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Undergraduate Program-Master of Management Dual Degree Program Option

This distinctive dual degree program option offers qualified students the opportunity to earn, in one course of study, an undergraduate degree from UBC and a Master of Management Degree from the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration (UBC Sauder School of Business). This dual degree program option can be completed in four and one half years through intensive study and scheduling including a summer of full time study after completion of the undergraduate degree. The dual degree program option will also include extensive professional development and career preparation throughout the dual degree program of study, provided by the Business Career Centre in the UBC Sauder School of Business.

For information on the undergraduate programs currently offering the dual degree program option please visit the Undergraduate Program/Master of Management Dual Degree Option website.

Admission

Individuals interested in pursuing the Undergraduate Program/Master of Management Dual Degree Option must first apply to the undergraduate program(s) of their choice following normal application procedures and paying the applicable application fees. Second, they must apply to the UG-MM Dual Degree Option by going to the program website and completing the Dual Degree Option application and paying the Master of Management application fee. Students applying to the Dual Degree Option for both their first and second choice undergraduate programs will need to complete only one dual degree application for both programs.

Successful applicants will initially be admitted to an undergraduate degree program, with subsequent admission to the Master of Management degree program, upon completion of the continuation requirements outlined below.

Acceptance into the Master of Management Dual Degree Option is granted to a limited number of the top applicants to the Undergraduate Program each year.

Applicants who are not accepted into the Master of Management Dual Degree Option will be considered for admission to the Undergraduate Program without the Dual Degree Option.

If space is available, a limited number of second year students at UBC or at another institution applying to transfer to UBC in year three, may be accepted into the Undergraduate Program/Master of Management Dual Degree Option starting in year three of their Undergraduate Program on a competitive basis. Interested students should apply during Term 2 of their second year by going to the website and completing the Dual Degree Option application and paying the Master of Management application fee.

Students in the Undergraduate Program/Master of Management Dual Degree Option are not eligible to complete the Commerce Minor as part of their Undergraduate Program. The Master of Management Dual Degree Option is not open to students in the Bachelor of Commerce Program.

Continuation Requirements

Students in the Undergraduate Program/Master of Management Dual Degree Option must meet all the continuation requirements for each year of their Undergraduate Program. In addition, students must meet the following conditions during their Undergraduate Program as follows:

  • First Year - Attain an average of at least 65% in each Winter Session (including all courses attempted) until the student completes first year of their Undergraduate Program and advances to second year.
  • Second Year to completion of Undergraduate Program - Attain an average of at least 72% in each Winter Session (including all courses attempted) after advancement to second year and until the student completes all requirements for their Undergraduate Program.
  • Continuation to graduate portion of Dual Degree - Fulfill the minimum University requirements for admission to graduate programs in order to continue on to the Master of Management program.
  • Course minima - Attain a minimum grade of 68% in any dual degree required commerce undergraduate courses that will be applied toward completion of the Master of Management degree. Students who do not meet the minimum grade of 68% in one commerce course that will be applied to the Master of Management degree may repeat that course once, if allowed by the home faculty, to attempt to meet the 68% minimum grade requirement. Students who do not meet the minimum grade of 68% in a second commerce course that will be applied to the Master of Management will not be allowed to repeat the course to meet the 68% minimum grade requirement.

Students who do not meet the Master of Management Dual Degree Option continuation requirements will be required to discontinue the Dual Degree Option. Students required to discontinue the Dual Degree Option will be allowed to continue in the Undergraduate Program without the Dual Degree Option provided they meet the continuation requirements for the Undergraduate Program.

Students who meet the Dual Degree Option continuation requirements through completion of their Undergraduate Program degree requirements and are eligible to graduate will be admitted to the Master of Management program. Students who have completed the Undergraduate Program degree requirements and advanced to the Master of Management program must meet the Master of Management continuation requirements to progress in the program, and satisfy all the Master of Management degree requirements to graduate with the Master of Management Degree.

Degree Requirements

In order to receive both degrees students must complete the degree requirements for both the undergraduate program and the Master of Management. During their undergraduate program students must complete 3 credits of Commerce courses in each of the four years of their program. These will count as elective credits toward completion of the undergraduate program. The 3 credits of 300- and 400-level Commerce courses completed in each of years three and four of the undergraduate program (6 credits in total) will also be applied toward completion of the Master of Management degree requirements.

Students enrolled in the Undergraduate Program/Master of Management Dual Degree Program Option are required to complete the following commerce courses as part of their undergraduate program:

Year One

COMM 120 (3) Business Immersion

Year Two

COMM 220 (3) Business Communications and Ethics

Year Three

COMM 320 (1.5) Financial Accounting
COMM 321 (1.5) Organizational Behaviour

Year Four

COMM 420 (1.5) Marketing
COMM 421 (1.5) Corporate Finance

Students entering the Dual Degree Program Option in year three of their undergraduate program would generally complete the required commerce courses as electives in their undergraduate degree program as follows:

Year Three

COMM 120, 320, and 321

Year Four

COMM 220, 420, and 421

Graduation

Students will graduate from each program when the requirements for that program have been completed. Students may attend the UBC convocation ceremonies to receive their undergraduate program degree while they are completing the Master of Management degree requirements. The Master of Management degree will be awarded at the next convocation ceremony following completion of the degree requirements.

Students enrolled in the Dual Degree Program Option pay a portion of the Master of Management tuition while completing their undergraduate degree program. For further information on the Dual Degree Program Option, including detailed information on applying, fees, and course requirements please visit the Undergraduate Program/Master of Management Dual Degree Option website.

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