Learn more about the options that are available to you as a first year student.
Welcome to the Bachelor of Commerce degree program at the Haskayne School of Business. The Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary is a progressive and innovative business school with an international reputation for influencing the ethical practice of commerce, business, management and leadership through quality teaching and research.
The challenge of competing effectively in a rapidly changing global economy can only be met through well-educated responsive business leadership. Preparing those who will successfully meet this challenge is the Haskayne School of Business’s mission.
Our Bachelor of Commerce degree offers students more than just classroom learning. Students have the unique privilege of connecting to the business community through our Mentorship program, a Career Centre that helps students to polish their resumes, practice for interviews and find jobs suited to their specializations, and a Co-op program that gives students the opportunity to “earn while they learn”, gain business experience, develop a network of contacts and have a better understanding of careers in their field.
Haskayne offers the Bachelor of Commerce degree with a choice of 18 Concentrations.
Within a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) degree, there are core business courses that are required for all BComm students. In addition, Haskayne offers you the opportunity of choosing from one of the 18 Concentrations 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. When you initially applied to Haskayne you chose a Concentration, but this Concentration may be changed in a subsequent term following the admission term. Haskayne program advisors can provide you with more information regarding Concentration changes. For detailed information on all available Concentrations, please visit the Haskayne School of Business website.
All first-year newly admitted high school students follow the Bachelor of Commerce course pattern outlined below regardless of the intended Concentration. First-year students admitted with post-secondary credit as well as students applying into either 2nd or 3rd year should consult with a Haskayne School of Business Program Advisor prior to registration.
Please consult the Haskayne School of Business Undergraduate Office advisors and the University of Calgary Calendar for further information.
At the University of Calgary, you can register for both your Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 semesters at the same time. Take advantage of this great opportunity—don't wait until the end of the fall term to register for your winter term, as your first-choice classes may be full.
1First-year students are restricted to junior (200-level) courses in their first year. Three junior full-course equivalents must be successfully completed prior to registering in senior (300-level) courses. You may reverse the order of courses (with the exception of Economics 201 and 203 and Statistics 213 and 217). Please consult course descriptions in the Calendar for prerequisites.
2It is recommended that you complete a Junior English course in your first year. Students who delay completing the junior English course beyond first year will have difficulty registering for it in a later year due to registration restrictions.
3Refer 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 selections. A maximum of three half course equivalents (maximum of 9 units) in Economics are permitted, including Economics 201 and 203. Certain concentrations may allow additional Senior Economic courses, please check with a Haskayne Student Advisor before registering.
The Haskayne School of Business offers five-year combined degree programs in BComm/BKin (General), BComm/BA or BSc (Arts) or BComm/BSc (Actuarial Science or Computer Science). If you are interested in pursuing a combined degree, please refer to the Haskayne School of Business section of the University Calendar.
Haskayne academic advisors are located in Scurfield Hall 351, across the hall from the Haskayne School of Business Career Centre. Program advising is available on a drop-in basis or a 30-minute appointment can be scheduled.
Telephone: (403) 220-6593
Sarah Hill: (403) 220-8584
Louise Grunerud: (403) 220-7533
Catherine Roy: (403) 220-7735
If you are coming to the U of C with Advanced Placement credit or International Baccalaureate credit, you will follow the same registration process as any first time university student. 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 www.ucalgary.ca/admissions/ib and Advanced Placement information at www.ucalgary.ca/admissions/ap.
You may view your transfer credit by logging in to your online Student Centre. Once you know the transfer credit you have received, you may contact a program advisor in your faculty to get advice on course selection.
Generally, students must complete 3.0 full course equivalents (6 half course equivalents or 18 units) at the junior (200-level) before they are allowed to register in 300-level courses. However, if you received IB or AP credit for a 200-level course, you may take the 300-level course that has your 200-level course listed as a prerequisite.
Co-op: Co-operative education is available for all Concentrations in the Bachelor of Commerce program. The Co-op program requires 12-16 months of supervised work experience in addition to the four-year degree program. If you are interested in applying to the Co-op program, please contact Louise Grunerud in the Haskayne School of Business at (403) 220-7533.
Career Centre: Provides professional career coaching and advice to help you identify your key skills and to prepare you for the job search process. 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 grads.
International Study Opportunities: The Haskayne School of Business encourages you to study abroad. With more than 30 partnerships with leading business schools around the world including Hong Kong University, University of Western Australia, and Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, you can gain valuable international experience while earning credit towards your degree.
Business Library: The Business Library puts information at your fingertips. Not only will you have access to more than 5,500 online business journals, the Business Library also offers a Bloomberg terminal, a Reuter's station and a growing collection of e-books.
Mentorship Program: Be paired with a role model from the business community. Through this unique and valuable opportunity your mentor will assist you with career planning, and help you build and develop networks in the local community.
Community Service-Learning: 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.