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Information Systems in Business Administration and Computing Science, B.Sc. / BBA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
If you want to study the intersection of computing skills and business administration in decision making, then you will be interested in this Information Systems program at Simon Fraser University. Study data communications, operating systems and database structures.
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This Information Systems program at Simon Fraser University is offered co-operatively by the Beedie School of Business and the School of Computing Science. In general, students are expected to meet the requirements of both the department and the School with respect to admission, continuation and graduation requirements.

Students may opt for a bachelor of science from the Faculty of Applied Sciences, or a bachelor of business administration from the Beedie School of Business. Faculty requirements will be governed by the faculty from which the student chooses to complete a degree.

Degree Choice

Upon successful completion of the above requirements, students will be awarded a bachelor of business administration degree, offered by the Beedie School of Business.

To be eligible for a bachelor of science degree, offered by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, students complete all of the requirements listed above and two additional courses: MACM 316 and a course from the School of Computing Science’s table I, II, or III (excluding CMPT 301).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting 
  • Managerial Accounting 
  • Behavior in Organizations
  • Introduction to Computer Design
  • Data Structures and Programming
  • Software Engineering 
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Discrete Mathematics 
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Data and Decisions 
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Managing Information Technology for Business Value
  • Strategy
  • Operating Systems 
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Social Implications - Computerized Society
  • Database Systems

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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Internal Transfer (Category 3 or 4) applicants should apply to Beedie by submitting a supplemental application form after completing 30 units (including lower division requirements, except BUS 254), meeting a 2.40 CGPA at SFU, and must either already be accepted to the Computing Science portion of the Joint Major or be eligible for admission that term.
  • In addition to normal university grade point average requirements, the Beedie School of Business requires a minimum 2.40 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for entry into all 300 and 400 division business administration courses.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 195 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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