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UBC Bachelor of Commerce Dual Degree with Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong

This program offers qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to complete an intensive transpacific dual degree program and, in one course of study, earn both a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

Students in the Dual Degree Program complete their first and fourth years in Hong Kong and their second and third years of study at the Point Grey (Vancouver) campus of UBC. At the conclusion of their studies students will earn both a University of Hong Kong Bachelor of Business Administration and a UBC Bachelor of Commerce.

Equivalent in number of credits to close to five years of study, this program option is earned in four years through intensive study and scheduling.


Individuals interested in pursuing this program must apply for admission to the UBC Bachelor of Commerce, and where prompted, select the Dual Degree with the University of Hong Kong option. Acceptance into the program will be determined by a HKU–UBC Sauder Dual Degree Admissions Committee. Applicants to the program must meet the approved admission requirements in place at each institution and program including evidence of academic achievement and intellectual readiness. An interview may be required. The Dual Degree program is not open to students with a previous degree. Successful students are admitted simultaneously to the UBC Bachelor of Commerce and the HKU Bachelor of Business Administration.

Applicants who are unsuccessful in their admission to the Dual Degree program will automatically be considered for admission to the UBC Bachelor of Commerce degree program. Applicants wishing to be considered for admission to the University of Hong Kong (and not UBC), a separate application is required; please contact University of Hong Kong directly. For more information please see the Dual Degree program website.

Students in the Dual Degree program will be registered at both HKU and UBC simultaneously and must fulfill the applicable registration and tuition requirements throughout their program.

Students must meet each institution’s continuation requirements. However, only those credits administered by the specific institution will apply towards that institution’s continuation policies.


Degree Requirements

In order to receive both degrees students must ensure the individual program requirements for each institution’s specific degree are fulfilled. Each institution manages its own degree requirements.

For the Dual Degree program students are required to complete a minimum of 145 credits. The credits administered by UBC include the credits required by the B.Com. core and the credits specified by the program option. To view the complete set of requirements of the program, please refer to the Dual Degree program website.


Students will graduate from each institution only when the program requirements from both programs are completed. Students may attend the convocation ceremonies of each institution. The student will receive two parchments:

  1. UBC, Bachelor of Commerce; and,
  2. University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Business Administration

For further information on the Dual Degree program, including information on applying, please see the Dual Degree program website.

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