Commerce FAQ

Q: What courses will I take in my first year?
Students normally take 4.0 or 5.0 credits in the Fall/Winter session, from September to April, including the following required courses:
  • ECO100Y Introduction to Economics (1.0 credit) (63%)
  • 2018-2019 MAT133Y Calculus and Linear Algebra for Commerce (1.0 credit) (50%) 
  • 2019-2020 MAT133Y Calculus and Linear Algebra for Commerce (1.0 credit) (63%)
  • MGM101H Introduction to Management Functions (0.5 credit) (63%)
  • MGT120H Introduction to Financial Accounting (0.5 credit) (63%)
*You may choose any other UTM course to fill in the remaining 2.0 
Q: I did not obtain a grade of 63% in ECO100Y, MGM101H, MGT120H and/or in MAT133Y, what are my options now? 
If your final grade in these courses falls between 50% - 62% you can repeat the course once as an extra. The repeated course mark will not count in your CGPA, or as a credit towards your degree. 
Q: What is the CGPA cutoff for Commerce?
The CGPA will vary from year to year and is based, in part, on supply and demand.
Q: What areas in Commerce can I specialize in?
You can specialize in any of the following areas: Accounting, Finance, General, Marketing.
Q: Are the requirements the same for admission to all Commerce Program?
Yes. The admission requirements are the same for all Specialist programs and for the Major in Commerce.
Q: Can I fulfill my CPA requirements within a BCom?
Yes. Graduates from the Accounting Specialist program  are eligible for entry into the CPA Professional Program.
Q: Is there a minimum CGPA one must maintain in order to stay in the program?
No. There is no minimum CGPA required for the program, however, students must attain a 1.85 CGPA in order to graduate.
Q: What tuition fees do Commerce students pay?
For fees information please check the Fees website.

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