BCom Year 3 and Year 4

BCom student placing post-it on white board


As a current BCom student, you’ll want to make sure you’re familiar with our Year 1 and Year 2 requirements, to stay on track with progressing to Year 3 core.

BCom Program Manual

The BCom Program Manual on Brightspace is your one-stop shop for information relating to:

Year 3 curriculum

In Year 3 BCom core you will take a set of foundation business courses. There are no electives in Year 3.

Fall 2021 courses

COM 205 Professional Skills Development  
COM 315 Financial Accounting
COM 321 Leading People & Organizations I
COM 341 Operations Management
COM 351 Marketing Principles & Management
COM 361 International Business

Note: in Fall 2021, all core business courses are delivered face-to-face, with an online option for students unable to attend classes face-to-face (please contact the BCom Advising Team for more details)

Spring 2022 courses

COM 205 Professional Skills Development (year-long, zero credit)
COM 316 Management Accounting
COM 322 Leading People & Organizations II
COM 331 Introduction to Management Information Systems
COM 362 Business & Sustainability
COM 371 Management Finance

Note: in Spring 2021, all business courses are delivered face-to-face.

Co-op 

Most students complete a co-op work term in the summer between Year 3 and Year 4, and again in the spring of Year 4. You will know your individualized program sequence in the spring of Year 3.

Year 4 curriculum 

All BCom students must complete the following courses to graduate:

Mandatory courses

COM 405 Career Preparation Across Borders (year-long, zero credit) - also see the section below for more details.
COM 400 Strategic Management
COM 402 Legal Issues in Management
+ 12.0 units (8 courses) of upper-level commerce courses. These may be specialization courses and/or electives, depending on your individualized program sequence.

Specializations

Specialization courses are grouped in modules, and each module must be completed within one academic term. Learn more about our BCom specializations: Entrepreneurship, International Business and Service Management.

Upper-level commerce electives 

Fall 2021 electives

COM 410 Leadership Strategies
COM 425 Taxation for Managers
COM 426 Management Accounting II
COM 435 Corporate Responsibilities
COM 445 Corporate Finance
COM 446 Investments

COM 450 Special topics: 2 different sections as stand-alone electives (A01 Business Analysis, A02 Infusing Sustainability into Operations)

ENT 402 Entrepreneurship and Small Business for the Non-Specialist (not available to students specializing in Entrepreneurship)
IB 415 A02 Cross-national Management (offered as a stand-alone elective - not available to students completing the full IB module)

Note: in Fall 2021, all business courses are delivered face-to-face, unless otherwise noted on the UVic timetable.

Spring 2022 electives

COM 410 Leadership Strategies
COM 450 Special topics: 4 different sections as stand-alone electives (A01 Business Analysis, A02 TBA, A03 Doing Business in Japan, A04 Infusing Sustainability into Operations)
ENT 402 Entrepreneurship and Small Business for the Non-Specialist (not available to students specializing in Entrepreneurship)
IB 415 A01 Cross-national Management (offered as a stand-alone elective - not available to students completing the full IB module)

Note: in Spring 2022, all business courses are delivered face-to-face.

Summer 2021 electives

COM 410 Leadership Strategies
COM 425 Taxation for Managers
COM 426 Management Accounting II
COM 445 Corporate Finance
COM 446 Investments

COM 450 Special Topics: 4 different sections as stand-alone electives.

  • A01 Designing Meaningful Change,
  • A02 Social Networks,
  • A03 Global Strategy of the Multinational Corporations, and
  • A04 Intermediate Financial Accounting I (use this course toward CPA prerequisites)
ENT 402 Entrepreneurship and Small Business for the Non-Specialist (not available to students specializing in Entrepreneurship)

 Note: in Summer 2021, all business courses are delivered online.

COM 405 Career Preparation Across Borders 

What is COM 405?

COM 405 is a Career Preparation course that is designed to support the development of lifelong learners through self-reflection and personal experience to create sustainable value. Complementing each student’s career goals, this course is based upon the adult learning model self-directed learning – where the student is the principle decision maker in the learning process.

How does COM 405 work?

COM 405 is a self-directed and required course, typically yearlong, that is designed to be entirely online. Students identify areas of personal growth and development they’d like to improve on for success after graduation, and work with the course instructors to create a personal professional development plan to be completed before they finish their 4th year courses.

Students can select any activity that they identify has having value for their career development to complete the course requirements. Students must rationalize how a chosen activity will assist them after graduation, and assign a value to the activity based on the course learning objectives. Students are required to complete 50 units of activities to successfully complete the course.

What are the COM 405 expectations?

To successfully complete the course, students must complete:

1. A minimum of 50 units of professional development activities (by the course deadline)
2. A minimum of three 1 on 1 Instructor Meetings
3. An introductory assignment (before first instructor meeting)
4. A course Action Plan (before the second instructor meeting)
5. A Personal Branding Capstone Assignment (and the training for it)
6. Participation in the Beyond Your BCom Conference (May)

Details for each component of the course is available on the Brightspace for student participants.

In the interest of mutual respect and professionalism, we also ask that students abide by the Gustavson Standards of Professional Behaviour throughout the course.

Where can I find out more?

Current BCom students can find out more about the course in the BCom Program Manual in Brightspace and the UVic Academic Calendar. There will also be an information session in COM 205 at the end of 3rd year.

For questions, concerns or remarks please contact bizelm@uvic.ca.

What have students done in COM 405?

Check out the sites below to see what it takes to be a COM 405 rockstar! 

Beyond your BCom

More details about the mandatory Beyond Your BCom event will be provided once they are available. Current students can find information through the COM 405 Brightspace site.

Resources for life post-graduation: