The UBC Sauder School of Business has a Broad-Based Admission Policy for all students applying to all years of the Bachelor of Commerce Program. Admissions decisions are based on a combination of a student’s academic performance and an assessment of their Personal Profile. 

Applicants must meet a minimum overall average of 65% (2.50 on a 4 pt. scale) calculated on the last 30 transferrable credits of coursework and a minimum core average of 65% (2.50 on a 4 pt. scale). For year 2 applicants, the core average is calculated on all Economics, English, Commerce and the required Math courses. For year 3 applicants, the core average is calculated on all transferable Commerce courses. All attempts at core courses are used in the calculation of your core average.

NOTE, the courses listed below are admission requirements, and do not satisfy the first and second year credit requirements on their own. Please review the program's curriculum to plan your additional coursework accordingly. 

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:
UBC Calendar
UBC Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests

Entrance to Second Year:

Students must complete at least 24 transferable credits, including: ECON, ENGL, MATH, and electives, as outlined below by the end of April:

WRDS 150 1

 

3

ENGL 1123 1 

3

ECON 101 & 102

6

ECON 1220 & 1221

6

MATH 104 2

3

MATH 1174 2 

3

Electives 3

12-15

Electives 3 

12-15

1 Minimum of 60% must be attained in the first-year English course. In addition to meeting the English requirement for the BCom program, applicants are also required to meet the English Language Admission Standard for admission to UBC. LANG ENGL 1123 will fulfill direct requirements for the program's first year curriculum, whereas LANG ENGL 1100 will only count as an elective (and ENGL 1123 will still have to be completed).
2 Acceptable alternatives include Math 1153 & 1253; MATH 1173 & 1183; MATH 1171; MATH 1175. Students planning to specialize in the BUSC Program will require UBC MATH 105 to graduate so may want to consider taking Math 1274.
3 Students typically complete some electives in their first two years of the program and then complete the remaining electives in Years 3 and 4. Elective requirements differ slightly depending on which calendar year students enter UBC's program and which option students complete.

Entrance to Third Year :

To be eligible for acceptance into third-year Commerce, students must complete at least 48 transferable credits by the end of April including:

  • The above-mentioned courses (English, Economics, Math and electives) AND

UBC Requirements

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

All of:

COMM 2901
COMM 2911
COMM 292 



3
3
3

All of:

MATH 23101
STATS 11811
STATS 22251
BUSM 2200



3
3
3
3

Minimum of 4 of the
following second year courses:

COMM 293
COMM 294
COMM 295
COMM 298
COMM 296
COMM 203
COMM 204
COMM 205              

 


3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Minimum of 4 of the
following second year courses:

FMGT 2293 or FMGT 1115 & 1215
FMGT 2294
ECON 2296
ECON 2298
MARK 1115
BUSM 2115
Unavailable
BCAP 3200 or CSIS 2500




6
3
3
3
3
3
0
3

MATH 2310, STAT 1181 & 2225 must ALL be completed to obtain credit for UBC COMM 290 & 291. An additional three COMM credits will be granted.

This course-planning outline is created by the Langara College Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. It is the student’s responsibility to consult with original sources to ensure accuracy.  

Updated: October 2021