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 (also available in the BCom Program Office, BEC 283).
  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.

Please note Summer 2019 courses are now posted.

Commerce courses available through Request for Registration for Summer 2019:

Course code

Course title


COM 410 Leadership Strategies Minimum fourth-year standing and COM 220
COM 425 Taxation for Managers Minimum fourth-year standing and COM 202 or COM 270 with a minimum grade of C+
COM 426 Management Accounting II Minimum fourth-year standing and COM 317 or COM 270 with a minimum grade of C+
COM 435 Corporate Relations and Responsibilities Minimum third-year standing
COM 446 Investments Minimum fourth-year standing and COM 270 with a minimum grade of C+
COM 450 A01 Negotiating and Influencing in Business Minimum fourth-year standing and COM 220
COM 495 Marketing Communications Minimum fourth-year standing and COM 250

Note: only courses from the above list are available for Request for Registration. Please fill out the Request for Registration Form and forward to the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business or drop off in person to the BCom Program Office, located in BEC 283.

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.