Commerce


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

Overview

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)
Minor

Curriculum

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) in 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
      Assistant professor, Commerce and Women's and Gender Studies

      » Mount Allison professor researches how job quality influences innovation

      Careers

      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 on-the-job 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

      Melissa Corkum ('94)
      Bachelor of Commerce, Economics
      Chief, Polio and Communications Officer at UNICEF

      » Melissa Corkum ('94) leads UNICEF's polio vaccination efforts in Afghanistan

      Testimonials

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      What I loved most about the Commerce program was the welcoming and engaging student environment, as well as the opportunity to become involved. At Mount Allison you are part of a community, one that encourages student and academic success, especially within the Commerce program where peer and faculty support and relationships are so strong.


      Jenna
      MacLellan
      '19
      Commerce, focus in accounting, minor in Psychology
      Cole Harbour, NS
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      The Commerce program provided me with a strong knowledge of many skills that will be instrumental for furthering my career. People skills, quantitative skills, and the ability to communicate effectively within groups. Students who enjoy dynamic courses and experiential opportunities will excel in this program.


      Jaryd
      Morrissey
      '18/'19
      Commerce, minor in Political Science
      Sackville, NB

      Extras

      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

       

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        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.

        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

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        Mount A is 3rd in national academic awards won by students


        Maclean’s ranks Mount Allison second for student satisfaction and third in the number of students who have won national academic awards. To date, 55 Mount Allison students have become Rhodes Scholars.

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