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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 2020 Summer
http://business.sfu.ca

Programs Offered

Beedie School of Business

Admission Requirements

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

Secondary school graduates, or students with fewer than 24 units of transferable coursework from another post-secondary institution, will be competitively selected for admission in the fall and spring terms (only), based on the general Simon Fraser University admission requirements, faculty specific admission requirements, and a supplemental application. 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

A portion of the annual admission will be competitively selected from students transferring from recognized post-secondary institutions who meet the university admission requirements and have completed all of the eight lower division courses required for admission**. Students may also be required to submit a supplemental application for consideration. 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 or a Combination of Simon Fraser University and Other Post-Secondary Courses

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 eight lower division courses required for admission**. Students may also be required to submit a supplemental application for consideration. 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

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 here.

**The eight lower division courses required for admission 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:

  • BUS 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 Literary Classics in English
  • ENGL 112W-3 Literature Now
  • ENGL 113W-3 Literature and Performance
  • ENGL 114W-3 Language and Purpose
  • ENGL 115W-3 Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 199W-3 Writing to Persuade
  • PHIL 100W-3 Knowledge and Reality
  • PHIL 105-3 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 120W-3 Moral and Legal Problems
  • WL 101W-3 Writing in World Literature
  • WL 103W-3 Early World Literatures
  • WL 104W-3 Modern World Literatures

^ 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 or an external post-secondary institution should apply to the faculty at the same time that they apply for admission to the University.

Internal transfer applicants should apply to the faculty during the term in which the admission requirements are completed.

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.

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 or External Transfer - Direct from a recognized Post-Secondary Institution

Students must first gain admission to the Beedie School of Business through the secondary school or the external post-secondary institution application process described above. 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 Simon Fraser University only, or both SFU and another Post-Secondary Institution(s)

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 (as described in the major admission requirements above) 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 in the SFU calendar.

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

Application Procedures

Students applying directly from a secondary school or an external post-secondary institution should apply to the faculty at the same time that they apply for admission to the University.

Internal transfer applicants should apply to the faculty during the term in which the admission requirements are completed.

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.

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 Literary Classics in English
  • 
ENGL 112W -3 Literature Now
  • ENGL 113W -3 Literature and Performance
  • ENGL 114W -3 Language and Purpose
  • ENGL 115W -3 Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 199W -3 Writing to Persuade
  • PHIL 100W-3 Knowledge and Reality

  • PHIL 105-3 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 120W-3 Moral and Legal Problems
  • WL 101W-3 Writing in World Literature
  • WL 103W-3 Early World Literatures
  • WL 104W-3 Modern World Literatures

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

Double Degree Admission Requirements

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