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An option is a specialization of 12 to 18 course credits taken in Years 3 and 4 in a specific business subject area.
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If you are completing the Combined Major in Business and Computer Science (BUCS) program, your program curriculum does not allow for specialization in an option.
Eligibility requirements for BCom options
|Option||GPA cutoff1||Year 2 courses that must be completed to take option courses|
|Accounting||68.0%2||COMM 290, COMM 291, COMM 293, COMM 294, COMM 295|
|Business Technology Management||no cutoff||COMM 205|
|Entrepreneurship||no cutoff||no specific requirements|
|Finance||75.0%2||COMM 290, COMM 293, COMM 295, COMM 298|
|General Business Management||no cutoff||depends on analysis courses selected|
|Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management||no cutoff, entry by application3||COMM 290, COMM 291, COMM 2044|
|International Business5||no cutoff, entry by application||no specific prerequisites|
|Marketing||no cutoff||COMM 293, COMM 295, COMM 296|
|Operations and Logistics||no cutoff||COMM 204|
|Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources||no cutoff||COMM 292, COMM 203|
|Real Estate||no cutoff||COMM 295, COMM 298|
1 Your GPA is your Year 2 winter session average calculated using all courses taken from September to April.
2 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent 2019W Term 2 academic concession practices that allow for Cr/D/F grading and withdrawals from courses, achievement of the listed cutoff averages of 75% for the Finance option and 68% for the Accounting option may no longer guarantee selection of these options. During 2020W registration, these two options will close once their corresponding required Year 3 option courses fill up. This may result in higher cutoff averages. Cutoff averages may change for subsequent sessions depending on course availability and demand.
3 You must meet the eligibility requirements of Go Global for exchange.
4 You must complete COMM 204 in Year 2 or during the summer after Year 2 to be eligible for the Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management option.
5 The International Business (IB) option is completed as a double option but does not require any additional credits to graduate. You need to first register in one of the other ten options as your primary specialization and apply to be admitted to IB as your secondary option (for example, Marketing and International Business).
2019W Term 2 Credit/D/Fail and withdrawal academic concession practices
For 2019W Term 2 only: FAQs on how switching to Cr/D/Fail for some or all of your Term 2 courses may impact your studies (e.g., scholarship eligibility, option selection, Degree with Honours eligibility, etc.) and how you will be able to submit a request.
An option is not equivalent to a major
As a BCom student, your program major is Commerce. Your option, also sometimes referred to as your specialization, will not appear on your degree certificate, but will be noted on your transcript.