Honors Degree

The Bachelor of Commerce Honors Program demands a higher standard of performance while providing a greater in-depth study of the student’s specialization of choice.

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.


The BCom Honors in Accounting 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. This honors program gives us an opportunity to create "thought leaders" for the accounting profession, and provides a special challenge for our best students. Honors program graduates are expected to become leaders of the accounting profession.


The BCom Honors in Finance is designed for Finance majors who want to build a deeper expertise in finance. As it is intended for those targeting positions that require higher-level business skills, the Honors Program demands strong performance and solid motivation. Students in the program can choose to follow one of two streams: Private Venture Markets (PVM) or the Trading, Risk Analytics, and Digital Finance (TRADF).


The BCom Honors in Operations Management 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.


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.

For more detailed information about admission requirements, see the U of A Calendar.


For more information on the BCom Honors program, please consult the U of A Calendar and by contacting the Business Undergraduate Office.