Admissions & Finance

Are you the right fit?

This is an online program at the graduate level that provides a solid foundation in business fundamentals for people with undergraduate degrees. It also provides a way into the SFU Beedie MBA program for those who decide to continue on to earn an MBA.

Lectures, exams, and assignments will be scheduled to accommodate individuals working between Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm PST (Vancouver time). If you fall outside of this time zone or schedule, you may need to make occasional adjustments to your schedule

We welcome applications from international students. However, please note that since this is a part-time, online program, it does not qualify for a Canadian study permit.

Who we are looking for

Professional experience

Applicants should have two or more years of full-time work experience, although the average is eight years of experience.

Academic achievements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 (3.0 is preferred).

English language proficiency

Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in English. Students whose first language is not English, or who obtained their undergraduate degree from an institution where the main language of instruction was not English, are required to take either the TOEFL or IELTS.

Computer literacy and equipment

Candidates are expected to be computer literate and familiar with the Internet. You will become familiar with how to work online as part of your orientation in the first semester of the program. Students are expected to have access to a Mac or Windows computer with multi-media capability (including a headset with microphone), high-speed Internet access, Microsoft Office, and Internet Explorer/Firefox/Safari. All students will be required to participate in online group conferencing. Certain courses may require you to use additional software.

Time to study

Typically, you can expect to spend approximately 12 to 15 hours per week on each course.

Lectures, exams, and assignments will be scheduled to accommodate individuals working between Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm PST (Vancouver time). If you fall outside of this time zone or schedule, you may need to make occasional adjustments to your schedule.

For full Admission Requirements, visit How to Apply.

Tuition (Fall 2019)

Tuition for 2018-2019 academic year:

  • $16,500* ($2,738 for a 4 credit course) plus approximately $1,500 for textbooks and student fees.

*Subject to Board of Governors approval.

Application Deadlines:

  • November 1st for January 2019 intake
  • March 20 for May 2019 intake
  • July 17th for September 2019 intake

*Students need to attend a mandatory online, instructor-led Bootcamp before the start of the program. Expect to spend approximately 20 hours completing the various learning activities over this period.

Ready to apply? Apply online now.