Business programs, in general, have a lot of math. In fact, your first two years are almost entirely math. If you want to be successful in the econ courses, which are required for your first two yeasr of business, a basic understanding of calculus is also a must.
Biology, physics, and chemistry will not help you in any way in business....well maybe the physics, but only because it involves a lot of math and calculus.
Here's the program outline for UBC Commerce:
Economics is almost entirely graphs and math. Any sort of accounting, finance, economics, calculus, or statistics course is going to be very heavy on math.
Just wanted to modify your statement a little. Economics at UBC for the first two years isn't math intensive (unless you take Game Theory which is a course I hated with passion), the courses are more conceptual which is the reason why I'm still taking ECON even though my math is as bad as it can get. However, having said that, take calculus in high school
, it will help once you take first year calculus and start enrolling in third year ECON courses. I don't know much about Sauder but I've heard the first couple of years only require basic high school math.
And what's with all the hate on SFU coming from their own students? I thought that was UBC's job
I have plenty of friends in SFU and they're totally fine with the school. I actually have a couple of friends that got accepted into UBC but went to SFU because of their well known Kinesiology program. Lastly, the college route will save you a lot of money, that's definitely true, just make sure your credits from college will smoothly transfer over.
Edited by KoreanHockeyFan, 04 February 2013 - 06:45 PM.