External Transfer Students (Major Program)

You’ve researched our programs, explored our opportunities, and you know the 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.

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

REQUIREMENTS

SFU General Admission Requirements

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

Beedie School of Business Admission Requirements

External Transfer applicants are competitively selected for admission by:

  • maintaining a competitive business admission average of 2.80 or better.
  • remaining in good academic standing
  • completing all eight required courses for admission (minimum grade of C- required).

Important! Fall 2019 applicants, please review the Apply Now tab for important information on how to submit your documents.

We have two admission pathways depending on your GPA:

GPA with Supplemental Application

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.

Use our GPA Calculator to calculate your Business Admission Average.

Students from these groups 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. Marks matter, but so do your experiences, achievements and communication style.

There is a fee of $81.18 CAD to submit your application payable online at the time you submit your Supplemental Application.

Learn more about the Supplemental Application, how to prepare, and answers to common questions.

*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.

GPA-Only

For direct admission into the 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.

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.

Use our GPA Calculator to calculate your Business Admission Average.

Courses Used for Admission

List of Required Courses

The following 8 required courses are used to calculate your Business Admission Average:

  • BUEC 232-4 Data and Decisions I, or BUS 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 Behavior 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 101W-3 Introduction to Fiction or ENGL 111W-3 Literary Classics in English
  • ENGL 102W-3 Introduction to Poetry
  • ENGL 103W-3 Introduction to Drama or ENGL 113W-3 Literature and Performance
  • ENGL 104W-3 Introduction to Prose Genres or ENGL 114W-3 Language and Purpose
  • ENGL 105W-3 Introduction to Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 112W-3 Literature Now
  • ENGL 115W-3 Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 199W-3 Introduction to University Writing
  • PHIL XX1-3 Critical Thinking or PHIL 105-3 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 100W-3 Knowledge and Reality
  • PHIL 120W-3 Moral Problems
  • WL 101W-3 Writing About Literature
  • WL 103W-3 Pre-Modern World Literature
  • WL 104W-3 Modern World Literature

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.

NOTE: The following courses below are not required for admission and are not included in your admission GPA calculation. They are listed as part of the lower division requirements for graduation.

  • BUS 202-3 Foundations of Collaborative Work Environments
  • BUS 207-3 Managerial Economics
  • BUS 217W-3 Critical Thinking in Business and;
  • BUS 254-3 Managerial Accounting

Transfer Units

Students within British Columbia (BC) should refer to the BC Transfer Guide for course transferability. Sometimes, in order 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.

Repeated Courses

You may only repeat 2 of the required courses for the Business Major program.

Should you repeat more than 2, the best 2 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.

Effective Summer 2020 Admission - Of the required courses, a maximum of 2 of the 8 courses may be repeated one time each for admission.

Minimum Grade in each of the Required Courses

Admission to the 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.

Deadlines

External Transfer Application Dates and Deadline

Terms of Admission Fall 2019 (September)Spring 2020 (January)
Application Period October 1st - February 8TBD
Documents Deadline February 28TBD
Appeals Deadline September 15January 15

For information on our appeals process please see our Admission Appeals page.

Apply Now

Apply to SFU

Create an SFU account through EducationPlannerBC

There is a $79.50 application fee payable online at the time you register.

Important

Choose the Beedie School of Business as your 1st Choice! Only students who list the Beedie School of Business as their first choice will be evaluated for admission to the Beedie School of Business. Your 2nd choice must be a program other than the Beedie School of Business. 

Fall 2019 applicants intending to take Summer 2019 courses towards their admission evaluation, must indicate August 31st 2019 as their post-secondary completion date in the "Academic History" section of the Education Planner B.C. application.

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How to apply to SFU

Activate your Account

You will receive an email with your 9-digit Student Number (User ID Number) and password. Use these to sign in to your Student Account via the Student Information System (SIS) to activate your account.

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Student Information System (SIS) tutorial

Submit Your Marks and Documents

Fall 2019 Applicants: A minimum of 5/8 required courses must be complete, with the remaining 3 listed as in-progress on the transcript you submit to SFU. If you intend to complete Summer 2019 courses towards your admission evaluation, please refer to the instructions provided in the above, Apply to SFU tab. Please be advised that you must submit a transcript to SFU prior to the February 28 document deadline.

Submit all documentation to:

Undergraduate Admissions, Student Services
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
(778)782-5567
Canada

*Please note that SFU currently accepts electronic transcripts from the following institutions:

  • Douglas College
  • Kwantlen University
  • Langara College
  • Capilano University
  • University of Fraser Valley

For more information on how to submit your required documents please view the SFU Admission Document webpage or or contact SFU Admissions.

If you have questions about any part of the application process contact the Beedie Undergraduate Advising Office at bsb_admit@sfu.ca.

Submit your Supplemental Application

If you are applying for admission using the combination of GPA with Supplemental Application, admission to the Beedie School of Business is based on a combination of academic performance and an assessment of your Supplemental Application. You will be emailed an invitation to complete the application online.

Next Steps

Upon admission to the Beedie School of Business you will be asked to accept your offer of admission through the Student Information System (SIS). Make sure to follow the steps outlined on the New Undergraduates website, including how to accept your offer.

Once you have accepted your offer, consult the SFU Beedie course planner and meet with a SFU Beedie Academic Advisor to strategize your course enrollment in your first term and beyond.

Course Planning Resources Business Major Course Planners
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FAQs

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