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Scholarships and Financial support

The SFU Beedie MBA is an investment in your future and we want to help you finance your degree to achieve your dreams and goals. We are proud to provide a variety of avenues for students to access the funding they need to successfully complete their program. Whether you are an international or domestic student, there are internal and external scholarships and funding options available to you. 

All Students

Scholarships

At the Segal Graduate School, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide, on average, 51% of our cohorts with a scholarship to finance their degree. Students who obtain scholarships typically have 25% to 75% of their tuition costs covered. Through our funding options, we assist in eliminating barriers for brilliant students from all socio-economic backgrounds to access higher education.

Our scholarships are awarded as part and parcel of the admissions application process. We assess our candidates based on their work experience, academic prowess, community engagement and their alignment with our SFU Beedie values (diversity, action, research and engagement with purpose). At the time of submitting your program application, we will also review your application to determine scholarship eligibility and award amounts - no separate application needed.

51%

of the cohort on average receives a scholarship

All

applications are considered for scholarships

Testimonials

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Gerardo Arteaga Gonzalez

FT MBA Alumnus at SFU Beedie School of Business

I feel very fortunate to have been a recipient of the Beedie Family Scholarship, which allowed me to be part of the SFU Beedie MBA cohort. This financial support gave me an opportunity to expand my business and managerial skills to be more impactful within my professional network, my workplace, and my academic community. I deeply appreciate the trust the Beedie family and the School deposited in me. This support was not just a personal benefit, but also a contribution that I expect to give back to the community of Vancouver by creating a positive impact through my work.

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Mala Muniswamy

FT MBA Alumnus at SFU Beedie School of Business

Being the first person in my family to complete an undergraduate degree was already a huge accomplishment, yet I yearned to do an MBA program which at the time felt like a far-fetched dream. The scholarship that was provided to me by SFU Beedie greatly reduced my financial burdens as an international student, allowing me to focus on my education. I am grateful to SFU Beedie for believing in me and in the power of education, since their generosity has not only transformed my career, but has also transformed my life.

Bursaries

Bursaries are a supplemental source of funding for students with demonstrated financial need; that is, they should not be treated as your primary source of funding. Bursaries are available to qualifying Canadian and international students. You should be aware that you may not be awarded a bursary every term. Please note that due to the high volume of applications received each term, payment of funds may not occur until the middle of the term of application; therefore we encourage you to plan accordingly.

Domestic Students

Please note that SFU Beedie does not guarantee, co-sign, or endorse any of these specific programs of funding.

If you’ve been successful in taking out an educational loan with or receiving a scholarship from any other organization or financial institution, please let your department know so we can update this list for future students.

Loan/Financial Aid Programs

Name
Description
StudentAid BC StudentAid BC helps eligible BC students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants, scholarships, and other programs. Visit the StudentAid BC website for further information.
Canada Student Grant and Loans The Government of Canada offers grants and loans to full-time and part-time domestic students to assist with paying for their post-secondary education. Students must apply within their province or territory of residence. Visit the Government of Canada website for further information. 
Note: not all SFU programs may qualify, please refer to the SFU Financial Aid and Awards site for additional details.
BMO Student Line of Credit The BMO Professionals Program aims to assist MBA students with tuition, books and personal living expenses, as well as meeting everyday banking needs while enrolled in the program. You can qualify for up to $50,000 (upon meeting the Bank's usual credit criteria) at a highly competitive interest rate of prime plus 1%. 
Download more information on BMO’s Professionals Program. BMO also offers free banking as part of the SFU MBA banking package. For more information and to apply please contact tiffany.tam@bmo.com or visit the BMO website regarding professional lines of credit.
Lifelong Learning Plan The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) allows withdrawals from a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to finance training or education. To learn more about this option, obtain the Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) guide from CRA or visit the Government of Canada website for more information.
Employer Support Many students are financially sponsored, in full or in part, by their employers so we encourage you to review how your company will benefit from your knowledge and skills gained in the program. We provide a brief overview of the benefits and necessities for employer support; reach out to us if you would like assistance in putting together a case for sponsorship.

International Students

International students should arrange for financial assistance through institutions in their home country before coming to Canada, as they are not eligible to apply for the Federal and Provincial Student Loan Programs or loans through Canadian financial institutions.

In addition, a number of external organizations also offer scholarships and loans to international students to study in Canada, so we encourage international students to research all options that may be available to them. Although the list is not exhaustive, we have compiled some examples below.

External Scholarships

Colfuturo

UP TO $25,000 US PER YEAR FOR A MAXIMUM OF 2 YEARS

Colfuturo is a Colombian loan/scholarship program. The main objective of this program is to provide financial support and increase opportunities for Colombian citizens to access high-quality postgraduate study programs abroad. Selection is based on a student’s academics, quality of study program, and comparison amongst all applicants. Students may be awarded scholarships for 25% of the loaned amount, provided they accomplish these three requirements: (1) be awarded their postgraduate degree, (2) return to Colombia, and (3) remain in the country for three to five years.

As of 2018, the SFU Beedie School of Business's Full-Time MBA program and Colfuturo have a Collaborative Agreement, which increases the financial support available to Colombian citizens. Two Colombian students who are admitted into the Full-Time MBA program, and are also beneficiaries of the Colfuturo loan/scholarship program, will be eligible for an additional entrance scholarship, equivalent to 25% of tuition.

If you have any questions regarding the Colfuturo Collaborative Agreement, please contact Mugaya Bagambiire at mugaya_bagambiire@sfu.ca

Other External Scholarships

For more information on other available external scholarships which are open to international and domestic students, please follow the links below.

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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