Financial Investment

The UAlberta Full-Time MBA offers world-class instruction, small class sizes, and professional development with tuition that is well below other leading Canadian business schools. 

Tuition and Fees

Students are assessed both instructional and non-instructional fees each term. Instructional fees are course-based, while non-instructional fees are term based. For Canadian citizens and permanent residents, the 2021/22 instructional fee is $1,438.08 per 3-credit course. Non-instructional fees are ~$1,800.00 / year.

Total Program Fees = ~$33,000*

In addition to instructional and non-instructional fees, you would be responsible for the cost of course materials and textbooks. Depending on your specific course selection, these costs can vary, but you should budget at least $2,000 for textbook and material fees over the program.

*Amounts given are based on taking 60-credits plus BUS 501/504. The figure is in Canadian dollars.  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.

Students are assessed instructional fees on a yearly basis and are also assessed non-instructional fees. The annual tuition amount is $28,281.60. Non-instructional fees are ~$1,800.00 / year.

Total Program Fees = ~$60,000*

In addition to instructional and non-instructional fees, you would be responsible for the cost of course materials and textbooks. Depending on your specific course selection, these costs can vary, but you should budget at least $2,000 for textbook and material fees over the program.

* Amounts given are based on taking 60-credits plus BUS 501/504. The figure is in Canadian dollars and subject to change


Awards and Scholarships

The Alberta MBA program makes every effort to ensure that academically strong students and those in need receive financial support. Every year, a majority of full-time students admitted to the MBA program receive some form of financial support.

Entrance Awards
All students admitted to the Alberta MBA are automatically considered for entrance awards. These awards are based upon the MBA admission criteria. We do not require separate applications to consider you for an entrance award. Entrance awards range in value up to $15,000.
Scholarships

Unlike entrance awards, scholarships are usually awarded to students during the MBA program. The exact criteria for each scholarship are different, but scholarships are typically designed to recognize excellence both academically and outside of the classroom. For any scholarships that require an application, we will solicit applications directly from students.

UAlberta MBA Scholarships
MBA Scholarship Committee

Bursaries
Financial support in the form of MBA Differential Bursaries are available to students. These bursaries are awarded based on residential status and demonstrated financial need. Bursaries are typically awarded to students entering the MBA program, with MBA-specific supplementary bursaries awarded during the program. In addition to bursaries provided through the School of Business, MBA students are eligible to apply for University-wide Supplementary Bursaries that are funded through private donors and the University of Alberta.