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Business and Economics Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Business Administration

Students may opt for a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, or a Bachelor of Business Administration 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

Economics Admission Requirements

Program admission is limited. Entry is via a formal department application. Students may apply for admission to an economics program once 30 units have been completed, ECON 201 is completed with at least a C- grade, the minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is met and the ECON program GPA is met.

The economics department announces the minimum CGPA below which students will not normally be considered for admission to its programs.

Applications with appropriate documentation should be filed with the departmental advisor. Students who are not accepted upon initial application may reapply.

Continuation in Economics Program

To continue in an economics program, students must maintain a 2.0 CGPA.

Beedie School of Business Admission Requirements

Joint Major applicants should apply to Beedie through the internal transfer process, which is outlined here, after completing 30 units, including the eight lower division courses required for admission. Students must already be accepted to the Economics portion of the Joint Major or be eligible for admission that term.

Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply. Unsuccessful applicants are permitted to appeal.

Application Deadlines

Visit https://beedie.sfu.ca/programs/undergraduate/bba-major/how-to-apply for application deadlines.

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.

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 Administration does not normally approve letters of permission for students already enrolled at Simon Fraser University.

Program Requirements

Students complete 120 units, as specified below.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete one of

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 with a minimum grade of C- 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 Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
D200 Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D300 Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5100, Surrey
D400 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
D500 Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
D600 Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
E100 We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
E200 Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
ECON 220W - Communication in Economics (4)

Examine and review today's global economy through critical analysis of differing perspectives. Develop techniques and strategies for clear and effective written and oral communication of economic ideas. Improve critical and analytical thinking via the application of core principles to news stories or other economic data in writing and presentations. Prerequisite: ECON 201 with a minimum grade of C-, minimum 30 units and no more than 80 units. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sepideh Fotovatian
Thomas Vigie
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D101 Mo, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D102 Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D200 Sepideh Fotovatian
Thomas Vigie
Mo, We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
D201 Mo, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D202 Mo, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D300 Sepideh Fotovatian
Thomas Vigie
Mo, We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D301 Mo, We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D302 Mo, We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby

and all of

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 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D104 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D106 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D108 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D200 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D201 Tu 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D202 Tu 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
D203 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D204 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
E100 Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
E101 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E102 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E103 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E104 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E105 Th 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E106 Th 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2305, 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 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D102 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D103 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D104 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D105 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D106 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D107 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D108 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D200 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
D201 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D202 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D203 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D204 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
E100 We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
E101 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
E102 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E103 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E104 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
E105 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E106 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E107 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
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 with a minimum grade of C-; 15 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D102 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D103 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D104 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D105 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D106 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D200 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D201 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D202 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D203 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
E100 Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
E101 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
E102 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E103 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E104 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E105 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E106 Th 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
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 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D103 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D104 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D105 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D106 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D107 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D200 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
D201 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D202 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D203 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D204 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D300 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D301 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D302 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D303 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D304 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D305 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D306 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
E100 Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
E101 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
E102 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
E103 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E104 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
E105 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E106 Mo 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 3533, 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 Douglas Allen
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D104 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D105 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D106 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D108 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D109 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D110 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D112 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D113 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D115 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D116 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D117 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D118 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D119 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D120 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D121 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D122 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D200 Marie Rekkas
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D201 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D202 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D203 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D204 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D205 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D206 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D207 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D208 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D210 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D212 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D214 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D218 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D219 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D220 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D900 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 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 Dave Cox
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D102 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D103 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D104 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D105 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D106 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D107 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D109 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D110 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D112 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D114 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D118 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D119 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D120 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D200 Rabia Aziz
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D201 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D202 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D203 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D205 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D207 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D211 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D213 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D214 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D215 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D216 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D217 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D218 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D219 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D220 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D221 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D222 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D900 Vasyl Golovetskyy
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
ECON 201 - Microeconomic Theory I: Competitive Behavior (4)

Aspects of microeconomic theory involving competitive markets. Topics include the behavior of households and firms, partial equilibrium analysis of product and factor markets, and general equilibrium. Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 105, with a minimum grade of C-; MATH 157 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for ECON 301 may not complete this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Christoph Luelfesmann
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D103 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D104 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D105 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D106 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D107 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D108 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D109 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
D110 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D111 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D112 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D113 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D114 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
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 Stephen Choi
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D200 Sarah Nataj
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD

One additional 200 level ECON course

Students who earn a grade of A- or better at Simon Fraser University on their first attempt in ECON 201 are exempt from the requirement of one additional 200 division ECON course. These students should see Early Access to Upper Division Courses below for additional program information.

and one of

BUS 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, with a minimum grade of C-; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with BUS 232. Students with credit for BUEC 232 or ECON 233 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D200 Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
E100 Tu 6:00 PM – 9:50 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
E200 Th 6:00 PM – 9:50 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
OP06 We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
ECON 233 - Introduction to Economic Data and Statistics (4)

Introduces statistical methods, concepts and their application to economic data using both spreadsheets (e.g., Excel) and a specialized statistical programming language such as R. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with ECON 233. Students who have taken ECON 333 first may not then take this course for further credit. STAT 270 or BUS 232 will be accepted in lieu of this course.

STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

Basic laws of probability, sample distributions. Introduction to statistical inference and applications. Prerequisite: or Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158, with a minimum grade of C-. Students wishing an intuitive appreciation of a broad range of statistical strategies may wish to take STAT 100 first. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Derek Bingham
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D900 Wei Lin
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
SRYC 3310, Surrey
OL01 Tim Swartz
TBD
OP01 TBD
OP09 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.

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
B100 Mary Ann Gillies
TBD
B101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
B102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
B103 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
B104 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
B105 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
B106 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
B107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
B108 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
B109 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
B110 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
B111 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
B112 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
B113 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
B114 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
B115 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
B116 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
B117 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
B118 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
B200 TBD
B201 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3240, Surrey
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
D100 Ronda Arab
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D104 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D105 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D106 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D107 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D109 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D113 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D114 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
D115 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D116 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D118 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
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
D100 Alys Avalos Rivera
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D104 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D108 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D110 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D113 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D116 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D117 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Torsten Kehler
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D103 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D106 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D107 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D108 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D109 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D110 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D111 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D112 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D113 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D114 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
D115 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D116 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D118 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
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 Alys Avalos Rivera
Tu, Th 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D200 Daniel Dunford
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D300 Alys Avalos Rivera
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D301 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
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 Thomas Donaldson
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D101 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D102 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D103 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D104 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D105 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D106 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D107 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D108 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D109 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D110 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D111 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D112 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D113 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D114 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D115 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D116 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D900 Brian Thomas
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5100, Surrey
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 David Heide
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D103 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D104 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D105 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D106 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D107 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D108 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D109 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D110 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D111 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D112 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
PHIL 110 - Introduction to Logic and Reasoning (3)

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with fundamental techniques of correct reasoning. Special attention is given to the methods of logic in particular, and to their role in the discovery of truth not only within science and philosophy but within all forms of rational enquiry. Open to all students. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicolas Fillion
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D102 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D103 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D104 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D105 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D106 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D110 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D111 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D900 Simon Pollon
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3240, Surrey
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 Bruno Guindon
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D103 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D104 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D105 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D106 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D107 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D108 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D109 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D110 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D111 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D112 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D113 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D114 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D115 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D116 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D117 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D118 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
PHIL 150 - Great Works in the History of Philosophy (3)

A thematic survey of some classical texts in the history of Western philosophy, from late Antiquity to the 19th century, including by figures such as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, de Gournay, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Spinoza, Leibniz, du Châtelet, Hume, Astell, Wollstonecraft, Kant, Mill, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and others. Themes may include the nature of the human being, the role of God in philosophical thought, conceptions of the good life, and others. Open to all students. Students with credit for PHIL 151 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Simon Pollon
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3250, Surrey
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kenneth Seigneurie
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Maria Barraza
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
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.

WL 105W - World Literature Lab (3)

Incorporates academic and creative writing assignments through hands-on exploration of language, literacy, and literature across cultures. Includes translation exercises and writing workshops. Additional language fluency highly recommended but not required. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

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 collaboration 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.

Business Upper Division Requirements

Core Courses

Students complete at least 29 upper division units in BUS courses, including all of

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) with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Recommended: BUS 207, ECON 201, or ECON 301. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D200 Fr 12:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
BUS 336 - Data and Decisions II (4)

This course is an extension of BUS 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 MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; BUS 232, ECON 233, or STAT 270, with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D200 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D201 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
E100 Tu, Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
OP01 Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP02 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP03 Mo 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04 We 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
OP05 We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
OP06 Tu 8:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP07 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP08 Mo 6:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
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 behaviour 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 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D106 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D107 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D108 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D200 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
D201 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D202 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D203 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D204 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D205 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D206 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D207 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5060, 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 Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
D101 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D102 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D103 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D104 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D200 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D201 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D202 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D203 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D204 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D300 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D301 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D302 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D303 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D304 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D400 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
D401 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D402 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D403 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D404 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
E100 We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
E101 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
E102 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
E103 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
E104 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2523, 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, all with a minimum grade of C-; 90 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D200 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D300 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D400 Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
D500 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D600 Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D700 Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
E100 Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3510, 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) with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3181, 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) with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
E100 We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby

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.

Business 400 Division Requirement

Students complete two 400 division BUS courses, each worth a minimum of three units (excluding practicum courses and BUS 478).

^ To be completed at Simon Fraser University.

Areas of Concentration

Beyond the core course requirements listed above, students complete three courses within a single area of concentration, as shown below. Students may choose to complete one or more business concentrations by meeting the requirements listed.

Accounting

Admission to this concentration requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.70 or higher. Students may apply once they have completed their lower division requirements and have either completed or enrolled in BUS 320. Students must have a minimum grade of C+ in BUS 320 before they are admitted to the concentration and BUS 320 may be repeated once for admission. Only students admitted to this concentration will be permitted to enroll in upper division (300- and 400-level) accounting courses required for this concentration (with the exception of BUS 320).

Students must complete all* of

BUS 320 - Financial Accounting: Assets (3)

In-depth coverage of the accounting methods, problems and limitations associated with assets. Alternative valuation bases will be emphasized and illustrated together with the impact on income. Integration of theory and practice in relation to the treatment of assets. Prerequisite: BUS 254 with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Students with credit for COMM 320 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
D200 Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
BUS 321 - Financial Accounting: Equities (3)

In-depth coverage of accounting, methods, problems, and limitations, associated with liabilities and owners' equity. Prerequisite: BUS 320 with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Students with credit for COMM 321 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
E100 Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
BUS 322 - Intermediate Managerial Accounting (3)

In-depth examination of important managerial accounting topics introduced in BUS 254 (e.g., transfer pricing, variance analysis) and more advanced topics (e.g., decision making under uncertainty, the value of information), focusing on providing the tools and techniques needed for the generation, analysis and dissemination of management accounting information necessary for making strategic business decisions. The course will also introduce and develop the case approach in order to prepare students for BUS 424. Prerequisite: BUS 254 with a minimum grade of C-, 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
E100 Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 4150, Burnaby
BUS 421 - Accounting Theory (3)

Consideration of methods by which accounting theory is developed and examination of specific models including historical costs, replacement costs, resale price and price level adjustment models. Prerequisite: BUS 207 (or ECON 201 or ECON 301), BUS 321, BUS 360W, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
D200 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby

At least two* of

BUS 420 - Advanced Accounting (3)

In-depth coverage of advanced accounting topics, specifically issues relating to business combinations and foreign currency. An introduction to the unique aspects and issues of accounting for not-for-profit organizations will be provided. Consideration is also given to the interpretation and analysis of financial statements. Prerequisite: BUS 321, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
E100 We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
BUS 424 - Advanced Managerial Accounting (3)

Process costing; joint and by-product costing; inventory planning and control; cost accounting and statistical methods, relationship to operations research. Prerequisite: BUS 322 or 319, 336, 360W, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
E100 Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
BUS 426 - Auditing and Assurance: Concepts and Methods (3)

A study of the conceptual foundations and the nature and purpose of the external audit function. The course will also discuss some of the more recent developments in auditing such as comprehensive auditing, computer auditing, and the use of statistical methodology in auditing. Prerequisite: BUS 321, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D200 Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
BUS 428 - Forensic Accounting and Data Analytics (3)

This course combines forensic accounting with data analytics. Students explore common fraud schemes, and learn how to identify and investigate them. Students then apply data analytic methods to explore fraud in an accounting case, and communicate their findings to practicing forensic accountants who provide real-world guidance and feedback. Prerequisite: BUS 321, BUS 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 490 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (1) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 491 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (2) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 492 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 493 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 494 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 495 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (4) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 496 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (5) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

* Must be completed at SFU.

** When offered as a selected topics course in Accounting.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

For this concentration, students complete all of

BUS 314 - Resourcing New Ventures (3)

Start-up and early-stage ventures have particular financial challenges associated with the uncertain and unproven nature of the project. This course analyzes how entrepreneurs and their financial backers can spot, create and manage value. Topics covered include opportunity recognition, cash flow forecasting, valuation methodologies, financial contracts, and careful negotiations. Various sources are considered for start-up capital (private debt, angel financiers, venture capitalists, development banks), and different strategies are considered for harvesting or exiting (initial public offerings, merger, acquisition, leveraged buy-out, shut down) a venture. Prerequisite: BUS 238 or BUS 254, with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5080, Surrey
BUS 338 - Foundations of Innovation (3)

An introduction to the theory and practice of the management of technological innovation. The external environment for technological innovation is examined through investigation of national and regional systems of innovation. The internal firm capabilities for creating and sustaining innovative firms are explored in detail, from the creation of ideas through to the commercialization of new products and services. Proficiency is gained in identifying sources of innovative value, implementing processes to capture it, and creating strategies for commercialization. Prerequisite: BUS 238 or BUS 254, with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
BUS 361 - Project Management (3)

Introduction to the hard and soft skills of project management. Management software and techniques such as work breakdown, estimation, budgeting and status reporting are used. Applies structured processes and develops team-based skills and knowledge. Assumes no prior computing or technical knowledge. Prerequisite: 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4150, Burnaby
D200 Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
BUS 477 - Startup Experience (4)

This experiential course will expose students to the planning and development process of creating a startup. Emphasis is placed on integrating and applying all of the foundational skills acquired in previous entrepreneurship and innovation classes in a real world setting. Prerequisite: BUS 338, BUS 360W (or another upper division Writing (W) course), both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Recommended: BUS 314, BUS 361.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 12:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5080, Surrey

and one of

BUS 339 - Make Change Studio II - Iteration and Prototyping (4)

Students work in small teams to rapidly and repeatedly conceive a new business, produce its first prototype product or service and test that product or service with potential business customers. Through several such iterations, students learn practical business planning, the importance of people, context and technology and effective teamwork skills. Prerequisite: BUS 238, IAT 330, both with a minimum grade of C-, 45 units; or permission from the instructor.

BUS 406 - Startup Accelerator (3)

Entrepreneurial ideas undergo a transition from being a concept within a classroom to being able to survive as a commercially viable enterprise. Intensive coaching and mentoring through sector-specific mentors and organizations will provide students with experience in market validation, pitching and business planning as ventures move to incubators, accelerators, or sustainable operations. Prerequisite: Instructor permission; 60 units; BUS 360W (or successful completion of an upper division Writing (W) course) with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for a Selected Topics in Business Administration, when offered as New Venture Accelerator, may not complete this course for further credit.

BUS 443 - New Product Development and Design (3)

Understand how to develop and launch new products that will be successful with customers. Students will learn to: identify product/service opportunities; generate and evaluate concepts; develop concepts into products; launch new products. Prerequisite: BUS 360W (or another upper division Writing (W) course), 343, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5360, Surrey
BUS 450 - Managing Emerging Opportunities (3)

Develops abilities to monitor social, cultural, commercial, political and technical developments to forecast and assess emerging technologies. Forecasting methods including expert opinion, trend analysis and scenario construction will be discussed. Selected emerging technologies will be examined through invited speakers and videos. Prerequisite: BUS 360W (or another upper division Writing (W) course) with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Recommended: BUS 338.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5080, Surrey
BUS 453 - Sustainable Innovation (3)

Challenges associated with continuing innovation are examined and students work to generate innovative solutions by challenging existing economic models. Students learn about sustainable opportunity, recognition, and screening, and understand how great ideas to 'save the planet' can get off the ground. Prerequisite: BUS 360W (or another upper division Writing (W) course) with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Recommended: BUS 338. Students with credit for BUS 494 when offered as Sustainable Innovation may not complete this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 5080, Surrey
BUS 490 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (1) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 491 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (2) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 492 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 493 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 494 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 495 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (4) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 496 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (5) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

** When offered as a selected topics course in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Finance

For this concentration, students complete all of

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) with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Recommended: BUS 207, ECON 201, or ECON 301. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D200 Fr 12:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
BUS 315 - Investments (4)

Investments from an individual and institutional point of view. Topics include: bond valuation and the term structure of interest rates, stock valuation, portfolio theory, asset pricing models, efficient markets and portfolio performance evaluation. Prerequisite: BUS 312, BUS 336 and BUS 207 or ECON 201 or ECON 301, all with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 12:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
E100 We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
BUS 316 - Derivative Securities (3)

The role derivative securities, mainly options and futures contracts, in controlling risk and enhancing profit opportunities. Valuation of derivative securities. The organization of options and futures markets and the mechanics of trading. Prerequisite: BUS 312, 336, both with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
E100 Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby

and two of

BUS 410 - Financial Institutions (3)

An examination of financial institutions and the markets in which they operate. Topics may include: institutional structure, financial contract forms, valuation and pricing relationships, financial intermediation, financial transacting, the regulatory environment, risk measurement and hedging strategies. Prerequisite: BUS 315, 316, 360W, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
E100 We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
BUS 413 - Corporate Finance (3)

Corporate decisions in the context of financial markets. Topics include: real asset investments, financing alternatives, dividend policy, working capital management, and corporate securities valuation. Prerequisite: BUS 315, 316, 360W, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
BUS 414 - Real Estate Investments (3)

This course provides a broad overview of the real estate field. We will investigate all aspects of real estate investment decisions, including property valuation and management, financing choices, and market cycles. The main goal of the course is to offer you a foundation for a career in the real estate industry. Prerequisite: BUS 315, BUS 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with credit for BUS 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, or 495 when offered as Real Estate Finance may not take this course for further credit.

BUS 415 - Applied Portfolio Management (3)

Explores how investment selections can be used to form different portfolios, how to assess the ex-ante risk of those portfolios, and how to analyze portfolio performance. There will be a strong emphasis on ethics, development of investment policy, and integration of environmental, social, and governance in portfolio management. Prerequisite: BUS 318, BUS 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students who have taken BUS 493 when the subject of the course was Portfolio Management may not take this course for further credit.

BUS 417 - Security Analysis (3)

This course covers the historical, theoretical and practical issues involved in the market valuation of securities. Three general areas are studied: valuation of fixed income securities; valuation of equity securities; and topics in portfolio management. Prerequisite: BUS 315, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Recommended: BUS 221. Students who have taken BUS 492 under the topic Security Analysis may not take BUS 417 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
BUS 418 - International Financial Management (3)

An introduction to international financial markets and institutions and to the management of assets and liabilities in an international/multinational setting. Topics to be covered include: exchange rate determination and management of foreign exchange risk; interest rate swaps; international portfolio management; comparative markets; and country risk. Prerequisite: BUS 315, 316, 360W, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
E100 Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
BUS 419 - Advanced Derivative Securities (3)

This is a second course in derivative securities. Topics may include: extensions of the Black-Scholes model, pricing of American options, interest rate derivatives, complex derivatives and real options. Prerequisite: BUS 315, 316, 360W, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students who have taken BUS 493 under the topic Advanced Derivative Securities may not take BUS 419 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
BUS 490 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (1) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 491 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (2) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 492 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 493 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 494 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 495 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (4) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 496 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (5) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

** When offered as a selected topics course in Finance.

Human Resource Management

For this concentration, students complete both 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) with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3181, 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) with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
E100 We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby

and three of

BUS 432 - International Human Resource Management (3)

Significance of multinational complexity and diversity (cultural, economic, demographic, etc.) to the human resource function. Interplay among human resource functions (employee procurement, allocation, utilization), types of employees, and countries of operation. Prerequisite: BUS 360W and one of BUS 272 or 381, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Recommended: BUS 346.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
BUS 481 - Recruitment and Selection (3)

Design and administration of recruiting and selections mechanisms. Analysis of procedures and skills that are used to translate strategic objectives into staffing decisions. How these mechanisms are affected by internal and external factors such as person-organization fit, labor markets, government legislation and technology. Prerequisite: BUS 381 and 360W, with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
BUS 482 - Performance Management (3)

The design and implementation of performance management systems. How these systems articulate organizational mission, strategy and goals, provide organizational and individual standards, and integrate systems and procedures within the context of organizational culture and practices. Prerequisite: 60 units; BUS 272, 381 and 360W, all with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
BUS 483 - Introduction to Employment Law For Business (3)

Provides a solid foundation for students in understanding the legal obligations, statutes, and limitations within provincial legislation that govern employment relationships in non-union contexts. Additionally, will explore the legal aspects of matters of particular importance for managers faced with human resource policy decisions. Prerequisite: BUS 393, BUS 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
BUS 484 - Employment Systems (3)

Examination of the day-to-day administration of various employment systems in both unionized and non-unionized settings. Employment systems have implications for how conflicts between employee and employer interests are resolved, for the attainment of due process in the workplace, and for the flexibility and efficiency of work organization. Characteristics and outcomes of various employment systems will be examined. Prerequisite: BUS 381 and 360W, with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 485 - Negotiations and Conflict Management (3)

Negotiation is the art and science of securing agreements between two or more parties that are interdependent and who are seeking to maximize their outcomes. The purpose of this course is to understand the theory and processes of negotiation as it is practiced in a variety of settings. The course will allow participants the opportunity to develop these skills experientially and to understand negotiation in useful analytical frameworks. Prerequisite: BUS 272, 360W, and either 374 or 381, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with credit for BUEC 485 may not take BUS 485 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
BUS 486 - Leadership (3)

Addresses theoretical foundation and research associated with leadership, including a critical assessment of what leaders do. Issues such as gender and leadership, leadership ethics, and culture and leadership will be examined. Prerequisite: BUS 272, 360W, and either 374 or 381, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students who have taken BUS 490-495 under this topic may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
BUS 487 - Organizational Development and Change Management (3)

Theories and methods of planned change in organizations with an emphasis on the psychological, cultural and structural issues of implementing change. Prerequisite: BUS 360W and (BUS 374 or BUS 381), all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 488 - Group Dynamics and Teamwork (3)

Interpersonal and group behaviour in organizational contexts, including group development, team building, interpersonal communications, interpersonal conflict, group problem-solving and decision-making. Prerequisite: BUS 360W and (BUS 374 or BUS 381), all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 489 - Management Practices for Sustainability (3)

Businesses are realigning and in some cases, reinventing their organizations toward more sustainable business models. Management systems and initiatives will be examined that enable organizations to reduce their firms' negative environmental and social impacts while, in many cases, increasing profits and competitive advantage. Prerequisite: BUS 360W and (BUS 381 or BUS 374), all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students who have taken BUS 457 cannot take this course for further credit.

BUS 490 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (1) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 491 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (2) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 492 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 493 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 494 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 495 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (4) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 496 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (5) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Option A

It is recommended that students who wish to become a personnel specialist in a human resource function complete three of

BUS 432 - International Human Resource Management (3)

Significance of multinational complexity and diversity (cultural, economic, demographic, etc.) to the human resource function. Interplay among human resource functions (employee procurement, allocation, utilization), types of employees, and countries of operation. Prerequisite: BUS 360W and one of BUS 272 or 381, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Recommended: BUS 346.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
BUS 481 - Recruitment and Selection (3)

Design and administration of recruiting and selections mechanisms. Analysis of procedures and skills that are used to translate strategic objectives into staffing decisions. How these mechanisms are affected by internal and external factors such as person-organization fit, labor markets, government legislation and technology. Prerequisite: BUS 381 and 360W, with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
BUS 482 - Performance Management (3)

The design and implementation of performance management systems. How these systems articulate organizational mission, strategy and goals, provide organizational and individual standards, and integrate systems and procedures within the context of organizational culture and practices. Prerequisite: 60 units; BUS 272, 381 and 360W, all with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
BUS 484 - Employment Systems (3)

Examination of the day-to-day administration of various employment systems in both unionized and non-unionized settings. Employment systems have implications for how conflicts between employee and employer interests are resolved, for the attainment of due process in the workplace, and for the flexibility and efficiency of work organization. Characteristics and outcomes of various employment systems will be examined. Prerequisite: BUS 381 and 360W, with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Option B

It is recommended that students who wish to develop skills in managing people, including employment systems design, change and organizational leadership, complete three of

BUS 485 - Negotiations and Conflict Management (3)

Negotiation is the art and science of securing agreements between two or more parties that are interdependent and who are seeking to maximize their outcomes. The purpose of this course is to understand the theory and processes of negotiation as it is practiced in a variety of settings. The course will allow participants the opportunity to develop these skills experientially and to understand negotiation in useful analytical frameworks. Prerequisite: BUS 272, 360W, and either 374 or 381, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with credit for BUEC 485 may not take BUS 485 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
BUS 486 - Leadership (3)

Addresses theoretical foundation and research associated with leadership, including a critical assessment of what leaders do. Issues such as gender and leadership, leadership ethics, and culture and leadership will be examined. Prerequisite: BUS 272, 360W, and either 374 or 381, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students who have taken BUS 490-495 under this topic may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
BUS 487 - Organizational Development and Change Management (3)

Theories and methods of planned change in organizations with an emphasis on the psychological, cultural and structural issues of implementing change. Prerequisite: BUS 360W and (BUS 374 or BUS 381), all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 488 - Group Dynamics and Teamwork (3)

Interpersonal and group behaviour in organizational contexts, including group development, team building, interpersonal communications, interpersonal conflict, group problem-solving and decision-making. Prerequisite: BUS 360W and (BUS 374 or BUS 381), all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 489 - Management Practices for Sustainability (3)

Businesses are realigning and in some cases, reinventing their organizations toward more sustainable business models. Management systems and initiatives will be examined that enable organizations to reduce their firms' negative environmental and social impacts while, in many cases, increasing profits and competitive advantage. Prerequisite: BUS 360W and (BUS 381 or BUS 374), all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students who have taken BUS 457 cannot take this course for further credit.

** When offered as a selected topics course in Human Resource Management.

International Business

For this concentration, students complete

BUS 346 - Global Business Environment (3)

Study of international environment and its impact on business behaviour: cultural, social, economic and institutional factors; major functions of international business; export and import trade, foreign investment, production and marketing operations; theoretical principles, government policies, business practices. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for COMM 346 or COMM 446 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2210, Burnaby
D200 Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby

and three of

BUS 418 - International Financial Management (3)

An introduction to international financial markets and institutions and to the management of assets and liabilities in an international/multinational setting. Topics to be covered include: exchange rate determination and management of foreign exchange risk; interest rate swaps; international portfolio management; comparative markets; and country risk. Prerequisite: BUS 315, 316, 360W, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
E100 Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
BUS 430 - Cross-Cultural Management (3)

Examines the major similarities and differences in management systems and practices in a variety of countries, including western Europe, East Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. Topics include the following: comparative management frameworks, managing cultural differences, cross-cultural business negotiations, and international human resource management. Prerequisite: BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Recommended: BUS 346.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
BUS 431 - Business with East Asian Countries (3)

This course examines the opportunities and challenges of doing business with the Pacific Rim countries such as China, Japan and Korea. Topics include the following: the political and economic systems as they affect foreign investment; social and cultural systems as they affect management practices; the conduct of business negotiations for market entry; and marketing strategies. Prerequisite: BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Recommended: BUS 346.

BUS 432 - International Human Resource Management (3)

Significance of multinational complexity and diversity (cultural, economic, demographic, etc.) to the human resource function. Interplay among human resource functions (employee procurement, allocation, utilization), types of employees, and countries of operation. Prerequisite: BUS 360W and one of BUS 272 or 381, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Recommended: BUS 346.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
BUS 434 - Foreign Market Entry (3)

Examines various topics related to a firm's entry into international markets and the means of sustaining a formidable presence vis-a-vis competitors in foreign markets. Begins with an overview of the historical evolution of the globalization process, the internationalization process of individual firms, challenges that internationalizing firms face in terms of differences in culture and political risk among various host markets entered, and models of multinational companies, and then builds on this background in providing an overview and in-depth coverage of important entry modes such as licensing/franchising, JVs/alliances, acquisitions/mergers with specific focus on managing these modes of entry in an international setting. Prerequisite: BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Recommended: BUS 346. Students who have taken BUS 492 (Topic: Foreign Market Entry) may not take this course for further credit.

BUS 435 - Management of International Firms (3)

Strategic requirements for the management of multinational corporations. Firm-specific and institutional challenges facing global managers in formulating and implementing profitable strategies. Prerequisite: BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Recommended: BUS 346.

BUS 447 - Global Marketing Management (3)

The marketing of goods and services in an international context, with emphasis on Pacific Rim countries. Theoretical concepts, environmental influences. Researching and forecasting international markets. The management of international marketing. Prerequisite: BUS 343, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Recommended: BUS 346.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
BUS 490 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (1) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 491 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (2) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 492 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 493 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 494 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 495 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (4) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 496 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (5) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Other 400 division courses deemed to have significant international business relevance may, with prior faculty permission, be substituted for the above 400 division courses. These may be offered in another faculty. A course substitution for International Business cannot be used for any other concentration.

Students concentrating in international business are strongly advised to consider combining it with another business concentration.

Management Information Systems

For this concentration, students complete all of

BUS 361 - Project Management (3)

Introduction to the hard and soft skills of project management. Management software and techniques such as work breakdown, estimation, budgeting and status reporting are used. Applies structured processes and develops team-based skills and knowledge. Assumes no prior computing or technical knowledge. Prerequisite: 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4150, Burnaby
D200 Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
BUS 362 - Business Process Analysis (4)

Prepares students to model, analyze and propose improvements to business processes. In the major project, students analyze a process within an organization and use current techniques and tools to propose changes and a supporting information system. Prerequisite: BUS 237 with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units; OR Data Science majors with 45 units. Students with credit for BUS 394 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D200 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D201 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
D202 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
E100 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
E101 Tu 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E102 Tu 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E103 Tu 8:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
BUS 468 - Managing Information Technology for Business Value (3)

Focuses both on current issues (e.g. build/buy, outsourcing, alignment) and emerging issues (e.g. social networking, utility computing, knowledge management and privacy) in obtaining value from information technology. Prerequisite: BUS 237, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 90 units. Recommended: BUS 362.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
E100 Th 6:00 PM – 8:50 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby

and two of

BUS 462 - Business Analytics (3)

Utilizes technology to support analysis and decision making abilities by identifying, analyzing and effectively reporting important business information. Concepts of data warehousing, data mining and visualizing data are introduced. A variety of software applications are used to demonstrate tools and techniques that support analysis and decision making for managers. Prerequisite: BUS 336, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Corequisite: BUS 336 can be taken concurrently.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2210, Burnaby
E100 Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
BUS 464 - Business Data Management (3)

Focuses on the design and use of integrated database management systems in organizations. Students create data models for capturing and storing data from business operations, organizing it for deriving business intelligence, aggregating and visualizing the information for decision-making. Structured query language is primarily used for all the above data management activities. Prerequisite: BUS 360W, 362, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
D200 We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
BUS 465 - Business Systems Development (3)

This course will focus on the practical application of business technology management knowledge and skills to develop business systems. Students will learn how to apply knowledge from prior MIS courses and develop applications for Internet-enabled businesses. The students targeted are primarily Beedie MIS students who have preferably taken BUS 362 & BUS 464, in which they conceptualize the data and functional requirements for business software. The course will thus deepen skills in process logic, data management, and user interface design in business domains. Prerequisite: BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: BUS 362, BUS 464, CMPT 354. Students with credit for BUS 492 (Summer 2017) may not take this course for further credit.

BUS 466 - Web-Enabled Business (3)

Explores strategic issues and technologies in contemporary web-based business, from the evolution of business applications on the Internet through to contemporary Open Source and Web 2.0 applications. In depth exploration of new technology and business applications related to these technologies. Prerequisite: BUS 237, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 490 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (1) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 491 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (2) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 492 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 493 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 494 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 495 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (4) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 496 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (5) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

** When offered as a selected topics course in Management Information Systems.

Operations Management

For this concentration, students complete both of

BUS 336 - Data and Decisions II (4)

This course is an extension of BUS 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 MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; BUS 232, ECON 233, or STAT 270, with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D200 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D201 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
E100 Tu, Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
OP01 Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP02 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP03 Mo 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04 We 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
OP05 We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
OP06 Tu 8:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP07 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP08 Mo 6:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
BUS 473 - Operations Management (4)

The management of operating systems including allocation and scheduling of resources; control of costs, inventories, quality, and manpower; design of operating systems including location, layout and manpower; establishment of work methods and standards. Prerequisite: BUS 336, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 12:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2210, Burnaby
E100 Th 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby

and two of

BUS 437 - Decision Analysis in Business (3)

A seminar in the use of Bayesian techniques in business decisions. Prerequisite: BUS 336, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units; OR Data Science majors with BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C- and 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
BUS 440 - Simulation in Management Decision-making (4)

Development and use of simulation models as an aid in making complex management decisions. Hands on use of business related tools for computer simulation. Issues related to design and validation of simulation models, the assessment of input data, and the interpretation and use of simulation output. Prerequisite: BUS 336, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-, 60 units; OR Data Science majors with BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-, 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Mo 6:00 PM – 9:50 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
BUS 445 - Customer Analytics (3)

Exposes students to the art of using analytic tools from across the spectrum of data mining and modeling to provide powerful competitive advantage in business. Students will learn to recognize when a method should or should not be used, what data is required, and how to use the software tools. Areas covered include database marketing, geospatial marketing and fundamental strategic and tactical decisions such as segmentation, targeting and allocating resources to the marketing mix. Prerequisite: BUS 343, 336, 360W, all with a minimum grade of C-, 60 units; OR Data Science majors with BUS 343, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-, and 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
BUS 474 - Supply Chain Management (3)

Exploration of the entire network of companies that work to design, produce, distribute, service and recycle their goods and services to customers. Efficient flow of information, material and finances along the entire chain allows firms to collaborate in a manner that benefits both corporations and customers. Analysis of the broader supply chain enables improvements in procurement, customer response time, risk sharing, on-time delivery, inventory levels, and transportation and global logistics. Prerequisite: BUS 360W, 336 and 473, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students who have taken BUS 490-495 under this topic may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
BUS 475 - Sustainable Operations (3)

Examines key challenges and opportunities organizations face in integrating sustainable business practices within corporate strategy. Identifies organizational capabilities needed to support existing sustainable commitments and strategies to allow for innovation. Prerequisite: BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with credit for BUS 49X Selected Topics (Sustainable Operations) may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
BUS 490 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (1) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 491 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (2) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 492 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 493 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 494 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 495 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (4) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 496 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (5) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

** When offered as a selected topics course in Operations Management.

Marketing

For this concentration, students complete all of

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 behaviour 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 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D106 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D107 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D108 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D200 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
D201 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D202 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D203 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D204 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D205 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D206 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D207 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
BUS 345 - Marketing Research (3)

A course in the management of marketing research. The basics of the design, conduct, and analysis of marketing research studies. Prerequisite: BUS 343, 336, both with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units; OR Data Science majors with BUS 343 with a minimum grade of C- and 45 units. Students with credit for BUS 442 may not complete this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2210, Burnaby
BUS 347 - Consumer Behaviour (3)

A study of the manner in which decisions are made in the market place, by both the ultimate consumer and the industrial buyer. Course will include consideration of consumer decision processes, individual and group influences and special cases such as brand loyalty and consumerism. Prerequisite: BUS 343 with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Students with credit for COMM 347 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2210, Burnaby
D200 Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby

and three of

BUS 441 - Web Analytics (3)

Adopting an experimental approach and being responsive to customer and competitor reactions is an essential skill set to firms and organizations. Situated in the data-rich environment of digital media and channels like websites or search engines, this course is designed to help students develop "probe and learn" skills, which translate beyond web and digital management, and help them acquire hands-on experience in using analytics tools to manage digital marketing campaigns. Prerequisite: BUS 360W, BUS 343, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Tu 6:00 PM – 8:50 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
BUS 443 - New Product Development and Design (3)

Understand how to develop and launch new products that will be successful with customers. Students will learn to: identify product/service opportunities; generate and evaluate concepts; develop concepts into products; launch new products. Prerequisite: BUS 360W (or another upper division Writing (W) course), 343, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5360, Surrey
BUS 444 - Business to Business Marketing (3)

This course deals with the marketing of products and services to industrial and other non-consumer sector buyers. The student will be expected to apply previously acquired marketing skills to purchasing situations which arise between organizations. Due to the nature of manufacturing activity in this province, industrial marketing will be approached from a resource industry based standpoint where discussions permit. Prerequisite: BUS 343, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with credit for BUS 344 may not complete BUS 444 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2210, Burnaby
BUS 445 - Customer Analytics (3)

Exposes students to the art of using analytic tools from across the spectrum of data mining and modeling to provide powerful competitive advantage in business. Students will learn to recognize when a method should or should not be used, what data is required, and how to use the software tools. Areas covered include database marketing, geospatial marketing and fundamental strategic and tactical decisions such as segmentation, targeting and allocating resources to the marketing mix. Prerequisite: BUS 343, 336, 360W, all with a minimum grade of C-, 60 units; OR Data Science majors with BUS 343, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-, and 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
BUS 446 - Marketing Strategy in Sports, Entertainment and Other Creative Industries (3)

Focuses on the analysis of market problems and opportunities and the development of appropriate strategies, in creative industries. Industries explored may include arts, sports, or entertainment, but the focus may vary from term to term to reflect developments in the creative industry’s marketing landscape. Topics include: analytical techniques, strategic planning methods and managerial problems of planning. Case analysis and problem solving will be the major orientation of the course. Prerequisite: BUS 343, 347, 360W, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students who have taken BUS 493 when the subject of the course was Sports and Entertainment Marketing may not take BUS 446 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
BUS 447 - Global Marketing Management (3)

The marketing of goods and services in an international context, with emphasis on Pacific Rim countries. Theoretical concepts, environmental influences. Researching and forecasting international markets. The management of international marketing. Prerequisite: BUS 343, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Recommended: BUS 346.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
BUS 448 - Integrated Marketing Communications (3)

An integrative approach to the study of promotion including advertising publicity, personal selling and sales promotion; evaluation of the role promotion has in marketing and the economy; formulation and analysis of promotional goals, planning, organizing and controlling; utilization of market research studies; forecasting, budgeting, media selection; promotion institutions. Prerequisite: BUS 347, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
BUS 449 - Ethical Issues in Marketing (3)

A critical examination of topics such as consumerism, marketing ethics, and social responsibility, efficiency of marketing or ecological marketing. The particular emphasis may vary depending on the interests of the class and instructor. Prerequisite: BUS 343, 360W, both with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
BUS 455 - Product & Brand Management (3)

Designed for students seeking a position in product management, topics include defining the role of the product manager; understanding your product as a business; organizational structures, informal networks and how the influential product manager taps into them; product lifecycles (PLC); building visibility and cross-functional teams; competitor analysis; pricing methods and the 4Ps. Prerequisite: BUS 254, BUS 343, BUS 360W, all with a minimum grade of C-; 90 units. If students took Product & Brand Management as a selected topics (BUS 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496) they may not receive further credit for this course.

BUS 459 - Services Marketing (3)

Increases students' sensitivity to the marketing concepts previously studied as applied to service industries, and familiarizes students with the management problems of service marketing managers. Prerequisite: BUS 343, 347 and 360W, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students who have taken BUS 490-495 under the same topic may not take this course for further credit.

BUS 490 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (1) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 491 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (2) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 492 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 493 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 494 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 495 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (4) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 496 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (5) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

** When offered as a selected topics course in Marketing.

Strategic Analysis

For this concentration, students complete

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, all with a minimum grade of C-; 90 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D200 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D300 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D400 Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
D500 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D600 Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D700 Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
E100 Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby

and three of

BUS 307 - Business Applications of Game Theory (3)

Game theory is the systematic study of the strategic interactions between economic entities. This course introduces students to the basic concepts of game theory in strategic decision making in a business setting. Games with increasing complexity will be analyzed, with the emphasis on developing a student's ability to think analytically and recognize strategic interactions in strategic management scenarios. Prerequisite: 45 units; BUS 207 or ECON 201, with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for BUS 470 may not take this course for further credit.

BUS 371 - Critical Thinking Through Business Case Analysis (3)

Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. This course builds on the critical thinking process introduced in BUS 217W and explores its use in solving business problems. Prerequisite: 45 units; BUS 217W with a minimum grade of C-.

BUS 471 - Strategic Decision Making (3)

In today’s highly dynamic, complex and information-rich business environment, strategic decision-making skills are crucial. Students will learn about the biases and heuristics that are most relevant for strategic decision-making. Students will receive training to raise awareness for and overcome common biases and generate efficiencies in decision-making through leveraging value from heuristics. Students will also experience and learn about strategic decision-making in teams to become inclusive leaders and successful strategists. Prerequisite: 60 units; BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
BUS 479 - Strategy Analysis Practicum (3)

A project study that enables students to work on contemporary business problems, requiring them to apply their foundation knowledge in business and advanced analytical skills. Feasible projects will be identified by the course instructor, in collaboration with the career management office at Beedie. Prerequisite: BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 90 units. Corequisite: BUS 478.

BUS 490 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (1) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 491 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (2) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 492 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 493 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 494 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (3) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 495 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (4) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

BUS 496 - Selected Topics in Business Administration (5) **

The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As stated by the faculty at the time of offering and BUS 360W with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.

Students concentrating in Strategic Analysis are strongly advised to consider combining it with another business concentration.

** When offered as a selected topics course in Strategic Analysis

Economics Upper Division Requirements

Students complete at least 25 upper division units in ECON courses including all of

ECON 302 - Microeconomic Theory II: Strategic Behavior (4)

Aspects of microeconomic theory concerned with strategic behavior, imperfect information, and market failure. Topics include game theory and oligopoly; uncertainty and insurance; asymmetric information and market power, externalities and public goods, together with related issues in welfare economics. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or 301, with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shih En Lu
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D102 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D111 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D112 We 1:20 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
ECON 305 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4)

Concepts and methods of analysis of macroeconomic variables -- consumption, investment, government and foreign trade. Classical and Keynesian models compared; analysis of economic statics and dynamics. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or 301, with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with a minimum grade of A- in ECON 103 and 105 at Simon Fraser University at their first attempt can complete ECON 305 concurrently with ECON 201 after 30 units. Students seeking permission to enroll on this basis must contact the undergraduate advisor in economics. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Knowles
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D103 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D105 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D106 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D107 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D108 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D109 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D110 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
ECON 333 - Statistical Analysis of Economic Data (4)

An introduction to the use and interpretation of statistical analysis in the context of data typical of economic applications. Prerequisite: ECON 103 or 200, ECON 105 or 205, ECON 233 or BUS (or BUEC) 232 or STAT 270, MATH 157, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with a minimum grade of A- in ECON 233, BUS (or BUEC) 232 or STAT 270 can take ECON 333 after 30 units. Students seeking permission to enroll based on their ECON 233, BUS (or BUEC) 232 or STAT 270 grade must contact the Undergraduate Advisor in Economics. Students with credit for BUEC 333 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Vigie
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D103 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
D104 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D105 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D106 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D107 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D108 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D109 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D110 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby

and at least one 400 division ECON (excluding ECON 431 and 435).

Early Access to Upper Division Courses

Students normally cannot enter ECON upper division courses during the first 60 units, but for those who have the minimum Simon Fraser University grade point average required to access upper division ECON courses, the following exceptions are permitted.

Students who earn a grade of A- or better at Simon Fraser University on their first attempt in ECON 201 may enroll in ECON 302 and 305, and all courses for which they have satisfied the prerequisites, once 30 units is completed.

Students who earn an A- grade or better at Simon Fraser University on their first attempt in ECON 233 or BUS 232 or STAT 270 may enroll in ECON 333 once they have completed 30 units. These upper division courses will count towards Department of Economics and Simon Fraser University upper division requirements. See ECON course descriptions for access information.

Concentration in Economic Data Analysis

Students qualify for this concentration by completing six required courses of which at least four must be ECON courses.

Students complete

ECON 333 - Statistical Analysis of Economic Data (4)

An introduction to the use and interpretation of statistical analysis in the context of data typical of economic applications. Prerequisite: ECON 103 or 200, ECON 105 or 205, ECON 233 or BUS (or BUEC) 232 or STAT 270, MATH 157, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with a minimum grade of A- in ECON 233, BUS (or BUEC) 232 or STAT 270 can take ECON 333 after 30 units. Students seeking permission to enroll based on their ECON 233, BUS (or BUEC) 232 or STAT 270 grade must contact the Undergraduate Advisor in Economics. Students with credit for BUEC 333 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Vigie
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D103 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
D104 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D105 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D106 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D107 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D108 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D109 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D110 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby

one of

BUS 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, with a minimum grade of C-; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with BUS 232. Students with credit for BUEC 232 or ECON 233 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D200 Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
E100 Tu 6:00 PM – 9:50 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
E200 Th 6:00 PM – 9:50 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
OP06 We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
ECON 233 - Introduction to Economic Data and Statistics (4)

Introduces statistical methods, concepts and their application to economic data using both spreadsheets (e.g., Excel) and a specialized statistical programming language such as R. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with ECON 233. Students who have taken ECON 333 first may not then take this course for further credit. STAT 270 or BUS 232 will be accepted in lieu of this course.

STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

Basic laws of probability, sample distributions. Introduction to statistical inference and applications. Prerequisite: or Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158, with a minimum grade of C-. Students wishing an intuitive appreciation of a broad range of statistical strategies may wish to take STAT 100 first. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Derek Bingham
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D900 Wei Lin
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
SRYC 3310, Surrey
OL01 Tim Swartz
TBD
OP01 TBD
OP09 TBD

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CMPT 129 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming for Mathematics and Statistics (3)

A second course in computing science and programming intended for students studying mathematics, statistics or actuarial science and suitable for students who already have some background in computing science and programming. Topics include: a review of the basic elements of programming: use and implementation of elementary data structures and algorithms; fundamental algorithms and problem solving; basic object-oriented programming and software design; computation and computability and specification and program correctness. Prerequisite: CMPT 102 or CMPT 120, with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CMPT 125 or 135 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

ECON 334 - Data Visualization and Economic Analysis (3)

Explores how to recognize and learn from patterns in data using modern statistical software for the purpose of economic analysis. Introduces students to techniques for managing, visualizing, and analyzing data to answer real-world economic questions. Prerequisite: ECON 233 or BUS 232 or STAT 270 or POL 201, ECON 103 or ECON 105, all with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for POL 390, STAT 341, or STAT 452 may not take this course for further credit. Students with credit for ECON 387 under the title "Applied Data Analysis" may not take this course for further credit.

ECON 335 - Introduction to Casual Inference and Policy Evaluation (3)

Provides an introduction to statistical methods used to analyze causal questions and evaluate policies. Discusses various approaches to drawing causal inferences from observational data. Corequisite: ECON 333. Students who have taken ECON 480 first may not then take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Schnepel
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3154, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2506, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2506, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2506, Burnaby
D106 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
WMC 2506, Burnaby
ECON 428 - Seminar in Experimental and Behavioural Economics (3)

This is a seminar course covering topics in behavioural and experimental economics, and their implications for economic, business, markets, and policy. Prerequisite: ECON 302, ECON 305, both with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Freeman
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
ECON 433 - Financial and Time Series Econometrics (3)

Introduction to econometric methods used to analyze univariate and multivariate time series data. Topics covered may include modeling and forecasting financial and macroeconomic data such as asset returns and volatility. GDP growth rates and default risk. All methods and concepts will be applied to analyze real data using appropriate computer programs. Prerequisite: ECON 333 and ECON 305, with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with credit for ECON 484 under the title "Time Series Analysis" cannot take this course for further credit.

ECON 435 - Econometric Methods (5)

The application of econometric techniques to the empirical investigation of economic issues. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or 301 and ECON (or BUEC) 333, all with a minimum grade of C-. Entry into this course requires a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or permission of the department. Quantitative.

ECON 480 - Seminar in the Economics of Labor Market Policy (3)

Seminar focusing on public policy as it relates to employment and income security. Special emphasis will vary from term to term, but may include such topics as examinations of current manpower, welfare and public insurance programs, labor legislation, and private institutional practices (such as union-management pension arrangements) that may affect income security. Prerequisite: ECON (or BUEC) 333 with a minimum grade of C-.

STAT 260 - Introductory R for Data Science (2)

An introduction to the R programming language for data science. Exploring data: visualization, transformation and summaries. Data wrangling: reading, tidying, and data types. No prior computer programming experience required. Prerequisite: One of STAT 201, STAT 203, STAT 205, STAT 270, BUS 232, or POL 201, with a grade of at least C- or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: STAT 261. Students who have taken STAT 341 or STAT 360 first may not then take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Stenning
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
STAT 310 - Introduction to Data Science for the Social Sciences (2) *

An introduction to modern tools and methods for data acquisition, management, visualization, and machine learning, capable of scaling to Big Data. No prior computer programming experience required. Examples will draw from the social sciences. This course may not be used to satisfy the upper division requirements of the Statistics honours, major, or minor programs. Prerequisite: 60 units in subjects outside of the Faculties of Science and Applied Science and one of STAT 201, STAT 203, STAT 205, STAT 270, BUS 232, or POL 201, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: STAT 311. Students who have taken STAT 240, STAT 440, or any 200-level or higher CMPT course first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

STAT 311 - Data Science Laboratory for the Social Sciences (2) *

A hands-on application of modern tools and methods for data acquisition, management, visualization, and machine learning, capable of scaling to Big Data. No prior computer programming experience required. Projects will draw from the social sciences and integrate application area insight into the analytic toolkit from STAT 310. This course may not be used to satisfy the upper division requirements of the Statistics honours, major, or minor programs. Prerequisite: 60 units in subjects outside of the Faculties of Science and Applied Science and one of STAT 201, STAT 203, STAT 205, STAT 270, BUS 232, or POL 201, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: STAT 310. Students who have taken STAT 240, STAT 440, or any 200-level or higher CMPT course first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

STAT 342 - Introduction to Statistical Computing and Exploratory Data Analysis - SAS (2)

Introduces the SAS statistical package. Data management; reading, editing and storing statistical data; data exploration and representation; summarizing data with tables, graphs and other statistical tools; and data simulation. Prerequisite: STAT 285 or STAT 302 or STAT 305 or ECON 333, with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for STAT 340 may not take STAT 342 for further credit.

STAT 440 - Learning from Big Data (3) +

A data-first discovery of advanced statistical methods. Focus will be on a series of forecasting and prediction competitions, each based on a large real-world dataset. Additionally, practical tools for statistical modeling in real-world environments will be explored. Prerequisite: 90 units including STAT 350 with a minimum grade of C- and one of STAT 341, STAT 260, or CMPT 225, with a minimum grade of C-, or instructor approval. STAT 240 is also recommended.

STAT 475 - Applied Discrete Data Analysis (3) *

Introduction to standard methodology for analyzing categorical data including chi-squared tests for two- and multi-way contingency tables, logistic regression, and loglinear (Poisson) regression. Prerequisite: STAT 302 or STAT 305 or STAT 350 or ECON 333 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for the former STAT 402 or 602 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Loughin
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4130, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4130, Burnaby
D103 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4130, Burnaby
STAT 485 - Applied Time Series Analysis (3) *

Introduction to linear time series analysis including moving average, autoregressive and ARIMA models, estimation, data analysis, forecasting errors and confidence intervals, conditional and unconditional models, and seasonal models. Prerequisite: STAT 285 or STAT 302 or STAT 305 or ECON 333 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This course may not be taken for further credit by students who have credit for ECON 484. Quantitative.

Other courses with appropriate content can be used for credit upon prior application to the advisor.

* Allows ECON 333 as prerequisite

+ Requires STAT 341 or STAT 342 as prerequisite

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 60 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 minimum CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0 across all units attempted in each subject that is a major, a joint major, a minor, or an extended minor. FASS Departments may define specific requirements for their respective programs.

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.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.