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Beedie School of Business – Simon Fraser University

Beedie School of Business Management of Technology MBA Program Structure

The SFU Beedie Management of Technology MBA (MOT MBA) is a 24-month, five semester program featuring no more than 45 students. The program officially begins in early September with a mandatory four-day orientation. Classes are held two days per week, on Mondays and Thursdays. Two additional three-day intensive classes are also featured in the program. The experiential element of the program involves visiting flourishing tech companies in Vancouver.

Curriculum

Like the other Simon Fraser Beedie School of Business MBA offerings, the MOT MBA program features preliminary “refresher” courses on topics like financial accounting, and programs like Excel. These 30-hour courses are taken complete online in the summer months leading up to the start of the program in September. Waivers for these courses are offered to select students.

Following the four-day orientation segment, students in the MOT MBA program begin with the following courses:

• Leadership for the Technology Driven Enterprise (taken mostly on weekends)
• Financial and Managerial Accounting
• Managing Technological Innovation

The first spring semester features the following courses:

• Managerial Economics for Technology Firms
• Strategic Use for Information Knowledge
• Business Ethics (taken mostly on weekends)

The first courses of the summer semester cover the topics of Business Operations Design and Entrepreneurship.

Classes in the second fall semester are:

• Managing Self and Others (taken mostly on weekends)
• Marketing Technology Based Products and Services
• Financing the Organization

The classes in the second spring semester are:

• Strategic Management of Technology Based Firms
• Project Management
• Negotiations (taken mostly on weekends)
• Biotechnology Options

The final semester of the program features the capstone project, classes covering industrial business, and the experiential learning project.

Class Profile

The average age of the most recent Simon Fraser Management of Technology MBA class is 36. Students join the program with an average of 11 years of prior work experience.

Career Statistics

The average annual salary of Simon Fraser Management of Technology MBA grads is around $106,244 CAD.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The current cost of the Simon Fraser Management of Technology MBA program is $37,100 CAD for domestic students and current Canadian residents. The MOT MBA Experiential Industry Project costs an addition $600 CAD. Textbooks and materials will cost about $2,500 CAD, and all other additional student fees are about $2,250 CAD (health insurance, transit, etc).

A $1,000 CAD fee is required to hold a spot in the program upon acceptance. Payment must be made with 21 days of earning an acceptance letter.

Federal and private loans may vary, depending on the origin of the applicant. Most international applicants are subject to private loan options.

Admissions

Like Beedie’s other MBA options, students applying to the MOT MBA program 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. Four years of work experience is required. The program specifically admits students already working or have a current employment offer in the Vancouver area. GMAT scores are required for admission.

However, those that have extensive experience may be eligible for enrollment without an undergraduate degree.

Applicants must also submit:

An online application form
• Three reference letters
• An application fee of $90 (Canadian residents) or $125 (International residents)
• A current resume
• Official transcripts
• Proof of English proficiency (if needed)
• A self-evaluation form

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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