BCom: 120 Credits Specialized Honours - Administrative Studies

Degree Requirements

Students prior to entering the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) are required to have completed one 4U mathematics MHF4U (Advanced Functions), or the equivalent.

AP/ADMS 1000 3.00, Introduction to Business must be successfully completed prior to taking a course for which it is a prerequisite. For all other ADMS courses, AP/ADMS 1000 3.00 may be taken concurrently (corequisite) with the first ADMS course(s) taken.

For students with a prior degree in business-related programs, AP/ADMS 1000 3.00 is waived as a prerequisite for administrative studies (ADMS) courses. Students must replace the course with three credits in administrative studies (ADMS).

The following notes apply to the Honours BCom and BCom programs:

Notes:

  1. These courses will not count toward the fulfillment of the 18 credits outside the major.
  1. 4000-level courses are open only to students in the Honours program who have completed a minimum of 78 credits, except for certain courses included within certificates where there is a C+ grade requirement on prerequisite courses. Any student may take these courses provided requirements are met.
  2. Students are recommended to consider, when choosing their 18 required credits outside the major, the following courses in related disciplines through the School of Public Policy and Administration: AP/PPAS 1110 3.00AP/PPAS 2110 3.00, and AP/PPAS 2195 3.00.
  3. The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) courses are recognized towards certification in a number of professional programs, but not all professional accredited courses completed at other post-secondary institutions are eligible for a course credit exclusion towards a major, minor or pre-requisite credits in a degree program. Courses not granted a course credit exclusion may be used as elective credits.
  4. Students of professional associations should note that degree requirements must be followed. Those who wish to combine a degree and professional designation or otherwise take courses at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, in accordance with Faculty requirements, are advised to obtain full details from the organizations involved which include:
    • Appraisal Institute of Canada (Ontario)
    • Canadian College of Health Service Executives
    • Canadian Institute of Marketing
    • Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation
    • Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Ontario
    • Credit Union Institute of Canada
    • Financial Planning Standards Council
    • Human Resources Professionals Associations of Ontario
    • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
    • Institute of Canadian Bankers
    • Institute of Materials Management Societies
    • Institute of Municipal Assessors of Ontario
    • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
    • Purchasing Management Association of Canada
    • Real Estate Institute of Canada (Toronto Chapter)
    • Supply Chain & Logistics Canada (SCL)
    • The Insurance Institute of Ontario

Specialized Honours BCom: 120 Credits

There are at present seven streams in the Specialized Honours BCom program. The prerequisites and requirements appear below.

Students prior to entering the BCom are required to have completed one 4U mathematics, MHF4U (Advanced Functions) or the equivalent.

Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University.

Graduation requirement: students must successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty’s degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00 and a major grade point average of at least 5.50.

General education: a minimum of 21 General Education credits as follows:

  • 6.00 credits in natural science (NATS)
  • A 9.00 credit approved general education course in the social science or humanities categories
  • A 6.00 credit approved general education course in the opposite category to the 9.00 credit course in social science or humanities already taken

Major credits: 78 credits including:

(i) Required Honours standard core courses: 45 credits including:

*Students in the human resources stream may substitute any 3000 level or above ADMS course in place of AP/ADMS 3530 3.00.

Students who wish to meet the requirement of CHRP certification should take AP/HRM 3430 3.00 (cross-listed to: AP/ADMS 3430 3.00).

(ii) 33 additional credits at the 3000 level or above as specified in the requirements for one of the seven streams as described below. At least 18 credits in the major must be at the 4000 level.

Upper-level credits: at least 36 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000 level.

Credits outside the major: at least 18 credits

Accounting Stream

(i) The required Honours standard core 45 credits.

(ii) 33 additional credits as follows:

Six credits at the AP/ADMS 4000 level to be selected from:

Note: students must complete at least 18 credits at the 4000 level in the major.

Business Research Stream

(i) The required Honours standard core 45 credits.

(ii) 33 additional credits as follows:

Note: students must complete at least 18 credits at the 4000 level in the major.

Finance Stream

(i) The required Honours standard core 45 credits.

(ii) 33 additional credits as follows:

At least 12 credits chosen from the following:

Note: students must complete at least 18 credits at the 4000 level in the major.

Human Resources Management Stream

(i) The required Honours standard core 45 credits.

(ii) 33 additional credits as follows:

15 credits from AP/ADMS 4000 level courses to be chosen from:

Notes:

  1. Courses outside the major that may be of interest to human resources management students are: AP/ECON 3590 3.00AP/ECON 3259 6.00AP/ECON 3620 3.00AP/ECON 3790 3.00AP/ITEC 1010 3.00HH/NURS 3770 3.00AP/PHIL 3020 3.00AP/POLS 3415 6.00HH/PSYC 2120 3.00HH/PSYC 2130 3.00HH/PSYC 2210 3.00HH/PSYC 2230 3.00HH/PSYC 3410 3.00HH/PSYC 3420 3.00HH/PSYC 3540 3.00AP/SOCI 2030 6.00AP/SOCI 3480 6.00AP/SOCI 3680 3.00 (cross-listed to: AP/MIST 3680 6.00), AP/MIST 3580 3.00AP/GL/GWST 3510 6.00 (cross-listed to: AP/SOSC 3130 6.00GL/WKST 3610 6.00), AP/SOCI 3414 6.00.
  2. Under the certification process, HRPAO requires an average of 70 per cent with the lowest acceptable grade in any required course of 65 per cent.
  3. Students must complete at least 18 credits at the 4000 level in the major.

Management Stream

(i) The required Honours standard core 45 credits.

(ii) 33 additional credits as follows:

(iii) nine additional credits from AP/ADMS 3000 and 4000 level courses to be chosen from:

(iv) 15 additional credits selected from AP/ADMS 3000 and 4000 level courses.

Note: students must complete at least 18 credits at the 4000 level in the major.

Management Science Stream

(i) The required Honours standard core 45 credits.

(ii) 33 additional credits as follows:

Nine credits:

18 additional credits selected from the following:

An additional six credits from AP/ADMS 4000 level courses. This may include courses not previously taken from the list above.

Note: students must complete at least 18 credits at the 4000 level in the major.

Marketing Stream

(i) The required Honours standard core 45 credits.

(ii) 33 additional credits as follows:

  • AP/ADMS 3210 3.00 Consumer Behavior;
  • AP/ADMS 3220 3.00 Applied Marketing Management;
  • AP/ADMS 4250 3.00 Marketing Strategy;
  • AP/ADMS 4260 3.00 Marketing Research I;
  • 15 additional credits in marketing to be chosen from any AP/ADMS marketing course (starting with the numbers 32 or 42);
  • six additional credits from any AP/ADMS 4000 level course.

Note: students must complete at least 18 credits at the 4000 level in the major.