Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University
An MBA That Puts You First
Full-Time MBA in Vancouver
Cohort learning is an integral part of the SFU Beedie MBA. With a typical class of just 55 students, the learning experience is as personalized and interactive as it gets. You’ll have the freedom and space to explore your interests, discover your strengths and take risks in a collegial, supportive environment. Your classmates will become lifelong friends and invaluable business connections.
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.
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 paid 4-month work term. Focus on experiential learning, environmental sustainability and social responsibility, technology and innovation, cross-cultural management, and entrepreneurship
Application Deadlines: October 20, January 12, March 16, May 11
Starting Date: Early September
Exchange Programme: 2-week international or domestic cross cultural experiential project
Percentage employed within 3 months of graduation: 93%
Percentage of salary increase after graduation: 37%
Admission rate (ratio of applicants vs. admitted students): 5:1
Male female ratio: 48% male / 52% female
Age range: 24 - 39
Average age: 29
Average work experience: 5 years
Average GMAT: 615
Average CGPA: 3.5
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%
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)
Minimum length of work experience: 2 years post-graduate
Application fees: $90 CAD Domestic, $125 CAD International
Tuition fees: $38,400 CAD Domestic, $48,000 CAD International
Scholarships: Entrance scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants at the time of admission; no separate application is required
Kristin Matheson, BA, MBA
Beedie School of Business | Simon Fraser University
500 Granville St | Vancouver, BC Canada V6C 1W6
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