Search Results

Looking for an SFU resource?

Some of our resources live on the main SFU website. Please follow the link below to search on

Simon Fraser University Logo




Graduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs


Academic Advising

Academic Support

We encourage you to seek academic support beyond academic advising, as academic success is built as a community. Peer-based and professional support services are available for you to develop core study strategies and build meaningful relationships through the services below:

Student Success Planning

The Academic Success Series consists of two workshops designed to help orient students to the Business Major Program. These workshops are requirements within BUS 100 and BUS 300.

Throughout the workshop series, students will build an academic plan, which maps out course sequencing and considers co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities.

Academic Plan

An academic plan outlines the courses and experiences you plan to complete in the next two terms. We aim to align your interests and goals with the Business Major program. This tool will help you proactively plan your terms, self-assess skill gaps and coordinate opportunities ahead of time.

A completed academic plan can also serve as a communication tool for you and your advisor.

Interest and Goal
SMART goal
Course Plan Eperience Plan Study Skills
  • Term 1 (current term)
  • Term 2
  • Term 3
  • Term 1
  • Term 2
  • Term 3
  • Term 1
  • Term 2
  • Term 3
Program Interests
Concentrations, Minor, Certificate


The Beedie Success Program is designed to support Business students by providing coaching and resources to improve program completion and academic success for students who are experiencing academic difficulty. Students are provided with strategies to help manage their time, develop and set achievable academic goals, and are connected with appropriate on campus resources and additional supports where necessary.


We understand that academic difficulty can arise from a variety of factors and SFU Beedie Success Advisors are here to support you throughout your academic journey.

Our goal is to support student success by providing an inclusive student experience in supporting holistic student learning and development by providing targeted resources and intervention to guide goal setting and degree completion.

Beedie Success Advisors are our senior Academic Advisors who are well equipped to support you.


Students who have an Overall SFU BUS Course GPA below a 2.30 will be contacted by email with an invitation to book an appointment through Advisor Link with a SFU Beedie Success Advisor.

Business Major students are required to maintain a minimum Overall SFU Business Course GPA of 2.30 in order to enroll in upper division (300 and 400 level) business courses and meet graduation requirements. Students are not eligible to access upper division business courses for the coming term until they meet with an SFU Beedie Success Advisor and discuss a study plan.


Appointments are 30-minutes in duration and SFU Beedie Success Advisor will:

  • Complete a graduation check with you
  • Review your course selection for next term
  • Provide coaching on workload and in developing strategies
  • Answer questions regarding courses, academic difficulty, and program policies
  • Identify free on-campus resources
Students who participate in the Beedie Success Program will be able to:
  • Identify and engage with applicable support resources
  • Examine and evaluate study skills along with individual strengths and weaknesses
  • Improve understanding of degree progress, requirements, and course combinations
  • Create and refine a balanced course and life plan
  • Develop time management strategies, set goals, and improve on study skills
Students who have engaged with the Beedie Success Program have demonstrated these outcomes:
  • Improved SFU BUS GPA averages of 25% over 3 terms
  • Reduction in delays to completing the business program and graduation
  • Improvements on self-assessment and study habits
  • Decreases in repeat instances of academic difficulty
  • Increase knowledge of resources and supports available

Study Skills & Resources

Visit the SFU Business Course GPA page to find instructions to check your overall Business course GPA.

The Business Writing Mentors program assists undergraduate students registered in business courses. Students benefit from practical resources designed to help them develop strong writing skills, and the program helps students with short- and long–term problems. Mentoring starts in Week 4 and runs through Week 13 in WMC 2352.

Program Page

The SFU Library offers research tools exclusively for SFU Beedie students, including detailed guides for specific assignments in Business courses. There is also a dedicated Business Librarian at each campus.

Visit the Student Learning Commons for expert and friendly help with academic writing, learning, and study strategies, including managing exam anxiety.

The Mathematics Advising and Support page offers resources such as free peer tutoring for math and science courses. 

SFU’s Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) provides disability related information and support to the SFU community and campus visitors, and acts as a liaison between students and faculty in the implementation of disability-related services and accommodations.

Mental Health Support

The Office of Student Support, Rights & Responsibilities (SSRR) is a resource where students can find out about their responsibilities and rights as members of the SFU community, and learn about the supports available to them.
SFU’s health & counselling services are available at the Burnaby and Vancouver campuses and are of no cost to students.
Telus Health Student Support Program (My SSP) is a resource designed to support the overall mental health and well-being of students by providing real-time 24/7 access to professional counsellors as well as scheduled short-term counselling support.

THRIVE is a great platform to learn what Beedie has to offer, and what sort of concentrations and events that may interest you. The best part of the program is the ability to learn this information from a fellow transfer student that has been in your footsteps before.

Zach Hetherington

Past-Chair, THRIVE; BBA Major; MIS and Operations Concentrations; BADM Certificate

I would 100% recommend the BASS Mentorship Program (BMP) program. You attend events, grow your network, receive one-on-one feedback from your mentor, network with industry professionals, test your skills in a pitch-off competition, and make a ton of friends along the way.The mentors the organizing committee select are all equally supportive and inspiring. They makeyou want to take advantage of the things they’ve accomplished and created a drive to work hard.

Annabella Montagano

Past BASS Mentorship Program (BMP) Participant; Current Director of Mentor Management, BMP; BBA Major