Don’t speak French? Don’t discount doing an MBA at this francophone university: the global business MBA program is offered entirely in English. The curriculum combines general practices with a specialization in international business management. It’s a hands-on program that requires students to design and complete a business project for the global market. Over the course of two years, students acquire functional fluency in French and can participate in international trade missions to Latin America, Africa, Asia or Europe. They may even spend a semester abroad through one of Laval’s partnerships with other internationally recognized universities and business schools.
In addition to the global business degree, Laval offers 19 other specialized MBA programs. The language of instruction for most courses is French, but many programs offer a selection in English. If you already hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration, you can specialize in accounting, finance, international business, strategic marketing or strategy and innovation. Graduates from other programs can opt for a general management MBA or a host of others, including financial planning and pharmaceutical management. An MBA in entrepreneurship and SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) management will debut in 2019.
All of Laval’s MBA students are rewarded with free, lifetime access to the school’s career placement program.
Key to Laval’s offerings is flexibility. Students benefit from an à la carte model, varying their course load semester by semester if needed, with the option to take courses in class or online. All courses can be done either way, or as a mix of both. Five MBA programs can even be done entirely online.
A notable graduate of Laval’s MBA program is Brig.-Gen. Jennie Carignan, the Canadian Army’s chief of staff for operations.
Full-Time: 16 months
Work Experience: Not required
Cost: $5,100 (Quebec students), $12,500 (out-of-province students)
Cost (International): $26,300
Incoming Full-Time Enrolment: 510
Female Students: 42%
International Students: 23%