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.

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 well-trained 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.

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. 

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.

*This combined MBA/MAg can be completed full-time in two years or on a part-time basis in up to six years.

MBA / MAg Combined Degree Outline

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 degree program. 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.

MBA Admission Requirements

When completing MBA courses, students are assessed MBA tuition. Tuition for domestic students is assessed on a per course basis. For domestic students in 2022/23, tuition for an MBA course is currently $2,462.40. For international students, the 2021 guarnateed tuition amount for the combined program is $51,680.48.  

Combined degree students are eligible for scholarships and awards in the MBA program when taking MBA courses.  Students may also be eligible for scholarships and assistantships with the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences. 

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