Program of Study

The Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) at MacEwan University has been redesigned for exceptional flexibility and customization. You can now complete a major and a minor, a double major, or a major and a double minor.

You will require a minimum 120 credits of non-duplicative course work to complete the Bachelor of Commerce. These credits are allocated across core, major and elective requirements. You have the option of completing a second major from existing majors in Commerce, or one or two minors, provided you can satisfy the requirements for business, non-business and open electives with that same coursework. A minor or second major is not a graduation requirement.


Core requirements (all majors)

Core program requirements consist of 57 credits which includes 39 business credits and 18 non-business credits.

     ACCT 311 - Introductory Accounting
     ACCT 322 - Managerial Information and Control Systems
     LEGL 210 - Business Law I
     BUSN 201 - Introduction to Sustainable Business
     BUSN 450 - Strategic Management
     FNCE 301 - Introductory Finance
     MARK 301 - Fundamentals of Marketing
     MSYS 200 - Introduction to Management Information Systems
     MGTS 103 - Probability and Statistics I
     MGTS 312 - Probability and Statistics II
     MGTS 352 - Operations Management
     ORGA 201 - Introduction to Management
     ORGA 316 - Contemporary Organizational Behaviour and Theory
     ECON 101 - Introduction to Microeconomics
     ECON 102 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
     ENGL 102 - Analysis and Argument
     PROW 210 - Advanced Business Writing
     MATH 114 - Elementary Calculus I
     MATH 120 - Basic Linear Algebra I
     FNCE 113 - Introduction to Quantitative Decision-Making



3 credits university ENGL, not including ENGL 111 or ENGL 108.


Primary major

Majors range from 21 to 33 credits with a minimum of 21 credits at the senior level and 12 of those credits at the 300 or 400-level. Majors are comprised of both required courses and options that will vary depending on the major you choose.

Majors and minors


Elective requirements (all majors)

Within the 120-credit B.Com., you must complete three types of elective requirements: Non-business electives, open electives and business electives. Courses can be used both to satisfy the elective and placed in your major(s), minor(s) and options.


Business electives

Business electives are business courses outside core requirements or your primary major requirements. Business electives can be used to broaden your general business knowledge or to develop an additional area of emphasis. You might also use your business electives to explore career possibilities. You must complete 6 credits of business electives.


Non-business electives

Non-business electives are courses that are outside the School of Business. These electives make up the general education component of the degree. You may choose any baccalaureate-level course from outside the School of Business which is not a core requirement or a requirement of your primary major. You must complete 15-21 credits of non-business electives.


Open electives

Open electives can be business or non-business electives. These electives give you the chance to shape your degree. You must complete 9-15 credits of open electives.


Minor(s) or second major

Students have the option of completing one or two minors, or a second major from the Bachelor of Commerce, provided they can satisfy their requirements for business, non-business and open electives with that same coursework. Minors are comprised of 15 credits of senior-level course work. Students are limited to one minor from outside the School of Business.

Majors and minors

The program of study may change from year to year. The authoritative source for course descriptions and the rules and regulations that apply to students is the Academic Calendar.