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Commerce - Advanced Entry

Program details

Faculty
Business and Information Technology

Degree
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Internship

Delivery method
In-class
Hybrid online/in-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four semesters (full-time)

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

OUAC code
DBR

Overview

Students collaborating in a study space Build on the knowledge of your Business Administration diploma through this college-to-university advanced entry program.

Integrating key business functions with hands-on training and the use and understanding of today's latest technologies, the Commerce program provides you with the skills necessary for employment in a competitive market. You will have the opportunity to pursue an internship where you will gain business and management experience. Alternatively, you may consider a Capstone study project, where you will work as part of a team to provide consulting services with one of our industry partners, supervised by both university faculty and the organization's management team.

Our leading-edge commerce laboratories enable hands-on experiences and are fully integrated with the university's technology-enriched learning environment.

These innovative labs include:

  • Finance Laboratory
  • Marketing Laboratory

You may choose to major in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, or Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management. Alternatively, you can take a variety of courses in the comprehensive stream.


Ontario Tech is where students break boundaries and do things they never thought possible. Students have access to great Business and Accounting professors who motivate and share their professional experiences, and accomplished mentors and colleagues who push students to achieve greatness. I played varsity sports as a member of the Ridgebacks men’s soccer team. I had the privilege of studying abroad on exchange in Europe for a semester; this experience will always be one of the best of my life. Nik Pandikiu Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), class of 2014 Accountant, CAA South Central Ontario, Thornhill, Ontario


Admissions

Admissions


An Ontario college advanced business administration diploma with a minimum mid-70s average.

Depending on their college curriculum, students may have the opportunity to enter directly into the major which most closely matches their college program of study. The full list of eligible programs is available on the Commerce Advanced Entry page. Students who are ineligible to be admitted directly to a major will enter the comprehensive program.

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Last year's cut-off75 per cent
Expected cut-offMid 70s

You will receive 20 courses toward a 40-course BCom degree.

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our college-to-university transfer applicant page.

Program details

Faculty
Business and Information Technology

Degree
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Internship

Delivery method
In-class
Hybrid online/in-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four semesters (full-time)

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

OUAC code
DBR

Contact information

Career opportunities

Accounting

  • accountant
  • auditor
  • banker
  • consultant
  • controller
  • credit analyst
  • financial analyst
  • financial planner
  • tax accountant

Finance

  • corporate lender
  • financial analyst
  • financial planner
  • investment advisor
  • investment banker
  • portfolio manager
  • securities trader
  • treasurer

Marketing

  • advertising executive
  • brand manager
  • channel manager
  • marketing co-ordinator
  • marketing researcher
  • retail manager
  • sales manager

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management

  • compensation analyst
  • employee benefits co-ordinator
  • health and safety officer
  • human resources manager
  • labour relations specialist
  • recruitment specialist
  • training and development officer

Experiential learning

Our students have many different opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world settings. With more than 300 industry and community partner organizations, you will have a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities available. 

Within this program, you will have the opportunity to pursue an internship, which will provide you with business and management experience. Alternatively, you may consider a Capstone project, where you will work as part of a team to provide consulting services with one of our industry partners, supervised by both university faculty and the organization’s management team.

  • Sample courses
    • Accounting
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance 
    • Marketing
    • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management 

    Program map is available in the Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.

    Please note: Depending on your entry term, your program map may alter slightly.

  • Finance lab tour