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Master of Business Administration [M.B.A] (International Business)

 20 months
 60 Credits
 full time
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     School of Business, University of Alberta

$ 21,210 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • The University of Alberta offers a Master of Business Administration in International Business for 20-months.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program, offered on a full-time basis.
  • This program is designed to address managerial issues that are relevant to doing business across national boundaries while incorporating the necessary basics of business.
  • Students begin by building a solid foundation in the 1st year of the MBA program, taking the same core courses as all other MBA students.
  • In the 2nd year, International Business students would then be able to focus their studies on global business topics. Some of the topics covered include:
    • The impact of globalization
    • International differences in cultures, language, etc.
    • Competing with foreign companies entering domestic markets
    • Importing andexporting
    • Foreign direct investment
    • Corporate finance for the multinational corporation
    • International trade agreements - WTO, NAFTA, etc.
  • MBA provides a number of opportunities to gain global exposure and international experience during the degree.
  • This program provides the skills which are required to compete in the global market.
  • The student-faculty ratio of this program is 9:1 and with faculty members hailing from around the globe and Full-Time MBA students, the classroom experience is global in nature.
  • Students also have the opportunity to add an international study component to their degree, with short term (study tours), medium-term (one-term exchange), and long term (dual degree) options.
  • The Alberta School of Business is the longest continuously Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited business school in Canada.
  • 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 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.
  • According to Maclean's 2020, the Alberta School of Business is the best University Business programs in Canada.
  • Job opportunities after MBA in International Business are Account Manager,Equity Research Analysts, etc and the average salary goes up to 73,800 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration20 months
Total Credits60
Fees$ 45,120 for 20 months or 60 Credits Program
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(s), accomplishments achieved at work, and any extracurricular activities should also be highlighted. 


  • 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

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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

Followings are the job opportunities after this program:

  • Account Manager
  • Equity Research Analysts
  • Manager Consultant
  • Marketing Manager 
  • Relationship Management
  • Corporate Banking
  • Trade Finance Services

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