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Bachelor of Business Administration

Curriculum

Earn your SFU BBA degree and get career ready as you develop core business and management skills framed in the context of innovative, socially responsible, and globally minded leadership. Gain skills in critical thinking, communications, teamwork, and quantitative stats and math, as well as specialized knowledge in one or more area(s) of concentration. Become career ready through the Professional Development series (BUS 100/300/496) and the Business Career Passport.

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. Begin to explore your concentration options through the common core courses while also building your resume through experiences in courses, student clubs and organizations, and by participating in co-curricular programs and events that build community and expand your network.

Business Foundation Program

Kick-off the first two years of the BBA degree with an introduction to business foundations in BUS 201 (high school) or BUS 202 (transfer) and professional development and degree navigation in the co-requisite BUS 100. Explore the many facets of business through common core introductory business courses, 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.

Business Career Passport

Learn core skills to help prepare you for exploring, seeking, and landing a job or volunteer position during your degree, and beyond! Testing out roles on a volunteer or paid basis can help you decide on what you want to study, build your resume, and help you be successful in launching your career. Students admitted to the BBA are required to complete a series of workshops in their first year. 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.

Continue to build on your new business and career knowledge with exposure to more in-depth business core courses and begin to develop and apply your skills in co-curricular programs like case competitions, student organizations, leadership programs, and more! Now familiarized with the BBA program, the requirements, and opportunities ahead, this is the time to begin to prepare for both deciding on your concentration and which enrichment experiences you will add to your degree.

Experiential opportunities to consider:

  • Co-operative Education
  • Study Abroad
  • Case Competitions
  • Student Organizations

Academic enrichment opportunities to consider:

  • Certificates
  • Joint Majors
  • Minors
  • Honours

Your foundational business knowledge now supports your decision making on a concentration(s) and a deeper exploration of those areas you are most passionate about. You will engage in BUS 300 which is designed as a checkpoint in the program to develop and expand your professional development and understanding of the relationship between business courses and your academic plan.

We offer nine different areas of concentration to explore through a mix of core upper-division courses and concentration courses. You must declare 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 have identified your interests, take advantage of the SFU Beedie career supports that are available to help build and launch your career, such as networking at career expos, workshops, recruitment events and online interview practice. Do not 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 have worked hard to cultivate. You will be immersed in a concentration or a custom combination of concentrations and preparing to complete BUS 496 where you will be encouraged to reflect on and apply what you have learned and experienced on your academic journey.

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 extensive alumni network and the connections made during your BBA.

Program Redesign

As an AACSB and EQUIS accredited school we are committed to ongoing curriculum review and revision. After a detailed evaluation of the Undergraduate Program curriculum we identified eight key principles to support curriculum alignment. The resulting modifications to the BBA program requirements come into effect for new BBA students in September 2022.

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

Marketing

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

Finance

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

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 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

Accounting

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

Marketing

MIS & Finance

Finance

Finance

International Business

HR Management

Marketing & MIS

Management Information Systems

Accounting

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Joint Major


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