International Opportunities

The Alberta MBA program provides a number of opportunities for students to gain global exposure and international experience during their degree. With faculty members hailing from around the globe, and half of our Full-Time MBA students coming from outside of Canada, the classroom experience is global in nature. Our students 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.

International Options: 

International Study Tours

International study tours are a chance for students to travel with their peers and experience firsthand the business environment outside of Canada. Our study tours combine pre-trip lectures with a one-to-two-week study trip incorporating international company visits, local lectures, and cultural site visits. Study tour destinations vary on a yearly basis. Our international trip to China and family business-focused European study tours are open to all students.

Dual Degree Program

Unique in Canada, the dual degree option allows you to earn two degrees in just two years of study. You would complete the first year of the Alberta MBA and then spend your second year at one of our partner institutions. Upon completion, you would receive your MBA from the University of Alberta, as well as an MSc degree from our partner. This is a great opportunity to not just gain international experience, but also an international credential. We have three formal Dual Degree partners:

International Exchange and Summer Programs

An exchange will involve trading some of the benefits of home-school familiarity for the in-context rewards achieved from adapting to learning abroad. Formal exchanges can involve 4 or 8 months of study at a partner university. At all of our partner universities, you enjoy tuition fee parity, meaning that you would pay tuition at the University of Alberta while on exchange. For anyone looking for international experience, but unable to commit to a semester abroad, there are a number of short-term courses offered over the summer. The Alberta School of Business has direct bilateral exchange agreements with 40+ institutions in 25 countries around the world.

Funding Opportunities:

Global Experience Fund
Last year, over $75,000 was made available to students for International travel and study through the Global Experience Fund.
Exchange Scholarships
There are a number of scholarships in place to support students participating on an international exchange, including the $2,600 Dick Johnston Memorial Graduate Scholarship in International Business.
Edmonton Consular Corps Award

Open to students who will be participating in an international exchange. The application deadline is on February 2, 2020.

Award Details

Outgoing Exchange Information

The final deadline to apply for summer, fall-term, or full-year exchange during the MBA program is March 1. Please visit the Alberta School of Business International Office or contact the exchange coordinator for eligibility, application, and deadline information.

Business International Office

Student Exchange Coordinator:

Mic McCollum
Student Exchange Coordinator
3-21B, Alberta School of Business
T: +1 (780) 492-4895