The Accounting minor is available to students in UOIT's Bachelor of Commerce programs.
The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree with an Accounting minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours in accounting courses. Students must complete four accounting core courses and a minimum of two accounting elective courses (as below).
Students can apply to have a business minor added to their program in the winter semester of their second year in the program. Admission is competitive and based on performance in the program as well as previous business courses. Students must have a minimum 2.3 GPA (C+ average on a 4.3 scale) to be considered as well as at least a C+ average in Marketing in the Information Technology Sector (for Marketing minor) or Introduction to Project Management (for the Operations Management or Game Production Management minors). Students will be notified by their academic advisor by the end of May in their second year if they are accepted into their desired minor program.
Academic requirements to major/minor in a Bachelor of Commerce program
In order to register for third- and fourth-year major or minor courses, students must hold a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (or 2.3 for the Accounting or Entrepreneurship major or minor), with completion of 19/20 first- and second-year Bachelor of Commerce courses, and meet the following individual major requirements:
Accounting – minimum 2.3 (C+ grade) in each of: BUSI 1130U , BUSI 2130U and BUSI 2180U .
Entrepreneurship – minimum 2.3 (C+ grade) in each of: BUSI 1130U , BUSI 2200U and BUSI 2402U .
Finance – minimum 2.0 (C grade) in each of: BUSI 2401U and BUSI 2402U .
Marketing – minimum 2.0 (C grade) in BUSI 2200U.
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management – minimum 2.0 (C grade) in each of: BUSI 2311U and BUSI 2312U .
Technology Management – minimum 2.3 (C+ grade) and C+ in BUSI 1520U .
Operations Management minor – minimum 2.0 (C grade) in BUSI 2603U .
Standing policy for Bachelor of Commerce majors/minors
Students will be placed on probation in the major or minor if they receive a grade of D in any major or minor course. Students will be removed from the major or minor if they receive a grade of D in two or more major or minor courses; or a grade of F in any major or minor course; or a grade of D in any major or minor course while on probation in the major or minor; or fail to remain with a CGPA of 2.0 or higher. Failing to meet the major or minor standing requirements will result in removal from the major or minor, and continuance in the general concentration will be required.