Students have only one opportunity to be reviewed for entry to a Commerce program. Other options may be pursued through the Student Experience - Academic Office (DSB-112).
To be considered for entry into the Honours Commerce Program, a Business I student must have met all of the following:
achieved a GPA of at least 5.0 on a minimum of 24 units of course work for Business I (on first attempts only) and these must include all required courses of the Business I program;
successfully completed, on first attempts only, all Business I required courses (See Business I Requirements). An exception to this condition is that no more than a single failure of a Business I required course is allowed for students with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a minimum of 24 units of course work for Business I. These students must successfully complete the failed course at the earliest possible opportunity or they will not be able to continue in the program;
successfully completed ALL required units of Business I course work and successfully completed enough units of elective course work where the total of successful units of course work equals 24 units.
Refer to Workload under the Academic Regulations section in the School of Business for information on full-time and part-time Business I course loads.
Students seeking a Minor in Mathematics and Statistics must take MATH 1A03 (or 1LS3) and should refer to the Faculty of Science section of this Calendar for the requirements for a Minor in Mathematics and Statistics. Students neither seeking this Minor nor planning on a transfer to the Faculty of Science, are advised to take MATH 1M03.
Transfer students may be admitted from other universities or from other Faculties within McMaster University. Academic requirements for admission of transfer students will be more demanding than those for Business I students.
Courses that are cross-listed with Commerce courses are considered Commerce electives for the purposes of fulfilling program requirements. This is the case regardless of the course-code the student has enrolled under.
Students who have been granted Faculty permission to take COMMERCE 4EL3 in Level III Commerce will have this course applied against the program requirements for Level IV Commerce as three of the six required units of Level III or IV Commerce courses. See the DeGroote School of Business (Faculty of Business) program requirements section of this calendar.
Level I: 30 units
Students admitted to Business I must complete 30 units as follows:
Students who are currently registered in this program should refer to their enrolment reports in Mosaic Student Centre or contact the Student Experience - Academic Office (DSB-112) to discuss their program requirements.