Commerce Specialists and Major

Our Commerce Programs combine economics and the various subdisciplines of management, enabling students to develop analytical skills and gain knowledge of institutions. This background is useful for solving problems and making decisions in business and government environments. Commerce graduates frequently become professional accountants, economists, actuaries, financial analysts, marketing analysts, managers of firms and government, or proprietors of small business. Some commerce students choose to pursue post-graduate studies in Law or Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programs.

Career success upon graduation from the Management Program requires the social skills, professionalism and maturity developed through active participation in the extensive extracurricular programming activities offered by the University of Toronto Mississauga Management (UTMM) and the business undergraduate society. These activities include attendance and participation in conferences, competitions, seminars and workshops. 

Courses in these Programs are taught by internationally recognized scholars and educators with outstanding academic and professional qualifications.

For more information contact the Academic Advisor.

Commerce Programs


Accounting Specialist (BCom) - ERSPE1704

Students who wish to pursue an accounting qualification can register for the Accounting Specialist Program within the Commerce Program. Designing systems to monitor and control organizations, deciding what information to disclose, tax planning and conducting audits are some of the applications of this rich and varied discipline.

Who should enroll in this Program?

Students who are interested in obtaining a professional accounting designation after graduation should enroll in this Program. Becoming a professional accountant entails three distinct phases:

  1. University education - Accounting Specialist Program
  2. Articling period with designated firm/employer
  3. Professional examinations - provincial and national

Students will acquire the breadth of knowledge and skills necessary to become a professional accountant. They will be taught how to think like a professional. This will help prepare students to become Chartered Professional Accountants after graduation. Professional accounting education and training is the foundation for a successful career in senior management.

This Program will produce graduates who have the personal and professional attributes required of professional accountants - graduates who demonstrate initiative and leadership, apply strategic thinking, develop innovative ideas, adapt to change and are strong communicators.

Program Design

The Program starts with foundation courses in Accounting, Assurance, Economics, and Finance, then offers a range of more advanced courses that cover topics and competencies in the professional curricula. The design incorporates an integrated curriculum, and critical thinking and ethical decision making.

Teaching Team 

The Program is taught by a team of academics and professional accountants, with leading-edge expertise and strong connections to the accounting profession.

External Recognition

Credits earned in the Program are recognized for the CPA qualifications. The following resources are useful if you are considering pursuing your CPA: 

Visit CPA Ontario to learn more. 


Finance Specialist (BCom) - ERSPE2034

Many students are interested in careers in financial institutions, or within the finance functional area of corporations or other large organizations. The Commerce Specialist Program in Finance includes courses covering corporate finance, investment theory, financial derivatives (futures and options), financial management, mergers and acquisitions, security analysis, behavioural finance, fixed income, and international finance. These courses provide a solid foundation for understanding how funds are raised in the capital markets, and how organizations allocate their financial resources efficiently.

Who should enroll in this Program?

Students who are considering obtaining their CFA designation after graduation from U of T Mississauga should enroll in this Program in addition to students interested in pursuing a career in the financial sector. 

Program Design

The Program starts with foundation courses in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Marketing and Organizational Behaviour then offers a range of more advanced courses which cover topics  in the professional curricula and knowledge needed for a wide-range of professions.

Teaching Team 

The Program is taught by a team of academics and professionals with leading-edge expertise and strong connections to the financial sector.

External Recognition

UTM has been approved to participate in the CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program with our Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) program.


Marketing Specialist (BCom) - ERSPE2380

The Commerce Specialist Program in Marketing is for students wanting to pursue marketing careers in any kind of organization. It covers courses in marketing management, market research and marketing consulting, consumer behaviour and pricing. 

Who should enroll in this Program?

Students who are considering a career in marketing in any organization. 

Program Design

The Program starts with foundation courses in Marketing, Economics, Accounting, and Organizational Behaviour then offers a range of more advanced courses in the area of marketing.

Teaching Team 

The Program is taught by a team of academics and professionals with leading-edge expertise. 


Commerce Specialist (BCom) - ERSPE2273

The Commerce Specialist Program in Commerce is for students wanting to pursue a career in business. This Program provides students a comprehensive overview of business theory and practices. 

Who should enroll in this Program?

Students who are considering a career in business. 

Program Design

The Program starts with foundation courses in Economics and Accounting then offers a range of more advanced elective courses.

Teaching Team 

The Program is taught by a team of academics and professionals with leading-edge expertise in the field of business. 


Commerce Major (HBA or HBSC) - ERMAJ1111

The Commerce Major is for students wanting to pursue a career in business. This Program will provide a general overview of general business practices and theory. Students taking this Program follow the degree requirements for the HBA or HBSc degree.

Who should enroll in this Program?

Students who are considering a career in business. 

Program Design

The Program starts with foundation courses in Economics and Accounting followed by a range of more advanced elective courses.

Teaching Team 

The Program is taught by a team of academics and professionals with leading-edge expertise in the field of business.