Introduction to Business Foundations

This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders On-Campus program for high school students ages 15–18.

Get a broad understanding of business by exploring important core functions: finance, accounting, marketing, human resources management and strategic decision-making.

By the end of the course, you’ll have a big picture understanding of the field of business, and how the different functions integrate to help with strategic decision-making. You’ll also come away with tools, skills and insights into what makes great companies thrive amidst heavy competition.

This course is ideal if you’re interested in business or economics.

CONOR TOPLEY, BCom, is an instructor at the UBC Sauder School of Business where he teaches courses on business fundamentals and career preparation. He brings with him a diverse background in sales, marketing and operations having worked for organizations that include Apple, PwC and Unilever.

Course Format

This course is held on the UBC Vancouver campus. You attend class in-person 9am–12pm, Monday through Friday. After lunch, you attend university preparation workshops and participate in group activities on campus from 1:30–3pm. 

You can also join the Virtual Student Lounge, hosted by our UBC Student Ambassadors. Meet other Future Global Leaders from across Canada and around the world.

To Register

After you add the course to your cart, you’re asked to complete your registration by creating a new account or logging in. If you are a parent, guardian or other adult registering for the first time on behalf of your student, please create the account in the name of the high school student attending UBC Future Global Leaders, not in your name.

To register, click “Open all” under Available Sessions, select the applicable Type under Fees / Tuition. You can pay a CAD$500 now or pay in full. Select “Scheduled Payment” if you wish to pay a CAD$500 deposit now and the balance later. We will automatically process the balance owing on May 13, 2022 for the Residence option and June 10, 2022 for the Commuter option. Do not select Scheduled Payment if you wish to pay in full now.

Click ADD TO CART. Once you have successfully added the items to your shopcart, click COMPLETE REGISTRATION to be directed to our online payment portal.

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