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Calgary, AlbertaLOCATION
Estd 1966Established Year

Master of Business Administration [M.B.A]

 2 years
 full time
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     Haskayne School of Business

$ 19,917 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • The University of Calgary offers a research-based MBA program for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The University of Calgary offers different types of MBA programs such as:
    • Daytime MBA (20 months, Full-time)
    • Thesis-Based MBA (24 months, Full-time)
    • Evening MBA (32 months, Part-time)
    • Haskayne Executive MBA (22 months)
    • Accelerated MBA (4 years)
    • Combined MBA
  • The curriculum offers a challenge for students, interested in pursuing an intensive, and committed to research.
  • Students are also invited and encouraged to take one or more doctoral-level courses as part of their programs.
  • The major specialization areas of MBA programs are:
    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Finance and Marketing
    • Project Management
    • Real Estate Studies
    • Global Energy Management
  • The thesis option requires a minimum of 24 units selected by the student with Research Methods in Management Studies, Business and Environment, and Strategy and Global Management.
  • Students are expected to complete the program within 2 years of admission but they get the flexibility to complete the program in 5 years.
  • The MBA program provides classes in block weeks, day, evening with thesis-based and the student-faculty ratio of this program is 11:1.
  • Students need to have at least 2-years of professional work experience and Haskayne School of Business is accredited by AACSB International.
  • The University of Calgary ranked 9th in Canada according to the QS World University Rankings 2020.
  • The Haskayne School has supported the development of future leaders, as well as advanced business knowledge and practices through its academic research.
  • The Haskayne School of Business got many awards like the Rising Star Award, ​Big Ideas Bold Leaders Awards, etc.
  • Job opportunities after MBA are Project Manager, Business Development Manager, etc and the average salary goes up to 84,605 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 42,378 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Offered byHaskayne School of Business
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have a Bachelor of Commerce degree or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • The related fields include a UG degree in business, and particularly in quantitative subjects such as Accounting, Economics, and Finance.
  • A GPA of at least 3.30/4.00 (B grade) is required to be eligible for this program.

Work Experience Eligibility:

  • Students required at least 2 years of professional work experience after graduation.
  • For the thesis-based MBA program, admission is offered based upon publications, participation in research projects, and academic awards.


Students without related academic experience or work experience students are also encouraged to apply, given they have completed the following courses:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Technology Management
  • Operations Management and Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution. 

For the thesis-based MBA program, it is essential to submit GMAT scores of minimum 600 or equivalent GRE scores.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two academic or professional references: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Electronic Official transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • Statement of research interests: Student has to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.
  • Preference Form: Some departments require students to fill in a preference form that will ask to outline their preferences for the program specialization, research area or faculty supervisor.

Application Deadline

Mar 01

Scores Required

7 / 9

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97 / 120

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600 / 800

Avg. Score in


289 / 340

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68 / 90

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

Year/headYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$19917$19917
Other fees$1272$1272
Total fees$21189$21189

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 16,480


Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #151/ 400

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Forte Fellowship $24,623 Yes N/A
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
QS Leadership Scholarship $10,000 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • The students need a study visa to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada.
  • A Study Visa is issued to students by Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and authorizes an individual to study at a designated learning institution in Canada for the duration of the program of study.
  • The Visa is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Letter of Acceptance from the University of Calgary 
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Passport
    • Photograph
    • Medical examination
    • Biometrics

Work Study

Students with a valid Study Visa, enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students registered as full-time and have a valid Study Visa, may work on-campus 

  • There is no legal restriction on the number of hours to work on-campus, so long as the student remains a full-time student can work on-campus. 
  • Students may also work more than one job. 

Off-Campus: Students are enrolled full-time, have a valid study permit, and are in a program that leads to a UCalgary degree that takes longer than 6 months to complete, they may be eligible to work off-campus.

  • The graduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus during regular academic sessions of Fall and Winter terms.
  • The undergraduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus full-time during scheduled breaks. 

Work Permit: A work permit that allows international students to work full-time while still being enrolled full-time. They may only use this work permit to work full-time during their co-op/practicum term(s) in a work. 

Career and Placement after Course

Following are the Job opportunities in MBA are:

  • Project Manager
  • Business Development Executive
  • Product Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Analytics Manager
  • System Manager
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Business Analyst

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