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The primary objective of the Mount Allison University Commerce program is to explore with students the nature of the business world, and thus help them acquire administrative knowledge and skills. Studies focus on the process of effective problem solving and decision making in the business environment through the development of management systems which combine quantitative analysis and human judgement. The Commerce program is designed to enable students to take courses in a variety of business subject areas (such as Accounting, Finance, Marketing) while completing a Minor in a non-Commerce discipline. The Commerce degree at Mount Allison University is highly flexible, reflecting the diverse business society that students will enter after graduation.
In order to qualify for a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a student must complete 120 credits including:
Six credits must be earned from each of the following lists:
Note: Social Science and Science distributions are fulfilled by Bachelor of Commerce degree requirements.
A minimum of 42 credits must be earned from courses at the 3000 and/or 4000 level. At least 36 credits must be from Mount Allison courses.
The Commerce Degree Core Requirments is 42 credits earned as follows:
In addition to the Commerce courses required for the Core, 27 credits from Commerce elective courses are required with at least 24 credits from 3/4000 level courses. All Commerce courses other than those in the Core of the program (see 12.5.5), as well as the following courses from other disciplines may also be counted as Commerce electives: Economics 3201, 3211, 3301, 3601, 3711, 3921, 4111, 4501, 4511, 4621, 4700, 4801, 4811, 4821, 4990, Computer Science 3851.
All Bachelor of Commerce students must complete a Minor in a non-Commerce discipline from the list below or a Specially Approved Minor (see 12.2.17). No more than 9 credits can be counted in common between the Minor and the courses counted in 12.5.5 and 12.5.6. Where there are more than 9 credits of requirements in common, the credit value of the combined program requirements will still be at least 84 credits. The Minor will be recorded on the transcript. Students who satisfy the requirements for more than one Minor will have the additional Minor(s) recorded on their transcript.
Note: the regulation requiring a Minor is waived for students pursuing Honours in Economics.
Minors Available for the Bachelor of Commerce
The remaining credits beyond those completed to fulfill 12.5.3, 12.5.5, 12.5.6 and 12.5.7 may be from any discipline. No more than 9 credits, or 12 credits with COMM 1011, beyond those included in 12.5.5 and 12.5.6 may be from courses in the Commerce discipline. (A maximum of 60 credits, or 63 credits including COMM 1011, from courses in the Commerce discipline is permitted to count toward the 120 credits required for a Bachelor of Commerce degree.)
Students who satisfy the requirements for an Honours program [see section 12.5.10, 12.5.11] will have achieved a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours, and will have the Honours program recorded on their transcript. Students with third year standing interested in pursuing Honours must apply to the Commerce Department by March 31, in the year in which they will have completed at least 84 credits. Students interested in pursuing Honours in Economics should contact the Economics Department. Academic regulation 10.8 governing the granting of Honours should be consulted. In addition to the prescribed Honours courses listed in 12.5.10 and 12.5.11, students must fulfill the general requirements for a Bachelor of Commerce degree as listed in 12.5.2. a), b), e), and f).
Honours in Commerce is 69 credits earned as follows:
Honours in Economics is 90 credits earned as follows:
Note: the regulation requiring a Minor is waived for students pursuing Honours in Economics
Students who, in lieu of 12.5.7, complete a Major in a non-Commerce discipline as listed in 12.2.13 and 12.3.16 will have the Major recorded on their transcript. No more than 24 credits can be counted in common between the major and the courses counted in 12.5.5 and 12.5.6. Where there are more than 24 credits of requirements in common, the credit value of the combined program requirements will still be at least 105 credits. Students who satisfy the requirements for a Specially Approved Major (see 12.2.12) will have that Major recorded on their transcript.
Students with second year standing applying for transfer into the Bachelor of Commerce program must do so by APRIL 15 in the year in which they will have completed at least 54 credits. Exceptions must be approved by the Head of the Commerce Department. To be eligible to transfer to the Bachelor of Commerce, students must meet the following two criteria:
The accreditation of the Mount Allison Bachelor of Commerce program by the Society of Management Accountants of Canada allows students who complete the courses prescribed for the Certified Management Accounting Stream to be exempted from the CMA entrance exam. These courses include COMM 2101, 2121, 2131, 2201, 2301, 2311, 3111, 3121, 3131, 3151, 3161, 3421, 3431, 3501, 4101, 4131, 4311, 4321, ECON 1001, 1011, and MATH 2311, 2321. This stream is described for information purposes. Completion of the CMA stream will not be noted on the degree or the transcript.
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