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Business Minor

How to Apply

Whether you’re inspired by the arts, sciences, education or any other discipline offered at SFU, a minor in business can help you discover how your passions fit into the global economy.

Designed for non-business majors, the program requires a minimum of 37-38 units of coursework and offers a foundation in business principles to complement and add value to your chosen field.

This application is for you if you are:

  • currently in an SFU Faculty other than SFU Beedie School of Business

For admission to the Business Minor program, you must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Complete 5 required courses with a minimum C- grade
  • A minimum 2.30 SFU CGPA at the time of evaluation
  • Be in Good Academic Standing

Required Courses for Admission

ALL of: 
  • BUS 200-3 Business Fundamentals
  • BUS 251-3 Financial Accounting I
  • ECON 103-4 Principles of Microeconomics (or ECON 113-3)

*Any TWO of: 

  • BUS 221-3 Personal Finance
  • BUS 233-3 Introduction to Business Law and Ethics
  • BUS 237-3 Introduction to Business Technology Management
  • BUS 240-3 Introduction to Innovation
  • BUS 272-3 Behaviour in Organizations
  • BUS 275-3 Business in a Sustainable Society

*One of the above courses may be replaced with one of the courses listed below or with any three unspecified transfer units in English or in ENGL-Writing at the 100 or 200 level

  • BUS 216-3 
  • ECON 105-4 (or ECON 115-3)
  • 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

    Minimum Grade in Each of the Required Courses

    Admission to SFU Beedie School of Business requires a minimum C- grade in each of the required courses. This complies with the graduation requirements outlined in the SFU Calendar.

    Internal Transfer Application Periods

    Fall (September)
    May 1 - August 31
    Spring (January)
    September 1 - December 31
    Summer (May)
    January 1 - April 30

    NOTE: Once applications have closed for the current term, you will no longer be able to submit, or make changes to, your application.

    Apply for admission to the Business Minor program after you have completed the 5 lower division required courses for admission. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful receipt of your application and you will also be notified via email with an update on your admission status. 

    Check out the Business Minor Degree Planning Checklist and connect with one of our helpful Academic Advisors.

    Upon admission to the Business Minor program, we will issue a formal confirmation letter by email.

    NOTE: If you are admitted to the Business Minor program and decide to pursue the Business Major or a Business Joint Major program instead, you must reapply for admissions to the Business Major/Joint Major program and meet the entrance requirements for the term in which you reapply

    Frequently Asked Questions

    All required courses must be complete at the time of the evaluation. For example, if you take one or more required courses in the Summer term for Fall admission, then you cannot apply while those courses are in progress. However, you may still apply within a brief window between after you have completed those courses and before the start of the Fall term. 

    Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis and you will be notified of your admission decision via your @SFU email.

    If you repeat a required course for admission, the highest course attempt is included in your SFU CGPA. Students must have final, standard letter grades in the required courses at the time of application evaluation.

    You may submit an appeal to the Beedie School of Business Appeals Committee provided you meet eligible grounds for an appeal. Please review appeal eligibility and instructions on our website here.

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