University of Alberta

University of Alberta

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Program Overview

The University of Alberta School of Business offers a four year Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree. The program gives students a broad background in the many different areas of business as well as in related fields in the humanities and social sciences.

The BCom program is a "1+3" year degree program. All students are required to complete a pre-professional year in order to apply to the program. Generally, most students complete their pre-professional year at the University of Alberta. The pre-professional year can also be completed at another accredited post-secondary institution.


17 major areas of study and 3 Honors specializations (with an active student club for almost every major)
Numerous study abroad opportunities
Ranked 35th globally by the Financial Times of London 2009 list for research output. The faculty at the School is world-renowned, having won more national teaching awards (3M) than any other business school in Canada
First Bilingual BCom/BAA (English and French) in Canada along with two Bachelor of Science programs in Business Management offered
Optional Cooperative Education program

Institute Accreditation

Provincial Accreditation

Colleges in Canada Alberta Advanced Education and Technology

Specialized Program(s) Accreditation

CMA Canada (the School's Accounting Major)

Credentials Offered (Undergraduate Only)

Colleges in Canada Bachelor Degree
Colleges in Canada Business Minor for Business Majors
Colleges in Canada Business Minor for Non-Business Majors

Fields of Study

Business Administration
Colleges in Canada Accounting & Taxation
Colleges in Canada Brand & Product Management
Colleges in Canada Business Administration & General Management
Colleges in Canada Business Management Computer Applications
Colleges in Canada Business Minor (for Non-Business Majors)
Colleges in Canada Communication & Media Management
Colleges in Canada Computer Systems Management
Colleges in Canada Consumer Studies
Colleges in Canada e-Commerce
Colleges in Canada Economics & Statistics
Colleges in Canada Entrepreneurship & Venture Development
Colleges in Canada Environmental Management
Colleges in Canada Finance & Financial Management
Colleges in Canada Information Systems Management
Colleges in Canada Integrated Science-Business
Colleges in Canada International Management
Colleges in Canada Investment Management
Colleges in Canada Labour Relations
Colleges in Canada Leadership
Colleges in Canada Logistics Management
Colleges in Canada Management and Information Systems
Colleges in Canada Management Consulting
Colleges in Canada Manufacturing & Operating Systems
Colleges in Canada Market Research
Colleges in Canada Marketing Management
Colleges in Canada Nonprofit Management
Colleges in Canada Organizational Behaviour/Human Resource Management
Colleges in Canada Production & Operations Research
Colleges in Canada Project Management
Colleges in Canada Quality Management
Colleges in Canada Retail Management
Colleges in Canada Sales Management
Colleges in Canada Services Management
Colleges in Canada Small Business Management
Colleges in Canada Strategic Management & Policy
Colleges in Canada Technology Management

Program Options

Colleges in Canada Career Placement Office
Colleges in Canada Co-op Education
Colleges in Canada International Exchange
Colleges in Canada Weekend Activities/Field Trips

Buildings & Facilities

The Alberta School of Business building is situated in the northeast corner of the main campus and overlooks the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton. The business building is conveniently connected to the HUB International building where the International Centre, Students' Union Information Services and other amenities are located.

Business students have access to excellent resources and technological facilities within the Business building, including the Winspear Business Reference library, computer labs and a wireless network. BCom students have access to download an extensive library of Microsoft products free of charge. University of Alberta Libraries is Canada's second largest research library.

Admissions & Tuition

# Students Admitted to Program:  500
% Accepted:  28
Application Deadline    
Notification of Acceptance
Advanced Acceptance (Fall): 
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Minimum GPA:  2
Personal Statement: Required
Interview: Not Required
Letters of Reference: Not Required
Other Requirement: Prerequisite courses and transferable coursework
Annual Tuition (C$): 5,101
Faculty/Department Scholarships & Bursaries Available: Yes
Annual Program Fees (excluding books) (C$): 1,128
Estimated Total Cost of Program (C$): 24,900

University of Alberta
2-20 Business Building
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6 Canada
Phone:  1-780-492-5773 or 1-866-492-7676 (in Canada)
Fax: 1-780-492-5863

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Program Profile
Canadian Schools Name of Credential Awarded: Bachelor of Commerce
Canadian Schools Length of Program: < 4 Yrs
Canadian Schools Direct Entry: No (entry after 1 Yr University)
Canadian Schools Cohort Model: Yes
Teaching Methods:
 Colleges in Canada Case Studies
 Colleges in Canada Directed/Independent Study
 Colleges in Canada Field Work/Projects
 Colleges in Canada Labs
 Colleges in Canada Lectures
Average Class Size:
Colleges in Canada Core Classes: 30 - 400
Colleges in Canada Areas of Concentration Classes: 40 - 50

Student Profile
Canadian Schools Total F/T Undergraduate Student Enrolment in Program (All Years): 2,000
Male/Female Ratio:
Colleges in Canada % Male: 50
Colleges in Canada % Female: 50
Canadian Schools % International Students: 10
Canadian Schools # Countries of Origin: 31 or more

Program Quick Stats
Canadian Schools Faculty/Department Name: School of Business
Canadian Schools Year Faculty/Department Founded: 1921
Canadian Schools # Fields of Study/Concentrations: 36
Canadian Schools Opportunities for Part-Time Study: No
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 120
Canadian Schools Total Tuition/Program Fees for Credential (C$): 24,900
Canadian Schools % Graduates Employed Within 3 Months of Graduation: 97

Institute Overview
Canadian Schools Institute Name: University of Alberta
Canadian Schools Institute Type: 4-Yr University
Canadian Schools Public or Private: Public
Canadian Schools Year Founded: 1908
Canadian Schools # Faculties: 18
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 3,644
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Students: 28,477
Canadian Schools # Part-Time Students: 2,102
Canadian Schools % International Students: 8
Canadian Schools Campus Setting: Urban
Canadian Schools On-Campus Residence/Dormitories: Yes
Canadian Schools Nearest City: Edmonton
Canadian Schools City Population: 782,439
Canadian Schools Cost of Living: Medium
Canadian Schools Climate Range: -18°C to 22°C
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