Enrich your experience
As a student at SFU Beedie School of Business, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a host of extra-curricular events and activities to enrich your educational experience. Beedie has gained a reputation for supporting and encouraging students to explore these activities to find different leadership opportunities and build richer networks.
The Segal Graduate School of Business campus sits in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. The impressive building, built in 1916 and formerly the Bank of Montreal headquarters, houses over 250 MBA and graduate students from our various programs. Its 60,000 square feet accommodates the finest in meeting and classroom facilities.
MOT MBA graduate Kelvin Chiu of electronic manufacturer Creation Technologies talks about the benefits of Beedie's downtown location.
Business plan competitions
In your second year, you will develop a business plan to commercialize a technology, product, or service. One of our MOT MBA teams in 2013 won this province-wide competition and is currently a successful clean technology start-up firm.
Case competitions and MBA Games
Case competitions give you an opportunity to sharpen your analytical and presentation skills in front of current business leaders. SFU Beedie provides funding for students taking part in case competitions, including paying for flights. Every year, Beedie supports up to 40 students to compete in the MBA Games against other major MBA programs from across Canada.
Learn about past case competitions:
- SFU Beedie Net Impact Sustainability Challenge
- University of Victoria Inter-MBA Case Competition
- Beedie at the World Economic Forum
2017 Net Impact Sustainability Challenge:This year's case was provided by FortisBC. The teams were asked to explore intertwined issues of feasibility, sustainability and the respectful engagement of communities as they explored the potential for developing energy solutions in Indigenous communities.
Guest speakers and events
You will meet and learn from industry experts as guest speakers in the classroom, as well as having opportunities to attend relevant industry association events. Networking events enable you to expand your networks, while also increasing potential job opportunities in the future. Meet with senior representatives of leading firms such as Instart Logic, Pebble, Google, Samsung R&D, LinkedIn, and Salesforce.
A Few Good Minds blog
For the most up-to-date look at elements of life at SFU Beedie, please visit our student blog, A Few Good Minds.
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.
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.
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.
Watch this video about the GBWC's "Consultation Project" with non-profit organization Hives for Humanity.