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Beedie School of Business BBA alumnus and founder of Traction on Demand, Greg Malpass was one of three winners of Impact Awards at the 16th annual BASS Banquet.

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By Ian Bryce A $500,000 gift from Simon Fraser University alumnus Ryan Beedie will support 25 new undergraduate awards for students in SFU’s Beedie School of Business. The generous gift marks five years since he and his family bestowed $22 million—the largest gift in SFU’s history—to establish the Beedie School of Business. “This wonderful gift will strengthen SFU’s commitment to engage the world,” says SFU President Andrew Petter. “These awards benefit the innovators and entrepreneurs of tomorrow and […]

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A team of Beedie School of Business undergraduate students took home the silver at the 14th annual Eller Collegiate Ethics Case Competition, held at the University of Arizona from October 20-22.

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Taylor Ward’s student experience has been tailor-made for success.

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In the second part of a two-part interview, SFU Director of Entrepreneurship Sarah Lubik talks about the path her new role has led her on, why  entrepreneurship skills are so important today, and why SFU’s approach to teaching entrepreneurship is both empowering and unique.

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  Simon Fraser University has opened the Charles Chang Innovation Centre, a new graduate student residence and innovation facility in downtown Vancouver.

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The Beedie School of Business continues to build strong ties in international business education through the Bocconi Campus Abroad program. For three weeks in July a cohort of 29 students from the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan traveled to Vancouver to take a condensed course in marketing with a select number of Beedie students. The Bocconi Campus Abroad program has been active for nine years, with a different topic being co-taught by two Bocconi […]

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A dedication to community engagement and a passion for experiential learning have earned Beedie School of Business lecturer Kamal Masri a Surrey Leader Community Leaders Award.

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  First year Beedie School of Business undergraduate students Stefanie Huffman and Kimberley Venn could pass for twin sisters. The pair not only share an uncanny resemblance, but also an inherent ability to think alike and work together – one that made them a force to be reckoned with at this year’s Enactus National Exposition.

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When Naqib Azad graduates from the BBA program at SFU’s Beedie School of Business today, he leaves behind a legacy in empowering students to benefit society through social entrepreneurship.

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Business education in action takes to world stage.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate students comprised almost one third of the recipients at the 2016 Surrey Board of Trade’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards.

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Undergraduate students at the Beedie School of Business are learning how to market the most valuable commodity of all: themselves.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate students continued their impressive form at global case competitions in 2016, earning the gold medal at the prestigious APEX Business-IT Global Case Challenge, one of the world’s premier management information systems case competitions.

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Beedie School of Business students’ dedication to social innovation paid off at the Enactus National Exposition, as Enactus SFU took home the Capital One Financial Education Challenge award and reached the semi finals of the overall competition.

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The following article was published by Burnaby Now on April 28. By Cayley Dobie.

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At the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, a host of Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs are empowering students from a multitude of disciplines to harness their skills in order to create game-changing ventures.

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The 2015 Beedie School of Business Dean’s Student Service Award has been awarded to undergraduate student Jordan Schwartz, in recognition of the extraordinary impact he has made upon the Beedie community.

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The Beedie School of Business continued its run of success at case competitions in 2016 with a third place finish at the University of Navarra International Case Competition (UNICC).

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Beedie School of Business alumni Bryan Gallagher and Matias Marquez have been named on BC Business’ prestigious 30 Under 30 list.

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Two teams of students from the Beedie School of Business took home the gold and silver medals in the regional stage of the CFA Institute Research Challenge.

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Students from disciplines across Simon Fraser University and beyond are preparing to demonstrate their prowess in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation at the sixth annual Opportunity Fest.

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Beedie School of Business BBA alumnus and founder of Vega, Charles Chang was one of three winners of Impact Awards at the 15th annual BASS Banquet.

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Beedie School of Business lecturer Kamal Masri has never been afraid to take chances.

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The prospect of a financial institution being unable to determine whether or not a customer is eligible for a loan is an alien one to Canadian residents. In western society, the population has become used to loans being approved within minutes, often without even speaking to someone face to face.

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Hands-on learning is increasingly a staple of business school education, with students expected to apply theory from the classroom to real-world situations.

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A new student-led initiative at the Beedie School of Business aims to prepare students for the rigours of the management consulting profession hiring process. And after just one cohort, the program boasts an impressive employment success rate in this highly competitive field.

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The Beedie School of Business is delighted to welcome its new dean, Professor Ali Dastmalchian. While Monday, January 4 kicks off his first week in a new role, Beedie is most certainly in wise and experienced hands. Professor Dastmalchian served as dean at the Gustavson School of Business, at the University of Victoria, for 10 years.

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Three alumni of SFU’s Beedie School of Business have been appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the position of parliamentary secretaries.

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Students at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business this semester leveraged a project management class project to raise funds for cancer – and after narrowly failing to reach their ambitious $30,000 target, dipped into their own pockets to make up the shortfall.

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The following is an excerpt from an article published in the Globe and Mail on November 4, 2015. By Jennifer Lewington, Globe and Mail.

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The Beedie School of Business’ Speakers on Campus program this month celebrates one year of successfully connecting business education with real world industry experience.

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An innovative new partnership between SFU’s bookstore and a class of Beedie School of Business undergraduate students could point to a new direction in the future of university bookstores – as a laboratory for putting business education into action.

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In 2013 when the SFU JDC West team was named Academic School of the Year, the scenes of euphoria among the victorious students were both heartwarming and inspirational in equal measure. Now a new crowd-funding initiative at the Beedie School of Business is aiming to make such scenes an annual occurrence.

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Beedie School of Business alumni Manny Padda and Raman Randhawa have been ranked among B.C.’s top entrepreneurs, executives and professionals in the 2015 Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 awards.

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For many students at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, the chance to learn from experienced industry professionals is an invaluable opportunity. Such mentorship can often make a significant difference to a fledgling career.

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BBA graduate Edwin Hendrawan has a unique claim to fame amongst this year’s crop of SFU graduates: he has been the host of a national television show.

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Starting this fall, SFU’s Beedie School of Business and nine other top Canadian universities will begin granting a new and noteworthy Award to some of Canada’s most deserving and internationally minded students.

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The next generation of budding entrepreneurs from faculties across Simon Fraser University gathered at Surrey City Hall, all with one goal: to become a member of the 2015 cohort of The Next 36.

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A new certificate from Simon Fraser University will allow any undergraduate student from faculties across the university to add innovation and entrepreneurship training to their education.

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Simon Fraser University has appointed Professor Ali Dastmalchian as dean of the Beedie School of Business, effective January 1, 2016.

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Dr. Sarah Lubik, a lecturer in entrepreneurship and innovation at the Beedie School of Business, and co-director of the Tech Entrepreneurship@SFU program, has been announced as Director of Entrepreneurship for SFU.

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Beedie School of Business alumni Haley and Maney Grewal share more than just their looks. The twin brothers also share a passion for entrepreneurial endeavours – one that was nurtured in the Beedie BBA program.

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Sixteen Beedie School of Business BBA students were among those celebrating at the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) Access Student Career Development Program 2014/15 cohort graduation ceremony.

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A new website co-founded by a recent graduate of the BBA program at the Beedie School of Business is helping connect retired professionals with organizations seeking professional expertise.

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Undergraduate students at the Beedie School of Business have enjoyed considerable success in case competitions in recent years, with 2015 alone resulting in almost 20 top three finishes at prestigious competitions across the globe so far.

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Enactus SFU was named Opening Round Runner-up at this year’s Enactus Canada National Exposition.

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A team of Beedie School of Business undergraduate students earned the bronze medal in the prestigious APEX Business-IT Global Case Challenge, regarded as one of the top management information systems (MIS) case competitions in the world.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduates continued their run of good form in case competitions in 2015 as they earned a finalist spot in the 17th annual Global Business Case Competition (GBCC).

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Contrary to popular belief, venture capital investment isn’t the Holy Grail in startups. Just ask Greg Malpass, co-founder and CEO of Traction on Demand. In less than a decade, he has built a leading cloud consulting and software development company – without taking one penny of external investment.

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