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Bachelor of Commerce (Distance Learning)​


​Earn your Bachelor of Commerce degree at your pace from your home. The program is open to students in both Canada and around the world with no requirement to come to campus.
​​The online material is developed and delivered by leading university faculty and gives the student the flexibility to study within a framework that suits their schedule throughout the week.
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Welcome to the online Bachelor of Commerce Program

Distance Learning Program - Online

The School of Business has made their Bachelor of Commerce available to students completely through online delivery using a learning management system called Blackboard. The program is open to students in both Canada and around the world with no requirement to come to campus.

Students can elect to take from one to fifteen courses per year, and may be able to fast track by obtaining transfer credit or advanced standi​ng based on previously obtained education.

BComm Transfer Credit Eligibility

  3-ye​​ar Business Admin Diploma 2-year Business Diploma
GPA is 3.2 or higher Up to 45 credits (1.5 years) Up to 30 credits
GPA is between 3.0 and 3.2 Up to 30 credits (1 full year) Up to 18 credits

* Please note that the GPA scale listed above recognizes a GPA of 3.2 as being equal to 72. Not all colleges use the same GPA scale, so please be aware that your GPA requirement must equal 72%.

Nipissing University will assess your transcripts and determine your eligibility for advanced standing credit once you have applied and accepted an offer of admission into our program.

Certificate in Financial Services

In addition to core requirements, students in a Bachelor of Commerce may complete a certificate in Financial Services. Students may use 18 credits of electives to satisfy the certificate requirements. Learn More...

Certificate in Human Resources Management

In addition to core requirements, Business students complete a Certificate in Human Resource Management. Students must use 15 credits of specific electives to satisfy the Certificate requirements. Learn More...

Entrepreneurial Finance Certificate

In addition to core requirements, students in a Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Commerce degree program may complete a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Finance. Students should refer to the academic calendar to view the academic requirements and courses required to graduate with this certificate. Learn More...

Financial Product Sales Professional Certificate

In addition to core requirements, students in a Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Commerce degree program may complete a Certificate in Financial Product Sales. Students should refer to the academic calendar to view the academic requirements and courses required to graduate with this certificate. Learn More...

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Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA)

Students enrolled in Nipissing's BBA Accounting stream are able to satisfy the preparatory course requirements for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation while working towards their degree. Upon graduation, students would enter CPA's Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). The School of Business works closely with the Chartered Professional Accountants to ensure its courses are aligned with CPA's learning outcome requirements.

CPA pathway for BBA students

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Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)

Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL)

Students interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources Management have the opportunity to complete all of the courses required to satisfy the prescribed coursework requirements for the two designations. The School of Business has worked with the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPA) to ensure our courses are aligned with their learning outcomes requirements. If you are interested in becoming a student member of the HRPA, North Bay also has its very own chapter. The North Bay Chapter represents a large geographical area and its HR practitioner members provide services to a diverse spectrum of industries.

SCMP

Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP)

Formerly known as the Certified Professional Purchasers designation (CPP), graduates from Nipissing’s BBA degree program can obtain advanced standing toward earning the SCMP designation. The accreditation program leading to the Certified SCMP designation is the most comprehensive in the field of supply chain management and is balanced to deliver advanced supply chain management knowledge and high-level business skills.

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Canadian Marketing Association

CMA’s student membership program provides many benefits for full-time post-secondary students. Students gain access to numerous resources that will help in their marketing studies and allow them to network with future employers.

Distance Learning Links

Blackboard

E-Learning user's guide

Blackboard Learn is an easy-to-use, interactive browser-based course environment. This User's Guide will show you the basics for getting started.​

Blackboard Learn Resources

LIT has developed and collected a series of video tutorials in order to assist faculty, staff and students in using the university wide Learning Management System (LMS).

Useful Downloads for Blackboard​

This guide contains valuable information regarding required plug-ins and downloads needed in order to use Blackboard.

Distance Online Course Support Request

Academic Support Services

Our goal is to support your academic and personal development. Look for assistance with accessibility services, learning style assessments, writing skills, writing formats, study strategies, time management, note-taking skills, academic resources, group seminars, peer support, career development activities, and more. Learn More...

Financial Support Services

Achieve your goals on time and on budget. We’ll help you fund your education through scholarships, awards, bursaries, government assistance, and work study programs. Learn More...

Internationalize your Degree

If you want to experience a year or a semester at one of our partner schools across the globe, we have support services and programs to help you get there. If you want to assist International students with adjusting to life in Canada, we’ll connect you. Check out your options...

Personal Counselling Services

Our registered counsellors offer free, year-round personal counselling services, specialized therapeutic groups, referral services and a host of wellness, educational and awareness events to all full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. Learn More...

Leadership and Community Engagement

If you are eager to get involved beyond the classroom, take part in the annual Undergraduate Research Conference, which gives you the opportunity to present your work to peers, professors, and family members. You may also have opportunity to work as a Research Assistant to help a professor conduct research and gain valuable experience at the same time.


Record of Student Development

Involvement and experiential learning lead to more personal and academic success by connecting classroom learning to real world experience. Volunteer on your campus and within the community and be officially recognized for all that you do. The Record of Student Development (RSD) documents that you have completed a series of involvement outcomes that all employers are looking for. Achieving all the competencies associated with the RSD will help you communicate the depth of your experiences as you apply to career opportunities.

Employers are looking for people with the following proven abilities:

  • Analytical Skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-Solving skills
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Teamwork

To register and see the full list of RSD competencies visit www.nipissingu.ca/rsd

Student Union

Students attending Nipissing University in North Bay and long distance students are members of the Nipissing University Student Union. Our organization strives to represent students democratically, provide a communication framework, and lobby for legislative change on issues that affect students.

Athletics

Exercise and healthy competition always help to clear the mind.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS

Nipissing’s Athletics Department offers a wide range of intramural activities to keep you on your game

LAKERS CLUB SPORTS

Club sports are available to all Nipissing students and are both recreational and competitive.

VARSITY SPORTS

Go Lakers! Our varsity athletes always bring their “A” game. Get your friends together and come out to cheer on your favourite teams.

STUDENT ATHLETICS CENTRE

Whether you are a gym enthusiast or a weekend warrior, Nipissing has just what you need.

 Director

Prasad Ravi

 Program Manager

 Coordinator

Mallory Pepin

I really enjoyed my time studying in the School of Business. Having the small class sizes and one on one interaction with professors made learning more engaging and interactive. During my degree, I was able to take all the necessary courses and requirements needed to obtain my Certified Human Resource Professional designation, and many of the courses were offered online, making it easier for scheduling. I also really enjoyed working alongside my peers in the creation of the Human Resource Student Network and being able to connect with the greater HR community in the North Bay area. I feel that the School of Business at Nipissing University has given me a solid foundation before entering into the workforce.

Kara Beadle, BComm '15

Graduates of the Nipissing University School of Business enjoy a high employment rate and have been very successful in their professional designation examinations. Whether you want to pursue an MBA or other graduate studies, join the work force, or get your Bachelor of Education and become a teacher, you will become a valuable asset to any organization in your community, at home or abroad.

Career and Academic Options

  • Graduate Studies
  • Professional School (Education, Law, MBA)
  • Careers in management, accounting, taxation, e-commerce, government services, human resources, marketing, banking and international investment
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