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Bachelor of Business in Real Estate

The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, through its Real Estate Division (RED), offers a post-diploma degree completion program that leads to the Bachelor of Business in Real Estate (B.B.R.E.). The program requires the completion of the Diploma in Urban Land Economics or equivalent plus additional real estate, general education, and business courses. The real estate courses are delivered by the RED, which is located in the Michael A. Goldberg Centre for Real Estate and Distance Education, while an agreement with Thompson Rivers University will enable students to obtain the required general education and business courses.

The Bachelor of Business in Real Estate is a part-time program, delivered by distance education methods. The program allows industry professionals to continue their careers while simultaneously advancing their formal education beyond the diploma level in order that they may prepare to meet the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly complex and dynamic industry. The curriculum has been developed in consultation with the real estate industry to ensure it meets the accreditation requirements of the various professional associations.

Visit the Real Estate Division for more information.


Admission to the program requires graduation from the Diploma in Urban Land Economics or equivalent with a grade point average of 2.0 (60%) or greater. Students will also be required to demonstrate proficiency in English skills, through the completion of 6 credits of university English courses, or other standards as outlined in English Language Admission Standard. The Faculty, through the RED, reserves the right to select students for the program from those who meet the general admission requirements of the University.

Academic Regulations

Students are subject to Faculty policies on advancement and examinations as outlined in the Bachelor of Commerce Academic Regulations. At least 50% (60 credits) of the coursework must be completed at UBC in order to receive a UBC credential. A passing grade of 60% is required for each course in the Bachelor of Business in Real Estate program.

Degree Requirements

Requirements for the B.B.R.E. (120 credits) include the following:

Bachelor of Business in Real Estate

General Education Requirements
First-year English6
Introductory Probability and Statistics3
Finite Mathematics3
Calculus for Business and Management Sciences3
Introductory Microeconomics or BUSI_V 10013
Introductory Macroeconomics or BUSI_V 10113
Total Credits21
General Business Courses 
Business and Technical Writing3
Business/Commercial Law3
Computer Applications in Business3
Organizational Behaviour3
Industrial Relations3
Introductory Finance3
Introductory Marketing3
Introductory Financial Accounting3
Introductory Managerial Accounting3
Business Statistics3
Managerial Economics3
Business Ethics3
Business Policy3
Total Credits39
Real Estate Courses 
BUSI_V 11113
BUSI_V 12113
BUSI_V 22123
BUSI_V 30013
BUSI_V 33013
BUSI_V 33113
BUSI_V 40023
BUSI_V 4013
BUSI_V 42533
Total Credits27
Plus at least 15 credits from the following specialty courses:
BUSI_V 35243
BUSI_V 43323
BUSI_V 44123
BUSI_V 4422,43
BUSI_V 44326
BUSI_V 44426
BUSI_V 44523
BUSI_V 44623
BUSI_V 45123
BUSI_V 4522,43
BUSI_V 46023
One of BUSI_V 398, BUSI_V 497, or BUSI_V 4994-6
GEOG_V 350 or URST_V 4003
Total Credits15
Unspecified Electives 
Plus at least 18 credits of elective courses, which can be General Education, General Business, or Real Estate Specialty/Elective Courses. 
Total Credits18
1 Required course for the Urban Land Economics Diploma.
2 Elective course for the Urban Land Economics Diploma.
3 Under development: an approved substitute, normally an additional Real Estate Specialty/Elective course, may be taken in lieu of BUSI_V 425 until it is available.
4 Credit will be granted for only one of BUSI_V 352 or both BUSI_V 442, 452.

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