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Part-Time MBA

How to Apply


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.

Spring 2025 Application Deadlines

    • Round 1: April 29, 2024
    • Round 2: July 29, 2024
    • Round 3: October 7, 2024
    • Final Round: November 4, 2024

    Note: Applications for Spring 2025 are now open.

    Please keep in mind that we process applications on a rolling basis, and both admissions and scholarship decisions are handed out between application deadlines. You do not need to wait for a deadline to apply.


    The application process is detailed below. 

    If you have any questions during the application process or are applying as an international student, please contact the PT MBA office at
    • Please use the Graduate Studies Application System for your official application.
    • You must submit the initial application form and pay the application fee before you can upload your supporting documents.

    Reference letters

    • You are required to submit three reference letters (professional references preferred). Download the Appraiser's Form.
    • The online application form will have a section for you to provide information on your three referees.
    • Once you have submitted your online application, your referees will be automatically sent an email requesting them to upload their reference letter.
    • Once the reference letter has been submitted, your online checklist will be updated.
    • You are not entitled to review or submit the letter on behalf of the referee, nor can you request information regarding the content or tone of a reference letter or evaluation.
    • Guidelines for the submission of reference letters specify that referees state whether or not the applicant will see the letters.
    • All letters of reference received at SFU Beedie School of Business, Graduate Programs will be treated as confidential and will not be shared with or returned to applicants or referees.
    • In order to use the online application system, you will need to pay an application fee of $110 CAN (students with Canadian transcripts) or $150 CAN (students with international transcripts) by credit card (MasterCard or Visa).
    • To pay the application fee, log in to the Graduate Studies Application System with your User ID and password.
    • Once you have paid the application fee, you may use the online application system to upload supporting documents for review.
    • Applications are evaluated in the order in which they are completed.
    • It is to your advantage to upload and submit your supporting documents early to avoid application peaks.

    Documents to be uploaded online

    Please upload the following supporting documents through the online application system:

    • Resume: A complete resume showing employment, volunteer activities, education and other appropriate information.
    • Transcripts: A copy of your official/unofficial transcript to expedite the evaluation process. Signed and sealed official transcripts are still required to be mailed directly to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies office. See below for details. Please note: If your transcripts are not in English and no translation is provided by the university, you'll need to provide an approved translation. Learn more.
    • Essay: the essay prompts will be available once you begin your application.
    • English proficiency test (if applicable): For those students whose first language is not English and whose previous education has been conducted in a country where English is not the primary language (view a full list of accepted countries), please upload of a copy of the score report in PDF format. Please make sure the Educational Testing Service is informed to forward your official score to our office. ETS Code for TOEFL: Department code 01; Institution code 0999. If ETS requires a departmental code please select the most appropriate choice from this list.
    • The minimum University requirements for test scores are:

      Internet-based TOEFL

      93 with minimum of 20 in each category. In order to satisfy the requirement, applicants must achieve the scores listed above on a single test date. TOEFL MyBest (super-scored) results will not be used.

      Paper-based TOEFL

      580 and TWE 5

      IELTS (academic)

      overall band score of 7.0 of the academic (NOT general) test with a minimum of 6.5 in each section


      overall 70; minimum 60 in each section

      Pearson Academic (PTE)

      overall 65; minimum 60 in each section

      Cambridge English Qualifications

      C1 Advanced - minimum score of 193
      C2 Proficiency - minimum score of 200

      Please note: Candidates below the English Language requirements will be asked to retake the test.

    Documents to be delivered

    In addition, please deliver the following supporting document(s) to the following address:

    Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
    Maggie Benston Centre 1100
    Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Drive
    Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

    • Official transcripts: Official transcripts for credit courses from the Registrar of each post-secondary institution you attended must be sent directly to office. Only one copy is required from each institution. If the transcripts are issued to you, they must be signed and sealed by your post-secondary institution. Learn more.
    • GMAT Score Report: Please inform the Educational Testing Service to forward your official score report to our office at Code 6G8-N3-20.
    • TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable): Please inform the Educational Testing Service to forward your official score report to our office. Code for TOEFL results: Department code 01; Institution code 0999.
    • Within 21 days of receiving your acceptance letter, a non-refundable deposit of $2,000 CDN must be submitted.
    • This deposit reserves your seat in the PT MBA program, and will be applied towards your tuition.
    • Graduate students can pay by credit card through the graduate student online application system, or use one of the other methods listed on the page.

    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 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 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: Matthew Grunnert

    MSc Fin: Christine

    GDBA: Percival

    FT MBA: Morenike

    i2I: Elena

    EMBA IBL: Wanda

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