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Bachelor of Commerce – University Transfer

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Credential
Bachelor's Degree
Duration

1 year at RDC + 3 years at U of C  OR
2 years at RDC + 2 years at most universities

Location
Main Campus
The Program

The Bachelor of Commerce program will provide you with background skills and knowledge in the various specialized areas of business, as well as in the humanities and social sciences. Emphasis is on developing the ability to analyze various organizational problems of a human and/or technical nature.

At RDC, students may complete Year 1 and Year 2 of the undergraduate business degree programs offered at Mount Royal University, the University of Alberta, the University of Lethbridge, Athabasca University or other Canadian universities. At RDC, students may complete Year 1 of the program offered at the University of Calgary.

When the student transfers to the University of his/her choice, a specialized area of study (a major) may be selected. These specializations include:

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • E-Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • First Nations' Governance
  • Human Resource Management & Labour Relations
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Others as offered by the University you choose
University Transfer Program

One-and Two-Year University Transfer Program

For the most current university program and transfer information, see the Planning Guides in Academic Advising.

Transfer Features

Most universities have enrollment quotas. You must compete for admission. A GPA of 3.00 or higher is recommended. For course by course transfer agreements, please see the Transfer Alberta.

University of Alberta

Alberta School of Business, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

All applicants must complete one year of pre-professional studies in order to apply to the program.

Suggested Pattern of Courses Year 1:

  • BUS 306/BUS 307 (6 credits)
  • ECON 201/ECON 202 (6 credits)
  • ENGL 219/ENGL 220 (6 credits)
  • MATH 202 or MATH 203 (3 credits)
  • Three Non-Business Options (9 credits)

Suggested Pattern of Courses Year 2:

  • ACCT 202/ACCT 204 (6 credits)
  • BADM 132 (3 credits)
  • BUS 303 (3 credits)
  • BUS 310 (3 credits)
  • BUS 311 (3 credits)
  • Four Non-Business Options (12 credits)

This program will vary slightly depending on the major chosen.

University of Calgary

Haskayne School of Business, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Entry to the BCom Program at U of C requires 6 half-courses (18 credits) of pre-professional studies.

Suggested Pattern of Courses Year 1:

  • BUS 306/BUS 307 (6 credits)
  • ECON 201/ECON 202 (6 credits)
  • ENGL 219/ENGL 220 (6 credits) OR
  • ENGL 219 & PHIL 201 (6 credits) OR
  • ENGL 219 & Junior Humanities Option (6 credits) OR
  • ENGL 219 & Fine Arts Option (6 credits)
  • MATH 202 OR MATH 203 (3 credits)
  • One Junior Science* (3 credits)
  • One Junior Social Science Option (3 credits)
  • Two Junior Non-Commerce Options (6 credits)

Note: All courses which you intend to submit to U of C for admission requirements must be completed by the end of winter term of the year of application.

University of Lethbridge

Faculty of Management, Bachelor of Management

Applicants who have completed three or more transferable semester courses at one or more post-secondary institutions will be considered for admission as New Transfer applicants.

Suggested Pattern of Courses Year 1:

  • BUS 306 (3 credits)
  • ECON 201/ECON 202 (6 credits)
  • ENGL 219/ENGL 220 (6 credits)
  • BUS 201 (3 credits)
  • Four General Liberal Education Requirements GLER/Option (12 credits)

Suggested Pattern of Courses Year 2:

  • ACCT 202/ACCT 204 (6 credits) OR ACCT 202/ACCT 104 (6 credits)
  • BADM 132 (3 credits)
  • BUS 311 (3 credits)
  • BUS 303 (3 credits)
  • BUS 310 (3 credits)
  • Four General Liberal Education Requirements GLER/Option (12 credits)

This program will vary slightly depending on the major chosen.

Athabasca University

Bachelor of Commerce

For specific program requirements and regulations, please contact Athabasca University directly.

Note: Athabasca University has an open admission policy.

Suggested Pattern of Courses Year 1: 

  • BADM 110 (3 credits)
  • CMPT 261 (3 credits)
  • COMM 250 (3 credits)
  • ECON 201/ECON 202 (6 credits)
  • ENGL 219/220 (Recommended) (6 credits) OR
  • ENGL 219 and one Junior Humanities, Science or Social Science (6 credits)
  • MATH 202 (3 credits)
  • Two Junior Humanities, Science or Social Science (6 credits)

Suggested Pattern of Courses Year 2:

  • ACCT 202/ACCT 204 (6 credits)
  • BUS 306/BUS 307 (6 credits)
  • BUS 311 (3 credits)
  • Four Senior Humanities, Science or Social Science (12 credits)
  • One of BADM 132, BADM 281 or BUS 303 (3 credits)

Mount Royal University

Bissett School of Business, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Students who have completed a University Transfer Studies Diploma (20 University Transfer Courses), with the ten Core BBA Business Courses specified below, may apply for entry to the third year of MRU’s BBA Program at RDC.

Note: Business Administration Diploma or Financial Services Diploma holders may also be eligible for entry into the third year of MRU’s BBA program at RDC. See the BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, BACHELOR - MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY section of this calendar for further information.

Suggested Pattern of Courses Year 1:

  • BUS 306/BUS 307 (6 credits)
  • ECON 201/ECON 202 (6 credits)
  • ENGL 219/ENGL 220 (6 credits)
  • Four Management or General Education Courses (12 credits) *

Suggested Pattern of Courses Year 2:

  • BADM 132 Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)
  • ACCT 202 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • ACCT 204 Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
  • BADM 110 Introduction to Management (3 credits)
  • BADM 281 Human Resources (3 credits)
  • BUS 303 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • Four Management or General Education Courses (12 credits) *

* Students may select from a variety of business or non-business courses at RDC that are considered to be university level, and are transferable to Mount Royal University. Individual advisement is needed to provide a customized plan for students to meet all the course requirements for the
degree. See the MRU BBA Program Student Advisor at RDC for more information.

Students also need to complete COMM 250, BUS 310, and BUS 311 during their program. University Transfer Studies Diploma holders who have completed ten of the thirteen of the business and economics courses specified above may be considered for admission to the MRU BBA, but may
have to complete those courses in addition to the 20 remaining BBA courses after they have entered the BBA.

Note: MGMT 410, 420, 430, and 490 are Core BBA Business Courses which must be taken in Year 3 or Year 4 of the BBA program and cannot be taken as part of the University Studies Transfer Diploma.

General Education Courses (12) – to be completed by the end of the MRU-RDC Bachelor of Business
Administration degree
• 4 Foundation courses, one from each cluster
• 4 Tier 2 courses, one from each cluster
• 4 Tier 3 courses, from at least two clusters

Note: on Mount Royal University General Education Requirement
Students who wish to graduate with the MRU BBA are required to meet the General Education requirements of Mount Royal University. General Education provides students with the opportunity to build their ability to think critically, develop their communication and mathematical skills, stimulate
their capacities for creative, innovative thinking, and enrich their knowledge of the wider social, cultural, and natural worlds in which they live and work.

The General Education Program is organized around four thematic clusters which constitute groups of streams of courses:
1. Numeracy and Scientific Literacy
2. Values, Beliefs and Identity
3. Community and Society
4. Communication

Additional information on MRU’s General Education Clusters is provided in the Bachelor of Business Administration - Mount Royal University section of this calendar.

Students are reminded to seek advising from the MRU BBA Program Student Advisor at RDC for program direction and course selection. Failure to follow the individual student program outlined will result in failure to meet the degree graduation requirements. Information on the 3rd and 4th year of the BBA program is provided in the Bachelor of Business Administration - Mount Royal University section of this calendar.

Burman University

Burman University provides students with the opportunity to transfer into its Bachelor of Business Administration (4-yr) degree program. To meet the core, cognate, and major requirements for transfer into this program, you should consult with an Academic Advisor at Burman University.

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