Students of the University of Alberta’s MBA program have a variety of options in how, where and what they study.
Individuals can choose from seven options to complete a combined degree with other departments at the university. As they earn their MBA, students can receive a bachelor’s of science in pharmacy, or a master’s degree in library and information studies, engineering, agriculture or forestry.
Beginning in 2019, the MBA program will streamline its specializations into five “career tracks.” These paths will allow students to tailor their programs to match their career goals. The energy finance track prepares students for roles in financial institutions, advisory firms, natural-resource companies and the public sector. In the public sector and health care management track, students are readied for careers in municipal, provincial and federal governments, health institutions and non-profits. Students hoping to start their own business or join an existing start-up can receive tailored training with the innovation and entrepreneurship track. The strategy and consulting track prepares students for consulting roles in both small local businesses and multinational firms. Aspiring analytics professionals can opt for the operations and business analytics track.
Study trips send students abroad for two weeks, including a trip to Europe focused on family businesses and a trip to both Japan and Korea. Students can also spend their entire second year overseas while earning two degrees in two years with the dual degree program. Students travel to one of three partner schools in France, Germany or Japan.
The program can be completed in one of three lengths, including a FastTrack MBA program, which students can complete in 10 months full-time or 22 months part-time.
Full-Time: 10 months (accelerated), 20 months (standard)
Part-Time: 36 months
Work Experience: 2 years
Cost: $16,477 (accelerated), $28,438 (standard and part-time)
Cost (International): $57,909
Incoming Full-Time Enrolment: 69
Incoming Part-Time Enrolment: 77
Female Students: 35%
International Students: 49%