Information Systems in Business Administration and Computing Science

If you want to study the intersection of computing skills and business administration in decision making, then you will be interested in this program. Study data communications, operating systems and database structures.

Overview

This joint major requires you to qualify for admission to the Beedie School of Business in addition to being accepted as a joint major in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

You may opt for a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) from the Faculty of Applied Sciences, or a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the Beedie School of Business. 

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Detailed admission requirements

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

Business

General requirements

  • English language requirements - click for details.
  • English 11
       (or Français langue première 11)
  • Language 11
       (includes beginner's language 11, American sign language 11 or 12, and language 12 courses)
  • Science 11
       (includes Biology 11, Chemistry 11, Earth Science 11, Forests 11, IB Environmental Systems 11, Principles of Physics 11 or a Science course at the Grade 12 level)
  • Foundations of Math 11 with a minimum grade of 60%
       (or Pre-Calculus 11/Foundations of Math 12/Pre-Calculus 12/Calculus 12 with a minimum grade of 60%)
  • English 12 with a minimum final blended grade of 60%
       (or First Peoples 12, or Français langue première 12 with a minimum final grade of 60%)
  • Graduate from high school

Program-specific requirements

English 12, Pre-Calculus 12, and two additional approved Grade 12 courses

Admission decisions for secondary students applying will be based on a combination of a student’s academic performance and an assessment of their supplemental application. For details, please see the Beedie School of Business website.

Approved grade 12 courses

BC First Nations Studies 12, Calculus 12, Comparative Civilization 12, Economics 12, English Literature 12, Foundations of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12, French 12 or français langue seconde 12, German 12, History 12, Japanese 12, Law 12, Mandarin 12, Philosophy 12 (4 cr), Punjabi 12, Social Justice 12, Spanish 12, Sustainable Resources 12.

Sciences: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geography 12, Geology 12, Physics 12.

IB/AP: All standard and higher level IB courses, and all AP courses, may be used in place of grade 12 courses.

Computing Science

General requirements

  • English language requirements - click for details.
  • English 11
       (or Français langue première 11)
  • Language 11
       (includes beginner's language 11, American sign language 11 or 12, and language 12 courses)
  • Science 11
       (includes Biology 11, Chemistry 11, Earth Science 11, Forests 11, IB Environmental Systems 11, Principles of Physics 11 or a Science course at the Grade 12 level)
  • Foundations of Math 11 with a minimum grade of 60%
       (or Pre-Calculus 11/Foundations of Math 12/Pre-Calculus 12/Calculus 12 with a minimum grade of 60%)
  • English 12 with a minimum final blended grade of 60%
       (or First Peoples 12, or Français langue première 12 with a minimum final grade of 60%)
  • Graduate from high school

Program-specific requirements

English 12, Pre-Calculus 12, one of Biology 12/Chemistry 12/Physics 12, and one additional approved Grade 12 course

Approved grade 12 courses

BC First Nations Studies 12, Calculus 12, Comparative Civilization 12, Economics 12, English Literature 12, Foundations of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12, French 12 or français langue seconde 12, German 12, History 12, Japanese 12, Law 12, Mandarin 12, Philosophy 12 (4 cr), Punjabi 12, Social Justice 12, Spanish 12, Sustainable Resources 12.

Sciences: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geography 12, Geology 12, Physics 12.

IB/AP: All standard and higher level IB courses, and all AP courses, may be used in place of grade 12 courses.

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
    • select from the drop-down list of programs:  Business or Business - 1st yr Surrey
  • For your second choice:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Applied Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BSC Computing Science
  • After you are accepted, speak to both program advisors about the  Joint Major program.

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. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Chief Technical Officer
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Game Developer
  • Interactive Media Developer
  • IT Project Manager 
  • Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Architect 
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer

Take a look at the occupations associated with this program at the Beedie School of Business Career Management Centre