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Master of Business Administration [M.B.A] (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

 20 months
 full time
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     School of Business, University of Alberta

$ 12,400 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • The University of Alberta offers an MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship for a 20-months.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program, offered on both full-time options.
  • In this program, students gain the competencies to manage technology innovation, entrepreneurial ventures, and commercialization processes in generating business plans and ideas.
  • The program supported by the Technology Commercialization Centre (TCC) which provides a valuable tool to jump to the forefront of new venture creation and innovation management.
  • It focuses on all levels of innovation management, from idea generation, through feasibility studies, and finally, to market launch, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship develops knowledge and skills in the important areas of:
    • Identifying opportunities
    • Facilitating innovation and development
    • Managing intellectual property
    • Building new organizations and markets
  • During the 1st year of MBA studies, students complete the same core courses as all other MBA students.
  • Students are able to take Innovation and Entrepreneurship electives during the 1st year of the program.
  • In the 2nd year, students get the opportunity to choose from a wide range of electives in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, either focusing on one key area such as finance or management or gaining a general overview of all areas.
  • Students will apply their knowledge in a project course by developing business and strategy plans for University spin-off companies or other start-ups.
  • The student to faculty ratio for this program is 9:1 and is home to nearly 70 faculty members.
  • The Alberta School of Business is the longest continuously Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited business school in Canada.
  • The Alberta School of Business is one of the world’s leading institutions of business education and research and ranks 9th according to QS Global ranking in Canada.
  • Students have career opportunities to work as a Business Consultant, Department Manager, Sales Manager, etc and the average salary goes up to 72,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration20 months
Fees$ 45,120 for 20 months
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Apr 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Offered bySchool of Business, University of Alberta
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have completed four years of bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business from a recognized university.
  • A GPA of 3.0/4.0 [B Grade] over their last two years or 60-credits of study is required to get admission in this program.
  • Students must hold an English Language Proficiency for Non-native English speakers.

Work Experience:

  • Students have at least two years of full-time work experience after completion of an undergraduate degree.
  • Alberta MBA students possess an average of five years of work experience.
  • 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.
  • Education, volunteer experience, accomplishments achieved at work, and any extracurricular activities should also be consider. 


  • 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 may need to present a 75%+ score on their final Class XII exams.

Students need to submit a minimum GMAT score of 550 or GRE exam scores with a minimum of 300+. However, for a better chance of admission, students must obtain 500+ on GMAT or 300+ on GRE.

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

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
  • All post-secondary transcripts: Students have to submit all official documents containing student’s grades. Thus, post-secondary transcripts refer to undergraduate, graduate, medical school, law school, or other higher education transcripts.
  • 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.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Statement of research interests: Student has to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.
  • Admission Interviews: Students have to give interviews after submitting and selection of the online application form.

Application Deadline

Apr 15

Scores Required

100 / 120

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550 / 630

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$21210$21210
Other fees$1350$1350
Total fees$22560$22560

Living Costs

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


Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #34/ 400

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
UAlberta Master's Entrance Scholarship Variable Yes 07 Apr, 2020
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) $8,312 Yes N/A
Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
QS Leadership Scholarship $10,000 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Forte Fellowship $24,623 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable 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

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Business consultant
  • Business reporter
  • Sales Manager
  • New Venture Developer
  • Department Manager
  • Corporate Supervisor

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