Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University


Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University

The MBA That Puts You First

Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University
A personalized experience in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Our full-time MBA combines theory and application to provide you with the skills and tools needed to do big things in your career. Courses are based on the principles of applied learning. This means you’ll use real cases and examples to build knowledge and explore topics relevant to today’s business world. We also push beyond the classic business education by incorporating subjects such as entrepreneurship, sustainability, and innovation. This exhilarating, immersive experience will be completed in just 12 months, plus a 4-month work term.
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Full-Time MBA in Vancouver

Cohort learning is an integral part of the SFU Beedie MBA. With a typical class of just 50 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.

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 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 26, January 18, March 22, May 17

Starting Date: Early September

Exchange Programme: 2-week international cross cultural experiential project

Percentage employed within 3 months of graduation: 98%

Percentage of salary increase after graduation: 39%


Student Body

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

Male female ratio: 58% male / 42% female

Age range: 24 - 39

Average age: 29

Average work experience: 5 years

Average GMAT: 620

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%

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: Two 

Minimum length of work experience: 2 years post-graduate


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

Tuition fees: $40,500 CAD Domestic, $51,700 CAD International

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

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