I chose to apply to the Simon Fraser University (SFU), Master of Business Administration (MBA) program for a number of reasons. When I first attended the information session for the MBA Program, I felt instantly comfortable. I felt at ease in the state of the art classroom and I was very encouraged by the faculty that I met from the SFU MBA Program. Altogether, I felt a sense of confidence and warmth, and I was made to feel that I wanted to be a part of this MBA program.
I was very impressed after the presentation by Associate Dean Dr. Ed Bukzar, during which he described in detail what the SFU MBA program offers, and what the one-year curriculum looks like. The fact that the program is built around students with vastly different backgrounds and diverse personalities is very impressive, as I want to be in a program that provides me with the opportunity not only to enrich my education but also to expand my personal horizons. The opportunity to do this with people similar in age and years of work experience only enhanced the appeal of the program.
Another appealing feature of the MBA program is the fact that it is a one-year MBA program. Obviously, this is advantageous as it allows me to re-enter the workforce within a reasonably short period of time, significantly lowering the opportunity cost.
The international field study trip to the Pacific Rim, as well as the internship opportunities that are part of this program are of great interest to me because I have already worked in Asia and look to maintain a business relationship in that geographical area.
Having been enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) program at SFU for the past two semesters, it’s only logical that I continue my educational advancement with the SFU MBA Program. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience so far at the Segal School of Business and I cannot imagine myself completing my MBA at any other school.
Great question, it’s one that the admissions team receives regularly and quite valid based on the program’s requirement that the candidate not have any formal past business education. Since the SFU MBA program is so broad-based and diverse with regard to the course offerings, and since there is no formal means of specializing, (though specializing within courses with essay and project choices is encouraged) it works well to have all the students on a similar level with regard to business training. This said, SFU Business does offer a Master of Technology MBA, as well as a Financial Risk Management MBA that students with a BComm or BBA are welcome to apply to.
the SFU MBA program says that it is only for students who did not do an undergrad in commerce. so im wondering, what about those students who did a BComm and wants a Masters degree?