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5 top MBA programs in Canada you need to look at

Thinking of an MBA? Here are Canada’s top 5 business schools for you to consider.
BY Cherryy Chauhan |   06-09-2017
Sauder Business School MBA graduates
Sauder Business School MBA graduates, image by drbethsnow, CC BY-NC

5 top MBA programs in Canada you need to look at

A hassle-free visa process, cultural diversity, academic excellence – all these factors have made Canada attractive to international students. Added to that is the generous funding offered by many of the higher education institutions in Canada. As a result, international student numbers have increased by 92% between 2008-15 (Canadian Bureau for International Education).

One of the main drivers of this growth in Canada’s international student numbers has been the reputation of its MBA programs. These programs are highly competitive and generously funded with great returns on investment. Naturally, more and more students apply for, and attend, these programs.

So, if you are an international student considering an MBA abroad, take a look at these 5 top programs that Canada offers -

  1. Rotman School of Management:
    Located in downtown Toronto, Rotman is the graduate business school of the University of Toronto. In 2017, Financial Times ranked Rotman’s MBA program among the top 100 in the world. Rotman provides students an opportunity to choose their specialization from over 13 majors and 90 electives.

    The duration of the full-time program is 20 months and costs 107,770 CAD for international students. According to school’s official website, it offers over $4 million in financial aid to its applicants.
     
  2. Desautels Faculty of Management:
    Situated in the cultural capital of Canada, Montreal’s Desautels Faculty of Management is a part of McGill University. Consistently ranked alongside Rotman for its MBA programs. The school also offers a joint MD/MBA program in collaboration with the university’s Faculties of Medicine and Law.

    The duration of the full-time program is 20 months and costs 89,000 CAD for international students. For list of financial aids provided by the University, see here.
     
  3. Sauder School of Management:
    Sauder School of Management is the business faculty at the University of British Columbia. Sauder’s undergraduate and graduate programs have been well-placed in several rankings by both the Financial Times and The Economist. Moreover, Sauder is the only Canadian member of the collaborative coalition - Global Network for Advanced Management that is led by the US’s Yale School of Management.

    The duration of the full-time program is 16 months and costs 71,278 CAD for international students. The school provides ample of scholarships and financial aids on the basis of merit and need. For a complete list, see here.
     
  4. Ivey Business School
    Ivey Business School is the business faculty at the University of Western Ontario situated in London, Ontario. In a 2015 feature by Bloomberg Businessweek, Ivey was ranked as the best full-time international MBA program.

    It’s also the first North American business school to join the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education, a cooperation of world’s leading business schools with multinational companies.

    The duration of the full-time program is 12 months and costs 94,250 CAD for international students. To check the complete list of financial aid and scholarships provided by Ivey, click here.
     
  5. Schulich School of Business
    Another Ontario school on the list, Schulich is the business faculty of York University operating on a separate budget. Schulich’s International MBA program has been rated top-notch by Financial Times, Economist and Forbes. Schulich also maintains representative offices in China, India, and Russia as well as a satellite campus in Hyderabad, India.

    The duration of the full-time program is 16 months and costs 83,400 CAD for international students. To visit the complete list of financial aid and scholarships provided by Schulich, click here.
     
 
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