Business

Do you want a flexible BBA program? Choose from multiple concentrations and participate in extra-curricular opportunities while completing your degree.

CONCENTRATIONS

Accounting (Burnaby campus only)

Do you want to identify, measure and communicate economic information to people both inside and outside a business or institution, such as CEOs and investors? Take accounting courses as core requirements of the degree program, along with additional accounting courses as auditing and accounting theory.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Surrey campus only)

Entrepreneurs take their vision for a business, turn that into a business plan and make it grow. You’ll take courses in Innovation, Project Management, New Product Development and Design, and more. This program gives you the tools to build a new business and understand innovation in a rapidly changing environment.

Finance (Burnaby campus only)

Find out about different kinds of investments, in both personal and corporate contexts. You’ll learn about investments, financial management, markets and institutions. A finance background will aid you in the financial services sector, a significant component of the economy.

Human Resource Management (Burnaby campus only)

This concentration is about understanding, predicting and managing behaviour in organizations, from recruitment and training to organizational systems and leadership. You can go on to entry-level positions in human resource management and consulting firms.

International Business (Burnaby campus only)

This concentration deals with helping firms successfully compete in the global arena. You’ll explore the international systems that will help you understand how international businesses operate efficiently and effectively.

Management Information Systems (Burnaby campus only)

MIS studies people, information, technology and strategy to make organizations more effective and efficient. You’ll focus on team management, information systems, and using technology for new business solutions. This could lead to a future in business analysis and managing change through projects.

Marketing (Burnaby campus only)

Do you want to learn how to present the best face of a company to its customers? You’ll learn how to present the face of the company to its customers, and how to bring the voice of the customer to the company. Coursework includes areas such as consumer behavior and market research.

Operations Management (Burnaby campus only)

This concentration focuses on using quantitative methods to solve management problems. You’ll study a wide variety of quantitative models and how to use these to solve real problems. After graduation, you might design better security systems, store layouts, or solve other problems.

Strategic Analysis

Build strong analytical, critical thinking, and decision-making skills necessary in complex organizational contexts to pursue a career in Strategic Management. We recommend students combine this with a second concentration.

*Please note: students declare concentrations after admission to the BBA program.

Overview

The Business major program is in the Beedie School of Business. (The program is also available as a minor.)

During the course of your BBA program, you will choose to specialize in at least one of nine concentrations (Accounting, Innovation and Entrepreneurship , Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management Information Systems,  Marketing, Operations Management, or Strategic Analysis).

Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration

Major program description
Minor program description

Admission requirements for Business

Students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12: see program-specific requirements for the Beedie School of Business. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU, for your first choice:
    • Select from the drop-down list of faculties: Beedie School of Business or Beedie School of Business - 1st Year Surrey.
      For your second choice:
    • Please review programs/faculty specific admission requirements and choose a different faculty as your second choice.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Take a look at the occupations traditionally associated with this program at the Beedie School of Business Career Management Centre.