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UTP Stage II: Business Administration

UTP Stage II: Business Administration is equivalent to the first year of SFU's Bachelor of Business Administration. It provides the foundation for further study in many aspects of business and commerce to help you choose your area of specialization for your Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
SFU's Beedie School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Only 1 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved these valued seals of quality.

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Program Normal Duration Total Program Fee

UTP Stage II

3 terms

C$29,777 for 30 credits (2020/21)

* Program fees are based on 30 credits of study at C$992.57 per credit. Students taking more than 30 credits of study will need to pay additional fees. Not for credit transfer Academic Literacy Course is a requirement for UTP Stage II Direct entry.



January, May, September

UTP Stage II: Business Administration

Required courses

  • Introduction to Business
  • Business Writing Essentials
  • Calculus I for the Social Sciences
  • Critical Thinking
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Literature Now
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics

Elective courses

Choose two of the following options:
  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Communication and Social Change
  • Introduction to Computer Programming I
  • Discrete Mathematics I
  • Society, Space, Environment: Introducing Human Geography
  • Graphic Design
  • Studio Physics - Mechanics and Modern Physics
  • Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism
  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • Pre-calculus*
  • Environmental Economics
  • Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Introduction to EnglishSentence Analysis
  • Introduction to Linguistics

* For those student who do not meet the mathematics prerequisite for calculus I.

Entry to second year at SFU

Bachelor of Business Administration

Areas of study
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management

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You must complete a minimum of 10 academic courses at FIC and have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 and with a grade of C- or better in the 10 required courses upon completion of your UTP Stage II Program to be guaranteed transfer to the Bachelor of Business Administration. Students with a 2.8 GPA will be able to make a broad-based application for the Bachelor of Business Administration. Students with a 2.5 GPA will be guaranteed admission to a business minor program. Course offerings and required courses may change without notice. Your UTP Stage II Program may include a mandatory non-credit academic literacy course. A student advisor can help you choose appropriate courses for the business minor program.


Potential career paths

  • Accounting
  • Advertising Executive
  • Banker
  • Entrepreneur
  • Finance Analyst
  • International Broker
  • International Businessperson
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketer
  • Recruiter
  • Stockbroker
  • Systems Analyst

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