This program is based closely on the Management and Organizational Studies program with diverse studies in both Business and the Social Sciences.  There is a more distinctive and detailed focus on international business in this stream.  Students have the opportunity to study with King’s professors at sister universities in Brazil or China.

For Ontario high school students a minimum 80% final entrance average is required. Averages are calculated on the top six 4U or 4M credits including English 4U and two of MCV 4U, MHF 4U or MDM 4U. MCV 4U is strongly recommended.

College transfer students are required to have a minimum cumulative average of "B" or better in an acceptable one-year certificate (General Arts and Sciences, Pre-Health Science, Human Services Foundation) or completed diploma. College transfer students may earn up to a maximum of five transfer credits. Individual courses must have a minimum achievement of 60% to be considered for transfer credit.

King’s projects a minimum 65% for admission for students transferring from another Canadian University. A maximum of ten transfer credit may be granted. Individual courses must have a minimum achievement of 60% to be considered for transfer credit.

There may be secondary school level prerequisite courses necessary to be eligible for registration in some King’s  courses or to be eligible for admission to some programs. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information before applying.

Programs Offered

In first year, full-time students pursuing a Global Commerce module typically take 3.0 required credits and 2.0 electives:

  • 1.0 Credit- Business 1220E – INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS: students learn business fundamentals in finance, marketing, operations, organizational behavior and general management. The course is delivered using Ivey's renowned case method, which challenges students to learn by doing, within an active class environment of no more than 85 students. Students explore real business issues, make management decisions, defend their position, and take action. This course will be particularly appealing to those students who want a glimpse of Ivey's unique learning experience.
  • 0.5 Credit- Economics 1021A/B – PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS: The problem of scarcity and its implications, choice; opportunity cost, specialization and exchange; supply and demand; economic choices of households and firms; competition and monopoly; resource markets; public policy; income distribution.
  • 0.5 Credit - Economics 1022 B – PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS: National income; aggregate supply and aggregate demand; inflation, unemployment and interest rates; money and monetary institutions; economic growth; balance of payments; and exchange rates.
  • 0.5 Credit- Math 1229 A/B - METHODS OF MATRIX ALGEBRA: Matrix algebra including vectors and matrices, linear equations, determinants. This course is intended primarily for students in the Social Sciences, but may meet minimum requirements for some Science modules.
  • 0.5 Credit- Math 1230 A/B - CALCULUS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES: Review of differential calculus with transcendental functions; methods of integration; constrained and unconstrained multivariable optimization, with applications; mathematical modelling with differential equations, including applications in management, finance, economics, and social science.
  • 2.0 additional electives in any subject numbered 1000- 1999. (MOS 1033A/B and Political Science 1020E or 1021F/G and 1022F/G are strongly recommended).

You are not asked to declare your areas of concentrations (i.e., minor, major, specialization, honours specialization) until the end of first year. You can take Management and Organizational Studies (MOS) courses in first year, and still have the option to pursue a degree in your non-MOS electives.

Careers in administration, finance, banking, marketing, accounting, government, and management, particularly in a multi-national or global context.

Approximate Costs

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