The Learning Experience

One year. Countless valuable experiences.

You’ll only do one MBA, so make it a memorable and fulfilling one. We aim to deliver an experience as valuable as the qualification. The skills and knowledge you gain will last throughout your career, but the experiences and friendships will last a lifetime. Here’s a taste of what you can expect.


MBA graduate Joshua Viner of tech firm Left talks about the practical nature of Beedie's learning experience.


MBA graduate Saleem Husain of SAP talks about developing real-world business skills at Beedie.

Get Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Business

During the program, students will participate in an international cross cultural experiential project. The International Experiential Project lets you immerse yourself in an unfamiliar business culture and discover the role your new skills play in business and the world. Past destinations have included Brazil, China, Japan, Argentina and Chile.


Watch this video feature on the MBA's International Cross-Cultural Experiential Project to Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru.

Your Business and Indigenous Communities course will also include a cross-cultural experiential project. 


Watch this video feature on the MBA's Domestic Cross-Cultural Experiential Project through the interior of British Columbia.

Immerse yourself

SFU Beedie is no MBA factory. Our smaller class size, cohort approach and Downtown Vancouver location combine to deliver a richer, more immersive and interactive learning experience than MBAs with larger class size

  • Stay with the same people for the entire program
  • Collaborate with and learn from a diverse cohort
  • Be part of the local business community

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Build your network

Our collegial approach means you’ll build close relationships with a variety of people—from classmates and professors to local business people and other graduate students.

Learn more about networking opportunities

  • Tap into a global and engaged alumni network
  • Mix with EMBA, MSc and other business graduate students
  • Study in the heart of Vancouver’s business district

Engage your brain

As you move through the program, expect to become immersed in deep, thought-probing questions and extensive study. Instead of memorizing textbooks and taking standardized tests, you'll learn through a variety of interactive and experiential learning methods.

  • Hear top industry speakers such as the Netflix CMO Kelly Bennett, and Nobel Prize Winning Economist Alvin Roth
  • Learn through real-world case studies
  • Get an inside look at organizations such as Vancouver Airport through field trips

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Apply what you learn

At the end of the 12-month program, you can choose from several options to apply the knowledge and skills you’ve gained in a real-world setting.

Learn more about professional development opportunities

  • Take a 4-month paid work term
  • Start your own entrepreneurial venture
  • Move straight into a graduate role

Ready to Apply?

Visit Admissions and Financing. Want to find out more? Get details of our location, see the typical class make-up, or find out how our MBA can enhance your career. 

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