Courses for Non-Commerce Students
The Gustavson School of Business offers many courses for non-commerce students. Available courses include:
- Com 220 - Organizational Behaviour
- Com 240 - Management Finance
- Com 250 - Fundamentals of Marketing
- Com 270 - Financial and Managerial Accounting for Specialists
- Com 302 - Commercial Law
- IB 301 - The International Environment of Business
- ENT 402 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business for the Non-Specialist
In addition, other 400 level Commerce courses may be available for registration via single course application. Please see tab below for more information.
If you're interested in pursuing a minor in Business or taking the Business Option, we recommend you contact an academic adviser. See tab below for more information.
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.
Pursuing a minor
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 (138 KB)
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.
Steps for Single Course Application
If you are interested in individual commerce courses; please follow these steps:
- Review courses available for the upcoming term—posted four weeks prior to the start of term.
- Complete a Single Course Application Form (also available in the Business Student Services office [BEC 283]).
- Visiting students must include a copy of their transcript from their home institution.
- Submit form to the Business Student Services office as follows:
|Month Course Begins||Dates Applications are Accepted|
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.
Courses available this term
Commerce courses available through Single Course Application for the Summer Term 201305:
|COM 410||COM 220 and 4th year stand|
|COM 425||COM 270 with a minimum grade of B- and 4th year standing|
|COM 426||COM 270 with a minimum grade of B- and 4th year standing|
|COM 435||COM 220 and 4th year standing|
|COM 445||COM 240 with a minimum grade of B- and 4th year standing|
|COM 450||see link for course details: COM 250 and 4th year standing|
|COM 495||COM 250 and 4th year standing|
|IB 218||2nd year standing, includes a field trip to Prague, additional fees apply|
|IB 409||see link for course details: 4th year standing, course dates: 3-19 July (M-F: 08:30-12:45)|
Course Dates: 1 May - 7 August 2013 (unless otherwise noted on the course schedule)
Note: only courses from the above list are available for Single Course Application. Please fill out the appropriate 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.