Business Students

Fast Facts - School at a Glance

In 1916, the Alberta School of Business started from humble beginnings, with a handful of students enrolled in the Department of Accountancy at the University of Alberta. Since then it has grown to be one of the world's leading institutions of business education and research. Recognized for its leadership in research, the quality of academic programming, graduate career success, and economic impact for Alberta and the world, the School fosters and supports an environment where innovation and entrepreneurial thinking is free to flourish.

Note: Numbers represent the 2021/22 academic year


Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  Students - 2,170

  Graduates - 628

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  Students - 410

 Graduates - 138

MBA Fort McMurray

  Students - 22

  Graduates - 21

MBA Shanghai

  Students - 41


MBA Shenzhen

  Students - 71

  Graduates - 44

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

  Students - 23

  Graduates - 21

Master of Accounting (MAcc)

  Students - 43

  Graduates - 17

Master of Financial Management (MFM)

  Students - 191

  Graduates - 113

Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)

  Students - 49

  Graduates - 7

Total students - 3,120

Total graduates - 989


Articles published in peer-reviewed journals - 42

Forthcoming Articles - 15

Faculty Fellowships - 9

Departments - 4

Centres & Institutes - 7

Faculty and Staff

Full-time faculty - 67
Lecturers & other teaching staff - 83
Administrative staff - 70
Total - 220

More than 33,000 alumni living in 80 countries worldwide


School of Business Rankings
School Rankings

The University of Alberta is a Top 5 Canadian university and is considered one of the Top 150 universities in the world.

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity (EDI)

Everyone has a role to play.

At the University of Alberta, everyone has the ability to champion EDI through the work that they do. The Alberta School of Business is committed to weaving EDI into the fabric of our culture.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity


History of Our Name

"Preserving 'Alberta' as the School's name might seem contrary to some in a world where business schools are aligning themselves with individuals' names for an established price. We have tremendous brand equity in our current moniker and, true to the spirit of this great province, the name Alberta is more substantial and more recognizable than any one person's name could represent alone."

Stanley A. Milner
Honourary Chairman, Preservation of the Name Campaign, 2010