Edwards School of Business MBA

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Successful leadership requires more than just in-depth knowledge and expert strategy—effective communication skills are crucial for any effective leader. The Edwards School of Business MBA program—now in its 50th year—places interpersonal skills training and team-building at the core of its curriculum.

The program recently launched a retreat at a resort in northern Saskatchewan where students work on essential management skills. Participants explore their personal management style, learn how to manage difficult people and help subordinates improve their performance.

Edwards does not require its students to hold a bachelor’s degree in business. The 12-month, full-time MBA program’s schedule has been crafted to allow students to maintain a full-time working schedule and earn a steady income while still balancing their class time and homework. Classes run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every other Saturday. Edwards School of Business caters to students’ financial needs and time-management challenges by recognizing the importance of harmony between school, work and life.

The full-time program is composed of 12 courses and three modules that require students to draw on knowledge from different courses as they tackle case studies.

Students looking for real-world experience can apply for Edwards’ eight-month internship program. Successful applicants will immediately begin putting course theory and concepts into practice while simultaneously creating connections and building a professional network.

Edwards School of Business offers combined MBA degrees in law, medicine and veterinary medicine. These degrees will equip students with skills to fill leadership roles in their fields.

Full-Time: 12 months

Part-Time: 24-36 months

Work Experience: Not required

Cost: $30,006

Cost (International): $47,409

Incoming Full-Time Enrolment: 14

Incoming Part-Time Enrolment: 45

Female Students: 41%

International Students: 19%