Minor in Commerce

Changes to the Minor in Commerce course codes

Starting in 2020S, the course code for all courses required for the Minor in Commerce will be COMR. This change was made to distinguish Commerce courses taken for the minor from courses taken for the BCom program. This is an administrative change only; course content remains the same. COMM and COMR courses of the same number are equivalent; credit will be granted for only one of the two. Any courses previously completed with the COMM code may still be used to fulfill Minor in Commerce requirements.

Round out your education by completing a Minor in Commerce. Study through Flexible Learning, traditional in-class lectures or a combination of both.


If you are completing a program other than the Bachelor of Commerce, you may be eligible to complete a Minor in Commerce. Contact your home faculty and consult the UBC Calendar for further information regarding eligibility, course requirements, and application procedures.

Many of the Minor courses are offered in a Flexible Learning format to allow you take them with your own program requirements. You may also take courses from the program prior to your acceptance to the Minor if space permits. 

If you are completing the UBC Bachelor + Master of Management Dual Degree, you are not eligible to complete a Minor in Commerce.

Why a Minor in Commerce?

Understanding the fundamentals of business can give you an edge in the job market, as well as complement your other areas of study. As a Minor in Commerce student, you will gain a solid grounding in core areas of business - accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior and business strategy.

Courses in the Minor in Commerce program

COMR 329Principles of Organizational Behaviour
COMR 398Introduction to Business Processes and Operations
COMR 457Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
COMR 458Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
COMR 465Marketing Management
COMR 473Business Finance
COMR 493Strategic Management in Business

Note: course requirements for the Minor in Commerce vary by faculty. Consult your home faculty for additional information.

How do I register for a course if it’s full?

No waitlists will be available for fully subscribed sections. If you wish to register in a course that is full, keep checking enrolment and register yourself if a seat becomes available. All requests regarding course registration should be directed to the UBC Sauder Undergraduate Office through the registration assistance form. Course instructors cannot approve the addition of students to their courses.

Interested in taking other Commerce courses outside of the Commerce Minor?

Many Commerce courses are restricted to students enrolled in the BCom program, but there are some which are open to students from other faculties. Visit our course search and select 'Courses open to students not in the BCom program' under the Program field for a full list.

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