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Are you ebligible for BBA Upper Division Status?

Deadline to apply for Upper Division: Monday, September 28th, 2020

Upper Division BBA students register one day before Lower Division BBA students. 

How to apply for Upper Division: 

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

The deadline to submit this form to take effect for the Spring 2021 registration period is Monday, September 28th. 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. If you need assistance or have questions, please email the LSM Advising team at business@langara.ca.

Deadline to apply for Upper Division for Spring 2021 registration: Monday, September 28th

Planning to take BUSM 4200 or 4300 in Spring term

BUSM 4200 and 4300 always fill up fast. To give yourself the best chance of getting a seat in these courses and the other Upper Division BBA required courses, you should apply for Upper Division status as soon as you're eligible. Upper Division BBA students register on day one. 

Switching business programs?

Deadline to submit requests–Monday, September 28th

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 2021 term is Monday September 28th.

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 2021 applications is October 31st.

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

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. The deadline to submit reinstatement requests to take effect for Spring 2021 term is Monday, September 28th. 

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.

Tips for Course Planning

BBA and Diploma students should review their program requirements and progress at least once per term. Students are advised to refer to the unofficial Student Graduation Evaluation tool in myLangara to see a list of requirements for their program as of their program start date, and how their previously completed and registered courses slot in to meet those requirements. It is important to note that the Student Graduation Evaluation tool allows you to view your program's requirements as of your program start date, where the program requirements publicly posted on the Langara website only reflect the most recent version of the program's curriculum. 

Not sure what your program start date (or "catalogue term") is? Have a question about how a course is slotting in the Student Graduation Evaluation tool? Contact a Graduation Advisor to confirm at gradeval@langara.ca.  

New ENGL course: ENGL 1123

Effective Fall 2020 term, ENGL 1127 has been replaced by the new academic writing course ENGL 1123. 

BBA and School of Management diploma students are advised that students can only recieve credit for one of ENGL 1123, ENGL 1127, and ENGL 1128. Course and prerequisite information for ENGL 1123 is available on the course description.

New CMNS course: CMNS 1114

School of Management students are advised that the new course CMNS 1114 does not replace CMNS 1118 in the curriculum of BBA or LSM Diploma programs. Further, students will be granted credit for only one of CMNS 1114 or CMNS 1118. BBA or LSM Diploma students who are interseted in taking CMNS 1114 are strongly advised to contact business program advising at business@langara.ca to discuss their program requirements. 

CPA Requirements

Students pursuing CPA designation are advised to keep up to date with the lastest CPA PEP prerequisite requirements. 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.

Diploma Financial Services 

Reminder that the Diploma Financial Services program has suspended new applications. If you are a current or recent Diploma Financial Services student with questions about how this will impact your course planning, please contact program advising for assistance. 

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.

Course planning sessions will be delivered virtually until further notice. Please check the Upcoming Events page for more information on the next course planning session.

Advising Options

During the college closure, Program Advisors are available by email at business@langara.ca. We are your first point of contact in the department for a variety of needs, including course planning, program requirements, pre-requisite issues, switching programs, etc.

To contact an advisor, email business@langara.ca.

For contact information for other members of the School of Management, please consult the LSM website.

Langara School of Management Advising Team