Graduates

COVID-19 FAQ

If you aren't sure about how the preventive measures against COVID-19 might change the application process to SFU Beedie School of Business, these are some of the most common questions we receive. We'll keep on adding to this page as necessary. If you do not see the answer to your question, please contact us at bsbar@sfu.ca.

General Questions

Yes, the Segal Graduate School is reviewing applications and making offers of admission on a continuous basis. We are working closely with students who are experiencing challenges completing their admission requirements due to COVID-19 and will continue to do so.

Yes, the Fall 2020 term will start as scheduled. While it is too early to confirm what the term could look like, we want to reassure you that we are using this time to prepare various contingency plans and ensure that we will be in a position to deliver our programs in whatever scenario unfolds.

If the current situation causes delays or restricts in-person classes as we approach the beginning of the term, we will be prepared with online program delivery options until we are able to conduct in-person sessions. Please continue to check your email and our website for updates.

SFU Beedie has more than 20 years of experience in online business education. Our Graduate Diploma in Business Administration program has been delivered entirely online since 1999, and during that time we have developed a sophisticated online learning environment and instructors who are highly skilled in teaching remotely should this be required. We are well-positioned to adapt to the current challenges as needed and provide our students with the best possible business education and learning experience. We have already shifted away from in person classes to online program delivery for current students across all our programs.

Yes, as the Graduate Diploma Program is 100% online, courses will continue as scheduled.

Beedie will continue to provide an enhanced virtual learning experience for all of our graduate students as a response to our classes moving online to ensure we are following the provincial health restrictions and keeping everyone safe. Students continue engaging in synchronous classes to learn with their cohort, and benefit from our 50 years of graduate education experience, world-class faculty, accreditations, strong alumni base, and the small cohort-based experience.

  • Events are moving ahead as planned (in a virtual setting rather than in-person), such as webinars, speaker events, and interactive workshops.
  • Our active SFU Beedie student clubs are still working hard to offer virtual educational and social events across Graduate Programs.
  • Case competitions & training are still being planned and facilitated in virtual settings; the next Graduate Case Competition Training Program will take place in Fall 2020 on Wednesday evenings.
  • An SFU Beedie Virtual Campus will be launched shortly, hosted within Canvas (our learning management system). The Virtual Campus will be a resource and sharing hub, as well as a space to host events, to keep our graduate student community connected during social distancing.
  • Our Career Management Centre is also offering virtual career advising, networking opportunities, company tours and speaker series all online! 

International students

Yes, once admitted to SFU Beedie, you should apply online for your study permit so that you are in the queue for processing. Our International Student Services Office offers helpful resources including a Welcome Guide for International Graduate Students.

While the future details and impacts of the travel restrictions on international students are not fully known, the Government of Canada has indicated that if in-class courses are being moved to an online-only format because of COVID-19, eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Program won’t be affected. For more information, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/visitors-foreign-workers-students.html

When applying for a study permit, consult the instructions provided by the Canadian visa office serving the country or region where you live to determine if you may submit SFU conditional letter of acceptance. Conditional acceptance letter may result in reduced length of your initial study permit. To ensure you have a valid study permit for the whole duration of your program, you may need to extend it during your studies in Canada.

Our International Student Advisers, Immigration Specialists are here to support you, should you have questions regarding immigration matters. You may connect with them by email, phone or a live chat.

To manage the outbreak of COVID-19, Canada has implemented travel restrictions to stop non-essential travel to Canada by most foreign nationals with only a few exemptions. For more information about the travel restrictions and exemption, please visit IRCC’s website. As an international student, you may be exempt from the travel restrictions with a valid study permit or if you have been approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020.

As of April 20, new measures have been introduced that all international travelers must use non-medical masks or face coverings to cover their mouth and nose during travel. When you arrive in Canada, you will go through a health screening check before you are allowed to leave the port of entry (e.g. airports). You are also required by law to isolate for 14 days even if you have no COVID-19 related symptoms. In addition, all international travelers returning to BC must submit a self-isolation plan for approval prior to their return or upon arrival to BC.

Depending on how COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the current travel restrictions may be lifted, changed, or extended further. Due to the fluidity of the pandemic, it is strongly recommended that you closely monitor these in preparation of your arrival in Canada. We are also here to support you and have developed a self-isolation guide for incoming international graduate students.

Required Documents

Student Recruitment and Admissions will work with you to ensure we have the information needed to evaluate your application for admission, please contact us for more information.

  • Transcripts: upload your unofficial / self-reported grades in the interim and we will review them.
  • English scores: In addition to the TOEFL and IELTS, we are now accepting the Duolingo test, available at: https://englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants. Please use code: X3ZFMBV4. The minimum requirement is 120.

As our Student Recruitment and Admissions staff are working remotely, we are not able to process mailed documents. Instead, we will review the official or unofficial / self-reported grades uploaded to your online application.

If your institution is able to submit grades electronically, please have them sent directly from the institution to gradstdy@sfu.ca

If your institution is able to mail hardcopies, please have them sent to our Harbour Centre address in the interim at:

Segal Graduate School
Beedie School of Business
Program Name
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 5K3

Admission Questions

We are here to support our students and work with you throughout the admissions process. If you require a deadline extension, please contact us.

Yes, any student with an offer of admission that would like to live in our graduate residence is encouraged to apply. If a student is inability to gain a study permit, they will be offered a full refund, less the $250 deposit fee. More information is available online here: https://www.sfu.ca/students/residences/housing-options/charles-chang-innovation-centre/

MSc Finance Applicants

We encourage you to complete as much of the school year as possible and we will evaluate your application fairly given the current circumstances.

Yes, so long as you have an official grade on your transcript, we will use it in the admission evaluation.

The SIAS team is still actively trading, with online access to Bloomberg and MSCI. Monthly SIAS team meetings are hosted in Zoom, with the SFU Beedie faculty advisors. Learn more about SIAS here. 

Contact Us

Graduate

Segal Graduate School

500 Granville Street

Vancouver, BC Canada

V6C 1W6

+1 778.782.5013

grad-business@sfu.ca

Undergraduate

SFU Burnaby

8888 University Drive

Burnaby, BC Canada

V5A 1S6

+1 778.782.5567

sfubeedie_undergrad@sfu.ca

Undergraduate & Graduate

SFU Surrey

250 – 1345 102 Avenue

Surrey, BC Canada

V3T 0A3

+1 778.782.8019

sfubeedie_undergrad@sfu.ca

grad-business@sfu.ca