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Early Career MBA

The SFU Beedie Early Career MBA (EC MBA) is a cohort of the Full-Time MBA program for recent graduates with fewer than three years of work experience. This MBA program is designed to show future employers that you are a dynamic change-maker who has what it takes to make a positive impact in your desired field.

Complement your existing skills to succeed in the competitive job market by building on your interests and passions to develop in-demand business acumen.


approximate cohort size


Comprehensive University in Canada (1)


month program (including a 4-month paid internship)


University in Canada for Sustainable Cities and Communities (2)


University in Canada for Entrepreneurial Spirit and Innovation (3)


Among the 1% of business schools worldwide with dual AACSB and EQUIS accreditation

Sources: (1) Maclean's Magazine, Canada's best Comprehensive universities: Rankings 2023. (2) Times Higher Education (THE) 2023 rankings. (3) 2023 World University Rankings for Innovation

The EC MBA program will be delivered over 16 months, kicking off with 12 months of in-person academics followed by a 4-month paid internship. Classes will take place at SFU’s dynamic Vancouver campus. The program will provide you with the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge and skills to transform businesses in the public or private sector or start your own exciting venture.

A pre-program preparatory course has been developed to provide you with the resources to get you ready and off to a flying start. Professional development is embedded in the framework of the program, and throughout the year there are classes, events, and opportunities to engage with industry leaders and SFU alumni.

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Networking and career support: The program cohorts are small and personal, serving as the first stepping stones in cultivating your network. You'll have the chance to engage with business professionals and guest speakers at integrated events both within and beyond the classroom. You will have abundant opportunities to tap into a vibrant network of SFU Beedie graduate students and alumni from around the world. With a dedicated career consultant and comprehensive career assistance, you'll receive continuous support throughout and beyond your program.

Co-curricular activities: Co-curricular activities offer valuable hands-on experience to strengthen your professional development. Maximize the benefits of your business degree by selecting opportunities that align with your goals. Student club leadership, the SFU Beedie Ambassador program, MBA games, case competitions, conferences and workshops, and ongoing events all help to build your network while enhancing your resume.

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