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Beedie School of Business – Simon Fraser University


The original Simon Fraser University School of Business, founded in 1965, offered the first Executive MBA in Canada as early as 1968. After instituting a BBA program in the early ’80s, the school went through the first of a series of name changes, becoming the Faculty of Business Administration. At the end of the ’80s, SFU opened the new campus in the downtown Vancouver financial district. Decades after campus and degree expansions, and earning an AACSB and EQUIS accreditation, the business school was gifted a $22 million gift from Ryan and Keith Beedie, prompting the school to officially rename in 2011 as the Beedie School of Business. Five years later, alumnus Charles Chang donated $10 million more to the school, creating the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship.


The SFU Beedie School of Business has three separate locations in British Columbia, Canada, in Vancouver, Surrey, and Burnaby. The Segal Graduate School of Business, which houses the school’s full-time MBA program, is located in Vancouver’s financial district.

The Segal campus is about 15 kilometers north of of the Vancouver International Airport.


The school’s MBA programs are located at the SFU Vancouver and SFU Surrey campuses. SFU Vancouver campus features the 60,000 square-foot Segal Building, originally built in 1916. It first housed the Bank of Montreal, but has since been renovated and expanded to house the business school.


There are currently 104 full-time faculty members teaching across the SFU Beedie School of Business, in addition to nine adjunct faculty, 17 Emeritus professors, three Executives in Residence, five Research Fellows, 28 retired faculty, and seven visiting scholars.

Student Body

The full-time MBA class at the Beedie School of Business earned an average GMAT of 620 and have five years of previous work experience. The average age is 29, with 52 percent female students and 48 male students.

MBA Degree Offerings

The SFU Beedie School of Business offers a full-time MBA, part-time MBA, a Management of Technology MBA, an Executive MBA, and an Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership.


Alumni Profile

Do you want to lead change in your organization? Where's the gap in your expertise? Executive MBA graduate Adil Lahrizi has been a key part of his organization's transition to adopting a solutions-based business model. By attending SFU Beedie's part-time EMBA, Adil was able to bring new frameworks and practices into his work even as he was still working his way through the program.

Managing During Crisis

Andrew Harries, SFU Beedie Professor of Practice

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