Introduction to Business Foundations

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

Do you aspire to work for one of the world’s great companies but unsure where to start? This course gives you skills, ideas and insights into what makes great companies thrive amidst heavy competition.

Get a broad introduction to business by studying and illustrating the importance of core business functions, including finance, accounting, marketing and human resource management. By the end of the course, you’ll have a big picture understanding of business, and how core functions integrate to help with strategic decision making.

If you’re interested in pursuing a degree in business, this course is the perfect fit.

Course Format

During the course, from Monday to Friday, you’re online for two hours a day attending a live, virtual class. You can log on from wherever you are. Class times are in the Pacific Time Zone (Vancouver, BC, Canada) and vary by session.

In addition to the live virtual classes, you can expect to spend 4–5 hours per week reading, researching and participating in discussion boards.

All UBC Future Global Leaders students have access to the online Virtual Student Lounge where they can hang out and develop friendships with students from across Canada and around the world.

Learning Technology
We use Canvas, an intuitive and easy-to-use web-based learning application. You will receive instructions to access this application two business days before your first class.

UBC Extended Learning suggests that you have the following technology and expertise in order to keep up with the program and complete assignments online:

  • access to a computer using Windows or Mac OS
  • a reliable internet connection. a computer operating system that meets the following minimum specifications:
    • Windows XP SP2 Home/Pro
    • Mac OS X 10.4

You can also use your IOS or Android mobile device by downloading the Canvas App in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

After you register, you are directed to create an account. If you are a parent, guardian or other adult registering, please create the account in the name of the high school student attending UBC Future Global Leaders, not in your name.

Available Sessions

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Jul 5, 2021-Jul 25, 2021 | Online | $850.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: SO201S21O
Offered: On Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Jul 5, 2021-Jul 25, 2021
7:00 PM-9:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor: Conor Topley


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$850.00 $42.50 $892.50
We are sorry, but this course is currently full.
Jul 26, 2021-Aug 15, 2021 | Online | $850.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: SO201S21P
Offered: On Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Jul 26, 2021-Aug 15, 2021
9:00 AM-11:00 AM Pacific Time

1nstructor: Conor Topley


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$850.00 $42.50 $892.50
We are sorry, but this course is currently full.