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Centre for Career and Personal Development Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

General Business

Students may elect to pursue a General BComm degree rather than taking specific fourth-year courses leading to one of the structured concentration areas. These students are able to pick "concentration" courses selected from two or more of these areas in virtually any combination desired.

The generalist orientation of this degree enables graduates to succeed in a range of diverse industries and positions. Organizations seek candidates who have relevant education, related work and volunteer experience, extracurricular activities and those who take responsibility for the direction of their careers.

Key Skills & Knowledge

Specific application of these skills is dependent on the role:

  • Ambition
  • Big-picture thinking
  • Dedication
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Adaptable
  • Flexible
  • Highly motivated
  • Negotiation skills
  • Resourceful
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Team player

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at

  • Associate-in-Training
  • Assistant Trader
  • Business Analyst
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Coordinator of International Relations Counter-Party Risk Analyst
  • Franchise Manager/Owner
  • Gas Controller
  • Lease Administrator
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Marketing Planning and Development Analyst
  • Office/Warehouse Manager Operations Planning Advisor Production Manager
  • Operations Consultant/Manager
  • Project Controls Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Senior Consultant
  • Systems Supervisor

Potential Industries

  • Any and all industries!

Did you know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.

Featured Books

Key Contacts

Faculty Contact

Haskayne School of Business
Scurfield Hall, 351
T: 403.220.6593

Haskayne Career Centre
Scurfield Hall, 350
T: 403.220.6743

Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020