Effective September 1, 2014, the following requirements represent the core courses of the Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) program. In addition, students in third year must select an option and complete the specific option program requirements set out below. Students who were initially registered in the B.Com. program prior to September 1, 2014, should consult the Undergraduate Office regarding the requirements to complete the program. Students completing the B.Com. with a Combined Major in Business and Computer Science should refer to the degree requirements listed under the Business and Computer Science-Combined Major option.
A student transferring from another university or college may be granted transfer credit for a maximum of 50% of degree requirements. Of the 50% of the degree requirements that are to be completed while registered in the Bachelor of Commerce program, 30 credits must be upper-level commerce courses including commerce core courses and option core courses.
|COMM 293, 294, 298||9|
|COMM 203, 204, 205, and 2965||12|
|Options Requirements (as specified below)||6|
|One of COMM 466, 483, 491, 492, 497, 498 or an approved equivalent as listed on the BCom program website.7||3|
|Option requirements (as specified below)||9|
|1 Acceptable alternatives are WRDS 150, WRDS 350, ENGL 120, ENGL 121, Coordinated Arts Program, or Arts One.|
|2 Acceptable alternatives are MATH 184 or 100 or 180 or 102 or 120 or 110. Students planning to specialize in Economics or Computer Science must take MATH 104 and 105 (or equivalents). Students should make themselves aware of elective courses for which MATH 104 and 105 are prerequisites and plan accordingly.|
|3 At least 27 credits of the 42 credits of electives in the Bachelor of Commerce program must be non-Commerce with at least 12 credits at the senior level. Additional electives in third and fourth years may be either Commerce or Non-Commerce courses. See Electives for more information.|
|4 Students completing a minor in Economics should take ECON 301 and 303 instead of COMM 295. Students planning to take fourth year economics courses should be aware that these courses require ECON 301 (or ECON 304), and for certain courses, ECON 302 (or ECON 305). Students who have COMM 295 and MATH 105 may be admitted to courses requiring ECON 301/304 with permission of the Economics Department.|
|5 One or two of these courses may be deferred until third year. Students intending to take the Business Technology Option should complete COMM 205 in second year. Students intending to take the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Option should complete COMM 203 in second year.|
|6 One or both of these courses may be deferred until fourth year. Please note advancement requirements for promotion to fourth year.|
|7 COMM 466 and 483 are 6-credit courses, of which 3 credits are used to fulfill this requirement.|
Students who complete the course of studies in any one of the following options will receive the Bachelor of Commerce: Accounting, Business Technology Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business Management, International Business (must be combined with another option), Marketing, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, Transportation and Logistics, or Real Estate. Option requirements are listed below.
The B.Com. program elective requirements are as outlined below:
|Option||Total Required Electives||Requirements|
Business Technology Management
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
| General Business Management
Transportation & Logistics
Operations & Logistics
Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management
|International Business||See above||
|1 See International Business for more information.|
Many senior-level courses require lower-level prerequisites, so students should select lower-level electives carefully. In addition, many electives are not accepted for the B.Com. Program, due to overlap with required Commerce courses. Visit the Faculty (mybcom.sauder.ubc.ca/courses-money-enrolment/elective-requirements) to verify electives that can be used to fulfill program requirements.
To qualify for the B.Com., students must satisfy the English and Business Writing requirement of the Faculty. To do this, students must obtain credit for ENGL 1121 and COMM 390 with a minimum grade of 60% in each of these two courses.
1Acceptable alternatives are WRDS 150, WRDS 350, ENGL 120, ENGL 121, Coordinated Arts Program, or Arts One
The required 200-level Commerce courses generally are prerequisite to 300- and 400-level courses, and in each option it is assumed that the required 300-level courses will be taken prior to the 400-level courses.
Any student not registering for a normal sequence of courses must consult an academic advisor in the Undergraduate Office. Non-Commerce students taking Commerce courses as a part of a program should contact the Undergraduate Office for information.