At the Beedie School of Business, we strive to prepare our PhD students to contribute at leading international academic institutions. This unique PhD program is designed to help them develop exceptional abilities in research and teaching. The PhD program takes place at the Segal Graduate School located downtown on the Vancouver Campus of Simon Fraser University.
Hybrid Program (Course and Mentor-based)
The Beedie PhD Program is a hybrid program which combines a course-based program and a mentor-based program. The goal is to develop highly capable scholars for careers in academe via displinary rigor through apprenticeship and source courses; and interdisciplinary relevance through program coursework.
The course based program draws on the best North American practices. Students are required to take interdisciplinary program courses (core and focused) and disciplinary sourced courses (specialization and methods).
The mentor-based program draws from the supervision model and apprenticeship model. Students are matched with supervisors in their area of research interest and supported throughout their program. Students collaboratively develop their own curriculum to meet the challenges and the opportunities of research. The intention is that students begin conducting research at an early stage.