College Partnership Program

Welcome to the Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) Program

Since 2009, Nipissing University has partnered with Ontario colleges to offer a unique program for graduates of these colleges. Graduates of a 3-year advanced diploma in business can complete their Bachelor of Commerce degree at a fast-tracked pace while staying in their communities and taking some classes at the partner college campuses.  

Full-time students can complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce (4-year) 120 credit degree in 16 months and the Bachelor of Commerce (3-year) 90 credit degree in 12 months

Graduates of partner colleges need the equivalent to a 72% overall average to be admitted into the Bachelor of Commerce degree program. You will have to check your school's GPA scale to find out the GPA that is equivalent to 72%. As graduates of the partner campuses, you are provided with an advanced standing.

All students will apply to the BComm (4-year) degree. Students who wish to graduate with a BComm (3-year) degree can submit a program change request by emailing programchange@nipissingu.ca.

Jordan Labricciosa - 4th year CPP Student Nipissing University's CPP program was a great way for me to transition, as a College graduate, into their business program and receive transfer credits for previous courses taken in College allowing me to fast track my Undergraduate studies. Choosing to take part in Nipissing's distance learning component has allowed me to pursue my education remotely in Southern Ontario while still being able to work a full-time job. I encourage others to take advantage of this opportunity as well.

Jordan Labricciosa - 4th year CPP Student

Online Information Sessions

Our CPP and Distance Program Manager hosts online information sessions which you can attend from any location, as long as you have access to a computer and the Internet (Google Chrome is the preferred web browser). During these live sessions you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about our business degree options.  

  • May 14, 2019 @ 7pm-8pm
  • May 28, 2019 @ 7pm-8pm
  • June 11, 2019 @ 7pm-8pm
  • June 25, 2019 @ 7pm-8pm 
  • July 9, 2019 @ 7pm-8pm
  • July 23, 2019 @ 7pm-8pm
  • August 6, 2019 @ 7pm-8pm
  • August 20, 2019 @ 7pm-8pm

To register for an online information session, please email bcomm@nipissingu.ca and include your name, program of interest, and the date of the session you would like to attend. You will be provided with a link that will allow you to sign into the information session at the scheduled time. 

Transfer Credits

We value your past post-secondary academic achievements!

Once you have been offered admission, accepted that offer of admission, and we have received your final transcript, your transcript will be evaluated for advanced standing or transfer credit. 

3-year Bachelor of Commerce Degree (90 Credits)

4-year Bachelor of Commerce Degree (120 Credits)
Up to 45 credits 

Up to 60 credits 

Click here for more information on advanced standing.

Course Delivery Methods

As a CPP student, you will take a courses in a combination of course delivery methods such as:

Course Delivery Format

Location

Time in Classroom

In-Class Instructor

Online Instructor

Class Facilitator

Traditional In-Class Delivery

CPP college campus

3 hours/week at a scheduled time

Yes

No

No

Blended Delivery

Online + CPP college campus

Online lecture + 2 hrs in-class 

No

Yes

Yes

Synchronous Online Delivery

Live online lecture

3 hours/week 

No

Yes

No

Online Delivery

Online

Complete weekly modules at your own pace

No

Yes

No

Courses that are offered through an in-class or blended delivery are scheduled in the evening between 5pm-9pm from Monday to Friday

There are 3 semesters each year, fall, winter, spring/summer and students have the option to complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students can take between 1 and 5 courses each semester and Part-time students can take 1 or 2 courses each semester. The full-time option provides the most flexibility to decide how many courses to take each year.

How to Apply

Full-time Basis: 

To apply on a full-time basis, you will go the Ontario University Application Centre, www.ouac.on.ca, choose option 105, search for Nipissing University, and browse programs: Bachelor of Commerce, Distance Program.

Part-time Basis:

Go to Admissions application forms, and choose Part-time/Flex-time studies (all semesters), BComm - Distance learning. 

Full-time students can take between 1 and 5 courses each semester and Part-time students can take 1 or 2 courses each semester. The full-time option provides the most flexibility to decide how many courses to take each year.

All students will apply to enter the Bachelor of Commerce (4-year) program. Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce (3-year) degree can switch into the 3-year BComm program by emailing programchange@nipissingu.ca.

If you have any questions about the BComm application process, please contact our Admissions Office at admissions@nipissingu.ca.

Please access the Registration tab for instructions on understanding your transfer credits, choosing your courses, using WebAdvisor and Blackboard. Students will reference the tabs below to stay informed throughout the academic year.

Make sure you attend the New Student Orientation in August!

Registration

Course Codes

801- you are taking an online course and are NOT a College Partnership Program (CPP) student

881- you are taking an online course and you ARE a CPP student. Choosing this code will allow CPP students to write this exam at their college campus.

841- you are taking a SYNC (synchronous) course. That course is scheduled during the week, in the evening and is streamed live. You choose this code, if you are a distance student wanting to take this course.

881, for the SYNC course- you are taking a SYNC course and you ARE a CPP student. Choosing this code will allow CPP students to write this exam at their college campus.

822- you are a CPP student from Algonquin College and you will take this course at the Algonquin campus.

823- you are a CPP student from Lambton College and you will take this course at the Lambton campus.

826- you are a CPP student from Centennial College and you will take this course at the Centennial campus.

828- you are a CPP student from Niagara College and you will take this course at the Niagara campus.

829- you are a CPP student from St. Clair College and you will take this course at the St. Clair campus.

Program Plans

2019 program plans will be available soon. 

  • Program Plan Algonquin College - Section 822
  • Program Plan Lambton College - Section 823
  • Program Plan Centennial College - Section 826
  • Program Plan Niagara College - Section 828
  • Program Plan St. Clair College - Section 829

Class Schedules Spring Term 2019

Algonquin College - Section 822

Date Course Code Course Name Time Room CF/Lecturer
Monday ACCT 4866 Advanced Cost Accounting (I) 6:00pm - 9:00pm T304 Shawn Sutton
Tuesday ADMN 4606 Business Strategy and Policy (I) 7:00pm - 9:00pm T304 Ryck Marciniak / James Bowen 
Tuesday ORGS 3007 Strategic Corporate Responsibility 5:00pm - 7:00pm T304 Maureen Dickson/ Melanie Bourke 

Lambton College - Section 823

Date Course Code Course Name Time Room CF/Lecturer
Tuesday ADMN 4606 Business Strategy and Policy (I) 5:00pm - 7:00pm D2-204 Matt McEchran/ Chantal McPhee

Centennial College - Section 826

Date Course Code Course Name Time Room CF/Lecturer
           

Niagara College - Section 828

Date Course Code Course Name Time Room CF/Lecturer
           

St. Clair College - Section 829

Date Course Code Course Name Time Room CF/Lecturer
           

Scheduling of SYNC Classes

Date Course Course Name Time Room CF/Lecturer
Monday ACCT 4836 Advanced Accounting (I) 6:00pm - 9:00pm SYNC Bruce Millar
Monday ACCT 4817 Corporate Taxation 6:00pm - 9:00pm SYNC Sue Deakin
Wednesday ADMN 0010 Business Math Prep Course 6:00pm - 9:00pm SYNC Maria Carone
Wednesday ACCT 4866 Advanced Cost Accounting (I) 6:00pm - 9:00pm SYNC Shawn Sutton

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Commerce Program requirements can be viewed through the Academic Calendar.


Course Listings

Please note that not all courses offerings are delivered online or at a partner college campus.

Exams

Most Nipissing University courses will have a final exam. As a CPP student, you must choose the correct course section, 881, 822, 823, 826, 828 in order to write your exams at your college location. If you do not choose the section codes above, you will be required to schedule your own location and proctor to write your exam and you will be required to pay the fee for that service. There will be a deadline date to schedule the exam locations and proctors. Failure to do so, will result in you writing your exam in North Bay at the scheduled date and time.


Blackboard

Blackboard Learn is an easy-to-use, interactive browser-based course environment. You can download the Blackboard app through the app store to access the software on your mobile device or tablet.

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.


Textbook Listing

Before purchasing course materials, ensure you are ordering the correct items. Click the link and choose Department: All, Location: Online. Use the course code and section that you registered to see the textbook that you will need to purchase. Be sure to see your instructor's name in the listing.

Academic Advising

Call, 705-474-3450 ext. 4358 or email, distanceadvising@nipissingu.ca for a scheduled appointment on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

Drop in hours for CPP and distance students are on Monday and Thursday from 2-4pm. Appointments can be booked on Monday morning between 9-11am for a Monday afternoon appointment and booked on Thursday morning between 9-11am for a Thursday afternoon appointment. To book the appointment, go to WebAdvisor, Communication, Advising drop in appointments. Please leave your name, student ID, and reason for the appointment. Choose a time and leave your cell number or land line where you can be contacted.


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Nipissing Promise

Students enrolled in the Nipissing University Promise program will be invited to return to Nipissing, tuition free, for up to 30 additional credits if six months after completing their four-year undergraduate degree program with a 70 percent average and all required elements of the program, they have not secured career-related employment.

Graduates of a non-business program may return to Nipissing and complete the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in General Management to open up career opportunities in the business field.


Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU)

The Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU), Local 20 of the Canadian Federation of Students, is a body comprised of all Nipissing University students, representing approximately 5000 members at the main campus in North Bay, and long-distance students. Collectively, students have a much stronger voice, and NUSU is the embodiment of this voice. Members should expect accurate representation, social advocacy, diverse programming, and a number of services on behalf of the students from their Student Union.


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