Bachelor of Commerce

Curriculum

A UBC BCom will help you build the solid foundation of business basics and management skills you’ll need to thrive in any career you choose. You’ll sharpen your skills in critical thinking, creative problem-solving, communication, organization, and leadership.

Course Credits
COMM 101 - Business Fundamentals 1 3
COMM 290 - Introduction to Quantitative Decision Making 2 3
COMM 291 - Application of Statistics in Business 2 3
COMM 292 - Management and Organizational Behaviour2 3
ECON 101 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 102 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 104 - Differential Calculus with Applications to Commerce and Social Sciencesor
MATH 184 - Differential Calculus for Social Science and Commerce3
3/4
WRDS 150 - Writing and Research in the Disciplines or
ENGL 112 - Strategies for University Writing
3
Non-Commerce electives4 6

Total Credits: 30/31

1 If you are transferring to Year 2 or 3 of the BCom program, you are not required to take COMM 101. In lieu of these credits, you will take 3 credits of Commerce or non-Commerce electives at any level. 
2 If you are transferring to Year 2 of the BCom program, you will take COMM 290, 291, and 292 in your second year of studies. 
3 Acceptable equivalents to Math 104/184 include MATH 100 or 180, 102, 110, 120 or the former 140. 
4 Elective requirements differ depending on the calendar year you enter the program, your specialization, and whether you enter as a direct entry student to Year 1 or as a transfer student to Year 2 or Year 3. In addition, some electives will not count for credit in the BCom program. To determine your specific elective requirements and review the electives that cannot be used toward your degree, visit mybcom.sauder.ubc.ca/elective-requirements

 

Course Credits
COMM 202 - Career Fundamentals1 1
COMM 203 - Managing the Employment Relationship 3
COMM 204 - Logistics and Operations Management 3
COMM 205 - Introduction to Management Information Systems 3
COMM 293 - Financial Accounting 3
COMM 294 - Managerial Accounting 3
COMM 295 - Managerial Economics2 3
COMM 296 - Introduction to Marketing 3
COMM 298 - Introduction to Finance 3
Non-Commerce electives3
(direct entry students only)
6

Total Credits: 31

1 If you are transferring to Year 3 of the BCom program, you will take COMM 202 in your third year of studies.
2 You may take ECON 301 and ECON 303 (both must be completed) instead of COMM 295 to fulfill this requirement. Three of the six credits will apply to your non-Commerce electives requirement.
3 Elective requirements differ depending on the calendar year you enter the program, your specialization, and whether you enter as a direct entry student to Year 1 or as a transfer student to Year 2 or Year 3. In addition, some electives will not count for credit in the BCom program. To determine your specific elective requirements and review the electives that cannot be used toward your degree, visit mybcom.sauder.ubc.ca/elective-requirements

 

Choose from ten primary specializations:

Accounting
Business Technology Management
Entrepreneurship
Finance
General Business Management

Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Marketing
Operations and Logistics
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Real Estate

Course Credits
COMM 390 - Business Writing 3
COMM 393 - Commercial Law 3
COMM 394 - Government and Business 3
COMM 395 - Business Communications 3
Required courses for specialization 6-9
Commerce and non-Commerce electives1 9-12

Total Credits: 30

1 Elective requirements differ depending on the calendar year you enter the program, your specialization, and whether you enter as a direct entry student to Year 1 or as a transfer student to Year 2 or Year 3. In addition, some electives will not count for credit in the BCom program. To determine your specific elective requirements and review the electives that cannot be used toward your degree, visit mybcom.sauder.ubc.ca/elective-requirements

Course Credits

One of:

  • COMM 466 - New Venture Design
  • COMM 483 - Leadership and General Management
  • COMM 486M - Strategy and Integrated Decision Making 
  • COMM 491 - Strategic Management
  • COMM 492 - Management Simulation 
  • COMM 497 - New Enterprise Development 
  • COMM 498 - International Business
3
Required courses for specialization 6-9
Commerce and non-Commerce electives1 18-21

Total Credits: 30

1 Elective requirements differ depending on the calendar year you enter the program, your specialization, and whether you enter as a direct entry student to Year 1 or as a transfer student to Year 2 or Year 3. In addition, some electives will not count for credit in the BCom program. To determine your specific elective requirements and review the electives that cannot be used toward your degree, visit mybcom.sauder.ubc.ca/elective-requirements

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