UTP Stage II: Business Administration

UTP Stage II: Business Administration
To transfer into the Faculty of Business Administration, students must complete the requirements listed below, which include one ‘W’ and one ‘Q’ course; and achieve a grade of C- or better in all courses.
-> What are ‘W’ and ‘Q’ courses?

Students must achieve and maintain a 2.40 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) by the end of their second semester of studies at FIC to remain qualified for continuance in the FIC/Beedie School of Business program.  Failure to meet the continuance GPA will result in an automatic program change notification from FIC Advising.

All (direct) students are required to take (and pass) ILS101/ILSA101 – Integrated Learning Skills and ALC099/ALAC099 – Academic Literacy Course in their first term of study unless exempted. *

For Students Transferring to SFU in January 2018 Onwards

A minimum GPA of 3.20, based on completion of 10 courses (at least 30 units, and with a grade of C- or better in all courses), will guarantee admittance to the Faculty of Business Administration for successful transfer students from FIC. In addition, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to the university.
Students with a minimum 2.80 to 3.19 GPA, based on completion of 10 courses (at least 30 units, and with a grade of C- or better in all courses), will be able to make a broad-based application for Bachelor of Business Administration. For SFU’s Supplemental Application Overview, click HERE.

Required Courses

BUS200 - Business Fundamentals

Breadth-Social Sciences (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Beedie School of Business – This introductory course will explore the fundamentals of modern business and organizational management. Working with case studies, students will build upon the basics of revenue, profits, contribution and costs, as well as integrate advanced aspects of business models, innovation, competitive advantage, core competence and strategic analysis.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

BUS251 - Financial Accounting I

Quantitative
3 units
Beedie School of Business – An introduction to financial accounting, including accounting terminology, understanding financial statements, and analysis of a business entity using financial statements. Includes also time value of money and a critical review of the conventional accounting system.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes with no grade less than a C-.
Not available to students on AP

ECON103 - Principles of Microeconomics

Quantitative
Breadth-Social Sciences
4 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value; price and costs; factor analysis; productivity; labor organization; competition and monopoly; and the theory of the firm.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

ECON105 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Quantitative
Breadth-Social Sciences
4 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – The principal elements of theory concerning money and income; distribution; social accounts; public finance; international trade; comparative systems; and development and growth.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

BUS216 - Introduction to Essentials of Business Communications

3 units
Beedie School of Business – Students will learn and apply the fundamentals of effective English-language business writing to produce short, professional-quality business documents. By reading, analyzing, planning, and writing documents for various audiences, students will learn about the distinctive elements of business writing. Students will develop essential skills in organizing, summarizing and assessing information through experiential business writing tasks.

Prerequisite

Students with credit for BUS360 may not receive further credit for this course.

MATH157 - Calculus for the Social Sciences I

Quantitative
Breadth-Science (Before Summer 2017)
3 units
Faculty of Science – Designed for students specializing in business or the social sciences. Topics include limits, growth rate and the derivative; logarithmic exponential and trigonometric functions and their application to business, economics, optimization and approximation methods; functions of several variables.

Prerequisite

MAP test score (20 or above) OR MATH100 with a C minimum grade OR MTH101 & MTH103 with a B minimum grade
Students with credit for MATH151 may not take MATH157 for further credit.

PHIL105 - Critical Thinking (Formerly PHIL001)

Quantitative
Breadth-Science (Effective Summer 2016)
Breadth-Social Sciences (Effective Summer 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – An introduction to the evaluation of arguments as they are encountered in everyday life. The central aim will be to sharpen skills of reasoning and argumentation by understanding how arguments work and learning to distinguish those which actually prove what they set out to show from those which do not.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

Choose one English course from the following list.

ENGL115 - Literature and Culture (Formerly ENGL105)

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – An Introduction to the study of literature within the wider cultural field, with a focus on contemporary issues across genres and media.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Students with credit for ENGL105 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL112 - Literature Now (Formerly ENGL101)

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Introduces students to contemporary works of literature in English and/or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature. May focus on one or multiple genres. Includes attention to writing skills.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Students with credit for ENGL101 may not take this course for further credit.

Elective Courses

Choose two courses from the following list:

ARCH100 - Ancient Peoples and Places

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A broad survey of human cultural development from the late Palaeolithic/Palaeo Indian periods (ca 40,000 BP) to the rise of civilization and empires, in both the Old and New Worlds.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

BISC100 - Introduction to Biology

Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – An introduction to the basic concepts of biology, emphasizing evolution as a unifying theme. Topics include cell structure, mitosis and meiosis, DNA structure and function, evolution and population and ecosystem ecology.

Prerequisite

There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

CMNS110 - Introduction to Communication Studies

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology – An introduction to selected theories about human communication. This course is required for a major, honors or minor in communication.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

CMNS130 - Explorations in Mass Communication

3 units
Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology – An introduction to the role of mass communication (radio, television, telecommunications and the press) in Canadian society.

Prerequisite

This course is required for a major, honors or minor in communication.

CMPT120 - Introduction to Computer Science & Programming I

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – An elementary introduction to computing science and computer programming, suitable for students with little or no programming background. Students will learn fundamental concepts and terminology of computing science, acquire elementary skills for programming in a high-level language and be exposed to diverse fields within, and applications of computing science. Topics include pseudocode; data types and control structures; fundamental algorithms; computability and complexity; computer architecture; and history of computing science. Treatment is informal and programming is presented as a problem-solving tool.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

ECON260 - Environmental Economics

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Economic analysis of environmental problems (water and air pollution, etc.) Evaluation of market failures due to externalities and public goods. Market and non-market regulation of environmental problems.

Prerequisite

ECON103 with a minimum C- grade

GEOG100 - Our World: Introducing Human Geography

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Environment – A geographical introduction to how humans shape our world, with attention also given to how it shapes us. Themes may include: culture, economic activities, environmental change, globalization, politics, population, resources, and urbanization.

Prerequisite

There is a $85 Book fee associated with this course.

IAT102 - Graphic Design

3 units
Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology – Introduction to fundamental design principles for visual communication. Organized as a continual interplay of theory and practice, students will examine historical, philosophical, perceptual and semiotic approaches to understanding graphic design, and will explore principles of form, such as structure and composition, hierarchy, form, color, space, scale, typography, and legibility and readability through hands-on projects. Traditional time-based and interactive media forms will be compared and contrasted.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

LING200 - Introduction to Sentence Analysis

3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A practical overview of English grammar based on linguistic principles, for those desiring basic knowledge of language structure, grammatical categories and grammatical analysis. This course is particularly suited for students interested in the teaching of English as a second language.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

LING220 - Introduction to Linguistics

Breadth-Social Sciences (Effective Spring 2010)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – This class is an introductory study of how language works and the complexities of human language. The course focuses on the central topics of modern linguistic science: Phonetics - the production, transmission, and perception of speech sounds, Phonology - the patterning of speech sounds, Morphology - word structure, Syntax - sentence structure, and Semantics - meaning.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

ENGL115 - Literature and Culture (Formerly ENGL105)

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – An Introduction to the study of literature within the wider cultural field, with a focus on contemporary issues across genres and media.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Students with credit for ENGL105 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL112 - Literature Now (Formerly ENGL101)

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Introduces students to contemporary works of literature in English and/or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature. May focus on one or multiple genres. Includes attention to writing skills.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Students with credit for ENGL101 may not take this course for further credit.

MACM101 - Discrete Mathematics I

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
3 units
Faculty of Science – This course is an introduction to discrete mathematics. The course will focus on establishing basic principles and motivate the relevance of those principles by providing examples of applications in computing science.

Prerequisite

MAP test score (26 or above) OR MATH100 with a minimum B grade

MATH100 - Precalculus

Quantitative
Breadth-Science (Before Summer 2017)
3 units
Faculty of Science – Designed to prepare students for first year Calculus courses. Topics include language and notation of mathematics; problem solving; algebraic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and their graphs.

Prerequisite

MAP test score (9-19) OR MTH099 with a B+ minimum grade OR MTH101 & MTH103 with a minimum C grade
MATH100 may not be counted towards the mathematics minor, major or honors degree requirements.
Students with a passing grade in MATH157 or MATH151 may not take this course for credit.

MATH152 - Calculus II

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence, and applications of power series.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a C- minimum grade or MATH157 with a B minimum grade

PHIL105 - Critical Thinking (Formerly PHIL001)

Quantitative
Breadth-Science (Effective Summer 2016)
Breadth-Social Sciences (Effective Summer 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – An introduction to the evaluation of arguments as they are encountered in everyday life. The central aim will be to sharpen skills of reasoning and argumentation by understanding how arguments work and learning to distinguish those which actually prove what they set out to show from those which do not.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

PHYS140 - Studio Physics – Mechanics & Modern Physics

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics.

Prerequisite

BC Principles of Physics 12, or equivalent.
Corequisite: MATH151
There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.

PHYS141 - Studio Physics – Optics, Electricity and Magnetism

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics.

Prerequisite

PHYS140 with C-minimum grade
Corequisite: MATH152
There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.

PSYC100 - Introduction to Psychology I

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Acquaints the student with the major issues in contemporary psychology and considers the historical antecedents. Special attention is given to questions of methodology and research design in psychology. Topics in physiological psychology, perception, learning, and motivation are considered.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

PSYC102 - Introduction to Psychology II

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Acquaints the student with major issues in contemporary psychology and considers their historical antecedents. Topics in learning, cognition, social psychology and abnormal psychology are considered.

Prerequisite

PSYC100 is strongly recommended.

STAT203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics aimed at students in the social sciences. Scales of measurement. Descriptive statistics. Measures of association. Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

WL101 - Writing in World Literature

Writing
Breadth-Humanities
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Explores literary texts from diverse linguistic and cultural origins while introducing students to the fundamentals of comparative literary analysis and critical writing. May examine cross-cultural interactions, or compare texts thematically. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes. Students with credit for WL102 may not take this course for further credit.

*If you began your program prior to Fall 2012 please see an advisor

Recommended Course Selection Order

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
ILS101/ILSA101
ALC099/ALAC099
(if required)
MATH100/157
ECON105/103

one of
PHIL105
BUS200
BUS216

MATH157/Elective
ECON103/105
ENGL112/115

one of
PHIL105
BUS200
BUS216

BUS251
Elective

one of
PHIL105
BUS200
BUS216

Business Program Course Repeat Policy

(effective for students transferring to SFU from January 2015 onwards )
Students will only be allowed to repeat a maximum of 2 of the 10 courses for admission. If you have attempted more than two repeats, your best two repeats will be used to calculate your Business admission average. A course may only be repeated one time for admission to SFU Business.
Note: this is different from the general FIC course repeat policy

Readmission to the business pathway

For readmission to the business pathway, students must take a minimum of three new courses including one new W and one new Q and achieve a semester GPA of 3.0 in the semester immediately following removal from the program.


* Students with IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in all bands), TOEFL 82 (minimum 20 in all bands), or equivalent are exempt from the Academic Literacy Course. This determination is made at the time of admission if the student is eligible for exemption. Students who began their studies at FIC in the Cornerstone program are exempt from ILS101/ILSA101.

 

*Courses and programs are subject to change without notice. If you have any questions, please contact the student success advising team.