The course list, or program of study, outlines the program’s structure. It is the group of courses you must complete in order to graduate.
The Bachelor of Commerce program of study is made up of three categories of courses:
- Core courses – required for graduation.
- Electives - credit courses that allow you to tailor your education to your own interests. They supplement the program's core and optional courses. Your choice of electives must fall within the categories and conditions outlined in the program of study.
- Options – credit courses that give additional specific knowledge about your field of study. The program determines which courses are available as options. You must choose your options from this list.
Core Business Courses - 39 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
Core Non-Business Courses - 18 Credits
ECON 101 - Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 102 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
ENGL 102 - Analysis and Argument
ENGL 103 - Introduction to Literature
PROW 210 - Advanced Business Writing
MATH 114 - Elementary Calculus I
MATH 112 - Calculus with Business Applications
FNCE 113 - Introduction to Quantitative Decision-Making
MATH 120 - Basic Linear Algebra I
All Majors take an additional 63 credits
Total Degree 120 credits
Students are encouraged to select electives based on their major of choice.
For assistance, please contact a Bachelor of Commerce program advisor.
Business electives are business courses outside the required core courses for your major. 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. Interested in working internationally but completing your Management major? Take international business courses as your business electives.
Non-business electives are classes that are outside the School of Business. These electives make up the general education component of the degree and they are necessary to graduate. Electives should be classes that you want to take. Maybe you’ve always been interested in the way individuals behave – take a psychology class.
Non-Business Elective Categories:
- Anthropology (ANTH)
- Art History (ARTE)
- Astronomy (ASTR)
- Biology (BIOL)
- Chemistry (CHEM)
- Chinese (CHIN)
- Classics (CLAS)
- Computing (CMPT)
- Comparative Literature (COMP)
- Communication Studies (BCSC)
- Drama (DRMA)
- Earth Sciences (EASC)
- Economics (ECON)
- Education (EDFX, EDIT, EDPY)
- Engineering (ENCP, ENGG)
- English (ENGL) – except ENGL 0-00 through 0-086, ENGL 111 and ENGL 211
- French (FREN)
- Genetics (GENE)
- German (GERM)
- Greek (GREK)
- History (HIST)
- Health Sciences (HEED, HLSC, HLST)
- Latin (LATN)
- Japanese (JAPN)
- Linguistics (LING)
- Math (MATH)
- Music (MUSC)
- Nursing (NURS)
- Phys. Ed (PACT, PEDS, PERL)
- Philosophy (PHIL)
- Physics (PHYS)
- Political Science (POLS)
- Psychology (PSYC)
- Sociology (SOCI)
- Spanish (SPAN)
- Statistics (STAT)
- Zoology (ZOOL)
Open electives can be business or non-business electives. These electives give you the chance to shape your degree. Perhaps you want to focus on more business classes. Great! Use your open electives to take more business classes. You may discover that you have a hidden passion for sociology (the study of social groups). Perfect! Take senior-level sociology classes as your open electives.
International Content Electives
All Bachelor of Commerce majors require one or two electives of international content. The following non-business and business electives fulfill this requirement of your degree:
- ANTH 150, 219, 261, 262, 385, 393, 420
- CHIN 101, 102, 201, 202, 211, 212
- CLAS 110
- COMP 100, 102, 103
- ECON 212, 213, 323, 414, 421, 422
- ENGL 281, 381, 481
- FREN 111, 112, 211, 212, 297, 298
- GERM 111, 112, 211, 212
- HIST 100, 110, 111, 112, 301, 338, 340, 342, 367
- HLST 230
- JAPN 101, 102, 201 202
- LATN 101, 102, 301, 302
- PHIL 103, 301
- POLS 200, 260, 264, 265, 349, 357, 364, 371, 373, 461, 468, 470
- SOCI 393
- SPAN 111, 112, 211, 212, 216, 230, 306, 335, 350, 351
- FNCE 404
- INTB 251, 252, 254, 300, 310, 311, 312, 313, 410, 498
- *Accounting majors may also use INTB 311 as an elective
- LEGL 310
- MARK 310, 403
- SCMT 200, 322, 407
The Bachelor of Commerce degree is designed to be completed in four full-time years, but can also be taken part-time to fit around your schedule.
Find sections available by searching myStudentSystem.
Find course offerings through the course search accessible at MacEwan.ca/OpenStudies. Part-time courses offered through Open Studies will have section numbers that begin with OP.
It is your responsibility to ensure that all prerequisites are completed prior to enrolling in a class.
MacEwan University's Bachelor of Commerce courses are available in an online format.
Find online sections by searching myStudentSystem. Speak with your program's Advisor for assistance.
Find online course offerings through the course search accessible at MacEwan.ca/OpenStudies. Part-time courses offered through Open Studies will have a section number that begins with OP.
It is your responsibility to ensure that all prerequisites are completed prior to enrolling in a class.
Bachelor of Commerce Degree Regulations
Academic Residency – Credit Requirements
Further to the Academic Residency regulation requirement, Policy C2015, the Bachelor of Commerce program requires that the 60 credits must include a minimum of 12 credits in a major with 6 of those completed at the 400 level.
Core and Major Requirements
The Bachelor of Commerce program consists of 120 credits. The core program requirements include 57 credits comprised of 39 business credits and 18 non-business credits. Each major includes 63 credits of specific coursework requirements. Refer to the Program of Study for specifics.
Declaration of Major
Students are required to declare a major by the completion of 60 credits. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with a program advisor prior to declaration of their major. If students change their major following their declaration, additional coursework may be necessary to fulfill the requirements of the new major.
Electives and Options
The majors have specific requirements for elective and option credits. These are listed in each major’s program of study. The four categories are:
- Options: a choice of courses from a list specified in the requirements for each major.
- Business Electives: a choice of any baccalaureate level course from the School of Business which is not a required core or major course in the student’s chosen major.
- Non-Business Electives: a choice of any baccalaureate level outside the School of Business which is not a required core or major course in the student’s chosen major.
- Open Electives: a choice of any baccalaureate level course is not a required core or major course in the student’s chosen major.
International Content Requirement
Students must take at least six credits of international content selected from a list of approved courses. Courses used to fulfill any of the degree requirements may also be used to satisfy the international content Requirement.
Maximum 100-Level Courses
A maximum of 39 credits at the 100 level are permitted in the completion of the Bachelor of Commerce degree. Additional credits completed at the 100 level will be declared extra to the degree. The required 100-level language credits for students in the International Business major are exempt from this limit.
Progression of Studies
Students are responsible for ensuring they meet the prerequisite and/or co-requisite requirements as noted on all courses that may fulfill Bachelor of Commerce progress requirements.
Cooperative Education Degree Requirements
All students who apply and are accepted into the Co-operative Education stream will be subject to MacEwan Policy C2065 Co-operative Education and the Bachelor of Commerce Cooperative Education Degree Regulations.
Applying to the Co-operative Education Stream
Once students are admitted to the Bachelor of Commerce program and meet the eligibility criteria for the Co-operative Education Stream they may apply. International students are eligible to apply but are responsible for obtaining any visas or work permits that are required. Students will be assessed an application fee to apply to the Co-operative Education Stream.
Withdrawal from the Co-operative Education Stream
A student who fails to report to a work placement, or is dismissed from a work placement, may be assigned a failing grade for that work placement. Any student who leaves a work placement without University approval will receive a failing grade for the work placement and may be prohibited by the Chair or delegate from continuing in the Co-operative Education Stream. The University reserves the right, at any point during the work placement, to remove a student from situations in which students, clients, or other individuals are placed at risk, or when the student engages in behaviour that is contrary to the professional requirements of the work placement.
Additional Core Requirements
All co-op students must complete the following four courses in addition to the 120 credits required to graduate from the Bachelor of Commerce degree:
- COOP 290 Co-op Pre-Employment Seminar
- COOP 295 Co-operative Education: First Work Experience (480 hours)
- COOP 395 Co-operative Education: Second Work Experience (480 hours)
- COOP 495 Co-operative Education: Third Work Experience (480 hours)
As part of these courses students will create learning objectives, complete a work placement report and be evaluated by their employer.
Prior to the start of a work placement students are required to sign a declaration stating that they have read and understood their responsibilities to both their employer and the University.
Work Placements and Timing
Each work placement will consist of a minimum of 480 hours of paid employment in a job that is relevant to the student's program. The student must have no more than two academic terms remaining when the final work placement is completed; and the student's last term in the program must be an academic term.
Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements
The student must maintain good academic standing (a grade point average of at least 2.0) to enrol in co-op work placements. Failure to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 will result in the student being withdrawn from the Co-op Stream.