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The first business school in Canada to receive accreditation from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, University of Alberta operates a full-time and part-time MBA on its Edmonton campus, an accelerated executive MBA, and a part-time program in Ft. McMurray. Integrating quantitative know-how with important qualitative skills, University of Alberta offers a “well-balanced education” through a mix of core course work and electives. Lectures are enhanced by “up-to-date case analyses,” and throughout the curriculum there is a “focus on interpersonal skills and relationships.” “There is a lot of group work in the MBA program,” and therefore, “who you choose to work with, identifying your working style, and how to work with others are all vital components of a success strategy for the MBA.” In complement to course work, students can participate in co-curricular opportunities, like the annual International Study Tour and MBA mentorship program. Students also note that the school’s excellent lecture series is “worth attending” and “case competitions are fantastic.”

“Since it’s a research university, most professors have PhDs”; however, the Alberta faculty comprises a “good mix of academics and professionals.” The classroom experience is generally rewarding, and “most professors are well-prepared and appropriate for their specific classes.” At the same time, some professors “deliver a better course than others and who you get is simply the luck of the draw.” Fortunately, the administration is receptive to student input, and “feedback is given from students to professors at the end of each term regarding the class and their teaching.” A current student assures us, “They truly care and listen to suggestions on how to make things better.”

When it comes to the nuts and bolts, things run smoothly at Alberta. “The MBA Programs Office does a great job behind the scenes,” and, for the most part, the “registration process for class is well-run, smooth, and easy.” At the same time, there is a bit of a divide between full-time students and their part-time counterparts. In many cases, “the part-timers do not feel as connected to the administration as the full-timers as we are not at school during the day.” On the flipside, part-timers praise the fact that the “parttime program is excellent—flexible around work schedules and amenable to work-life balance.” When it comes to the bottom line, students agree that the University of Alberta is an “excellent value.” “Highly-regarded” in the Edmonton area, tuition is inexpensive, the area offers an “affordable cost of living,” and the program is efficient (the full-time program can even be completed in as little as sixteen months).

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Chris Lynch
Senior Director, Recruitment, Admissions & Marketing, Masters Programs Office

2-30 Business Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2R6





Applicants: 456
Acceptance Rate: 21%
Average Undergrad GPA 3.38
Years Work Experience: 3.84
Average Age: 28



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