The MBA that
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Curriculum

Through an applied learning approach and business case-focused curriculum, the SFU Beedie MBA equips you with the in-demand skills, knowledge, and resources to be innovative, holistic and socially responsible industry leaders. The program comprises three semesters that are seamlessly interconnected to embolden you to apply your education as you progress through the program.

At the end of the 12 months, you will be positioned to embark on the next stage of your career, substantially resourced with comprehensive education and expertise to transform and lead divisions within organizations.

PRE-PROGRAM

To help get you ready to start the program, preparation courses such as Excel and Financial Accounting will be delivered in a self-paced, online format. You will start the prep courses before classes start in September, enabling you to learn at your own pace and ease your entry into the MBA program.

Fall
September - December

Our students come from diverse educational backgrounds. This semester covers foundational business skills to help get everyone up to the same level in key business areas.

Spring
January - April

Here’s where things get truly interactive as you learn about effective leadership. You’ll need to work fast as a team to solve the challenges thrown your way.

MBA International Applied Project

The MBA International Applied Project is a program highlight. You’ll utilize, apply and further expand upon knowledge and skills gained from the MBA Program. You will gain a global perspective on business and a broader understanding of working in multicultural business environments by working on a live project for an international company in real time. You’ll gain valuable insights through integrated coursework, guest speakers, seminars and company visits, culminating in an applied project deliverable presented to a corporate partner.

Summer
May - August

The final semester focuses on practical elements and tying everything together so you can apply what you’ve learned.

Work Term

At the end of the 12-month program, you have three options to apply what you have learned in a real-world setting. In each case, you deliver a report on your four months as part of your degree. Your options are:

  1. A paid four-month internship: With the support of the Career Management Centre, apply for positions where you can implement your newly acquired skills, knowledge, and fresh ideas.

  2. Moving straight into a permanent position: Transition directly into an employment position with your previous or a new employer.

  3. Starting your own new venture: Vancouver is Canada’s centre of entrepreneurship. If you’d like to start a new venture or work with innovative start-ups, you couldn’t come to a better place. SFU is home to three innovation labs: Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection®, RADIUS, and VentureLabs®.

Commitment to the Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

As a business school, SFU Beedie School of Business is 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.

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 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

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

FINCAD

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

FT MBA: Morenike

GDBA: Percival

PT MBA: Oliver

EMBA: Bobbie

MOT MBA: Matt

MSc Fin: Christine

i2I: Elena

EMBA IBL: Wanda


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