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.
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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.
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.
Requirements for the B.B.R.E. (120 credits) include the following:
Bachelor of Business in Real Estate
|General Education Requirements|
|Introductory Probability and Statistics||3|
|Calculus for Business and Management Sciences||3|
|Introductory Microeconomics or BUSI 1001||3|
|Introductory Macroeconomics or BUSI 1011||3|
|General Business Courses|
|Business and Technical Writing||3|
|Computer Applications in Business||3|
|Introductory Financial Accounting||3|
|Introductory Managerial Accounting||3|
|Real Estate Courses|
|Plus at least 15 credits from the following specialty courses:|
|One of BUSI 398, BUSI 497, or BUSI 499||4 - 6|
|GEOG 350 or URST 400||3|
|Plus at least 18 credits of elective courses, which can be General Education, General Business, or Real Estate Speciality/Elective Courses.|
|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 425 until it is available.|
|4 Credit will be granted for only one of BUSI 352 or both BUSI 442, 452.|