Beedie School of Business – Simon Fraser University - Full-Time MBA
Beedie School of Business Full-Time MBA Program Structure
The Simon Fraser full-time MBA at the Beedie School of Business is a 12 month program, combined with a four month internship. Before classes start in the fall, students complete pre-MBA online courses, such as Excel and Financial Accounting, establishing a base education for the program. After completing core coursework in the first two semesters, students are introduced to the international leg of the program, moving into creative coursework, workshops, and the final capstone project. At the conclusion of the 12 months, the optional internship portion begins, acting as the final element of the program. Those that have a permanent, full-time role lined up do not have to take the internship at the end of the program.
The first semester of the program is dedicated to essential core courses, with classes centered around Essential Business Skills. Following the spring semester is built around organizational dynamics, which features, "intense, multi-day business simulations; mock company scenarios where everyone is assigned a specific role."
The international portion of the program, between the spring and summer semesters. Previous classes traveled to countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and more. The final semester, prior to the optional internship portion, is dedicated to post-MBA career work, featuring career workshops, resume assistance, and mock interviews.
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.
Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
For Canadian citizens and permanent residents, tuition for the Simon Fraser full-time MBA program is about $42,135 CAD. The cost is $55,825 CAD for international applicants. Textbooks and other materials cost an estimated $2,200 CAD, and student fees are an additional $2,500 CAD. A $2,000 CDN fee is required to hold a spot in the program after earning acceptance.
Transportation costs of international travel experiences are also not included in the estimated tuition fees, which should range between $5,500-6000 CAD. All Business & Indigenous Communities courses are an extra $250 CAD.
About 50-60 percent of students earn merit based scholarships within the program, which do not require any application process. Scholarship funding can range from $2,000-20,000 CAD.
Federal and private loans may vary, depending on the origin of the applicant. Most international applicants are subject to private loan options.
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. Two years of work experience is required, although the school suggests each student has at least four years of experience. The GMAT is required, with a minimum score of 550. The GRE is also accepted, with a minimum score of 150 required for each section. A competitive GMAT average is at least 600 and the GRE average is about 310.
Applicants that have completed the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) may be able to have some courses waived for the program. In addition, those that had completed the GDBA with a GPA of 3.5 or more can waive the GMAT requirement.
Applicants must also submit the following:
• A completed application
• Official transcripts
• Two letters of reference
• Application fee of $90 (Canadian residents) or $125 (International residents)
• GMAT/GRE scores (if needed)
• Proof of English proficiency
Face to face interviews are a required element of the admissions process.
Application deadlines are as follows:
- Round 1: November 27, 2020
- Round 2: January 29, 2021
- Round 3: April 2, 2021
- Final Round: June 18, 2021