The Bachelor of Commerce degree is offered by Athabasca
University School of Business, 800.468.6531, or e-mail. This program is designed for students
seeking a rigorous, technically based business degree comparable
in content to most Bachelor of Commerce degrees in Canada. Courses
in all core business areas are required, including marketing, statistics,
financial accounting, management accounting, finance, economics,
information systems, strategic management, organization behaviour,
and commercial law.
All students in the Bachelor of Commerce program
will complete a common set of core courses in Years 1, 2, 3, and
4. The core courses are the same for the regular Bachelor of Commerce
degree and the e-Commerce and Accounting majors.
The e-Commerce major is intended for students
with a career focus in the areas of e-Commerce and management information
systems, and is delivered using online systems.
The Accounting major is designed
for students wishing to pursue an accounting career, and offers
flexibility and generous transfer arrangements to meet professional
accounting association requirements. Students will focus on financial,
management and taxation accounting, along with auditing and accounting
Athabasca University advisors have developed a program
plan to assist you. Counselling Services offers an assessment
Web site, "Mapping
Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University."
Second Undergraduate Degree (effective Sept. 1, 2004)
Students who hold a recognized first degree in a field outside
of business or management, may transfer up to 60 credits into the
Bachelor of Commerce four-year degree program, based on course work
in the first degree that is applicable.
Students who hold a degree in administration, business, commerce,
or management, or a degree with a major, concentration, or any equivalency
programs from Athabasca University or another university, will not
be accepted into the Bachelor of Commerce program or its two majors.
Regulations Governing all Bachelor of Commerce Students
Students must have a weighted average of at least 1.7 (60 percent)
across all courses taken at Athabasca University towards a Bachelor
of Commerce degree in order to graduate. Students complete the regulations
in effect at the time of their enrolment in the program.