Top Reasons for MBA in Canada

Canada is one of the top 5 countries that people aspire to go for higher education. This aspiration is even higher in case of Master in Business Administration. The choice for choosing a university may differ from one person to another.  Here are the top 8 reasons why should you choose a university in Canada for higher education, especially MBA.

It is advised that you check each school’s website individually and read all the detailed regarding requirements, policies, procedures, admissions, applications, fees, accommodation etc. Most MBA Schools in Canada have well established websites providing detailed information on how to apply. Check the credibility, accreditation, quality and the course materials and compare them with Universities or schools and colleges. You may not to need fill in the paper applications form as most Universities in Canada accept online applications form. Some Universities may, however, require you to submit paper references.
Reason No 1: Top Business School

The first concern for an MBA student is to find a Business School which has high reputation with good ranking. Fortunately, Canada has got some of the best Business Schools in the World. The sheer number of top Schools provides a wide variety of option to choose the best from the list. Here are top 10 Business Schools in Canada.

  1. Richard Ivey School of Business
  2. Schulich School of Business
  3. McGill Faculty of Management
  4. Sauder School of Business
  5. Queen’s School of Business
  6. Simon Fraser University
  7. University of New Brunswick MBA
  8. Haskayne School of Business
  9. University of Victoria, Faculty of Business
  10. Michael G. Degroote School of Business

Reason No 2. International Exchanges

In order to be consistent with the global perspective, some Business Colleges in Canada offer the option to be part of the international exchange program. The program comprises 16 schools from around the world and students have the choice to determine the exchange with the appropriate partner school participating in the program.

Reason No 3. High Number of Programs

Initially MBA was mostly restricted to either Marketing or Finance. Now there are varieties of programs to select from. The Universities in Canada provide MBA Programs in several Categories. There is a wide scope of choice and you shall, hopefully, find the course you are looking for. Here is a list of MBA Programs and categories as offered in most Canadian Universities.

Top 10 Canadian MBA Programs

  1. MBA in Accounting and Finance
  2. MBA in Agriculture and Forestry
  3. MBA in Health and Medical Care
  4. MBA in Hospitality Management
  5. MBA in Human Resource Management
  6. MBA in International Business
  7. MBA in Leadership and Communication
  8. MBA in Public Administration
  9. MBA in Public Service and Management
  10. MBA in Science and Technology

Reason No 3 Wide Choice of Duration

The duration of the course range from one to 3 years. If you can take the challenge of getting on the fast track to build your career fast and contribute to shaping a better world, the One Year intensive MBA is the best choice. If you want to hone your skills slowly and develop your full leadership qualities, the 2 years course is a better option. If you are working in Canada and cannot afford the opportunity cost of full time MBA, the part time is the answer. If you are a working executive and want to sharpen your business skills and enhance your expertise, the Executive MBA is the perfect way to go. To summarise you can go for either of these.

  1. One year Full Time
  2. 2 Years Part Time
  3. Executive 12 Months.

Reason No 4: Recognized and Accredited

Avoid the shop type MBA Schools or colleges and get to the programs which are accredited. Most MBA Programs in Canada have accreditation from recognized association. It is highly recommended to check the School‘s or the University’s Website to confirm their accreditation.

Reason No 5: Cost Effective

The cost of study in Canada is cheaper than universities in other competing countries. Overall, the fees are lower than most top ranking Business School in the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, and the Unites States (USA). The general cost of living in Canada is lower than most USA and most European countries.

Reason No 6: The Multi Cultural Society

Canada is the land of immigrants from all over the world. The one thing that differentiates Canadian Immigrants from those of any other country is its strict policy of immigration. Canada has been accepting only highly qualified and educated immigrants of various educational and ethnic backgrounds. The multi-cultural Canadian society is an excellent mix of various cultures. If you are international student arriving for your MBA in Canada you may not face “the Cultural Shock” experienced by students in most European and American Universities. According to a report, the United Nations has ranked Canada as one of the best place in the world for safe living.

Reason No 7: Get MBA without GMAT

No doubt, the top MBA Schools in Canada require GMAT, there are some schools which may either waive or do not require GMAT. Here are some of them who may accept your applications without GMAT requirements.

  • Brock University, St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada
  • University Laval – Quebec
  • Wilfred Laurier University
  • Vancouver Island University

Reason No 8 No TOEFL or IELTS Required


If you are coming from a country where English is not you native language then you may be required to show your proficiency in English by passing TOEFL or IELTS. Some Universities may not ask for these requirements. The Athabasca University in Canada does not require applicants to have passed TOEFL or IELTS. If your bachelor’s degree is in a language other than English, it is strongly recommended to pass either of these exams.

Work experience is often required by most Universities. If you are not a working professional and have got no job experience and want to study further, Canadian Universities may admit you without any work experience.

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