MBA and Master's Programs

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 Study Tours

International study tours are a chance for students to travel with their peers and experience first hand the business environment outside of Canada. Our study tours combine pre-trip lectures with a 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, family business focused European study tour, and Japan & Korea study tour are open to all students. We also offer an energy-focused trip as part of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment specialization.

Previous study tour destinations include:

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 the international experience, but also an international credential.

EDHEC Business School

EDHECEDHEC is ranked among the top 5 business schools in France and has campuses in both Lille and Nice.  Through the dual degree, all courses are taught in English.  Studying in Nice, you would be following the Financial Economics track, working towards an MSc in Finance, Risk and Asset Management, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, or Management Control.  In Lille, you would follow the Business-Management track, working towards an MSc in Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Arts, NGOs & Philanthropy, Management & Organization, or Strategic Consultancy.

> Find out more about EDHEC Business School

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU Alstadt KoblenzLocated in the Rhine Valley, just outside Koblenz, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management has a very strong international reputation and is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in Germany.  Through the dual degree, courses are taught in English and you would be pursuing an MSc in Management.

> Find out more about WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

Nagoya University of Commerce and Business

Nagoya CastleLocated in the city of Nagoya, NUCB is located in the heart of theChūkyō Metropolitan Area, where the Japanese motor, aerospace and electronics industries are heavily concentrated.  Courses are taught in English.

> Find out more about Nagoya University of Commerce and Business 

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.  We have exchange programs available at partner institutions in the following countries: 

Summer Exchange Programs