Commerce courses for Business minor and Business option students

Undergraduate Non-commerce
You want to broaden your knowledge within your field of study. We have 400-level courses available to you.

If you're interested in pursuing a minor in Business or taking the Business Option, we recommend you contact an academic adviser.

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Please see the University On-line Timetable for course descriptions and prerequisites. Access to all other commerce courses is by "Single Course Application." See details below.

If you are interested in individual commerce courses, please follow these steps:

  1. Review courses available for the upcoming term—posted four weeks prior to the start of term.
  2. Complete a Single Course Application Form (also available in the Business Student Services office, BEC 283).
  3. Visiting students must include a copy of their transcript from their home institution.
  4. Submit form to the Business Student Services office as follows:
Month Course Begins Dates Applications are Accepted
September August 1-15
January December 1-15
May April 1-15

Applicants should be aware that course availability is extremely limited in any given term. Spaces in classes, if any, will be awarded based on: availability, most recent available grade-point average of the applicant and completion of prerequisites.

Commerce courses available through Single Course Application for the Fall Term 201509

Course List Pre-requisites
COM 425 Taxation for Managers COM 270 with a minimum B- and 4th year standing
COM 450 A01 Business Analysis - One of the most challenging aspects in modern business is responding to new business problems and making effective strategic, tactical and operational decisions despite uncertainty. This course will help any student better face the unknown by teaching structured ways to analyze business problems and create insightful solutions. Using cases from across the business disciplines, students will build competence in selecting and using analytical and decision-making tools 4th year standing
COM 450 A02  Focusing on local innovative initiatives toward a more robust food economy and food security such as community supported agriculture, social enterprise and corporate social responsibility, the course will explore actors, institutions and systems important to the local food economy. It will also provide students with the opportunity to conduct hands-on research and collaborate with individuals, social enterprises and institutions involved in innovative local food economy initiatives. 4th year standing
COM 495 Marketing Communications COM 250 and 4th year standing
IB 415 A02 Cross-National Management IB 301 and COM 220 and 4th year standing
IB 416 A02 International Marketing IB 301 and COM 250 and 4th year standing

 Note: only courses from the above list are available for Single Course Application. Please fill out the Single Course Application form and forward to the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business or drop off in person to the Business Student Services office, located in BEC 283.

The Business Minor program consists of 9.0 units including COM 220, 240, 250, 270 with a minimum grade of C+ in each course, plus at least 3.0 units of 300- or 400-level COM, ENT or IB courses. You must declare the minor with the advising centre of your originating faculty.

For students in economics:

You must gain approval from your faculty to be included in the Business Option program. Details of the Business Option program are listed in each department's section of the University Calendar. For more information, download the Business Minor and Business Option Programs brochure .

If you are a visiting student, you must be admitted to UVic first. Visiting students are considered as non-commerce students and requests to take individual courses must follow the Single Course Application process.