Commerce

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Study within Canada’s leading management research school and build your expertise in myriad areas of business. The dynamic and challenging curriculum allows you to choose from ten specializations to focus your degree on the topics you're most passionate about.

Why this program?

  • Study abroad at one of 59 partner business schools in 29 countries.
  • Get dedicated services and support in the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre to help jumpstart your career.
  • Within three months of graduation, 94% of BCom students find relevant employment with global firms such as KPMG, L’Oréal, HSBC, and McKinsey & Company.
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Program information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: UBC Sauder School of Business
  • 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 Bachelor of Commerce degree will provide you with a solid foundation of business basics and management skills you’ll need to thrive in any career you choose. You’ll sharpen your skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication, organization, and leadership. The diverse range of course offerings and specialization options allow you to tailor your degree to your interests and career aspirations.

Specializations

  • Accounting
  • Business Technology Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Business Management
  • Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Logistics
  • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
  • Real Estate

Optional secondary specialization

  • International Business

Optional concentration

  • Sustainability

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.

Life at UBC's Vancouver campus

UBC Sauder students can access exceptional career support through a dedicated Business Career Centre that offers one-on-one coaching, workshops, company information sessions, industry networking events, mentorship programs, and co-op work placements. International learning opportunities include the Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management joint exchange program with Copenhagen Business School and Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen, and the UBC Social Entrepreneurship program, in which students work with local entrepreneurs in Kenya.

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Your future

While at UBC Sauder, 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. Our alumni network of over 39,000 graduates living in 82 countries have gone on to have successful careers in accounting, technology, consumer products and services, consulting, and financial services.

Program graduates

  • Associate, Business Leadership Program at LinkedIn
  • Consultant, Deloitte Canada
  • Analyst, TD Asset Management
  • Merchandising manager, NBC Sports
  • Rates sales, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

UBC stories

"I don’t just do business as a means to an end. I really have fun and I really enjoy what I do. I could live without the business side if I had to. But business helps me make money that can be used to help others, it helps me make contact with people who are willing to step up alongside of me in philanthropy, and it gives me the financial and organizational skills to make a difference in philanthropy."

Nolan Watson, Commerce Read the full story

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 competitive scores, 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. (If you are an international student with a score of less than 3 in IB English A [SL or HL], or you are taking English B [SL or HL], you may be eligible for UBC Vantage One programs.)
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