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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.


SFU Beedie Originals: Blaize Reich

2022 is SFU Beedie's 40th anniversary. In celebration, we are highlighting some of our esteemed faculty in a series called "Beedie Originals." Blaize Horner Reich, RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation and former Dean, reflects on what “redefining radical” means at SFU Beedie School of Business. Learn more about our 40th anniversary here: Subscribe to our channel here: To see more from SFU Beedie and to stay updated with our business school, check out and follow our social channels: Instagram ➔ Facebook ➔ Twitter ➔ TikTok ➔ LinkedIn ➔

Faculty Spotlight: Discover Bahareh Assadi's Insights on Leadership and HRM

Meet Bahareh Assadi, lecturer of management and organization studies, whose principal research interests include engagement, mentoring, emotional intelligence, and leadership.  Assadi has 18 years of experience in education management working at public and private post-secondary institutions in North America to enrich and enhance the educational system. Her teaching philosophy consists of student empowerment, inclusivity, respect, collaboration, and participation. Assadi shares, “Human Resource Management is an area in an organization where I feel it’s the heart and soul of a company.” To see more from SFU Beedie, check out our social channels: Instagram ➔ Facebook ➔ LinkedIn ➔ Twitter ➔ #FacultySpotlight #Management #Leadership #HRM #EducationalLeadership

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