A degree from the Silberman College of Business will prepare you to become a leader in business and management — someone who will bring ethical perspectives to any professional environment. Just ask those who have come before you and become prominent executives in the world of business. Your business degree coursework will give you firsthand experience with the business community, providing you with proven methods in financial and strategic analysis, general business planning and implementation.

Program Highlights

AACSB Accredited Program

Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This “seal of approval” is the hallmark of excellence in management education and represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. The Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University is one of only four AACSB accredited institutions in British Columbia.

International Business Concentration

The International Business concentration prepares students to understand and effectively participate in the management of business firms operating in a multinational environment. Courses examine in-depth theories and applied concepts relevant to conducting business in a competitive global arena.

Minor in Digital Marketing

A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with an International Business concentration and a minor in Digital Marketing from the Silberman College of Business will prepare students for a career in this dynamic field and will equip you with the knowledge and skills to plan, design and manage a well-integrated marketing strategy.

Accelerated 4 + 1 Combined Degrees

Students can earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in just five years. This program offers a pathway for motivated and high performing students to earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in one year less than it would traditionally take. The master’s part of the degree is completed at our New Jersey campus in the USA.

For more information visit: MBA Core Curriculum

Internship Opportunities

During their last year of study, students have the opportunity to enroll in an internship either for credit or not for credit. This has many benefits as it allows students  to gain valuable work experience, develop and build upon skills, get a foot in the door at a company, etc

Study Abroad Opportunities and Global Business Experience

Students can travel, meet other people, and learn about other cultures while studying and earning credits towards the degree. Numerous destinations are available including FDU Wroxton (UK), FDU New Jersey (USA), SKKU (Korea), Zeppelin University (Germany ), IESEG (France), Chengdu (China), and many more.

Career Prospects

Our alumni work in a variety of industries across the country, most notably: A&W, RBC, Deloitte, Surgmed, Partap Forest Products, C.H. Robinson, Intact, Urban Bella, East-West Education Services, Canucks Sports & Entertainment (CSE).

BSBA Admission Requirements

This 122 credit program is offered by FDU’s Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering.

Entrance Requirements for Canadian Students

Applicants from Secondary Schools in British Columbia

You are required to complete an approved provincially examinable Grade 12 program leading to graduation with British Columbia Certificate of Graduation or “Dogwood Diploma” prior to starting your degree program at the Vancouver Campus.

Program Grade 12 Grade 11
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration English 12 or English 12 First Nations
Foundations of Math 12/Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus
Two other approved Grade 12 courses (from Group A or B)
English 11 plus a language 11
Mathematics 11
An approved Grade 11 Science course
An approved Grade 11 Social Science course

Groups referred to above

  • Group A: BC First Nations Studies 12, Calculus 12, Comparative Civilization 12, Economics 12, English Literature 12, Foundations of Math 12*, French 12 or français langue seconde 12, History 12, Law 12, Philosophy 12 (must be 4 credits), Pre-Calculus 12* , Social Justice 12, Sustainable Resources 12. *Pre-Calculus or Foundation of Math will be used for admission, not both.
  • Group B: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geography 12, Geology 12, Physics 12.
  • Group C: Any Language 12 courses; First Nations Language Courses
  • Group D: Accounting 12, Business Information Management 12, Marketing 12, Psychology 12, Entrepreneurship 12, Financial Accounting 12, International Studies 12, Information Technology 12
  • Group E: Music, Performing or Visual Arts 12 courses

Applicants from Secondary Schools in Other Canadian Provinces

Admission requirement varies by province. Please provide the Admissions Office with a copy of your current transcripts for preliminary assessment. The Admissions Office can be reached at 604-648-8112 by phone or vancouver-admissions@fdu.edu by email.

Recommendations

Two letters of recommendation are required. For students currently enrolled in a school or post-secondary institution, at least one must be written by a teacher or school counselor. If the applicant has been out of school for several years, a recommendation from an employer may be submitted. All letters of recommendation should be written on letterhead stationery and submitted to the Admission Office either directly from the recommender or in sealed envelopes.

Advanced Standing

Students who complete College Board Advanced Placement courses or International Baccalaureate exams, students with GCE A-level courses and students who have taken coursework at another university or college may be eligible for credit transfer. Please submit all relevant scores to us as soon as they are available.

If you have been enrolled in an academic program at a regionally accredited college or university for at least two years on a full-time basis, you are no longer required to submit high school transcripts. Please submit your college/university transcripts instead. Should you be admitted, a credential evaluation will be conducted to award appropriate transfer credits.

SAT or ACT scores

SAT or ACT scores are NOT required for admission consideration. However, an applicant may be eligible for higher scholarship award if they score above 1050 in SAT Critical Reading and Math combined sections, or above 23 in ACT. If an applicant has a SAT or ACT score, please request ETS (www.ets.org) to send official score reports to Fairleigh Dickinson University. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s SAT code is 5823, and ACT code is 2552.

Application Deadlines

Students are admitted on a “rolling basis”. Applications for the upcoming trimester are accepted up until the start of classes. Please refer to the FDU Vancouver Campus academic calendar for class start dates for Fall, Spring or Summer trimester.

Applicants can apply on-line  for the intake that is currently open for applications. Please e-mail vancouver-admissions@fdu.edu if you would like to change your start term to the earlier term. Change of start term option is only available to students with a valid status in Canada that allows them to enroll in the academic programs. Proof of status is required.

Early Admission

High school students who are in Grade 12 can apply for early admission in January for Fall classes start. Please include a copy of your Grade 12 interim results with your on-line application

Entrance Requirements for International Students

Education Requirements

An applicant must have graduated from an accredited or government recognized secondary school or have received his or her General Education Development (GED) certificate.

It is recommended (but not required) that an applicant completes the equivalent of 16 academic (university preparatory) units in secondary school.

Transcripts

For transcripts not in English, a notarized or certified English translation must accompany the original transcript. A transcript is official only when it is sent directly from an institution to Fairleigh Dickinson University-Vancouver’s Admissions Office, or when it is submitted in a sealed envelope stamped by the institution.

For admissions purposes, copies of the transcripts are acceptable. If the student is admitted, the official transcript will be required.

Recommendations

Two letters of recommendation are required. For students currently enrolled in a school or post-secondary institution, at least one must be written by a teacher or school counselor. If the applicant has been out of school for several years, a recommendation form an employer may be submitted. All letters of recommendation should be written on letterhead stationery and submitted to the Admission Office either directly from the recommender or in sealed envelopes.

English Language Proficiency

An applicant whose native language is not English is required to submit the results of a test of English Proficiency to the Office of International Admissions.  Students from Canada, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand do not need to submit test scores.

Please refer to the English Proficiency page for more information on the language requirements for the specific programs.

An applicant who has previously attended a high school, college or university in Canada or the United States for more than two years and have earned passing grades in English courses may be exempt from an English proficiency exam.

Conditional Admission

Applicants unable to meet the minimum English language proficiency requirement can receive conditional admission by enrolling in one of the partner English language schools in Vancouver:

Please refer to the complete list of FDU Vancouver Campus Pathway programs for more information.

Applicants must file both a Vancouver Campus Application for Admission and a separate admission application to the English language school of their choice.

Advanced Standing

Students who complete College Board Advanced Placement courses or International Baccalaureate exams, students with GCE A-level courses and students who have taken coursework at another university or college may be eligible for credit transfer. Please submit all relevant scores to us as soon as they are available.

If an applicant has enrolled in an academic program at a regionally accredited college or university for at least two years on a full-time basis, high school transcripts are no longer required. Please submit the college/university transcripts instead. After an admission decision is made, a credential evaluation will be conducted to award appropriate transfer credits.

SAT or ACT Scores

SAT or ACT scores are NOT required for admission consideration. However, an applicant may be eligible for higher scholarship award if they score above 1050 in SAT Critical Reading and Math combined sections, or above 23 in ACT. If an applicant has a SAT or ACT score, please request ETS (www.ets.org) to send official score reports to Fairleigh Dickinson University. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s SAT code is 5823, and ACT code is 2552.

Application Deadlines

Fall (September start) term – June 1

Spring (January start) term – October 1

Summer (May start) term – March 1

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree

NOTE:  The requirements below are detailed on the Silberman College of Business’s webpage. Any student with specific questions should contact the advisor on their home campus.

Curriculum

Business Foundational Courses General Education

Business Foundational Courses Business Core

Restricted Business Core

Major Required Courses (International Business)

Major Elective Courses (2 courses)

Course Descriptions