MBA students at the Beedie School of Business take mandatory courses on Indigenous business, learning through lectures and visits to communities during which they learn about business practices and challenges.
The program takes 16 months. Twelve months are spent in class, and four months are spent working. SFU Beedie also allows students to complete their MBA on a part-time basis over a period of 24 months. To be eligible for the part-time MBA program, students must have four years of work experience, including one year of managerial experience.
Beedie offers an MBA in management of technology, which considers issues from the perspective of the tech and biotech industries.
Additionally, the full-time MBA program includes mandatory international experiential learning, where students travel to another country and do a project while there. Past destinations have included Japan, Argentina, Brazil and Peru.
The Graduate Business Women’s Council, an SFU Beedie student-run group, hosts a dinner series entitled “Run the World,” which functions as a networking opportunity for female MBA students and Vancouver’s female business leaders. Past guests have included RBC chief human resources officer Helena Gottschling and Jill Earthy, a serial entrepreneur and the chair of the Women’s Enterprise Centre.
The school currently offers one of the largest business mentorship programs in the country, with 300 mentors available every year. In addition, the full-time MBA program also operates a student ambassador program, pairing experienced students with incoming neophytes to prepare for the program, answer questions about Vancouver and integrate them into the school community.
Full-Time: 16 months
Part-Time: 24 months
Work Experience: 2 years (full-time); 4 years, including 1 in management (part-time)
Cost (International): $60,400
Incoming Full-Time Enrolment: 49
Incoming Part-Time Enrolment: 46
Female Students: 41%
International Students: 55%