Sustainable Business Joint Major

Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Environment

Students may opt for either a bachelor of environment degree from the Faculty of Environment, or a bachelor of business administration from the Beedie School of Business. The faculty from which the student chooses to complete a degree will govern faculty requirements.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements - Beedie School of Business

Joint Major applicants should apply to Beedie through the internal transfer process, which is outlined here, in the term in which their 45th unit will be completed, including the seven lower division courses required for admission, and must either already be accepted to the Environment 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.

Admission Requirements - Environment

Criteria

To be accepted into the joint major requires approval by the Faculty of Environment and admission to the Beedie School of Business. For further details, see above under Admission Requirements - Beedie School of Business.

For approval by the Faculty of Environment, students must meet with the Faculty of Environment advisor.

Limitations

Students may complete either the Certificate in Environmental and Social Sustainability or the Sustainable Business joint major program, but not both the certificate and the joint major program.

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

Program Requirements

The joint major is comprised of lower and upper division Business core requirements, lower and upper division Environment core requirements, cross-disciplinary focus courses, and a capstone course. Students will complete all upper and lower division requirements for both the Beedie School of Business and the Faculty of Environment*.

*Note: course overlap exists between the requirements for the Business and Environment portions of the joint major as, in many cases, students may choose either a Business or Environment course in order to satisfy a particular program requirement. Consequently, duplication of the list of the overlapping requirements exists under both areas.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

Business Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete all lower division required courses with a minimum C- grade.

Students must complete all of

BUS 217W - Critical Thinking in Business (3)

BUS 251 - Financial Accounting I (3)

BUS 254 - Managerial Accounting I (3)

BUS 272 - Behaviour in Organizations (3)

ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics (4)

ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

and one of*

BUS 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)

ECON 233 - Introduction to Economics Data and Statistics (4)

GEOG 251 - Quantitative Geography (3)

STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

and one of

BUS 237 - Introduction to Business Technology Management (3)

GEOG 255 - Geographical Information Science I (3)

and one of

MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

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

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

Environment Lower Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 21 units including

One of*

BUS 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)

ECON 233 - Introduction to Economics Data and Statistics (4)

GEOG 251 - Quantitative Geography (3)

STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

and one of

BUS 237 - Introduction to Business Technology Management (3)

GEOG 255 - Geographical Information Science I (3)

and one of

BISC 101 - General Biology (4)

BISC 102 - General Biology (4)

EVSC 100 - Introduction to Environmental Science (3)

GEOG 215 - The Biosphere (3)

HSCI 100 - Human Biology (3)

and one of

EASC 101 - Dynamic Earth (3)

GEOG 111 - Earth Systems (3)

and one of

ARCH 100 - Ancient Peoples and Places (3)

GEOG 100 - Our World: Introducing Human Geography (3)

and one of

GEOG 241 - People, Place, Society (3)

GEOG 261 - Encountering the City (3)

REM 221 - Systems Thinking and the Environment (3)

SD 281 - Sustainable Communities, Sustainable World (3) or REM 281 - Sustainable Communities, Sustainable World (3)

and one of

ARCH 286 - Cultural Heritage Management (3)

GEOG 221 - Economic Worlds (3)

HSCI 160 - Global Perspectives on Health (3)

REM 100 - Global Change (3)

REM 200 - Introduction to Resource and Environmental Management in Canada (3)

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.

* Students wishing to take BUS 336 must take BUS 232, ECON 233, or STAT 270. GEOG 251 does not satisfy the prerequisite requirements of BUS 336.

Upper Division Requirements

Business Upper Division Requirements

Core Courses

The Beedie School of Business core courses must be completed, except as specifically modified below. Students must complete all core courses with a minimum C- grade.

Students complete all of:

BUS 312 - Introduction to Finance (4)

BUS 343 - Introduction to Marketing (3)

BUS 360W - Business Communication (4) ***

and one of

BUS 374 - Organization Theory (3)

BUS 381 - Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)

and one of

BUS 336 - Data and Decisions II (4) **

GEOG 352 - Spatial Analysis (4)

REM 412 - Environmental Modeling (4)

and one of

BUS 303 - Business, Society and Ethics (3)

PHIL 328 - Environmental Philosophy (3)

REM 320W - Ethics and the Environment (3)

and one of

BUS 393 - Commercial Law (3)

REM 319 - Environmental and Planning Law (3)

Additional Upper Division Business Requirements

Student must complete the following

BUS 361 - Project Management (3)

BUS 475 - Sustainable Operations (3)

and one of

BUS 453 - Sustainable Innovation (3)

BUS 489 - Management Practices for Sustainability (3)

Students may choose to complete one or more business concentrations by meeting the concentration requirements listed on the Business Major page of the calendar.

Environment Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete

one of

BUS 336 - Data and Decisions II (4)

GEOG 352 - Spatial Analysis (4)

GEOG 451 - Spatial Modeling (4)

REM 412 - Environmental Modeling (4)

and one of

BUS 303 - Business, Society and Ethics (3)

PHIL 328 - Environmental Philosophy (3)

REM 320W - Ethics and the Environment (3)

and one of

BUS 393 - Commercial Law (3)

REM 319 - Environmental and Planning Law (3)

And successful completion of the following upper division courses

REM 321 - Ecological Economics (4)

and five of

ARCH 363 - Landscape Archaeology (3)

ARCH 365 - Archaeological Perspectives on Human Ecology (3)

ARCH 386 - Archaeological Resource Management (3)

GEOG 321 - Geographies of Global Capitalism (4)

GEOG 324 - Geography of Transportation (4)

GEOG 325 - Geographies of Consumption (4)

GEOG 327 - Geography of Tourism (4)

GEOG 385 - Food and the City (4)

REM 370 - Global Resource Issues in Oceanography (4)

REM 350 - Energy Management for a Sustainable Climate and Society (4)

REM 356 - Environmental Policy (3)

REM 445 - Environmental Risk Assessment (4)

REM 471 - Forest Ecosystem Management (4)

SD 301 - Building a Sustainable World: Concepts and Cases (4)

SD 381 - Building Sustainable Communities: Concepts and Cases (4) or REM 381 - Building Sustainable Communities: Concepts and Cases (4)

SD 481 - Sustainable Communities Leadership Lab (4) or REM 481 - Sustainable Communities Leadership Lab (4)

and one of****

EVSC 491 - Directed Study in Environmental Science (3)

ENV 495 - Environmental Capstone (4)

SD 494 - Project in Sustainable Development (4)

** Students wishing to take BUS 336-4 must take BUS 232-4, ECON 233-4, or STAT 270-3. GEOG 251-3 does not satisfy the prerequisite requirements of BUS 336-4.

*** To be completed before the student's 75th unit and at Simon Fraser University in accordance with the WQB requirements.

**** Students must meet with the Faculty of Environment advisor before selecting a capstone course.

Faculty of Environment Degree Requirements (BENV)

For all bachelor of environment (BEnv) programs (except the honours program), students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

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

WQB Graduation Requirements

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

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

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

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

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

6

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

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

 

Business Career Passport Requirements

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

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

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Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

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

Elective Courses

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