Academic Advising

Be Challenged | You can count on our support through those challenges. Our undergraduate advising team can help you navigate through your academic journey, exploring opportunities tailored to your needs and connecting you with useful resources.

Our support services include:

Drop-In Advising Sessions (Burnaby & Surrey campuses)

Because student academic information is confidential, you must bring your SFU ID card or other photo ID to your advising session.


Undergraduate Academic Advising

(sfubusiness_undergrad@sfu.ca or 778.782.5567)

Tip: Wait times are generally shorter if you arrive before noon.

View the calendars below for advising hours on both the Burnaby and Surrey Campus:


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Learning Resources

Access to Business Courses

Business Course Access Rules

1) Business Course Access Rules for Students in faculties other than Business

  1. Non-Business Students
  2. Registration in upper division Business Administration courses is only open to those students who are approved into a Business plan. (A business plan is defined as a major, honours and joint programs), except where otherwise noted. Students are permitted to undertake the lower division business courses, except for BUS 201 & BUS 202, without formal faculty admission.

    Non-business students are able to register in upper division business courses, space permitting and prerequisite(s) met, the day before classes begin each term (excluding BUS 360W, all Accounting concentration courses and all upper division courses required for the Minor program). Those eligible to register in a class will have the ability to add and swap business courses during week 1 of the term only.

    Check out our new 200 level Business course accessible to Non-Business students, BUS 200(3) Business Fundamentals with a Breadth Social Science designation.

  3. Business Minor Students
  4. Business Minor students have access to enroll in lower division business courses, except for BUS 201 & BUS 202. Business minor students only have access to the following upper division Business courses reserved for approved Business Minors, BUS 311, 340, 341, and 401.

    To access upper division Business minor courses, declared Business minor students must also meet the required prerequisites and Beedie continuance average, which is a CGPA of 2.40 or higher. Students who have fallen below Beedie’s continuance average of 2.40 for two or more consecutive terms will be blocked from enrolling in upper division (300 and 400 level) Business minor courses until the day before the first day of classes. Students who are blocked may enroll in upper division Business minor courses during the first week of classes, space permitting and prerequisites met.

    To review the Business Minor admission requirements and apply go here.

  5. Non-Business Students Pursing the Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  6. Non-business students have access to enroll in lower division business courses, except for BUS 201 & BUS 202, without formal faculty admission. Only students who have declared their Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate will have access to the upper division (300 and 400 level) approved I & E Business courses required for the completion of the certificate.

    To access upper division Business I & E courses, declared certificate students must also meet the required prerequisites and Beedie continuance average, which is a CGPA of 2.40 or higher. Students who have fallen below Beedie’s continuance average of 2.40 for two or more consecutive terms will be blocked from enrolling in upper division (300 and 400 level) Certificate in I & E courses until the day before the first day of classes. Students who are blocked may enroll in upper division Certificate in I & E courses during the first week of classes, space permitting and prerequisites met.

    To add the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate go here.

2) Business Course Access Rules for Business Major, Joint Major, and Honours students

  1. Blocked Business Major Students
  2. Students who have fallen below Beedie’s CGPA continuance average of 2.40* for two or more consecutive terms will be blocked from enrolling in upper division (300 and 400 level) Business courses until the day before the first day of classes. Business major students who are blocked may enroll in upper division Business courses during the first week of classes, space permitting and prerequisites met.

    *If you have concerns about your current CGPA or you are below Beedie’s continuance average of 2.40 please contact a Business Academic advisor at: sfubusiness_undergrad@sfu.ca

  3. Upper Division Accounting Courses
  4. All Business major students have access to BUS 320- Financial Accounting: Assets on their enrollment date if CGPA and prerequisites are met and space is still available. Registration in the following Accounting courses are restricted to those Business students with an approved Accounting* concentration or Accounting Honours Degree: BUS 321, 322, 420, 421, 424, 426 and 427.

    *Review the Accounting Concentration admission requirements or apply to the Accounting Concentration.

  5. All Business Major, Joint Major, and Honours Students
  6. All Business major students have access to upper division Business courses (300 and 400 level) on their enrollment date, CGPA and prerequisites met and space permitting, apart from the Accounting concentration courses listed above.

    *Please note you must have 45 units to enroll in 300 level Business courses.


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