The 12 month academic curriculum is the equivalent of most 18-24 month programs. We’ve compressed the schedule by eliminating extended downtimes between the three semesters and filling the time with events like the international field study trip. Students are in class approximately 17 hours per week. Their assignments, project work and reading requirements average another 30 hours or more per week.
Why the intensity? Your time is valuable. We treat it as such. MBA programs are expensive; not only in tuition costs but in the time they take you out of the marketplace. We have priced this program to be a rare value.
At the end of the 12-month program, apply your newly acquired skills, knowledge, and fresh ideas to an MBA Internship. Internships begin each September, are full-time, and are 4 months in length. Compensation is at market rates and negotiated directly between you and your internship employer. For more information, please visit the Career Management Centre web site:
Career Management Centre
Located in Canada on British Columbia’s west coast and named for an early explorer, Simon Fraser University opened on September 9, 1965; now boasting three distinctive campuses, 30,000 students, 6,500 faculty and staff, and 120,000 alumni, SFU has matured into one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities.
In addition to Canadian accreditation, Simon Fraser University has applied for formal accreditation in the United States from the Washington-based Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The NWCCU is one of six independent regional agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate post-secondary educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions.
The Beedie School of Business has achieved international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). In addition, the Beedie School of Business has committed to integrating the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) in the education we offer. Receiving accreditation from AACSB and EQUIS verifies that the Beedie School of Business has the resources, processes, policies and programs in place to deliver the highest possible standard in business education. The Beedie School of Business has earned a level of distinction among an elite group of peers who satisfy rigorous international management education standards. Approximately 1% of business schools worldwide have achieved these valued seals of quality and Beedie School of Business is one of seven Canadian B-schools accredited only by AACSB and EQUIS.
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Principles for Responsible Management Education
Simon Fraser University has been consistently ranked among Canada’s top comprehensive universities (No. 1 in 2013) and named to the Times Higher Education list of 100 world universities under 50. SFU is also the first Canadian member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the world’s largest college sports association. Please visit:
2013 Comprehensive University Rankings
The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 years old
The Beedie School of Business has garnered a reputation internationally for academic excellence and business research. In particular, we have been recognized for the school's contributions to knowledge creation in the areas of globalization and emerging markets; innovation and technology; sustainability and governance; and capital and risk management. Rankings sanctioned by diverse organizations such as Shanghai JiaoTong University, University of Texas at Dallas, Social Science Research Network and the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans point to Beedie as an emerging leader for management and business scholarship that is influential and relevant.
In today’s global environment all business is international business. The International Business area focuses its research activities on understanding how managers and firms can thrive in an increasingly complex and dynamic global business environment. International Business faculty members are engaged in numerous research activities that revolve around two main themes. The first is the strategic management of the multinational firm with a special emphasis on international alliance performance and technology transfer. This theme also has a significant focus on the Asia-Pacific region. The second theme is on the management of individuals in multinational and multicultural organizations. This includes the study on International Human Resource Management topics such as expatriation/repatriation, international career development and work-life balance in a multinational setting and also the relationship of culturally different employees with their employer. Other areas of research interest and expertise include the development of intercultural competence, cross-cultural leader-member interactions, and the management of multicultural groups and teams.
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International Business Research Papers
Each year students participate in a mandatory international cross-cultural trip. Discover the role your new skills play in business and the world. The international field study trip exposes you to the cultural differences and challenges of working in an era when businesses span borders. Past locations have included China, Japan, Argentina and Chile; on May 2014 the MBA students will visit Brazil. The trip includes site visits, lectures, cultural events and meetings with senior business leaders across a variety of industries.
Last update: May 1, 2014
For a taste of what Beedie School of Business students are involved in both inside and outside of the classroom, please check out our student blog: afewgoodminds.ca