The small size of SFU Beedie’s PT MBA class (just 50 students) encourages participation, discussion and direct feedback from instructors and your cohort. Professors orchestrate the classroom experience to build on the expertise of the students in the room. This environment encourages the group to learn from one another, sharing perspectives from their diverse industries and functional areas.
Learn by doing
Build lifelong connections
Cohort learning is an integral part of the Part-Time MBA program. As the program is set up for you to learn from each other, the stage is set to form long-lasting friendships and make invaluable business connections. Study groups for collaborating on projects and presentations emulate an executive leadership group. Team members take turns being the project leader and learn how to make the most of each other’s strengths.
Collaborate and exchange ideas
All classes are supported by Canvas, SFU’s Learning Management System, to maximize student collaboration inside and outside of the classroom. Most importantly, the PT MBA lets you exchange ideas with both faculty members who are thought leaders in their fields, and classmates experienced in varying industries and occupations.
Combine theory with application
Cases and projects bring leading edge business theory to life. Cases are descriptions of real business scenarios that put you in the role of the decision maker. Assignments and class discussions mirror the challenging situations students encounter in business. This enables you to apply what you learn to your own working life. Teamwork brings together the complementary skills and diverse backgrounds of your cohort to develop creative solutions to complex problems.
As a business school we are committed to supporting student learning to be in right relations with Indigenous peoples. Part of the core curriculum is learning about the history and aspirations of Indigenous communities to gain a better understanding of how to build respectful partnerships with community and Nations in alignment with their economic development goals and enact economic reconciliation.
Compete with MBA students across the globe to solve real-world business challenges. 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.
Every year, we support a team of MBA candidates who compete in the action-packed MBA Games, an intensive intercollegiate event that brings together competitors from right across Canada. With case competitions, to sporting events, to spirit activities it’s a highlight of the program for everyone involved.
Conferences and events
You’ll have the opportunity to attend numerous events, including guest lecturers and industry conferences. Hear from speakers as diverse as Nobel Prizewinning economist Alvin Roth and SFU alumnus, Kelly Bennett, CMO of Netflix.
Experience a decidedly different event: ApparelCamp’s UnConference. Founded by an alumnus of the program and shaped by those who attend it, the Un-Conference is a collaborative day of specialized learning for those in the apparel, soft goods and fashion industries.
The Graduate Business Student Association plays an active role in the leadership of our school. This group works to continuously improve the SFU Beedie experience, from providing feedback on the program and curriculum to creating social and education events.
Entrepreneurship and innovation
Thinking of starting your own business? You’ve come to the right place. From incubation to acceleration, SFU provides a continuum of resources and support for startups. An event introducing MBA students to these innovation hubs is offered annually.
Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection® offers Mentor Meet sessions to explore your start-up idea with an experienced entrepreneur, and entrepreneurship training and resources to move an initial idea through to validation. VentureLabs® is a business accelerator focused on structured growth and best practices for growth stage startups. RADIUS (Radical Ideas Into Useful Solutions) offers validation and growth stage programs for entrepreneurs and ventures looking to help solve pressing social problems.
Our cohort method
Learn from your peers
The classroom is a forum of talented and experienced business professionals, ready to fully engage on wide-ranging business topics. It’s a place to learn from peers as well as faculty, to broaden personal and career networks and gain new perspectives on issues challenging organizations today.
- Average class size: 50
- Average age: 35
- Average work experience: 11 years
- Average management experience: 5 years
- Masters/PhD Degrees held: 14% of cohort
- Average GMAT: 665
- 54% female / 46% male
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