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Profile Coordinator of Commerce
Phil Ghayad
Office: 7C.3
  Local: 4004

Commerce Profile (300.FB)

Commerce is a two-year pre-university profile within the Social Science program designed for students interested in studying any commerce-related field (finance, marketing, accounting, human resources, etc.) or any field in the social sciences at university.

This profile is structured so that students take relevant courses in Mathematics and Business Administration while exploring the diversity of the social sciences through the program courses. These courses are central to the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for future studies and careers.

More than 80% of students that graduate from the Commerce Profile will continue their studies at the university level, in commerce and other fields (law, journalism, psychology…).

Among the skills you will acquire in the Commerce Profile are how to:

  • recognize the significant role the social sciences play in understanding the business environment
  • use mathematical analysis to understand and solve business problems
  • analyze basic business problems, assess alternatives, and propose solutions
  • apply mathematical analysis to understand and solve business problems
  • apply relevant economic, business and marketing concepts or theories in understanding business problems
  • undertake critical analysis of business
  • seize opportunities and deal with challenges, orally and in writing
  • perform assigned tasks alone and in groups
  • recognize the significant role the social sciences play in understanding the business environment

University / Careers

Graduates can pursue university studies that lead to careers in a number of areas, including:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Banking
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

FAQ

What are the admissions requirements for the Commerce Pofile?

  • A student must have a global high school average of 70% or above.
  • A student must have an average grade in Math 506 (TS or SN) of 70% or above.
  • Commerce is a very competitive program. The higher your grades, the better the likelihood of getting in the profile!

What percentage of students get accepted in the Commerce Profile?

In the fall semester, there are usually about 800 applicants for the Commerce Profile. About 450 students will be admitted into the Commerce Profile, this represents about 56% of the applicants.

*Please note that these numbers are approximations and vary every year based on various factors.*

What is the difference between the Commerce Profile and International Business Studies at Dawson?

3 maths are required in the Commerce Profile (Calculus I, Calculus II and Linear Algebra) while only 2 maths are required in International Business (Calculus I and Linear Algebra).

What courses will I be taking in the Commerce Profile?

Typically, the four semesters in the Commerce Profile will look like:

Term 1

  • Calculus 1
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Economics
  • English
  • Humanities
  • Phys. Educ.

Term 2

  • Calculus 2
  • Marketing
  • History
  • Research Methods
  • English
  • French
  • Phys. Educ.

Term 3

  • Linear Algebra
  • 100-Option
  • 200-Option
  • Quantitative
    Methods
  • English
  • Humanities
  • Complement

Term 4

  • 300-Option
  • Complement
  • Humanities
  • Integrative
    Seminar
  • English
  • French
  • Phys. Educ.

What percentage of graduating students from the Commerce Profile go on to study at the university level?

More than 80% of students that graduate from the Commerce Profile will continue their studies at the university level.

*Please note that this number is an approximation and varies every year based on various factors.*

What if I have further questions?

If you have questions regarding academic advising, please see the following link: Academic Advising

If you have questions about your admission, please see the following link or you can call the Admissions Department at 514-933-1234



Last Modified: November 24, 2015