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Business Foundation Program

Newly admitted students beginning their business studies at Simon Fraser University on the Surrey or Burnaby campus will complete the Business Foundation Program. The Business Foundation Program is an interdisciplinary first year program where students will gain foundational skills and knowledge for success in their academic and experiential pursuits within the Beedie School of Business. An emphasis on applied business knowledge, communication and collaboration will be expressed through complementary weekly workshops, as well as career/professional development workshops via the Business Career Passport.

The Business Foundation Program contains two streams: the high school stream for newly admitted high school students and the transfer stream for internal and external transfer students. Each stream is designed to address the transition needs of the respective student group. Both streams must complete the Career Passport requirements.

Program Requirements

High School Stream

In their first term, students must complete

BUS 201 - Introduction to Business (3)

The management and operation of business, including the principles, concepts, ideas and tools used by managers. Management in the contemporary world of high technology is emphasized, featuring examples and cases involving high-tech firms. In addition, the course exposes students to international and local business issues, and to large companies as well as to smaller, entrepreneurial firms. Prerequisite: This course is only open to approved Business Administration majors admitted to the faculty through the Business Foundation Program - High School Stream. Students with credit for BUS 130 or 202 or 301 may not receive further credit for this course, nor students with more than 30 units.

and are recommended to take two to four additional courses from the following

one of

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 Junjie Liu
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D104 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D105 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D106 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D107 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D108 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D109 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D110 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D111 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D112 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D113 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D114 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D116 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYE 2016, Surrey
SRYE 2016, 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 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D105 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D107 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D108 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D109 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D110 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D111 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D112 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D113 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D114 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D900 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYE 2016, Surrey
SRYE 2016, Surrey

or one of

MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

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

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. 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 157 may not take MATH 154 for further credit. Quantitative.

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 Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

and/or 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
D100 Nicky Didicher
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D102 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D103 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D104 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D105 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D106 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D107 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D108 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D109 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
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.

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
D900 Betty Schellenberg
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D901 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D902 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D903 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D904 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D905 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
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.

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 Daniel Dunford
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
D200 Daniel Dunford
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
,
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 Martin Hahn
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D104 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D105 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D106 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D107 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D108 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D109 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D110 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
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 Lyle Crawford
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D103 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D104 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D105 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D106 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D107 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D108 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D109 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D111 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D112 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
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 Chelsea Rosenthal
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D103 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D104 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D105 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D106 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D107 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D108 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D109 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D110 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D111 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D112 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D113 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,
D114 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
,
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.

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.

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.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education

and/or elective course(s) that may be applied toward the non-Business requirement within the bachelor of business administration or toward the university's WQB requirements.

Transfer Stream

In their first term, students must complete

BUS 202 - Foundations for Collaborative Work Environments (3)

The demand for innovation in the context of a globalized workforce has raised the importance of developing collaborative skills and managing workplace diversity. Foundations for Collaborative Work Environments expands students' skills in effectively collaborating with others while participating in the Beedie Product Management Experience to achieve team and business objectives. Prerequisite: This course is only open to approved Business Administration majors, joint majors, or second degree students admitted to the faculty through the Business Foundation Program - Transfer Stream. Students with credit for BUS 130 or 201 or 301 may not receive further credit for this course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shauna Jones
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Sa, Su 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
WMC 2230, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D200 Matthew Martell
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Sa, Su 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D201 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D202 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby

and are recommended to take two to four additional business courses and/or elective course(s) that may be applied toward the non-Business requirement within the bachelor of business administration or toward the university’s WQB requirements.

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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