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Business Certificates

Advance your education by adding a certificate to your CV. SFU Beedie School of Business offers Business Major and Business Joint Major students the opportunity to tailor their studies even further with one or more Business Certificate programs. Learn more about each certificate below or through the SFU Calendar.

Note: Courses can only be applied toward a single certificate as per the SFU Calendar. Students are not permitted to double count certificate courses towards multiple certificates. If a student is pursuing multiple certificates and there is overlap in courses, the student must choose which certificate to complete. For example, BUS 362, BUS 462, and BUS 464 are overlapping requirements for both the BADM and BTM certificates. As such, students may not apply these courses towards both certificates.

The Certificate in Business Analytics and Decision Making (BADM) teaches you valuable skills in business analytics and decision-making, including the ability to ask the right questions, to manage data (databases and warehouses), and to be familiar with statistical and computational methods. At the end of your certificate, you will apply your newly acquired skills by completing a one-term capstone project working with an industry partner.

Plan out your Business Analytics and Decision Making (BADM) Certificate. The following requirements are for students approved:


Designed by the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow's ICT Skills (CCICT) and the academic community, the Certificate in Business Technology Management (BTM) focuses on innovation, leadership, and implementation of change in organizations, especially in the area of information and communications technology (ICT). Along with developing interpersonal communication, collaboration, and leadership skills, BTM students learn to analyze business processes, design appropriate technology-based solutions, and lead projects.

Starting Spring 2018, a new specialization for the certificate, BTM - Financial Services, will be offered. Click here for details.

Plan out your Business Technology Management (BTM) Certificate. The following requirements are for students approved:


In light of the growing demand and attention to environmental and social sustainability issues, the Beedie School of Business and the Faculty of Environment have cooperatively designed the Corporate Environment and Social Sustainability Certificate (CESS) to provide you with the opportunity to acquire training and understanding in the interconnected nature of the economy, environment, and society.

Plan out your Corporate Environment and Social Sustainability (CESS) Certificate. The following requirements are for students approved:

The International Experiential Learning Certificate provides Business Major and Business Joint Major students with broad exposure to the global environment within which modern business is conducted. The certificate is earned through a combination of international activities, language acquisition and the study of a course related to the socio-economic and/or cultural environment in which the international activities will take place.

Plan out your International Experiential Learning (IELC) Certificate. The following requirements are for students approved:

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) provides training to help you develop skills such as creativity, adaptability, teamwork, communication, and implementation. Whether your goal is to be a part of a team or one day lead your own, your I&E skills will be a valuable asset in today’s fast-paced environment.

This certificate is open to all SFU students and is a complementary credential to a student’s primary degree.

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Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE), supported by the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship. The following requirements are for students approved:

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


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

Enoch Weng

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 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


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

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International Business

HR Management

Management Information Systems


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Joint Major

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