Second or Subsequent Undergraduate Degree

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Students who are eligible to pursue the Second Degree Business Major program will have already successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a topic outside of Business Administration or Commerce. Eligible students will then follow the pathway below regarding the admission and post-admission process:

1. Qualify for, apply to and receive admission to SFU as a Non-Degree student

Admission to SFU

Students must be admitted as a non-Degree Seeking student either within the Beedie School of Business, or another SFU Faculty.

STEP 1: Review SFU's admission requirements for “University Graduates (degree holders)

STEP 2: Review SFU's application deadlines for the term to which you are applying.

STEP 3: Create your EducationPlannerBC account online at:; or log in again if you already have an existing account.

STEP 4: Enter your academic and biographical information.

STEP 5: Choose the Beedie School of Business as your 1st Choice! Only students who list the Beedie School of Business as their first choice will be evaluated for admission.

TIP: Make sure not to forget to include a 2nd Choice program.

STEP 6: Once your application is complete, you will receive your permanent, 9-digit SFU applicant/student number (i.e. 301 - - - - - -).

Need help with your application? Check out our video tutorial. If you still experience difficulty filling out the application form, please review the SFU Admission Department's Ask Admissions page.

After Applying:

Log-in to to check your application status and follow-up on any "To-Do" list items to ensure your application is complete in order for it to be evaluated.

Submit all admissions-related documents, such as original transcripts, official test scores, and proof of citizenship/landed status, to SFU Admissions by the deadline on your To-Do List. For instructions on how to do so, please see the SFU Admissions After You've Applied page.

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Need help? Please review the SFU Admission Department's Ask Admissions page.

2. Meet the Beedie School of Business Academic Requirements

FALL 2017 to Summer 2018 ADMISSION

  1. Units Required for Admission
  2. Completion of a minimum of 30 units

  3. SFU CGPA Requirement
  4. Attain a minimum SFU cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00.

  5. Business Admission Average:
  6. Students applying to the Business Major program or to a Business Joint Major Program have two opportunities to gain admission to the Beedie School of Business:

    → TIP: Use our GPA Calculator to calculate your Business Admission Average.

  7. Courses Used for Admission:
  8. Number of Repeats Allowed in Admission Calculation:
  9. Of the required courses noted in section D above, only 2 of these courses may be repeated.

    • If more than 2 of the required courses for admission have been repeated, the best 2 repeated courses will be used in the Business admission average calculation. Subsequent repeated, required courses would be evaluated based on the letter grade achieved on the first attempt at the course.
  10. Minimum Grade in each of the Required Courses:
    • A minimum C- (C minus) grade is required in each of the required courses noted in section D, which complies with the graduation requirements outlined in the SFU Calendar.

3. Apply to the Beedie School of Business Online

>Apply for admission to the Business Major or a Business Joint Major program either once you have completed or during the term in which you are completing the specific lower division required courses for admission*.

NOTE: once applications have closed for the current term, you will no longer be able to submit, or make changes to, your application.

*A confirmation email will be sent upon the successful receipt of your application. Please ensure to save this confirmation email for reference. Questions? please contact the undergraduate advising office at:

TIP: During your application you may also select the option to be considered for the Business Minor program should you not gain admission to the Business Major or Business Joint Major program. Learn more about the Business Minor program.

Internal Transfer Application Periods:



Fall 2017 Entry (September)
May 15 - June 15

Spring 2018 Entry (January)
September 15 - October 15

Summer 2018 Entry (May)
January 15 - February 15

4. Post-Admission to the Business Program: Next Steps

Upon admission into the Business Major or Business Joint Major program, a formal letter will be issued by email to you confirming your offer.

TIP: Make sure to check your SFU email so that you don’t miss the opportunity to gain priority enrollment for access to upper division Business courses.

Business Major & Joint Major Next Steps


  • Business Major students must enroll in BUS 202-3 upon admission in order to retain their offer of admission. Learn more about this essential course here
  • Business Joint Major students should consult the SFU Calendar for details on their course requirements and their academic advisors for both portions of their program.

STEP 2: Get connected early and stay informed!

Course Planning Resources:

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Stay Informed:

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  • Do you have questions? Contact one of our helpful undergraduate advisors.

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