Honors Degree

The Bachelor of Commerce Honors Program provides specialization in the chosen subject, with study in greater depth than is provided in the BCom program, and demands a higher standard of performance.

The Honors program is not direct entry, but provides a challenging curriculum for current BCom students interested in pursuing research-oriented graduate business studies or interested in working in positions requiring more rigorous preparation in higher level business skills. Honors programs are available in several areas, see U of A Calendar Section: BCom Honors.

ACCOUNTING HONORS PROGRAM

The BCom Honors in Accounting Program is designed for Accounting majors who want to have a deeper understanding in the history of accounting thought, professionalism, and finance, including the areas of pro forma modelling of financial statements and valuation. An honors program gives us an opportunity to create "thought leaders" for the accounting profession, and provide a special for our best students. Honors program graduates are expected to become leaders of the accounting profession.

FINANCE HONORS PROGRAM

The BCom Honors in Finance program follows the same general program of studies as the BCom with a Major in Finance, with additional required courses. The program is meant for students who wish to follow a more rigorous quantitative program. Additional required courses are the FIN Honors Essay course, plus MATH 115, MATH 125, and STAT 265. Various streams such as Accounting, Economics or Math are possible. Please contact the Department for suggested streams.

For more information, see U of A Calendar Section BCom Honors Finance, or contact the Undergraduate Office, or the Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis.

Please contact the Undergraduate Office for information on the application process.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT HONORS PROGRAM

The BCom Honors in Operations Management program follows the same general program of studies as the BCom with a Major in Operations Management, with additional required courses. The program is meant for students who wish to follow a more rigorous quantitative program.


Admissions

Application to the Honors program is normally made after the completion of Year Two of the BCom program. However, qualified students in any year are encouraged to apply. Acceptance may depend on whether the students have room in their programs to complete Honors requirements. Students may be required to have completed specific course work in Year Two to be eligible for consideration. Prospective students must be currently in the BCom program, or have been accepted for admission to the BCom program.

Questions?

For more information on the BCom Honors program, please consult the U of A Calendar. More specific admission information can be found in the U of A Calendar and by contacting the Undergraduate Office.