MBA

MBA/Masters of Agriculture Combined Degree

Develop your leadership potential in the growing and changing world markets for agrology, agribusiness and food industries. Our MBA/MAg (Master of Agriculture) combined degree is designed for individuals interested in pursuing an advanced degree in agriculture with a strong management focus.

Trends in the agriculture and food sectors show an increased demand for leaders with diverse skills and knowledge of both the management and technical aspects of the industry. The degree offers opportunities to pursue your interest and goals in agronomy, agribusiness, food industries, environmental conservation sciences, or environmental planning.

The Alberta School of Business in partnership with the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences offers the combined MBA/MAg that can be completed full-time in two years or on a part-time basis in up to six years. This unique program allows individuals with an undergraduate degree and several years of professional work experience the opportunity to combine management courses with advanced studies in agriculture, environment or food related fields.

Partner – Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences

The Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences has been working with the Alberta School of Business since 1988 to meet the increasing demands of industry for inspired and skillful managers. For most MBA/MAg students, the collaborating department is the Department of Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology. However, the MBA/MAg can also be pursued in collaboration with the Department of Renewable Resources.

The Program

In Year One students study the key areas of business: accounting, economics, finance, management science, marketing, strategy and organizational behaviour and have the option to begin coursework in agriculture. In Year Two students further their knowledge in agriculture-related fields and select several electives from both the Alberta School of Business and the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences.

A project focusing on the agriculture-related industry with a significant business component completes the program requirements.

MBA / MAg Combined Degree Outline

Admissions

Students with a BSc, BA or BComm degree with at least 2 years of relevant professional experience will be eligible for admission to the combined. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of both the Alberta School of Business and the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences.  Students would apply to the combined program by completing one application to the MBA/MAg program by following the MBA application process.

The admission decision will be made by representatives from both the Alberta School of Business and the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences.

Scholarships

Students enrolled in the MBA/MAg program are eligible for MBA entrance awards and scholarships.  Students may also be eligible for scholarships and assistantships with the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences.

Contacts

MBA: mbaadm@ualberta.ca
Renewable Resources: rrgrads@ualberta.ca
Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology: reesgrad@ualberta.ca