Business and Computer Science

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

The Business and Computer Science combined major will give you the technical background and understanding to apply IT solutions in a business context, and use them to develop opportunities for growth. In each year of study, you'll take a combination of core commerce and computer science courses.

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Program information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: UBC Sauder School of Business / Department of Computer Science
  • Degree: Bachelor of Commerce
  • Length 4 yrs
  • Co-op Yes
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours No
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

The Business and Computer Science combined major will give you the technical background and understanding to apply IT solutions in a business context, and use them to develop opportunities for growth. In each year of study, you’ll take a combination of core commerce and computer science courses.

The Bachelor of Commerce Combined Major in Business and Computer Science is jointly offered by UBC’s Sauder School of Business and Department of Computer Science. The program is designed to meet the growing demand for graduates needing a strong foundation in Business, Information Management Systems, and Computer Science. It’s a very flexible grounding, and ideal if you’re planning to lead IT-related projects or advance to high management positions in IT-related companies.

 

Campus features

UBC Sauder’s state-of-the-art facilities create an ideal environment for collaborative and meaningful learning. The Canaccord Learning Commons and David Lam Management Research Library provide research and academic support services. The Wayne Deans Investment Analysis Centre and Leith Wheeler Investment Research Lab have the tools students need to access real-time financial data.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Your future

While at UBC Sauder School of Business, students gain a practical understanding of business while learning to be innovators, entrepreneurs, global citizens, and leaders. UBC Sauder’s ongoing career support and well-rounded course offerings allow students to stand out from the crowd in the job market and to create a lasting impact on the world. Students who have completed the combined major have gone on to careers as product directors, IT managers, user-experience designers, and data analysts. But because you’ll build a solid foundation in business, your potential career path is not limited to the information technology sector.

Program requirements

English-language requirements

English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

General admission requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.

Degree-specific requirements: Commerce (UBC Sauder School of Business)

Math (Standard or Higher Level) (Requires the level indicated for individual faculties and schools. Math Studies does not meet the requirement).

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