Bachelor of Management

A UBC Bachelor of Management (BMgt) education opens doors for students to thrive in a changing world.

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Why study Management at UBC’s Okanagan campus?

Career opportunities

A UBC degree is respected around the globe, and Bachelor of Management graduates report higher rates of employment and income than peers across campus. More importantly, you will be able to succeed in any environment – launching your own enterprise, or working in any organization, from non-profits and start-ups to government and top-100 companies.

Access to professors

Visit your instructors during office hours or assist with a research project on marketing or regional development – just some of the topics renowned UBC faculty researchers are exploring.

Graduation. Job offer. Not necessarily in that order.

Gain real-world, professional experience in the Co-op program, helping you to gain beneficial skills such as how to build your resume, apply for jobs, expand your network of contacts, and earn money.

What You Need to Know

UBC’s Bachelor of Management prepares students for graduate school, professional programs, and employment in any context or organization.

Understand how to navigate today’s rapidly changing world through intensive collaboration and teamwork, critical thinking, and an appreciation for shared solutions.

Learning is enriched with practical challenges, connections with local communities, and experience from the Capstone Service Learning and Consulting course.

Experience management education, integrated with arts and sciences, in this UBC program which offers a variety of foundational and advanced courses. Focus your studies on accounting, entrepreneurial technology, finance, human resources, marketing, sustainability, and operations/supply chain management, while embracing the Faculty of Management’s cross-disciplinary approach to education.

Minors

This program also offers opportunities to complete a minor in Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Sociology, or Psychology.

Sample courses in Management

  • MGMT 230 – Introduction to Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 380 – Sustainability and Business
  • MGMT 422 – Project Management
  • MGMT 450 – Entrepreneurship and Smaller Firm
  • MGMT 482 – International Business

Management courses first to fourth year

In your first year at UBC’s Okanagan campus, some sample compulsory courses include: Management 100 (Introduction to Business), Management 110 (Introduction to Management Thought and Social Responsibility), and Economics 101 (Principles of Microeconomics).

The second year of the program includes 21 credits of compulsory management courses, introducing you to financial accounting, managerial accounting, marketing, organizational behaviour, management communications, information technology management, and business conditions analysis.

You will use your third and fourth years of study to deepen your understanding of management. In addition to 12 credits of compulsory coursework in your third year, you will have the opportunity to choose upper-level management courses, enabling either focused preparation for a specific career path or generalized studies to expand your breadth of knowledge, or prepare you for advanced studies.

The program intensifies with the Management 490 Capstone Course, a hands-on learning experience for you to work with a team of students to address problems facing partner organizations and drive real-life solutions.

Review the Bachelor of Management (BMgt) program details in the Okanagan Academic Calendar – a comprehensive guide to all programs, courses, services, and academic policies at the university.

Program options

Learn about further study options including the Master of Management and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies program at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

British Columbia High School Requirements

For general-admission and program-specific requirements, all Canadian high school, international high school, Canadian post-secondary or international post-secondary applicants should visit you.ubc.ca to review admission criteria in full.

Admissions Requirements and Transfers

Application Deadlines
Plan ahead to ensure you meet important deadlines and other target dates listed on the Undergraduate Programs and Admissions website.

Tuition Fees
UBC Okanagan’s fees compare favorably with universities of the same high caliber. See Financial Planning for helpful resources, and add up your first-year costs with our Cost Calculator.

There are just five steps in the application process. Soon you could be studying at one of the world’s top universities.

Check out the Steps to apply to UBC, and be sure to choose “Okanagan campus.”

For information on transferring from other UBC Faculties and recognized post-secondary institutions, please refer to the UBC Bachelor of Management Admission Requirements in the Okanagan academic calendar, or call 1-877-807-8521 to reach our Student Recruitment & Advising experts for guidance.

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Your Career Options

Establish a solid foundation in management and earn a UBC degree respected by employers around the globe. Start your own company, build a career in government, work for a Fortune 500 company, join a non-profit organization, or use your management skills to build a career path in your current area of expertise.

  • Project Manager
  • Research Coordinator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Corporate or Business Consultant
  • Analyst
  • Small Business Owner
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Logistics Manager
  • Purchasing Coordinator
  • Business Technology Manager
  • …or any position!
  • Wholesale & Retail Trade
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
  • Educational Services
  • Construction & Trades
  • Mining, Oil and Natural Gas
  • Telecommunications
  • Public Administration
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Forestry Services
  • Information Technology
  • Scientific and Technical Services
  • Government Legislation & Law
  • Information, Culture and Recreation
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • …Every industry!

Explore work experience that will challenge and inspire you. Co-op can help open doors to a wide range of organizations for you to explore before graduation. Inquire about Co-op by phone at 250.807.9623 or by email.

Master of Management (MM)

A 25-month part-time program that prepares graduates to lead and manage fast-changing organizations in globally connected regions. The online program is supplemented by three intensive two-week sessions in residence at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Explore the Master of Management program

Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS)

UBC Okanagan’s IGS program is for students interested in pursuing a PhD or research-based master’s program. Students may have a Management professor as their primary supervisor.

Explore Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

Gain Valuable Experience

Learning experiences beyond the classroom help prepare you for a career and life after university. Expand your horizons while studying abroad, conducting meaningful research, or working in the community with your UBC colleagues.

See the world through Go Global, a UBC program for exchange and study abroad with more than 150 partner universities and allied institutions worldwide. Immerse yourself in an international experience.

The UBC Faculty of Management partners with leading academic institutions around the world to offer you unique learning opportunities. Talk to an advisor about how to get involved in a cultural exchange or research project.

Explore work experience that will challenge and inspire you. Co-op can help open doors to a wide range of organizations for you to explore before graduation. Inquire about Co-op by phone at 250.807.9623 or by email.

Discover the broad range of employment opportunities open to you while networking with potential employers at interactive recruiting events, such as Career Days and other campus career events. For more career resources and support, stop by the Career Centre in the Advising and Involvement Centre, located in UNC 207, or visit the Career Services website.

Experiential education opportunities

  • Address live opportunity facing a local organization as part of Capstone, a project-based group course that provides students with invaluable experience and an example to talk about at that  next big interview.

  • Push your limits and learn to work effectively as part of a team in pursuit of the Argus Cup. Live Case Challenge prepares you to excel in fast-paced, complex environments.

 

Extracurricular opportunities

  • Take risks, think critically, and challenge yourself creatively in extracurricular activities like Entrepreneur Boot Camp, where students pitch innovations to local leaders and vie for awards.
  • Contend for a top spot in local, national, and international business competitions including JDC West and other case competitions where teams dissect, analyze, and apply their knowledge to an organizational challenge.

Welcome to UBC's Okanagan Campus

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. In the psychology program at UBC’s Okanagan campus, you gain all the benefits of attending a globally respected university while studying in a close-knit learning community.

Fipke building UBCO

    • Get a glimpse into life on UBC’s Okanagan campus at you.ubc.ca.
    • Take a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art labs, modern facilities, campus residences.
    • Visit the campus for a personal guided tour led by a student ambassador.
    • Tour the campus, city and lake with this interactive 360-degree Kelowna From Above video.

On the first day of university, faculties offer “Meet the Dean” sessions where you can get to know the Dean, professors, and the staff who provide student support. It’s all part of UBC Okanagan’s new student orientation: CREATE.

Attend an orientation tailored to your needs as an aboriginal student, domestic student, international student, or student living in residence. You can even register your parents for an orientation that includes a workshop and campus tour.

  • Peer mentors are a great resource — ask questions and learn from students who’ve been there, done that.
  • Navigate your studies with the help of an academic advisor.
  • Use the library which offers print, audiovisual and electronic research materials, a leisure-reading collection and loaner laptops. It also offers research consultations, instruction and workshops.
  • The library’s Writing and Resource Centre can help you articulate your ideas. Pursue your research in a range of subject areas and scholarly genres, including essay writing, grammar, presentation skills, punctuation, thesis development, and coursework.
  • Familiarize yourself with resources designed to help you succeed. Student Services offers a variety of academic supports, from study sessions to tutoring and writing workshops.

Take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved and stay active—from workout space in the new Hangar Fitness Centre, to athletic courts, intramurals, fitness classes, and varsity athletics.

Learn more at Sports and Recreation, which includes links to fitness facilities, sport clubs, intramurals and recreation programs, as well as the nationally ranked UBC Okanagan Heat varsity teams that compete in the Canada West Universities Athletics Association.

Attend a student conference, join a club, or enter your team in a business case competition as a member of the Management Student Association (MSA).

View all Management student-led clubs

Make friends with similar interests, attend events, and explore career options with one of many UBC campus clubs.

Meet new people while living in a study-oriented environment with easy access to academic and personal support.

UBC Okanagan offers modern residence living surrounded by hiking and biking trails. One of the newest residences, Purcell, includes a rooftop patio that offers a panoramic view of the campus and the Okanagan Valley.

Find out more about living in residence

UBC’s Okanagan campus borders the dynamic city of Kelowna, a hub of economic development with a population of more than 150,000 people—the fourth fastest growing population in Canada. In fact, the Okanagan Valley is rated one of the best communities in Canada to grow your business.

More than 160 buses travel daily from campus to key locations such as Kelowna’s cultural district and thriving downtown waterfront. The campus is two minutes from the Kelowna International Airport, one of the Top 10 busiest airports in Canada.

UBC Okanagan is situated within the First Nations territory of the Okanagan Nation, whose spirit of stewardship for the land is reflected in the university’s respect for sustainability.

A diverse natural region with sandy beaches, beautiful farms, vineyards and orchards, and snow-capped mountains, the Okanagan Valley features sweeping stretches of lakeside and endless mountain trails for biking and hiking.

Explore the Okanagan lifestyle