The MBA that
puts you first


Full-Time MBA

With a maximum of 55 students, the personalized SFU Beedie MBA learning experience lets you explore your interests and strengths, and take risks in a collegial, 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 ideally suited for entrepreneurs and early to mid-senior career professionals 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.


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 (Essential business skills) ensures everyone has a common foundation in critical skills.
  • Spring semester (Organizational dynamics) addresses effective leadership, where you’ll have to work fast as part of a team to solve challenges.
  • Spring/Summer (Cross-cultural experience) 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 (Innovation and strategy) explores your creative side as you dive into sustainability, entrepreneurship and other hot topics.
Four-month work term
  • 12 months full-time starting in September plus an additional four-month opportunity to apply what you’ve learned either through a paid work term, starting your own venture, or moving into a permanent role
  • 20 hours per week of in-class time, which equals to approximately 32 hours per week for you to study and work on projects and assignments outside of class- this isn’t part of the 4 month work term.

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.

Workshops and career coaching

Through our Career Management Centre you’ll receive one-on-one career coaching and gain access to exclusive workshops run by our in-house experts and industry guests. Specific workshops and coaching include:

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

Here you’ll have the opportunity to expand your network 360 degrees. SFU Beedie is home to the largest business mentorship program in Western Canada—Mentors in Business, with more than 300 mentor/mentee pairs each year. Tap into their network and expand your own.

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 opportunities

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.

  • Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection: If you have a great idea, Venture Connection could help you turn it into a viable venture. Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection is an SFU-wide program that trains future leaders and innovators, giving them the tools and training to build entrepreneurial skills and turn great ideas into viable ventures.

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.

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 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


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


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

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

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

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



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