BCom Course Planning Worksheets

This page is updated to reflect changes regarding Workday Student.

Last updated: June 26, 2024

Keep track of your BCom degree requirements and credits with your personalized course planning worksheet

We are working on updating the requirements for the Academic Progress Report (APR) in Workday Student. Please avoid relying on the APR tool until further notice from the UGO.
We highly recommend using these worksheets to track your progress instead.

How to use the worksheet

  1. Read the eligibility for each set of worksheets and download the correct Excel file (below).  
  2. In the file, select the tab that corresponds to the year you started in the program (direct entry in Year 1 or transfer to Year 2 or 3) and your primary (or intended) Option. 
  3. You will see the required courses in the Course column of the worksheet. You can also type in specific electives you took or are taking in the “Non-Commerce Electives” and “Commerce or Non-Commerce Electives” sections of the worksheet. Enable Editing so that you can start recording progress you have made in the program. 
  4. In the "Completed” column, insert the number of credits for each course you have completed. 
  5. In the “In Progress column, insert the number of credits for each course you are currently registered in 
  6. The total number of “Completed”, “In Progress” and “To Complete” credits will automatically add up as you update your progress in each course.  
  7. Save a copy of the worksheet and continue to update it as you progress through the program. 


Your course planning worksheet can be used to:

  • Unofficially confirm you are on track to complete degree requirements. 
  • Track registered courses against your program requirements to ensure your current registration will result in meeting promotion requirements as planned. 
  • Plan hypothetical registration scenarios for future sessions, including possible options, concentrations, and minors. 

Your course planning worksheet will not:

  • Update automatically when you make changes to your registration. 
  • Guarantee course registration in particular courses. 
  • Update requirements automatically if the requirements of your program change. 
  • Show the number of credits and specific courses you need for a double option, concentration, or minor. Courses that you take to complete these designations will count toward your elective requirements. Refer to the Elective Checklist (link https://mybcom.sauder.ubc.ca/elective-requirements) to track your electives. 
  • Calculate your degree completion date. You can estimate this date by using the worksheet to determine how many credits you have remaining and then planning which courses to take in each future term. 
You are responsible for understanding your BCom program requirements and ensuring that you record your credits accurately in your course planning worksheet. Any questions should be addressed to the Undergraduate Office's academic advising team.  

Resouces to review before completing the worksheet: 

  • General Program Requirements 
  • Options 
  • Elective Requirements 
  • Electives not for credit in BCom  
  • Completing a Minor in Arts of Science 
  • Completing Double Options. 
  • Completing a Concentration. If the courses you take for a Concentration overlap with the courses you take for an Option or Minor, you can double count a maximum of 3 credits of coursework in your degree toward both the Concentration and one Option or the Concentration and one Minor. 
  • The UBC General Degree Requirements, also referred to as the Residency Requirement, states that a minimum of 50% of your degree requirements (61 credits in BCOM) must be completed while registered as a student in the BCom program. Go Global exchange credits apply towards these minimums. 
  • You can take elective courses for Credit/D/Fail as long as they do not fulfill requirements for any Option, Minor, or Concentration. 
  • If you have completed a degree prior to entering the BCom program, please do not use the planning worksheets and refer to the Prior Degree Assessment provided to you when you were admitted to the BCom program.  



If you entered the program directly to Year 1 in September 2021 or earlier; transferred as a Year 2 student in September 2022 or earlier, or transferred as a Year 3 student in September 2023 or earlier, please use this course planning worksheet.

BCom course planning worksheet (2021W or earlier entry)  


If you entered the program directly to Year 1 in September 2022 or later; transferred as a Year 2 student in September 2023 or later, or transferred as a Year 3 student in September 2024, please use this course planning worksheet.

BCom course planning worksheet (2022W or later entry)   


What is the difference between the course planning worksheet for students who started the program in Year 1 (direct entry) versus students who transferred into the program?

Students who started in Year 1 are required to complete COMM 101 Business Fundamentals. Students who transferred to Year 2 or Year 3 are not required to take COMM 101 and instead must take an additional elective.

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