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The Beedie School of Business ("Beedie") is the business school of Simon Fraser University with multiple campuses across the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Simon Fraser University was founded in 1965 and by 1982, the business discipline had grown to sufficient size to become its own distinct faculty, and the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree was established.[1][citation needed].

Beedie School of Business
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DeanAli Dastmalchian
Academic staff
Postgraduates700 (MBA, EMBA ABL, EMBA, MSc Fin, MOT MBA, PhD, GDBA)
Location, ,

49°16′47″N 122°55′08″W / 49.2796°N 122.91875°W / 49.2796; -122.91875 (Burnaby campus)

The Beedie School of Business operates on all three Simon Fraser University campuses, with over 3,800 undergraduate BBA students in the Vancouver suburbs of Burnaby and Surrey; over 700 MBA and graduate students in the Segal Graduate School in downtown Vancouver and SFU Surrey; non-credit programs at the director, executive and management levels; and a PhD program.

In 1968, Beedie established the Executive MBA (EMBA) program, the first of its kind in Canada. Since 2000, the school has launched the Management of Technology MBA, the Master of Science in Finance program, and a full-time and part-time MBA. In 2011, the school launched the world's first Executive MBA for the Americas in partnership with graduate business schools at Vanderbilt University (U.S.), Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Mexico) and Institute of Management Foundation (Brazil). That same year, it launched Canada's first EMBA for Aboriginal Business and Leadership. In 2014, the school introduced the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization, a part-time certificate program providing research scientists and engineers with the frameworks, perspectives, and techniques needed for fostering product development and commercialization.

The Beedie School of Business has is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Beedie is ranked in the top ten business schools in Canada by Maclean's.

In 2011 the school received a donation in the amount of $22 million from alumnus Ryan Beedie and his father Keith, establishing the Beedie School of Business. In 2016, Beedie alumnus Charles Chang presented a $10 million gift to Simon Fraser University to establish the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship.



SFU Burnaby Campus


The Burnaby Mountain campus is home to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) undergraduate program, which hosts over 3,800 students.


SFU Surrey Campus

SFU's Surrey campus is a 30,000 square-metre institution located at Central City in Surrey. The building, designed by architect Bing Thom, has won numerous national and international awards.[2] The Beedie School of Business offers the undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program and the Part-Time MBA Program at the Surrey campus.

Downtown Vancouver: Segal Graduate SchoolEdit

SFU at Downtown Segal campus

A 1916 building located at the corner of Granville and Pender Streets in downtown Vancouver, the Segal Graduate School is home to SFU's graduate business programs. It honors the university's former chancellor and SFU Beedie School of Business supporter Joseph Segal.

Opened in 2005 and previously the Western Canada headquarters for the Bank of Montreal, the building underwent a $20 million renovation under architect Paul Merrick. The designers were able to retain many of the building's original features and materials, including marble columns, decorative plaster mouldings and stair balustrades. Two of the original vault doors were refurbished and installed as a decorative feature at the entrance to the student commons area.

The downtown campus of the Beedie School of Business is home to all graduate programs, including: the Executive MBA, MBA, Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership, Management of Technology MBA, Master of Science in Finance, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, and Ph.D.

Jack Austin Centre for Asia-Pacific Business StudiesEdit

Jack Austin Centre for Asia-Pacific Business Studies is a joint venture of Beedie School of Business and Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. The goal of the Centre is to carry out research, outreach and training activities on business issues that are relevant to Canada's interests in the Asia Pacific region, The initial focus of the Centre will be on:

  • Canada-Asia two-way investment
  • Corporate governance in the Asia Pacific region
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship

The centre was named to recognize Jack Austin's exceptional contribution to Canada-Asia relations. In 1971, as deputy minister of Energy, Mines and Resources he was part of the first Canadian trade mission to China. He served as president of the Canada China Business Council for seven years and co-chair of the Canada-China Legislative Association for five. He was instrumental in establishing the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada in 1984 and in creating an endowment for the foundation in 2005. Austin was a member of the Senate of Canada for 32 years, representing British Columbia. He retired in March 2007.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "A Heritage of Innovation: Simon Fraser University". Simon Fraser University. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
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