Host School


8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Relevant, responsive, and global in scope, Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business develops change-makers and leaders with the skills to tackle complex business challenges. We believe in the power of business to spark new ideas, fuel innovations, and change communities for the better. Since the creation of Canada’s first Executive MBA in 1968, SFU Beedie has championed lifelong learning and big-picture thinking. From project-based learning with authentic outcomes to student-driven co-curricular opportunities like the JDC West case competition, students connect their classroom experiences to the real world. They build analytical and presentation skills and begin their careers as agile, inventive, and socially responsible professionals.

SFU Beedie is a connected and supportive community of learners, innovators, community partners, and educators. Together we learn, through doing, how business education can impact the world.

SFU Beedie At A Glance:

  • Among the less than 1% of business schools worldwide both accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and honoured with the European Federation for Management Development (EFMD) EQUIS Quality award.
  • Three campuses across the Greater Vancouver Area
  • 3,800 + undergraduate BBA students, 700+ MBA and graduate students
  • Non-credit programs at the director, executive, and management-levels



Home to SFU Beedie’s main campus, Burnaby thrives as the third largest city in British Columbia. Located just fifteen minutes outside of downtown Vancouver, Burnaby features event and entertainment venues, theatres, parks, galleries, shopping, and cultural attractions. Getting around is made easy with connections to major highways, rapid transit routes, and bike lanes. The city also boasts the province’s largest shopping complex, Metropolis at Metrotown, located just steps away from JDC West 2019’s competition hotel. With a diverse business community, vibrant neighbourhoods, and cultural attractions, the City of Burnaby is ready to be the best host to you and your team for JDC West 2019.