Online Learning Resources for Students

Welcome to the BMGT online learning resources page. This is a dynamic space where you can find information related to your program, online learning resources, and connect with the Faculty of Management community.

September 8 – Welcome Session Recordings

Thank you to those that were able to join us.

Please find the recordings from the Tuesday September 8th, 2020 sessions in the MGMT Foundations course in Canvas

About Winter Term 1 & 2 – Overview

 

All MGMT courses in Winter Session Term 1 & 2 will be online. There will be no requirement to be in Kelowna, in BC, or even in Canada to complete a MGMT course for Term 1 & 2.

In-person experiences may be offered and we are exploring how these may complement online delivery. Any in-person experiences that we can offer will be completely optional and not required. We will ensure that all students, regardless of where they are residing and how they are participating in MGMT courses, will receive a comparable, high-quality learning experience.

No matter what, we will do everything we can to keep everybody together, connected as one community of students, faculty and staff.

Key Resources

This is an essential UBC resource where you can learn about what to expect and how to prepare for your online courses.

Find help to learn effectively online, understand the technologies used at UBC, find support to take care of yourself, and get the support you need in this new context.

KEEP LEARNING 

 

Please reach out to International Programs and Services if you are an international student and have specific questions related to immigration issues such as study permits and post-graduate work permits, including how they might be impacted by COVID-19.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT

Student wellness in body, mind, and spirit is a priority at UBC Okanagan and we encourage you to explore the many resources available to you online during this time.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS 

Q & A

We recognize you likely have many questions at this time about what is next for your Bachelor of Management degree in an online learning environment. We will be regularly updating our Q & A’s here to provide answers to your questions as we progress towards September.

If you can’t find answers on this page, please let us know. We’re here to help.

 

  • For Winter Session Terms 1 and 2, we will offer all MGMT courses that are required for progression or completion of your program.
  • We are committed to balancing the set of electives that will be offered as reasonably as possible across all interest areas, and across both terms.
  • If you are planning to pursue the CPA Professional Education Program, please be assured that we will deliver all courses necessary for entry into that program.
  • View a list of courses that will be offered in 2020W.
  • Visit the Bachelor of Management course planning page for guidance in selecting your courses.

Faculty members and specialist course designers are busy developing high-quality online courses and learning materials for you. We are currently working on:

  • Developing media and interactive content for your online experience
  • Working with partners across UBC to bring the latest technologies into our learning spaces
  • If you are taking a course offered by another Faculty, you’ll need to verify the mode of delivery with that Faculty. On the Okanagan campus, most undergraduate courses in Winter Session Term 1 are online.
  • There will be a small number of selected courses in other Faculties, mostly at the fourth-year level, that may be offered in-person, on campus.

We’ll have a dedicated team that is here for you throughout your degree. Please email us fom.bmgt@ubc.ca with any concerns or questions you have.

Additionally, we invite you to set up a meeting with Academic Advising. You easily book an appointment online with an advisor.

Course materials will be available through Canvas and may include documents, videos, presentations, assignments, quizzes, dropboxes, discussion boards, Collaborate online sessions, etc.

Assignments will be submitted online. For example, they may be submitted through the Canvas dropbox or through email. Your instructors will provide details on assignment submission for your courses.

Instructors will be responsive and available to students through electronic means. This may include email, discussion boards, virtual classrooms, virtual office hours or one-on-one online meetings.

The level of interaction with other students will depend on the course and the course activities. Your instructor will outline the interactions in the course and students will not be expected to interact with students on campus (or in-person face-to-face).

Courses may include online learning experiences held at specific times (such as virtual lectures) and that information will be outlined in the course syllabus.

There will be no requirement to be in Kelowna, in BC, or even in Canada to complete a MGMT course for Term 1. This includes exams.

Generally speaking, to complete the courses online, you will need access to a personal computer (PC, Apple, or tablet computer) with Internet access. Some courses might require the use of a camera (webcam is fine) and microphone. Most courses will require the use of Microsoft Office, although specific courses may require additional software as noted in the course syllabus. UBC has a laptop loanership program for students. Please email fom.bmgt@ubc.ca for more information.

The workload for online courses will be the same as if the course was delivered on campus. Courses may consist of a variety of learning tools and may not necessarily include a traditional three-hour meeting time. Course structure will depend on the instructor and the course.

Course structure will depend on the instructor and course, and will be outlined in the course syllabus. Some instructors may require specific tasks to be due at certain times. Instructors will decide on the best format and timing of release of course materials (e.g. readings, videos, pre-recorded or live lectures, assignments, activities) to you, in order to meet course objectives.

Students are strongly encouraged to order digital materials this term. UBC Okanagan’s bookstore is predicting a large number of online orders which may result in shipping delays.

The bookstore has sourced digital options wherever possible to assist with students’ online learning (note: digital options are available immediately after purchase).

As always, students can check their course syllabus, once it is available in Canvas, for their textbook list. Students are also able to enter their student number on the bookstore course materials page to view course requirements.

More information, including details on the course materials page, will be available in mid-August on the UBC bookstore website.

 

Your online courses will have specific deadlines and due dates. While your physical location may vary, you will still be expected to meet the deadlines in the course.

Bachelor of Management Program Updates

Dear BMGT student community,

As you know, there are currently no in-person resources at the Faculty of Management due to COVID-19, but we want you to know we are here and available to help in a variety of ways remotely (and safely) so you can continue to study, work, and engage with classmates and colleagues over the coming weeks.

Below are updates and resources regarding the many changes that are affecting our community at this time. Please review and do not hesitate to reach out to us (please see contacts below).

We urge you to stay at home and study/work remotely and we will do our best to support you as we collectively navigate this challenging time.

A very warm welcome back to the BMGT program!  We hope your first week has gone well.  We will keep this short – we have a few key pieces of information that we want to make sure you are aware of:

  1. The add/drop deadline for 2020W Term 1 courses is September 21 (11:59pm PDT).  If you drop a course before that deadline, the course will not appear on your transcript and you will be eligible for a full tuition refund, if you have already paid for that course.
  2. Between September 22 and November 13, you can still withdraw from a course through your SSC using the “add/drop courses” function. For courses dropped during this period, you will receive a W standing and will be charged tuition.  Any changes to course registration after November 13 require Faculty approval and cannot be made through the SSC. Please note that requests to drop a course after November 13 require a formal submission of a Late Withdrawal Request and are not guaranteed to be approved.
  3. Academic integrity is very important to the UBC community.  We strongly encourage you to review the Academic Integrity material in the MGMT Foundations course in Canvas and to review any other academic integrity resources provided by your instructors.  If you have any questions about whether certain behaviour is considered academic misconduct, please ask your instructors well in advance.
  4. Academic concession is the official process to handle instances of student illness or other personal challenges that affect your ability to complete course work on schedule.  Again, please review the material on academic concession that is provided in the MGMT Foundations Canvas course.  In general, if you are requesting academic concession for one course you should connect first with the instructor.  If you think that you will require academic concession for multiple courses, please connect with the Academic Programs Office (fom.bmgt@ubc.ca) and we can assist with steps to move forward.
  5. The final exam schedule for the December exam period will be released in October.  Do not finalize any travel plans or other significant commitments until after you know your final exam schedule.  Requests for out-of-time exams will not be granted due to travel conflicts.
  6. There are several resources available to support you in a variety of areas; please reach out to fom.bmgt@ubc.ca if you are unsure about navigating the UBC system.  The BMGT Online Learning Resources for Students provides links to many resources including technology support, learning assistance, the Student Learning Hub, and Health and Wellness supports.
  7. Please ensure you include your name and student number in all emails to fom.bmgt@ubc.ca.

 

Kind regards,

Dayl Hancock
Academic Programs Coordinator
On behalf of:

Academic Programs Office
Faculty of Management
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus | Syilx Okanagan Nation Territory

fom.bmgt@ubc.ca

https://management.ok.ubc.ca

PDF copy available for download: Sept 17, 2020

Welcome to and welcome back to the Bachelor of Management program!

There is some important information and a few events we want to make sure you are aware of.  As usual, we always update the Bachelor of Management Online Resources webpage and we encourage you to check that page frequently throughout the term to access key resources for you.

 

About Winter Term 1 and Term 2

Following on the recent Broadcast email that you received about Term 2 course delivery, we are clarifying that all MGMT courses in Winter Session Term 1 and Term 2 will be online. There will be no requirement to be in Kelowna, in BC, or even in Canada to complete a MGMT course for Term 1 & 2.

 

In-person experiences may be offered and we are exploring how these may complement online delivery. Any in-person experiences that we can offer will be completely optional and not required. We will ensure that all students, regardless of where they are residing and how they are participating in MGMT courses, will receive a comparable, high-quality learning experience.

 

No matter what, we will do everything we can to keep everybody together, connected as one community of students, faculty and staff.

Key Events on September 8

Two sessions will be offered by the Faculty of Management and the Management Students Association: a Create Meet Your Faculty session, which is an orientation for new-to-UBC students (those entering 1st year and transfer students), and a Welcome Back session for returning students (any student with 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year standing in the BMGT program). Please note that these sessions will be recorded and available if you are unable to attend the live sessions.  Recordings will be posted in the Management Foundations Canvas course (more on this course at the bottom of this email).

 

  • Create Meet your Faculty session, 1:30pm to 2:15pm (Pacific).  Recorded Zoom webinar. At this session you will meet the Dean, find key resources that will help you be successful, and hear advice from a student and faculty panel on ways to be successful in the BMGT program. You will also be able to ask questions live to the panelists and other staff and faculty.
  • Welcome Back session, 3:00pm-4:00pm (Pacific).  We will begin with a webinar where the Dean and the Management Students Association welcome you back.  We will then break out into three specific Zoom meetings, one primarily designed for students in 2ndyear, one for students in 3rd year, and one for students in 4th  Those break-out sessions will occur simultaneously; you can choose whichever breakout session is most relevant for you.  At each break-out session you will have an opportunity to hear from faculty teaching courses as well as staff discussing key programs and dates that you may be interested in.  Each break-out will cover different topics and answer questions that we have heard from students over the summer.
    • At 3:00pm (Pacific) start the Welcome Back session by attending the recorded larger group session.
    • When directed to shift to a break-out session, choose one of the following Zoom meetings:
      • 2ndyear Break-out (moderated by Will)
      • 3rdyear Break-out (moderated by Arshraj)
      • 4thyear Break-out (moderated by Emily):
    • Check out the Management Students Association webpagefor information on other events to help BMGT students connect and prepare for the academic year.

 

MGMT Foundations 2020/21 Canvas Course

You are enrolled in the MGMT Foundations 2020/21 Canvas course.  You should be able to access this course from your Dashboard in Canvas.  This course includes key information on how to access resources throughout the BMGT program to help you be successful as well as hosts the Welcome Session Recordings.

 

Best,

Dayl Hancock
Academic Programs Coordinator

 

On behalf of:

Academic Programs Office
Faculty of Management
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus | Syilx Okanagan Nation Territory

fom.bmgt@ubc.ca

https://management.ok.ubc.ca

PDF copy available for download: Sept 4, 2020

Dear Bachelor of Management (BMGT) student,

We hope you are staying well.

With 2020W registration approaching, we are writing to notify you of some changes to the BMGT program that have recently been approved by the UBC Okanagan Senate and will be published in the upcoming release (mid-June) of the UBC Okanagan Academic Calendar.  These changes are the result of a combination of student feedback and careful consideration by the Faculty regarding flexibility to complete the BMGT program. These changes are summarized below:

  1. Promotion through the BMGT program (moving from one year level to the next):
    • Previous requirement: you were required to have a certain number of academic credits, specific core courses completed, and a minimum GPA across those core courses to advance from one year level to the next
    • New requirement: promotion from one year level to the next will be based solely on the number of academic credits you have successfully completed.
    • This change is favourable for all students. Promotion requirements will now be:
      • First year standing: 0-23 credits completed
      • Second year standing: 24-47 credits completed
      • Third year standing: 48-77 credits completed
      • Fourth year Standing: 78 or more credits completed
    • You will not see the results of these changes in your SSC yet. We will be proactively advancing students who are positively impacted by this change before registration begins.  We anticipate that we will have those changes complete by June 22.  If you determine that this change impacts your advancement and is not reflected in your SSC by June 22, you can request a review by emailing bmgt@ubc.ca.
  2. Course prerequisites:
    • Previous Requirement: Most MGMT courses required specific year-standing in the BMGT program. For example, you needed Year 2 standing in the program to access 200-level MGMT courses. Based on previous promotion requirements, having Year 2 standing required that you had completed a specific set of 200-level courses. That full set of courses collectively served as prerequisites for courses at the 300-level.
    • New Requirement: Specific course-level prerequisites have been identified through extensive consultation with subject-matter experts for each individual course. These prerequisites now focus on the knowledge required for each course, rather than requiring sets of courses. In some cases, a specific year level standing is still a prerequisite for some courses; however, your year level is now based on the number of credits completed, rather than specific sets of courses. These changes might be favourable for you (e.g., you will now have access to coursework that would not have been available under the previous requirements) or you might find there is minimal or no impact to your course selection. It is important to note that there are certain courses that are key prerequisites for several subsequent courses (e.g., MGMT 100, MGMT 110 and 3 credits of ENGL). Students who have not yet completed these fundamental courses may find that the new course prerequisites can limit their course selection. Given the recency of these changes, we are willing to consider waiving certain course prerequisites for the 2020W session. If your access to coursework has been negatively impacted by the new course prerequisites, please contact the Academic Programs Office at bmgt@ubc.ca to discuss the option of requesting a course waiver.
  3. New CoursesThree new courses have been added to the Academic Calendar
    • Previously, the upper level elective course Intermediate Financial Accounting was offered as a 6-credit course (MGMT 400) in one term. We have now introduced two new 3-credit courses spread across two terms to replace that six-credit course. Students interested in accounting should complete MGMT 300 (Intermediate Financial Accounting 1) and MGMT 304 (Intermediate Financial Accounting 2).  MGMT 400 will no longer be offered. Students who have successfully completed MGMT 400 are not permitted to take MGMT 300 and/or MGMT 304 for credit.
    • We have introduced a new course, MGMT 414 (Managing and Leading Non-Profit and Public Sector Organizations).
  4. Removal of the 6 year limit for degree completion:
    • Previous requirement: Students were required to complete their BMGT degree within 6 years of being admitted to the program.
    • New requirement: There is no time limit for completion of the BMGT degree.

 

Best,
Dayl

Dayl Hancock
Academic Programs Coordinator
On behalf of:

 

Academic Programs Office
Faculty of Management
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus | Syilx Okanagan Nation Territory fom.bmgt@ubc.ca

PDF copy of the BMGT course prerequisite summary: Found here
PDF copy available for download: June 5, 2020

Dear Bachelor of Management student,

This is to provide you with a further update about MGMT course offerings for 2020W.

Currently the UBC-Okanagan course schedule is being adjusted to accommodate changes associated with moving to online delivery for Term 1. We expect to have an update for you in early June about when the online course schedule will be available. FYI, registration dates are posted at https://students.ok.ubc.ca/courses-money-enrolment/registration/registration-dates/; please note, these dates might be revised to accommodate continued course schedule changes.

As mentioned in the last message to you, for Winter Session Terms 1 and 2, we will offer all MGMT courses that are required for progression or completion of your program. We are not able to offer as many upper-level electives as we had originally planned in the pre-COVID world.  Electives were selected to balance topic areas across the two terms.  Please see below the PDF file for the list of all BMGT courses that will be offered in 2020W.

2020W BMGT Course Offerings

Course descriptions are available at: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/okanagan/courses.cfm?go=code&code=MGMT. If you have questions about the courses, please reach out to fom.bmgt@ubc.ca.

As always, here’s a set of resources that you might find helpful. Please be aware that we are updating these sites regularly as new information becomes available, so it can be worth checking back frequently.

  • Consider joining the Management Student Association’s (MSA) new Discord Channel to connect with your fellow students, virtually. If you have questions about the MSA and/or their Discord Channel, please feel free to reach out via email: president@msaubco.ca.
  • Visit Keep Learning to learn about what to expect and how to prepare for your online courses.
  • If you have questions about UBC’s response to the COVID-19 situation, or its approach toward student health and safety, visit this webpage: https://covid19.ubc.ca/.
  • Visit the Faculty of Management website for an archive of previous communications sent to students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Please reach out to International Programs and Services if you are an international student and have specific questions related to immigration issues such as study permits and post-graduate work permits, including how they might be impacted by COVID-19 (ips.ubco@ubc.ca).
  • Staff in Health & Wellness are available to support you. Please contact: healthwellness.okanagan@ubc.ca.

 

Academic Programs Office
Faculty of Management
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus | Syilx Okanagan Nation Territory
  fom.bmgt@ubc.ca

PDF copy available for download: May 29, 2020

Attention: Continuing BMGT entering Year, 2, 3, and 4 in 2020W. 

Dear student,

This is an update about the Bachelor of Management for Winter Session Term 1 (Sept-Dec 2020). We’ll have more news for you in a few weeks, once more detailed arrangements have been made.

All MGMT courses in Winter Session Term 1 will be online. There will be no requirement to be in Kelowna, in BC, or even in Canada to complete a MGMT course for Term 1.

That said, we appreciate that some students will be in Kelowna and, with that in mind, we will keep open the possibility that, if opportunities ariseand it is by no means clear that they will – we would explore how to complement online delivery with the possibility of on-campus and in-person experiences. Any in-person experiences that we can offer will be completely optional and not required. We will ensure that all students, regardless of where they are residing and how they are participating in MGMT courses, will receive a comparable, high-quality learning experience.

 No matter what, we will do everything we can to keep everybody together, connected as one community of students, faculty and staff.

 Faculty members and specialist course designers are busy developing high-quality online courses and learning materials for you. Also, in order to deliver the calibre and quality of education that you expect, we are focused on identifying the essential set of courses required to ensure that you can complete your degree requirements and progress to the next year, as planned.

For Winter Session Terms 1 and 2, we will offer all MGMT courses that are required for progression or completion of your program. However, we are not able to offer as many upper-level electives as we had originally planned in the pre-COVID world, because of the risk that we would be overwhelmed with all of the changes and disruption if we tried to put on more than an essential set of courses. We are currently finalising exactly which courses we can offer and will let you know the full set of electives in a few weeks. We will deliver all courses necessary for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program. Additionally, we are committed to balancing the set of electives as reasonably as possible across all interest areas, and across both terms.

Please note, the Faculty of Management is only responsible for the delivery of MGMT courses. If you are taking a course offered by another Faculty, you’ll need to verify the mode of delivery with that Faculty. On the Okanagan campus, most undergraduate courses in Winter Session Term 1 are online. There will be a small number of selected courses in other Faculties, mostly at the fourth-year level, that may be offered in-person, on campus.

Here’s a set of resources that you might find helpful. Please be aware that we are updating these sites regularly as new information becomes available, so it can be worth checking back frequently.

  • Visit Keep Learning to learn about what to expect and how to prepare for your online courses.
  • If you have questions about UBC’s response to the COVID-19 situation, or its approach toward student health and safety, visit this webpage: https://covid19.ubc.ca/.
  • Visit the Faculty of Management website for an archive of previous communications sent to students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Please reach out to International Programs and Services if you are an international student and have specific questions related to immigration issues such as study permits and post-graduate work permits, including how they might be impacted by COVID-19 (ubco@ubc.ca).
  • Staff in Health & Wellness are available to support you. Please contact: okanagan@ubc.ca.

 

Academic Programs Office
Faculty of Management
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
EME 4145 – 1137 Alumni Avenue | Kelowna British Columbia | V1V 1V7

Phone 250 807 8869
Email: fom.bmgt@ubc.ca

PDF copy available for download: May 19, 2020

Dear student,

We are reaching out to provide you with further information about the Credit/D/Fail (Cr/D/F) standing option that is available to you. The application deadline for Credit/D/Fail (Cr/D/F) standing is Wednesday May 6th, 2020 at 11:59 pm PT The following provides you with some important reminders and considerations for Cr/D/F in specific relation to your BMGT degree program:

  1. You are required to complete a certain number of credits to earn your BMGT degree. A “Cr” or “D” will satisfy achieving course credits. An “F” standing will NOT provide you with course credits.
  2. In order to be eligible for the BMgt Dean’s Honour Roll for 2019W, you must have completed at least 27 credits across Term 1 and Term 2 (exception: if you were on Exchange or in a Co-op work term, you must have completed at least 15 credits in your non-Co-op or non-Exchange term) and achieved an 80% or higher GPA. The Honour Roll GPA will be calculated based on percentage grades only and will ignore any “Cr” or “D” standings. The Cr/D standings will count towards your completed credits. You are not eligible for Honour Roll if you have failed a course.
  3. A Cr/D standing will not negatively affect your advancement to a subsequent year standing for 2020W, provided you meet advancement requirements. Promotion criteria can be found here, and are based on both total credits achieved to-date and your completed core MGMT courses.
  4. A Cr/D standing will not negatively affect your Academic Standing in 2020W (e.g., Academic Probation, Failed Standing), which is calculated based on performance in 2019W. A Cr/D standing will not be used to calculate your overall GPA for core MGMT courses (this is part of Promotion Criteria).
  5. The BMgt Degree with Honours is awarded at graduation when you have achieved an average of 80% or better in all upper-level Management courses. As well, you must have been enrolled in 27 credits in at least one of your two final years. Exception: if you were on Co-op or Exchange, you must have completed at least 15 credits in a non-Co-op or non-Exchange term for this calculation. This means a Cr/D standing in a MGMT course for 2019W term 2 will not negatively affect your opportunity to achieve a BMgt Degree with Honours. NOTE: requesting a “F” standing WILL impact achieving a Degree with Honours; students must pass all courses to qualify.
  6. Cr or D standing on any course is sufficient to meet prerequisite requirements for any MGMT course.
  7. A minimum grade of 60% in ENGL 112 or ENGL 114 (or an average of 60% or higher in six (6) credits of ENGL) is a graduation requirement. The Faculty of Management has determined that a “Cr” standing is sufficient to meet the minimum ENGL requirement, but that a “D” standing is NOT sufficient.

If you are thinking of applying for a Cr/D/F standing, please check the FAQs, found here, to determine how this might impact your eligibility for awards and/or scholarships.

We have created a summary table and two student examples that explain the above considerations in more detail. Those can be found here.

Late Withdrawals (W) will be accepted until 11:59pm PDT May 6, 2020. You can find the form for MGMT courses here. Late withdrawal requests for non-MGMT courses must be directed to the Faculty offering the course. More information can be found here.

As always, if you have questions about the impact of these changes on your MGMT courses, please reach out to the Academic Programs Office at fom.bmgt@ubc.ca.

If you have questions about your course planning or how these changes might affect your degree progression reach out to Academic Advising at advising.ubco@ubc.ca

Reminder: the Faculty of Management has a webpage that archives recent communications to students and provides links to valuable resources related to COVID-19 and UBC’s response. Please visit: https://management.ok.ubc.ca/2020/03/26/covid-19-updates/

 

Academic Programs Office
Faculty of Management
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
EME 4145 – 1137 Alumni Avenue | Kelowna British Columbia | V1V 1V7
Phone 250 807 8869
Email: fom.bmgt@ubc.ca 

PDF copy available for download: May 4, 2020

Dear student,

We are reaching out to provide you with further information about the Credit/D/Fail (Cr/D/F) standing that has been offered. Please see below for important considerations for Cr/D/F:

  1. In order to be eligible to apply for the Cr/D/F standing, you must complete all coursework and final assessments.
  2. The application form for Cr/D/F will be released on or after April 30, 2020. This date has been intentionally set so that most course grades should be available to you in your SSC. The form will allow you to apply for Cr/D/F standing for up to six courses at once.
  3. The Cr/D/F standing cannot be undone at a later date. If you choose to apply for Cr/D/F standing, please do so after you have seen your final course percentage grade.
  4. CR/D/F standing may have an impact on external scholarships or graduate program applications. Please consider the CR/D/F option carefully.
  5. A list of campus-wide Cr/D/F FAQs has been developed and will continue to be revised. You can find the link to these FAQs here.
  6. All undergraduate MGMT courses are eligible for Cr/D/F standing.
  7. Courses offered through other Faculties may or may not be eligible for Cr/D/F standing. For instance, the Irving K. Barber School has a number of courses that are not eligible for this standing. This list of courses can be found here.
  8. The Cr/D/F form must be submitted by May 6, 2020.

 

Other Reminders:

  1. Late Withdrawals (W) will be accepted until May 6, 2020. You can find the form for MGMT courses here. Late withdrawal requests for non-MGMT courses must be directed to the Faculty offering the course. More information can be found here.
  2. Deferred Standing (SD) requests for remaining coursework and final assessments should be completed and approved before the date of the final exam. Students can find the SD form for MGMT courses here.

 

  • Staff in Health & Wellness are available to support you. Please contact: okanagan@ubc.ca.
  • If you need IT assistance reach out to: hub@ubc.ca
  • If you are experiencing urgent and unexpected financial hardship please reach out to Enrolment Services at ubco@ubc.ca.

 As always, if you have questions about the impact of these changes on your MGMT courses, please reach out to the Academic Programs Office at fom.bmgt@ubc.ca.

If you have questions about your course planning or how these changes might affect your degree progression reach out to Academic Advising at advising.ubco@ubc.ca

Reminder: the Faculty of Management has a webpage that archives recent communications to students and provides links to valuable resources related to COVID-19 and UBC’s response. Please visit: https://management.ok.ubc.ca/2020/03/26/covid-19-updates/

 

Academic Programs Office
Faculty of Management
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
EME 4145 – 1137 Alumni Avenue | Kelowna British Columbia | V1V 1V7
Phone 250 807 8869
Email: fom.bmgt@ubc.ca 

PDF copy available for download: April 20, 2020

Dear student,

On Friday, March 27, you received an important update from the Provost’s office that included two important pieces of information:

  1. The UBC Okanagan Senate passed Credit (Cr)/D/F as an option for course assessment. The Provost’s message included detailed information on the Cr/D/F option and we ask that you read it carefully. Cr/D/F requires you to complete all remaining coursework and final assessments.

A request form is currently under development and you can expect to receive additional information in the near future regarding how to apply for this option. All requests received before 11:59pm PT May 6, 2020 will be approved. This means that your final course grade should be available to you prior to the deadline to help inform your choice.  We have included additional details below regarding potential impacts of the Cr/D/F option with respect to MGMT coursework and the BMGT degree.

  • Credit (Cr) will satisfy the (minimum 60%) ENGL graduation requirement. Note: a ‘D’ or a ‘Fail (F)’ standing will NOT satisfy the ENGL graduation requirement.
  • Some MGMT courses have MGMT prerequisites attached to them. In these cases, MGMT courses completed with a Credit (Cr) or D standing can be used to satisfy those prerequisites.
  • Credit (Cr)/D/Fail (F) will not be used in any GPA calculations related to progression or standing in your Bachelor of Management program.
  • Special note to MGMT students considering pursuing the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation:
    • CPA has provided communication to UBC that it will accept Credit (Cr)/D standing for CPA PEP prerequisite courses for COVID-19 affected terms. We expect CPA to provide updated information through its website. Please check for updates here: https://www.cpawsb.ca/about-cpawsb/covid-19-information.
  1. The deadline to apply for Withdrawal (W) from a course has been extended to 11:59pm PT May 6, 2020. This aligns with the deadline for Cr/D/F. Choosing this option will result in a W on your transcript.

As always, if you have questions about the impact of these changes on your MGMT courses, please reach out to the Academic Programs Office at fom.bmgt@ubc.ca.

Additionally, in an effort to help you access important information the Faculty of Management has launched a webpage that archives Academic Programs Office student communications and provides links to valuable resources related to COVID-19 and UBC’s response. Please visit: https://management.ok.ubc.ca/2020/03/26/covid-19-updates/ 

 

Academic Programs Office
Faculty of Management
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
EME 4145 – 1137 Alumni Avenue | Kelowna British Columbia | V1V 1V7
Phone 250 807 8869
Email: fom.bmgt@ubc.ca

Dear student,

We understand that you have received a lot of communication in the past few days. Instructors will be reaching out to you by Thursday March 26, 2020 with confirmation as to how coursework and final assessments for each individual course will be completed.

Your grades and academic standing: You recently received communication from the Provost’s office outlining four potential options. Below we have outlined the processes required to proceed with each of the four standing options for your MGMT courses:

1. You can receive your percentage and letter grade: This is the typical route to complete a course (complete all outstanding assignments and final assessments and earn a final percentage and letter grade). This is the default option and therefore no special requests or forms are required of you.

2. You can request a withdrawal (W): All requests received before 11:59 pm PT on March 27, 2020 will be approved. Consideration of the following should be taken into account if you are considering this option:

  • If you receive student loans, please contact sis.ubco@ubc.ca before withdrawing.
  • If you are a student who receives third-party sponsorship funding, please connect with your sponsor; if you are an Indigenous student, please contact a Student Advisor in Aboriginal Programs & Services prior to proceeding with a withdrawal, as doing so may result in financial or academic implications for funding.
  • There are potential impacts of course withdrawal on your academic standing and your registration priority for the 2020W academic session. If you do not complete sufficient credits, you may not meet progression requirements to advance to the next year level of your program (Please refer to the academic calendar for specific requirements).

In order to request a Withdrawal from a MGMT course, please complete this form (note: a single form can be used to request withdrawal from multiple courses) and email it to the Academic Programs Office at fom.bmgt@ubc.ca. Please be aware that you will NOT receive credit for any course from which you choose to withdraw and your transcript will show a W.

3. You can request a Deferred Standing (SD): A deferred standing means that you are delaying specific coursework (including any final assessment, like a final exam). All outstanding coursework and final assessments MUST be completed by August 23, 2020. At this time, we expect that all outstanding coursework and final assessments will need to be completed remotely. You will receive a notation of “SD” on your transcript until all outstanding coursework and final assessments are complete (the SD will then be replaced with the letter grade and percentage you earned). Please note: if you were expecting to graduate in June, this may delay your graduation.

In order to request a Deferred Standing in a MGMT course, please complete this form and email it to the Academic Programs Office. You will need to complete one form per course) and email it to the Academic Programs Office (fom.bmgt@ubc.ca).

4. You can request “Credit/D/Fail” standing instead of percentage grade: UBC Okanagan is potentially introducing a new option for students (pending Senate approval). Specific details of this option are not yet available; we will share those once we have the appropriate details.

 

If you have questions regarding which option is best for you, please connect with Academic Advising at advising.ubco@ubc.ca.

If you are experiencing Financial Distress please reach out to Student Services via email (awards.ubco@ubc.ca). Financial Distress can be caused by a number of factors, and reaching out will connect you with someone that may be able to help with the following scenarios and others as they arise:

  • An unexpected change in living situation
  • Devaluation of a country’s currency
  • Inability to have funds transfer out of the country
  • Illness or death in the family
  • An exceptional medical situation
  • Other unforeseen circumstances you could not have planned for

 

Health & Wellness

Staff in Health & Wellness are available to support you. Please contact: healthwellness.okanagan@ubc.ca

For the most up to date information about UBC’s response to COVID-19 please visit: https://covid19.ubc.ca/

 

Academic Programs Office
Faculty of Management
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
EME 4145 – 1137 Alumni Avenue | Kelowna British Columbia | V1V 1V7
Phone 250 807 8869
Email: fom.bmgt@ubc.ca

PDF copy available for download:  March 23, 2020 

Dear Bachelor of Management student:

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. We would like to provide you with some information to assist in answering some of your questions.

  • Please note that the Faculty of Management Administrative Office has transitioned to remote operations. Administrative staff and the Academic Programs Office are available to students virtually. Please email fom.bmgt@ubc.ca with your queries rather than visiting the FoM offices in person. If you would prefer a face-to- face meeting or a phone call, please request this in your email and we will set up a video call via Skype or arrange a phone call.
  • Keep in mind, with the move to working remotely, the 4th floor of EME tower 1 will only be accessible by those with Salto access.
  • The Okanagan Campus Library is currently open with reduced hours, from 10am-6pm Monday-Sunday. Please check the Library page at https://library.ok.ubc.ca/ to verify hours, in case of changes. If you have any questions regarding search strategies, citation, or other questions about materials for your Management courses, please contact Kim Buschert, Faculty of Management Librarian, at kim.buschert@ubc.ca. Kim is also working remotely.
  • Currently, the University deadline to withdraw from a course with a ‘W’ standing is Friday, March 20, 2020. We will provide you with further updates as they become available.

The response to COVID-19 is constantly evolving, please continue to check your emails for communications to stay up to date.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at fom.bmgt@ubc.ca.

Sincerely,

 

Academic Programs Office
Faculty of Management
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
EME 4145 – 1137 Alumni Avenue | Kelowna British Columbia | V1V 1V7
Phone 250 807 8869
Email: fom.bmgt@ubc.ca

PDF copy available for download: March 17, 2020

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