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UBC 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 105 - Values, Ethics, and Community 3
COMM 190 - Introduction to Quantitative Decision Making 2 3
COMM 191 - Application of Statistics in Business 2 3
COMM 192 - Management and Organizational Behaviour2 3
COMM 196 - Business Communications I 3
ECON 101 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 102 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 100 - Differential Calculus with Applications to Commerce and Social Sciences 3
Non-Commerce electives4 3

Total Credits: 30

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 190, 191, and 192 in your second year of studies. 
3 Acceptable equivalents to MATH 100 include MATH 104/184, 110, 120, or 180. 
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 393 - Commercial Law 3
COMM 394 - Environment, Society, and Government 3
COMM 396 - Business Communications II 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

COMM 400 - Capstone Activity

1
COMM 491 - Strategic Management 3
Required courses for specialization 6-9
Commerce and non-Commerce electives1 18-21

Total Credits: 31

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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