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In a rapidly changing world, your education should be as flexible as your ambitions. SFU Beedie’s BBA curriculum empowers you for the next four years and beyond, embodying the philosophy that your degree should evolve with you. We believe in tailoring your BBA experience to your interests, goals, and needs. With nine concentrations, business certificates, honors options, joint majors, and cross-disciplinary opportunities, our curriculum adapts to the shifting demands of the job market. 

Your journey is at the core of our approach. Through hands-on learning, you'll develop skills and learning outcomes that seamlessly integrate with your academic and career path, from self-discovery in year one to career launch in year four.

Year One: Lay the foundation for success

In your first year, our BBA curriculum sets the stage for your future. Launch your journey of self-discovery in BUS 100 and lay the cornerstone for strong business knowledge and skills in the Business Foundation Program. Enrich your perspective through interdisciplinary studies through the non-business elective requirements. You will cultivate skills and career readiness that will be crucial for your journey to success by completing the Business Career Passport workshops, which will teach you how to manage your career.

Recommended course list

  • BUS 100: Professional Development – LAUNCH
  • BUS 201: Introduction to Business / BUS 202: Foundations of Business
  • ECON 103: Principles of Microeconomics / ECON 113 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 105: Principles of Macroeconomics / ECON 115: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ENGL/PHIL/WL * approved list
  • MATH 157: Calculus I for the Social Sciences or MATH 150/MATH 151/MATH 154

You may choose to complete courses for the following requirements: Non-Business Elective (Group A and/or Group B requirement) and another Lower Division Business Core course.

Year Two: Establish Fundamental Business & Career Skills

In your second year, build upon foundational knowledge with the Lower Division Business Core, ensuring a well-rounded understanding of business essentials. Continue your journey into interdisciplinary exploration with the non-business elective requirement and expand your breadth of knowledge. The introduction of Flexible Entry Year Two welcomes transfer students, infusing fresh perspectives and learnings into the SFU Beedie Community.

Year two is pivotal in your career readiness journey as you learn about concentrations and seek out opportunities to develop your skills and grow your network. As you embrace this stage, you are not just accumulating knowledge—you are evolving into a well-rounded and future-ready professional through experiential learning opportunities within course work, student organizations, international exchange, case competitions, and co-operative education.

Recommended Course List

  • BUS 207: Managerial Economics or ECON 201 - Microeconomic Theory I: Competitive Behaviour 
  • BUS 217W: Critical Thinking in Business 
  • BUS 232: Business Statistics or ECON 233 - Introduction to Economic Data and Statistics or STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics 
  • BUS 254: Managerial Accounting I 

You may choose to complete courses for the following requirements: Non-Business Elective (Group A and/or Group B requirement) and another Lower Division Business Core course.

For Flexible Entry Year Two

  • BUS 100: Professional Development - Launch 
  • BUS 202: Foundations of Business


In your third year, our BBA curriculum brings you closer to your professional identity. Engage in reflective planning through BUS 300 (Planning), which aligns academic studies and experiential learning for the latter half of your degree—a period focused on honing the knowledge, skills, and experiences you need to launch your career. Dive deep into the Upper Division Business Core to master essential business concepts and begin crafting your expertise in your chosen area of concentration.

Flexible Entry Year Three opens doors for transfer students, contributing unique insights from other institutions. As you approach career readiness in year three, apply your burgeoning knowledge and skills while gaining experience through co-curricular learning opportunities, setting the stage for your professional journey.

Recommended Course List

  • BUS 300 - Professional Development - Planning
  • BUS 360W - Business Communication

Upper Division Business Core Courses

  • BUS 303 - Business, Society and Ethics
  • BUS 312 - Introduction to Finance
  • BUS 343 - Introduction to Marketing
  • BUS 373 - Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • BUS 374 - Organization Theory or BUS 381 - Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • BUS 393 - Commercial Law
  • International Business Course from approved list 

Concentration Requirement

Declaring a concentration gives you access to a number of Beedie specific scholarships and awards.

Complete your studies within your declared area of concentration and refine your expertise in your specialized domain. Synthesize your learning in the Upper Division Business Core, with BUS 478: Strategy — a course that encapsulates your understanding of strategic business concepts - and BUS 496 (SUMMIT), which captures your BBA journey and experiences and prepares you for your career.

Get ready to use your career management skills to communicate your academic and professional experiences to employers, propelling you towards a successful career launch.

Concentration requirements

  • BUS 478: Strategy
  • BUS 496: Professional Development - Summit

Upper Division Business Core Courses

  • BUS 303: Business, Society and Ethics
  • BUS 312: Introduction to Finance
  • BUS 343: Introduction to Marketing
  • BUS 373: Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • BUS 374: Organization Theory or BUS 381 - Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • BUS 393: Commercial Law
  • International Business Course from approved list


For students looking for further academic and experiential enrichment opportunities, our BBA curriculum offers you further avenues of growth. Explore additional program options to add to your education—whether you seek specialization through an additional concentration, aspire to complete business honours, or aim to enrich your expertise with business certificates or minors and certificates from other SFU faculties. Set yourself apart and globalize your degree by engaging in international exchange or international co-op opportunities. These opportunities help you refine your area of specialty, demonstrate academic rigor and breadth, and acquire career advantages.

Academic enrichment opportunities

Experiential opportunities

Connect with Us

Learn more about the program and get in touch with our recruitment and admissions team.

I want to work for companies that don’t just make a profit, but try to make a positive impact in the world, and of course, are in fashion.

Rosa Tang

BBA Alumnus


I'm working on starting EDGE SFU to support students who might not have the same opportunities as other students. The goal is to help to provide financial support, scholarships, and job postings. It’s a lot of work getting this club off the ground, but I enjoy helping other students.

Avedeep Nijjar

BBA Candidate

MIS & Finance

A lot of students don’t follow a traditional path through university, and that’s ok.

Enoch Weng

BBA Alumnus


The most important thing is to get involved. It’s up to you to make this as enriching as possible, and all you have to do is raise your hand to volunteer or participate in events and clubs.

Irene Chang

BBA Candidate


The flexibility SFU Beedie offers enabled me to combine my interests in my joint major in international business and economics, but also offered so much through experiential learning and opportunities to get involved. There is so much that the time passes very quickly, so it’s important to make the most of it while you can.

Sasha Vukovic

BBA Alumnus

International Business

I know that whatever I do, the education I gained from my SFU Beedie experience will help me to bring about change.

Alain Ndayishimiye

BBA Alumnus

Human Resources Management

You will never know unless you try. There are always going to be opportunities to add value – it's just a matter of how you view it. Whether it is signing up for a case competition, or events and information sessions, or reaching out to senior students to ask them about their experiences, make the most of it and get involved.

Tommy Goana

Business Honours Candidate

Marketing, MIS, Certificate in Business Analytics & Decision Making, and Charles Chang Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

When I took some classes at SFU's Beedie School of Business, I realized how much I loved the business aspect of things

Ben Hellner

BBA Alumnus

Management Information Systems

I felt really supported at SFU Beedie and because of that, I was able to accomplish so much.

Becky Wong

BBA Alumnus


SFU Beedie gave me an opportunity to shape my professional goals and define my core values.

Natasha Tsoy

BBA Alumnus

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Design and business come hand in hand in industry, and my SFU Beedie education gave me a unique way of thinking.

Taylor Ward

BBA Alumnus

Joint Program


MIS & Finance



International Business

HR Management

Marketing & MIS

Management Information Systems


Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Joint Major