SFU launches MBA focused on northwest BC industry

May 19, 2015

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business is launching an MBA specifically addressing the industry issues of BC’s northwest.

The new Executive MBA in Northwestern BC, which will be taught in Prince Rupert, focuses on key local industries: extractive resources, engineering, liquefied natural gas and its related industries.

“Prince Rupert’s economy is a key hub of global trade networks,” says Dr. Mark Selman, director of the program. “As the economy changes, opportunities – and the expectations of employees – both increase and become increasingly important. Beedie’s new Northwest MBA degree is more than ready to meet those market needs.”

“We’re bringing world-class skills and learning to markets that need to stay competitive – Prince Rupert, Terrace, Smithers and their surrounding communities. There’s an urgent need for advanced business education in Northern BC to be taught right here, and to benefit residents right here.”

The specialized MBA, with flexible entry qualifications, is tailored for students facing global competition for jobs, and to provide northwest BC workers with management skills for a changing business environment.

The three-year program will be taught by Beedie’s world-class faculty, who will travel to teach classes at Northwest Community College. The degree allows students to work full-time, completing projects and assignments through virtual classrooms.

“SFU Beedie wants to provide management skills northwest British Columbians need with its new industries,” says Dr. Blaize Horner Reich, Dean of the Beedie School of Business.

“There are whole communities who need the right management training to become outstanding, competitive employees. We’re delighted to bring the business expertise of a Top Ten Canadian business school to the Northwestern region.”

Launching in September 2015, applications for the Executive MBA Northwest will be accepted until August.

For more information on the Executive EMBA in Northwestern BC, visit beedie.sfu.ca/emba-northern

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