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Requirements

The SFU Beedie School of Business is a globally recognized institution that attracts future business leaders, creatives, and visionaries. If you want to join a community of future changemakers, socially responsible leaders, movers and shakers then find out if you qualify for admission to the SFU Beedie MBA program. Here’s what it takes to get into the program.

  • An undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0/4.33 (B) or a grade point average of at least 3.33/4.33 (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses from a recognized university. Please review the academic requirements for the country in which you completed your degree.

At the application stage, candidates can upload unofficial transcripts to expedite the process.

  • We require a minimum GMAT score of 550. We also accept the GRE exam (minimum score of 155 in each section).

  • A GMAT/GRE waiver will be granted for candidates who have successfully passed the CFA (any level).

At the application stage, candidates can upload unofficial scores to expedite the process.


GMAT/GRE waiver policy:

We have decided to consider GMAT/GRE waivers for the Fall 2022 intake of the Full-Time MBA program. Applications must be submitted in full including all supporting documents uploaded to the online application form.

To be eligible, candidates are required to submit a GMAT/GRE waiver request form and meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • A master’s degree with a minimum academic average of B+ or equivalent, combined with a bachelor’s degree being at least one of those a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degree. For non-STEM degrees, a minimum of four quantitative courses is also required.
  • A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree
  • CFA (any level) and A bachelor’s degree with a minimum academic cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0/4.33 (B) or a grade point average of at least 3.33/4.33 (B+) based on the last 60 credits or equivalent

Applicants who meet the first two criteria and are interested in a GMAT/GRE waiver request, must first book an advising session with Kofi Manu (kofi_manu@sfu.ca), Manager, Recruitment & Admissions, to discuss their eligibility for the waiver. Eligible applicants will then be sent the GMAT/GRE waiver form that can be uploaded in place of the GMAT score.

Applicants who meet the third criteria can provide proof of their CFA designation directly to the GMAT score section of the application.



Learn more about our GMAT Prep Course

  • Applicants should have a minimum of two years of full-time professional work experience following completion of an undergraduate degree.

  • A current resume that includes academic experience, work experience, memberships in professional associations, and volunteer and community activities.

You are required to submit contact information for two professional references on the online application form. You can review the Appraiser's Form here.

The essay questions are designed to help us get to know you. There is no “right” answer. Essay prompts are provided in the application system.

Please review the language requirements for your country of citizenship and/or the country in which you completed your degree.

The minimum University requirements for the 6 test scores we accept 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

CAEL

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.

You will be provided with a link to the KIRA Platform for you to complete these questions after your documents have been uploaded. You will be asked 4 random questions which are designed to allow the Admissions Committee to get to know you better.

Transcripts:

  • Official transcripts for credit courses from the Registrar of each post-secondary institution you attended must be sent directly to the Graduate Studies office. If the transcripts are issued to you, they must be signed and sealed by your post-secondary institution.

  • Please note: If your transcripts are not in English and no translation is provided by the University, please download the International Transcript requirements.

Transcripts may be sent electronically via a secure delivery service, such as Parchment, or directly from official institutional email addresses to gradap@sfu.ca. Otherwise, please arrange to have your transcript sent to the following address:

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

    Please note that each transcript is subject to review prior to acceptance.

    GMAT or GRE scores:

    Applicants must instruct GMAT or GRE to send the original score report directly to the MBA Office,

    • GMAT: code 6G8-N3-47

    • GRE: Institution Code 7112 Department 4201


    English scores:

    For TOEFL, SFU's Institution Code is 0999, a departmental code is not required. Code for TOEFL results: Department code 01; Institution code 0999.

    For IELTS, log in to the website of the IELTS test centre and click 'Apply for additional TRFs' in the left-hand menu of your results page. Fill out the application form online

    In India, the British Council is able to transmit electronically to SFU. Please use the following information when submitting your test scores: Organization ID 2036 - Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby BC, V5A 1S6.

    For all other scores, please follow the instructions outlined by our Graduate Studies office here: https://www.sfu.ca/gradstudies/apply/applying/english-language.html.

    For more information, please refer to our Application Process.

    Who are we looking for?

    Leadership & Engagement

    At the SFU Segal Graduate School, our students have a history of being actively engaged in their communities while being pioneers of new programs and initiatives to make a difference in their workplace and society. We want students who possess a sense of social responsibility and demonstrable leadership abilities who can innovate businesses locally and globally.

    Professional Experience

    SFU Beedie students bring strong work experience, maturity and professional skills to the classroom. Our students are able to engage in meaningful and thought-provoking class discussions by tapping into their unique work examples. We want students whose diverse backgrounds and experiences positively impact the networking and learning environment both inside and outside the classroom.

    Academic Excellence

    As an internationally recognized school with a proven track record of academic excellence, we attract intellectual and intelligent students from around the globe. Excellence is embedded in the culture and heart of SFU Beedie School of Business. We want students who are ready and willing to rise to the challenge of a robust curriculum and emerge as successful graduates of our MBA program.

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    Need to upgrade your qualifications?

    If your undergraduate performance is not reflective of your current ability, the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) could be a good starting point on your MBA journey. The GDBA is a competitive credential that offers the rigour of MBA-level courses with more flexibility. Delivered 100% online, your GDBA can also be applied toward a future MBA at SFU Beedie. Completion of 14 GDBA credits allows prospective students to apply to ladder to the MBA Program and a 3.5 GPA allows for a waiver of the GMAT requirement. Additionally, the GDBA CGPA will be taken into consideration when applying to the SFU MBA Program.

    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: Matthew Grunnert

    MSc Fin: Christine

    i2I: Elena

    EMBA IBL: Wanda


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