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Management of Technology MBA


This program is delivered in-person, in Vancouver, Canada on a part-time basis. Please review the program requirements for more detail.

The first of its kind in Canada, SFU Beedie’s part-time, 24-month Management of Technology (MOT) MBA is a rigorous business training program designed specifically for those who:

  • foster innovation in their business and processes
  • leverage digital technologies strategically
  • stay agile in the face of a shifting global landscape

The MOT program curriculum delivers first-hand industry experience and opportunities to build a broad network with leaders in the industry.

At a glance:
  • The MOT MBA program is delivered at our downtown Vancouver campus.
  • Our students come from a diverse range of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, finance, education, engineering and technology.
  • You will get ample opportunities to hone your problem-solving skills through case studies, case competitions and applied projects.
  • SFU Beedie's Career Management Centre (CMC) provides students with hands-on career support no matter where your MOT MBA takes you.
Who's it for?

The MOT MBA is designed for working professionals with diverse industry backgrounds who share a passion for technology and a desire to solve complex business problems in innovative ways.

What you'll learn

Our intensive curriculum is designed for people with demanding careers and busy schedules. In our MOT MBA program you will learn industry practices for market-focussed research, strategy and processes formulation, develop project- and people-management skills, use financial analysis to make a business case for your projects, and much more.

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Where it can take you

Many of our graduates complete our program equipped with the skills to transition into more rewarding strategic roles and leadership opportunities. Others are able to pivot into fast-growing cutting-edge industries or go on to launch their own ventures.

Our MOT MBA is part-time so you can keep working while you study. This means you can take what you learn in the classroom today to work tomorrow. You can even bring your real-world business challenges into the classroom to tap into the experience and knowledge of your instructors and peers.

Most of your evenings and weekends will be free so that you’re able to maintain your work/study/life balance.

  • 24 months part-time
  • Monday and Thursday evening classes from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • One weekend intensive a semester*
  • September start date
* For example: the weekend intensive format could involve a full day Friday, Saturday & Sunday session or 3 recurring full day Saturday sessions.

Domestic students (Citizens & Permanent Residents of Canada): $40,976*

*Subject to Board of Governors approval

If you are applying as an international student, please reach out to us at before starting an application.
Fees and other costs

Student fees per year (health insurance, transit pass, recreational/athletic facility pass): approximately $3,400.

Course materials: $2,200

For information on funding opportunities, visit Fund Your Degree. Employer sponsorship is also an option; to learn more, visit Benefits to your company.

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, with more than 300 mentor/mentee pairs each year. Tap into their network and expand your own.

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.

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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

Sr. Director, Digital Operations & IT

Motorola Solutions

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.

Bobbie Dhillon, EMBA

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Planning

G&F Financial Group

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 Sangha, MScFin

VP of Customer Success - Capital Markets


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

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

MOT MBA: Matthew Grunnert

EMBA: Bobbie

MSc Fin: Christine

GDBA: Percival

FT MBA: Morenike

PT MBA: Oliver

i2I: Elena


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