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About SFU Beedie

One of Canada's leading business schools

Since the creation of Canada’s first Executive MBA in 1968, Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has emerged as a dynamic teaching and learning setting with a reputation for producing global-class research for the knowledge economy.

We are based in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia—Canada’s Asia Pacific Gateway and a growing hub for international trade, entrepreneurship and technology.


      SFU Beedie has been named in the top 10 business schools in Canada in the 2022 Maclean’s rankings. The Maclean’s rankings also has SFU tied in first place in their ranking of the best comprehensive universities in Canada. Meanwhile, Times Higher Education (THE) announced that Simon Fraser University is tied as the 8th top-ranked university in Canada for 2022. SFU is also ranked among the world’s top 50 universities in the 2021 THE Impact Rankings, which measure environmental, social and economic contributions toward meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. The World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) rankings measure how universities create value for society; this year’s rankings place SFU third in the world for our entrepreneurial spirit and 24th globally among innovative universities, making SFU the number one innovative university in Canada—and the only one to crack the top 100 overall.

      Our programs

      Our undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs demonstrate a spirit of innovation, flexibility and relevance. Supported by extensive partnerships with public, private and not-for-profit organizations, our goal is to produce broadly educated, enterprising and socially responsible managers capable of making lasting contributions to their communities.

      Our students

      Over 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world study at all three SFU campuses in Downtown Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey. With over 29,000 alumni in over 70 countries, SFU Beedie offers lifelong engagement opportunities through annual reunions, educational tune-ups and research events. 

      Our research

      SFU Beedie is consistently ranked among the Top 100 business schools globally for research output. Research reflects our commitment to collaborative partnerships with the academic and business communities. Our faculty’s research contributes to knowledge creation in the areas of:

      • Global Outlook
      • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
      • Social Responsibility
      SFU Beedie Outlook

      Learn more about SFU Beedie’s programs, faculty and students in SFU Beedie's Outlook 2020, our publication showcasing previous highlights.