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Beedie School of Business

Vancouver (Canada)


Beedie School of Business

The history of Canada’s Beedie School of Business, part of Simon Fraser University, is one of restlessness; a continuous desire to innovate, change and be at the vanguard of modern trends. They launched the country’s first Executive MBA in 1968 and are proponents of smaller class sizes, prominent online elements throughout their courses and encouraging student applications from a wide variety of work backgrounds. That last area of focus is particularly apt given the school’s location in Vancouver, an extraordinarily diverse city where the mother tongue of more than half of the population is a language other than English.

The school has a total of three campuses spread throughout the Greater Vancouver region, meaning students are perfectly placed to take advantage of its close links with the region’s local business community. However, Vancouver’s position as Canada’s gateway to Asia also means that it is a focal point of government investment and maintains close business links with Asia. Graduates who emerge from this globally-minded business school based in such an international city are almost certain to have a global perspective embedded within them – which is a key component of Beedie’s overall vision.

Since launching the country’s first Executive MBA in 1968, Beedie has gone on to expand its suite of MBA programs to include full-time and part-time options, a Master of Technology MBA and a niche EMBA in Indigenous Business Leadership. Pre-MBA online orientation courses ensure you can hit the ground running as soon as you land in Vancouver, whilst extended semester breaks are filled with extra networking events and international projects to ensure you get the most out of your time here. All of their programs come with career support that goes above and beyond including one-on-one career coaching, the largest business mentorship program in Western Canada and no fewer than three innovation labs for budding entrepreneurs.

MBA Programs offered by Beedie School of Business:

  • Full-time MBA
  • Part-time MBA
  • Executive MBA
  • MBA in Management of Technology
  • Executive MBA in Indigenous Business Leadership

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for the MBA programs?


  • Round 1: November 27, 2020
  • Round 2: January 29, 2021
  • Round 3: April 2, 2021
  • Final Round: June 18, 2021

What are the main features of the full-time MBA program at Beedie School of Business?

Full-Time MBA in Downtown Vancouver

Beedie’s Full-Time MBA boasts a small class and a tight-knit cohort. Twelve months of academics and a 4-month work term will help you grow professionally and personally to realize your career potential.

What are the main features of the part-time MBA program at Beedie School of BUsiness?

Part-Time MBA at the SFU Surrey campus

Work smarter. Learn faster. Don’t quit your job to pursue our Part-Time MBA — bring your learnings to the office and your work challenges to the classroom.

What are the main features of the MOT MBA MBA program at Beedie School of Business?

Management of Technology (MOT) MBA in Downtown Vancouver

Optimized for tech, our MOT MBA offers the cutting-edge business practices you expect from a top-tier MBA, plus tools and contacts to help you step into a leadership role in the technology sector.

How is the executive MBA offered by Beedie School of Business?

The Beedie EMBA is the catalyst that will give you the executive-level support and knowledge to unlock your full leadership potential.

Beedie’s Executive MBA in Indigenous Business Leadership is the only accredited MBA program in North America addressing Indigenous business, economic development and entrepreneurship.

Does Beedie School of Business offer any preparation courses for the GMAT test?

SFU Beedie School of Business is pleased to partner with Princeton Review to offer an in-person GMAT prep-course at our Segal Campus. Enjoy a 20% discount code for this GMAT prep course.

Does Beedie offer any scholarships or aids?

Yes. Here are some options:


The BMO Professionals Program aims to assist MBA students with tuition, books and personal living expenses, as well as meeting everyday banking needs while enrolled in the program. You can qualify for up to $50,000 (upon meeting the Bank’s usual credit criteria) at a highly competitive interest rate of prime plus 1%.


The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) allows withdrawals from a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to finance training or education. To learn more about this option, obtain the Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) guide from CRA or visit


Many students are financially sponsored, in full or in part, by their employers so we encourage you to review how your company will benefit from your knowledge and skills gained in the program. We provide a brief overview of the benefits and necessities for employer support; reach out to us if you would like assistance in putting together a case for sponsorship.


Qualifying students may be eligible for university-wide graduate scholarships. Visit the Graduate Awards Database for a complete listing and terms of reference. Please note that there is no need to apply for individual scholarships as ALL admitted students are automatically considered for all available scholarships. If you receive an offer of admission into the program you will be notified if you have been awarded a scholarship at the same time. 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.


Need-based awards from external and university sources are administered through SFU Student Services’ Financial Assistance office. Financial Aid comes in the form of university administered bursaries and loans, as well as government loans and grants. Learn more about eligibility.


We like to keep our class sizes small: Typically 50 students!


We like to make sure our classes are diverse: Typically 50% women and 55% international from over 20 different countries.


Consistent career support: 96% placement rate in 3 months.


Ranked in the top 5 schools to study business by MacLeans.


Over 90% of our international graduates stay in Canada after the program, leveraging Canada’s three-year post-graduate work permit.