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Edmonton, AlbertaLOCATION
Estd 1916Established Year
University of AlbertaParent College

Master of Business Administration [M.B.A]

 20 months
 60 Credits
 full time
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 21,716 

1st Year

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • The University of Alberta MBA is a 20-month full-time program.
  • This degree provides theoretical and practical training for business or investment management.
  • This program gives a wide range of knowledge to the following topics:
    • Finance to Marketing
    • International Business to Natural Resource Management
    • International Business
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Public Policy and Management
    • Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment
    • Sustainability
  • Students have the option to complete an internship in summer.
  • The student to faculty ratio for this program is 9:1.
  • Students have complete a curriculum that provides integrated grounding in management essentials and round-off their degree with elective courses. 
  • As part of the program, students need to take a MBA capstone project which will allow them to work with an outside organization on a strategic issue they are facing.
  • This program provides an opportunity for students to learn in the university to have a real-world setting and gain experience during their studies.
  • The school of Business of the University of Alberta is ranked on 9th according to QS Global ranking.
  • Students have career opportunities to work as a Chief Technology Officer, Financial Manager, Investment Fund Manager, Marketing Manager, and Sales Manager.
  • The average salary after an MBA degree is $79076.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration20 months
Total Credits60
Fees$ 46,632 for 20 months or 60 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Apr 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
Program Url
Average Salary (USD)$79076

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have completed 4 years bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business.
  • GPA of 3.0/4.0 [B Grade] over their last two years or 60-credits of study.  

Work Experience:

  • Students have at least two years of full-time work experience after completion of an undergraduate degree.
  • Students need to include in resume sufficient details of their professional work experience for each term of employment, and a brief description of employment duties.


  • Students who have non-business academic backgrounds must hold degrees from a wide range of areas including arts, business, engineering, sciences, etc.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • Students are normally required to have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in business from a recognized university or institute.
  • GPA of 3.0/4.0 [B Grade] from the latest two years of full-time study or equivalent is required.
  • Students will need to submit school results for Class XI showing a competitive average and course registration for Class XII, or Class XII mid-year results.
  • Students in CBSE or CISCE schools, they present 75%+ on their final Class XII exams.

Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

Letter of Reference: Students are required to submit two letters of reference.

CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.

Official Transcripts: Students have to submit a copy of their original official transcripts.

Statement of Intent: The statement of intent introduces to the Admissions Committee as an individual, and not only shows their personality but how the student is unique as compared to other applicants with a similar profile.

ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL or other test scores. The ELP scores are valid for two years.

Application Deadline

Apr 01

Scores Required

90 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$21716$21716
Books and supplies$1500$1500
Health and wellness$100$100
Total fees$23316$23316

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 10,800
Food$ 2,700

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

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


  • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student Visa.
  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • Application for Study Permit
    • Letter of acceptance.
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Passport photos.
    • an Entry Visa to enter the country.
    • Visa to study or work in the country.
    • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country.

Work Study

Students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus. All international graduates of the full-time MBA program are eligible for a three-year work Canadian Post Graduation Work Permit.

On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work a number of hours per week on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work a number of hours per week off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Career and Placement after Course

Careers possible after MBA are

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Health Services Manager
  • High-End Management Consultant
  • Information Technology Director
  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Fund Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager

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