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Business and Psychology Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Business Administration

Students may opt for a degree from either the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, or from the Beedie School of Business. Faculty requirements will be governed by the faculty from which the student chooses to complete a degree.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements - Beedie School of Business

Internal transfer (Category 3 or 4) applicants should apply to Beedie by submitting a supplemental application form in the term in which their 45th unit will be completed (including lower division requirements, except BUS 217W and BUS 254) and meeting a minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business course grade point average in order to be eligible for enrollment in upper division coursework. Students will need to complete BUS 336 (min C-) in their first term in Beedie in order to obtain a waiver for PSYC 320, which is required for admission to the Psychology portion of the joint major. The supplemental application can be found on Beedie's website. Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply. Unsuccessful candidates may appeal through the faculty admissions appeals committee.

Application Deadlines

Visit http://beedie.sfu.ca/bba/apply for application deadlines.

Admission Requirements - Psychology

To be admitted to the Psychology portion of this program, students must complete

  • PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I (3)
  • PSYC 102 - Introduction to Psychology II (3)
  • PSYC 201W - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (4) with a grade of C (2.0) or better

and complete

  • [PSYC 210 - Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4) or
  • BUEC 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)] and 
  • BUS 336 - Data and Decisions II (4) with a grade of C- (1.67) or better

Course Selection

Students should complete PSYC 100, 102 and 201 as soon as possible to gain better access to upper division PSYC courses. Students who plan a major in psychology should also complete PSYC 210. Students who have completed BUEC 232 and BUS 336 with grades of C -or better are eligible for a waiver of PSYC 210.

The Psychology Department strongly recommends that students do not leave any of these required courses to the end of their degree. If a student is unable to obtain the required grade in PSYC 201, he or she will not be able to graduate with a major in psychology.

To enrol in psychology courses, students are required to meet the prerequisites or special instructions that may be stipulated for each. The listed prerequisites indicate the minimal background expected by instructors.

The Psychology Department reserves one hundred percent of all 300 and 400 division PSYC courses for approved psychology major, minor or honours students. Those who are not approved cannot enrol in these upper division courses until the open enrolment date.

Grade Requirements

In addition to normal university grade point average requirements, the Beedie School of Business requires a minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business course grade point average for entry into all 300 and 400 division business courses.

A minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business course grade point average is required for graduation from a Business major, joint major, or double degree program.

Regarding business requirements, for a course to be accepted as fulfilling a prerequisite, or for a lower division requirement, or for a core course to be accepted in a student’s program in business, a student must have obtained a minimum grade of C- (C minus).

Course Limit

For those pursuing the BBA credential, students with fewer than 60 units may enrol in a maximum of 16 units per term. Those with 60 or more may enrol in a maximum of 18 units.

Letters of Permission

The Beedie School of Business and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences do not normally approve letters of permission for students already enrolled at Simon Fraser University.

Program Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 120 units, as specified below.

Business Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

BUEC 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)

An introduction to business statistics with a heavy emphasis on applications and the use of EXCEL. Students will be required to use statistical applications to solve business problems. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with BUEC 232. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Flostrand
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
E100 Andrew Flostrand
Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
OP01
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP02
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP03
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04
Th 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP05
Tu 8:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP06
We 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP07
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP08
We 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
BUS 217W - Critical Thinking in Business (3)

Examine and review today's global economy through critical analysis of differing perspectives. Develop and improve critical thinking and communication skills appropriate to the business environment. Prerequisite: BUS 201 and 15 units; OR 45 units and corequisite: BUS 202; OR Business Administration joint major, joint honours, or double degree students with 45 units; OR Data Science majors with 15 units. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Leanne Smith-Barlow
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Sa 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D200 Zahra Ladha
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
D300 Zahra Ladha
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D400 Leanne Smith-Barlow
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Sa 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
WMC 3260, Burnaby
E100 Colleen Stevenson
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
E200 Marco Galvani
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
BUS 237 - Introduction to Business Technology Management (3)

Introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to make full use of business information systems. Demonstrates how information systems are used by organizations to improve productivity and create competitive advantage. Provides hands on training in productivity tools including Excel, Visio, Access and Web design tools. Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for BUS 337 and COMM 337 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chin Swee Seah
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D103
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D104
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D105
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D106
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E100 Ahmad Bisher
Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
E101
Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E102
Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E103
Tu 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E104
Tu 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
BUS 251 - Financial Accounting I (3)

An introduction to financial accounting, including accounting terminology, understanding financial statements, analysis of a business entity using financial statements. Includes also time value of money and a critical review of the conventional accounting system. Prerequisite: 12 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anne Macdonald
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D102
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D103
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D104
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D105
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D106
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D108
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D200 Anne Macdonald
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
D201
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D202
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
D203
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D204
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
BUS 254 - Managerial Accounting I (3)

Theory and methods of cost compilation for managerial planning, control and decision making; the use of budgets and analysis in planning and controlling operations, establishing supervisory and departmental responsibility, and various techniques of measuring results. Prerequisite: BUS 251; 15 units. Students with credit for BUS 324, BUS 328, or COMM 324 may not take BUS 254 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hwee Cheng Tan
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D102
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D103
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D104
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D105
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D106
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D107
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
E100 Hwee Cheng Tan
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
E101
Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
E102
Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
E103
Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
E104
Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
BUS 272 - Behavior in Organizations (3)

Theories, concepts and issues in the field of organizational behavior with an emphasis on individual and team processes. Core topics include employee motivation and performance, stress management, communication, work perceptions and attitudes, decision-making, team dynamics, employee involvement and conflict management. Prerequisite: 12 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Huenefeld
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D102
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D103
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D104
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D105
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D106
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D107
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D108
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
E100 Sam Thiara
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
E101
We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
E102
We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
E103
We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
E104
We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
E105
We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
E106
We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value, price and costs, factor analysis, productivity, labor organization, competition and monopoly, and the theory of the firm. Students with credit for ECON 200 cannot take ECON 103 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kristin Dust
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D102
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D103
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6136, Burnaby
D104
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D105
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D106
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D107
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D108
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D109
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D110
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D111
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D112
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning money and income, distribution, social accounts, public finance, international trade, comparative systems, and development and growth. Students with credit for ECON 205 cannot take ECON 105 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Junjie Liu
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D102
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D103
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D104
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D105
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D106
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D107
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D108
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D109
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D110
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D111
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D112
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey

and one of

MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Randall Pyke
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Tu, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
AQ 3005, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

MATH 154 - Calculus I for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 157 may not take MATH 154 for further credit. Quantitative.

MATH 157 - Calculus I for the Social Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in business or the social sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions and their application to business, economics, optimization and approximation methods; introduction to functions of several variables with emphasis on partial derivatives and extrema. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 154 may not take MATH 157 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Randall Pyke
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

and one of*

ENGL 111W - Literary Classics in English (3)

Examines literary “classics”, variously defined, apprehending them both on their own terms and within larger critical conversations. May incorporate the comparative study of work in related artistic fields and engage relevant media trends. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 101W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Antone Lanatà Minard
Mo, We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D101
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D102
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D103
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D104
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D105
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
ENGL 112W - Literature Now (3)

Introduces students to contemporary works of literature in English and/or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature. May focus on one or multiple genres. Includes attention to writing skills. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mary Ann Gillies
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D101
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D103
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D104
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D105
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
ENGL 113W - Literature and Performance (3)

Introduces students to plays and performance works created and adapted for the stage, and/or the performative dimensions of other literary forms. May be organized historically, generically or thematically. The course may also explore the links between literary and performance theory. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 103W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Nadine Flagel
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D901
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
D902
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D903
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
ENGL 114W - Language and Purpose (3)

Introduces students to the relationships between writing and purpose, between the features of texts and their meaning and effects. May focus on one or more literary or non-literary genres, including (but not limited to) essays, oratory, autobiography, poetry, and journalism. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 104W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
ENGL 115W - Literature and Culture (3)

An Introduction to the study of literature within the wider cultural field, with a focus on contemporary issues across genres and media. Students with credit for ENGL 105W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 199W - Writing to Persuade (3)

An introduction to reading and writing from a rhetorical perspective. The course treats reading and writing as activities that take place in particular circumstances and situations, in contrast to the traditional emphasis on decontextualized, formal features of texts. It prepares students for reading and writing challenges they are likely to encounter within and beyond the classroom. Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for ENGL 199 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
PHIL 100W - Knowledge and Reality (3)

An introduction to some of the central problems of philosophy. Topics to be discussed include the different theories of reality; the nature and sources of knowledge, truth, evidence, and reason; the justification of belief and knowledge about the universe. These topics and problems will be considered as they arise in the context of issues such as: relativism versus absolutism; the existence of God; personal identity; the nature of the mind and its relation to the body; free will and determinism; the possibility of moral knowledge. Open to all students. Students with credit for PHIL 100 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Martin Hahn
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D102
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D103
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D104
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D105
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D106
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D108
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D109
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D110
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D111
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D112
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D113
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
PHIL 105 - Critical Thinking (3)

An introduction to the evaluation of arguments as they are encountered in everyday life. The central aim will be to sharpen skills of reasoning and argumentation by understanding how arguments work and learning to distinguish those which actually prove what they set out to show from those which do not. Open to all students. Student with credit for PHIL XX1 may not take this course for further credit. Q/Breadth-Social Sci/Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lyle Crawford
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D102
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D103
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D104
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D105
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D106
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D107
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D110
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D111
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D112
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D113
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D114
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
PHIL 120W - Moral Problems (3)

A critical examination of a range of questions and problems we confront as moral agents, such as: the nature and scope of our moral responsibilities, the source of our moral and civil rights, and the role of moral emotions, like resentment, love and forgiveness. Students with credit for PHIL 120 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chelsea Rosenthal
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D102
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D103
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D104
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D105
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D106
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D107
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D108
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D111
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D112
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D113
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D114
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D115
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D116
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
WL 101W - Writing in World Literature (3)

Explores literary texts from diverse linguistic and cultural origins while introducing students to the fundamentals of comparative literary analysis and critical writing. May examine cross-cultural interactions, or compare texts thematically. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

WL 103W - Early World Literatures (3)

Introduces ways of comparing early world literatures across time and space. May explore fundamental themes such as love, heroism, or the underworld. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

WL 104W - Modern World Literatures (3)

Introduces ways of comparing modern world literatures across time and space. May explore topics such as revolution, technology, or existentialism. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mark Deggan
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D101 Mark Deggan
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D102 Mark Deggan
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby

It is recommended that students complete BUS 202 - Foundations for Collaborative Work Environments (3) in order to ensure they possess the foundational skills in communication and collaborating necessary for successful completion of upper division business coursework. Students wishing to register in BUS 202 should consult with an Undergraduate Academic Advisor in the Beedie School of Business. 

*Any one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified transfer units in English or in ENGL-Writing at the 100- or 200-level.

Core Courses

The Beedie School of Business core courses must be completed, as listed below. Students complete all of

BUS 303 - Business, Society and Ethics (3)

This course examines and reviews contemporary thinking on the changing role of business and business persons in the operations of society, particularly Canadian society. The course explores the changing legal, ethical and regulatory environments of business focusing on the critical alignments -- values, policies, technology and legal approaches -- between the modern organization and its broader public. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for BUS 103, COMM 103, or COMM 303 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Culham
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
D200 Michaela Lucas
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
D300 Daniel Hooley
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
E100 Daniel Hooley
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
BUS 312 - Introduction to Finance (4)

Role and function of financial managers, financial analysis, compound interest valuation and capital budgeting, management of current assets, introduction to financial instruments and institutions. Prerequisite: BUS 254 (or 324); 45 units. Recommended: BUS 207, ECON 201, or ECON 301. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ron Zitron
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D200 Ron Zitron
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
BUS 336 - Data and Decisions II (4)

This course is an extension of BUEC 232. It develops and applies the quantitative models that are most directly relevant to business decisions. Beginning with material on multiple regression and forecasting modeling, the course moves on to decision analysis, business simulation, quality control, and an introduction to optimization. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or 157; BUEC 232 or STAT 270; 45 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Flostrand
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D200 George Zhang
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
OP01
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP02
Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP03
We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04
Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
OP05
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
BUS 343 - Introduction to Marketing (3)

The environment of marketing; relation of social sciences to marketing; evaluation of marketing theory and research; assessment of demand, consumer behavior analysis; market institutions; method and mechanics of distribution in domestic, foreign and overseas markets; sales organization; advertising; new product development, publicity and promotion; marketing programs. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for COMM 343 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Pei-Shiuan Lin
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D102
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D103
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D104
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D105
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D106
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D107
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D108
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D109
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D200 Pei-Shiuan Lin
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3310, Surrey
D201
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3260, Surrey
D202
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3290, Surrey
D203
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
D204
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3260, Surrey
D205
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3290, Surrey
BUS 393 - Commercial Law (3)

Common law, equity, and statute law; contracts, agency, and negotiable instruments; partnership and corporation law; international commercial law. Prerequisite: 45 units. BUEC 391 is not to be taken concurrently with BUS 393. Students with credit for COMM 393 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robin Elliott
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D102
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D103
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D104
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D200 James Pflanz
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5240, Surrey
D201
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D202
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
D203
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D204
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
E100 Sasha Ramnarine
Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
E101
Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
E102
Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
E103
Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
E104
Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
BUS 478 - Strategy (3) ^

Integration of the various areas of business for the purpose of analysing and recommending strategies for planning and decision-making within the firm and a defined environment. Prerequisite: BUS 207 (or ECON 201 or ECON 301), BUS 312, 343, 360W and either BUS 374 or 381; 90 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Edward Bukszar
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D200 Edward Bukszar
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D300 Anthony Chan
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D400 Pek-Hooi Soh
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D500 Rui Jorge Basto da Silva
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5380, Surrey
E100 Matthew Martell
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
E200 Anthony Chan
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby

and one of

BUS 374 - Organization Theory (3)

This course will examine theories of organization which use the organization as a basic unit of analysis. It will show how the structure and internal processes of an organization are linked to and partially determined by forces in the external environment of the organization. Contextual factors such as the technology and corporate strategy of the organization will also be examined. Prerequisite: 45 units; BUS 272 (or 372).

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rajiv Kozhikode
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3154, Burnaby
BUS 381 - Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)

Subjects include human resource planning, job analysis and design, recruitment, employment equity, selection and placement, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, training and development, occupational health and safety, and industrial relations. For each subject an overview of current Canadian issues and practices is presented. Prerequisite: BUS 272 (or 372); 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robert Weston
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
E100 Robert Weston
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby

and successful completion of at least one 400 division BUS course worth a minimum of three units, chosen from the human resource management concentration listed under the Business Major program. Students may choose to complete one or more business concentrations by meeting the concentration requirements listed on the Business Major page of the calendar.

BUS 360W is recommended but not required. BUS 360W will be waived as a prerequisite for 400 division BUS courses for those in approved BUS joint programs. BUS 360W must be completed at Simon Fraser University in accordance with the WQB requirements.

^ To be completed at Simon Fraser University.

Psychology Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I (3)

Acquaints the student with the major issues in contemporary psychology and considers the historical antecedents. Special attention is given to questions of methodology and research design in psychology. Topics in physiological psychology, perception, learning and motivation are considered. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 George Alder
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
PSYC 102 - Introduction to Psychology II (3)

Acquaints the student with major issues in contemporary psychology and considers their historical antecedents. Topics in learning, cognition, social psychology and abnormal psychology are considered. Recommended: PSYC 100 is recommended but not required. Breadth-Social Sciences.

PSYC 201W - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (4) *

An introduction to the procedures used in psychological research, and to the logic underlying them. Topics include the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to research, the formulation of testable questions, the control of extraneous influences, the measurement of effects, and the drawing of valid conclusions from empirical evidence. Provides a background for senior psychology courses since it offers a basis for the critical evaluation and conduct of research. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or 102. Students with credit for PSYC 201 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
J100 Lesley Schimanski
Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 1600, Vancouver
J101
Th 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1350, Vancouver
J102
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1350, Vancouver
PSYC 210 - Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4) +

Covers basic descriptive and inferential techniques most appropriately applied to the various forms of data from psychological research. Prerequisite: PSYC 201W and BC high school Math 12 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or BC high school Math 11 with a minimum grade of B- (2.67) or any level MATH or STAT course with a C- (1.67) or FAN X99 taken at SFU with a minimum grade of C (2.00). Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Matthew Sigal
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
Mo, Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102
Mo, Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D103
Mo, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D104
Mo, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D105
Mo, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D106
Mo, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
PSYC 260 - Introduction to Social Psychology (3)

Examines methodology and content in social psychology. Topics include: attitudes and values; social perception and cognition; group behavior; social includence; prejudice, discrimination, and sexism; aggression; altruism, interpersonal attraction and interpersonal relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 102. Breadth-Social Sciences.

and one of

PSYC 221 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (3)

Introduction to the study of cognitive and perceptual processes. Topics include memory, perception, attention, language, mental imagery, creativity, judgment and decision-making, and an introduction to cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, dyslexia, aphasia and attention-deficit disorder. Prerequisite: PSYC 100.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
J100 Bertrand Sager
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
PSYC 241 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3)

Introduces students to the area of abnormal psychology. Topics include the definition and classification of pathological behavior, factors involved in the development of pathology, and evaluation of therapy outcome. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

PSYC 250 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3)

Considers the psychological and physical aspects of human development from conception through middle childhood. Topics include social, emotional, language, cognitive, perceptual and physical development. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

PSYC 268 - Introduction to Law and Psychology (3)

An introduction to the area of law and psychology. The role and influence of psychology in the legal system will be discussed. Topics include: social psychology and law, developmental psychology and law, juvenile justice, experimental psychology and law, mental disability and law. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
PSYC 280 - Introduction to Biological Psychology (3)

Surveys the major areas in biological psychology. Topics include the basics of neuroanatomy and nerve cell function, the behavioral and physiological effects of drugs and hormones in the nervous system, evolutionary perspectives on the brain and behavior, and the biopsychology of vision, the chemical senses, hearing, movement, biological rhythms, sex, and cognitive processes. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. Recommended: BISC 101. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Neil Watson
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 21 units in upper division psychology courses, including

PSYC 308 - History and Systems of Modern Psychology (3)

Examines the development of modern psychology from the founding of the first laboratories in the late 19th century to the present. The development and revisions of the major theoretical systems of psychology are examined from a comparative and critical perspective. Prerequisite: PSYC 201. Students with credit for PSYC 207 may not take this course for further credit.

No more than three of these units may be in directed studies. At least 11 upper division psychology units must be completed at Simon Fraser University.

Directed Studies Courses

PSYC 493 - Directed Studies (3)

Independent reading or research in topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 210, 60 units, a UDGPA of at least 3.0, and permission of the department.

PSYC 494 - Directed Studies (3)

Independent reading or research in topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 210, 60 units, a UDGPA of at least 3.0, and permission of the department.

PSYC 495 - Directed Studies (3)

Independent reading or research in topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 210, 60 units, a UDGPA of at least 3.0, and permission of the department.

Enrollment enables an individual or small group to work with a faculty member on a reading or research project of mutual interest.

The minimum requirement is an upper division GPA of at least 3.00, at least 60 units and department permission. Directed studies students complete an application form from the SFU Psychology website with the intended instructor.

* With a final course grade of C (2.0) or better.

+ May be substituted by the combination of BUEC 232 and BUS 336, both with grades of C- or better. For Psychology students, BUS 336 is only available after a student has been admitted to the Business portion of the joint major.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Business Career Passport Requirements

Business Career Passport (BCP) is a mandatory program for Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students to kick-start their career.

  • Students admitted to the BBA program for the Fall 2017 term onwards are required to complete the program within 12 months of the start of their program.
  • Students admitted to the BBA program from the Fall 2012 term to the Summer 2017 term are required to complete the program prior to graduation.

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Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.