Download a PDF of this section: Courses Print this page Email this page

Commerce, Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration

BUSI: Business

BUSI 100 (3) Micro Foundations of Real Estate Economics
Basic principles of microeconomics and application to current economic problems.
BUSI 101 (3) Capital Markets and Real Estate
Basic principles of macroeconomics and application to current economic problems.
Prerequisite: BUSI 100.
BUSI 111 (3) British Columbia Real Estate Law and Real Estate Ethics
Canadian legal system and contract law and detailed aspects of real estate law as it applies in British Columbia.
BUSI 112 (3) Canadian Real Property Law and Real Estate Ethics
Canadian legal system and contract law and detailed aspects of real estate law as it applies across Canada.
BUSI 121 (3) Foundations of Real Estate Mathematics
Introduction to mathematics of real estate finance and statistical measures and methods and their application to practical real estate concepts.
Prerequisite: Algebra 12 strongly recommended.
BUSI 221 (3) Real Estate Finance in a Canadian Context
History, function and mechanics of Canadian mortgage markets.
Prerequisite: BUSI 121.
BUSI 290 (3) Introduction to Quantitative Decision Analysis
Introduction to decision models in business, including basic optimization, linear programming, probability, decision analysis, random variables, simulation, and solving decision problems using spreadsheet tools. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: COMM 290.
BUSI 291 (3) Application of Statistics in Business
Methods and applications of statistics in business; data analysis, descriptive regression; data generation; sampling distributions; hypothesis testing; confidence intervals; two sample problems; inference in regression. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: COMM 291.
BUSI 293 (3) Introductory Financial Accounting
Introduction to the construction and interpretation of financial reports prepared primarily for external use. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
BUSI 294 (3) Introductory Management Accounting
Introduction to the development and use of accounting information for management planning and control, and the development of cost information for financial reports. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: BUSI 293 or equivalent.
Corequisite: BUSI 293 or equivalent.
BUSI 295 (3) Managerial Economics
Economic foundations of managerial decision making.
BUSI 299 (1) Business Communications
Basic communication theory, communications in organizations. Includes written and oral practice in lab sessions.
Equivalency: COMM 299.
BUSI 300 (3) Urban and Real Estate Economics
Comprehensive treatment of urban and real estate economics; introduction to study of cities and real estate market; analytical microeconomic principles.
Prerequisite: All of BUSI 100, BUSI 101.
BUSI 329 (3) Principles of Organizational Behaviour
An introductory examination of work organizations and the behaviour of individuals within them. Phenomena to be studied include organizational structure, evironments, group processes, motivation and leadership. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: BUSI 292, COMM 292.
BUSI 330 (3) Foundations of Real Estate Appraisal
Introduction to concepts and techniques for appraising the value of real estate.
Prerequisite: Recommend BUSI 121.
BUSI 331 (3) Real Estate Investment Analysis and Advanced Income Appraisal
Valuation techniques for income real estate, including income method of appraisal, tax consequences of real property ownership, and portfolio analysis methodology.
Prerequisite: All of BUSI 121, BUSI 330.
BUSI 335 (3) Information Systems
Introduction to information technology related to business use: design, implementation, and application of information systems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
BUSI 344 (3) Statistical and Computer Applications in Valuation
Explores creative, practical uses of statistical and computer applications in determining and analyzing real estate value. Through case studies and hands-on computer work, students will learn the fundamentals of exploratory data analysis and appraisal valuation modeling.
BUSI 352 (3) Case Studies in Residential Valuation
Examines common issues that affect the practice of residential real estate valuation. Credit will be granted for only one of BUSI 352 or both BUSI 442 and BUSI 452.
Prerequisite: BUSI 330. BUSI 121, BUSI 344 recommended.
BUSI 353 (3) Intermediate Financial Accounting I
An examination of accounting as a means of measurement and as an information system for external reporting purposes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: BUSI 293 or equivalent.
BUSI 354 (3) Cost Accounting
The provision and analysis of cost accounting information that will assist management in making operating decisions and in evaluating operational performance. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: BUSI 294 or equivalent.
BUSI 355 (3) Introduction to Income Tax
A study of income tax from the standpoint of the individual and business enterprise. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: BUSI 293 or equivalent.
BUSI 370 (3) Business Finance
An introduction to the basic principles of financial valuation and an examination of corporate enterprise decisions including working capital management; capital budgeting; capital structures and dividend policy. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: BUSI 293 or equivalent.
BUSI 391 (3) Introduction to Management Information Systems
Overview of computer technology and terminology; use of computers as managerial and administrative tools; the management of computer resources and the influence of information technology within the organization. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: COMM 391.
BUSI 393 (3) Introduction to Business Law
Introduction to the law of contracts, with particular reference to contracts for sale of goods and related law of personal property, principles of agency, partnership, and company law. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
BUSI 398 (4) Residental Property Guided Case Study
The residential property appraisal process, focusing both on valuation techniques as well as general research and report writing skills.
BUSI 399 (3) Logistics and Operations Management
The design and management of systems to make products, provide services and deliver them to the end user. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of BUSI 290, BUSI 291 or equivalents.
Equivalency: COMM 299.
BUSI 400 (3) Residential Property Analysis
Underlying theory and techniques used in design, construction, and inspection of residential properties.
BUSI 401 (3) Commercial Property Analysis
Underlying theory and techniques used in the design and construction of commercial properties.
BUSI 433 (3) Real Estate Business
General business skills for real estate practitioners.
BUSI 441 (3) Real Estate Management I
Examines the day-to-day issues which affect the practice of property management.
Prerequisite: BUSI 330. BUSI 331 recommended.
BUSI 442 (3) Case Studies in Appraisal I
Examines the day-to day issues that affect the practice of real estate appraisal.
Prerequisite: All of BUSI 121, BUSI 330, BUSI 331.
BUSI 443 (3) Assessment Administration
Introduces the practice of real property assessment, including the nature of the techniques used, the required duties of assessors, and how an assessment office is administrated.
Prerequisite: BUSI 330 recommended.
BUSI 444 (6) Computer Aided Mass Property Assessment
This course develops and applies the major techniques for valuing real property.
Prerequisite: Recommend all of BUSI 121, BUSI 330, BUSI 443.
BUSI 445 (3) Real Estate Development I
Real estate development process from the project idea to the cursory feasibility stage. Steps in development planning, including analysis, design and evaluation. Evaluating development potential, land acquisition, and site planning.
Prerequisite: All of BUSI 330, BUSI 331.
BUSI 446 (3) Real Estate Development II
Analysis of real estate development process with an examination of economic feasibility studies, approval processes, project financing, construction, project management, and marketing phases.
Prerequisite: BUSI 445.
BUSI 450 (3) Intermediate Financial Accounting II
A continuation of the examination of accounting as a means of measurement and as an information system for external reporting purposes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: BUSI 353.
Corequisite: BUSI 353.
BUSI 451 (3) Real Estate Management II
Continuation of BUSI 441.
BUSI 452 (3) Case Studies in Appraisal II
Continuation of BUSI 442 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
BUSI 453 (3) Advanced Financial Accounting
An examination of advanced financial accounting topics. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: BUSI 450.
Corequisite: BUSI 450.
BUSI 454 (3) Accounting for Management Control and Incentives
Design of accounting systems for facilitating and influencing management decisions, with emphasis on performance evaluation in organizations.
Prerequisite: BUSI 294.
Equivalency: COMM 454.
BUSI 455 (3) Principles of Auditing
Principles of internal control; audit evidence; sampling and testing; audit reports; standards and responsibilities of the external audit. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: BUSI 353. Recommended prerequisite or corequisite: BUSI 450.
BUSI 460 (3) Critical Analysis and Forecasting in Real Estate
Delves into two quantitative decision-making methodologies – decision analysis and forecasting – and explores them using a problem-solving framework.
Prerequisite: BUSI 121. BUSI 331 and BUSI 444 are also recommended.
BUSI 465 (3) Marketing Management
Basic considerations affecting the domestic and international marketing of goods and services. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of ECON 101, ECON 102, BUSI 293.
Equivalency: COMM 465, COMM 396.
BUSI 470 (3) Financial Management
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: One of BUSI 370, COMM 473.
BUSI 485 (3) Taxes and Decision Making
Analysis of business and financial decisions in the presence of taxes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: COMM 452..
BUSI 486 (1-9) d Special Topics in Business
BUSI 493 (3) Strategic Management in Business
A conceptual and practical introduction to the major areas of busness strategy with an integrative perspective on managing a business. Includes the analysis of a business and its environment, the development and evaluation of strategic alternatives, and implementation of change. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: BUSI 293 and either (a) all of ECON 101, ECON 102 or (b) ECON 309.
Corequisite: Two of BUSI 294, BUSI 329, BUSI 370, BUSI 465.
Equivalency: COMM 493.
BUSI 497 (6) Guided Case Study in Agricultural Real Estate
An agriculturally-focused version of BUSI 499.
Prerequisite: All of BUSI 330, BUSI 331, BUSI 442, BUSI 452.
BUSI 498 (3) International Business Management
Development of general environmental framework for international business studies by drawing on international and development economics, research into government-business relations and studies in comparative socio-cultural systems and political systems.
Prerequisite: BUSI 293 and either (a) all of ECON 101, ECON 102 or (b) ECON 309.
Corequisite: Two of BUSI 294, BUSI 329, BUSI 370, BUSI 465.
Equivalency: COMM 498.
BUSI 499 (6) Income Property Guided Case Study
The income property appraisal process, focusing both on valuation techniques as well as general research and report writing skills.
Prerequisite: All of BUSI 330, BUSI 331, BUSI 442, BUSI 452.

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Student Services
Vancouver Campus
1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1

Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC | © Copyright The University of British Columbia