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SFU Beedie takes home first place in 2022 BC MBA Games

Dec 12, 2022

A team of SFU Beedie MBA students celebrated a big win after taking home first place in this year’s BC MBA Games, hosted at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business from October 28 to 30. The BC MBA games, launched in 2015, is an annual competition held every October in British Columbia. With approximately 125 participants from business schools across the province, it is the largest gathering of MBA students in Canada. […]


SFU Beedie to lead major digital skills training initiative with $4M investment from federal government

Nov 17, 2022

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business will lead a large-scale professional education initiative to prepare Canadian workers for the digital economy, thanks to a significant investment from the federal government. Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster has announced an official partnership with SFU Beedie to invest $4 million dollars into the Digital Innovation and Leadership (DIAL) initiative, which aims to train more than 1,100 workers across Canada over the next two years. “Universities have an important […]


People-centred and purposeful: Joint BBA alumnus co-founded award-winning consulting firm

Nov 1, 2022

For Amarachi Nnah-Ogbonda, graduating with a joint degree in business and economics was a happy accident. Nnah-Ogbonda moved to Canada on a full scholarship offered by the state government of her home country, Nigeria, to study economics. She started out at Fraser International College (FIC), where she completed her first year, and had the opportunity to take business electives. Despite majoring in economics, she enjoyed business courses so much that she kept taking them as […]


SFU Beedie grad gets running start at top consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

Oct 26, 2022

Uninterested in arts or sciences, Molly MacLeay decided to explore business in high school. She quickly developed a fascination with the subject that started her on the path to obtaining her BBA and getting hired as a business analyst at McKinsey & Company, the oldest and largest of the world’s three most prestigious management consulting firms. Specializing in management information systems (MIS) and operations management, MacLeay loved learning about the technical side of business operations, […]


SFU’s Beedie School of Business renews prestigious EQUIS accreditation

Oct 26, 2022

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has earned renewed EQUIS accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Global, a comprehensive institutional accreditation system that recognizes the world’s top business and management schools. The accreditation, which is valid for a five-year period, recognizes the excellence of research and education at SFU Beedie. SFU Beedie also holds accreditation from AACSB International and is among only one per cent of business schools worldwide with both […]


Research-based entrepreneurship shines at the i2I Venture Pitch

Oct 21, 2022

Environmentally-friendly water-repellent materials and rapid, yet accurate, viral testing took home the top prizes at this year’s invention to Innovation (i2I) Venture Pitch Competition at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. The annual event is a celebration of the scientific entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial scientists graduating from SFU Beedie’s i2I program. The culmination of the program, the event gives six program participants the opportunity to present their strategies for their research-based innovations to a panel of expert […]


BBA graduate pursues dream of being commercial airline pilot with Cathay Pacific

Oct 6, 2022

Of the career paths chosen by graduates of SFU’s Beedie School of Business, commercial airline pilot of a Boeing 777 might be one of the rarer ones. Leo Cheung’s first love was always aviation. As a child travelling between Vancouver and Asia during summer holidays, he thought it would be cool to have a job sitting on the flight deck of a massive commercial aircraft. After all, not many individuals can have the bragging rights […]


SFU Beedie’s Indigenous Business Leadership EMBA weaves Indigenous teachings into contemporary business knowledge

Oct 4, 2022

Dennis Thomas’s dedication to his Nation started 15 years ago with working in economic development and managing Takaya Tours, an internationally recognized Indigenous tourism business. It was there that he connected with his cultural roots and, today, he is a cultural ambassador in his community who strives to embed his Nation’s culture in all areas of business to keep the ancestral knowledge alive and well. Thomas, whose ancestral name is Whonoak, is a member and […]


SFU Beedie professor June Francis selected to chair B.C.’s new anti-racism data committee

Oct 3, 2022

June Francis, professor of marketing at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, has been selected to lead B.C.’s new anti-racism data committee, signalling another major stride in her efforts to advocate for anti-racism in British Columbia and make the province a more inclusive place. Out of 160 applicants to join the committee, 11 were selected, with Francis appointed chair of the committee. “We’ve selected 11 members who will help us identify how we can improve government […]


SFU Beedie welcomes 10 exciting new faculty members

Sep 29, 2022

This fall, SFU’s Beedie School of Business is delighted to welcome 10 new faculty members to join the ranks of our world-class teaching and research faculty. Our new faculty members come from an incredible diversity of backgrounds, including accounting, management organization studies, technology, law, and more. These educators and researchers boast a dynamic range of research and teaching expertise that will enrich and strengthen our SFU Beedie academic community. Please join us in welcoming these […]