Bachelor of Commerce

Courses required in your first year


1. Mathematics 249 or 265 may be completed in either the fall or the winter term of Year 1. Mathematics 249 is for students who have not completed Math 31 (or equivalent). Mathematics 265 is for students who have completed Math 31 (or equivalent).

2. The 200-level English course may be completed in either the fall or winter term of Year 1.

3. MGST 217 and SGMA 217 may be completed in either the fall or the winter term of Year 1. It is recommended that these courses be taken in separate terms, as sequenced by your cohort.

4. Refer to the Haskayne School of Business section 3.3 Course Work in the University of Calgary Calendar for “Enrolment in Non-Commerce Courses” for option selection. A recommended option sheet is available online.

5. We recommend that students intending to pursue the BComm Honours Program plan to complete DATA 201 to satisfy one Junior Non-Commerce Option.

6. Students intending to pursue the International Business Strategy concentration are advised that demonstrated proficiency equivalent to two courses in ONE modern language other than English is a requirement. For this purpose, 200-level language courses can fulfill two of the Junior Non-Commerce Options for International Business Strategy concentrators.


Remember to register for both fall and winter semesters at the same time; your selected cohort should be the same for both fall and winter.

Within a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) degree, there are a set of common core business courses that you are required to take. In addition, Haskayne offers you the opportunity to choose from one of 16 concentrations areas listed below.

A Bachelor of Commerce concentration represents a focus on material within the business discipline, which allows you to specialize in an area of your choice.

Students unsure of their concentration during application time, may select general “Business”. Students will have the opportunity to change their concentration during their degree program. Haskayne program advisors are able to provide you with more information regarding concentration changes.

The Haskayne School of Business offers five year combined degree programs below. If you are interested in pursuing a combined degree, please refer to the Haskayne School of Business section of the University Calendar.

BComm/BKin (Kinesiology) combined degree
BComm/BSc (Actuarial Science) combined degree
BComm/BSc (Computer Science) combined degree
BComm/BSc (Mathematics) combined degree
BComm/BSc (Engineering) combined degree

Haskayne program specialists can assist with academic rules and permission, course selection, degree planning, program changes, and graduation requirements. They are available through virtual drop-in advising, or by emailing

Bachelor of Commerce Program Advising

Co-op Advising

Exchange Advising


If you are coming to the University of Calgary with Advanced Placement credit, International Baccalaureate credit, or A-level credit, we recommend that you register as any first-year student until your credit is officially awarded. You may be eligible to use your transfer credit in your degree program depending on the program you have entered and whether or not the courses are applicable. Look for International Baccalaureate credit information at, Advanced Placement credit information at, and A-level credit information at

You are responsible for ensuring your final transcripts are submitted to the main admissions office in order to receive any advanced credit for which you are eligible.

You can view your transfer credit by logging in to your Student Centre and reviewing your Transfer Credit Report. Once you know the transfer credit you have received, you may contact the academic advisor in your faculty to get advice on course selection.

First year students are restricted to junior (200-level courses); prior to registering in senior (300-level or higher) courses, 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) at the junior level must be successfully completed unless you receive special placement into a senior course (such as a senior language course, for example).

Honours: In the BComm Honours Program, you will have the opportunity to participate in additional research-intensive coursework under the close guidance of a Haskayne faculty member. This program will allow you to gain practical research knowledge in your chosen area of interest. The Honours Program has been developed for exceptionally motivated students and this challenging program will require strong dedication and commitment.

Co-op: Co-operative education is available for all concentrations in the Bachelor of Commerce program. The Co-op program provides up to 12 months of supervised work experience in addition to the four-year degree program.

Career Development Centre: Provides professional career coaching and advice to help BComm students identify their key skills and to prepare them for their future careers. In addition, they have a business-focused online job board, and run a variety of programs and events that will help you connect with companies that hire BComm students and graduates.

Study Abroad: The Haskayne School of Business offers you the opportunity to study abroad. With more than 30 partnerships with leading business schools around the world including Singapore Management University (Singapore), University of Waikato (New Zealand), Quinn School of Business, University College Dublin (Ireland), and Aalto University (Finland), you can gain valuable international experience while earning credit towards your BComm degree.

Business Library: The Business Library puts information at your fingertips. Not only do you have access to more than 6,000 online business journals, the Business Library also offers thousands of company, industry, and market reports. We also have a Bloomberg terminal, e-books, guides on citing sources and much more. Help is also available in real-time online.

Mentorship Program: The BMO Mentorship Program at the Haskayne School of Business provides a unique and valuable opportunity for you to pair with established business professionals throughout the Calgary community. It is an excellent chance for you to build and develop their business identity by networking within the local business community to gain applicable insight and knowledge relating to your future endeavors.

Student Clubs: As ambassadors for the Haskayne School of Business, you drive our school’s reputation and help strengthen our brand. Participation in student clubs and events aids you in building important relationships with fellow classmates, professors, and developing future business contacts.

Leadership and Community Engagement: Combine your classroom learning with volunteer work that achieves community goals, and see first-hand how your academic learning relates to social issues.

Co-Curricular Record: Have your out-of-classroom experiences such as volunteer work, leadership training and club involvement documented on a Co-Curricular Record, an official document sanctioned by the University of Calgary. The University of Calgary is the first university to establish a Co-Curricular Record in Western Canada.