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Commerce - Direct Entry

Degree Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Location UOIT, North Oshawa
Start dates September
Length Four semesters (full-time)
Program load Full-time
OUAC code DBR
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Admission requirements: An Ontario college advanced diploma in Business Administration 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 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, 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 advanced business administration diploma in one of the programs listed below with a minimum mid-70s average:

  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Operations

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.


Bridge requirements

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


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 

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.

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
  • credit analyst

Entrepreneurship major:

  • business consultant 
  • sales management
  • small business owner
  • social enterprise startups

Finance major:

  • budget director
  • financial analyst
  • investment advisor
  • securities trader

Marketing major:

  • advertising executive
  • brand manager
  • marketing research analyst 
  • public relations manager 

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management major:

  • employee benefits co-ordinator
  • employee relations representative 
  • human resources manager
  • training and development

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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