Business Administration and Economics

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Business Administration and Economics)

This joint program includes specialized coursework in economics – knowledge of the underlying issues that impact global financial problems and growth, analytical skills, and a strong understanding of the decision-making process based on the resources available in a snapshot of time. Thesis option is available. 


Admission Requirements

Minimum Average over 6 Grade 12 academic courses: 73% 

Ontario Course Requirements:

  • ENG4U
  • MHF4U
  • MCV4U is strongly recommended
  • A minimum grade of 70% in at least one grade 12 U Math course (or equivalent) is also normally required

Suggested Sequence

Semester 1

  • STEN 1000, Introduction to Business
  • ECON 1100, Introduction to Economics I
  • MATH 1980, Mathematics for Business
  • Option outside of Business Administration or Economics
  • Option outside of Business Administration or Economics

Semester 2

  • ECON 1110, Introduction to Economics II
  • ACCT 1510, Principles of Financial Accounting
  • MGMT 1000, Business Communications
  • MSCI 1000, Introduction to Business Data Analysis Using Spreadsheets
  • MKTG 1310, Priciples of Marketing

Semester 3

  • ACCT 2550, Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • FINA 2700, Business Finance I
  • MSCI 2020, Business Data Analysis or STAT 2910 or STAT 2920
  • ECON 2210, Intermediate Microeconomics I
  • ECON 2310, Intermediate Macroeconomics I

Semester 4

  • FINA 2710, Business Finance II
  • MSCI 2130, Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • MSCI 2200, Quantitative Decision Models
  • ECON 2120, Intermediate Statistical Methods
  • ECON 2220, Intermediate Microeconomics II

Semester 5

  • MGMT 2400, Management and Organizational Life
  • MGMT 2430, Human Resource Management
  • One of: 
    • ​*MSCI 3310, Operations Management I
    • *MSCI 3410, Supply Chain Management I: Intro to Fundamentals
  • ECON 2320, Intermediate Macroeconomics II
  • Business elective

Semester 6

  • MGMT 3000, Business Ethics
  • STEN 3970, The Law and Business Administration
  • Business elective
  • 2 Economics electives

Semesters 7&8

  • STEN 4980, Strategic Management
  • 5 Business electives
  • 4 Economics electives

*Beginning Fall 2019, students may take either MSCI 3310 or MSCI 3410. However, students pursuing the Supply Chain and Business Analytics specialization MUST take MSCI 3410. If a student chooses to take BOTH classes, MSCI 3310 must be taken BEFORE MSCI 3410, or else it will not count for credit.