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UTP Stage II - Communication and Business, Pre-Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Vancouver, Canada
Fraser International College offers a unique pathway to enter the second year of studies at SFU in the Communication and Business Minor programs. UTP Stage II - Communication and Business is equivalent to the first year of SFU’s Bachelor of Arts degree awarded by the Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology (FCAT). 
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The Fraser International College's program in UTP Stage II - Communication and Business will provide you with the necessary foundation to understand and excel in such an exciting program.

Why Communication and Business?

  • Gain valuable knowledge in these two very popular career related fields
  • Develop key Business skills including marketing, accounting, human resource development and international business
  • Enhance your understanding of communications including: key messaging, advertising and generating effective social media engagement
  • Develop your critical thinking abilities
  • Be career ready by improving your team and independent working skills

Services and Support:

  • Guaranteed GPA to transfer to SFU
  • Supportive study environment with small classes
  • Receive ongoing support in both Communication and Business to help you choose the most relevant courses
  • Earn valuable work experience through SFU’s Co-op Education program
  • Gain support in career planning, writing, and mentorship from SFU

Career Opportunities

As a Communication and Business graduate you will be able to be part of the vibrant creative economy in Vancouver and beyond. Join these exciting industries:

  • Advertising & Media
  • Marketing
  • Media & Community Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Social Media
  • Event Management
  • Arts & Culture

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Required Courses

    • Communication and Social Change
    • Graphic Design
    • Visual Communication Design
    • Principles of Microeconomics
    • Financial Accounting
    • Business Fundamentals

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • If you meet the direct entry English language requirement and meet the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will be eligible for direct entry to UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II. Direct entry includes a non-credit academic literacy course. This program is designed to be completed in three terms.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29772 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29777 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    29772 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29777 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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