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 resources 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.

Expected Effort
In addition to the live virtual classes and office hours, you can expect to spend 1-2 hours per week reading, researching and participating in discussion boards.

Technology Requirements
To take this course, you’ll need access to:

  • an email account
  • a computer, laptop or tablet under five years old using Windows or macOS
  • the latest version of a web browser (or previous major version release)
  • a reliable internet connection
  • a video camera and microphone.

One business day before the start of your course, we’ll email you step-by-step instructions for accessing your course.

Course Format

This course is 100% online and instructor-supported with real-time classes, and virtual drop-in office hours during the course. The real-time classes are not recorded.

Fall/Winter Term (September – December / January – April)
Attend live virtual classes once a week on Saturdays for two hours for ten weeks.
Summer Term (July and August)
Attend live virtual classes two hours a day from Monday to Friday for three weeks. 

All class times are in the Pacific Time Zone (Vancouver, BC, Canada).

Virtual Student Lounge
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.

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.

Available Sessions

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Jul 22, 2024-Aug 9, 2024 | Online | $875.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: SO201S24P
Offered: On Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Jul 22, 2024-Aug 9, 2024
15 sessions
5:00 PM-7:00 PM Pacific Time


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$875.00 $43.75 $918.75