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A UBC Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) will give you the broad range of business basics and the management skills you need to thrive in any career. With our diverse array of course offerings, you’ll have a chance to develop your critical thinking, creative problem solving, communication, organization and leadership.
In each year of study of our general program you will take a combination of core courses and electives to build competencies in each area of business.
- Year 1 – Building a foundation
- Year 2 – Learning the fundamentals of business
- Year 3 – Specializing and building business knowledge
- Year 4 – Integrating knowledge & launching a career
Specialized BCom degree programs
In addition to our general program, we offer two unique niche program options:
The Bachelor of Commerce, Combined Major in Business and Computer Science is an ideal launch pad if you're interested in computer science and want to pursue a career in business and information technology. To apply, select the Combined Major in Business and Computer Science program on your application to UBC.
The Dual Commerce and Arts Degree Program with Sciences Po allows you to earn two degrees, a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from UBC and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Sciences Po, in just four years. To apply, complete the Dual Degree program supplemental application formafter completing the UBC online application.
You must complete/provide:
- An interim transcript of your grades.
- Additional documentation: proof of English Language proficiency, and more may be required depending on where you’ve completed secondary school.
Although we do not admit students solely on the basis of grades, academic performance is extremely important. Only applicants with an interim average of 84% or higher are eligible to be considered for admission. Please note that the course grades used in the calculation of your average will depend on where you are currently attending secondary school and the grading scale used by your school. All grades are converted into percentage grades based on a 50% pass scale. Detailed information on secondary school course requirements and equivalents for all applicants as well as information on how your admission average will be calculated can be found atyou.ubc.ca/Admissions.
Math requirement for admission to Year 1
To be admissible to Year 1 of the BCom program, you must have completed or be in the process of completing Senior Level Math. If you are completing a BC high school curriculum, the required math is Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12. Detailed information can be found at you.ubc.ca/Admissions. While not a factor in the admissions decision, many students find that taking a secondary school calculus course helps them succeed in our first year Math course; it is strongly recommended.
A wide range of scholarships, awards, prizes and bursaries are available to BCom students. You may be eligible based on your academic achievement and in many cases, a combination of financial need and/or achievement in other areas such as leadership and community service.
The following entrance awards recognize and reward the achievements of incoming Sauder School of Business students.
- Sauder School of Business Dean's Entrance Scholarship
- Spitz Family Awards for Aboriginal Women
- Sauder School of Business Shad Valley Scholarship
- Sauder School of Business Entrance Scholarship
- Bachelor of Commerce International Entrance Scholarship
- Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation Scholarship
- Sheldon Trainor-De Girolamo Scholarship in Commerce
- HSBC Bank Canada Sauder School of Business Entrance Award
- Real Estate Council of British Columbia Scholarship
Loans, grants and work programs
Student loans are government-funded, repayable financial assistance available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents. You may be eligible based on your income and assets, tuition, fees, books, and living expenses. UBC also offers work programs that will place you in an on-campus, part-time job that is well-paid with flexible hours that fit with your academic schedule.
The Co-op Program allows you to earn a salary while gaining relevant work experience to your studies. After entering the program in Year 3, you can alternate four-or eight-months of full-time work with your academic terms.
The Commerce Scholars Program gives you the opportunity to conduct leading research in an area of business that interests you under the mentorship of a faculty member. In the program, you can earn a research stipend of $5000 (CAD) for research work typically completed during the summer between Years 3 and 4.
The UBC BCom Program will give you the knowledge and skills to develop just about any career that interests you. In fact, our graduates work around the world in fields such as international banking, entertainment, high-tech, sports and sustainability.
To realize your career ambitions you’ll need to work hard, but your task will be made that much easier with the advice and support of the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre (BCC). From career skills assessment and resume writing to job search strategies, interview techniques, and recruiter contacts, the BCC provides you with the tools to excel in the competitive job market.