Canada’s Best MBAs 2017: Simon Fraser University

Canada‘s Best MBA Programs 2017

The Simon Fraser University MBA

Beedie School of Business

Vancouver, British Columbia

Simon Fraser University MBA Program

Beedie’s MBA program doesn’t begin and end in the classroom. Before the start of the first semester, incoming students complete refresher courses in Excel and financial accounting. To obtain their degree, students must spend four months post-graduation working in a permanent position, paid internship or creating a new venture, and then write a report on their progress. The school’s cohort model ensures MBA candidates study alongside the same classmates throughout the program to encourage networking and teamwork. For the competitively minded, Beedie typically sends dozens of students to the annual intercollegiate MBA Games. Full-time students begin in September in downtown Vancouver, while the part-time program, taught at Simon Fraser’s Surrey campus, starts in January.

New this year! The Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship, named in honour of the Vega founder’s $10 million gift in June 2016

Classroom experience
New full-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: 52
New part-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: 43
Students’ average GMAT score: 600
Work experience required: 2 years
Gender ratio: 57% male, 43% female
Percentage of international students: 5%
Program duration & cost
Full-time program length: 16 months
Full-time tuition: $42,500
Part-time program length: 24 months
Part-time tuition: $43,000
Specializations and joint degrees offered:
  • Management of Technology MBA