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


Accounting (Burnaby campus only)

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

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Surrey campus only)

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

Finance (Burnaby and Surrey campuses only)

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

Human Resource Management (Burnaby campus only)

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

International Business (Burnaby campus only)

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

Management Information Systems (Burnaby campus only)

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

Marketing (Burnaby and Surrey campuses)

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

Operations Management (Burnaby campus only)

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


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

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

Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration

Major program description
Minor program description

Detailed admission requirements

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


General requirements

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

Program-specific requirements

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

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

Approved grade 12 courses

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

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

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

How to apply

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

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Beedie School of Business
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: Business or Business - 1st yr Surrey

Career possibilities

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