The Edwards School of Business is a great place to study business in Western Canada. Saskatoon is a vibrant community with a thriving economy and we are committed to providing an outstanding experience to students from around the world.

Students returning to the program after an absence of five years or more will be placed under the curriculum requirements in effect on the date that the student is readmitted to the School. In 2006 and thereafter, upon first admission to the Edwards School of Business, students must complete the degree requirements within a ten (10) year time period. Under exceptional circumstances, the School may grant an extension. The Course & Program Catalogue material details the new course offerings and the revised program which should be followed by all newly admitted students.

The curriculum exposes students to important business issues starting in the first year of study. Newly admitted students will have a more integrated first year experience with wider exposure to management concepts in key areas such as organizational behaviour, business communications, and decision making. Students entering their third year will specialize in one of six majors and conclude their fourth year with a business policy and an entrepreneurship class.

Majors

A student can major in one of six fields: Accounting (33 credit units), Finance (24 credit units), Human Resources (24 credit units), Management (30 credit units), Marketing (24 credit units) or Supply Chain Management (21 credit units). Each major has certain required courses, while some also have elective courses which can be selected from a specified list. Entrance restrictions have been placed on five of the majors (Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain Management) with the criterion being academic performance. All students must apply for acceptance to a major through program planning in January of their second year.

Electives

Senior elective credit units vary depending on the major: 12 credit units for Management; 9 credit units for Accounting; ; 18 credit units for Finance, Human ResourcesMarketing; and 21 credit units for Supply Chain Management. Senior electives may be chosen from Commerce courses (300-level and higher) or non-Commerce courses (200-level and higher) but students must have met the necessary prerequisites. The prerequisites may, in some cases, be junior courses which will not count towards the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Year 1 (30 credit units)

  • COMM 100.3
  • COMM 101.3
  • COMM 104.3
  • COMM 105.3
  • COMM 121.3
  • COMM 204.3
  • COMM 211.3
  • COMM 229.3

Mathematics

Mathematics
Students who are particularly strong in Mathematics and who may wish to undertake additional studies in university level Mathematics are encouraged to take MATH 110.3 or MATH 176.3. The Edwards School will accept MATH 110.3, MATH 121.3, MATH 123.3, MATH 125.3, MATH 133.4, or MATH 176.3 in place of COMM 121.3. Students may choose to take COMM 121.3 plus one of MATH 110.3 or MATH 176.3 as an elective if the course is completed after COMM 121.3. MATH 121.3, MATH 123.3, MATH 125.3, or MATH 133.4 cannot be used as electives in the B.Comm. program.

Statistics Courses

Please note the following regarding Statistics courses:

COMM 104.3
The following courses can be used in place of COMM 104 in the B.Comm. program and CANNOT be used as non-Commerce electives in the B.Comm. program. Students wishing to pursue further studies in Statistics should review the Arts & Science Statistics Course Regulations and consult with an Academic Advisor.

  • EE 216.3
  • GE 210.3
  • PLSC 214.3
  • PSY 233.3
  • STAT 241.3
  • STAT 244.3
  • STAT 245.3
  • STAT 246.3

COMM 207.3
The following courses can be used in place of COMM 207 in the B.Comm. program and CANNOT be used as non-Commerce electives in the B.Comm. program. Students wishing to pursue further studies in Statistics should review the Arts & Science Statistics Course Regulations and consult with an Academic Advisor.

  • STAT 242.3
  • PSY 234.3

STAT 103.3
STAT 103 is NOT equivalent to either COMM 104 or COMM 207, but CAN be used as a non-Commerce elective if taken prior to COMM 104 or an equivalent.

NOTE: the following courses CANNOT be used in the B.Comm. program.

  • AGRC 290.3
  • AGRC 291.3
  • BPBE 320.3
  • MATH 150.3
  • MATH 101.3
  • all ENT classes

Non-COMM Elective

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • 100-level non-Commerce elective
  • PSY 101 will not be accepted for credit

English Language Requirement

Choose 3 credit units from the following:
  • ENG 110.6
  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3
  • ESL 116.3
  • HIST 115.3
  • HIST 125.3
  • HIST 135.3
  • HIST 145.3
  • HIST 155.3
  • HIST 165.3
  • HIST 175.3
  • HIST 185.3
  • HIST 193.3
  • HIST 194.3
  • MUS 155.3
  • PHIL 115.3
  • PHIL 120.3
  • PHIL 121.3
  • PHIL 133.3

Year 2 (30 credit units)

  • COMM 201.3
  • COMM 203.3
  • COMM 205.3
  • COMM 207.3
  • COMM 210.3
  • COMM 213.3
  • ECON 111.3
  • ECON 114.3

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • non-Commerce electives

Statistics Courses

Please note the following regarding Statistics courses:

COMM 104.3
The following courses can be used in place of COMM 104 in the B.Comm. program and CANNOT be used as non-Commerce electives in the B.Comm. program. Students wishing to pursue further studies in Statistics should review the Arts & Science Statistics Course Regulations and consult with an Academic Advisor.

  • EE 216.3
  • GE 210.3
  • PLSC 214.3
  • PSY 233.3
  • STAT 241.3
  • STAT 244.3
  • STAT 245.3
  • STAT 246.3

COMM 207.3
The following courses can be used in place of COMM 207 in the B.Comm. program and CANNOT be used as non-Commerce electives in the B.Comm. program. Students wishing to pursue further studies in Statistics should review the Arts & Science Statistics Course Regulations and consult with an Academic Advisor.

  • STAT 242.3
  • PSY 234.3

STAT 103.3
STAT 103 is NOT equivalent to either COMM 104 or COMM 207, but CAN be used as a non-Commerce elective if taken prior to COMM 104 or an equivalent.

NOTE: the following courses CANNOT be used in the B.Comm. program.

  • AGRC 290.3
  • AGRC 291.3
  • BPBE 320.3
  • MATH 150.3
  • MATH 101.3
  • all ENT classes

Year 3 (30 credit units)

Core Requirements (9 credit units)

  • COMM 304.3
  • COMM 306.3
  • COMM 347.3

Marketing Major Requirements (12 credit units)

Marketing requirements will be in effect for students entering the Marketing major in the 2021-22 academic year. Students currently in the Marketing major will be allowed to complete the major requirements for the academic year in which they were admitted.
  • COMM 340.3
  • COMM 352.3
  • COMM 354.3
  • COMM 357.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • Any level non-Commerce elective OR
  • 300-level or higher COMM

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • free senior electives (200-level or higher non-COMM or 300-level or higher COMM)

Year 4 (30 credit units)

Core Requirements (6 credit units)

  • COMM 401.3
  • COMM 447.3

Marketing Major Requirements (12 credit units)

Marketing requirements will be in effect for students entering the Marketing major in the 2021-22 academic year. Students currently in the Marketing major will be allowed to complete the major requirements for the academic year in which they were admitted.

  • COMM 473.3

Choose 9 credit units from the following:

Marketing Major Electives:

  • COMM 311.3
  • COMM 358.3
  • COMM 450.3
  • COMM 451.3
  • COMM 452.3
  • COMM 454.3
  • COMM 456.3
  • COMM 457.3
  • COMM 458.3
  • COMM 470.3

Choose 12 credit units from the following:

  • free senior electives (200-level or higher non-COMM or 300-level or higher COMM)