Are You Eligible for early registration time? Apply for BBA Upper Division Status!

Upper Division BBA students register earlier than Lower Division BBA students. 

Deadline to apply for Upper Division: Friday, September 23rd, 2022

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 - Spring 2023 before the deadline.

To give yourself the best chance of getting a seat in 3000-level and 4000-level BBA required courses, specially the in demand BUSM 4200 and BUSM 4300 which can fill up within a few minutes you should apply for Upper Division status as soon as you're eligible. Upper Division BBA students register earlier than students in Lower Division. All BBA students who want to take BUSM 4200 or 4300 are advised to register as soon as the registration system opens for them. 

The deadline to submit this form to take effect for the Spring 2023 registration period is Friday, September 23rd, 11:45 pm. If you have already been approved for Upper Division standing in a previous term, you do not need to submit the request again.

In order to progress to Upper Division, students must have:

  1. completed a minimum of 60 credits;
  2. a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.33;
  3. 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

Switching Business Programs?

Deadline to submit switch requests: Friday, September 23rd, 2022

If you would like to switch business concentrations within the same credential (Diploma to Diploma; or BBA to BBA), or from a higher-level credential to a lower one (BBA to Diploma), please complete the LSM Program Switch request form - Spring 2023 .

If you'd like to make a different kind of program switch, please email a program change request form to . If you have questions you can email

The deadline to submit an LSM program switch request for Spring 2023 is Friday, September 23rd, 2022.

If you would like to change from a business Diploma program to the BBA program, you will need to submit a new application at Registrar and Enrollment Services. The deadline to apply to the BBA for Spring 2023 is October 31st.

Students who change programs/concentrations are required to follow the curriculum in place the semester the change takes effect. Please contact if you have any questions.

Langara. Co-op & Career Development Centre: Global Skills Opportunity

Global Skills Opportunity: The deadline for Spring 2023 is Sep 30th. 

Here is the link for further information: 


BBA Work Requirement 

The BBA Work Experience requirement can be met in one of three ways: And must be completed before enrolling in BUSM 4200.

  1. 1. Co-op Work Term (COOP 2301 or COOP 2302/2303)

Typically students complete a COOP Work Term to satisfy the Work Experience requirement. A minimum one work term is required but students have the option to complete up to four. Co-op is recommended as it allows you to try different career paths, gain valuable work experience, have the support of a Co-op Instructor, and earn money while still in school. Note: EXPE 2300 is the prerequisite course for COOP. EXPE 2300 is not applicable as an elective for any Langara program.

  1. Flexible Assessment (BUSM 3000)

If you have past work experience in your field of study, you can request a Flexible Assessment, an evaluation of past work experience with one employer that a student has completed that is relevant to the student’s BBA program area and the work completed is a minimum of 420 hours.

  1. Practicum (BUSM 3000)

If you are currently working in a job in your field of study or you have a job lined up for the upcoming semester in your field of study, you can consider doing a Practicum. The role would also need to be approved by an instructor.

Students cannot enroll into BUSM 3000 on their own and must submit a request to the Co-op and Career Development Centre

IMPORTANT: Students cannot enroll into BUSM 3000 on their own and must submit a request to the Co-op and Career Development Centre

Both Flexible Assessment and Practicum requests are only accepted during the first six weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters and the first three weeks of the Summer semester.

We encourage all BBA students to attend an info session early on in their program for further information about the BBA Work Experience requirement and/or contact the Co-op department at

*For more detailed information on the BBA Work Experience options how to get started, please refer to the COOP website: 

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. 


BUSM 4100: No Longer Offered in Spring Terms

Effective Spring 2023, BUSM 4100 Project Management will no longer be offered in Spring Terms. Students are advised to take this course in Summer and Fall terms moving forward.  


BUSM 3200, BUSM 3220: Half Semester Option No Longer Available  

Effective Summer 2022, BUSM 3200 Operations Management and BUSM 3220 Negotiation Skills will no longer be offered as half-semester, condensed courses. Moving forward they will continue to be offered in Summer, but as full semester courses.

BBA Program Maintenance of Standing

BBA students who have completed 60 or more credits must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.33 to continue in the program. Students unable to maintain this minimum will be removed from the BBA program and switched to an Arts and Science open enrollment program. Once a removed student is able to raise their CGPA to the minimum 2.33, they may email to request reinstatement to the BBA for the following semester.

The deadline to submit reinstatement requests to take effect for Spring 2023 term is Sep 23rd, 2022.

Important Notes:

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

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.

Scholarship Opportunities for Fall 2022

The Fall Semester 2022 Scholarship Application is now open. Please complete the form and submit your documents by Sep 23rd, 2022. Applicants will be notified by email of the results.

Visit the Langara School of Management Scholarship Opportunities page for more information, and to access the form to apply. For more information about other general scholarships, please visit the Langara. Student Services: Financial Aid: Langara Scholarships. Please note that certain scholarships may have earlier deadlines than Sep 23rd.

Accounting Students: New CPA Requirements

Effective May 1st, 2022, the Information Technology course (BCAP 3200 or CSIS 2500) is now a core course mandatory for entry to CPA PEP.

Effective Sept 1st, 2023, DAIS is also a core course (Data Analytics and Information System) mandatory for entry to CPA PEP – This requirement is met with the combination of BCAP 3200 and FMGT 3263.

*Note:  For entry into CPA PEP, a minimum grade of 60% is required and a minimum GPA of 65% is required in all Core Courses. A passing grade is required for all non-core courses.

For more details please refer to the CPA transfer guide

Students pursuing CPA designation are advised to keep up to date with the latest CPA PEP prerequisite requirements. For more information please visit the CPA Website. 

Peer Tutoring Available Now

Did you know that free peer tutoring is available through the Writing and Tutoring Centre in Langara's Learning Commons? If you're looking for tutoring help for courses FMGT 1115, 1116, 1215, 2293, and 2294, BCAP, Microsoft Office, Brightspace (D2L) visit the Learning Commons website for more information.

Math & Stats Activity Centre (MSAC) Available Now

The Math & Stats Activity Centre (MSAC) is a place where students can gather to work on, discuss, and obtain assistance with problems in Mathematics and Statistics. There are books, computers, and other tools for exploration, including reference books and texts. You can speak with both Peer and Faculty tutors. Visit the MSAC website for more information.

Course Planning Tool: Student Graduation Evaluation Tool in myLangara

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 how their previously completed and registered courses slot in to meet their program's 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 (also known as "catalogue term"). The program requirements publicly posted on the Langara website, by contrast, 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  

Course Planning Tip: Know When Your Courses are Offered

Do you know when your program's courses are offered? Not every course is available every term.

All LSM students are encouraged to check past course schedules to see when their courses have been offered in past terms. Some courses (FMGT 4225, for example) are only offered once a year. There are several courses that are not offered in Summer terms (like MATH 1119). Have a question about when courses you need will be offered? Contact program advising at

Important note:

Students who are enrolled in an LSM program but following the requirements of a different program are advised to formally change their program as soon as possible. Students who stray from the LSM program curriculum can be removed from the program.

Diploma course planning guides can be found on the BBA and Diploma Student Important Information page. Please email if you have questions. 


Course Planning Workshops

Want to attend a future course planning session? Course planning and transfer program workshop details will be added to the Upcoming Events page as workshops are scheduled.


Coop Department Info Sessions

The Co-op and Career Development Centre are hosting a variety of workshops and info sessions for Langara students this term. Why not check out one or all of them? 


Academic Integrity Workshops

The Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity is hosting a series of Academic Integrity workshops for students this term. In this workshop students will gain a better understanding of what academic integrity is and what it means at Langara, with the goal of preventing errors that can affect a student's grades and academic success. Students who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion. Visit the Academic Integrity Workshop page for details and to register.  


Advising Options

Business program advising is your first point of contact in the department for a variety of your needs, including course planning, prerequisite issues, program switches, and more. At this time, due to our office safety plan, program advising is seeing students by appointment only. 

To contact an advisor for assistance by email or to request an appointment, email

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