The MBA that
puts you first
You’ll only do one MBA, so make it memorable and fulfilling. We aim to deliver an experience as valuable as the qualification. The skills and knowledge gained with us will last throughout your career, but the experiences and friendships will last a lifetime. Here’s a taste of what you can expect.
Learn by doing
Engage your brain
As you move through the program, become immersed in deep, thought-probing questions and extensive study. Instead of memorizing textbooks and taking standardized tests, you'll learn through a variety of interactive and experiential learning methods.
- Hear from top industry speakers like entrepreneur Charles Chang and HSBC President and CEO Sandra Stuart
- Learn through real-world case studies
- In partnership with our Career Management Centre, international graduate students who do not have any work experience in Canada can participate in week-long, full time externships. Here, you can prepare for a career in Canada by observing and exploring local workplace culture, expand your network in your preferred industry, and learn the day-to-day responsibilities of decision-makers.
Build your network
Our collegial approach means you’ll build close relationships with a variety of people—from classmates and professors to local business people and other graduate students.
- Tap into a global and engaged alumni network
- Mix with EMBA, MSc and other business graduate students
- Study in the heart of Vancouver’s business district
Conferences and events
Attend numerous events throughout the program, including industry conferences that provide invaluable networking opportunities, as well as the chance to get up-to-date about specific business areas. Event speakers span a wide range of industries and feature fascinating thinkers and business figures. We even help students create and manage their own events. Past events and conferences include the ApparelCamp UnConference.
This is a year to remember. Co-curricular activities are encouraged and celebrated at SFU Beedie. These activities will provide hands-on leadership experience, hone your business skills, and grow your network. Make the most out of your SFU Beedie experience by choosing co–curricular opportunities that suit your goals.
We encourage MBA candidates to participate in the countless extracurricular activities offered at SFU Beedie. After all, what you learn in the classroom could change your thinking, but what you learn outside the classroom could change your life.
SFU Beedie has a well-earned reputation for supporting and encouraging students to explore co-curricular activities in a way other institutions don’t. We see case competitions, MBA Games, conferences and other events as a way to uncover different leadership opportunities, hone your business skills and tap into a vibrant network of industry leaders.
Your education goes beyond the classroom. Join a club to develop leadership, team-building, event management, and networking skills.
- Graduate Business Students Association (GBSA): The Graduate Business Student Association plays an active role in the leadership of our school. From feedback on the program and curriculum to creating social and educational events, this group works to continuously improve the SFU Beedie experience.
- SFU chapter of Net Impact: Net Impact is a student club dedicated to sustainability. It empowers SFU Beedie students to become future-focused and responsible business leaders who make a positive environmental, social, and economic impact in their community and beyond. This club also organizes a number of events throughout the year to provide students with opportunities to learn and network with industry experts.
- Graduate Business Women’s Council (GBWC): The Graduate Women’s Council strives to empower women to lead and succeed in the workplace while pledging to work toward a more inclusive and equal society. This active student team provides networking opportunities, workshops, and access to external events aimed at developing and sustaining a culture of support and encouragement.
Challenge yourself by representing SFU Beedie in regional, national and international case competitions. Apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world business problems while gaining the confidence and skills to analyze problems and make recommendations under pressure. With a dedicated training program and financial support to attend competitions, you’ll be ready to compete with the best, network with industry professionals, and showcase your success.
Past case competitions include:
- Net Impact Case Competition in Boulder, Colorado, USA
- Race and Case Competition in Denver, Colorado, USA
- The 2016 “Hult Prize Competition” Experience
Each year, up to 40 SFU Beedie students compete against other MBA students in Canada for the Queen’s Cup at the MBA games in athletic, spirit and academic categories such as finance, marketing, strategy and more.
Conferences and Events
Attending conferences is an opportunity to meet and connect with business individuals in the community while gaining exposure to new ideas and innovations. The SFU Beedie Student Engagement Office shares information and potential sponsorship for students to attend external events such as the BC Tech Summit, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Responsible Investing Association Annual Conference, Vancouver Entrepreneur Forum, and the Women’s Executive Network Speaker Series.
Student Ambassador Program
On an annual basis, the MBA program elects Student Ambassadors to represent the SFU Beedie School of Business in a variety of activities, including recruitment, marketing, and student and alumni engagement, as well as orientation.
Your Alumni Community
As a SFU Beedie student and future alumnus, you are already a member of an exceptional community made up of over 26,000 SFU Beedie alumni living across the globe. A community known for being innovative, socially responsible and globally minded. As a student we encourage you to attend events, stay connected, and become familiar with the lifetime benefits you have access to as alumni.
Our cohort method
SFU Beedie is not an MBA factory. Smaller class size, a cohort approach and our Downtown Vancouver location combine to deliver a richer, more immersive and interactive learning experience than MBAs with larger class sizes.
- Stay with the same people for the entire program
- Collaborate with and learn from a diverse cohort
- Be part of the local business community
Sharp minds. Diverse backgrounds.
You don’t need business experience to apply to the SFU Beedie MBA. We have students with law, non-profit, entertainment, and other educational and work backgrounds.
This diversity makes for exciting discussions and provides insights from a range of perspectives. We're also proud that SFU Beedie has one of the most gender-balanced MBA programs in the country. Here’s what your cohort could look like
- GMAT average: 620
- Average age: 29
- Average years of work experience: 5
- Male/Female split: 48% male/52% female
- Sample Backgrounds: Technology, Engineering, Finance, Arts, Science, Government, Health Care, Law, Education, Retail, Marketing, Manufacturing, Sales, Operations, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality, Not-for-Profit
- Sample Countries of Origin: Canada, India, China, USA, Mexico, Iran, Brazil, Pakistan, Lebanon, Colombia, Russia, Vietnam, Peru, Indonesia, Korea, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, El Salvador, United Arab Emirates
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