Why the UAlberta MBA

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Each year, extensive efforts are made to ensure that the Alberta MBA will provide students with current knowledge as well as pragmatic and sought-after skills. Extensive opportunities for personal and career development are provided outside the classroom situation as well. The Alberta MBA is built around the following strengths:

Collaborative Environment

The Alberta MBA provides a personalized and high-quality learning experience. Core courses have approximately 40 students enrolled, with elective course sizes are closer to 25. Teamwork is an essential element of the Alberta MBA. Entering students move through the core curriculum in groups and develop close working relationships with their peers. With a diverse student body, students are exposed to a wide range of views and insights from their classmates.

Alberta's close-knit environment extends beyond the classroom. Whether representing Alberta at the MBA Games, creating social change with Net Impact, or getting involved with the MBA Association there are many opportunities to be active outside the classroom. These strong connections carry forward into our active alumni network.

Outstanding Faculty

Home to exceptional faculty, the Alberta School of Business is ranked among the top 10 publicly funded universities for research (Financial Times of London 2013). While the School boasts incredible research talent, this does not come at the expense of teaching. Our high quality instruction is informed by exceptional research. Our climate of collaboration brings knowledge into the classroom. Our small class sizes foster personal attention from faculty members.

Global Reach

While anchored in Alberta, the Alberta MBA has a global focus. With half of the class hailing from outside of Canada and faculty from around the world, Alberta MBA classes have an international perspective. You also have the option of gaining international experience through our study tours, exchanges, and dual degree program. The reach of the Alberta MBA is seen through our 25,000 strong alumni network. Alberta alumni the globe with School of Business alumni in over 70 countries and in every sector of business.