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Beedie School of Business – Simon Fraser University - Executive MBA

Beedie School of Business Executive MBA Program Structure

Simon Fraser’s University Beedie School of Business offers two Executive MBA programs at its Segal Graduate School of Business: the Executive MBA; and the Executive MBA in Indigenous Business & Leadership (EMBA IBL). The standard EMBA program takes approximately 20 months to complete and the EMBA IBL takes an estimated 25 months. Both are held at the school’s downtown Vancouver campus. EMBA classes take place on alternating weekends. EMBA IBL classes take place for one or two weeks per course.

Both of the Beedie EMBA programs are built for mid-career professionals, with the Executive MBA in Indigenous Business & Leadership designed specifically for indigenous professionals. Those in the EMBA program also have the option to take the Americas MBA for Executives stream, which features residencies at four different business schools in the second year, of which include: The Beedie School of Business; the FIA Business School in Sao Paulo, Brazil; the ITAM, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México in Mexico City; and the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management in Nashville, U.S.A.

Curriculum

The first three terms of the EMBA program focus on “managerial skills, building on your existing work experience,” according to the business school. These initial terms, starting in September, begin with an orientation, leading to team exercises, and core coursework in subjects such as accounting and business ethics. The final three terms of the program are designed for more experiential learning, infusing elements of the EMBA IBL program, as well as career preparation, and the final capstone project. Students completing the Americas MBA for Executives stream will begin their four residencies in the second summer term, beginning in Vancouver (August), then Brazil (October), Mexico (February), and ending in Nashville, U.S.A (April).

EMBA IBL students begin the program in fall, starting with the orientation segment, similar to the standard EMBA program. The first semester is dedicated to core learning, featuring subjects like Leadership and Teamwork and Business Communication. In the second term, students will travel to the Native Nations Institute in Tucson, Arizona, for a field study, before continuing more traditional MBA courses, like Accounting for Decision Making. No summer term takes place during the first year. However, the final five terms of the program features a summer semester, in which students begin working on their final capstone project, which is completed in the subsequent fall term. The program concludes the following spring.

Class Profile

The SFU Beedie EMBA class typically features about 33 percent female students and 67 percent male students, of which are, on average, 41-years old. The average work experience is about 18 years per student.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The SFU Executive MBA at the Beedie School of Business costs an estimated $57,100 CAD, while the EMBA IBL program costs $55,500 CAD. These costs cover most expenses, including materials, workshops, off-site orientation, and more. Travel expenses and other accommodation are not included in price estimates. A $1,000 fee is also required to hold a spot in the EMBA program after earning acceptance. A $250 fee is required for the EMBA IBL program.

Information on scholarships and external financing for the EMBA IBL program can be found here. Federal and private loans may vary, depending on the origin of the applicant. Most international applicants are subject to private loan options.

Admissions

Applicants to the SFU Executive MBA program at the Beedie School of Business should have a minimum of 10 years of prior work experience, at least four years of previous management experience, and are currently employed. Prospective applicants must have an accredited Bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0/4.33 (B) GPA, or a 3.33/4.33 (B+) GPA in the last 60 credits of undergraduate coursework, or, a CA, CMA, CGA, CPA, CGA or PEng professional designation. Those with a GPA lower than 3.0/4.33 (B), but have substantial professional experience, may be admitted. The GMAT is not required but can help strengthen one’s application.

Applicants to the SFU Executive MBA program must also submit the following:

• A completed application
• Official transcripts
• Three letters of reference
• Application fee of $90 (Canadian residents) or $125 (International residents)
• A self-evaluation
• An organizational chart
• Current Resume
• GMAT/GRE scores (if needed)
• Proof of English proficiency (if needed)

Applicants to the Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership program must have previously earned an undergraduate degree, regardless of the field, or a two-year technology degree with strong grades, five to ten years of work experience and at least four years of management experience, and proof of English proficiency, if necessary.

EMBA IBL applicants must also provide:

• A completed application
• Application fee of $90 (Canadian residents) or $125 (International residents)
• A self-evaluation
• An organizational chart
• Current Resume
• Proof of English proficiency (if needed)
• GMAT/GRE scores (if needed)
• Three letters of reference

Application deadlines are as follows:

EMBA

Round Three – July 15, 2019

EMBA IBL

Round Three – May 31, 2019

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