Commerce Minor Application Form

  • Students wanting a foundation in business management are encouraged to consider the Minor in Commerce. Enrolment in this program is strictly limited. 

    For an application to be considered, the student must be eligible for at least second-year standing in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems with an average of at least 60% in the previous year. Meeting the stated minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the Minor.

    Due to the fixed scheduling requirements of the Dietetics Major, it is typically not possible for students in this major to do a commerce minor.

    Applicants must have successfully completed one of MATH 100, 102, 104, 110, 120, 180, or 184 and both of ECON 310 and 311 (or 101 and 102).

    The program will consist of COMM 329 (3), COMM 457 (3), COMM 465 (3), COMM 473 (3), COMM 493 (3), and one of COMM 398 (3) or COMM 458 (3) for a total of 18 credits.

    Students who are comfortable with reduced face-to-face interaction, self-motivated and capable of self-regulated learning for much of the program of study within each course may consider Flexible Learning version of these courses. In these ‘Flex’ courses, 20-70% of time studying is spent online, in preparation or a smaller number of scheduled on-campus courses. This should help students reduce scheduling complexity.

    Upon successful completion of this program, the notation “Minor in Commerce” will be placed on the student’s transcript.

    **Before you submit the application, please ensure that you have met the academic standing and course requirements as stated within the UBC Calendar entry for the Minor in Commerce in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.**

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, rtf, pdf.

    Please state in a letter of intent of no more than 500 words your aspirations pertaining to completing a Minor in Commerce in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, including how the Minor in Commerce fits with your career goals.

    Please address your letter to the attention of LFS Student Services.

  • Applicants will be notified of their admission decision in early June.