The MBA that
puts you first

FT MBA

Full-Time MBA

With a typical class of just 50 students, the SFU Beedie MBA learning experience lets you discover your strengths and take risks in a supportive environment.

Graduate with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for success in different areas of business, and a wide network of connections to help you achieve big things.

 
Who's it for?

The SFU Beedie FT MBA is designed specially for early to mid career professionals and entrepreneurs who are ready to push themselves to their highest potential and move their careers to the next level.

What you'll learn

By combining theory and application in an internationally diverse and collaborative MBA classroom, the program offers a firm grounding in business fundamentals. As you move through the 12-month academic component in the centre of Vancouver’s diverse, vibrant and entrepreneurial business community, immerse yourself in thought-probing questions and real-world business problems. Comprehensive curriculum incorporates real-world business challenges and explores relevant topics such as sustainability, new ventures and international business.

Our interactive and experiential learning methods deliver a business management toolkit applicable across industries, providing you with more career options and mobility. A personal, collegial approach lets you build stronger connections and small classes mean professors can get to know you and provide personalized guidance.

We know your time is valuable. Instead of extended semester breaks, you’ll participate in an international applied project and attend networking and other events. At the end of the 12-month program, choose between a paid four-month work term, starting a new venture, or moving straight into a permanent position. In all cases, you deliver a report on your four months as part of your degree.

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Where it can take you

When you graduate, you’ll embark on the next stage of your career equipped with in-demand business skills and a 360-degree view of how businesses operate today.

12 months of academics plus a required four-month work term

The MBA program is split into three semesters that flow into each other – allowing you to apply what you learn as you travel through the program.

  • Online pre-MBA orientation- Preparation courses completed before you begin in September to get you ready for the MBA.
  • Fall semester ensures everyone has a common foundation in critical skills.
  • Spring semester addresses effective leadership, where you’ll have to work fast as part of a team to solve challenges.
  • Spring/Summer will see you choose between two international destinations for a global business perspective so you can gain a broader understanding of working in a multi-cultural business environment. This past year, students traveled to Hong Kong and Singapore and worked on a project in conjunction with the Vancouver Port Authority.
  • Summer semester explores your creative side as you dive into sustainability, entrepreneurship and other hot topics.
Four-month work term

At the end of the 12-months of academics, you will have three options to complete the work term requirement of the program:

  • Undertake a paid four-month internship
  • Start you own new venture through Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection® SPARK program or approved equivalent opportunities
  • Move straight into a permanent role
    Tuition

    Domestic students (Citizens & Permanent Residents of Canada): $41,310 CAD*

    International Tuition: $53,768 CAD*

    Cross-cultural experiences will include additional costs related to programming, transportation, flights, and accommodation. The estimated amounts will be between $5,500-6,000 CAD for the international applied project course** and $250 CAD for the Business & Indigenous Communities course.

    (Domestic rate is for students who have Canadian citizenship or Permanent Residence)

    * Subject to Board of Governors approval.

    ** Subject to currency and location

    Fees and other costs

    Student fees per year (health insurance, transit pass, recreational/athletic facility pass): approximately $2,500.

    Course materials: $2,200

    For information on funding opportunities, visit Fund Your Degree.

    A dedicated career advisor provides personalized support, useful resources and tools, career-building skills to help you stand out, and opportunities to network with industry professionals.

    Career planning and coaching

    Whether you already know where you want to go with your career or you’re exploring your options, we are here to support your career journey. We’ll start by providing you with self-assessment tools and then give personalized coaching on how to map out future possibilities, assess your fit in the marketplace and tap into the hidden job market. You’ll have access to these services even after you’ve graduated.

    Skill-building workshops and activities

    We’re here to assist you through the entire MBA job search process by delivering career building workshops, providing employer mock interviews and networking events, and making personalized introductions within SFU Beedie’s extensive corporate network. Specific workshops include:

    • How to build and communicate your brand
    • Interview techniques
    • Salary negotiating
      Mentorship

      Take advantage of the largest one-on-one business mentorship program in Western Canada–Mentors in Business. Last year, the Career Management Centre (CMC) matched students with over 300 industry professionals. These mentors are keen on helping you build business relationships and offering career guidance and advice. Mentors share their knowledge, experience, and wisdom to help you make informed career choices.

      Networking

      Network and build close relationships with your cohort, business professionals, and other SFU Beedie graduate students. Tap into a global and engaged network of SFU Beedie alumni during events such as our Saturday career boot camp, presented by industry leaders.

      Guest Speakers

      The CMC’s Spotlight on Industry and Careers events aim to give SFU Beedie students access to industry professionals in a small group setting to allow for free-flowing dialogue. We engage with industry professionals who will share their experience and expertise in their functional role, industry, and organization.

      Real World Experience

      At the end of the 12-months of academics, complete the work term requirement by choosing between a paid four-month internship, moving straight into a full-time, permanent position, or starting your own new venture. The CMC will also support you in your job search by connecting you with employers, job opportunities and additional internships. With a dedicated job board for companies seeking to hire from SFU Beedie, you’ll have hundreds of opportunities to choose from.

      Graduate Management Consulting Career Preparation (GMCCP) Program

      The GMCCP focuses on introducing graduate students to the basics of preparing for a case interview. During this program, you will be exposed to the case interview format and will practice some of the key skills that need to be mastered in order to be successful during a case interview. The program will focus on structured analysis, logical reasoning and client focused communication. Topics covered will include how to structure a case interview, mental math, issue trees, interpreting visual information and effective presentations. Guest speakers and consultants will be invited to provide further insight into consulting and case interviews.

      Entrepreneurship and social innovation

      If entrepreneurship is your calling, you’ll find countless opportunities to think—and act—like a founder through programs like these:

      • RADIUS: Interested in pushing forward new ideas about how our society might work? RADIUS (RADical Ideas, Useful to Society) is a social innovation lab and venture incubator based at SFU Beedie School of Business that provides opportunities for you to engage with local social innovation projects while using your skills to benefit society as a whole. RADIUS offers validation and growth stage programs for entrepreneurs and ventures looking to help solve pressing social problems. A panel event introducing SFU Beedie students to these innovation hubs happens annually in the Fall.

      • Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection®: If you have a great idea, Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection could help you turn it into a viable venture. This SFU-wide program provides future leaders and innovators, with mentorship, resources, and the training to build entrepreneurial skills in order to move your initial idea through to validation.

      • VentureLabs®: Need help to take the next step to scale up your company? VentureLabs is a business accelerator focused on structured growth and best practices for growth stage startups.

      Explore your start-up idea with an experienced entrepreneur at a Mentor Meet session. Hosted by Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection®, these free sessions are offered at all three SFU campuses and are open to the entire SFU community (students, staff, faculty, and recent alumni). SFU Beedie frequently hosts business-specific Mentor Meets at the Segal Graduate School campus.

      In alignment with our calling to develop innovative business leaders, SFU Beedie hosts experiential learning events such as a new product development simulation, where students work together in multifunctional teams to design, build and manufacture a drone delivery service. Participating in fun, interactive simulations frames innovation as an organization-wide responsibility and opportunity, and provides awareness of the blurred lines of responsibility that can exist within the innovation sphere.

      Visit our Career Management Centre to find out how we can help you advance your career.

      Graduate Profile - Rhoena Endaya

      Hear Rhoena’s story about moving to Vancouver and how the Career Management Centre helped her relaunch her career in Canada.

      At the heart of downtown Vancouver is SFU Beedie’s Segal Graduate School campus, a heritage bank reimagined as a 60,000 square-foot landmark housing classrooms, meeting rooms and study spaces.

      It’s centrally located with easy access to public transit, which makes getting to and from class exceptionally convenient.

      Plus, you’re surrounded by cafes, shops and restaurants. It’s a neighbourhood as vibrant as any.

      I always saw myself working beyond clinical pharmacy. I felt that I could also shine on the business side of healthcare. I knew that with my strong clinical training an MBA would help open more doors and give me the mobility I was looking for in my career.

      Morenike Akinyemi, FT MBA

      Senior Project Manager, Transformation Delivery

      Provincial Health Services Authority

      My key lessons from the program were learning how to effectively frame and structure a problem or situation, manage a tight schedule, know what to prioritize and how to prioritize it, and identify core problems quickly and addressing them.

      Bobby Dhillon, EMBA

      Senior Vice President, Marketing & Planning

      G&F Financial Group

      The learners I work with are 95% Indigenous, and I find that they become more interested and retain information more, when we speak and learn from an Indigenous lens. The Indigenous content integrated into the program has been very beneficial to me in terms of how I can incorporate Indigenous information into the curriculum I currently teach.

      Wanda Rockthunder, EMBA IBL

      Business Instructor, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

      Cree, a citizen of the Muskowekwan First Nation, Saskatchewan

      The immediate impact of the GDBA has been a change in the way I approach my day professionally. I am equipped to make better decisions. My confidence level has been elevated significantly, and I am enjoying a new sense of optimism in my career.

      Percival Chang, GDBA

      Manager & Investment Funds Advisor

      PH&N Investment Services

      The i2I program is perfect for people like me who are deeply involved in science, and who want to look for opportunities in the business world. A program like this opens your mind and teaches you that there is another world of possibilities outside of the lab.

      Elena Groppa, i2I

      Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine

      University of British Columbia Biomedical Research Centre

      The comprehensive simulations provided the greatest learning for me. They helped change my mindset and connect the different areas of learning into a comprehensive view of how an organization runs.

      Matthew Grunert, MOT MBA

      Director, IT

      Avigilon

      The MSc Finance program gave me the technical foundation that I couldn’t function without. I work with clients in very senior roles, and it’s important to demonstrate your technical knowledge to gain their trust.

      Christine Jakshoej, MScFin

      Head of Professional Services America

      FINCAD

      The Part-Time MBA was excellent. It gave me exactly what I expected to receive, and I think that is the highest compliment you can pay a program. It met all my expectations and provided a solid grounding in business skills and strategies.

      Oliver Zihlmann, PT MBA

      Director of Development and Alumni Engagement

      UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

      FT MBA: Morenike

      EMBA: Bobbie

      EMBA IBL: Wanda

      GDBA: Percival

      i2I: Elena

      MOT MBA: Matt

      MSc Fin: Christine

      PT MBA: Oliver


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