Undergraduate

Plan Your Degree & Courses

From day one, every decision you make at SFU Beedie has the power to bring you closer to your goals. You’ll explore all the career pathways, experiences, and opportunities made possible by an SFU Beedie education. But which options are right for you? Creating an academic plan helps answer this question, and prepares you for your educational experience at SFU Beedie and beyond.

Use the planning tools below to stay organized and make informed choices. 

Remember that help is always available from our professional advisors. An Academic Advisor can connect you with business-specific opportunities tailored to your needs, and suggest resources to help you meet your long-term educational goals.

Review the requirements checklist that matches your year of admission to the BBA Major program:

Unsure which checklist applies or if you can move years? Don’t see your admission year listed? Connect with an Academic Advisor.

Selecting a concentration(s) and charting your courses is a critical element of your degree plan, but it just one part of a much bigger picture. Real-world experiences outside the classroom are what bring your learning to life. Enhance your degree and boost your career prospects with experiential learning activities. 

  • Explore co-operative education opportunities that deliver skills and competencies in your area of concentration.
  • Consider a Study Abroad experience to gain new perspectives on the global nature of business.
  • Get involved with the student clubs and organizations that provide opportunities to engage with like-minded peers.
  • Pursue Case Competitions and other opportunities that challenge you to think critically about the real business challenges in your area(s) of concentration.
  • The Academic Progress Report (APR) is an interactive course mapping tool. Designed to help current undergraduate students understand their degree and program requirements, it provides a starting place for making informed decisions about their academic program.
  • My Planner allows you to plan which courses you would like to take in a future term and to pre-load your course cart two weeks before the start of the enrollment period. 
  • Download a copy of your Academic Advising Transcript through goSFU and bring it with you to all advising sessions for the most accurate record of your advising progress. 

The most up-to-date information about specific requirements for the SFU Beedie School of Bachelor of Business Administration program is found on the SFU Academic Calendar. This information should be consulted when creating your academic plan.

All students admitted to an undergraduate degree at SFU must complete a minimum of 36 units of Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth (WQB) designated courses, with a grade of C- or better. Students transferring from a BC college with 60 units should consider completing some transferable WQB courses prior to admission to SFU.

WQB courses develop the writing and quantitative abilities desired by employers and can increase your probability of gaining admission to graduate (GREs) and professional schools (LSATs). Learn more about WQB requirements at SFU’s Undergraduate Curriculum Initiative webpage.

  • Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth certified courses
  • Unsure if you have the prerequisite(s) needed to take a W (FAL) or Q (FAN) course? Consult with an academic advisor to determine your eligibility
  • Two Foundation Courses are available to students who do not meet the grade threshold to enroll in W and/or Q courses
  • Are you a student with transfer credit from another post-secondary institution, IB, A-Levels, or Advanced Placement? Find out if your transfer courses or test-credit count at the Undergraduate Curriculum Initiative webpage
 

Sample Degree Planners

Planning courses ahead of time may seem overwhelming, but we are here to help. We’ve provided sample course plans below as general frameworks for your journey through the BBA Major program.

Term 1

Recommended Courses Units
BUS 201
  • Self Assessment & Finding Your Fit (Complete in 201)
  • Job Search Strategies & Career Management (Complete in 201)
  • Competitive Cover Letters (Complete in 201)
  • Professional Business Resumes (Self Register)
  • Interview Preparation Tactics (Self Register)
  • Networking & Business Etiquette (Self Register)
3
MATH 157 3
Any one of PHIL/WL/ENGL from approved list 3
Non-Business course 3
Total units 12

 

Term 2

Recommended Courses Units
One of BUS 237/251/272 3
One of ECON 103/105 4
WQB (B-Sci or B-Hum) 3
Non-Business course 3
Total units 13

 

Term 3

Recommended Courses Units
One of BUS 237/251/272 3
One of ECON 103/105 4
Total units 7

 

Notes: Based on a 4 year degree plan.
Students with AP/IB credits should consult an academic advisor for course planning prior to beginning their program.

Term 1

Recommended Courses (for students admitted between 24-32 units) Units

BUS 202

  • Self Assessment & Finding Your Fit (Complete in 202)
  • Job Search Strategies & Career Management (Self Register)
  • Competitive Cover Letters (Self Register)
  • Professional Business Resumes (Self Register)
  • Interview Preparation Tactics (Self Register)
  • Networking & Business Etiquette (Self Register)
3
BUS 254 3
WQB (B-Hum) 3
Non-Business course 3
Total units 12

 

Term 2

Recommended Courses (for students admitted between 24-32 units) Units
BUS 207 3
WQB (B-Sci) 3
Non-Business Course 3
Upper Division Requirement (303/343/393 or one of 374/381) 3
Total units 12

 

Term 3

Recommended Courses (for students admitted between 24-32 units) Units
BUS 217W 3
Upper Division Requirement (303/343/393 or one of 374/381) 3
Total units 6

 

Note: Based on a 4 year degree plan

Year 1

Recommended Courses Units
BUS 202
  • Self Assessment & Finding Your Fit (Complete in 202)
  • Job Search Strategies & Career Management (Self Register)
  • Competitive Cover Letters (Self Register)
  • Professional Business Resumes (Self Register)
  • Interview Preparation Tactics (Self Register)
  • Networking & Business Etiquette (Self Register)
3
BUS 232 4
BUS 237 3
WQB (B-Hum) 3
Total units 13

 

Term 2

Recommended Courses Units
BUS 254 3
BUS 272 3
WQB (B-Sci) 3
Non-Business Course 3
Total units 12

 

Term 3

Recommended Courses Units
BUS 207 3
BUS 217W 3
Total units 6

 

Notes: Based on a 4 year degree plan.
Please consult an academic advisor to determine remaining WQB coursework.

Students should note that this is a suggested course plan only and understand that, for a variety of reasons, they may not be able to enroll in the suggested courses. In this event, we recommend that these students connect with an academic advisor to find suitable alternatives.

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