Course Planning for the Bachelor of Management

Explore course planning options for current students, to help you with your credit selections.

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.

Graphic showing year 1 credits can be split into 15 credits in term 1 and 15 credits in term 2, making a total of 30 credits

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 112, 114 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

Statistics 121
 OR 124*
Elementary Statistics OR
Business Statistics*

* Preferred

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
  • CULT 100 – Media and Popular Culture in Global Context
  • 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.

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.

Graphic showing year 2 credits can be split into 15 credits in term 1 and 15 credits in term 2, making a total of 30 credits

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 290 – Industry Analysis Project

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.

During your third and fourth years of study, you have the opportunity to explore a variety of subject areas alongside the required 300- and 400- level MGMT courses. A range of upper-level MGMT electives are offered, as well as electives made available through other Faculties. Your degree has space for you to choose courses that are of the most interest to you, enabling focused preparation for a specific career path, generalized studies to expand breadth of knowledge, or preparation for advanced studies. You are free to choose any set of elective courses, provided you meet course prerequisites and your degree requirements.

The program culminates with the required Management 490 Capstone Service Learning and Consulting course, a hands-on learning experience in which student groups address challenges faced by partner organizations, and propose practical solutions.

Graphic showing year 3 and 4 credits can be split into 15 credits in term 1 and 15 credits in term 2, making a total of 60 credits

Year 3 + 4 Core Courses

  • Management 310 – Introduction to Finance
  • Management 355 – Operations Management
  • Management 360 – Business Conditions Analysis
  • Management 380 – Sustainability and Business
  • Management 490 – Capstone Service Learning and Consulting

Year 3 + 4 Electives – exploring A VARIETY OF SUBJECT AREAS

The Bachelor of Management is a general management degree and does not have majors. Management subject matter is relevant to numerous disciplines and, accordingly, career possibilities for alumni are quite varied. When selecting electives, we encourage you to explore your interests and test your curiosity. Students have the option to supplement their degree with a minor. Further information about this offering can be found in the “Minor” tab on this page.

You must complete 60 credits of electives throughout your years of studies to graduate. The breakdown of electives includes:

  • Lower and/or upper-level electives outside of Management subject area – 33 credits (typically 11 courses)
  • Upper-level Management electives – 18 credits (typically 6 courses)
  • Upper-level electives in any subject area (can include Management but not required) – 9 credits (typically 3 courses)

Wondering which courses to take? The following summary provides you with some ideas on which electives to select, based on personal areas of interest and/or future career goals.

NOTE: The following is only guidance to help with Year 3 and 4 upper-level MGMT elective course selection; these interest areas do not appear on your official UBC record. You may notice that some courses apply to more than one interest area. Please note that most upper-level MGMT electives have course-specific prerequisites that must be met in order to register. Please see course descriptions in the Academic Calendar for more information.

Interest Area Courses to Consider
Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 410 Leadership in Complex Environments
  • MGMT 414 Managing and Leading Non-Profit and Public Sector Organizations
  • MGMT 443 New Product and Service Development
  • MGMT 481 Strategy and Change Management
Human Resources
  • MGMT 410 Leadership in Complex Environments
  • MGMT 411 Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 414 Managing and Leading Non-Profit and Public Sector Organizations
  • MGMT 422 Project Management
  • MGMT 481 Strategy and Change Management
Marketing
  • MGMT 422 Project Management
  • MGMT 441 Marketing Strategy
  • MGMT 442 Consumer Behaviour
Operations / Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 421 Globalization, Offshoring and Outsourcing
  • MGMT 422 Project Management
  • MGMT 470 Global Food Systems: Society, Ecology, Sustainability
Response Management to Pandemics and “Disasters”
  • MGMT 410 Leadership in Complex Environments
  • MGMT 421 Globalization, Offshoring and Outsourcing
  • MGMT 481 Strategy and Change Management
  • MGMT 482 International Business
Social, economic and/or organizational change
  • MGMT 410 Leadership in Complex Environments
  • MGMT 414 Managing and Leading Non-Profit and Public Sector Organizations
  • MGMT 443 New Product and Service Development
Sustainability
  • MGMT 410 Leadership in Complex Environments
  • MGMT 414 Managing and Leading Non-Profit and Public Sector Organizations
  • MGMT 443 New Product and Service Development
  • MGMT 470 Global Food Systems: Society, Ecology, Sustainability
  • MGMT 482 International Business
Technology
  • MGMT 421 Globalization, Offshoring and Outsourcing
  • MGMT 422 Project Management
  • MGMT 443 New Product and Service Development

 

Non-MGMT Electives

When selecting non-MGMT electives, you might opt for courses that focus on particular topic areas that complement your MGMT electives; for example, if you are interested in finance and accounting courses, you may also be interested in economics (ECON) or philosophy (PHIL) courses. If you are interested in the areas of marketing or human resources, you may find that psychology (PSYO) and communications-based disciplines (e.g, English (ENGL) and Creative Writing (CRWR)) provide a nice complement to your studies.

Alternatively, you might prefer a more diverse approach in which you explore a variety of electives and customize your degree to your unique interests. Please note, courses in disciplines outside of MGMT typically have prerequisite requirements; please plan early to ensure that you have the foundational courses that will allow you to access upper-level courses in the disciplines of your interest.

To explore all of the courses offered at UBC Okanagan, including their prerequisites, please see the Academic Calendar.

When choosing electives, you might also find the following websites informative:

While completing the Bachelor of Management degree, students have the option to supplement their degree with a minor. There are 5 disciplines in which students can choose to minor:

Computer Science

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

Cultural Studies

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

  • CULT 100, 101
  • At least 6 credits of 200-level CULT
  • At least 18 credits of 300- or 400-level courses applicable to the Major in Cultural Studies.

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.

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.

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 5 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 2. 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 degree and minor on track.

Course registration resources

Students Tracking to the CPA Professional Education Program

Students who want to pursue the Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation after completing the BMGT are recommended to register in the following courses each year. Many upper-level MGMT courses have specific prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to registering. This recommended sequence ensures that you will meet all prerequisites.

In order to meet all the BMGT required courses and all the courses required for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP), students have little flexibility to complete a minor. Students wishing to complete a minor need to plan early and use their elective space in Year 1, 2, and 3 very carefully.

The following accounting courses can be used as prerequisite transfer credits to allow for direct entry into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

ACCOUNTING COURSE OPTIONS
  • MGMT 300 – Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • MGMT 304 – Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • 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
Course
BMGT Required Course
Required for Entry to CPA PEP
MGMT 100 Y
MGMT 110 Y
ECON 101 Y Y
ECON 102 Y Y
ENGL 112 (or ENGL 114 or 6 credits of ENGL) Y
MATH 100 (or MATH 116) Y
PSYO 111 Y
STAT 121 (or STAT 124) Y Y
Elective
Elective
Course
BMGT Required Course
Required for Entry to CPA PEP
MGMT 201 Y Y
MGMT 202 Y Y
MGMT 220 Y
MGMT 230 Y
MGMT 240 Y
MGMT 250 Y Y
MGMT 290 Y
Elective
Elective
Elective
Course
BMGT Required Course
Required for Entry to CPA PEP
MGMT 300 Y
MGMT 304 Y
MGMT 310 Y Y
MGMT 355 Y
MGMT 360 Y Y
MGMT 380 Y
MGMT 480 Y
DATA 301 Y
Elective
Elective
Course
BMGT Required Course
Required for Entry to CPA PEP
MGMT 401 Y
MGMT 402 Y
MGMT 403 Y
MGMT 404 Y
MGMT 405 Y
MGMT 437 Y
MGMT 490 Y
Elective
Elective
Elective

Have a question or need help?

Contact student advising or the Academic Programs Office

Transfer students

The Faculty of Management recommends prospective students looking to transfer to UBC for this program consult with the Faculty’s Academic Advisor prior to applying to the Okanagan Campus so they can ensure applicants are aware of the applicable program requirements and credit transferability.