Accounting & Information Systems Division


About our programs

The Division offers programs in a) Accounting, b) Business Technology Management (BTM), and c) Combined Major in Business and Computer Science (BUCS). The accounting program studies the creation and use of financial information, culminating in a professional designation. The BTM program studies how to unify business and technology decision-making at every level of the enterprise. The BUCS program provides the technical background and understanding needed to apply information technology solutions in a business context.

Accounting programs

BCom in Accounting

Accounting topics include: internal decision making, financial statement analysis, taxation and auditing. Students will analyze financial records and accounting information to aid strategic planning and business development. Whether you plan to be an accountant, financial officer or entrepreneur, this option provides the skills to fully understand business.

PhD in Accounting

UBC's PhD program in Accounting has a reputation for producing strong researchers. Recent graduates from the program have been placed in schools including Purdue University, University of Alberta, University of Toronto, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Queen's University.

Diploma in Accounting

If you are a degree graduate aspiring to a professional accounting designation but lacking the prerequisite courses, the UBC Diploma in Accounting bridges the gap and equips you to transition to your new career.

Management Information Systems programs

Management Information Systems is the study of the design, implementation, management and use of information technology applications in organizations. 

The Management Information Systems (MIS) Division of the Sauder School of Business at UBC is recognized as one of the world’s leading MIS programs for research productivity. We offer different levels of programs in Business Technology Management (BTM) - a management program that seeks to unify business and technology decision-making at every level in an enterprise. 

The programs train students to be capable of implementing information and communication technologies (ICTs) to achieve productivity, innovation, entrepreneurship and competitive advantage.

BCom BTM Co-op option

The Sauder Business Co-op Program gives Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) students the opportunity to integrate classroom learning with 12 months of paid work experience in their chosen field. Students alternate four- and eight-month paid work terms (for a total of 12 months of work experience) with their academic studies.

Business Technology Management (BTM) students entering their 2nd year, can apply to the Co-op program.

BCom BTM option

If you’re interested in computers and management, this option could be a great fit. It provides a big picture of the Information Systems area, with hands on lab experience. As a BTM graduate you could work in a variety of industries since most need IT to support their business needs.


For students who are interested in acquiring a deeper technical knowledge, BTM Option courses can be combined with Computer Science courses.


The Master of Science (MSc) program in MIS is intended for students who want to obtain specialized education in Management Information Systems and the use of Information Technologies in business for the purpose of continuing their studies towards a PhD degree in MIS.


The PhD Program in MIS in terms of its reputation, research record and research grants received, stands at the top of Canadian business schools and at the very top rank in the international arena. A recent assessment of research productivity showed that the UBC MIS program ranks 6th in the world among public universities, and 9th overall, in terms of publications in top MIS journals.

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