Rotman Commerce Specialists
The Bachelor of Commerce from Rotman Commerce is a four-year Honours program degree jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Rotman School of Management. To obtain your BCom, you will need to fulfill the requirements of one of the Rotman Commerce Specialist programs – Accounting, Finance and Economics, or Management. Typically, 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 in accounting. Students enrolled in the specialist choose either the Public Accounting stream or the Financial Reporting and Control stream.
The Accounting Specialist in Public Accounting provides advanced training in accounting, particularly in the public accounting fields of financial accounting, tax, and audit, complemented by exposure to economics, finance, and other management disciplines. It is especially recommended for those wishing to become licensed public accountants and/or train in public accounting firms. Students graduating from the Public Accounting stream of the Rotman Commerce Accounting Specialist, along with accounting specialists from UTM and UTSC, have priority access to the Rotman School’s twelve-week Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (G.Dip.P.A.).The G.Dip.P.A. offers advanced standing with the CPA, enabling students intending to pursue a CPA designation to advance directly to the Capstone 1 module in the CPA Professional Education Program. Read more about the G.Dip.P.A
The Accounting Specialist in Financial Reporting and Control meets the needs of students who intend to pursue careers as financial analysts, managerial accountants, financial statement preparers, controllers, internal auditors, or financial professionals in general.
Specialist in Finance and Economics
The Specialist in Finance and Economics is a rigorous program designed for those who wish to pursue 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 and Science, which boasts the nation’s top-ranked economics department. Rotman Commerce is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Program Partner.
Specialist in Management
The Specialist in Management is for students who are interested in a more flexible path to a broad range of business careers. Students pursuing the Management Specialist take a wide range of business courses and may choose to pursue a focus in one of four areas: Finance, Leadership in Organizations, Marketing, or Strategy and Innovation. The flexibility of this program provides students with the room to pursue a minor, or even a second major within the Faculty of Arts and Science.