Student Life

Beyond the classroom

The learning experience in the classroom is just one part of the overall student experience. The insight you receive into other industries and companies from your classmates’ experiences builds a valuable knowledge base. In addition, your classmates and fellow alumni become part of a professional network that typically keeps each other informed of new career opportunities.

The campus

The Segal Graduate School of Business campus sits in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. The impressive building, built in 1916 and formerly the Bank of Montreal headquarters, houses over 250 MBA and graduate students from our various programs. Its 60,000 square feet accommodates the finest in meeting and classroom facilities.

Balancing study, work and life

The course is designed to be manageable for working professionals. Each semester consists of seven weekends. Classes are held all day Friday and Saturday, every other weekend. Students who choose the Americas MBA for Executives option will have a different schedule in their second year -- with four, 9 day residencies in August, October, February and April.

Building relationships from day one

Your EMBA experience begins with a three-day intensive orientation weekend held in Whistler. You will get to know your classmates and begin building strong relationships with the team that you will work with in the first year. The program will conclude with a three-day retreat in Whistler.

Guest speakers and events

We invite business executives to the classroom to provide a broader perspective on their industries and professions, the challenges they face within their organizations and their strategies to manage these realities.

Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA)

The GBSA is the voice of graduate students at the Beedie School of Business. It connects students from the various graduate programs through activities such as boat cruises, hikes, dinners, networking events, pub nights, and barbeques.

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Net Impact Executive Club

Members of this club strive to make a positive environmental, social and economic impact in the Vancouver community, and beyond, by advocating responsible and sustainable business practices. The club holds events around how we can reduce our collective carbon footprint.

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Graduate Business Women’s Council (GBWC)

The GBWC comprises passionate Beedie students who believe that knowledge-sharing and networking with executive women, along with providing insights and guidance to younger generations, can lead to enhanced careers and greater diversity in leadership in BC.

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