Specialized Academic Opportunities

Experience business in other cultures, make research strides, even come up with a new UBC course – there are many ways to enrich your degree experience and explore different career directions.

Commerce Scholars program

As of 2024, this program has been discontinued. Current participants will continue in the program until they complete their requirements.

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Co-op program

Be ready to hit the ground running in your future career by combining your academic studies with practical, paid work experience in your chosen field.

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International exchange

Imagine studying business and immersing yourself in a different language and culture. You can do it all as part of your UBC BCom.

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Ch'nook Scholars program

If you're an Aboriginal business student, join this program to access a range of benefits including tools and connections to help you succeed in your studies and career.

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UBC Portfolio Management Foundation

Be part of a select team and add value to a $9 million portfolio of stocks and bonds. Guided by mentors, qualified Finance students aiming for a career in capital markets can learn to manage the PMF Endowment Fund.

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Sauder LIFT

Students travel to developing countries and deliver a series of workshops to empower local participants to start their own businesses for economic betterment.

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Directed studies

Complete an independent project under the supervision of a faculty member and receive course credit. Once you have found an instructor agreeable to supervising your project, complete the Directed Studies application form and submit it to the Undergraduate Office for approval and registration.

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Student directed seminars

Is there a subject you’re passionate about, but that isn’t offered at UBC? Why not propose your own course? Under the guidance of a faculty sponsor, you can take charge of your own learning experience in a small, self-directed group.

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