MBA / MSc in Occupational Therapy

The combined MBA/MScOT program is open to current UAlberta MSc in Occupational Therapy students. This program provides students with the managerial skills to operate a private clinic or lead within the public sector.

Taken as a combined degree, students would be able to complete both programs in a total of 3.5 years. Upon completing the requirements of both degrees, students would receive both an MBA degree and an MSc in Occupational Therapy degree.

Students would apply directly to the MBA office during the second year of the MScOT program. Successful applicants would begin the MBA portion of the combined degree during their 3rd year of study. After completing the MBA requirements (★ 42) over Fall - Summer terms, students would return to Occupational Therapy to complete their final half-year of study.

The combined MBA/MScOT degree is only open to students currently enrolled in the MScOT program at the University of Alberta. Students would apply directly, via email, to the MBA Office. There is no application fee. The entrance requirements for the combined program are different than the standard admission requirements to the MBA program. To apply students would need to submit:

  • A complete MBA/MScOT application form
  • A resume outlining professional and volunteer experience

Once you have these items complete, please email them directly (from your UAlberta email address) to mbaadm@ualberta.ca.

After submitting your application, a member of our admissions team will conduct a first review. Qualified applicants will then be sent a request to complete our initial interview. The initial interview is a video interview that includes 3 verbal response questions and one written response question. After completing the initial interview, successful candidates will be invited to complete a second and final interview, in-person, with a member of the Admissions Committee.

MBA / MScOT Combined Degree Application Form

The MBA Admission Committee would reach an admission decision after a student has completed the second interview. Occupational Therapy would also need to approve admission into the combined MBA/MScOT program. Once approved, a student's program would be updated to the combined MBA/MScOT program starting in Fall Term. Students would need to attend MBA Orientation, which takes place in late August each year.

As part of the MBA/MScOT combined degree, students would be required to complete 14-courses. Students complete the core MBA curriculum and 3 elective courses. Students would be able to complete their MBA requirements within one-year, but will need to take courses over spring and summer term.  In addition to non-instructional fees that are assessed each term, students in 2021/22 would be assessed instructional fees of $1,438.08* for each ★3 course taken in the MBA program.

MBA / MScOT Combined Degree Program Outline

*NOTE for 2022: There is a potential exceptional tuition increase for students entering in Fall 2022 that would increase the instructional fee to $2,462.50 per 3-credit course.  This page will be updated if the exceptional tuition increase is approved.

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