The FastTrack MBA is designed to allow students with an existing foundation of business knowledge to take their leadership skills to the next level. The program can be completed in just 10 months (full-time, August to May) or 22 months (part-time). You would begin the FastTrack MBA with a two-week intensive course in mid-August and then join current MBA students in completing your courses.
Advance Your Career
Rather than relearning business fundamentals, the FastTrack MBA focuses your studies on advanced management topics that you require to take your career to the next level. The FastTrack program fully incorporates students into senior Alberta MBA elective courses. MBA Career Services offers complete support to help you meet your career objectives.
Students will complete a minimum of 12 courses in the FastTrack MBA program. This includes five core courses and seven electives. The program begins with a two-week long daytime intensive course in mid-August. One week will review business fundamentals while the other (Manager as Strategist) will identify and develop human resources, leadership and strategy skills for managers.
Specialization & Electives
In choosing electives, students can choose to complete their own customized program or complete the requirements for one of the UAlberta MBA specializations or areas of focus. Specializations are available in:
We also offer areas of focus in:
The FastTrack MBA for Business Graduates offers exceptional instruction and excellent value while allowing students to complete the program in only 10 months. For students entering the program in 2015, instructional fees are approximately $1,220 / course*. Full-Time students would also be assessed non-instructional fees of ~$1,700 per year*, with Part-Time students assessed ~$415 per term*.
*Fees are assessed by term based on course enrolment and are subject to change.
Successful applicants to the FastTrack MBA will meet the following criteria:
- Bachelors degree in Business (BCom, BMgmt, BBA, etc) from a recognized Canadian or US university
- GPA of 3.2 or greater over their last 60 credits
- Demonstrated strength in business fundamental courses
- Between 3-10 years of professional experience post-degree
- GMAT score of 550 or greater (GMAT will be waived for graduates of the Alberta School of Business, Bachelor of Commerce program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher over the last 60 credits)
FastTrack MBA applicants would follow the same admission process as our MBA applicants.
Business Fundamental Course Requirements
As part of your entry into the FastTrack MBA, we would look closely at some key courses you completed in your Bachelors degree. The five areas we would look at are Business Statistics, Finance, Financial Accounting, Marketing and Organizational Behaviour. If you have a grade of B or lower in any of these introductory courses (or higher level courses in these areas), you would be required to complete an additional course(s) in this area during your MBA (this would increase your course requirement beyond 12 courses). For Alberta BCom graduates, the courses we would look at are:
Accounting 311: Introduction to Accounting for Financial Performance
Finance 301: Introduction to Finance
Marketing 301: Introduction to Marketing
Management Science 312: Probability and Statistics for Business
Strategic Management and Organization 201/310: Introduction to Management