Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Bilingual Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Pre Professional Year:

The Alberta School of Business does not accept students directly from high school. All applicants must complete one year of pre-professional studies in French, in order to apply to the program. This year will generally be completed at Campus Saint-Jean (CSJ) in a program such as Arts or Science. Applicants can also enroll in another recognized post secondary institutions where they must complete the pre-professional requirements in French. If you have questions about admission to CSJ at the U of A, please consult the Office of the Registrar’s website and contact Campus St. Jean. 

Applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency and French Language Proficiency as courses are taught in both languages.

Admission Requirements:

1. Students must present a minimum of 24 credits of university transferable courses.  = credits
2. Completion of the following five U of A CSJ courses or their English equivalents:

ANGLAIS 111 (6), or 113 (6), or ANGLAIS 122 and 126 (3 each):
ECONOMIE 101 (3) - Introduction à la micro-économie 
ECONOMIE 102 (3) - Introduction à la macro-économie 
MATHÉMATIQUES 114 (3) Calcul élémentaire 
STATISTIQUE 151 (3) - Introduction à la statistique appliquée I

3.Competitive GPA 

Applicants must possess a minimum GPA of 2.3 on that scale in their most recent consecutive Fall/Winter session (September through to April) before their application will be considered.  A GPA of 2.3 and possession of the basic requirements does not guarantee admission and historically has not been a competitive GPA. All qualified applicants are ranked and admitted in order by GPA until the quota is full.The competitive GPA has been between 3.0-3.3 in the previous admission intakes but can fluctuate each intake due to the quality of the applicant pool and the number of spaces available in the undergraduate program quota.

How is the GPA calculated?

The GPA is calculated on the most recent Fall/Winter session (September to April) where a student has completed a minimum of 15 credits (5 half-year courses). If a student has more than 15 credits in the Fall/Winter, all coursework taken will be used to calculate the admission GPA. All courses, including failed courses if they occurred within the Fall/Winter session, will be included in the admission GPA calculation. Repeated courses, if previously passed, will have the first passing grade substituted into the calculation. The U of A uses a custom 4-point grading scale and GPA's will be converted to that scale.

Admission Deadlines:

Fall 2018 Admission

February 15, 2018: Deadline to apply for Early Admission with Conditions
March 1, 2018: Deadline to apply for Fall Admission 2018
June 15, 2018: Official Transcript Deadline

Online applications for Fall 2018 will open on October 1, 2017.

Make sure to you submit the U of A application for admission form by March 1st in your pre-professional year. For information about admission policies,procedures and early admission conditions, please visit U of A Calendar Section: Faculty of Business. If you are attending another post-secondary institution, your official transcripts and documents are required by June 15th. If you are a U of A student, you are not required to submit your U of A transcript. 

Early Admission with Conditions:
Students are considered for Early Admission with Conditions in April and for Final Admission from June 15 to the end of August. Information on qualifying for Early Admission with Conditions is available in the U of A Calendar. To be considered, you must submit your application for admission and official non-U of A transcript (if applicable) to the Office of the Registrar by February 15.

Questions?
For more information on the Bilingual BCom program, please consult the admission and program information sections in the U of A Calendar. If you have any questions, please contact the Undergraduate Program Office.