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Do you qualify for BBA Upper Division Status?

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

BBA Upper Division students register one day before BBA Lower Division students. BBA Lower Division (Term L) students who are eligible to progress to Upper Division (Term U) must completed the Upper Division Progression Request form and submit it to business@langara.ca.

The deadline to submit this form in time to take effect for the Spring 2020 registration period is October 8th 2019. If you have already submitted the request form this term, you do not need to resubmit it.

In order to progress to Upper Division, students must:

  1. have completed a minimum of 60 credits;
  2. have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.33;
  3. have completed all bridging courses for their concentration with a "C" grade or higher.

Courses that are not complete (in progress) cannot be used to meet the above requirements. Please note that we do not make any exceptions to this rule. If you need assistance or have questions, please email the LSM Advising team at business@langara.ca or check our drop-in advising schedule.

Switching business programs?

Deadline to submit requests – October 8th, 2019

If you would like to switch business concentrations within the same credential (ex. Diploma to Diploma; or BBA to BBA), email your request to business@langara.ca. Please include:

    • Your full name;
    • Langara ID;
    • Reason for your request.

The deadline to submit this request for the Spring 2020 term is October 8th, 2019.

If you would like to change from a business Diploma program to the BBA program, you will need to submit a new application at the Registrar's Office or online through myLangara. The deadline for Spring 2020  applications is October 31st, 2019.

Students who change programs/concentrations are required to meet all curriculum requirements in place for the semester the change takes effect. Please contact business@langara.ca if you have any questions.

MARK 2000 E-Commerce and Distribution

Are you business student interested in the logistics involved in managing an Internet marketing-based business? Do you need to take MARK 2000 to complete your MARK Diploma? MARK 2000, usually only offered in Fall term, will also be offered this Spring 2020

Diploma in Financial Services - new curriculum 

Applications are now being accepted for the Diploma Financial Services.  Students who complete this diploma under the new curriculum are eligible to pursue QAFP (Qualified Associate Financial Planner) certification. Details coming soon. 

FMGT 2485 Investment Strategies - new course 

FMGT 2485, 3 credits

Students examine a broad range of investment management principles including investment research, planning, and analysis to improve decision-making and overall portfolio performance. Students analyze investment theory and process, financial markets and institutions, financial assets and their related valuations, and mutual funds.

Prerequisite(s):A minimum "C" grade in FMGT 1215 or 2293.


CPA STAT requirement

Students pursuing CPA designation are advised to keep up to date with the lastest CPA PEP prerequisite requirements. Note: Both STAT 1123 + STAT 3223 are now required for CPA PEP. For more information please visit the CPA Website. 

CAFM Designation

Langara Diploma in Accounting courses are recognized by AFOA Canada towards their Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation. AFOA Canada is a not-for-profit association helping Indigenous people better manage and govern their communities and organizations through a focus on enhancing management, finance and governance practices and skills. The CAFM designation is the only designation for Indigenous finance and management positions in Canada.

Students who are pursuing CAFM designation can complete most of the required courses through Langara's Diploma in Accounting. Specific Indigenous content courses must be completed online through AFOA Canada. Students must then pass a certification exam and must have obtained two-years’ work experience in an Indigenous context.

For more information, visit the AFOA website.

Work Abroad Opportunity - Spring 2020

India Connect Scholarship Program - $10, 000.

Are you a Business student looking to develop your professional profile, strengthen your intercultural communication skills, and learn about a new culture in one of the fastest growing high-tech economies in the world?

Optimus Information, India's leading IT firm, is hiring two students in the Spring 2020 semester to work at their New Delhi office. Expenses for round-trip to travel to India, and a stipend will be provided.

Application deadlines:

Spring 2020 work termOctober 29, 2019

For more information on information sessions, how to apply, eligibility criteria, and more, please contact the Coop and Career Development Centre at coop@langara.ca, or visit them in room C121. 

BBA Program Maintenance of Standing

BBA Program students who have completed 60 or more credits must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.33 to continue in the third and the fourth years of the BBA. Students unable to attain this minimum will be removed from the BBA program and switched to an Arts and Science open enrollment program. Once a student is able to raise their CGPA to the minimum 2.33, they can at that point email business@langara.ca to request reinstatement for the following semester.

Important Notes:
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.

Students must achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.33 and a minimum 'C' grade in all core business-related third- and fourth-year courses (BCAP, BUSM, FMGT, INTB, or MARK courses numbered 3xxx or 4xxx) in order to graduate.

Course Planning Session

If you have questions about your program requirements, what courses to take, and what to register for, come and join us at the next course planning session for BBA and Business Diploma students.

Please check the Upcoming Events page for more information on the next course planning session.

Advising Options

Program Advisors are available throughout the week for one-on-one advising appointments or walk-in advising sessions, which are posted on the LSM website. We are your first point of contact for the department for a variety of needs and issues, including course planning, program requirements, pre-requisite issues, switching programs, etc.

To book an appointment, email business@langara.ca. We are located in B253Q and B253P.

Langara School of Management Advising Team