Beedie School of Business EMBA

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

The executive MBA program at the Beedie School of Business is the first and longest-running EMBA program in Canada.

The 50-year-old program is designed around teamwork, beginning with an intensive three-day orientation weekend in Whistler, B.C. Team-building activities allow students and faculty to get to know one another, while students learn an overview of the business case analyses they will encounter in class. The program ends with another three-day retreat in Whistler.

Classes of 40 to 45 students divide into small teams and work with the same group throughout the program. As part of these simulated senior leadership teams, students take turns acting as project managers.

Classes are held in downtown Vancouver every other Friday and Saturday. Students are expected to work full-time throughout the program. They can also access career advancement services, including one-on-one career coaching and career management workshops.

In their second year, students can join Americas MBA for Executives, an optional specialized stream. Students travel abroad to study management issues facing the four largest economies in the Americas: Canada, Mexico, Brazil and the U.S. Participants in this stream work with students from partner schools in Sao Paulo, Mexico City and Nashville. International students meet at each campus and collaborate on a year-long cross-cultural project. Upon finishing this stream, students earn a graduate certificate in business in the Americas.

The Beedie School of Business also offers the only accredited EMBA program in North America aimed primarily at Indigenous business, finance and governance. The program is designed for Indigenous and non-Indigenous mid-career professionals, covering core MBA concepts as well as how to incorporate traditional knowledge into decision-making for Indigenous communities.

Part-Time: 20 months

Work Experience: 10 years

Cost: $58,900

Incoming Part-Time Enrolment: 91

Female Students: 33%

International Students: 3%

Specializations: Americas MBA for Executives, EMBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership

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