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 Summer Term 201605

Course List Pre-requisites
COM 403 Employment Law COM 302 and 4th year standing 
COM 410 Leadership Strategies COM 220 and 4th year standing
COM 425 Taxation for Managers COM 270 with a minimum grade of C+ and 4th year standing
COM 426 Management Accounting II COM 270 with a minimum grade of C+ and 4th year standing
COM 435 Corporate Relations and Responsibilities COM 220 and 4th year standing
COM 445 Corporate Finance COM 240 with a minimum grade of C+ and 4th year standing
COM 450 A01 The Economy of China - This course will help students to understand China’s economy and its trade and investment relationships with the rest of the world. We will begin by exploring briefly the geographical, cultural and historical context. We will then examine the Chinese economy in more detail, with primary focus on the transition (still incomplete) from a largely self-reliant, centrally-planned economy to more open, market-oriented institutions since the reforms that began in 1978. Finally, we will discuss the current business climate in China, especially its international aspects. IB 301 and 4th year standing
COM 450 A02 The Sport Industry - Managaing in a Dynamic, Unique Environment - The objective of this course is to provide students with a systematic overview of the sports industry, with a focus on the leadership of a sport organization (e.g., a team, league, athletic conference).  Students will be presented with the seminal facets of leading a sports organization from a very pragmatic perspective—while conceptual frameworks which explain the pragmatic approaches will be stressed.  Though sports is the context within which course topics (e.g., strategy, leadership, value co-creation, innovation, stakeholder management, corporate social responsibility) are addressed, much of the learning will be generalizable to other industries.  COM 220 and 4th year standing
COM 495 Marketing Communications  COM 250 and 4th year standing
IB 417 A02 International Finance COM 240 and IB 301 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.