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International Engagement

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business is home to those who believe in the power of business to spark new ideas, fuel social innovations, and advance society. Through teaching and learning powered by world-class research, meaningful community engagement, and a global outlook, SFU Beedie takes business education beyond the walls of academia and empowers people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to reimagine the role of business in tackling society’s most significant challenges.


Operating across three campuses in the major cities of Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver in British Columbia, SFU Beedie is creating the business leaders of tomorrow through management education programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. Graduate programs are delivered through SFU Beedie’s Segal Graduate School. Inspired by world-class research, deep relationships with our local and international business communities, and commitment to building a sustainable future, SFU Beedie’s core activities focus on three strategic pillars: Global Outlook; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Social Responsibility.

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Innovative university in Canada (WURI 2021)

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Comprehensive university in Canada (Maclean's)

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Canadian university for international outlook (Times Higher Education 2022)

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in the world for entrepreneurial spirit (WURI 2021)

Inbound International Programs

Find out what it’s like to live and learn in Canada. Spend a term or two with us while on exchange / study abroad from one of our partner institutions, and you can earn credits towards your business degree and an international learning experience that you’ll never forget.

Program Details

SFU Beedie offers short four-week programs that will give you an immersive international experience that includes a rich combination of academic, cultural and industry experiences.

Program Details

CURRENT SFU BEEDIE STUDENTS

Build cross-border connections and give your education an international edge with an SFU Beedie Study Abroad program. You’ll develop a more global way of thinking, and benefit from experiencing different business practices, economies and cultures for yourself.

Program Details

Experience the global environment of modern business at firsthand. This certificate delivers a combination of international activities, language study and a course related to the socio-economic and/or cultural environment of another country.

Take the opportunity to travel the world and grow professionally and personally as you adapt to a new cultural environment. You’ll gain workplace experience that can impress employers and improve your job prospects after graduation.

Learn more about International Co-Op placement opportunities

Field Schools are kind of an extended field trip. They involve the off-campus delivery of SFU courses for a group of 10 to 20 students, directed by an SFU instructor. You’ll undertake a combination of coursework, assignments and field studies relevant to the location.

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Gain a global perspective, while still on campus. A typical on campus opportunity would be a semester-long cohort program, with students from multiple partner schools coming together to study a common topic.

Exchange helped me become more of an international business student. I now have a better grasp of what it is like to be taught business in a Chinese university and I can now better understand how to conduct business with Chinese companies and business leaders. It also gave me the opportunity to practice the mandarin I learned at SFU.

Kyle Stapleton

Tsinghua University

Beijing

I kicked off my travel experiences with a 3-day long bicycle tour to Mons Klint, a section of 120 m tall chalk cliffs on the island of Mons, south of Copenhagen. And boy, did it ever rain! Coming from Vancouver though, this was nothing new. So we carried on, cycling through rolling fields and tiny towns, sleeping in an old Danish man's backyard, pushing our bikes through herds of cows, and filling the air with laughter along the way. It was the perfect beginning to what has been blissful happiness ever since. With plans in place to explore the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, to see the fjords of the western coast of Norway, and to hike glaciers in Iceland, I can hardly wait for the experiences that are yet to come.

Maddie Millsip

Copenhagen Business School

Denmark

Beijing

Copenhagen


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