Program of Study
The 120 credit online Honours Bachelor of Commerce (H.B.Com) program consists of the following:
CGA Foundations Studies courses
To be admitted into the online H.B.Com program, a CGA student must have successfully completed the CGA Foundation Studies or a CGA deemed equivalent program of studies. Students will be granted a block transfer of 48 credits towards the H.B.Com degree for the successful completion of the CGA Foundation Studies.
CGA Advanced Studies courses
Students must successfully complete their CGA Advanced Studies to obtain 21 credits towards the H.B.Com. CGA Advanced Studies are composed of:
CGA Advanced Studies may have been completed prior to admission into the online H.B.Com program. Once completed, the 27 credits will be transferred to the H.B.Com program.
The maximum number of credits allowed for transfer from a diploma to the H.B.Com degree is 60 credits (48 credits for the CGA Foundation studies courses and 12 credits for the H.B.Com Additional Requirements). Regardless of the number of credit hours in a diploma, Laurentian University will not also accept courses completed as part of a diploma as transfer credit for courses at the Advanced Studies (Level 4) level.
Where a student has completed CGA Advanced Studies equivalents within a college diploma, Laurentian will allow the student to substitute equivalent credits from any other subject area provided the substitute courses are either taken through a university or transferable to a university. Laurentian, will also accept transfer credit for Level 4 courses where they are taken at a college or technical institute in addition to the Diploma, or as part of a degree program at a university, university college or technical institution.
Students may have been granted exemption for CGA level 4 courses (TX1 or AU1) because of equivalent courses completed within their diploma. In such cases, the students would complete an equivalent number of credits in a subject area of their choosing (i.e. philosophy) through either a University or college program that has an established transfer credit policy with a University.
CGA PACE courses
Students must successfully complete one of the following CGA PACE electives to obtain 3 credits towards the H.B.Com:
The PACE elective may have been completed prior to admission into the online H.B.Com program. Once completed, the 3 credits will be transferred to the H.B.Com program.
Laurentian University online business courses
The Laurentian University H.B.Com business courses are the "residency requirements" for all CGA students. Students must complete the following online courses at Laurentian University for a total of 30 credits towards the H.B.Com.:
** The internship may be replaced with COMM 4405/HC1: Humanist Issues in Commercial Practice (6 credits) or with the completion of two of these three courses: COMM 4506/PT1: Project Management (3 credits), COMM 4736/RK1: Risk Management (3 credits) and COMM 4456/HR1: Human Resource (3 credits)
H.B.Com additional requirements
Students with a three-year or equivalent college diploma will receive a transfer of credits for the H.B.Com additional requirements. Students who do not hold a college diploma, must complete 12 credits of elective Laurentian University courses at the undergraduate level or equivalent.
Applications are now being accepted for students who want to begin the Online H.B.Com in Session 3 (Start date of March 2013). The deadline to apply is October 29 2012.
A CGA student must have successfully completed the CGA Foundations Studies (levels 1 - 3) of the CGA program of professional studies or a CGA deemed equivalent program of studies.
A $40 non-refundable application fee payable to "Laurentian University" must accompany each application.
How do I apply to the online H.B.Com program?
The application package is available below. Please read the instructions carefully, print, complete the form and forward two copies to your provincial/territorial/regional CGA affiliate or international Program Office.
Please contact your provincial/territorial/regional CGA affiliate or international Program Office if you require any assistance with the application process.
H.B.Com Application Package - pdf
H.B.Com Application Package - word
Although applications are accepted year round, applicants who are interested in starting the program in a specific session, must submit their application by the deadline date for that session.