Real Estate Division

Statistical software in BUSI courses: SPSS

Several BUSI courses require the use of the IBM SPSS statistical software. The choice of software depends on the course(s) that you plan on taking and the time period over which those courses will be completed.

Free SPSS for UBC Students

UBC IT offers SPSS free-of-charge to UBC students registered in degree credit courses. Please review the UBC IT SPSS webpage for more information. You should follow the downloading instructions in the section Standalone/Home Use Version – Non UBC Owned Device. You may download either IBM SPSS Statistics 26 or 27. Please note you will require a Student CWL. in order to download the free SPSS software. Also, your course needs to be posted in the UBC Student Information System – there may be a few days’ delay in processing this after your course registration with the Real Estate Division.

Options to Purchase SPSS

Students who wish to purchase SPSS may review the list of packages available below. The site offers discounts to students (see Notes #1 below).


  SPSS Requirement* Workbook Instructions Based on: Minimum Acceptable Version: **
BUSI 344

IBM SPSS Premium GradPack
Students can choose either the 12-month ($112.99 plus download fee) or 6-month ($65.99 plus download fee) option.

BUSI 344 students should note that if they are planning to proceed to BUSI 444 and/or BUSI 460 within one year then the IBM SPSS Premium GradPack ($129.99 plus download fee) would be the best option.
Version 25 Version 14
BUSI 444

IBM SPSS Premium GradPack
Students have only the one option: 12-month ($129.99 plus download fee).

Version 25 Version 17
BUSI 460

OPTIONAL ONLY: SPSS is not required in BUSI 460 – its use will not be tested on the projects, assignments, or exams. Interested students who wish to follow along with the Statistical Forecasting Addenda can purchase the following:

IBM SPSS Premium GradPack
Students have only the one option: 12-month ($129.99 plus download fee).

Version 26 Version 17

SPSS Installation Instructions and Orientation



  1. To use, students must register with the website by providing proof of enrollment.  Proof of enrolment can be your Course History report showing your name and current course registration.  You may upload a pdf of this report or print it and fax it to the number provided.  It may take up to five business days for the registration to be approved.
  2. As IBM SPSS is updated frequently any differences between the most current version and the version on which the course materials are base will be outlined in a Course Bulletin.
  3. A free 14-day trial version of IBM SPSS is available from 

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