Student Life

The MBA that fits with your life

As a part-time student, you will still have access to the broader SFU and Beedie community. You’ll be able to expand your network through events that introduce you to the many other students taking our range of graduate programs, including the full-time MBA program and the Management of Technology MBA.

SFU's Surrey Campus

You will take classes at the SFU Surrey campus, a 30,000 square-metre architectural masterpiece located at Central City in Surrey with easy transit links. The modern, high-tech building, designed by acclaimed architect Bing Thom, has won numerous national and international awards.

Located in one of Canada's largest and fastest growing cities and business communities, SFU Surrey is adjacent to the Surrey Central SkyTrain station and transit bus loop, connecting students to Downtown Vancouver, Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. There are lots of places to eat and socialize with your classmates after class.


Part-Time MBA graduate Carly Fryer of biotech firm Stemcell Technologies talks about SFU's Surrey campus.

Case competitions and MBA Games

Case competitions give you an opportunity to sharpen your analytical and presentation skills in front of current business leaders. SFU Beedie provides funding for students taking part in case competitions, including paying for flights. Every year, Beedie supports up to 40 students to compete in the MBA Games against other major MBA programs from across Canada.

Guest speakers and events

You will meet and learn from industry experts as guest speakers in the classroom, as well as having opportunities to attend relevant industry association events. Networking events enable you to expand your networks, while also increasing potential job opportunities in the future.  Speakers span a wide range of industries and feature fascinating thinkers and business figures, including former Prime Minister the Right Honourable Paul Martin and Netflix CMO Kelly Bennett (also an SFU alumna). We even help students create and manage their own events.

Examples of events:

  • Corporate Impact and Global Development: It Really Is “Our” Time
  • Netflix CMO Kelly Bennett on revolutionizing the entertainment industry
  • BMO Public Lecture Series: Right Honourable Paul Martin

A Few Good Minds blog

For the most up-to-date look at elements of life at SFU Beedie, please visit our student blog, A Few Good Minds.

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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Watch this video about the student experience at Beedie's 2017 Net Impact Sustainability Challenge

Graduate Business Women’s Council (GWC)

The GWC 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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Watch this video about the GBWC's "Consultation Project" with non-profit organization Hives for Humanity.