Minors in the Bachelor of Commerce

A minor is an optional additional area of focus for a degree. All major BCom subjects are available as minors, while some subjects are only available as minors.

A minor is made up of a collection of courses in a particular subject. The workload for a minor is lighter than for a major—fewer courses to do, fewer points required. This makes a minor a good way to build a second or third area of focus or concentration into your degree. Find out more about how minors work.

All majors can be also be taken as a minor, so check the majors available in the Bachelor of Commerce. You might also be able to study majors from other undergraduate degrees as a minor in your Bachelor of Commerce.

Minors are made up of at least 60 points from the relevant subject area at 200 level or above. At least 15 of those points must be at 300 level and not counted towards a major or another minor.

Some subjects are not available as majors, but you can take them as a minor. Other subjects have special requirements and course options as minors. Explore these minors below.

Actuarial Science

Get the knowledge and skills you need to set you on the path to become a qualified actuary. Actuarial Science brings economics, mathematics and statistics together to help companies and organisations forecast and manage risks. Take advantage of the growing demand for actuarial skills in many areas including investment and stockbroking, software development, and in government, education and health.


Complete the following courses:

Complete one further course from:

Data Science

Develop technical skills in computing technologies, statistics, and mathematics and work with real data sets to develop a practical understanding of the social dimensions of data. You’ll assess the ethics of data collection and use, question privacy and security issues, learn about the importance of communicating effectively with data, and gain an overall understanding of the consequences of the data revolution.


Complete the following courses:

Complete one course from DATA 301, DATA 303, or COMP 309.

And complete one further 200- or 300-level course from the Data Science major requirements for the BCom.


Econometrics is a tool for testing economic ideas and making forecasts. How do we know what effect a change in the official interest rate might have on inflation? To figure this out, economists can turn to econometrics. Learn to understand and use econometric models and methods.


Complete at least 60 points from:

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor permits students from any Faculty, degree or major, to add a dimension to their programme of study focused on how they might develop the ideas they are learning, and the experiences they are gaining at the University, into products, services, ideas, or solutions that may help us change the way work, think and live.


These must include the following two core courses:

Plus, one of the following specialisations:

Commercial Law
Information Systems
Public Policy

Or you can include the core courses:

Plus, two other courses from the following:

The prerequisites for courses in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor schedule have been designed to enable students from any degree program to complete the minor within their existing course of study in the most efficient manner possible.


Master the skills to tell stories that connect and engage people. A minor in marketing provides you with an opportunity to gain insight and understanding into this area of business, and learn about marketing and its role in the commercial, public, and not-for-profit sectors.


Complete at least 60 points from:

Including at least 15 points from: