The Rotman Commerce BCom
Bachelor of Commerce
Offered jointly by the world-renowned Faculty of Arts and Science and the top-ranked Rotman School of Management, the Rotman Commerce Program educates young leaders through groundbreaking curriculum, giving our students unparalleled access to some of the world’s best thinkers across management disciplines and liberal arts and sciences. We pride ourselves in offering our students extensive opportunities for experiential learning, international study, and the development of strong communications skills.
Building on a strong foundation in business and liberal arts courses, students choose one of three specializations: Accounting, Finance and Economics, and Management. Management specialists can also pursue concentrations in marketing, organizational behaviour, and strategy. Each concentration combines career-oriented courses in management and applied economics with a wide selection of courses in the arts and sciences. This balance ensures graduates have a solid understanding of business and modern society, along with critical and analytical skills for effective decision-making and organizational leadership.
Rotman Commerce students also gain invaluable experiences through participation in student groups. Approximately 150 students hold leadership roles in 10 student organizations, where they build and exercise leadership capacities in diverse extracurricular programming, including mentorship, personal success, communications, presentation, and case competition offerings. In every aspect of the program, students are challenged not just to excel academically, but also to develop the perspective, skills, networks, and experience that will propel them to a lifetime of leadership.
Rotman Commerce Specialist Degrees
The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from Rotman Commerce is a four-year degree jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Rotman School of Management. To earn our BCom, students fulfill the requirements of one of our three Specialist programs: Management, Finance and Economics, and Accounting. Our curriculum ensures that regardless of their specialist, students gain a strong foundation across all the functional areas of management – accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behaviour, operations, and strategy. In addition, all our specialists encompass a grounding in economic theory and practice that is unparalleled among undergraduate business programs.
Specialist in Management
The Specialist in Management is our umbrella program for studies across all areas of business. This specialist offers a high degree of flexibility and allows students to develop a strong understanding of the key business subdisciplines while also gaining expertise in their particular areas of interest. Students in the Management Specialist can choose to pursue a Focus in one or more of the following fields:
- Financial Statement Analysis
- International Business
- Leadership in Organizations
- Strategy and Innovation.
Each Focus requires the completion of particular courses that cultivate an advanced knowledge in the area. The Management Specialist will appeal to students considering a broad range of careers, including entrepreneurism, consulting, strategy, operations and human resources, sales, marketing, banking, or administration in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Due to the flexibility of this specialist, management students often elect to pursue a Minor in other fields of professional or personal interest in the Faculty of Arts & Science.
Specialist in Finance and Economics
Our Specialist in Finance and Economics offers a rigorous combination of the related fields of Finance and Economics. Designed for students who wish to develop a deep understanding of the finance discipline, this specialist encompasses advanced courses in both economics and finance.
Students interested in pursuing a career in finance pursue either this specialist, or the Management Specialist with a Focus in Finance. The Finance and Economics Specialist may be particularly appealing to students interested in post-graduate study in finance.
Specialist in Accounting
Our Specialist in Accounting provides an in-depth education that offers students an exceptional preparation for careers as Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs). This specialist program provides all the requirements for students to continue into the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (GDipPA) or the CPA PEP Education program, and to ultimately obtain their CPA designation.
In addition to developing deep expertise in the core accounting areas of financial and managerial accounting, taxation, and audit, students in the Accounting Specialist gain a critical understanding of the full range of business sub-disciplines to ensure they have proficiency in the different businesses and business environments with which they will work as accountants.
Rotman Commerce students are truly diverse; they join us from all over the world and excel as student leaders, varsity and recreational athletes, musicians, scholars, mentors, community volunteers, and so much more. We are exceptionally proud of the achievements of all of our students, whether in class or in other areas of their lives.
The breadth and depth of our student population makes us stand out as of the on the best undergraduate business programs in the world.
Get an inside look at what makes us so unique! Our Rotman Commerce by the Numbers Annual Statistics and Annual Report are both available for download on our Publications page and offer insight into our student body, annual activities, and ongoing developments at Rotman Commerce.