3.2 Course Requirements for Admission
The following is a summary of the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.). Equivalent academic courses completed elsewhere at recognized universities will be considered. All admission requirements, as well as application deadline dates and forms, are included in the Applicant Information Bulletin that is available from the Admissions Office, Enrolment Services, 424 University Centre. This information is also posted on the University of Manitoba's website.
Economics ECON 1200
Mathematics MATH 1520 or MATH 1500 and Mathematics MATH 1310 or MATH 1300
Psychology PSYC 1200 or Sociology SOC 1200
A 3 or 6 credit hour course that satisfies the Written English requirement
6-9 credit hours of electives for a total of 30 credit hours
(Students must achieve a minimum grade of "C" on each course listed above.)
Applicants who are missing one or more of the Track 1 course requirements may apply under Track 2 provided they have met the following criteria:
Track 2 applicants are required to complete all outstanding Track 1 required courses during their first year after admission to the Asper School of Business.
- completed a minimum of 30 credit hours;
- achieved a minimum admission GPA of 3.1; and
- achieved a minimum grade of "C" on each course comprising the 30 credit hours.
Priority for Admission
Admission to the Asper School of Business is limited to an annual quota. The quota will be filled by selecting students from a rank-ordered list of applicants in the following order:
For September 2006:
First Priority - Track 1 applicants with an admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.60 or greater in descending order of their AGPA with 30 spaces reserved for the Track 2 applicants with the highest AGPAs.
Second Priority - Track 2 applicants with an AGPA of 3.10 or greater in descending order of their AGPA.
Third Priority - Track 1 applicants with an AGPA of 2.00 to 2.59 in descending order of their AGPA.
Applicants in both Tracks may require an AGPA well in excess of the minimum to be successful in the annual competition for admission.
High school prerequisite: Mathematics 40S (pre-calculus, with a minimum 60 per cent)
The Written English and Mathematics requirements are satisfied by Track 1 courses.
Minimum GPA for consideration: 2.0 for Track 1 applicants; 3.1 for Track 2 applicants.
Admission to the Asper School of Business is limited to an annual quota and is competitive.
Mature students are not admitted directly to the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program. Mature students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program must first complete the Qualifying Year requirements. All students planning to enter the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program must obtain a minimum of 60 per cent in Senior 4, Mathematics 40S, or equivalent.
Advance Standing: Transfer and Second Degree Students
Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements for admission after their first year of University can spend another year (or more) in another faculty, complete the eligibility requirements, and then apply (or re-apply) for admission. Students who complete additional course credits beyond the qualifying year requirements are eligible to receive applicable advance standing upon admission to the Asper School of Business.
The following regulations apply to students who must (or choose to) take more than one year to qualify for admission to the Asper School of Business.
All transfer and second degree students will be required to:
Students who are admitted to the Asper School of Business who have completed more than the minimum 30 credit hours required in the Qualifying Year may be eligible to receive transfer credit for the additional work completed, provided the additional course work is creditable toward the degree requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours).
- Meet the admission requirements of Track 1 or Track 2 in the year of application.
- Complete all 126 credit hours required in the B. Comm. (Hons) program, including the 30 credit hours that comprise the specific qualifying year requirements, the Core requirements, the course requirements for one Major, Business options, and elective courses. After admission to the Asper School, students in Track 2 must complete all outstanding requisite courses listed in the Track 1 requirements and achieve a minimum grade of "C" in each course.
Students who are admitted to the Asper School of Business following the completion of another degree program are eligible to receive a maximum of 60 hours of transfer credit for applicable courses completed as part of their first degree. Students who, within their first degree, have more than 60 hours of transferable credits would be required to take substitute courses for credits in excess of the 60 hour limit on transfer.
Students who have a degree and in addition have completed further courses at the University of Manitoba which are applicable to the B.Comm.(Hons.) program that were not used for credit toward their first degree may receive additional transfer credit for that work.
Students are encouraged to contact a Student Advisor in the Program Office for information on how to optimize their transfer credit and advance standing.
Admission Requirements: Joint Programs with Manitoba Colleges
The Asper School of Business has established Joint Programs with Red River College, Assiniboine Community College, University College of the North, and Ecole technique et professionnelle. Graduates of the Business Administration Diploma (University Stream) from these four colleges are eligible to apply directly to the Asper School of Business. Successful applicants will receive block transfer credit for their courses completed in the Business Administration Diploma and are required to complete specified courses at the University of Manitoba in order to receive the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree. Requirements for the Joint Programs are listed in Section 7 for Red River College, in Section 8 for Assiniboine Community College, in Section 9 for University College of the North, and in Section 10 for Ecole technique et professionnelle.
Admission to each Joint Program is limited to an annual quota and is competitive. Students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on their Business Administration Diploma (University Stream) to be eligible for admission. Applicants are ranked in descending order of their grade point average and are admitted until the annual quota is met.