Sprott School of Business MBA

Carleton University, Ottawa

The Sprott MBA features a core program focused on real-world applications. Students can expect classes that will address actual client problems, giving them industry experience and an ability to think on their feet.

Students work with companies, government departments and non-profit organizations to identify and solve strategy and marketing problems. They meet with their clients, conduct analysis and prepare a final report or presentation.

The program’s core curriculum covers statistics, financial accounting and business ethics. Concentrations include arts management, business analytics, financial management, international business and change management.

There is also an opportunity to specialize in international development—the only program of its kind in Canada. Developed in conjunction with Carleton’s school of international affairs, the curriculum blends business principles with an understanding of development goals and processes.

Regardless of concentration, most students complete a mandatory, 16-week summer internship as part of the program. Among the organizations where participants have completed these paid placements are Deloitte, the Canada Revenue Agency, Siemens and Free the Children.

Construction is currently under way on a new 10,684-sq.-m facility for the school, located at the centre of Carleton’s campus and set to open in 2020. The modern space will offer spacious classrooms and places for students to study and mingle with their peers.

The school also delivers its program in Shanghai and Bogota. Both programs are perfect for students in those cities to obtain an internationally recognized degree without requiring them to move all the way to Canada. The curriculum is designed with a global focus, ideal for those who plan to work within an internationally competitive organization.

Full-Time: 16 months

Work Experience: 2 years

Cost: $16,464

Cost (International): $44,877

Incoming Full-Time Enrolment: 59

Female Students: 48%

International Students: 60%