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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.

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.


Cross-cultural experience

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.

Case competitions

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. 

MBA Games

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. 

ApparelCamp’s Un-Conference

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. 

Student clubs

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.

Class profile

  • 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
* Average class profile from Spring 2022 Intake

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


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