The Rotman Commerce BCom
Bachelor of Commerce
Offered jointly by the world-renowned Faculty of Arts & 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 at Rotman Commerce is a four-year Honours degree program granted by the Faculty of Arts & Science. To obtain a BCom, students will need to fulfill a number of requirements, including a Commerce Specialist program. Each Specialist program is comprised of specific courses that must be completed in order to meet the requirements for its Specialist designation. Students complete the requirements in four years.
Specialist in Accounting
The Rotman Commerce Accounting Specialist program exists to provide in-depth accounting education to students wishing to pursue careers or graduate studies in accounting. Students enrolled in the specialist program choose one of two streams described below: Public Accounting or Financial Reporting and Control. To review specific requirements of both streams, please visit the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar.
Specialist in Finance & Economics
The Specialist in Finance & Economics is designed for students wishing to pursue graduate studies or a career in finance or economics. Faculty are drawn from the Rotman School of Management – the leading business school in Canada for finance – and the Faculty of Arts & Science, which boasts the nation’s top-ranked economics department. Furthermore, Rotman Commerce is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Program Partner, an internationally recognized designation certifying that the Rotman BCom has covered the generally accepted body of knowledge required by CFAs. To learn more about the CFA Institute Program Partnership, visit the CFA Institute’s website.
Specialist in Management
The Specialist in Management is for students interested in broader management education. Students may choose to concentrate in one of five areas: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Business, Leadership in Organizations, Marketing, or Strategy. The flexibility of this program provides students with opportunity to pursue a minor (or a second major) within the Faculty of Arts and Science.
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.