Project Clients Say

"I've worked with a number of Capstone (undergrad and graduate) students over the years and my experience with the SFU BADM undergrads has by far been the best. The students did a phenomenal job attacking a complex business problem and delivering a high quality, valuable solution. The students were professional, dedicated, enthusiastic, innovative and resourceful, and as a result they delivered an excellent result. They helped us to progress our thinking in the space of data design, analytical problem solving methods, analytical toolset selection and provided us with actionable recommendations that will allow us to make value adding meaningful changes to our business. I look forward to working with another cohort of SFU BADM students in the future! "

--Will Cashman, Senior Director, Research and Analytics, Rocky Mountaineer"


"I was very curious to see what kind of insights the students would come up with during their project, and was genuinely surprised by their performance level. They maintained an open channel of communication for the duration of the project, asking relevant questions, making smart observations, and finally, delivering their findings in a polished and professionally looking presentation. I found all of them to be capable individuals that, I am sure, will excel in their future professional careers. Well done!"

--Ilir Zyfi, Manager, Data Analytics at Electronic Arts Canada.


"I continue to be impressed by the curiosity, insight, depth of knowledge and overall engagement the students exhibit.  Clearly a lot of time and energy was put into the final product.  Great work, please pass on my congratulations to the students!"

     -Michael Li, Director, System Improvement Decision Support, Vancouver Coastal Health

"I didn't know what to expect, but to be honest the presentation was better than a lot of the presentations I saw in my MBA program.  The students put together a professional looking package and delivered it really well. The analysis, as well, was much better than I was expecting. Overall, I was super impressed with everything that came out of it."

     -William Jackson, Manager, Business Intelligence, Arc'teryx



"The fundraising field in Canada is increasingly relying on data analytics to identify not only potential donors to charitable ventures, but also to guide strategy and decision-making. Among fundraising strategists, the new normal is a robust, analytical skill set.  The students in the Beedie School's Business Analytics Certificate capstone course not only helped us rank individuals in our database by their potential to donate, but also helped us identify new five figure donors to our programs.  In an era of scarce resources, we couldn't have done this without their help."

     -Andrew Boden, Manager, Prospect Research & Strategy, Advancement and Alumni Engagement, SFU


"It was with great pleasure that the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation partnered with students from the SFU Business Analytic Certificate program. The work explored 2 key business questions aimed at informing a greater understanding of targeted donor approaches for fundraising. The team brought to the work enthusiasm, professionalism and a genuine curiosity and willingness to dive into the problems. We were impressed by the sophistication of the tools used in their analysis and in the comprehensiveness of their final presentation."
     -Cathy Helliwell, Director, Strategic Partnerships & Projects, VGH &UBC Hospital Foundation