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Commerce - Bridge

Program details

Faculty
Business and Information Technology

Degree
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Internship

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Five semesters (full-time)

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

OUAC code
DBB

Overview

group of students working Enhance the knowledge you've obtained with your Ontario college diploma through our college-to-university Commerce bridge 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 will enter the comprehensive Commerce program. 


Our professors were always there for guidance, advice and support, and their course material was relevant. It prepared me for a smooth transition into the workforce while ensuring I passed my professional exams the first time. Gregory Dionne Commerce (Honours) in Accounting, Class of 2008 Associate Director, Canadian Public Accountability Board, Toronto, Ontario


Admissions

Admissions


An Ontario college diploma or Ontario college advanced diploma (or equivalent*) with a minimum mid-70s average.

*Graduates who hold a two- or three-year diploma or university degree not listed under the specific admission requirements should contact Ontario Tech Admissions office to determine their eligibility. 

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-offlow 70s
Once you have completed the bridge courses with a minimum C grade in each course, you will proceed into the four-year BCom program. In recognition of your diploma, you will receive 15 courses towards your 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
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Five semesters (full-time)

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

OUAC code
DBB

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
    • Business Communications 
    • Business Computer Applications 
    • Business Math 
    • Critical Thinking and Ethics 
    • Financial Accounting 
    • Macroeconomics 
    • Management of the Enterprise
    • Microeconomics
    • Statistics
    • Capstone Study Project

    A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.

  • Finance lab tour