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Course Planning - Enrolled in 2017 and Later

 

Note: the following course outlines reflect students who entered the program as first-years in 2017/2018 or later. If you joined the Faculty of Management as a first-year student in September 2016 or earlier, please visit the corresponding page.

 

Year 1

Faculty of Management students in the Bachelor of Management program take a broad selection of elective courses in arts and sciences. A minimum 24 credits must be earned in Year 1, including all compulsory 100-level courses that prepare students for management studies to follow in subsequent years. We recommend students complete 30 credits in Year 1.

BoM Year 1

Year 1 Core Courses:

Management 100
Introduction to Canadian Business

Management 110
Introduction to Management Thought & Social Responsibility

Economics 101
Principles of Microeconomics

Economics 102
Principles of Macroeconomics

English 112114 OR 6 credits ENGL
Studies in Composition
Studies in Composition: Aboriginal Perspectives OR
Any 6 credits of English

Math 100 OR 116*
Differential Calculus with Applications to 
Physical Sciences & Engineering OR
Calculus I for Management & Economics*

Psychology 111
Introduction to Psychology - Basic Processes

* Preferred

Statistics 121 OR 124*
Elementary Statistics OR
Business Statistics*

Click here to browse Management courses and descriptions.

Year 1 Elective Courses:

In total, students must take 33 credits of electives (upper and lower level) outside of Management courses throughout the four-year program.

As you consider additional courses to complement your studies, consider the following list of recommended electives. You can choose to take any, none or all of these recommended lower level elective courses:

  • ANTH 100 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ENGL 1XX – any additional first-year English course
  • MATH 142 – Calculus II for Management & Economics
  • PHIL 120 – Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
  • PSYO 121 – Introduction to Psychology: Personal Functioning
  • SOCI 111 – Introduction to Sociology I

Students considering a minor are recommended to begin taking their required courses as of Year 1.

Please consult the University Calendar under Faculty of Management Degree Requirements for additional information.

Academic requirements

Student performance is assessed every year to ensure that students are meeting academic requirements. Achieving the required 60% or higher grade point average (GPA) in all compulsory courses will help with progression eligibility; those who do not meet academic requirements may experience a mandatory reduction in course load or mandatory withdrawal from the program. For specific course requirements (e.g., ENGL grade requirements), visit Academic Regulations in the UBC Okanagan Academic Calendar.

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Year 2

The second year of the program introduces fields of Management study with 21 credits of compulsory courses, building upon effective work habits gained in the first year of study.

BoM Year 2

Year 2 Core Courses

  • Management 201 – Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Management 202 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Management 220 – Introduction to Marketing
  • Management 230 – Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • Management 240 – Introduction to Management Communications
  • Management 250 – Introduction to Information Technology Management
  • Management 260 – Business Conditions Analysis

Click here to browse Management courses and descriptions.

Year 2 Elective Courses

In total, students must take 33 credits of electives outside of Management study throughout the four-year program, and these can be lower (100 and 200) and upper (300 and 400) level courses. As you plan additional courses to complement your studies, consider the following list of recommended electives. You can choose to take any, none or all of the recommended lower-level elective courses:

  • ANTH 100 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ENGL 1XX – any additional first-year English course
  • MATH 142 – Calculus II for Management & Economics
  • PHIL 120 – Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
  • PSYO 121 – Introduction to Psychology: Personal Functioning
  • SOCI 111 – Introduction to Sociology I

Students considering a minor are recommended to begin taking their required courses as of Year 1.

Please consult the University Calendar under Faculty of Management Degree Requirements for additional information.

Academic requirements

Student performance is assessed every year to ensure students are meeting academic requirements. Achieving a 60% or higher grade point average (GPA) in all compulsory courses will help with eligibility for progression; those who do not meet academic requirements may experience a mandatory reduction in course load or mandatory withdrawal from the program. For details, visit Academic Regulations in the UBC Okanagan Academic Calendar.

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Years 3 + 4

Students use their third and fourth years of study to deepen their understanding of management. Students enjoy a range of course choices among upper-level topics and choose courses that are of most interest to them, enabling either focused preparation for a specific career path, generalized studies to expand breadth of knowledge or to set the stage for advanced studies. Students are free to choose any set of elective courses, so long as they meet course prerequisites and the degree requirements.

The program intensifies with the Management 490 Capstone course, a hands-on learning experience that features student teams addressing problems facing partner organizations and driving real-life solutions.

BoM Year 3 + 4

Year 3 + 4 Core Courses

  • Management 310 – Introduction to Finance
  • Management 355 – Operations Management
  • Management 380 – Sustainability and Business
  • Management 390 – Industry Analysis Project
  • Management 490 – Capstone Service Learning and Consulting

Year 3 + 4 Electives – exploring career options

Students must complete 60 credits of electives throughout their four years of studies to graduate. The breakdown of electives includes:

  • Lower and/or upper-level electives outside of Management subject area – 6 courses (18 credits)
  • Upper-level Management electives – 6 courses (18 credits)
  • Upper-level electives in any subject area (can include Management but not required) – 3 courses (9 credits)

Wondering what courses you should take for a given career option? To help you choose electives that relate to various management areas and career choices, focus areas are provided below.

NOTE: These options are only guidance, not requirements, to help with Year 4 Management elective course selection; these focus areas do not appear on your official UBC record.

General Management

The Faculty of Management offers, for guidance, the following general management option that includes applied, experiential, and project-based courses. Careers for students who complete general management electives include entrepreneurial endeavours, general managers, project managers, small business owners, management consultants, health care administrators, strategy analysts and policy analysts. Students are free to choose courses across many areas to create a general management option for their fourth year.

General Management course options (examples):
  • MGMT 410 - Leadership in Complex Environments
  • MGMT 412 - Negotiations
  • MGMT 422 - Project Management
  • MGMT 424 - Enterprise Systems Management
  • MGMT 450 - Entrepreneurship and the Smaller Firm
  • MGMT 480 - Law and Business
  • MGMT 481 - Strategy and Change Management
  • MGMT 482 - International Business

Resource for students interested in General Management: International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)

Accounting

Accountants engage in a wide variety of activities besides preparing financial statements and recording business transactions. Such activities include auditing, analysis of costs and efficiency gains from new technologies, participating in strategies for mergers and acquisitions, quality management, developing and using information systems to track financial performance, tax strategy, business process improvement, and health-care benefits management. The designation in Canada is CPA.

Professional accountants must be good with numbers; however, clients and employers often think of them as problem solvers. Success as a professional accountant requires excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to quickly identify a problem and its underlying causes, competence in critical and creative thought and outstanding technical knowledge.

Accounting course options:
  • MGMT 400 - Intermediate Financial Accounting (6 credit course)
  • MGMT 401 - Intermediate Managerial Accounting
  • MGMT 402 - Introduction to Income Taxes in Canada
  • MGMT 403 - Auditing and Assurance Services
  • MGMT 404 - Advanced Financial Accounting
  • MGMT 405 - Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • MGMT 437 - Intermediate Finance (previously MGMT 439E)
  • MGMT 480 - Law and Business
Resource for students interested in Accounting:Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA)

*The Faculty of Management fourth-year accounting courses listed above is a selection of courses required as transfer credit into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). Click here to review CPA academic prerequisites

Entrepreneurial Technology

Creating entrepreneurial technology start-ups is a large and growing portion of the Canadian economy, estimated to be the major economic force in the world's economy; yet Canada fell 10 points in Global Competitiveness rankings from third in 2001 to thirteenth in 2007. Aiming to enable our graduates to contribute to a reversal of this trend, Entrepreneurial Technology education in Management focuses on building technology-based business models, e-business, open services, social media products and corporate projects orientated towards entrepreneurial technology.

Students build desirable skills that can lead to jobs: creating new revenue generating business models for the social-media world, leading technology projects in companies, creating companies and championing entrepreneurial projects within corporate offices. People enter technology careers in different ways. Entry-level positions are available to students with undergraduate business degrees and project management experience. People skills, analytical ability, logical thinking and creativity are key competencies for moving up in organizations.

Entrepreneurial Technology course options:
  • MGMT 412 - Negotiations
  • MGMT 422 - Project Management
  • MGMT 421 - Outsourcing, Offshoring and Globalization
  • MGMT 423 - E-Commerce
  • MGMT 424 - Enterprise Systems Management
  • MGMT 425 - Strategies in Entrepreneurial Technology (previously MGMT 429C)
  • MGMT 429D - Special Topics in Information Technology Management - Food Systems Management
  • MGMT 443 - New Product & Services Development
  • MGMT 450 - Entrepreneurship and the Smaller Firm

Resource for students interested in Entrepreneurial Technology: Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)

Finance

The finance sector encompasses a broad range of organizations that deal with the management of financial assets. There are many career paths within the finance sector including the finance department in any business enterprise, the financial service industry and departments of government. The financial services industry includes firms that are engaged in activities such as investing, lending, insurance, securities trading and securities issuance. This is not an exhaustive list, but these companies can be characterized as being in one or more of the following lines of business: banking, insurance, securities brokerage, investment banking, securities trading, investment management and securities analysis. Some finance designations include: CFA, FCSI, PFP, CIM and MTI.

Finance course options:
  • MGMT 419N - Special Topics in Management - Financial Statement Analysis 
  • MGMT 424 - Enterprise Systems Management
  • MGMT 435 - Risk Management 
  • MGMT 436 - Investments
  • MGMT 437 - Intermediate Finance (previously MGMT 439E)
  • MGMT 438 - Capital Asset Budgeting (previously MGMT 439B)

Resource for students interested in Finance: Certified Financial Analyst (CFA)

Human Resources

Human Resources (HR) helps establish and maintain the relationship between the employer and employee. HR manages recruitment, benefit and compensation packages, training, personnel retention programs, union/management issues and the strategic use of an organization’s human capital. People who work in HR need to understand trends that affect workplace conditions, as well as legal issues pertaining to age, race, and disability discrimination, health-and-safety requirements and confidentiality. Most areas of HR require excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and a high degree of resourcefulness. Graduates have the opportunity to pursue the CHRP designation (Certified Human Resources Professional).

There are two main branches of HR:

  1. Human Resources Management is concerned with the recruitment, training and compensation of workers within an organization. The major areas of HRM include: recruiting and staffing, compensation and benefits, labour and employee relations and health and safety.
  2. Human Resources Development is concerned with the activities in an organization that help maintain skilled employees. HRD includes: training and learning, organization development (succession planning and coaching) and performance management.
Human Resources course options:
  • MGMT 411 - Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 412 - Negotiations
  • MGMT 422 - Project Management
  • MGMT 424 - Enterprise Systems Management
  • MGMT 480 - Law and Business
  • MGMT 482 - International Business

Resource for students interested in Human Resources: Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada.

Marketing

All organizations must have a strategy and a process for the marketing of their products, services and offerings. Marketing, along with sales, production and finance, is one of the core functional areas in most companies. Many organizations, including some of the largest in the world, rely on marketing strategy to drive company profits.

People enter marketing careers in different ways. Entry-level positions are available to individuals with business or liberal arts undergraduate degrees, or to those who have had sales experience. Analytical ability, people skills and creativity are key competencies for entry-level positions.

Marketing course options:
  • MGMT 422 - Project Management  
  • MGMT 424 - Enterprise Systems Management 
  • MGMT 423 - E-Commerce
  • MGMT 440 - Brands, Culture, and Marketing
  • MGMT 441 - Marketing Strategy
  • MGMT 442 - Consumer Behaviour
  • MGMT 443 - New Product and Service Development

Resources for students interested in Marketing:

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management (SCM) is involved in every aspect of getting products to the customers, from raw materials to consumption. SCM is essential to remain competitive in industries such as manufacturing, retailing, logistics and distribution. The significance of upstream suppliers' roles increases with the complexity of the product. Supply chain practitioners need to find suppliers, negotiate with them to make the desired components at a competitive price, and coordinate with suppliers to ensure the availability of components for the assembly lines, as needed. Supply chain managers are responsible for warehouse and inventory management and distribution and transporting of the products to local and regional distribution centres. Also, supply chain managers are required to take action when a supplier sends parts late or sends parts that do not satisfy requirements.

Operations and Supply Chain Management course options:
  • MGMT 412 - Negotiations
  • MGMT 419O - Special Topics in Management-Service Operations and Supply Chain Concepts
  • MGMT 421 - Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Globalization
  • MGMT 422 - Project Management
  • MGMT 423 - E-Commerce
  • MGMT 424 - Enterprise Systems Management

Resource for students interested in Operations and Supply Chain: Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA)

Click here to browse Management courses and descriptions.

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Minor

While completing the Bachelor of Management degree, students have the option to supplement their degree with a minor. There are 3 disciplines in which students can choose to minor:

Minor in Economics

To complete a minor in Economics, students must accumulate no fewer than 30 credits in Economics. At least 18 of their credits must be numbered 300 or above. This may require students to take additional credits of study.

Minor in Psychology

To complete a minor in Psychology, students must accumulate no fewer than 30 credits in Psychology. At least 18 of their credits must be numbered 300 or above. This may require students to take additional credits of study.

Minor in Sociology

To complete a minor in Sociology, students must accumulate no fewer than 30 credits in Sociology as specified below. This may require students to take additional credits of study.

  • SOCI 111, 121
  • At least 6 credits of 200 level Sociology (excluding SOCI 202)
  • 18 credits of 300 or 400 level Sociology.
Planning for Your Minor

In order to complete a minor in any of the 3 disciplines, students must acquire a total of 30 credits from that discipline before graduation. Minors are declared via the Student Service Center (SSC) in Year 3. Once students declare their minor, we recommend they consult Degree Navigator and/or an Academic Advisor to ensure they complete the required credits to graduate with the minor on their transcript.

In order to successfully complete a minor within 4 years, it is highly recommended that students dedicate elective credits toward minor credits as early as Year 1.

Your course schedule will vary due to which minor you choose and which courses you choose. Because you are required to take at least 18, 300-level or above courses, be careful to complete the necessary pre-requisite (100 and 200 level) courses as early as possible to keep your minor on track.

 

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Transfer

The delivery of the Bachelor of Management is changing effective 2017. The Faculty of Management recommends prospective students looking to transfer to UBC for this program consult with our Undergraduate Program Coordinator prior to applying to the Okanagan Campus so they can ensure applicants are aware of the applicable program requirements and credit transferability.


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