The Beedie School of Business is the Faculty of Business Administration at Simon Fraser University in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1965, SFU is home to the first Executive MBA (EMBA) program in Canada, and is now the largest business school in Western Canada.
The Beedie School of Business is home to over 3800 undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students in Burnaby and Surrey, to over 350 MBA and graduate students in the Segal Graduate School of Business in downtown Vancouver, to non-credit programs at the director, executive, and management levels, and to Ph.D. students.
Under the BBA program options, students may complete a Business major or joint major, a Business Honours or joint Honours, or a Business minor. Students may also choose from a number of different concentrations within the BBA program, including: Accounting, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Operations Management, and Marketing.
Within the Beedie School of Business’ graduate program options, students can complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA), an Executive Master of Business Administration, Americas MBA for Executives, an Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership, a Master of Business Administration in Management of Technology, and a Master of Science in Finance. For those who wish to study part-time, they can pursue a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. A PhD in Business Administration is also offered by the school.
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). The school has also committed to integrating the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). In a 2012 survey published by the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, which was presented to the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans (CFBSD), the Beedie School of Business ranked second nationally based on research productivity in the Financial Times top 40 publications (FT 40 journals). The Beedie School of Business finished first in Western Canada with a score of 1.69, only 0.02 points behind the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.