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Strategic Management and Organization

Bachelor of Commerce

Faculty of Business

Why study Strategic Management and Organization?

Why study Strategic Management and Organization?

Business is ultimately about working with people. This major focuses on human-centric courses and topics, preparing you to work more effectively with people and within organizations. If you see yourself in a management or leadership position in the future, this may be the major for you.

It’s also the program that gives you the most freedom in choosing your courses and customizing your BCom degree. Choose from courses in entrepreneurship and family business, human resource management, change management, professional service firms, cross-cultural management, working in groups and teams, understanding power and conflict, leadership, and much more.

Why get a Bachelor of Commerce degree?

Why study Business?

The Alberta School of Business offers one of the largest BCom programs in Canada, with five different degree types, 16 majors, and many opportunities for specialization and work experience, including student clubs, business incubators, case competitions, study abroad programs, and more.

Our courses are built around group and project work, and our professors are award-winning teachers and experts in their field who will challenge you to put ideas into practice as you work towards your personal career goals.

Possible Careers

  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Planning Consultant
  • City Manager
  • Executive Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Fund Development Professional
  • Human Resources Professional
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Strategy Consultant

"With a management degree, my options are open. I could work locally, in a foreign place, for a non-profit, or a small or large organization." – Karli is a fourth-year BCom student from Killam, AB, and a UAlberta Ambassador.

Non-Direct Entry

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.

Important information about admission to Business

There is no direct entry from high school into the Bachelor of Commerce program (BCom). Students must first complete a year of university in another Faculty or postsecondary institution and take courses in English, Economics, Mathematics and Statistics. Admission to the BCom is competitive based on performance in the required courses and a student's overall academic record.


 
Preprofessional Study Time: 1 year

24 required, transferable to the University. ( = units of course weight)

  1. Junior Level English (6), which includes any 100-level English (3) and a maximum of (3) in WRS
  2. ECON 101 (3)
  3. ECON 102 (3)
  4. MATH 113 or 114 (3)
  5. STAT 151 (3)

Please consult the Faculty about any other courses appropriate to your major.

Admission Selection: Competitive. Qualified applicants will have completed their preprofessional year with all required preprofessional courses and a minimum of 24 University transferable courses. These applicants are ranked according to their grade point average in the most recent Fall/Winter (September to April consisting of at least 15. Applicants must possess a minimum GPA of 2.3 before their application will be considered. For more information, please visit the BCom website.

Additional Information: Admission to the University of Alberta Business Co-op program is competitive and is based on your application package and your admission interview, if required. For more information on applying to the Co-op program, please visit the Co-op website.

 
 

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Why UAlberta?

The University of Alberta is one of the Top 5 universities in Canada and Top 100 in the world, with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, award-winning professors, a diverse and welcoming community, and opportunities for undergraduates you won’t find anywhere else. Come learn, try, solve, create, challenge, master, transform, and change the world.

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