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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com]

 4 years
 full time
  English
 honours & on campus

Field of Study

$ 28,626 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers a Bachelor of Commerce program for a duration of 4 years
  • It is an on-campus, honours program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The commerce program leads to the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree and provides the essential grounding in business subjects while giving students the opportunity to broaden their horizons by taking social science, humanities, and science courses as well.
  • Students can choose between the Commerce program and the Honours Commerce program.
  • Students in these programs who qualify can also take advantage of internship opportunities.
  • Students get opportunities to participate in a wide range of student and faculty run activities, clubs, associations, experiential learning competitions, and conferences all of which can help students meet new people, practice their skills, and develop as a leader.
  • Students will study a wide variety of business subjects at DeGroote:
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Human Resources and Management
    • Information Systems
    • Marketing and Strategic Management
    • Operations Management
  • There are several professional designations that Students can work towards during their undergraduate degree. This means taking course work to qualify for designation in CFA, CPA, CHRP, and BTM Certification.
  • However, after completing the third year of the program, students can choose to enhance their education by doing an internship.
  • As a commerce student, they will gain knowledge and develop skills they need for positions of leadership in organizations spanning all sectors of the economy.
  • DeGroote offers world-class, national award-winning instructors, state-of-the-art classroom facilities like the real-time Allen H. Gould Trading Floor, and dedicated support from DeGroote’s Student Experience team including Academic and Career and Professional Development support.
  • DeGroote School of Business commerce graduates ranks in the top 95th percentile in North America in exit exams conducted by the Educational Testing Service.
  • Job opportunities after Bachelor of Commerce are Accountant, Finance Officer, etc and the average salary goes up to 43,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Fees$ 117,116 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Sep 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttps://ug.degroote.mcmaster.ca/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete a minimum of a 2 or 3-year diploma degree from a recognized university.
  • Students have a cumulative GPA of at least 80% or better.
  • Students have successfully completed two of the following Ontario (or equivalent) English (ENG4U) and Maths courses: Grade 12 Advanced Functions U Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors U.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Students must have 5 subjects of Class XII including all mandatory prerequisites for the selected program.
  • The student's average is calculated on Grade XII Predicted grades.
  • Students are eligible to apply if they have the following documents: Class X board results, Class XI transcript, and Class XII predicted grades.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Academic or Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.


Application Deadline

Fall
Sep 15


Scores Required

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

60 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$28626$28626$28626$28626
Health insurance$174$174$174$174
Other fees$479$479$479$479
Total fees$29279$29279$29279$29279

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food (on-campus)$ 9,195
Housing (off-campus)$ 4,860

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a Study Visa to study in Canada.
  • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and is valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canad and to get the SIN, students will need to bring a passport and study visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Valid Passport
    • Official Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

Students need a work-Study visa to work in Canada. Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in 4 situations:

  • on-campus employment
  • co-ops employment
  • working off-campus
  • post-graduation work visa

The McMaster Work Program gives students opportunities to work on campus during the fall/winter terms and over the summer.

  • First-year international students are not eligible for the fall/winter work program but can apply for the summer after their first year and every year beyond.
  • International students with a valid study visa are eligible to participate in McMaster’s work programs.
  • Students can work Part-time at a maximum of 10 hours per week in the fall and winter terms.
  • Students can work Full-time of 35 hours per week and part-time over the summer.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Consultant
  • Company Secretary
  • Business Analyst
  • Finance Officer
  • Sales Analyst


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