Business Certificates

Be Challenged | Advance your education by adding a certificate to your CV. The Beedie School of Business offers Business Major and Business Joint Major students the opportunity to tailor their studies even further with one or more Business Certificate programs. Learn more about each certificate below or through the SFU Calendar.

Note: Courses can only be applied toward a single certificate as per the SFU Calendar. Students are not permitted to double count certificate courses towards multiple certificates. If a student is pursuing multiple certificates and there is overlap in courses, the student must choose which certificate to complete. For example, BUS 362, BUS 462, and BUS 464 are overlapping requirements for both the BADM and BTM certificates. As such, students may not apply these courses towards both certificates.

Certificate in Business Analytics and Decision Making (BADM)

The Certificate in Business Analytics and Decision Making (BADM) teaches you valuable skills in business analytics and decision-making, including the ability to ask the right questions, to manage data (databases and warehouses), and to be familiar with statistical and computational methods. At the end of your certificate, you will apply your newly acquired skills by completing a one-term capstone project working with an industry partner.

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Plan out your Business Analytics and Decision Making (BADM) Certificate. The following requirements are for students approved:

Certificate in Business Technology Management (BTM)

Designed by the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow's ICT Skills (CCICT) and the academic community, the Certificate in Business Technology Management (BTM) focuses on innovation, leadership, and implementation of change in organizations, especially in the area of information and communications technology (ICT). Along with developing interpersonal communication, collaboration, and leadership skills, BTM students learn to analyze business processes, design appropriate technology-based solutions, and lead projects.

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Starting Spring 2018, a new specialization for the certificate, BTM - Financial Services, will be offered. Click here for detail

Plan out your Business Technology Management (BTM) Certificate. The following requirements are for students approved:


Corporate Environment and Social Sustainability (CESS) Certificate

In light of the growing demand and attention to environmental and social sustainability issues, the Beedie School of Business and the Faculty of Environment have cooperatively designed the Corporate Environment and Social Sustainability Certificate (CESS) to provide you with the opportunity to acquire training and understanding in the interconnected nature of the economy, environment, and society.

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Plan out your Corporate Environment and Social Sustainability (CESS) Certificate. The following requirements are for students approved:

International Experiential Learning Certificate (IELC)

The International Experiential Learning Certificate provides Business Major and Business Joint Major students with broad exposure to the global environment within which modern business is conducted. The certificate is earned through a combination of international activities, language acquisition and the study of a course related to the socio-economic and/or cultural environment in which the international activities will take place.

Plan out your International Experiential Learning (IELC) Certificate. The following requirements are for students approved:

Charles Chang Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CCCIE)

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) provides training to help you develop skills such as creativity, adaptability, teamwork, communication, and implementation. Whether your goal is to be a part of a team or one day lead your own, your I&E skills will be a valuable asset in today’s fast-paced environment.

This certificate is open to all SFU students and is a complementary credential to a student’s primary degree.

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Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE), supported by the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship. The following requirements are for students approved:

IMPORTANT DATES

2018-12-16

DEC

5-16

Final exam period

2018-12-14

DEC

14

Final grad application deadline for students finishing coursework in Fall 2018

2019-01-03

JAN

3

Classes start

2019-01-09

JAN

9

Last day to add classes, swap classes, change tutorials using goSFU

2019-01-16

JAN

16

Last day to drop a class using goSFU without a withdrawal notation of “WD” for the course on your academic record. If withdrawing from all classes, a withdrawal notation of “Withdrew YYYY-MM-DD” will be added to your academic record

2019-01-16

JAN

16

Tuition due

2019-02-06

FEB

6

Last day to drop a class using goSFU, with a withdrawal notation (WD) on your academic record

2019-02-15

FEB

15

Early deadline to apply and pay for the early application fee on goSFU for graduation in June 2019 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2019 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying

2019-04-12

APR

12

Final deadline to apply and pay for the regular application fee on goSFU for graduation in June 2019 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2019 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying