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Bachelor of Business Administration

Admission Requirements

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You’ve researched our programs and explored our opportunities. You feel a connection. SFU’s Beedie School of Business is where you want to study to gain the experience, knowledge, and skills that will give you a career advantage. This is the moment you put your plan into action and start your application.

This application is for you if:

  • You are a secondary student completing your studies in the upcoming year or;
  • You previously graduated from a secondary school and have not completed more than 24 units of transferrable academic work at another post-secondary institution
SFU and the Beedie School of Business are closely monitoring the latest advice from government agencies regarding COVID-19. This is a serious and fast-moving situation, and we take our responsibilities to our community very seriously. The wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff and community partners is our number one priority.

The situation with COVID-19 means that things are a little different from usual, and we understand you may have questions about what happens next. For information on how COVID-19 affects your admission, please visit our website.

Requirements for Admission

SFU general admission requirements for British Columbia high school students

In addition to fulfilling the requirements for admission to SFU, you must also meet the specific admission requirements for SFU Beedie School of Business. Review the requirements for High School students in British Columbia (B.C.) below.

For admission requirements outside of the B.C. High School curriculum, including International Baccalaureate, British Patterned Education and other International curriculums, please visit SFU Admission requirements

Secondary school applicants are competitively selected for admission in the fall and spring terms (only) by:

Required Grade 11 course categories:

  • English 11
  • Language 11
  • Math 11
  • Science 11
  • Social Studies 11

Grade 12 requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 Grade 12 courses, including English Studies 12, Pre-Calculus 12, and three additional courses from the SFU Beedie approved course list.
  • English Studies 12 (or equivalent) with a minimum final blended grade of 70%.

Admission is based on an evaluation of all approved Grade 11 and 12 courses, with greater emphasis on List A courses.

Marks matter, but so do your experiences, achievements and communication style. The Supplemental Application brings to life your experiences and personality. It is your chance to share with us a complete picture of who you are and why an SFU Beedie education is right for you.

Begin your Supplemental Application

What to expect

  • A short answer essay question that reveals more about who you are and demonstrates your communication skills
  • A place to describe your extra-curricular activities. From athletics and artistic pursuits to volunteer work and community involvement – tell us about your interests and what makes you unique
  • A request for two references. One must be a school counsellor or teacher, and both should be able to speak to your character, achievements and extracurricular activities
  • Something you want to share that doesn’t fit into the options above? We have a space for that!
  • Already applied to SFU Beedie? Tell us what you’ve accomplished since your previous application.
  • Payment of the Supplemental Application fee
  • Learn what makes a successful applicant, how to best prepare, and answers to our frequently asked questions by visiting our Supplemental Overview page. 

Supplemental Overview Page

You’ve researched our programs, explored our opportunities, and you know SFU Beedie School of Business is where you want to be. Continue your undergraduate education with us and get the tools and knowledge needed to launch a career in business. Your SFU Beedie story begins here.

This application is for you if you are:

  • Applying to SFU and the Beedie School of Business
  • In good academic standing and have a CGPA of 2.00 (60%) or greater
  • Transferring from an external college or university (excluding Fraser International College), and have not completed any coursework at SFU
SFU and the Beedie School of Business are closely monitoring the latest advice from government agencies regarding COVID-19. This is a serious and fast-moving situation, and we take our responsibilities to our community very seriously. The wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff and community partners is our number one priority.

The situation with COVID-19 means that things are a little different from usual, and we understand you may have questions about what happens next. For information on how COVID-19 affects your admission, please visit our website.

For students who have completed admission requirements during the Spring 2020 term, please click here for our frequently asked questions.

Requirements for Admissions

To gain admission to Simon Fraser University, you must fulfill three admission requirements:

SFU Beedie School of Business Admission Requirements

College or University Transfer applicants are competitively selected for admission by:

  • Attaining a competitive Business Admission GPA on the 8 required courses of a 2.80 or higher
  • Completing all 8 required courses for admission (minimum grade of C- required)
  • Remaining in good academic standing

We have two admission pathways depending on your Business Admission GPA. Use our GPA Calculator to calculate your Business Admission GPA. A minimum of five out of the eight courses must be completed, with the remaining three in progress, at the time you apply. 

To navigate the application process with confidence, we strongly encourage you to consult with an SFU Beedie advisor before starting your application.

List of required courses

The following eight required courses are used to calculate your Business Admission GPA:

  • BUS 232-4 Data and Decisions I (or BUEC 232-4 Data and Decisions I, or Stat 270-3)
  • BUS 237-3 Introduction to Technology Management
  • BUS 251-3 Financial Accounting I
  • BUS 272-3 Behaviour in Organizations
  • ECON 103-4 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 105-4 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MATH 157-3 Calculus for the Social Sciences I (or MATH 151-3, 154-3, or 150-4)

And one of:

  • ENGL 111W-3
  • ENGL 112W-3
  • ENGL 113W-3
  • ENGL 114W-3
  • ENGL 115W-3
  • ENGL 199W-3
  • PHIL XX1-3 or PHIL 105-3
  • PHIL 100W-3
  • PHIL 110-3*
  • PHIL 120W-3
  • PHIL 150-3*
  • WL 101W-3
  • WL 103W-3
  • WL 104W-3
  • WL 105W-3*

Any one of the above courses may be replaced by any three unspecified transfer units in English or in ENGL-Writing at the 100 or 200 level (i.e. ENGL 1XX (3), ENGL1WRIT (3), ENGL 2XX (3)).

* Effective Fall 2020 Admission

Transfer units

Students within British Columbia (BC) should refer to the BC Transfer Guide for course transferability. Sometimes, to gain transfer units for a single course, two or more courses must have been completed at your current college/university.

Students outside of British Columbia (BC) should consult with SFU Admissions via the SFU Future Students portal page for guidance on course transferability. Students may be encouraged to submit detailed course outlines in order for the SFU Admissions Department to assess for specific course transfer credit. 

Repeated courses

Of the required courses, a maximum of two of the eight courses may be repeated one time each for admission.

Should you repeat more than two, the best two are used to calculate your Business admission average. We evaluate subsequent repeated, required courses based on the letter grade achieved on the first attempt at the course.

Minimum grade in each of the required courses

Admission to SFU Beedie School of Business requires a minimum C- (C minus) grade in each of the required courses. This complies with the graduation requirements outlined in the SFU Calendar. If you have achieved a grade lower than a C- in your first attempt at 3 of the 8 required courses, you will not be eligible for admission consideration to the program as only two repeats are permitted.

Associate Degree Holders

Please note BC Associate of Arts or Science degree holders will not receive preference in admission or assessment with a GPA 0.25 points less than the competitive Business Admission GPA on the 8 required courses. 

For direct admission into SFU Beedie School of Business using only your GPA, without submitting a Supplemental Application, you must achieve a 3.30 or higher Business Admission GPA on a minimum of 5 completed courses out of the 8 courses required for admission, with the remaining required courses in progress at the time of application.

If you have completed admission requirements during the Spring 2020 term, please refer to our Pass Equivalent grade FAQ to determine your eligibility for consideration under the GPA Only Admission pathway.

Applicants with a 3.30 or higher Business Admission GPA that are not in good standing or have been required to withdraw from a former post-secondary institution, are required to complete the Supplemental Application as part of their admission evaluation. Please see here for more information on the SFU admission requirements for applicants that are not in good standing or have been required to withdraw.

We invite you to submit an online Supplemental Application if you have:

  • 2.80 to 3.29 Business Admission GPA on a minimum of 5 completed courses out of the 8 courses required for admission, with the remaining required courses in progress at the time of application.

Students from this pathway are competitively selected for admission based on a combination of academic performance and their Supplemental Application. Should you decide not to complete the Supplemental Application, you will only be considered using the GPA-Only entry requirements.

Supplemental Application

The Supplemental Application brings to life your experiences and personality. It is your chance to share a complete picture of who you are and why an SFU Beedie education is right for you. There is a fee of $84.46 CAD to submit your application payable online at the time you submit your Supplemental Application.

Learn more about the Supplemental Application including how to best prepare, what makes a strong application and answers to common questions by reviewing our Supplemental Overview page.

Supplemental Overview Page

*IMPORTANT: Keep a record of your Supplemental Application invitation email as it will contain instructions on where, by when, and how to complete your application.

Looking to change course and want to continue your SFU education with a degree in business? It’s never too late to pursue your passions. Your SFU Beedie story begins here.

This application is for you if you are:

  • Currently in an SFU Faculty other than the Beedie School of Business
  • Seeking admission to the Business Major, Business Joint Major, or the Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Business Double Degree program

SFU and the Beedie School of Business are closely monitoring the latest advice from government agencies regarding COVID-19. This is a serious and fast-moving situation, and we take our responsibilities to our community very seriously. The wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff and community partners is our number one priority.

For students who have completed admission requirements during the Spring 2020 term, please click here for our frequently asked questions.

Requirements for Admissions

Internal Transfer applicants are competitively selected for admission to the Business Major or Business Joint Major program by:

  • Attaining a competitive Business Admission GPA of 2.80 or higher on the 8 required courses
  • Completing all 8 required courses for admission (minimum grade of C- required)
  • Attaining a minimum SFU business course GPA of 2.30 by the end of the application term
  • Remaining in good academic standing

We have two admission pathways depending on your Business Admission GPA. Use our GPA Calculator to calculate your Business Admission GPA. A minimum of five out of the eight courses must be completed, with the remaining three in progress, at the time you apply. 

To navigate the application process with confidence, we strongly encourage you to consult with an SFU Beedie advisor before starting your application.

List of required courses

The following eight required courses are used to calculate your Business Admission GPA:

  • BUS 232-4 Data and Decisions I (or BUEC 232-4 Data and Decisions I, or Stat 270-3)
  • BUS 237-3 Introduction to Technology Management
  • BUS 251-3 Financial Accounting I
  • BUS 272-3 Behaviour in Organizations
  • ECON 103-4 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 105-4 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MATH 157-3 Calculus for the Social Sciences I (or MATH 151-3, 154-3, or 150-4)

And one of:

  • ENGL 111W-3
  • ENGL 112W-3
  • ENGL 113W-3
  • ENGL 114W-3
  • ENGL 115W-3
  • ENGL 199W-3
  • PHIL XX1-3 or PHIL 105-3
  • PHIL 100W-3
  • PHIL 110-3*
  • PHIL 120W-3
  • PHIL 150-3*
  • WL 101W-3
  • WL 103W-3
  • WL 104W-3
  • WL 105W-3*

Any one of the above courses may be replaced by any three unspecified transfer units in English or in ENGL-Writing at the 100 or 200 level (i.e. ENGL 1XX (3), ENGL1WRIT (3), ENGL 2XX (3)).

* Effective Fall 2020 Admission

Repeated courses

Of the required courses, a maximum of two of the eight courses may be repeated one time each for admission.

Should you repeat more than two, the best two are used to calculate your Business admission average. We evaluate subsequent repeated, required courses based on the letter grade achieved on the first attempt at the course.

Five Course Repeat Policy

Please note that the Beedie School of Business enforces the SFU Five Course Repeat Policy. Should you require five or more repeats to complete a degree in the Beedie School of Business, you will not be eligible for Internal Transfer.

Minimum grade in each of the required courses

Admission to SFU Beedie School of Business requires a minimum C- (C minus) grade in each of the required courses. This complies with the graduation requirements outlined in the SFU Calendar. If you have achieved a grade lower than a C- in your first attempt at 3 of the 8 required courses, you will not be eligible for admission consideration to the program as only two repeats are permitted.

For direct admission into SFU Beedie School of Business using only your GPA, without submitting a Supplemental Application, you must achieve a 3.30 or higher Business Admission GPA on a minimum of 5 completed courses out of the 8 courses required for admission, with the remaining required courses in progress at the time of application.

If you have completed admission requirements during the Spring 2020 term, please refer to our "P" (Pass) grade FAQ to determine your eligibility for consideration under the GPA Only Admission pathway.

Use our GPA Calculator to calculate your Business Admission Average.

We invite you to submit an online Supplemental Application if you have:

  • 2.80 to 3.29 Business Admission GPA on a minimum of 5 completed courses out of the eight courses required for admission, with the remaining required courses in progress at the time of application

Use our GPA Calculator to calculate your Business Admission Average.

Students from this pathway are competitively selected for admission based on a combination of academic performance and their Supplemental Application. Should you decide not to complete the Supplemental Application, you will only be considered using the GPA-Only entry requirements.

Supplemental Application

The Supplemental Application brings to life your experiences and personality. Marks matter, but so do your experiences, achievements and communication style.

There is a fee of $84.46 CAD to submit your application payable online at the time you submit your Supplemental Application.

Learn more about the Supplemental Application including how to best prepare, what makes a strong application, and answers to common questions by reviewing our Supplemental Overview page.

Supplemental Overview Page

*IMPORTANT: Keep a record of your Supplemental Application invitation email as it will contain instructions on where, by when, and how to complete your application.

You are driven and curious, and your passions and goals are constantly evolving. A desire to explore complementary interests, a change in career goals, a thirst for knowledge—whatever your motivation for pursuing a second or subsequent undergraduate program, an SFU Beedie School of Business degree offers skills and experience applicable across disciplines.

This second degree application is for you if you:

  • have already completed a degree in a subject outside of Business Administration or Commerce (e.g. BBA, BCom, Business Major/Joint Major, MBA, etc).
  • are seeking admission to the Business Major or Business Joint Major program

To navigate the application process with confidence, we strongly encourage you to consult with an SFU Beedie or Student Services Academic Advisor before starting your application.

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