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An option is a specialization of 12 to 18 course credits taken in Years 3 and 4 in a specific business subject area.
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If you are completing the Combined Major in Business and Computer Science (BUCS) program, your program curriculum does not allow for specialization in an option.
Eligibility requirements for BCom options
|Option||GPA cutoff1||Recommended Year 1 & 2 courses to prepare for Year 3 option requirements2|
|Accounting||68.0%3||COMM 190, COMM 191, COMM 293, COMM 294, COMM 295|
|Business Technology Management||no cutoff||COMM 205|
|Entrepreneurship||no cutoff||no specific requirements|
|Finance||76.0%4||COMM 190, COMM 293, COMM 295, COMM 2985, 6|
|General Business Management||no cutoff||no specific requirements|
|Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management||no cutoff, entry by application7||COMM 190, COMM 191, COMM 2048|
|Marketing||no cutoff||COMM 293, COMM 295, COMM 296|
|Operations and Logistics||no cutoff||COMM 204|
|Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources||no cutoff||COMM 192, COMM 203|
|Real Estate||no cutoff||COMM 295, COMM 298|
1 Your GPA is your Year 2 winter session average calculated using all courses taken from September to April. Note that UBC will be transitioning to a new student information system from the current Student Service Centre in 2024. It's expected that students will begin to use the new system for course registration starting in 2024W. In the new system, eligibility for the Finance and Accounting options will be determined by minimum grades in select courses rather than by Year 2 winter session average (i.e., Year 2 GPA).
2 As of 2022W: COMM 290 renumbered COMM 190; COMM 291 renumbered COMM 191; COMM 292 renumbered COMM 192. The newly numbered courses are equivalent to their predecessors.
3 Anticipated cut-off average for students entering Year 3 in the 2023W. Students starting Year 3 in 2024W or later will require a minimum grade of 60% in each of COMM 293 and COMM 294 to self-declare the Accounting option. Students who do not achieve mnimum grades in one or more of the required courses may still be considered for the option (see mybcom.sauder.ubc.ca/registering-your-option).
4 Anticipated cut-off average for students entering Year 3 in the 2023W. Students starting Year 3 in 2024W or later will require a minimum grade of 67% in each of COMM 190, COMM 191, COMM 293, COMM 294, COMM 295, and COMM 298 to self-declare the Finance option. Students who do not achieve minimum grades in one or more of the required courses may still be considered for the option (see mybcom.sauder.ubc.ca/registering-your-option).
5 You must complete all of COMM 190, COMM 293, COMM 295, and COMM 298 prior to or in Term 1 of Year 2 to be eligible to apply to the Early Start to the Finance option (all courses must be completed at UBC Sauder).
6 COMM 298 must be completed prior to starting the Finance option.
7 You must meet the eligibility requirements of Go Global for exchange.
8 You must complete COMM 204 in Year 2 or during the summer after Year 2 to be eligible for the Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management option.
An option is not equivalent to a major
As a BCom student, your program major is Commerce. Your option, also sometimes referred to as your specialization, will not appear on your degree certificate, but will be noted on your transcript.