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Inbound Exchange

Due to demand and space restrictions, courses offered through the Beedie School of Business at SFU, (BUS courses), are only open to exchange / study abroad students who are from institutions with specific business exchange / study abroad agreements with SFU, and who are completing a major in business at their home institution.

Exchange / study abroad students who are from institutions with specific business exchange / study abroad agreements and who are completing a major in business at their home institution are required to take a minimum of 3 courses from the Beedie School of Business. 

To find out if your home institution has an exchange / study abroad agreement with the Beedie School of Business at SFU please check the Preferred Business Partners list.

For Spring 2021 exchanges, the Beedie Schools of Business is implementing additional course restrictions for all exchange / study abroad students, including those from Preferred Business Partners. Details will be posted here over Summer 2020.

Exchange / study abroad students (not from Preferred Business Partners) may access the below 7 courses if space is available.

Priority Access
  • BUS 221 - Personal Finance
  • BUS 233 - Introduction to Commercial Law & Business Ethics
  • BUS 238 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Not Priority Access for Spring 2021 

(Enrollment will take place on the first day of classes if space is available)

  • BUS 217W - Critical Thinking in Business*
  • BUS 237 - Introduction to Business Technology Management
  • BUS 251 - Financial Accounting I
  • BUS 272 - Behaviour in Organizations

* Exchange and study abroad students may have access to "W" courses, but need to demonstrate proof of prior academic English work (above and beyond the basic English language requirements for admission to SFU). For more information please contact exchange@sfu.ca.

All exchange / study abroad students (including Business students from Preferred Business Partners) cannot access any of the following 300-400 level accounting courses: BUS 320, BUS 321, BUS 322, BUS 329, BUS 420, BUS 421, BUS 424, BUS 426, BUS 427, and BUS 428. The Accounting Concentration is a specialized program that is not open to any exchange / study abroad students.

All exchange / study abroad students (including Business students from Preferred Business Partners) cannot access any of the following 300-400 level Business Minor courses: BUS 311, BUS 340, BUS 341, and BUS 401. Business Minor is a specialized program that is not open to any exchange / study abroad students*.

All exchange / study abroad students (including Business students from Preferred Business Partners) cannot access the following course(s): BUS 200, BUS 201, BUS 202, BUS 216 and BUS 360W.

Exchange/study abroad from non Business Preferred Partners may access selected 300 and 400 division business administration courses contingent upon:

  • space available on the day before the term of classes begins
  • meeting the prerequisites for the requested course

Exchange / study abroad students who are in their final year of study should be warned that enrollment in courses is NOT guaranteed.

If you are interested in courses in the Department of Economics, please review ECON course restrictions.

All exchange / study abroad students (including Business students from Preferred Business Partners) cannot access graduate level BUS courses. This restriction includes courses in the MSc Finance , the full and part time MBA, the MOT MBA, Executive MBA programs and GDBA.

*The Beedie School of Business has an unique agreement with the Indian Institutes of Technology for access to BUS Minor courses. If you are an IIT student, please contact studyabroad_bsb@sfu.ca for more information.


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