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Below is a list of some courses, including a brief description, that you may find yourself taking during your first year of this program. For formal policies governing mandatory courses and the order in which they have to be taken, please refer to McMaster’s Undergraduate Calendar.

Some Courses You May Take

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Accounting: a balanced and integrated view of all areas of accounting including management and cost accounting as well as auditing, taxation and the preparation and analysis of financial statements.

Finance: covers both the theory and practice of business finance. You will be exposed to various financial instruments and institutions, various types of options and futures, money market instruments, international currency, corporate valuation and over-the-counter securities.

Human Resource Management: provides opportunities for intensive study of the fundamental and current issues in human capital management and labour relations. You will acquire specific skills in personnel recruitment, selection and training, compensation administration, collective bargaining, dispute settlement, and organizational development.

Information Systems: the knowledge and expertise needed to acquire, design, develop and manage information systems, services and technology. You will acquire analytical techniques that will be vital to the success of knowledge-based organizations.

Marketing: a thorough understanding of the current theory and practices of business and consumer marketing. You will be exposed to pricing, advertising, distribution, promotion, sales, business development, consumer behaviour, new product development and much more.

Operations Management: You will acquire skills on how to manage and design service and manufacturing operations. Focusing on operations management provides you with training in subjects such as supply chain management, quality management, transportation and purchasing. Selected operations courses would also make it easy for you to obtain SAP certifications and the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation.

 

Careers or Options Beyond This Program

  • account representative
  • advertising associate
  • brand management consultant
  • communications coordinator
  • entrepreneur
  • financial analyst
  • human resources associate
  • marketing analyst / specialist
  • operations analyst
  • portfolio manager
  • product manager
  • project specialist / coordinator
  • staff accountant
  • stock / bond trader
  • strategic planner
  • systems analyst

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During the third year of the Commerce Program, students may choose to participate in the Internship Program. Preparation begins with a career development course, Commerce 3IN0. This workshop-based, non-credit course is mandatory for any student wishing to compete for internship opportunities and is designed to ensure that students are ready for the job selection process.

Successful candidates (pre-requisites must be met) will elect to embark on a period of employment, after completion of third-year, for a period of 12 or 16 months. Unlike traditional co-op programs, interns will be employed with the same company for the duration of their internship.

The current average salary for interns is approximately $39,000 per year. There is an impressive list of companies who have partnered with the DeGroote School of Business to offer internship opportunities for business students:

  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • GE Canada
  • Ford Canada
  • Hydro One
  • KPMG LLP
  • Loblaw
  • New Balance
  • TD Commercial Banking
TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
MATH 1F03

Calculus (Lecture)

MATH 1F03

Calculus (Lecture)

10:30 a.m.
COMPSCI 1BA3

Computer Science (Lecture)  

COMPSCI 1BA3

Computer Science (Lecture)

COMPSCI 1BA3

Computer Science (Lecture)

11:30 a.m.
ECON 1B03

Microeconomics (Lecture)

ECON 1B03

Microeconomics (Lecture)

MATH 1F03

Calculus (Tutorial)

ECON 1B03

Microeconomics (Lecture)

12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
COMMERCE 1BA3

Organizational Behaviour (Lecture)

COMMERCE 1BA3

Organizational Behaviour (Lecture)

COMMERCE 1BA3

Organizational Behaviour (Lecture)

2:30 p.m.
PSYCH 1X03

Psychology (Lecture)

PSYCH 1X03

Psychology (Lecture)

PSYCH 1X03

Psychology (Tutorial)

3:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Allen H. Gould Trading Floor
One of the first such facilities in North America, and one of only 30 in the world, the Allen H. Gould Trading Floor is a state-of-the-art educational tool that enables students to experience the relationships and interactions of the financial markets.

The Trading Floor is an essential component of the finance focus and represents an astounding opportunity for students who wish to pursue a career in the financial services industry, it features:

  • 21 computer terminals each with two flat screen monitors (served by Reuters’ latest Kobra information technology).
  • three Trans-Lux display boards real-time data feeds from all Canadian exchanges, Chicago Board of Trade and the NYSE
  • two Bloomberg terminals
  • a unique Trader-in-Residence program offering mentors from the financial community

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