MBA and Master's Programs

This page explains how experiential learning is incorporated in the program.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is a fundamental component that is integral to the success and development of our MBA students. As such, the MBA program is tailored to provide students with the opportunity to gain first-hand learning and experience by interacting with outside organizations and business partners through capstone projects, applied learning courses, student clubs, internships, and international opportunities.

MBA Capstone Course

As part of our MBA Capstone Course, students will work in teams with an outside organization to assist with a strategic issue they are facing. Teams will identify the issue, provide potential solutions, recommend a course of action and develop an implementation plan for their client. This course provides students the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the UAlberta MBA to real-world settings and gain first-hand experience working with outside organizations during their studies.

Capstone course offered in the program:

  • SMO 641: Business Strategy

Applied Learning Courses

The MBA Program offers specific courses that focus on applied learning. These courses are designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply the theory and knowledge they gain in class to outside organizations that are facing strategic issues.

Here are some of the courses offered:

Student Groups

Participating in extra-curricular is another way for students to gain additional exposure and hands-on experience with outside organizations. This could be through involvement in student groups or networking events.

Net Impact

Net Impact Consulting is the primary extra-curricular consulting program open to the students of the Alberta MBA Program (University of Alberta). The Graduate Net Impact Chapter partners with organizations in our local community to use the power of business education to help create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Our program offers mutual benefits to both partner organizations via pro bono consulting services and to participants through experiential learning.

MBA Student Groups


Internships apply learning from the classroom to the real world and develop skills that will transcend you in your career. Internships connect you with professionals through meetings and networking events. They also assist with polishing soft skills and professionalism, both of which are critical to success in the work world.

Internships in the MBA program are four-months in duration starting in May between your first and second year. The MBA Career Management Centre provides support to students seeking internship opportunities. Our career coaches assist students with soft skill development during the recruitment process, reviews application packages, and staff who connect with industry to promote our program.

MBA Internships

International Opportunities

The Alberta MBA program provides a number of opportunities for students to gain global exposure and international experience during their degree. Our students have the opportunity to add an international study tour component to their degree or participate in short or long term exchanges.

International Opportunities