Commerce (Business)

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The world requires bold thinking, collaboration and compassion to help solve today’s pressing challenges. The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) delivers a transformational business education that will empower you to achieve success on your own terms and make a difference in the world.

Program Details

The Sprott School of Business offers a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) that delivers a flexible business education and unique learning experiences. Sprott is home to a diverse and enterprising student community. New business ventures and high employment among graduates speak to the value of a Sprott education.

The BCom features options to add Co-op, study abroad or a minor in another subject. In upper years, students have the option to add one or two concentrations, as well as streams, to build specialized knowledge.

The Sprott School of Business also offers a separate Bachelor of International Business degree program.

The Sprott School of Business also offers the following graduate programs: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accounting, MSc/PhD in Management.

Sprott Experience

The Sprott School of Business is home to many student-run organizations. Meet fellow students, develop leadership skills and build your professional network. Gain valuable, hands-on learning experience through initiatives such as the Sprott Student Consulting Group, Sprott Student Investment Fund, Sprott Competes, and the Innovation Hub.


Complement your program with electives that enhance your competitiveness. You may choose to pursue multiple streams: Business Analytics; Corporate Finance; Entrepreneurship; Investments; Supply Chain Management; Sustainability

Work Experience

Co-op is an option for BCom students to test out career paths and organizations, build your professional network and your resume, and earn money to offset costs.

Sprott offers a range of business career services, including an exclusive job portal, career advising, workshops and employer events. All BCom students will also complete Sprott’s Employability Passport, a four-year career development program that equips students with the job-ready skills and self-awareness to find meaningful employment and career success.

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Areas of Study

Sprott’s Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) delivers a complete business education with options to tailor your program to your individual interests and goals.
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Career Outcomes

Explore your passions, refine new skills and discover the career that’s right for you.

BCom graduates find rewarding careers across a variety of functions and sectors.

Based on surveys of graduates from 2020-2022, 92 per cent of BCom respondents were employed within one year of graduation.

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Sample Courses

BUSI 1004 - Financial Accounting for Business Students

Introduction to accounting for business organizations. The student will be introduced to the accounting process and the preparation and analysis of the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement.

BUSI 3309 - Project Management

Identification, selection, initiation, and organization of projects; risk assessment; project scheduling, performance monitoring and control, and termination. Emphases on foundations, principles and supporting techniques.

Visit the Undergraduate Calendar to view a comprehensive list of course offerings for this program and discover the exciting things Carleton students are learning in the classroom!

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Through Creative Thinking (BUSI 4117), I had the privilege to visit and collaborate closely with a remote community in Mayo, Yukon. Engaging with the community members and contributing to meaningful projects was an enriching experience that broadened my perspective and reinforced the importance of community engagement. My Co-op at PwC as an assurance associate provided invaluable hands-on experience in auditing. In my role as vice-president of finance at the Sprott Information Systems Student Association (SISSA), I get to develop my leadership and organizational abilities while pursuing my love of technology in the business world.

Joumana, Commerce student
Commerce student