Student Life

The MBA that fits with your life

As a part-time student, you will still have access to the broader SFU and Beedie community. You’ll be able to expand your network through events that introduce you to the many other students taking our range of graduate programs, including the full-time MBA program and the Management of Technology MBA.

SFU's Surrey Campus

You will take classes at the SFU Surrey campus, a 30,000 square-metre architectural masterpiece located at Central City in Surrey with easy transit links. The modern, high-tech building, designed by acclaimed architect Bing Thom, has won numerous national and international awards.

Located in one of Canada's largest and fastest growing cities and business communities, SFU Surrey is adjacent to the Surrey Central SkyTrain station and transit bus loop, connecting students to Downtown Vancouver, Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. There are lots of places to eat and socialize with your classmates after class.


Part-Time MBA graduate Carly Fryer of biotech firm Stemcell Technologies talks about SFU's Surrey campus.

MBA Games

Each year, Beedie sends up to 40 students to the MBA Games. The event provides opportunities to compete in finance, marketing, strategy and other live cases, as well as the chance to enjoy a host of other activities. We also provide financial support and other resources and help.

Conference and events

You’ll have the opportunity to attend numerous events throughout the program, including industry conferences. These events provide invaluable networking opportunities, as well as the chance to get up-to-date about specific business areas. Event speakers span a wide range of industries and feature fascinating thinkers and business figures, including Nobel Prize-winning economist Alvin Roth and Netflix CMO Kelly Bennett (also an SFU alumna). We even help students create and manage their own events.

Examples of events and conferences:

  • Corporate Impact and Global Development: It Really Is “Our” Time
  • Netflix CMO Kelly Bennett on revolutionizing the entertainment industry
  • BMO Public Lecture Series: Alvin Roth
  • CMA Centre for Innovation Speaker Series: Introverts in the Executive Suite

Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA)

The GBSA is the voice of graduate students at the Beedie School of Business. It connects students from the various graduate programs through activities such as boat cruises, hikes, dinners, networking events, pub nights, and barbeques.

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Net Impact
Executive Club

Members of this club strive to make a positive environmental, social and economic impact in the Vancouver community, and beyond, by advocating responsible and sustainable business practices. The club holds events around how we can reduce our collective carbon footprint.

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Watch this video about the student experience at Beedie's 2017 Net Impact Sustainability Challenge

Graduate Business Women’s Council (GBWC)

The GBWC comprises passionate Beedie students who believe that knowledge-sharing and networking with executive women, along with providing insights and guidance to younger generations, can lead to enhanced careers and greater diversity in leadership in BC.

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Watch this video about the GBWC's "Consultation Project" with non-profit organization Hives for Humanity.