Commerce FAQs


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 


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. 


What is the CGPA cutoff for Commerce?

The CGPA will vary from year to year and is based, in part, on supply and demand.


What areas in Commerce can I specialize in?

You can specialize in any of the following areas: Accounting, Finance, General, Marketing.


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.


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.

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.

What tuition fees do Commerce students pay?

For fees information please check the Fees website.

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