Program Overview

Fanshawe's four-year Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Management) Degree program will give you a well-rounded education focused on effective business management. Through our business management degree program, you will acquire a strong grasp of business fundamentals in the classroom and build on that knowledge through both hands-on experience and mentoring. This business management degree focuses on in-demand concepts such as sustainable business practices and effective ethical leadership from the local, national and global perspectives.

Program Details

Program Code
120 weeks
Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2024 September
2023 September

Part Time Offerings

2024 September
Fully Online
2025 January
Fully Online
2025 May
Fully Online
2023 September
Fully Online
2024 January
Fully Online
2024 May
Fully Online
Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2024 September
2023 September

Your Learning Experience

A requirement for graduation is the completion of a paid Co-operative Education work term. This process combines your studies with paid, related work experience. Fanshawe will be there to help you find the right business fit for your dream. You’ll have access to consultants who will deliver classes, counsel and advise you as you move from the classroom to the real business world.

Upon graduating from this business management degree, you may be eligible to complete a Master’s degree program at many other post-secondary institutions or complement your degree with a graduate certificate offered by Fanshawe.

This business management degree is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management. When you graduate you'll be well on your way to meeting the requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) professional designation. You may also have the required knowledge to pursue industry designation(s). Professional designations often require two or more years of relevant work experience, or the writing of an exam, in addition to completing your academic studies. You may be eligible for the Project Management Institute educational component for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certificate. 

Available in a traditional in-class format with September admission. A part-time, online (asynchronous) degree completion option is also available for students who have completed an advanced diploma in business or management.

The Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Management) degree is one of four areas of specialization including Digital Marketing, Human Resources and Accounting. Students will be asked to select a specialization when applying to their first year on the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS). Please note that the degree program has a common first year of study. Therefore, students will have the option to change their specialization prior to their second year of study, without extending the length of their program, if they choose to.

Laptop requirements

Please note, this program requires a laptop. It is recommended that students use a PC laptop vs. a Mac laptop, as Windows is required to be able to load program-specific software. For more information on specific requirements, visit the Laptop Requirements page on the Fanshawe CONNECTED website.


Co-op Opportunities & Career Information ​​​​​​

Co-op Opportunities

The Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Management) program offers a cooperative education component, which provides students with the opportunity to gain invaluable first-hand work experience within their chosen field. Here are some co-op jobs that have kick-started the careers of some Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Management) students before even graduating!

Product Manager Intern

Assist with day-to-day product operations and manage a cross-functional team to meet project requirements and goals.

Financial Data Management

Use specialized software to help an organization consolidate financial information, maintain compliance with accounting rules and laws and produce detailed financial reports.

Order Management Intern

Keep track of customers’ orders and handling the steps involved with fulfilling those orders.

For more information regarding co-op, please check out our co-op site or contact the Co-op Office at to connect with a consultant.

Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Bachelor of Commerce (Management) program will have opportunities to thrive in various roles from building their own business to assuming management and leadership roles in small-, medium- and large enterprises operating in a wide variety of sectors, including health care, education, government offices, retailers, manufacturing and consulting firms. Occupations may include:

  • management advisor
  • executive assistant
  • account manager
  • business consultant and analyst
  • sales and service manager
  • warehouse manager
  • store manager
  • product manager
  • management trainee
  • internal account manager

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Management) program:


Responsible for day-to-day operations including coordination, communication and administration.

Relationship Management Associate

Build relationships with customers, prepare loan documents and perform administrative tasks.

Realty Services Manager

Manage and coordinate a broad range of realty service-related activities and strategies, financial reviews, transaction management and policy development.


Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Identify the functional areas of business (e.g., management, marketing, human resources, accounting) and recognize how each area contributes to the successful operation of an organization
  2. Identify and assess the performance of an organization by collecting and interpreting data, and preparing and analyzing financial statements as well as other reports
  3. Identify and examine interrelated (internal and external) factors that influence organizational culture and employee behaviours and performance
  4. Define and assess the business environment and objectives of an organization to plan marketing initiatives based on core marketing principles
  5. Plan, implement, and evaluate projects and programs, using project planning principles and tools
  6. Recognize and adhere to the legal, ethical, economic, social, and professional frameworks within which an individual and organization operates
  7. Analyze and evaluate the role of sectors, organizational structures and sizes, and the interdependence of functional areas in the development and implementation of strategies supporting organizational objectives
  8. Develop a comprehensive business plan based on relevant research that integrates business principles, best practices, and environmental considerations
  9. Apply social intelligence to build and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with internal and external stakeholders as appropriate in an inclusive, diverse, globalized business culture
  10. Research, analyze, and critically evaluate qualitative and quantitative data from appropriate sources to support strategic and operational decisions
  11. Evaluate and describe the purpose of existing and emerging technologies and leverage systems [that collect, organize, analyze, and communicate information] to support the achievement of organizational objectives
  12. Evaluate and implement risk management strategies and processes to support individual and organizational performance and success
  13. Set goals and adopt strategies to engage in life-long learning and personal professional development that promotes currency and innovation with emerging trends and technologies
  14. Identify and apply appropriate leadership styles to inspire and motivate a diverse group of individuals to achieve personal and organizational goals
  15. Develop operational plans, including allocation, direction, control, and coordination of human resources, to achieve the strategic goals for organizations of various size and type, including public, private, and not-for-profit
  16. Construct an organizational design based on comprehensive analysis of internal and external environments to support the achievement of the strategic and operational goals and enhance performance
  17. Examine the social, cultural, political, and legislative dimensions of international markets to develop strategies for organizations to compete on a global scale
  18. Plan, implement, and evaluate the sales function of an organization to effectively manage customer relationships and to maximize efficiency and profits for the organization
  19. Foster positive relationships with and among employees, and develop, implement, and manage an effective performance management process


Program Coordinator:
Prof.  Laura De Luca, MBA, CPA, CGA, CIA, CISA

Academic Advisor:
Katie Helmeczy


Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature applicant with the following courses

- Grade 12 English (U) - minimum final grade of 65

- Grade 12 Mathematics (U) - minimum final grade of 65

- Four additional Grade 12 U of M level courses

- Final minimum average of 65% based on the highest six Grade 12 (U or M) courses required

Applicants with Post-secondary Education

- Applicants who have successfully completed a two-year diploma at an accredited college with an overall GPA of 2.5 will be considered as having met the admission requirements if they also have grade 12 (or equivalent) U level Math and English courses.

- Applicants applying from a university with a minimum average of 65% in the last ten full credit or full credit equivalent courses will be considered as having met the admission requirements if they also have grade 12 (or equivalent) U level Math and English courses.

Students missing the required courses may want to consider starting with our Business Fundamentals certificate or Business diploma program and later transferring to the degree program.

Note: Qualifying graduates of the Business diploma or Business Administration - Leadership and Management advanced diploma programs may choose to transfer into this degree program after completing the bridging requirements.
International Admission Equivalencies
Admission equivalencies for Fanshawe depends on your country of study. Please enter your location to see the requirements for your country below.
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • In addition to required mathematics courses in secondary school, students are encouraged to take additional mathematics and accounting courses.
Recommended Personal Preparation

Recommended Personal Preparation

  • Students are encouraged to strengthen their critical thinking, problem solving and time management skills prior to entering the program.
Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing

  • Applicants with a Fanshawe College Diploma in Business with a minimum GPA of 3.5 can apply to Level 4 of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Management) Degree.
  • Applicants with a Fanshawe College Advanced Diploma in Business Administration - Leadership and Management with a minimum GPA of 3.0 can apply to Level 6 of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Management) Degree.
  • Applicants applying for individual course credits from Canadian universities must provide a detailed course content of theory and laboratory exercises (if appropriate).
  • International applicants may apply for course credit achieved at the post-secondary level. Detailed course content of theory and laboratory exercises from the international institution must be included with a transcript as part of the request (official documents provided to the Office of the Registrar in a sealed envelope). If translation of the documents into English is necessary this must be performed by a recognized service.
  • Based on the guidelines established by the Postsecondary Quality Assessment Board for Honours Degree Programs, credits for advanced standing cannot exceed 50% of the program's total.
Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
  4. Achievement in Post-Secondary Studies* (if applicable)
  • *Applicants currently enrolled in a university or who have previously attended university or other post-secondary institutions and are applying to transfer into the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Management) program are considered on the basis of their post-secondary standing. Specifically, applicants currently enrolled in a university or who have previously attended university must maintain a minimum average of 65.0% on the last ten full credit or full credit equivalent courses in order to be considered for admission. Applicants with less than ten full credit courses must maintain a minimum average of 65.0% on all courses in order to be considered for admission. Applicants applying from a community college must have successfully completed a diploma program with an overall GPA of 2.5 in their program. In addition, all students applying from university or college must have completed the pre-requisite courses in Mathematics and English as stated in the Admission Requirements.
Ministry Consent and Accreditation

President: P. Devlin, CMM, MSC, CD, HBA, MSS
Senior Vice-President Academic Services: G. Lima, MA
Vice-President Student Services: M. Beaudoin, BA, MLS
Dean, Faculty of Business: M. Pierce, B.A., M.A. (Ed)
Associate Dean, Lawrence Kinlin School of Business: L. Schwerzmann, B.A., B.Ed., M.A.
J. Stomp, BA, MBA, PhD
D. McKenna, BA, MSc, DPM
L. Barrow, BA, MS, DM, PhD
N. Mensah, MGA, MDS, DBA, PhD
S. Wang, BSc, MSc, PhD
D. Johnson, BSc, MSc, MBA

Within the program, breadth courses are taught by a variety of faculty with graduate credentials in Social Sciences, Humanities and Sciences.

Fanshawe College has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to offer this degree program for a seven-year term starting November 2014. The College shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

The College is currently undergoing the process for renewing consent to offer this program and retains consent to offer the program during that process.


Core Courses
Take all of the following Mandatory (Core) Courses:
The Minimum Cumulative GPA for Core Courses is 2.5
(Students who complete BUS Level 4 and enter Level 5 of the
BCM1 program must also complete COMM-7021, LIBS-7001,
MGMT-7008, MGMT-7011 MGMT-7006, ACCT-7004, SYST-7001,
MKTG-7002 and a General Education Elective course from
previous levels of the program)
(Students who complete BAL Level 6 and enter Level 7 of the
BCM program must also complete COMM-7021, LIBS-7001,
MKTG-7002, MGMT-7029 MGMT-7027 METH-7024, MGMT-7028 and 2
General Education Elective courses from previous levels of
the program)

Group 1
MATH-7007Mathematics for Decision Making4
In this course, students will study the fundamental mathematical concepts required to understand and analyze a variety of business-related applications. These applications include: mathematics of merchandising, cost-volume-profit analysis, simple and compound interest, annuities, debt retirement through amortization or sinking funds, bonds, net present value, and internal rate of return.
ACCT-7002Accounting 1-Intro4
This introductory course in financial accounting gives students an overview of accounting concepts, the accounting cycle and the preparation of financial statements for various forms (proprietorship, partnership and corporation) and types (service and merchandising) of business. Other topics include: recording merchandising transactions using a perpetual vs. periodic inventory system, owner investments/withdrawals including shareholder equity transactions, cash flow and financial statement analysis.
COMP-7012Computer Applications for Business3
This is an introductory course where students will learn to use the major elements of the Microsoft Office application suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The training is provided in a hands-on lab and entails the completion of weekly assignments pertaining to each of the application areas. Emphasis will be placed on developing analytical skills in Excel at intermedia level. This course will prepare students to take an active role as knowledge workers.
MGMT-7006Management Fundamentals3
MGMT 7006 is a foundation course in the principles and practices of managing people and organizations. Structured around four functions of management-namely, leading, planning, organizing and controlling, the course looks at the challenges managers face in modern organizations. Topics include analysis of environmental constraints and the development of internal resources in relation to leading and planning and the role of structure, process and controls in organizing and controlling.
COMM-7018Professional Comm. in a Diverse World3
This course teaches students the fundamentals of intercultural and diverse communication; topics examined include identity, ethics, and multiculturalism issues, and are studied in the form of case studies and thematic readings. Students learn how to craft effective communications (written, nonverbal and verbal) that are sensitive to issues involving geographic, cultural, gender and ability diversity. These issues are examined through the lens of professional communications. Assessments in this course encompass both written assignments and presentations (individual and group).
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*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.