1 Four-Year Honours Degree TRULY AN EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE queenscommerce.com
2 A RICH TRADITION OF INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE Queen s is consistently ranked among Canada s very best universities. Established in 1841, Queen s University has a rich tradition of academic excellence. It has long enjoyed the reputation of Canada s Ivy League university, attracting students from across the country and around the world. Queen s graduates have made indelible marks on the national and international landscape, through their contributions to science, the arts, business, and government. The extensive alumni network of more than 137,000 graduates spans 154 countries. You will find Queen s graduates in positions of leadership around the world.
3 Queen s Commerce is Canada s most prestigious undergraduate business program. During your four years in the Queen s Commerce program, you will gain much more than an outstanding, integrated business education. You will also acquire the critical leadership, team, and communication skills that today s employers are looking for. The Commerce experience extends well beyond the classroom. You will enjoy unparalleled extra-curricular opportunities and a tremendous sense of community. TRULY AN EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE queenscommerce.com 1
4 Reputation Highly respected, award-winning faculty team Globally connected and recognized State-of-the-art learning environment Accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and EQUIS through the European Foundation for Management Development Experience Business from day one Small and interactive classes Unparalleled international exchange opportunities Commerce Society (ComSoc) events and conferences National and international business case competitions A uniquely strong sense of community WHY CHOOSE QUEEN S COMMERCE? Success Dedicated Business Career Centre Four-year Career Management Plan Strong network of corporate partners Active engagement with alumni around the world 2
5 CURRICULUM Year One Year Two The Commerce curriculum provides a solid foundation of Required Commerce Courses Required Commerce Courses management fundamentals across all aspects of business Business Management Introduction to Finance and the opportunity to specialize in your particular area(s) of Introduction to Mathematical Analysis Finance II interest. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to choose for Management Marketing II electives from the Faculty of Arts & Science, which will broaden Introduction to Financial Accounting Business Decision Models I your perspective beyond business. You may choose courses Introduction to Management Accounting Managerial Economics that suit your individual interests and strengths. Introduction to Marketing Introduction to Human Resources Organizational Behaviour Management In Years One and Two, most of your course load will be Managerial Statistics Business Ethics and Corporate comprised of required Commerce courses, which lay the Principles of Economics Social Responsibility foundation for Commerce electives in Years Three and Four. Business Communications Enabling Business with Information Systems Managing Work and Teams Introduction to International Business The Commerce curriculum enables you to learn about a variety of topics in the first two years, Arts & Science Elective Courses Typically 2 courses and to go deep in your choice areas in later years. I complemented my practical education across Year Three Year Four strategy, marketing, accounting, and finance with a Queen s Option in Economics. DIPESH MISTRY, BCom 15 Required Commerce Course Operations Management Required Commerce Course Business and Corporate Strategy Commerce Elective Courses Typically 5-6 courses Commerce Elective Courses Typically 5-6 courses The Commerce program offers an Arts & Science Elective Courses Typically 3-4 courses Arts & Science Elective Courses Typically 3-4 courses unparalleled, multi-faceted opportunity for students to build their foundational knowledge in business. With courses that transcend traditional The vast majority of students choose to study abroad on an international exchange for one semester in their third year. lectures, the classroom experience is vibrant, interactive, and highly engaging. The exposure to a wide range of disciplines not only helps students Optional Programs develop a strong understanding of business fundamentals, but also provides insight into a variety of interesting career paths. Dual Degree in Faculty of Arts & Science Certificate in Responsible Leadership DONNA YAN, BCom 16 BCom/JD Combined Program Certificate of Professional Development 3
6 INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE Queen s Commerce maintains exchange partnerships with more than 100 prestigious business schools in over 35 countries. More than 80% of our students choose to take part, usually during their third year. The international exchange experience will not only expand your perspective, it will also increase your self-confidence, enhance your career opportunities, and enable you to develop an international network. While on exchange, you pay your regular Queen s tuition fees plus travel and living expenses. Bursaries and scholarships are available to assist with living expenses while abroad. Argentina Australia Austria Barbados Belgium Brazil Chile China Colombia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Hungary Ireland My exchange experience at National Taiwan University not only provided me with a perspective on international business and commerce throughout Asia, but a truly deeper understanding of an entirely different and exciting area of the world. My Queen s Commerce experience would not have been the same without exchange. I have been able to apply what I have learned at Queen s to my courses on exchange and thus, this experience has been invaluable. Italy CAILEIGH WEISS, BCom 16 Russia Japan Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Norway Poland Portugal Singapore Slovenia The Queen s Commerce Exchange program has been such an amazing experience in my life. It gave me an opportunity to study for four months at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. I have been able to take so many courses about Japanese culture and history that are not offered anywhere else. Living in and learning about this unique culture has been an eye-opening journey that I never would have had without this fantastic exchange program. South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Thailand Turkey United Kingdom CHRISTOPHER O NEILL, BCom 16 4 United States
7 QUEEN S COMMERCE SOCIETY The moment you join the Queen s Commerce program, you become a member of the Queen s Commerce Society (ComSoc) an organization run by and for Queen s Commerce students. ComSoc is at the heart of the Commerce experience and is unlike any other student organization. Queen s Commerce Society is the largest undergraduate business society in Canada, with more than 900 student-held positions, some of which are open to first-year students. No other undergraduate business program offers this range and depth of opportunities. In addition to running a variety of social and athletic activities, ComSoc organizes and runs 19 large business-related conferences and competitions. Queen s Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (I.C.B.C.) is Canada s largest and longest running undergraduate business competition, attracting students from around the world. All of these events receive extensive support from Canada s corporate community, and provide outstanding opportunities to further develop your team, leadership, and networking skills. Queen s Commerce Frosh The Commerce Society is at the heart of the Commerce experience. It truly has the power to transform the experience of a Commerce student. The society has provided me with career development opportunities, developed my leadership skills, and forged lifelong friendships. This is true of every student that gets involved and what I believe makes our program so special. Queen s Commerce Society Frosh Fair Queen s Commerce Kids Committee ANA LOPEZ, BCom 16 President, Queen s Commerce Society 5
8 6 Queen s Commerce graduates are eagerly sought out by some of the top organizations in Canada and around the world. Their team and leadership skills, broad global perspective, exceptional hands-on experience, and awareness of how to leverage personal strengths means Queen s School of Business students are in high demand.
9 JOB ACQUISITION STATISTICS CLASS OF 2014 Average Base Salary 96% Financial Services Accounting Consumer Goods & Retail $65,180 $50,800 $53,793 13% 27% Consulting $67,019 Percentage of students who acquired jobs within 6 months of graduation Technology & Telecommunications Other Marketing & Creative Services Energy/Natural Resources Real Estate Automotive & Manufacturing Media, Sports & Entertainment Healthcare/Biosciences Hospitality, Tourism & Food $50,977 $49,142 9% 11% Employment by Industry 15% 25% Environmental Average Median Top Heating and Cooling Industry Base Salary $56,005 $53,000 $95,000 By Location Canada Barrie, ON Calgary, AB Edmonton, AB Halifax, NS USA New York San Francisco International 5% USA 92% Canada 1% Europe <1% Middle East 1% Asia Iqaluit, NU Dubai Kingston, ON Hong Kong Ottawa, ON London Regina, SK Luxembourg Toronto, ON Vancouver, BC Waterloo, ON 7
10 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ONTARIO Your marks: 87% has been the minimum average requirement for the past few years. The average is composed of six courses, including three required courses, English 4U, Calculus and Vectors 4U, and one additional 4U course in Math, as well as the best three 4U or 4M courses (no more than two 4M courses from any discipline will be used in the calculation). English and Math grades must be a minimum of 80%. WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR IN AN APPLICANT? We want to know who you are beyond your marks. Once you qualify academically, it is up to you to show us who you really are and why you want to study business at Queen s. We receive more than 6,000 applications per year for 475 firstyear positions. We make offers to those applicants who are able to effectively convey the qualities we are seeking. Application Process Your application is made through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) We are looking for students who demonstrate clear thinking, diverse interests, leadership skills, involvement in supporting their school and community, an interest in international studies, enthusiasm, ambition, team skills, and a keen interest or some experience in business. After you submit your application to OUAC, you are required to complete two separate documents that allow you to tell us your story. COSTS Tuition: $16,135 for 2015/16 Additional costs such as residence, meal plan, textbooks, and student activity fees are approximately $16,431 per year. Financial assistance is available from the Student Awards Office in the form of merit-based and needs-based funding to help students supplement their own contribution. The Personal Statement of Experience (PSE) document has questions for all Queen s applicants to complete. The Supplementary Essay (SE) is a separate document that has additional questions for Commerce applicants. These two documents create your personal portfolio that will be reviewed by two members of the Commerce admission team. It is very important that you take the time and effort to plan and compose both documents as complete, well-written essays that tell your story. A
11 VISIT US Campus tours are available through Queen s Undergraduate Admission on weekdays and on selected Saturdays. You can meet with a Commerce Academic Advisor and tour Goodes Hall weekdays between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. To arrange a time, please contact the Commerce Office at least two business days in advance of your visit. Queen s opens its doors to prospective students and families during Fall Preview on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Saturday, November 21, 2015 and at March Break Open House on Saturday, March 19, CONTACT US Bachelor of Commerce Office Queen s School of Business Goodes Hall Queen s University Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 3N6 Voice: Fax: queenscommerce.com Undergraduate Admission Queen s University Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 3N6 Voice: Fax: Campus tours: queensu.ca/admission facebook.com/queenscommerce
12 Bachelor of Commerce Office Queen s School of Business Goodes Hall Queen s University Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 3N6 Voice: Fax: queenscommerce.com A