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International Engagement

Summer Programs

Study online at the SFU Beedie School of Business, Canada’s Engaged University. SFU Beedie offers international students remote participation in the 2021 SFU Beedie International Summer Program.

The program offers students the chance to learn from SFU Beedie instructors and industry experts in an immersive learning environment, while studying in the safety of their home. The 2021 SFU Beedie International Summer Program offers two non-credit courses valued at three credit hours each, totalling 39 hours per course. Both courses will feature synchronous and asynchronous communication in an engaging online environment.

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, SFU Beedie has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 SFU Beedie International Summer Program.

We look forward to welcoming students again in Summer 2022.

  • Study online at Canada's Engaged University, with Triple Crown accreditation and the first Ashoka Changemaker Campus in British Columbia
  • The core course, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, highlights academic areas that SFU Beedie is internationally recognized in
  • Business Communications highlights subject areas relevant across the globe, especially in the current digital world in which we live, study and work
  • Be immersed in, and introduced to, the Canadian business environment at one of Canada's top business schools
  • Weekly corporate visits and guest speakers provide further insight into Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Digital social and intercultural events provide opportunities for students to experience Vancouver and Canadian culture

The SFU Beedie International Summer Program offers non-credit courses valued at three credit hours each, totalling 39 hours per course. The core course focuses on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, complemented by a course on Business Communications. Each course will feature an applied project and unique insights from area experts.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Students from all faculties will come together to learn foundational entrepreneurship and innovation concepts. Students will build the collaborative and creative skills necessary to become effective innovators, entrepreneurs and changemakers through hands-on application via interdisciplinary teamwork. Entrepreneurship and innovation of all types will be addressed including social, commercial, creative, sustainable and technological perspectives.

Business Communications

Students will examine and review today's global economy through critical analysis of differing perspectives. Develop and improve your critical thinking and communication skills appropriate to the business environment.

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Be currently enrolled in, and recommended by, an officially recognized university/college
  • Recommended minimum TOEFL iBT score of 60 or an equivalent proof of English language ability (IELTS, etc.). Students must complete the self-assessment student language skills with their application.
  • Must have access to internet and own device

    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


    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




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