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Part-Time MBA


This is a part-time, in-person program in Vancouver, Canada; unfortunately, international students are not eligible to apply.

Our international students are encouraged to explore our Full-Time MBA, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration or Master of Science in Finance programs.

Not everyone can press pause on their career. The SFU Beedie PT MBA is designed for working professionals in the Metro Vancouver Regional District. Over 24 months, you’ll progress through the program with a small, diverse cohort of fellow professionals who all bring different perspectives to the table.

Instead of taking a career break, you attend classes two nights a week and apply what you learn the next day. It’s a transformative experience that starts pushing your career forward from day one.

Who it’s for

The 24-month SFU Beedie PT MBA is ideal if you’re a full-time working professional in the early- to mid-stage of your career. You’re ready to learn more and develop new knowledge and skills, without taking a career break. And you’re willing to commit to evening studies at our breathtaking Surrey campus and on a weekend session each semester..

What you’ll learn

The PT MBA curriculum consists of innovative and unique courses—everything from Indigenous perspectives to sustainability. You’ll learn through case studies that give you a deeper understanding of the real-world challenges facing businesses of all types. Simulations let you take the hypothetical role of a decision-maker so you have the opportunity to evaluate business challenges from different angles.

Where it can take you

The program enables you to progress in your career or develop the skills to change paths entirely, while you keep working. The curriculum combines theory and application, enabling you to build your confidence and make effective management decisions.

Study and learn, without taking a career break. The PT MBA encourages knowledge transfer from class, to work, and back again. Bring your real-world business challenges into the classroom, and find out what your instructors and peers would do.

Most of your evenings and weekends will be free to help you maintain your work/study/life balance.

  • 24 months part-time
  • Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:30pm
  • One weekend intensive per semester
  • January start date

    Domestic students (Citizens & Permanent Residents of Canada): $43,200*

    *Subject to Board of Governors approval

    Fees and other costs

    Student fees per year (health insurance, transit pass, recreational/athletic facility pass): approximately $4,135.

    Course materials: approximately $1,200

    Cross-cultural project fee: $250

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

    Our team of career professionals is on call to connect you with career resources, workshops, career counselling and coaching. They’ll work with you to source new career opportunities. Need ideas? Have challenges? That’s what they’re here for. Even after you’ve graduated, our career professionals are here to help.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    The award-winning Surrey campus of SFU is centrally located in Metro Vancouver and is easily accessible by transit.

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    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

    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 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

    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 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

    PT MBA: Oliver

    EMBA: Bobbie

    MOT MBA: Matt

    MSc Fin: Christine

    GDBA: Percival

    FT MBA: Morenike

    i2I: Elena

    EMBA IBL: Wanda

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