurance 439

Finance (FNCE)

Finance 443
Finance 451
Finance 400- or 500-level
Finance 400- or 500-level
Finance 400- or 500-level
Finance 400- or 500-level

General (GENL) - Suspended Concentration

Combination of 18 units Senior Commerce courses from two or more areas.

International Business Strategy (IBST)*

Strategy and Global Management 371 (formerly 575)
Strategy and Global Management 577

Three units from:
Strategy and Global Management 579
Strategy and Global Management 588
Finance 461
Marketing 467

Nine additional units (not used above) from:
Finance 461
Management Studies 571
Marketing 467
Risk Management and Insurance 559.02 (overseas component)
Strategy and Global Management 403
Strategy and Global Management 405
Strategy and Global Management 407
Strategy and Global Management 409
Strategy and Global Management 571
Strategy and Global Management 573 (overseas component)
Strategy and Global Management 579
Strategy and Global Management 588

*Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to two courses in ONE modern language other than English is a requirement of this concentration. For this purpose, language courses taken will fulfill the Junior or Senior Non-Commerce Options for IBST concentrators in the degree program. Courses presented cannot be literature or culture studies based, and cannot be taught in English. Students with equivalent backgrounds are advised to consult the Haskayne Undergraduate Programs Office for approval.

Note: It is strongly recommended that the Strategy and Global Management courses be taken in the sequence of 371 followed by 577 followed by 579.

Note: Strategy and Global Management 588 (6 units), when taken, may satisfy 3 units towards each of the concentration's option lists.

Marketing (MKTG)

Marketing 465
Marketing 493
Marketing 400-level
Marketing 400-level
Marketing 400- or 500-level
Marketing 400- or 500-level

Note: Maximum of two 500-level Marketing courses.

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources (OBHR)

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 401
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 405
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 409
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 411

Six units from:
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 400- or 500-level

Note: Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 413 is recommended to qualify for CPHR Alberta designation.

Personal Financial Planning (PFPL)

Risk Management and Insurance 317
Finance 443
Finance 463
Finance 477 (formerly Management Studies 577)
Risk Management and Insurance 439
Risk Management and Insurance 449

Note: It is recommended that Finance 477 be taken after all other required Concentration courses and that Accounting 421 be taken as a Senior Commerce Option.

Tourism Management and Marketing (TRMK) - Suspended Concentration

Tourism Management 419
Tourism Management 449
Tourism Management 400-level*
Marketing 465
Marketing 400- or 500-level
Marketing 400- or 500-level

*Except Tourism Management 409 which is not for credit in the Bachelor of Commerce.

Note: Students are advised that Tourism Management 309 is a prerequisite to the Tourism courses and must be taken in lieu of an open Senior Commerce Option for this Concentration.