An MBA That Puts You First

Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University
Canadian MBA

As you move through the 12-month academic component, expect to become immersed in deep, thought-probing questions and extensive study. Instead of memorizing textbooks and taking standardized tests, you’ll learn through interactive and experiential learning methods, exploring relevant topics such as sustainability, new ventures and international business. And it all takes place in the centre of Vancouver’s diverse, vibrant, and entrepreneurial business community.

At the end of the program, you can choose between undertaking a paid 4-month work term, starting your own new venture, or moving straight into a permanent position. 

Since the creation of Canada's first Executive MBA in 1968, the Beedie School of Business has championed lifelong learning, productive change and the need to be innovative as we deliver research and teaching that makes an impact. We are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and have received the EQUIS Quality award from the European Federation for Management Development (EFMD), an achievement that less than 1% of business schools worldwide have earned.

The Beedie School of Business undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs demonstrate a spirit of innovation, flexibility and relevance.  Supported by extensive partnerships with public, private and not-for-profit organizations, our goal is to produce broadly educated, enterprising and socially responsible managers capable of making lasting contributions to their communities.

Programme Information

Type of Programme: MBA

Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS, PRME

Rankings: Ranked 23rd globally by Corporate Knights, and ranked within the top 10 universities in Canada 2017 by Times Higher Education.

Programme Format: 12-month full-time academic program, followed by a 4-month work term. Experiential learning, environmental sustainability and social responsibility, technology and innovation, cross-cultural management, entrepreneurship

Application Deadlines: October 17, January 16, March 6, May 31

Starting Date: Early September

Exchange Programme: 2-week international or domestic cross cultural experiential project

Percentage of salary increase after graduation: 28%


Student Body

Admission rate (ratio of applicants vs. admitted students): 5:1

Male female ratio: 45% male / 55% female

Age range: 24 - 39

Average age: 29

Degree background: Science, Engineering, Arts, Business Administration, Economics, Commerce, Technology, Education, Law

International students: 55%

- Europe: 4%

- North America: 49%

- Central/South America: 6%

- Middle East: 6%

- Oceania and Asia: 35%

Admission Requirements

University degree: A four-year Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent

GMAT (minimum): 550

English tests: TOEFL 93 (min 20 in each category); IELTS 7.0 (min of 6.5 in each category)

References: Three

Minimum length of work experience: 2 years 


Application fees: $90 CAD Domestic, $125 CAD International

Tuition fees: $37,700 CAD Domestic, $47,100 CAD International

Scholarships: Entrance scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants at the time of admission; no separate application is required


Kristin Matheson, BA, MBA

Manager, MBA Recruitment 
Graduate Business Programs
Beedie School of Business | Simon Fraser University
500 Granville St | Vancouver, BC Canada V6C 1W6
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