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Business Minor

Admission Requirements

A specific number of seats will be allocated each year to the Business Minor program. Please refer to the admission requirements section.

Grade Requirements

In addition to normal university grade point average requirements, the Beedie School of Business requires a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for entry into all 300 and 400 division business courses.

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).

Letters of Permission

The Beedie School of Business does not normally approve letters of permission for students already enrolled at Simon Fraser University.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

BUS 200 - Business Fundamentals (3)

Explore the fundamentals of modern business and organizational management. Working with case studies, students will build upon the basics of revenue, profits, contribution and costs, as well as integrate advanced aspects of business models, innovation, competitive advantage, core competence, and strategic analysis. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D200 Sasha Ramnarine
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
E100 Tracy Yiu
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
BUS 233 - Introduction to Business Law and Ethics (3)

Provides students with the basic legal and ethical principles and frameworks that are necessary when one is operating within a business context. The design of the course combines components of two core courses in the undergraduate business program, namely, Commercial Law (BUS 393) and Business Ethics (BUS 303). Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for BUS 303 or BUS 393 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shafik Bhalloo
Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3150, 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 Richard Wong
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 TBD
D102 TBD
D103 TBD
D104 TBD
D105 TBD
D201 TBD
D202 TBD
D203 TBD
E100 Richard Wong
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 3003, 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
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D105 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D200 Anne Macdonald
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
D201 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D202 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D203 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
BUS 272 - Behaviour in Organizations (3)

Theories, concepts and issues in the field of organizational behaviour 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 William Scott
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D102 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D104 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D105 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
E100 Sam Thiara
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
E101 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E102 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E103 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E104 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E105 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SWH 10075, 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 Junjie Liu
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D104 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D105 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D106 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D107 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D108 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D109 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D110 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D111 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D112 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYE 2016, Surrey
SRYE 2016, Surrey

and one of*

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 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D105 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D106 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D107 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D108 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D109 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D110 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D111 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D112 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D900 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYE 2016, Surrey
SRYE 2016, Surrey
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.

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 Nicky Didicher
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D102 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D103 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D104 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D105 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D106 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D107 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7105, 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.

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 Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Betty Schellenberg
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D901 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D902 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D903 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
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 Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
D200 Mo 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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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 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D104 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D105 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D106 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D107 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D108 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D109 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D110 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5015, 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. Students 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
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D103 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D104 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D105 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D106 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D107 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D108 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D109 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D110 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D111 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D112 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
PHIL 120W - Moral and Legal Problems (3)

A critical examination of a range of moral and legal issues we confront in our dealings with the state and our fellow human beings, such as: Is it wrong to break the law? Should pornography and recreational drugs be illegal? Do animals have rights? Is there a duty to admit immigrants? Are there duties to the world's poor? Are indigenous peoples owed reparations? 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
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D103 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D104 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D105 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D106 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D107 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D108 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D109 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D110 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D111 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D112 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 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 Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education

* 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.

Upper Division Requirements

Core Courses

Students must complete all core courses with a minimum C- grade.

At least 16 upper division BUS units** are required including all of the following core courses

BUS 311 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting and Financial Management (4)

Builds on fundamental concepts introduced in financial accounting and examines a variety of tools and techniques used by managers to operate a business. Introduces the principles, concepts, and techniques of financial management, with an emphasis on financial managers, financial markets, and investment decisions. Prerequisite: This course is only open to students admitted to the Business Administration Minor between Fall 2012 - Summer 2016 and who have credit for BUS 251 and 45 units, OR to students admitted to the Business Administration Minor Fall 2016 - onwards and who have credit for BUS 251, 45 units, and corequisite BUS 200.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Steve Gibson
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
BUS 340 - International Business Strategy (4)

Identifies how Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) formulate strategies and what organizational capabilities are needed to support these strategies in order to produce international competitive advantages. Students will study the criteria for assessing strategic and organizational capabilities of MNEs to determine solutions for increasing organizational performance. Prerequisite: This course is only open to students admitted to the Business Administration Minor between Fall 2012 - Summer 2016 and who have 45 units, OR to students admitted to the Business Administration Minor Fall 2016 - onwards and who have 45 units, and corequisite BUS 200.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rui Jorge Basto da Silva
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
BUS 341 - Fundamentals of Marketing (4)

Provides an introduction to the field and practice of marketing. Takes an expansive approach and addresses how people, ideas, organizations, and places, as well as more conventional products/services, are marketed. The course goes beyond theory and challenges students to apply these concepts to real world situations. Prerequisite: This course is only open to students admitted to the Business Administration Minor between Fall 2012 - Summer 2016 and who have 45 units, OR to students admitted to the Business Administration Minor Fall 2016 - onwards and who have 45 units, and corequisite BUS 200. Students with credit for BUS 343 may not take BUS 341 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael MacDougall
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
BUS 401 - Developing Organizational Opportunities (4)

Organizational opportunities exist in social and commercial contexts at organizational and individual levels. Through intensive experiential learning, students will experience firsthand the challenges involved in the discovery, evaluation and implementation of activating opportunities. Prerequisite: BUS 311 (or BUS 254 and BUS 312), BUS 340, BUS 341, and 60 units. The course is only open to students in the Business Minor program.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael MacDougall
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby

** A minimum of eight upper division units used toward the minor must have been completed at Simon Fraser University.