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The Commerce program – offered as a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and a BCom Specialized Honours in Information Technology (BCom ITEC) – at York is one of the largest business programs in Canada.

All of our Commerce programs focus on how to apply theory to real-world situations, using a variety of methods including multimedia presentations, seminars, case studies and visits from prestigious guest speakers. With the help of our expert faculty, you will sharpen your critical-thinking, analytic, communication and leadership skills.

Broaden your career horizons and gain practical business experience.

Our BCom Specialized Honours program provides you with the rare opportunity to specialize at the undergraduate level, focusing on one of the following areas:

  • Accounting (CPA accredited)
  • Business Research
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management
  • Management Science
  • Marketing

The Bachelor of Commerce in Information Technology (BCom ITEC) is unique in Commerce, blending information management with business. You'll take courses in applied computer networks, systems design and principles.

Stand out to future employers by completing one of three streams:

  • Business Systems Analysis: will prepare you for a career as an information technology analyst, systems analyst or information technology consultant.
  • E-Commerce Development: gives you the technical knowledge required for the design and development of consumer and business-to-business electronic commerce systems.
  • Information Technology Auditing & Assurance: responds to the growing demand for information system audit, control and security professionals. This stream is offered in close consultation with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and will be of interest to students seeking the certified Information Systems Auditor designation.

Enhance your degree
Add a minor in business or marketing to any Honours program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, as well as programs in the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Science.

Investigate our broad range of Professional Certificates in Accounting, Emergency Management,  Information Technology Auditing & Assurance, Logistics, and Marketing. Students pursuing a degree may take a certificate concurrently with their degree program or separately as a stand-alone program.

Questions?

Contact us at goyork@yorku.ca 

Sample Schedule (First-year)

  • Introduction to Administrative Studies
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Exploring the Functions of Business
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Social Science, Natural Science or Humanities general education courses

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • investment and financial analyst
  • professional accountant
  • human resource advisor
  • chief financial officer
  • marketing and sales manager
  • logistics and supply chain manager

BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

Requirements for admission:
  • Alberta High School Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or Math 30-1
  • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
    • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

      BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

      Requirements for admission:
    • British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
    • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
    • Principles of Math 12 or Foundational Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12
    • And three additional Grade 12 Academic subjects
      • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

        BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

        Requirements for admission:
      • Baccalauréat Général
      • Terminale math
          • A maximum of 30 possible transferable credits may be granted for successful completion of the Baccalauréat Général. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
          To gain admission to this program, the Baccalauréat Général with a minimum overall score of 14 is required.To gain admission to this program, the Baccalauréat Général with a minimum overall score of 14 is required.

          BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

          Requirements for admission:
        • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
          • Minimum overall result of “Bien/Buena/Bueno/Good” on all academic courses.
          • Some programs require a higher GPA.
        • Senior-level math
          • BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

            Requirements for admission:
          • Diploma with a total of at least six units, including prerequisites, and grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit.
            • A minimum overall average of 3 out of 7 is required. Higher grades required for certain programs.
          • 2-unit math
              • CAPE 2-unit courses, with results of 3 or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

              BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

              Requirements for admission:
            • One year of CEGEP
            • 2 semesters of English/anglais
            • Linear Algebra 1
            • And nine additional academic courses (high-school equivalent courses not accepted)
                • Extra courses will be assessed for transfer credit. Applicants with the DEC may be awarded up to one full year of transfer credit.
                To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

                BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                Requirements for admission:
              • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
              • Grade 12 math
                • To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the final year of Senior 3/Grade 12 level of study with a minimum overall average of 85% on all academic courses.To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the final year of Senior 3/Grade 12 level of study with a minimum overall average of 85% on all academic courses.

                  BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                  Requirements for admission:
                • Lise Diplomasi
                • Senior-level math
                  • To be considered for this program, minimum 4.5 or 80% average is required in the final year of senior studies.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum 4.5 or 80% average in the final year of senior studies.

                    BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                    Requirements for admission:
                  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations
                  • A-level math
                      • GCE A2 examinations with results of "C" or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
                      To gain admission to this program, minimum average of B is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of B.

                      BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                      Requirements for admission:
                    • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
                    • Twelfth Year math
                      • To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of 4.5/5.0 required.To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of 4.5/5.0 required.

                        BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • International Baccalaureate Diploma
                        • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects: three passes at the Standard-level and three passes at the Higher-level, or two passes at the Standard-level and four passes at the Higher-level
                      • Standard or higher-level math (Math Studies will not satisfy this requirement)
                          • Transfer credit is granted for IB courses with Higher-level final grades of 5 or better, to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
                          To gain admission to this program, minimum IB diploma point scores of 30 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum IB diploma point scores of 30.

                          BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                          Requirements for admission:
                        • Completion of one of the following:
                          • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
                          • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
                          • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
                          • Intermediate Examination Certificate
                          • Pre-University Examination Certificate
                        • Grade XII math
                          • To be considered for this program, minimum 70 average in XII is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum 70 average in XII.

                            BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                            Requirements for admission:
                          • Manitoba High School Diploma
                          • English 40S
                          • Pre-Calculus Math 40S
                          • And three additional 40S level academic subjects (no more than one at the 40G level)
                            • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

                              BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                              Requirements for admission:
                            • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
                            • English 120, 121 or 122
                            • Math 121 or 122 or Pre-Calc 12B
                            • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (college preparatory 120, 121 or 122)
                              • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

                                BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                                Requirements for admission:
                              • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
                              • English 3201
                              • Math 3204 or 3205 or 3200
                              • And seven additional credits at the 3000 level
                                • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

                                  BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                                  Requirements for admission:
                                • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
                                • English 12
                                • Advanced Math 12 or Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12
                                • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced)
                                  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

                                    BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                                    Requirements for admission:
                                  • Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma
                                  • ELA30-1 or English 30
                                  • Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or Math 30-1
                                  • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
                                    • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

                                      BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                                      Requirements for admission:
                                    • Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma
                                    • ELA30-1 or English 30
                                    • Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or Math 30-1
                                    • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
                                      • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

                                        BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                                        Requirements for admission:
                                      • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
                                      • ENG4U
                                      • MHF4U
                                      • And four additional 4U or M courses
                                        • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.
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                                          BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                                          Requirements for admission:
                                        • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic study at an accredited college
                                        • Overall average of 3.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
                                        • MHF4U*
                                        • BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                                          To be considered a mature student, you must:
                                        • Be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University
                                        • Have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence
                                        • Have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited university or college
                                        • Have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
                                        • Requirements for admission:
                                        • MHF4U*
                                        • BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                                          Requirements for admission:
                                        • Completion of at least four full-year courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university
                                        • Overall average of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
                                        • MHF4U*
                                        • BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                                          Requirements for admission:
                                        • Prince Edward Island Senior Secondary School Diploma
                                        • English 621
                                        • Math 621A or 621B
                                        • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects (numbered 611 or 621)
                                          • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

                                            BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                                            Requirements for admission:
                                          • Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation
                                          • Grade 12 English
                                          • Grade 12 Linear Algebra
                                          • And four additional academic (university preparation level) subjects
                                            • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

                                              BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                                              Requirements for admission:
                                            • Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
                                            • English A30 and English B30
                                            • Math B30 and C30 or Pre-calculus 30
                                            • And two additional Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30
                                              • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.

                                                BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                                                Requirements for admission:
                                              • General Secondary Education Certificate
                                              • Senior-level math
                                                • BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                                                  Requirements for admission:
                                                • High School Diploma
                                                • Senior-level algebra
                                                    • AP College Board examinations are eligible for transfer credit, for results of 4 or 5, up to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
                                                    To be considered for this program, minimum A- (3.7) GPA on Grade 11 and 12 academic courses is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum A- (3.7) GPA on Grade 11 and 12 academic courses.

                                                    BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                                                    Requirements for admission:
                                                  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or National Examinations Council (NECO)
                                                  • Senior-level math
                                                    • To be considered for this program, minimum WAEC and/or NECO average of B2 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum 4.5 or 80% average in the final year of senior studies.

                                                      BComLiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                                                      Requirements for admission:
                                                    • Yukon High School Diploma
                                                    • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
                                                    • Principles of Math 12 or Foundational Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12
                                                    • And two additional Grade 12 Academic subjects
                                                      • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80.