Program Overview

The Alberta MBA is a 20-course, 60-credit degree. All students would complete a grounding in the fundamentals of business by completing our core MBA courses. Building off of the core courses, you would be able to tailor your MBA education to your own specific interests by choosing electives within our general MBA or complete one of our formal specializations.

Business Fundamentals

These core MBA courses are the building blocks of the Alberta MBA:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Financial Reporting & Analysis
  • Accounting Information & Internal Decision Making
  • Economic Foundations
  • Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility with Communications
  • Managerial Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Data Analysis & Decision Making
  • Managing People
  • One Core Elective from the following
    • International Business
    • Operations Management
    • Organization Strategy - Managing Organizations

MBA Capstone: Real World Experience

As part of our MBA capstone course (SMO 641: Business Strategy), you will work with an outside organization on a strategic issue they are facing. Your team will identify the issue and potential solutions, recommend a course of action and develop an implementation plan for your client. This provides an opportunity to apply what you've learned in the Alberta MBA in a real-world setting and gain experience during your studies.


Along with our MBA Capstone course (Business Strategy), the remainder of the MBA allows you to tailor the degree to your own interests. Roughly half of Alberta MBA students complete the General MBA by choosing from our elective courses. You would also have the opportunity to complete one of our six specializations: