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Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Learn how to get the most out of your degree and prepare for your future career.

The Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) degree is a four-year direct-entry program. The first two years provide you with general business knowledge; all students take an introductory course in each of the major specializations before selecting a major in the middle of year two.

Management is the organization and coordination of business activities to achieve certain goals and objectives. The major is designed for those students who seek a business education and do not wish to narrow their focus to a specific functional area. Students within the major have significant flexibility to take a collection of courses from accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, management and supply chain management. This wide breadth of knowledge gives you an ideal understanding of the strategy needed to achieve overall organizational goals and objectives.

Explore your major

Learn more about some of the required major-specific courses for this degree. View the course and program catalogue or meet with an academic advisor to understand all major requirements.

Year 1 COMM courses

COMM 100.3 | Business Communication
COMM 101.3 | Introduction to Business
COMM 104.3 | Foundations of Business Statistics
COMM 105.3 | Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
COMM 121.3 | Business Mathematics
COMM 204.3 | Introduction to Marketing
COMM 211.3 | Human Resource Management
COMM 229.3 | Personal Financial Management


You choose
  • One course (3cu) to fulfill your english language requirement
  • One course (3cu) to fulfill your 100-level non-COMM elective requirement

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What will I learn?
  • Be a business professional ready to build nations
  • Understand a wide array of areas across business including accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, and supply chain management
  • Gain broad skills more suited to adapt to today’s rapidly changing business environment
  • Chart your own career path by being flexible, have every opportunity for employment, and not limit yourself to one functional area
  • Have the capability to start your own business by becoming an entrepreneur

Gain relevant experience


Create local and global connections


Get career ready

  • Meet with Edwards Career Services to receive guidance and access resources related to achieving your career goals
  • View the Edwards School of Business tab within CareerLink to review resources and the calendar of career events as well as part-time summer and job postings
  • Build an amazing resume and prepare for upcoming interviews with Edwards Optimal Resume
  • Take a career assessment to learn more about your strengths, personality, interests, and values
  • Develop your LinkedIn profile to begin building your professional brand
  • If you are new to Canada, participate in the Edwards International Career Development Program. Information will be emailed to eligible students in November
  • Access Career Services for additional support with career exploration and job search
Sample courses

Explore your major

Learn more about some of the required major-specific courses for this degree. View the course and program catalogue or meet with an academic advisor to understand all major requirements.

Year 2 COMM courses

COMM 201.3 | Introduction to Financial Accounting
COMM 203.3 | Introduction to Finance
COMM 205.3 | Introduction to Operations Management
COMM 207.3 | Statistics for Business Decisions
COMM 210.3 | Introduction to Managerial Accounting
COMM 213.3 | Management Information Systems
ECON 111.3 | Introductory Microeconomics
ECON 114.3Introductory Macroeconomics


You choose
  • Two courses (6cu) to fulfill your non-COMM elective requirements
Year 3 COMM courses

COMM 304.3 | Introduction to Business Law
COMM 306.3 | Ethics and Strategic Decision Making
COMM 347.3 | Indigenous Business in Canada


You choose
  • Five courses (15cu) from accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, and supply chain management to fulfill your degree requirements
  • One course (3cu) from any level non-COMM elective OR 300-level or higher COMM elective
  • One course (3cu) as a free senior elective (200-level or higher non-COMM OR 300-level or higher COMM)

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Add to your major

Choose from a variety of options to complement your major.

Gain relevant experience


Create local and global connections


Get career ready

  • Make a career advising appointment with Edwards Career Services to identify career options related to the majors you are considering
  • Take the CareerLeader assessment through Edwards Career Services to recognize how your interests, motivators, and skills relate to your future career success and satisfaction
  • View the Edwards CareerLink Events Calendar for upcoming workshops, employer information sessions and additional professional development opportunities
  • Discover job opportunities, explore career options, and meet professionals at Career Services events and career fairs
  • Apply to the Co-op Education Program and gain 8 months of paid work experience in your area of study. Attend a Co-op info-session for more details
  • Research careers and related professional associations – consider signing up for a student membership to access additional resources
  • Take a look at job postings on CareerLink – new postings are added daily!
  • Expand your professional network on LinkedIn
  • If you are new to Canada, participate in the Edwards International Career Development Program. Information will be emailed to eligible students in November
Career readiness competencies

Career Readiness Competencies are transferable skill sets that will prepare you for the world of work and include the top attributes that employers are looking for:


Explore your major

Learn more about some of the required major-specific courses for this degree. View the course and program catalogue or meet with an academic advisor to understand all major requirements.

Final year COMM courses

COMM 401.3 | Business Strategy
COMM 447.3Entrepreneurship and Venture Development


You choose
  • Five courses (15cu) from accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, and supply chain management to fulfill your degree requirements
  • Three courses (9cu) as free senior electives (200-level or higher non-COMM OR 300-level or higher COMM)

Apply to graduate

Academic tips


Consider applying to a graduate program
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Gain relevant experience


Create local and global connections


Get career ready

Career readiness competencies

Career Readiness Competencies are transferable skill sets that will prepare you for the world of work and include the top attributes that employers are looking for:


Possible destinations

People with a management degree take their knowledge and skills into many different industries and occupations. Note that some of the career paths listed here require further education and training.


Career paths

  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development/Sales
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Information Officer
  • Management Trainee Programs
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Non-Profit Sector
  • Operations
  • Production
  • Project Management
  • Purchasing
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
  • Transportation

The management major set me up for great success once I entered my career. It gave me a great overview on a myriad of subjects including accounting, finance, HR and entrepreneurship which have been integral in my career growth and development.  I had the choice to join any major but chose management and came out as a well-rounded Edwards alum!

—Chris, Bachelor of Commerce '10 in management 

Where do USask alumni work?

  • Bayer Crop Science
  • Cameco
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • Cargill
  • Colliers International
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Farm Credit Canada
  • Federated Co-operatives Ltd.
  • First Nations Bank of Canada
  • ISN Software Canada
  • MNP LLP
  • Nutrien
  • PepsiCo Canada
  • PIC Investment Group
  • Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan
  • Rawlco Radio
  • Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
  • SaskPower
  • SaskTel
  • SGI
  • Sunlife Financial
  • TD Financial Group
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Vendasta

Recent graduates with a bachelor of commerce degree in human resources earn, on average, $51,207 (Edwards School of Business B.Comm. 2020 Employment Statistics).


"In anticipation of a nonlinear career path and having already experienced the rapidly changing business landscape, one of my key drivers at Edwards was to obtain a comprehensive degree. Pursuing the management major was a natural choice with the knowledge that it would deliver experiential learning, big picture business philosophy and offer the flexibility to serve me in a variety of future roles. It’s already been six years since graduation and I am still very happy with the decision!"

—Kimmy, Bachelor of Commerce '14 (with distinction) in management

"I chose the management major to take ownership of my learning path and future career. Participating in the Edwards co-op program, honours program and studying abroad in Australia were the best decisions I made during my degree. These opportunities significantly enhanced my learning and allowed me to truly apply my knowledge and skills. The knowledge gained, relationships built and self-awareness developed all played a significant role in my future."

—Jantina, Bachelor of Commerce '13 in management

"I chose management because I wish to support Indigenous communities in their economic development and self-governing programs and the management major helps me achieve this goal with the broad understanding of business."

—Jessica, fourth-year management student