Course Planning Resources

BBA students are encouraged to use the Student Graduation Evaluation Tool in myLangara to check their degree progress. This tool gives an overview of your program's graduation requirements, and shows how your previously completed/currently registered courses can slot in to meet these requirements. While it is only an unofficial graduation evaluation, it is a great way to get an overview of your program's graduation requirements and figure out which courses you have left to complete. Students who have questions about how their courses are slotting in the grad eval can contact the Langara graduation department (gradeval@langara.ca) for clarification. Students can also contact business program advising (business@langara.ca) for assistance planning their courses. 

Diploma students are also encouraged to use the Student Graduation Evaluation Tool for their course planning, along with the diploma course planning guides produced by business program advising. The most recent version of these guides will be posted here each term. Please remember that students are responsible for completing the program requirements in effect as of their first term in the program (also known as a catalogue term). If you're not sure what your catalogue term is, you can contact the graduation department (gradeval@langara.ca) to inquire. 

Diploma Course Planning Guides

Upper Division Progression

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students with Upper Division status register one day before BBA Lower Division students. To progress to Upper Division, students must:

  • Have completed a minimum of 60 credits;
  • Have completed all bridging courses* for their concentration with a minimum “C” grade;
  • Have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.33.

* Bridging courses are the required first year and second year courses for the BBA program.

Note: Courses that are in progress cannot be used to meet the above requirements.

Students who are eligible for Upper Division progression may submit the Upper Division Progression Request Form in advance of registration for the next term. 

The form will be made available at the beginning of each term, meaning that these are accepted 3 times a year. The deadline to submit varies every semester. The form and deadline for Fall 2022 will be available soon.

Check the Program and Course Updates page and your myLangara email for important dates and deadlines for each semester.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the BBA program, students must:

  • Complete a minimum 123 credits;
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 2.33;
  • Achieve a minimum “C” grade in all bridging courses and all core business-related third- and fourth-year courses (BCAP, BUSM, FMGT, INTB, or MARK courses numbered 3XXX or 4XXX).
  • All BBA concentrations include a practicum requirement.*

*Here is the website link for the BBA Work Experience Options page: https://langara.ca/coop-and-career-development/students/bba-work-experience.html 

We encourage all BBA students to attend an info session for further information about the BBA practicum requirement and/or contact the Co-op department at coop@langara.ca

Note: The Graduation Department is the only department that can confirm whether graduation requirements have been met. Students who are registering for their last semester or are already in their last semester can request to meet with a Graduation Advisor to discuss their graduation requirements.

Students who graduate from LSM Diploma programs will be moved to an open-enrollment arts and science program once their diploma has been awarded. Diploma graduates who intend to pursue the BBA are advised to apply to the BBA during their final year of diploma studies. 

Maintenance of Standing

In addition to the Langara's Academic Standing requirements, BBA students are also required to meet the program's Maintenance of Standing requirement. BBA students who have completed a minimum of 60 credits must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.33. Students who are unable to attain this minimum will be removed from the BBA program and placed in an Arts and Science open enrollment program.

Reinstatement

BBA and Diploma students who have not enrolled in courses for 3 or more consecutive semesters are removed from the program. Students may contact the LSM Program Advisors to request to be reinstated back into the BBA or Diploma program prior to the semester that they wish to return to the program. Students who are reinstated for extended absence can continue to follow the program requirements in place when they started the program.

Students who are removed from the BBA program for below maintenance of standing requirements and/or suspension can request to be reinstated back into the BBA once they raise their CGPA to the required minimum 2.33.

Important Note:

A student who is reinstated into the BBA program after removal for below maintenance of standing requirements or suspension, must meet the program/curriculum requirements in effect the term they resume their studies.

To request reinstatement, please email business@langara.ca.

Repeat Limits

All BCAP, BUSM, FMGT, INTB and MARK courses have a repeat limit of two. If you have registered* in any of these courses two or more times, permission from the department will be required to register again. Repeat limit override requests are not guaranteed to be approved. 

  • For all 1XXX and 2XXX courses repeat limit override requests, students must email business@langara.ca and provide:
    • your first and last name;
    • your Langara ID number;
    • the course name and number (ex. MARK 1115) that you wish to repeat;
    • a reason for the request.

Note: Effective Summer 2020 registration, the department will not grant repeat limit overrides for LSM courses in which a student has previously attained a grade of "C" or higher. 

*If you registered and then dropped the course (i.e. it does not appear on your transcript) it does not count. However, if you registered and then withdrew from the course (i.e. it appears on your transcript with a 'W'), then it does count towards the limit.

English Prerequisites and the LET

Students who do not meet the English prerequisites for their School of Management courses are encouraged to take the Langara English Test, or an appropriate English upgrading course such as ENGL 1107,1108, or ENGL 1110 early in their studies. Information on eligibility requirements for English upgrading courses is available on the English department website.

Please be advised that the School of Management does not grant prerequisite overrides for students who do not meet the English requirements for their BCAP/BUSM/FMGT/INTB/MARK courses. Please consult online course descriptions for updated course prerequisite information.

If you are a School of Management student with a question about your eligibility for any School of Management course, please contact business program advising at business@langara.ca.

Prerequisites

All prerequisite requirements must be met before a student is eligible to enrol in a business (BCAP, BUSM, FMGT, INTB, and MARK) course. Langara courses in progress can be used as prerequisites when registering for courses; however, when final grades are updated, students who do not meet the minimum grade requirements for the prerequisite course will be dropped from their registered course automatically.

If a student has completed a course outside Langara that may be considered equivalent to a prerequisite requirement for business courses (BCAP, BUSM, FMGT, INTB, and MARK), they will need to have the course on their Langara transcript in the form of transfer credits before they can register into the business courses that require the prerequisite.

The School of Management does not provide prerequisite overrides.

Prerequisites for MATH and STAT courses are only valid for three years. BBA students who let their math and statistics prerequisites expire before taking their upper division statistics requirements must take the prerequisite course again.

BBA students are reminded that their practicum (COOP 2301 or approved credit for BUSM 3000) must be completed before they can take BUSM 4200. 

Transfer Credit

The School of Management does not provide on-the-spot transfer credit assessments. Transfer credit requests are processed by Registrar and Enrolment Services. For more information, visit the Transfer Credit page.

Note: The Post Degree Diploma (PDD) programs do not accept transfer credits. 

Online Courses

Online LSM courses (BCAP, BUSM, FMGT, INTB, and MARK) are not self-paced. These courses run in a similar manner to in-class lectures. Course work deadlines are set throughout the semester. Midterms and final exams are done in person, on campus, on set dates. 

The LSM does not offer any guided independent study (self-paced) type courses.