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Commerce - Bridge (in-person)

Degree Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Location UOIT, North Oshawa
Start dates May (full-time); September (part-time)
Length Five semesters (full-time)
Program load Full-time
OUAC code DBB
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Admission requirements: Any Ontario college diploma or Ontario college advanced diploma (or equivalent) with a minimum mid-B average.


General information

Integrating key business functions with hands-on training and the use and understanding of today’s latest technologies, the Commerce program will provide you with the skills necessary for employment in a competitive market. You will have the opportunity to pursue an internship, which will provide you with business and management experience. Alternatively, you may consider a UOIT 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 experience, 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, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, or Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management. Alternatively, you can take a variety of courses in the comprehensive stream. 


Additional information

Faculty of Business and Information Technology website
College-to-university transfer website

Admission requirements

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 UOIT 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.


Bridge requirements

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.

If you have graduated from a two-year Ontario college diploma program in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing or Operations, you will have the option to receive 15 courses and proceed in the BCom program.


Last year's cut-off 75 per cent
Expected cut-off Mid-70s

How to apply

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

Program curriculum

Sample courses: 

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management

Courses are subject to change without notice.

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

Experiential learning

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

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 UOIT 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.

Career opportunities

  • Accounting major:
    • accountant
    • auditor
    • banker
    • consultant
    • controller
    • credit analyst
    • financial analyst
    • financial planner
    • tax accountant
  • Finance major:
    • corporate lender
    • financial analyst
    • financial planner
    • investment advisor
    • investment banker 
    • portfolio manager
    • securities trader
    • treasurer
  • Marketing major:
    • advertising executive
    • brand manager
    • channel manager
    • marketing co-ordinator
    • marketing researcher
    • retail manager
    • sales manager
  • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management major:
    • compensation analyst
    • employee benefits co-ordinator
    • health and safety officer
    • human resources manager
    • labour relations specialist
    • recruitment specialist
    • training and development officer

Success stories

“UOIT 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 UOIT 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), 2014
Accountant, CAA South Central Ontario, Thornhill, Ontario

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