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The SFU Beedie School of Business is a globally recognized institution that attracts future business leaders, creatives, and visionaries. If you’re passionate about pursuing a career in finance and 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 MSc Finance 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. All graduate studies are also considered in your application, if any. Please review the academic requirements for the country in which you completed your degree.

Due to the rigorous nature of the program, applicants should demonstrate an advance level of quantitative skills. 

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

    • A current resume that includes academic experience, work experience (including internships), memberships in professional associations, and volunteer and community activities

    • Please note that work experience is an asset, but is not required for our program

    • Applicants are required to write one of the following tests: GMAT, GMAT Focus Edition, or GRE. At the application stage, applicants must upload unofficial test scores. Minimum test scores are:
      • GMAT: 550 (Competitive recommendation is 600+)
      • GMAT Focus Edition: 515 (Competitive recommendation is 555)
      • GRE: 155 in each section
    • The GMAT/GRE will be waived for any candidate who has successfully passed CFA Level I or above. Applicants who meet this criterion can provide proof of their CFA designation or CFA test results directly to the GMAT score section of the application.
    • A GMAT/GRE waiver will be considered for applicants who have graduated from Simon Fraser University with distinction (CGPA of 3.5 or higher) from a related program. Applicants who meet this criterion must complete the GMAT/GRE waiver form. The completed GMAT/GRE waiver form and any questions regarding eligibility for the waiver can be emailed to the Manager, Recruitment & Admissions at

    You are required to submit contact information for two professional and/or academic references on the online application form. You can review the appraiser's form here.

    Once you submit your application, your referees will be automatically sent an email asking them to complete the appraiser’s form. Referees also have the option of uploading a supporting reference letter.

    Once the reference letter has been submitted, your online checklist will be updated. You are not entitled to review or submit the letter on behalf of the referee, nor can you request information regarding the content or tone of a reference letter or evaluation. Guidelines for the submission of reference letters specify that referees state whether or not the applicant will see the letters. All letters of reference received at SFU Beedie School of Business, Graduate Programs will be treated as confidential and will not be shared with or returned to applicants or referees.

    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 7 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


    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

    Duolingo English Test

    Overall 130; minimum 120 in each section

    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 once you have started your application. You will be asked 4 random questions which are designed to allow the Admissions Committee to get to know you better.


    • Official transcripts for credit courses from the Registrar of each post-secondary institution you attended must be sent directly from the institution to Segal Graduate School of Business. 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 Otherwise, please arrange to have your transcript sent to the following address:

    ATTN: SFU Beedie Admissions Team
    Segal Graduate School – 3rd Floor
    500 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6C 1W6

      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:

      • If you are not a Canadian citizen or don’t have landed immigrant status you must have a valid Canadian student visa.
      • Learn more about being an international student at SFU.
      • Download a copy of SFU's Pre-Arrival Guide for newly admitted international and exchange students.

      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.

      Exceptional Quantitative Skills

      Our MSc Finance program is for students who demonstrate an advance level of analytical and quantitative skills. Our students are able to utilize their logical and critical thinking skills to understand complex financial situations that occur in the real world. We are looking for students who thrive in fast-paced learning environments and who are eager to sharpen their financial skills even further.

      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 MSc Finance program.

      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


      MSc Fin: Christine

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