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Section 61.22 The JMSB Core

The JMSB Core

JMSB Core (48 credits)

The required 48-credit core is identical for both the Bachelor of/Baccalaureate in Commerce (BComm) and the Bachelor of/Baccalaureate in Administration (BAdmin) and comprises the following courses:


credits of courses at the 200 level:

COMM 205 Business Communication (3.00)
COMM 211 Global Business Environment (3.00)
COMM 213 Computing and Visualization Tools for Business Analytics (1.50)
COMM 214 Business Analytics (3.00)
COMM 216 Ethics, Business Sustainability, and Social Responsibility (1.50)
COMM 217 Financial Accounting (3.00)
COMM 219 Innovation Management (1.50)
COMM 221 Financial Markets (3.00)
COMM 223 Marketing Management (3.00)
COMM 225 Production and Operations Management (3.00)
COMM 226 Business Technology Management (3.00)
COMM 227 Interpersonal and Critical Thinking Skills (3.00)
COMM 229 Managing People in Organizations (3.00)


credits of courses at the 300 level:

COMM 305 Managerial Accounting (3.00)
COMM 309 Business Finance (3.00)
COMM 316 Business Law and Ethics (1.50)
COMM 320 Entrepreneurship (3.00)


credits at the 400 level:

COMM 401 Strategic Management (3.00)


  • Students are responsible for following the correct sequence of courses required for the completion of a particular program.

John Molson School of Business Programs


Accounting for Financial Analysts

Assurance, Fraud Prevention and Investigative Services

Business Studies

Business Technology Management

Data Intelligence




Foundations for Business

Human Resource Management

Information Systems Audit and Risk Management

International Business



Real Estate

Supply Chain Operations Management


  • Students will indicate their preferred field of concentration at the time of application for entry. It should be noted that students may change their major and/or minor after completion of their first year of study.
  • Minor in Business Studies and Certificate in Business Studies: These programs are not open to students registered in a program leading to the undergraduate degree of Commerce or Administration. Students may transfer into the certificate program up to 12 credits earned in an incomplete degree or certificate program or as an Independent student, provided they are students in good standing. The credits that may be so transferred are determined by the University at the point of entry into the program.

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