Commerce provides a solid foundation in the key disciplines of business, including accounting, finance, marketing, and management.


Commerce provides a solid foundation in the key disciplines of business, including accounting, finance, marketing, and management.

Commerce is highly flexible, reflecting the diverse business society that students will enter after graduation.

Built on a strong liberal arts foundation, the program provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to view the business world from different perspectives.

At a Glance

Degree options
Bachelor of Arts (BA), major
Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)


At Mount Allison, Commerce provides you with an experiential and personal approach to business studies.

You'll benefit from small class sizes, one-on-one time with your professors, frequent interaction with fellow students, opportunities to gain real-world experience, and Mount Allison’s strong links to the business world.

You'll study a variety of business areas, such as:

  • accounting
  • finance
  • marketing
  • management

The program is designed to give all students, regardless of your areas of concentration, a strong undergraduate foundation in the key disciplines of management education.

Students will be challenged both inside and outside the classroom to develop the problem-solving and decision-making skills that are essential to successful business enterprises.

Course work may include:

  • developing an entrepreneurial business plan, obtaining funding, and beginning operations of a functioning business
  • linking by e-mail to a university in another country to compare marketing strategies and experience cross-cultural business practices
  • developing marketing plans for real businesses
  • analyzing business cases


Commerce students at the John Molson Sports Marketing Conference

Degree options

At Mount Allison, there are different degree options in Commerce depending on your interests and career goals.

Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)

The Bachelor of Commerce degree combines:

  • Commerce degree core requirements (42 credits)
  • Commerce electives (27 credits)

You'll also be required to minor in a discipline outside of Commerce in order to help expand your perspective on the world. You can choose any program offered as a minor.

BComm options:

  • BComm
  • BComm honours
  • BComm honours in Economics
Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) — Aviation

Our BComm — Aviation in conjunction with MFC Training is designed for students who wish to combine aviation training with business studies.

In addition to a bachelor's degree, Aviation students graduate with:

  • a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
  • a multi-engine class rating
  • a Group 1 instrument rating

For more details, see Aviation.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Commerce

A Bachelor of Arts in Commerce also includes courses from the core Commerce requirements.

As a BA student, you'll have more flexibility to combine your Commerce major (60 credits) with complementary courses from other disciplines.

Minor in Commerce

A Commerce minor (24 credits) can be combined with any degree program.

Not sure about the difference between a major, a minor, an honours, and a certificate?


 What's the difference between a BComm and a BA in Commerce?


Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Rachelle Pascoe-Deslauriers
Associate professor, Commerce and Women's and Gender Studies

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Whether you're entering the job market or continuing your education, your Mount Allison degree will stand out.

Mount Allison has been recognized by Maclean's as the top primarily undergraduate university in Canada more times than any other university.

With experiential learning and career development opportunities available in every degree, you'll also graduate with hands-on learning and real-world experience.

Our graduates also boast extraordinarily high acceptance rates to top graduate programs and professional schools such as law and medicine.

Popular career paths for Commerce graduates include:

  • bank manager
  • business/budget analyst
  • entrepreneur
  • supply chain analyst
  • advertising/brand manager
  • marketing research analyst
  • business development officer
  • human resources generalist/specialist
  • compensation analyst
  • project manager
  • investment analyst/banker
  • investment advisor/financial planner
  • securities analyst/trader
  • financial accountant
  • industrial/management accountant
  • international business developer

Alumni Spotlight

Tara (Kelly) Milburn ('90)
Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing
President and CEO, Ethical Swag

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The wide breadth of the Commerce program has offered me skills in all facets of creating my own business. Marketing, accounting, and sales skills I’ve learned will directly apply to my entrepreneurial pursuits.

Commerce, minor in Economics
Ottawa, ON
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Commerce allowed me to work in different streams such as strategy, finance, and marketing. I was introduced to different case studies and provided solutions to real-life businesses. The program also provided me with a platform to work collaboratively in groups and network, building lifelong friendships.

Commerce Honours Economics, minor in International Economics and Business
Balneário Camboriú, Brazil


Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies

The Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies strives to be recognized as Canada's premier destination for undergraduate business education.

The Centre focuses on developing partnerships with businesses to provide Commerce students with hands-on learning opportunities, including:  

  • paid internships
  • alumni career mentorships
  • field trips
  • case and business plan competitions
  • international exchanges
  • student clubs and conferences
  • projects with businesses and community organizations
  • entrepreneurship opportunities
  • service learning opportunities



Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Arts

Admission Requirements

Our admissions decisions are based on your academic record, leadership skills, a high level of commitment, and the potential for personal growth. The drop down menus below will help you find information on what pre-requisites are recommended for a Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Arts.

Academic Awards


Mount A is #2 in student awards

Maclean’s ranks Mount Allison second in student and faculty awards in its latest University Rankings. To date, 56 Mount Allison students have become Rhodes Scholars — one of the best per capita records in Canada.

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