Academic Programs

The Undergraduate Program at DeGroote helps students develop a solid understanding of business functions and relationships. Students can focus on one of the following subject areas, or choose courses from a variety of disciplines.

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations management
  • Human resources
  • Information systems

Core Programs

Students can choose between the Commerce program and the Honours Commerce program. Students in these programs who qualify can also take advantage of internship opportunities.

Commerce Program

  • Four year program.
  • Leads to the Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com.) degree.
  • Provides the essential grounding in business subjects while giving students the opportunity to broaden their horizons by taking social science, humanities and science courses as well.

Honours Commerce Program

  • Four year program.
  • Leads to the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Honours B. Com.) degree.
  • Provides substantial opportunity for concentration in business subjects, beyond the essentials.

Everyone who successfully completes the program graduates with either a Bachelor of Commerce or an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree. There are no specialized majors.

Minors

DeGroote also offers minors for students in other faculties. For more information about each one, refer to the academic calendar.

If you require permissions for any Commerce courses to complete your minor requirements, please send us an email to buscom@mcmaster.ca.

To apply for the Minor in Business, you must declare this on Mosaic when you apply to graduate. Your home faculty will be responsible for administering the Minor in Business.

Specialty Minors

To apply for a Specialty Minor, please complete and submit a Specialty Minor Application Form to the Student Experience Office in DSB 112.

Approved minors appear on your transcript, but are not included on your diploma.

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