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 "Request for Registration." 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 Request for Registration Form.
  3. Visiting students must include a copy of their transcript from their home institution.
  4. Submit form to the BCom Program 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.


Unfortunately we are not able to offer any additional fourth-year commerce electives through Request for Registration for Fall 2021. Remember that COM 202, COM 220, COM 250, COM 317, COM 270, COM 302, IB 301 and ENT 402 do not require a Request for Registration form. Students who satisfy the prerequisites can register in these courses through Online Tools.
(Last updated July 23, 2021)

Courses for Spring 2022 will be announced in the last week of November.

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Note: only courses from the above list are available for Request for Registration. Please fill out the Request for Registration Form and email it back to the BCom Program Office.

The Business Minor program consists of 9.0 units including COM 220, 240, 250, 202 and 317 with a minimum grade of C+ in each course, plus at least 1.5 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 more information, download the Business Minor and Business Option Programs brochure.

Note: if you have completed COM 270 with a C+ minimum prior to September 2017, it will count towards your Business Minor and you should not complete COM 202 and COM 317. In that case you should complete at least 3.0 units of 300- or 400-level COM, ENT or IB courses, to ensure your Business Minor still consists of 9.0 units of course work.

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 Request for Registration process.

Interested in pursuing a Business Graduate Degree? The Master of Management program has been designed with you in mind! Perfect for your non-business undergrad degree. For more information on the program, including info sessions and application deadlines, please visit their website.