International Business

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

If you’re interested in learning about new cultures and different languages, you will thrive in the International Business option. It’s a great way to challenge preconceived notions and critically evaluate yourself and your environment. By combining business, language, and international studies, you'll enter the workforce with exposure to, and knowledge of, the international business environment.

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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.

International Business is pursued in conjunction with one of the other nine options available through the BCom program. International Business students study abroad and must take at least 12 credits of a language other than English. In combining business, language, and international studies with study abroad, you will enter the workforce with an understanding of the international environment.

Campus features

The Sauder School of Business offers Commerce-specific exchange programs and summer programs in Shanghai and Europe. Facilities include the David Lam Management Research Library and the Business Career Centre.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.

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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