Leader,
changemaker,
big picture thinker

Bachelor of Business Administration

Curriculum

Earn your SFU BBA degree by completing five components, including business and management core courses, foundational skills courses in critical thinking, communications, and quantitative stats and math, as well as electives, an area(s) of concentration, and career development.

High School students entering their SFU Beedie BBA kick-off the first two years of the program with customized opportunities, activities and BUS 201: Introduction to Business, a two-year Business Foundation Program focused on core business knowledge.

Transfer Students from an outside institution or other SFU faculties begin their BBA with the Business Foundation Program via BUS 202-3: Foundations of Collaborative Work Environments. BUS 202 equips students with foundational business principles with a focus on team-based environments.

Year one is where it all starts. Spend your first year as an SFU Beedie student getting to know yourself, the program, and the fast-paced business world you are working to join. Explore student clubs and organizations, and participate in the events and activities that build community.

Business Foundation Program

In your first term, explore the many facets of business through your core introductory business course, BUS 201, along with foundational electives to set you up for success. Meet the team of professional advisors and services dedicated to supporting your academic, professional, and personal growth. Wrap-up term one with the BUS 201 Beedie Case Challenge, the first case competition of your BBA degree.

Business Career Passport

High school students admitted to the BBA are required to complete a series of six workshops within 12 months of admission to SFU Beedie School of Business. You’ll participate in six workshops designed to hone your interests and sharpen your focus. Learn how companies hire candidates, how to craft attention-grabbing resumes and cover letters, and what it takes to interview and network like a professional.

Courses

Introductory 100- and 200-level courses are typically taken in your first- and second-years at SFU Beedie, and completed as part of your first 60 units. Many are prerequisites for courses to be taken in your third and fourth years of study.

  • BUS 201* for high school admits
  • BUS 202 for transfer students

If you wish to complete your degree in 4 years, you will need to complete at least 10 courses (30 units) per academic year (3 terms).

* Note: You must enroll in BUS 201 at the campus to which you were offered admission.

Build on your new business skills, continue to add to your core competencies, and make the most of every moment. Now familiarized with the BBA program and the requirements and opportunities ahead, this is an ideal time to begin planning for enrichment experiences like study abroad or Co-Op. See your Academic Advisor for more information on how to get started. Opportunities to consider include:

  • Co-operative Education experiences
  • Study Abroad
  • Case Competitions
  • Certificates
  • Joint Majors
  • Minors

Year two is also the time to explore your goals, focus your interests, and research each of the nine areas of concentration available in your third and fourth years.

A typical schedule for a second-year BBA student consists of lower-division and some upper-division courses (minimum 45 units required to enroll in upper-division courses).

Your foundational business knowledge now supports a deeper exploration into those areas you are most passionate about. In your third and fourth years, we offer nine different areas of concentration to explore through a mix of core upper-division courses and concentration courses. You must apply for and complete the required courses for at least one of the following concentrations:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Analysis

Once you’ve identified your interests, take advantage of the SFU Beedie career supports available to help build and launch your career, such as workshops, recruitment events and online interview practice. Don’t forget to explore our study abroad and co-op education options and the possibility of upgrading your CV with a Joint Major, Honours degree or Certificates.

Your future beyond graduation is now sharply in focus. Spend your fourth year as a BBA student polishing the skills and competencies you’ve worked hard to cultivate. You will be immersed in a concentration or a custom combination of concentrations, and preparing complete a Capstone project that showcases your critical-thinking skills.

All the career-building skills and contacts made during your BBA degree can now be put to full use. The Career Management Centre will help you prepare for your career, including how to leverage the connections made during your BBA.

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 Candidate

Marketing

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

Enoch Weng

BBA Candidate

Finance

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 Candidate

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 Candidate

Human Resources Management

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 Candidate

Management Information Systems

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

Becky Wong

BBA Candidate

Accounting

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

Natasha Tsoy

BBA Candidate

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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

Taylor Ward

BBA Candidate

Joint Program

Marketing

Finance

International Business

HR Management

Management Information Systems

Accounting

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Joint Major


Connect with our Admissions Team

Our admissions team is more than happy to answer your questions. Please email bsb_admit@sfu.ca or call 778.782.5567.