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business leaders

One of Canada's leading business schools

Our History

Simon Fraser University was founded in 1965 with a mission to be a different kind of university – to bring an interdisciplinary rigour to learning, to embrace bold initiatives, and to engage deeply with communities near and far. Shortly afterwards, SFU’s School of Business launched Canada’s first Executive MBA. Take a look at some of SFU Beedie’s highlights from then until now.

A History of Beedie School of Business

1965

Simon Fraser University opens its doors

In 1965, SFU opens its doors. The School of Business is housed in the Department of Economics and Business within the Faculty of Arts.

1968

Launch of Executive MBA

SFU launches Canada’s first executive MBA.

1982

BBA is launched

The school becomes the Faculty of Business Administration. The Bachelor of Administration (BBA) degree is established.

1989

EMBA Program moves downtown

The Executive MBA program moves to SFU’s new downtown campus, in the heart of Vancouver’s financial district.

1999

GDBA is created

The graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) is created.

1999

SFU establishes Exec Ed

SFU establishes what is now the Executive Education focused specifically on corporate education and management development.

2000

MOT is launched

The Management of Technology MBA is launched at SFU.

2002

Undergraduate BBA launches in Surrey

The Undergraduate BBA program opens a second location at the SFU Surry campus.

2004

PhD in Business Administration launches

SFU launches a PhD in Business Administration.

2005

Master of Science in Finance launches

A graduate program in finance - known as the Master of Science in Finance - is launched.

2005

Joseph Segal donation

Longtime university supporter and chancellor emeritus Jospeh Segal donates to SFU the Segal Graduate school in downtown Vancouver, hosting all graduate business programs.

2006

Accreditation by the AACSB

The school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

2007

Accelerated MBA launches

SFU launches its accelerated full-time MBA program at the Segal Graduate School.

2009

School receives EQUIS

The school receives EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation.

2009

School acheives PRME

The school becomes signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

2011

School is named Beedie School of Business

In recognition of a record $22 million gift from alumnus Ryan Beedie and his father Keith, the school is named the Beedie School of Business.

2011

Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership launched

The Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership - a first for Canada - is launched.

2011

Americas MBA for Executives launches

Beedie launches the Americas MBA for Executives with partners FIA (Brazil), ITAM (Mexico) and Vanderbilt University (USA).

2012

CIRDI is established

SFU Beedie teams up with UBC’s Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering to establish the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute.

2013

Part-Time MBA launches

Beedie launches the part-time MBA at SFU’s Surrey Campus.

2014

Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization

2014

Graduate Diploma in Financial Engineering launches

Beedie, along with SFU’s Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, offer the Graduate Diploma in Financial Engineering.

2016

Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship

Through a $10 million gift from alumnus Charles Chang, Beedie establishes the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship

Contact Us

Graduate

Segal Graduate School

500 Granville Street

Vancouver, BC Canada

V6C 1W6

+1 778.782.5013

grad-business@sfu.ca

Undergraduate

SFU Burnaby

8888 University Drive

Burnaby, BC Canada

V5A 1S6

+1 778.782.5567

sfubeedie_undergrad@sfu.ca

Undergraduate & Graduate

SFU Surrey

250 – 13450 102 Avenue

Surrey, BC Canada

V3T 0A3

+1 778.782.8019

sfubeedie_undergrad@sfu.ca

grad-business@sfu.ca