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Social Science - Commerce Profile  


Consult the Program Profile

If you want challenge, variety and the freedom to excel,
this program is for you!

The Social Science Commerce Profile prepares students for university studies in the areas of marketing, accounting, finance, and human resources. Innovative teaching strategies combining lectures, field trips, case studies, and extensive team-oriented exercises, provide students with the analytical, written, and mathematical skills necessary to succeed at the university level.

Program Competencies

Heritage College Social Science - Commerce Profile graduates will have:

  • obtained a global appreciation of commerce, and the various societal, legal, political, technological, and environmental factors influencing modern business practices;
  • gained a general awareness of the key areas of business, the career options available to Commerce graduates, and the necessary academic training required to pursue specific fields of interest;
  • developed the qualitative ability to research data, review information, draw conclusions, and formulate recommendations;
  • acquired the quantitative skills to analyze scenarios and derive results using appropriate techniques;
  • become proficient in organizing, writing, and presenting business reports in a coherent and professional manner;
  • demonstrated effective team relationship abilities through participation in group projects;
  • applied fundamental theories of financial accounting;
  • become familiar with the application of management information systems in the administration disciplines;
  • developed the ability to utilize techniques of calculus and linear algebra in business and economics applications;
  • become adept in oral presentation techniques.

Career/Study Opportunities

Social Science - Commerce Profile graduates are employed in a wide range of fields such as high technology, financial services, professional sports, tourism, health and environmental services, and government agencies. Position titles include general managers, accountants, marketing analysts, economic development officers, commercial lawyers, computer systems managers, advertising executives, consultants, and small business owners.

Upon completion of university studies, graduates often attain the Chartered Accountant, Certified General Accountant, and Certified Management Accountant professional designations.

Admission Requirements

For admission to the College, you need a secondary school diploma, PLUS

  • Mathematics 526 or 536

However, the College may admit a person who has received instruction which it considers equivalent

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