Undergraduate Admission, Queen's University, Canada

Commerce

[Interior of Goodes Hall]

Commerce

Commerce

[Commerce students]

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom, Honours)
OUAC code: QC

Queen’s Commerce remains the largest academic program at the Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business and continues to move forward with its tremendous sense of community.

The Commerce experience extends well beyond the classroom. During your four years here, not only will you acquire critical leadership, team, and communication skills, but you will enjoy unparalleled extracurricular opportunities, including a wide range of conferences and competitions.

Why Study Commerce at Queen’s?

[Commerce student on laptop]

Get Down to Business

From day one, you will become immersed in a program that features small class sizes, a team approach, state-of-the-art technologies, and a focus on personal and academic development. The first two years of your program provide a strong business foundation. In third and fourth year, you can focus on areas of interest such as accounting, finance, or marketing, or you can remain a generalist by choosing courses from various fields of study.

Commerce Society

The moment you join the Queen’s Commerce program, you become a member of the Queen’s Commerce Society (ComSoc) – an organization run by and for Queen’s Commerce students. ComSoc is at the heart of the Commerce experience and is unlike any other student organization. Queen’s Commerce Society is the largest undergraduate business society in Canada, with more than 900 student-held positions, some of which are open to first-year students. No other undergraduate business program offers this range and depth of opportunities.

Our Facilities

Goodes Hall, the home of Smith School of Business, combines a preserved 1892 schoolhouse with the contemporary architecture and the cutting-edge learning tools of a modern business school. Named in honour of the family of Mel Goodes, a Commerce ’57 alumnus, Goodes Hall was conceived, designed, and constructed not just as a building, but as a community. The guiding principle from the outset was to create a space that would inspire maximum interaction between Smith’s students, faculty, and staff. This state-of-the-art, 188,000-square-foot facility includes a large central atrium, 16 classrooms, and 20 meeting rooms, as well as faculty and administrative offices. The building’s west wing, which opened in 2012, has been LEED® Gold certified.

[Goodes Hall exterior]

Learn by Doing

Queen’s Commerce offers unparalleled extracurricular opportunities through the Commerce Society, including a wide range of business-related conferences and competitions. All of these events receive extensive support from Canada’s corporate community, and provide outstanding opportunities to further develop your team, leadership, and networking skills.

Career Possibilities

[Students collaborating at Queen's Startup Summit]

Accounting, advertising, business development, corporate and commercial banking, corporate finance, entrepreneurship, general management, human resources, management consulting, marketing and brand management, private equity, project management, real estate finance, retail management, sales and trading, strategic planning, venture capital, and many more.

Optional Programs

Commerce students are able to earn a Certificate in Social Impact offered by the Smith School of Business Centre for Social Impact. In addition, Commerce students have the option to complete a dual degree in the Faculty of Arts and Science or a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) / Juris Doctor (JD) combined degree with the Faculty of Law.

International Exchange

[Goodes Hall exterior]You will have the opportunity to study business abroad through exchange opportunities at over 100 prestigious business schools in 37 countries, or at Queen’s own Bader International Study Centre in East Sussex, England. All Commerce students in good academic standing are guaranteed a spot in an international exchange opportunity.

The Career Advancement Centre

The Career Advancement Centre includes a team of career coaches who actively support your career advancement from first year to graduation. We offer a comprehensive career management plan which covers topics ranging from career exploration to salary negotiation. We provide one-on-one coaching, workshops, specialized training, alumni networking events and much more. We have an online career portal that contains numerous resources and tools, including a private Smith School job posting site. We also have a Toronto based corporate relations team who builds and maintains relationships with a wide variety of companies that actively visit campus and recruit Queen’s Commerce students.

VIDEO: Queen's Commerce First Year

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