Bachelor of Management (BMgt)
Management is about people — empowering diverse groups and organizations to succeed together in a rapidly changing world.
What You Need to Know
Why study Management at UBC’s Okanagan campus?
A UBC Bachelor of Management 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 profs during office hours or assist with a research project on digital marketing, eHealth systems, or regional economic 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 Co-op, helping you to gain beneficial skills such as how to build your resumé, apply for jobs, expand your network of contacts and earn money.
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 team work, critical thinking and an appreciation for shared solutions.
Learning is enriched with practical challenges in competitions, engagement with local communities, and experience from a fourth-year Capstone Service Learning and Consulting course.
Experience four years of integrated management, arts and science education in the program offering 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.
The BMgt program also offers opportunities to complete a minor in Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Sociology or Psychology.
In your first year of the Management program at UBC’s Okanagan campus, you will take a broad selection of elective courses in arts and sciences in addition to management study. Sample compulsory courses include Management 100 (Introduction to Business) and Management 110 (Introduction to Management Thought and Social Responsibility), and Economics 101.
The second year of the program includes 21 credits of compulsory courses, introducing you to fields of management study: 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. You choose courses that are of most interest to you, enabling either focused preparation for a specific career path, generalized studies to expand breadth of knowledge or to set the stage 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.
Click here for a full list of Bachelor of Management required courses by program year.
Sample courses in Management:
- MGMT 202 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting
- MGMT 230 – Organizational Behaviour
- MGMT 422 – Project Management
- MGMT 450 – Entrepreneurship and Smaller Firm
- MGMT 482 – International Business
Click here to browse Management courses and descriptions.
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 of British Columbia.
- Minor in Computer Science
- Minor in Cultural Studies
- Minor in Economics
- Minor in Psychology
- Minor in Sociology
British Columbia High School Requirements
- English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
- Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-calculus 12
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/applying-ubc.
Click here for admissions and transfers information specific to the Bachelor of Management program.
Deadlines and Fees
Plan ahead to ensure you meet important deadlines and other target dates listed at you.ubc.ca.
UBC Okanagan’s fees compare favourably with universities of the same high calibre. See Financial Planning for helpful resources, and add up your first-year costs with our Cost Calculator.
How to Apply
Apply to UBC at you.ubc.ca—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 calendar.
Or let our Student Recruitment & Advising experts guide you: call 1-877-807-8521.
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.
- Advertising and Marketing Manager
- Public Relations and Communications Specialist
- Financial Analyst
- Project Manager
- Corporate Management Consultant
- Business Analyst
- Professional Accountant
- Purchasing Manager
- Account Manager
- Management Consultant
- Human Resources Recruiter
- Human Resource Manager
- Sales Manager
- Media Relations Coordinator
- Operations and Facilities Manager
- Research Coordinator
- Economic Policy Analyst
- Strategic Policy Analyst
- Social Policy Manager/Developer
- Small Business Owner
- Broadcasting Manager
- Supply Chain Professional
- Programming Director
- Franchise Manager
- Digital Media Manager
- Clinical Coordinator
- Business Technology Manager
- Wholesale & Retail Trade
- Health Care & Social Assistance
- Educational Services
- Construction & Trades
- Mining, Oil and Natural Gas
- Public Administration
- Financial Services
- Forestry Services
- Information Technology
- Scientific and Technical Services
- Government Legislation & Law
- Information, Culture and Recreation
- Hospitality & Tourism
- …Every industry
Master of Management
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.
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.
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.
Travel and Learn
- 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. Talk to your professors about how to get involved in a cultural exchange or research project.
- 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.
- Build a great resumé and learn how to interview successfully with help from your Faculty’s Career and Co-op Coordinator.
- Co-op puts your classroom learning to the test, allowing you to explore career options while earning money. Inquire about Co-op by phone at 250.807.9623 or by emailing email@example.com.
- Learn through doing, create strong connections, and develop professional skills with a campus job arranged by UBC’s Work Study Program.
- Meet a community need and get practical experience by volunteering for a Community Service Learning project—a life-changing experience.
Projects and Competitions
Included in core courses:
- Solve a real-world problem facing a local organization as part of Capstone, a team-based consulting project that provides students with invaluable experience and an example to talk about at that first big job 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 work environments.
- 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 a business challenge.
- Take risks, think critically, and challenge your capabilities in extracurricular activities including Entrepreneur Boot Camp, where students pitch business ideas to local leaders and vie for cash awards.
Meet Your Peers and Profs
Find out what students, faculty, and alumni have to say about UBC Okanagan’s Bachelor of Management program: ourstories.ok.ubc.ca.
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 and top 3 in Canada. In the Bachelor of Management program at UBC’s Okanagan campus, you’ll gain all the benefits of attending a globally respected university while studying in a close-knit learning community.
Tour the Campus
- 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 city, campus and lake with this interactive 360-degree Kelowna From Above* video. (*Best viewed in Chrome and Firefox)
Day One: What to Expect
Take part in “Meet the Dean” sessions and get to know the Dean, professors, and the staff who provide student support. It’s all part of CREATE—UBC Okanagan’s new student orientation.
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.
- Learn about academic supports designed to help you succeed. Student Services offers a variety of support programs, from study sessions to tutoring and writing workshops.
- The Library’s Writing and Research Centre can help you articulate your ideas and pursue your research in a range of subject areas and scholarly genres, including essay writing, grammar, presentation skills, punctuation, thesis development, and course work.
- Peer mentors are a great resource — ask questions and learn from students who’ve been there, done that.
- Navigate your degree requirements with the help of an academic advisor.
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, sports 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.
Clubs and Competitions
Living in Residence
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, features a rooftop patio that offers a panoramic view of the campus and the Okanagan Valley.
Find out more about living in residence at you.ubc.ca.
The Okanagan: What to Expect
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 at you.ubc.ca.