You are here

Business

Columbia College offers a wide range of business courses, including accounting, corporate finance, management science, marketing, statistics, and organizational behavior. Students may take 24 - 47 credits (one year) or 48 - 60 plus credits (two years) of Business Program courses before transferring to a university Business or Commerce degree program at the second or third year level.

Columbia College (CC) University Transfer (UT) students intending to major in Business at the University of British Columbia (UBC) can transfer between 24 and 60 credits, making them eligible for either 2nd year (minimum 24 credits) or 3rd year (minimum 49 credits) studies at UBC’s Sauder School of Business.


CC students seeking admission to 2nd year Business at UBC need at least 24 CC credits and are advised to take the following courses:

CC Courses Credits UBC Equivalent Courses
ENGL 100 or 101 3 ENGL 112
*ENGL 108, 110, 121, or 131 3 Various English Courses
ECON 103 and 105 6 ECON 101 and 102
MATH 111 3 MATH 104
Various Elective Courses (can include 2nd year BUSN courses), but non-commerce courses are recommended 9 - 12 (minimum) Various Elective Courses

*Two English courses satisfy UBC's English Language Admissions Standard (ELAS), but an external test (eg, IELTS or TOEFL) can alternatively be used to satisfy ELAS, as long as the required test score is received by March 15th of the year for which admissions is taught.


CC students seeking admission to 3rd year Business at UBC need at least 49 CC credits and are advised to take the following additional courses:

CC Courses Credits UBC Equivalents Courses
All 3 of:    
BUSN 272 3 COMM 292
BUSN 290 3 COMM 290
BUSN 291 4 COMM 291
At least 4 of the following:    
ACCT 251 3 COMM 293
ACCT 254 3 COMM 294
BUSN 250 3 COMM 296
BUSN 298 3 COMM 298
CSCI 237 3 COMM 205
ECON 207 3 COMM 295

At least one non-commerce elective (minimum 5 non-commerce electives required for 3rd year)

UBC also requires submission of a personal profile, and applicants must participate in a video interview


CC students seeking admission to the Business Program at Simon Fraser University (SFU) are required to take the following courses.  Although students may take more courses, GPA for entrance to the Business Program at SFU as of Sept 2017 is based on the first eight courses below:

CC Courses Credits Equivalent Courses
One of ENGL 100, 101*, 108, 110, 121, 131, PHIL 101, 102, or 113 3 Various ENGL & PHIL courses
ECON 103 and 105 6 ECON 103 and 105
MATH 111 3 MATH 157
BUSN 291 (4 credits) 4 BUEC 232
CSCI 237 3 BUSN 237
ACCT 251 3 BUSN 251
BUSN 272 3 BUSN 272
ECON 207 (may be taken at SFU) 3 BUSN 207
ACCT 254 (may be taken at SFU) 3 BUSN 254

 *ENGL 101 is strongly recommended as it satisfies SFU’s lower level writing (W) requirement for graduation.


CC students seeking admission to the Pre-Commerce Program at the University of Victoria (UVIC) are advised to take a minimum of 30 credits from the following courses:

CC Courses Credits UVIC Equivalent Courses
One of ENGL 100, 101 and one of 108, 110, 121, 131. 6 ENGL 135 and other ENGL courses
ECON 103 3 ECON 103
Two of MATH 111, 112 or BUSN 290, BUSN 291 6 Various Math/Stats courses 
BUSN 291 4

Various Math/Stats courses

Recommended Electives:
ECON 105 3 ECON 104
ECON 207 3 ECON 205
PHIL 113 3 PHIL 201
PSYC 240 3 PSYC 231
SOCI 110 3 SOCI 100A

NOTE: Students are advised not to take Columbia College's 2nd-year business courses, as UVIC requires that these courses be taken in year 3 at UVIC.