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Haskayne School of Business

Launch your career with a Bachelor of Commerce and the Haskayne School of Business. Build a solid foundation of business knowledge, and learn the practical skills that will prepare you to work in the real world.

The BComm degree is a four-year program you can enter in either first year as a direct entry student, or in your second year as a transfer student. As a direct entry student, you will spend your first two years covering the fundamentals of business. You will then choose one of 18 concentrations in your third year:

Accounting Marketing
Business Process Management Operations Management
Energy Management Personal Financial Planning
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Petroleum Land Management
Finance Risk Management and Insurance
General Risk Management: Insurance and Finance
Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics Supply Chain Management (formerly Transportation and Logistics)
International Business Tourism Management
Management Information Systems Tourism Management and Marketing

Admission Requirements

Year One:
To be considered for admission to the Haskayne School of Business, applicants are required to present appropriate high school subjects and a competitive admission average.

Year Two: 
Students must have completed the prescribed six half course equivalents as outlined in the University Calendar.

Combined Degrees

The Haskayne School of Business also cooperates with the Faculties of Arts, Kinesiology,  and Science (Actuarial Science and Computer Science only) to offer five year combined degree programs. Students receive the degrees of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Kinesiology in the appropriate area.

Students planning to pursue the combined degree programs should consult the University of Calgary Calendar for details regarding course requirements.

BHRM Degree

The Haskayne School of Business also offers the Bachelor of Hotel and Resort Management (BHRM) degree program for those students who have completed the Hotel and Restaurant Management Diploma through the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology or an approved equivalent.

Applicants to the BHRM degree program must:

    1. satisfy basic admission requirements for adult student admission. Applicants must present English 30 or English Language Arts 30-1 and one of Mathematics 30 or Pure Mathematics 30, or equivalents, with no grade below 50%.
    2. present a Southern Alberta Institute of Technology diploma in Hospitality Management (or an approved equivalent) with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher.

The Haskayne School of Business has a quota on the number of students accepted into the BHRM degree program. Admission will be competitive, based on academic performance on courses presented as part of the diploma program.

Second Degree Students

Holders of an approved degree from an accredited institution who are admitted to the Haskayne School of Business may be granted credit for certain courses taken in the first bachelor's program. Such students must consult with an advisor in the the Haskayne School of Business Undergraduate Programs Office for an evaluation prior to registration in this category.

Students who have obtained a BComm, a Bachelor of Business Administration, or an equivalent degree may not enroll in a "second" BComm degree.

Dates and Deadlines

Why Study at the Haskayne School of Business?

Direct access to the business community
As a Haskayne student, you will have access to a network of top business professionals. Our professors work with industry professionals to combine theory with real-world experiences. You will also have many opportunities to get involved with other students, faculty members and the business community outside of the classroom — an opportunity to gain invaluable contacts and build your network of business contacts. Members of the local, national and international business community play an important role in your Haskayne experience, contributing as mentors, advisors, guest speakers and financial supporters.

Dedicated Career Centre
The Career Centre at Haskayne is available exclusively for you as a Haskayne student and provides you with personalized one-on-one help from dedicated career consultants. Gain experience by participating in mock interviews, and have your resume reviewed and critiqued to give you an edge when you apply for jobs. You can also attend company information sessions to find out more about opportunities for employment, and make some valuable contacts with industry professionals. Additionally, the Haskayne Career Centre has an online listing of job postings that is exclusively available to Haskayne students. The Career Centre also oversees the co-operative education program, an optional program that allows you to alternate in-school learning with 12 to 16 months of full-time paid work experience.

Co-operative Education Opportunities
Take advantage of our Co-operative Education program. The Co-op program allows you to alternate in-school learning with 12 to 16 months of full-time paid work experience. Co-op students gain:

  • an opportunity to explore career options
  • a better understanding of careers in your chosen field
  • an opportunity to apply knowledge from the classroom to the work environment
  • a network of business contacts
  • a competitive edge over your peers upon graduation, as you'll have a year or more of industry-related work experience

International Education and Exchange Opportunities
Imagine getting course credit while experiencing a completely different country and way of life — truly an experience of a lifetime. At Haskayne, you will be encouraged to study abroad and gain international experience. Along with welcoming exchange students from other universities, Haskayne has more than 30 partnerships with leading business schools all over the world. These include the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, University of Hong Kong, and University of Western Australia.

What will I study?

In your first and second year:
As a direct entry student, you will spend your first two years covering the fundamentals of business. Courses include Introduction to Business, Business Law for Strategic Decision-Makers and Research and Analysis for Decision Making. Students will also study core courses in finance, human resources and organizational dynamics, management information systems, marketing and operations management. You will also study non-commerce options from other faculties including fine arts, communications studies, English, humanities, science and social sciences.

In your later years:
In your third year, you can choose from one of 18 concentrations including accounting, energy management, entrepreneurship and innovation, finance and marketing. You will continue to take the required core courses in finance, human resources and organizational dynamics, management information systems, marketing and operations management. Other required courses include Introductory Managerial Accounting, Strategic Management and Corporate Governance and Control.

Additional Information

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