General Business Management
Do you see yourself as a generalist, able to move within organizations as different needs arise? This option was designed to meet the needs of the ever-evolving business community and of students who prefer the choice of a more general business education.
Effective 2021W, students who select the General Business Management option must complete: 15 credits of 300/400-level COMM/COHR courses, of which at least 6 credits are at the 400 level. Students who selected the option prior to 2021W have the choice to follow either the previous requirements or the new requirements to complete the option.
Am I the right fit for this option?
General Business Management demands a broad understanding of business including: marketing, sales, accounting, human resources, finance and logistics, coupled with a strong ability to lead teams, motivate employees, generate revenue and cut costs.
In addition to the usual Commerce core subjects you will take courses in logistics and production management, commercial law, policy analysis, new enterprise development, and international business. In keeping with the generalist nature of this option, you can’t take more than three courses in any option area (beyond the common core requirements).
General Business Management option course requirements (new)
For students who start the option in or after 2021W
|Year 3 and Year 4|
|Nine credits of 300/400-level COMM/COHR courses1,2|
|Six credits of 400-level COMM/COHR courses1|
1 Commerce courses taken to fulfill BCom core requirements (e.g., COMM 393, COMM 394, etc.) cannot be double counted toward General Business Management option requirements. General Business Management cannot be completed with a second option (with the exception of the International Business option).
2 A minimum of six credits must be completed in Year 3 to be eligible for promotion to Year 4.
*Students who started the General Business Management option prior to 2021W can choose to follow either the previous requirements or the new requirements to complete the option.
Careers in General Business
Do you see yourself as a generalist, able to move within organizations as different needs arise? This option is designed to meet the needs of the ever-evolving business community and give you a broad understanding of the interconnectedness of different business functions within an organization.