The Commerce concentration of Social Science at Marianopolis introduces students to the world of business. Commerce students take several courses in economics and administration in which they explore how organizations function, learn about workplace dynamics, and develop a more thorough understanding of financial systems. 

Students in the Commerce concentration can apply to Honours after their first semester and are selected based on their academic standing and a letter of intent. Students in the Honours Distinction are enrolled in enriched sections of certain courses and engage more deeply with their program through various activities, including special guest lectures, site visits, group seminars, and social events. Information sessions will be held during the Fall semester to inform students about how to apply.


If you are interested in the world of business, administration, and finance, if you are curious about the inner workings of organizations, if you want to apply your math skills to solve real world problems or learn how to become an entrepreneur, then Commerce at Marianopolis is for you. 


The Commerce concentration is a great stepping stone for a wide variety of university programs, including studies in Management, Accounting, Marketing, Finance and Economics.

Mandatory mathematics courses give you the prerequisites you need to apply for business and administration programs in university. 



Intellectual Methods in Social Science


Fundamentals of Business

Differential Calculus in Social Science (Calculus 1) 

Introduction to College English

Humanities: Knowledge

Physical Education


Quantitative Analysis in Social Science

History of the Modern World

Introduction to Psychology

Integral Calculus in Social Science (Calculus 2)

English: Literary Genres


Complementary Course


Qualitative Research in Social Science

Choice of Intro-Level Course in Social Science*

Multidisciplinary Thematic Course in Social Science

Linear Algebra in Social Science

English: Literary Themes

Humanities: World Views

French (Adapted to Program)

Physical Education 


Integrative Project in Social Science

2 Choices of Upper-Level Courses in Social Science and Commerce**

English (Adapted to Program)

Humanities: Ethics (Adapted to Program)

Complementary Course

Physical Education

*List of Intro-Level Courses to choose from:

Human Culture and Diversity (Anthropology); People, Places and Environment (Geography); Introduction to Political Science; Individual and Society (Sociology). 

**Sample of Upper-Level Social Science and Commerce course to choose from: 

Marketing; Management; Accounting; International Business; Business and Social Responsibility; Race and Racism (Anthropology), Microeconomics; International Economics; Introduction to Finance; Environmental Geography; American History; International Relations (Political Science); Understanding Power (Political Science); Business Psychology, Social Inequalities and Social Problems (Sociology), Fundamentals of Law. 

Want to know more?

If you have questions about the Social Science program, please contact:

Jean-Michel Cohalan
Social Science and Commerce Department Chair and Program Coordinator
514.931.8792, ext. 365

For more information on applying

Admissions Office
514.931.8792, ext. 300