Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Undergraduate Business Degree Program

Welcome to Edwards

Students from around the world choose to study at the Edwards School of Business because we offer hands-on experiential learning in every area of study. You go beyond analyzing cases and into communities, graduating with legit consulting experience on your résumé.

Our 4-year B.Comm. degree helps students develop the critical thinking, problem solving, communication and teamwork skills that employers demand. In 2015, 82.8% of graduates were employed in their field and only 11% were still looking for a job within 6 months of graduation.

At Edwards, we have a dedicated student advisory team which means you can book an appointment to see an advisor within a day (using our online booking system). We also offer same day drop-in service for quick questions.

Our young, vibrant faculty consistently earn prestigious teaching awards, attesting to their investment in your learning.

Join us today and experience all that Edwards has to offer!

Apply for admission

Join the business program when you're ready - we offer admission for Fall and Winter starts.

Start Date Application Deadline
January 2017

September 1, 2016 (International Students)

December 1, 2016 (Canadian Residents)

September 2017

February 15, 2017

December 1, 2016 for early admission1

APPLY Direct Entry Fact Sheet Transfer Fact Sheet

Students who take a year off from university and are in good standing2 when they leave can apply to return before August 15th each year and will be guaranteed admission back to the program. Apply through PAWS or complete a new application as a 'returning student'.

1 Grade 12 students can apply for early admission using their marks to the end of grade 11 until December 1st and would be conditinally admitted if they have a 5-subject average of 83% or higher. Students applying prior to December 1st can apply for the University's Best and Brightest Scholarships.
2 Students in the B.Comm. program are in good standing as long as they maintain a 60% or higher year average.

The application for 2017 will go live on September 30, 2016.
Join us for Open House and learn more about business before you apply.

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Online Business Class

High school students (and those studying at a U of S regional college) can now complete their first business class online. We offer COMM 101: Introduction to Business twice per academic year and high school students can receive dual credit for Introduction to Business 30L. Learn more >>

Transfer Credit

New students can transfer up to 60 credits of course work from another college or institution*. In most cases, transfer credit is assessed on a course-by-course basis but Edwards also has block transfer credit agreements with the following programs:

 

  • Aboriginal Financial Officers' Association (AFOA)

    AFOA graduates of the Aboriginal Financial Management (AFM) Diploma program can transfer 42 credits into the B.Comm. program at Edwards. This agreement was signed in 2010 and applies to students who completed the curriculum in place at the time of signing.

    Admission Requirements

    • 65% grade point average on all diploma courses
    • 70% or higher on the U of S Mathematics Placement Test, taken prior to September in the year of admission1
    • Apply for admission no later than February 15 to start in September or December 1 to start in January

    "This represents an exceptional opportunity for Aboriginal people who are trying to pursue an education in the field of finance. Aboriginal communities are in dire need of educated finance and business professionals."
    - Ernie Daniels, President and COO, AFOA Canada

    1 Students are conditionally admitted prior to completion of the test and are fully admitted once they earn a grade of 70% or higher. Those who don't meet this average requirement will be required to complete MATH 102.3: University Pre-Calculus or an equivalent courses in their first year of study. Upon successfull completion, students will be fully admitted to the B.Comm. program.
  • Business Administration Certificate (BAC), University of Saskatchewan

    The Business Administration Certificate program is a part-time eight course program offered in the evenings to accommodate adult learners who are working during the day. All classes are held in the PotashCorp Centre at the Edwards School of Business.

    BAC 11 = COMM 101.3
    BAC 14 = COMM 100.3
    BAC 15 = COMM 211.3
    BAC 16 = No credit
    BAC 25 = COMM 204.3
    BAC 28 = COMM 105.3
    BAC 29 = COMM 304.3
    BAC 35 = COMM 340.3
    BAC 37 = COMM 306.3
    BAC 38 = COMM SR.3

  • Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT)

    SIIT graduates of the 1-year business certificate or 2-year business diploma in Accounting, Business Administration or Human Resource Management can transfer 30 credits or 60 credits, respectively, into the B.Comm. program at Edwards. This agreement was signed in February 2014 and applies to students who completed the curriculum in place at the time of signing.

    Admission Requirements

    • Completion of Foundations of Math 30, Pre-Calculus 30 or an equivalent course
    • Apply for admission no later than February 15 to start in September or December 1 to start in January

    Business Certificate  Accounting Diploma  Business Admin Diploma  HR Management Diploma

     

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic

    Sask Polytech graduates of the 1-year business certificate or 2-year business diploma in Accounting, Human Resources, Management or Marketing can transfer 30 credits or 60 credits, respectively, into the B.Comm. program at Edwards. This agreement was signed in April 2016 and applies to students who completed the curriculum in place at the time of signing.

    Admission Requirements

    • 72% average on all diploma courses1
    • Completion of Foundations of Math 30, Pre-Calculus 30 or an equivalent course
    • Apply for admission no later than February 15 to start in September or December 1 to start in January

    Business Certificate  Accounting Diploma  HR Diploma  Management Diploma  Marketing Diploma

    1 Students graduating with a diploma in Accounting must also earn an average of 72% in second year to ensure that they are adequately prepared for upper year accounting courses offered by the Edwards School of Business. Those who complete the 1-year business certificate only have to meet the transfer average in place in the year they apply to Edwards.

*Note: Current students who wish to visit another institution and transfer courses to the Edwards B.Comm. degree must request permission prior to registration.

Second Degree Programs

  • Business and Law

    The combined B.Comm./JD (Juris Doctor) program allows a student to obtain both the Bachelor of Commerce and Law degrees in six years rather than the seven years needed to complete the degrees separately. The College of Law offers a sense of community in a small college of less than 400 students from diverse backgrounds. Students interested in this program should consult an advisor regarding the necessary substitution of classes in years two and three in order to complete all necessary requirements.

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    "A business background seemed to mesh well with that kind of law," she says. "And a law firm is still a business when it comes down to it, so understanding how businesses work is important."

    -Breanne Lothian, B.Comm./JD program graduate

    Read the article in Thrive Magazine (page 16)

  • Business and Agriculture
    A combined B.Comm./B.S.A. degree can be achieved in six years or less by selecting appropriate courses and electives in the Agriculture B.S.A. program. Students wishing to pursue Agriculture and Business should originally apply to the College of Agriculture.
  • Business and Arts & Science
    A student who wishes to pursue a B.Comm./B.A. or B.Sc. degree must complete the equivalent of a minimum of 150 credit units if they are obtaining a B.A. or B.Sc. three-year degree or a minimum of 180 credit units for a B.A. or B.Sc. four-year degree. Further, in order to meet the requirements of the B.Comm. degree, the student must complete at least 60 credit units selected in such a manner as to satisfy requirements in both colleges. Students wishing to complete both Arts and Science and Business degrees can originally apply to either the College of Arts & Science or the Edwards School of Business.

Academic Advising

Academic advising is a partnership and shared responsibility between each student and their advisor. It helps students develop an educational plan that fits their abilities, interests, personal circumstances, and career goals.

Prospective students receive one-on-one guidance on undergrad and certificate business programs, university services and referrals to other units on campus.

Make an appointment by calling 306-966-4785, emailing undergrad@edwards.usask.ca or dropping by in-person at the office in Room 185. Current U of S students can book an advising appointment online.

Call Us at 306-966-4785 Email Us Online Advisor Booking System

Directions to the Student & Faculty Services Office:  Enter the front doors of the PotashCorp Centre (25 Campus Drive) and go up the stairs. Turn left into the Office Wing and then left again. Our office is at the end of the hallway in Room 185.

Money Matters

Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards 

There are scholarships, bursaries and awards available for newly admitted students based on academic achievement, financial need and community leadership. There are also awards that recognize students from particular backgrounds, acknowledge contributions to certain clubs, and reward outstanding achievement in music or athletics.  >>Learn more

Tuition & Related Costs

One of the most frequent questions asked by students (and their parents) is "how much will first year cost?"

In 2016-17, first year domestic students will pay approximately $7,722.67 in tuition and fees based on completion of 30 credit units.

COMM classes (100.3, 101.3, 104.3, 105.3 and 119.3) $3975.00
MATH 121.3 or 110.3   $611.70
ECON 111.3 and 114.3 $1158.00
6 credits of 100 level non-Commerce electives

$1158.001

Total Tuition $6,902.70
University Student Fees    $819.972
Total Tuition and Fees $7,722.67
1 Will vary depending on choice of electives.
2 Includes Heath & Dental fee of $247.69 which has an opt-off option with proof of other coverage.

Ready to Study With Us?

If you would like more information on our program, please contact us!

Students & Faculty Service Office
Edwards School of Business
University of Saskatchewan
Room 185, 25 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
S7N 5A7

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