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BCom Combined Major in Business and Computer Science

Information Technology has become an integral component of every successful enterprise. The BCom Combined Major in Business and Computer Science (specialization code BUCS) will give you the technical background and understanding to apply IT solutions in a business context and use them to develop opportunities for growth.

In each year of study, you'll take a combination of core Commerce and Computer Science courses. 

 Year 1

Course No. Course Name Credits
COMM 1011 Business Fundamentals  3 credits 
COMM 292 Management and Organizational Behaviour 3 credits
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
MATH 104/1842
Differential Calculus with Applications to Commerce and Social Sciences 3/4 credits
MATH 1053

Integral Calculus with Applications to Commerce and Social Sciences  3 credits
ENGL 1124
Strategies for University Writing 3 credits
CPSC 110 Computation, Programs, and Programming 4 credits
CPSC 121 Models of Computation 4 credits
Electives Elective requirements 3 credits
Total Credits 32/33 credits
1 If you are transferring to Year 2 or 3 of the BCom program, you are not required to take COMM 101. In lieu of these credits, you will take 3 credits of Commerce or non-Commerce electives at any level.
2 If you are entering Year 1 with no previous background in calculus, you must take MATH 184. Acceptable equivalents to Math 104/184 include MATH 100 or 180, 102, 110, 120 or the former 140.
3 Acceptable equivalents to Math 105 include MATH 101 and 103.
4 You must attain a minimum of 60% or a 'C' in your first year English course.

 Year 2

Course No. Course Name Credits
COMM 202 Career Fundamentals 1 credit
COMM 205
Introduction to Management Information Systems
3 credits
COMM 290 Introduction to Quantitative Decision Analysis 3 credits
COMM 291 Application of Statistics in Business 3 credits
COMM 293 Financial Accounting 3 credits
COMM 294 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
COMM 2951 Managerial Economics 3 credits
COMM 298 Introduction to Finance 3 credits
CPSC 210 Software Construction 4 credits
CPSC 213 Introduction to Computer Systems 4 credits
CPSC 221 Basic Algorithms & Data Structures 4 credits
Total Credits 34 credits
1 You may take ECON 301 and ECON 303 (both must be completed) instead of COMM 295 to fulfill this requirement. Three of the 6 credits will apply to your non-Commerce electives requirement.

 Year 3

Course No. Course Name Credits
COMM 203
Managing the Employee Relationship
 
3 credits
COMM 296 Introduction to Marketing 3 credits
COMM 3901 Business Writing 3 credits
One of:
COMM 204

COMM 393

Logistics and Operations Management
Commercial Law

3 credits

3 credits
COMM 394 Government and Business 3 credits
COMM 438 Management of Information Systems 3 credits
CPSC 304 Introduction to Relational Databases 3 credits
CPSC 310 Introduction of Software Engineering 4 credits
One of:
CPSC 313

CPSC 317
CPSC 319
CPSC 322

CPSC 344

Computer Hardware & Operating Systems
Internet Computing
Software Engineering
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Introduction to Human Computer Interaction Methods

3 credits

3 credits
4 credits
3 credits

3 credits
CPSC 320 Intermediate Algorithm Design & Analysis 3 credits
Total Credits 31/32 credits
1 You must attain a minimum of 60% or a 'C' in your Business Writing course.

 Year 4

Course No. Course Name Credits
COMM 395 Business Communications 3 credits
One of:1
COMM 204

COMM 393

Logistics and Operations Management
Commercial Law

3 credits

3 credits
COMM 335 Information Systems Technology & Development 3 credits
COMM 436 Information Systems Analysis & Design 3 credits
One of:
COMM 336
COMM 435

COMM 439
COMM 456

COMM 4662
COMM 486N


Introduction to e-Business
Developing e-Business Applications
Business Telecommunications
Information Technology, Risks, Protection, & Audit
New Venture Design
CIO Strategies
 
3 credits
3 credits

3 credits
3 credits

6 credits
3 credits
One of:
COMM 491
COMM 492
COMM 497
COMM 498
COMM 486M

Strategic Management
Management Simulation
New Enterprise Development
International Business
Strategy and Integrated Decision Making
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits from CPSC 300-level or above  3 credits
6 credits from CPSC 400-level or above 6 credits
Electives Elective requirements 3 credits
Total Credits 30 credits
1 Choose course not taken in Year 3.
2 As COMM 466 is a 6 credit course, the additional 3 credits may be applied toward general elective requirements, or the COMM 49x requirement (3 credits equivalent to COMM 497).

Complete the UBC online application. Once you're admitted to the BCom program, you'll receive additional information regarding the selection process for the Combined Major.