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Beedie School of Business

3302 Lohn Building, West Mall Complex   
Tel 778.782.3708  Fax 778.782.4920

Simon Fraser University Calendar 2018 Spring
http://business.sfu.ca

Departments & Programs Offered

Beedie School of Business

Undergraduate Programs

Major Admission Requirements

For admission to the major program within the Beedie School of Business, students will be competitively selected from one of the following four streams.

Direct From Secondary School (Category 1)

A portion of the annual admission will be competitively selected from secondary school graduates, or students with less than 24 units of transferable coursework from another post-secondary institution, based on the general Simon Fraser University admission requirements, faculty specific admission requirements, and a supplemental application form. The supplemental application may include:

  • An explanation of extra-curricular experience (i.e. in the areas of: athletics, arts, community leadership/involvement, work experience, and/or entrepreneurship)
  • Short answer questions
  • Online video interview
  • Reference, with at least one being academic in nature

External Transfer –  Direct from a recognized post-secondary institution (Category 2)

A portion of the annual admission will be competitively selected from students transferring from a recognized post-secondary institution who have completed all of the eight required lower division courses** (except BUS 207, BUS 217W and BUS 254 which may be completed after faculty admission) and submitted a supplemental application form. Of the required courses, a maximum of 2 of the 8 courses may be repeated one time each for admission.

The supplemental application may include:

  • An explanation of extra-curricular experience (i.e. in the areas of: athletics, arts, community leadership/involvement, work experience, and/or entrepreneurship)
  • Short answer questions
  • Online video interview
  • References, with at least one being academic in nature

Internal Transfer –  All courses at Simon Fraser University (Category 3)

A portion of the annual admission will be competitively selected from students who have completed all of their courses at Simon Fraser University, including the required eight lower division courses** (except BUS 201/202, 207, 217W and 254 which may be completed after faculty admission), and submitted a supplemental application form. Of the required courses, a maximum of 2 of the 8 courses may be repeated for admission. The supplemental application may include:

  • An explanation of extra-curricular experience (i.e. in the areas of: athletics, arts, community leadership/involvement, work experience, and/or entrepreneurship)
  • Short answer questions
  • Online video interview
  • References, with at least one being academic in nature

Please note that students must meet minimum GPA requirements in order to be considered for admission to the Beedie School of Business. These requirements are listed on the internal transfer website. Prospective students should also review and meet the Beedie School of Business grade requirements, which are listed at the bottom of this page.

Internal Transfer  – Some Simon Fraser University and other post-secondary courses (Category 4)

A portion of the annual admission will be competitively selected from students who have completed some courses at Simon Fraser University and some courses at another post-secondary institution(s), including the required eight lower division courses** (except BUS 201/202, 207, 217W and 254 which may be completed after faculty admission) and submitted a supplemental application form. Of the required courses, a maximum of 2 of the 8 courses may be repeated for admission. The supplemental application may include:

  • An explanation of extra-curricular experience (i.e. in areas of: athletics, arts, community leadership/involvement, work experience, and/or entrepreneurhip)
  • Short answer questions
  • Online video interview
  • References, with at least one being academic in nature

Please note that students must meet minimum GPA requirements in order to be considered for admission to the Beedie School of Business. These requirements are listed on the internal transfer website. Prospective students should also review the Beedie School of Business grade requirements, which are listed at the bottom of this page.


**The eight required lower division courses are as follows:

  • BUS 237-3 Introduction to Business Technology Management
  • BUS 251-3 Financial Accounting I
  • BUS 272-3 Behaviour in Organizations
  • ECON 103-4 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 105-4 Principles of Macroeconomics

and one of:

  • BUEC 232-4 Data and Decisions I
  • STAT 270-3 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

and one of:

  • MATH 150-4 Calculus I with Review
  • MATH 151-3 Calculus I
  • MATH 154-3 Calculus I for the Biological Sciences
  • MATH 157-3 Calculus I for the Social Sciences

and one of ^:

  • ENGL 111W-3 Introduction to Fiction
  • ENGL 112W-3 Introduction to Poetry
  • ENGL 113W-3 Introduction to Drama
  • ENGL 114W-3 Introduction to Prose Genres
  • ENGL 115W-3 Introduction to Issues in Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 199W-3 Introduction to University Writing
  • PHIL 100W-3 Knowledge and Reality
  • PHIL 105-3 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 120W-3 Moral Problems
  • WL 101W-3 Writing About Literature
  • WL 103W-3 Pre-Modern World Literature
  • WL 104W-3 Modern World Literature

^ 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.

Application Procedures

Students applying directly from a secondary school (Category 1) or an external post-secondary institution (Category 2) should apply to the faculty at the same time that they apply for admission to the University. The supplemental application can be found on Beedie's website.

Internal transfer (Category 3 or 4) applicants should apply to the faculty during the term in which the admission requirements are completed. The supplemental application can be found on Beedie's website.

Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply. Unsuccessful applicants may appeal through the faculty admissions appeals committee.

Application Deadlines

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

Joint Major Admission Requirements

All students wishing to pursue a joint major with the Beedie School of Business and another department/faculty must be admissible to both programs that comprise the joint major.

Direct from Secondary School (Category1) or External Transfer - Direct from a recognized Post-Secondary Institution (Category 2)

Students must first gain admission to the Beedie School of Business through the secondary school (Category 1) or the external post-secondary institution (Category 2) application process. Once attending SFU, the student, must satisfy the admission requirements listed for the non-Business portion of the joint major program in order to have their Business plan changed from a major to a joint major. Students should consult with both Beedie and the accompanying joint major department/faculty before applying to the joint major program.

Courses completed at both Simon Fraser University only, or both SFU and another Post-Secondary Institution(s) (Category 3 & 4)

Students admitted to an SFU faculty outside of the Beedie School of Business must be admissible to both the Beedie School of Business via internal transfer (Category 3 or 4), and the other program that comprises that particular joint major (except in the case of the Psychology and Business Joint Major Program).

When applying to Beedie, students will be competitively selected for admission based on the specific course requirements for the particular joint major program and a supplemental application form. Students should consult both Beedie and the accompanying joint major department/faculty before applying to the joint major program.

Please note that students must meet minimum GPA requirements in order to be considered for admission to the Beedie School of Business. These requirements are listed on the internal transfer website. Prospective students should also review and meet the Beedie School of Business grade requirements, which are listed at the bottom of this page.

For further details on the required courses for admission, please refer to the specific business joint major program requirements.

Application Procedures

Applicants should apply to the faculty during the term in which the admission requirements are completed. The supplemental application can be found on Beedie's website.

Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply. Unsuccessful applicants may appeal through the faculty admissions appeal committee.

Application Deadlines

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

Minor Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the minor, students must have completed each lower division required course with a minimum C- grade. For admission to the minor program within the Beedie School of Business, students will be selected competitively from one of the following two streams.

All courses completed at Simon Fraser University

A portion of the annual admission to the minor program will be selected from students who have completed all of their required courses for admission at Simon Fraser University. Students will be selected competitively based on the grades achieved in the 5 lower division required courses***. Of the required courses, a maximum of 2 of the 5 courses may be repeated for admission. Note that a minimum overall SFU Business grade point average of 2.00 is also required for admission to the business minor program.

Courses completed at both Simon Fraser University and other post-secondary institution

A portion of the annual admission to the minor program will be selected from students who have completed some courses at Simon Fraser University and some at other post-secondary institutions, including the required lower division courses. Students will be selected competitively based on the grades achieved in the 5 lower division required courses*** earned at Simon Fraser University and other institutions. Of the required courses, a maximum of 2 of the 5 courses may be repeated for admission. Note that a minimum overall SFU Business course grade point average of 2.00 is also required for admission to the business minor program.

*** five lower division courses are as follows:

  • BUS 237-3 Introduction to Business Technology Management
  • BUS 251-3 Financial Accounting I
  • BUS 272-3 Behaviour in Organizations
  • ECON 103-4 Principles of Microeconomics

and one of ****

  • ECON 105-4 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ENGL 111W -3 Introduction to Fiction
  • 
ENGL 112W -3 Introduction to Poetry
  • ENGL 113W -3 Introduction to Drama

  • ENGL 114W -3 Introduction to Prose Genres

  • ENGL 115W -3 Introduction to Issues in Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 199W -3 Introduction to University Writing

  • PHIL 100W-3 Knowledge and Reality

  • PHIL 105-3 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 120W-3 Introduction to Moral Philosophy

  • WL 101W-3 Writing About Literature
  • WL 103W-3 Pre-Modern World Literature
  • WL 104W-3 Modern World Literature

**** 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.

Application Procedures

Applicants should apply to the faculty during the term in which the lower division requirements are completed. Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply. Unsuccessful applicants may appeal through the faculty admissions appeals committee.

Application Deadlines


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

Double Degree Admission Requirements

Please refer to the double degree program page for details on the admission requirements.

Non-Majors' Access to Business Courses

300 and 400 Division BUS Course Enrollment Restrictions

Students other than those accepted into a program in business administration may enroll in selected 300 and 400 division business administration courses from the day before the term begins until the end of the first week of classes, contingent upon

  • space available in the course during the period indicated
  • meeting all prerequisites for the requested course
  • required minimum overall SFU Business course GPA of 2.30

Registration in BUS 360W is limited to students who are approved in a business major, joint major, honours, or joint honours program.

Only business students admitted to the Accounting 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).

Only students admitted to the Business minor will be permitted to enroll in upper division Business minor courses (BUS 311, 340, 341, and 401).

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, except for the 300 and 400 division Business Minor courses, which require a minimum SFU Business course grade point average of 2.00.

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).

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.

A minimum grade point average of 2.00 calculated on all courses applied towards the certificate is required for graduation from a business certificate.

A minimum grade point average of 2.00 calculated on all courses applied towards the minor is required for graduation from a business minor program.

Student Responsibility

It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of faculty regulations as stated in this Calendar. Departmental and faculty advisors and staff are available for advice and guidance. However, the ultimate responsibility for completeness and correctness of course selection, for compliance with and completion of program and degree requirements and for observance of regulations and deadlines rests with the student.