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

SFU Beedie- Segal downtown campus

Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University

SFU Beedie - Segal downtown Vancouver

Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University

SFU Beedie- FT MBA Ambassadors

Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University

SFU Beedie- Downtown Vancouver

Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University

SFU Beedie- BC Games Case Competition team

Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has a heritage of innovation. We are among the top 1% of business schools worldwide with dual accreditation by AACSB and EQUIS, and ranked in the top 5 schools to study business in Canada by Maclean’s Magazine in 2020. Today, SFU Beedie has more than 25,000 alumni in 83 countries. SFU Beedie’s full time graduate programs are delivered through the Segal Graduate School campus in downtown Vancouver, Canada.

Meet this school

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 inclusive 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 strategy, sustainability, new ventures and international business. And it all takes place in the centre of Vancouver Canada's diverse, vibrant, and entrepreneurial business community.

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


Programme Information

Type of Programme: MBA

Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS, PRME

Rankings: Ranked in the top 5 schools to study business in Canada by Maclean’s Magazine in 2020

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

Application Deadlines: 

  • Round 1: November 26th, 2021
  • Round 2: January 28th 2022 
  • Round 3: March 25th, 2022
  • Round 4: May 27, 2022 (Final round for international students)
  • Round 5: June 17, 2022 (Final round for domestic students)

Starting Date: Early September

Exchange Programme: 2-week international applied project

Percentage employed within 3 months of graduation: 92% (5 year average, 2016-2020)

Percentage of salary increase after graduation: 31%


Student Body

Admission rate (ratio of applicants vs. admitted students): 8:1

Male female ratio: 48% male / 52% female

Age range: 24 - 45

Average age: 29

Average work experience: 5 years

Average GMAT: 620

Average CGPA: 3.5

Degree background: Technology, Marketing, Engineering, Finance, Arts,
Science, Government, Health Care, Law, Education, Retail,
Manufacturing, Operations, Consulting, Entrepreneurship,
Hospitality, Not-for-Profit

International students: 55%
Sample Countries of Origin
Canada, India, China, USA, Mexico, Iran, Brazil, Pakistan,
Lebanon, Colombia, Russia, Vietnam, Peru, Indonesia,
Korea, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden,
Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, El Salvador, United Arab Emirates,
Kazakhstan, Germany, UK, Australia

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


Domestic Tuition: $42,135 CAD

International Tuition: $55,825 CAD

All students admitted to the Full time MBA program are
automatically considered for all available scholarships. We
offer a wide variety of merit based scholarships and awards,
many of which recognize outstanding achievements in
a range of fields. There is no need to submit a separate
application for scholarship consideration. Decisions are
made by the Admissions Committee on a holistic basis
taking into account the overall strength of your application
in conjunction with scholarship eligibility criteria.
• Up to half of our students in each incoming full time
MBA cohort typically receives a scholarship or award
upon admission to the program.
• Specific awards in wide array of categories including
general academic achievement, international business,
entrepreneurship, women’s leadership, resource
management and volunteerism.


“I always saw myself working beyond clinical
pharmacy. I felt that I could also shine on the business
side of healthcare. I knew that with my strong clinical
training an MBA would help open more doors and give
me the mobility I was looking for in my career.”

Morenike Akinyemi was looking for greater mobility early on
in her career. After spending two years working as a clinical
pharmacist at various Nigerian hospitals and pharmacies, she
traveled over 10,000 km to Vancouver from her home in Nigeria
to take her career to the next level. Morenike chose the MBA
to develop a business management toolkit to go along with
her strong clinical skills, and to prep for a successful transition
from patient care to the business strategy side of the healthcare
industry. Today she leverages her MBA skills, strategic mindset
and network at the Provincial Health Services Authority.



“I wanted to make a career change. I knew that if
I invested in myself with an MBA that it would
give me the mobility I was looking for to pivot
successfully into a new career.”

Phil VanLaar felt it was time to invest in himself. After spending
eight years working as a civil engineer at several top Canadian
engineering firms, he was looking to prepare for a successful
transition into another industry. He also wanted greater
career mobility into upper management. Phil chose the MBA
to develop a business management skillset to complement
his robust technical experience as well as to broaden his
professional connections beyond the civil engineering and
construction industry. Today Phil is using his MBA skills in a
new career working in management consulting at the Business
Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

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