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Business [Graduate]

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Faculty of Business
323 Faculty of Business Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6

General Information

The Faculty of Business offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Business Administration, Master of Financial Management, and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management. In addition to the standard MBA program, specializations are available in International Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, Finance, Public Policy and Management, and Sustainability.

Entrance Requirements

The minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Business are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research; namely, an undergraduate degree with an average of at least 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate work (or graduate work) at the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

All applicants are required to write the Graduate Management Admission Test, and have their scores forwarded to the appropriate individual (i.e., Associate Dean – MBA Programs; or the Director – PhD Program; Faculty of Business). For the latest GMAT information visit Although no arbitrary standard is employed, a score above 550 is desirable for the MBA program and a score above the 90th percentile is desirable for the PhD program.

In addition to the above requirements, all students must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission as described in English Language Requirement .

Additional entrance requirements are listed below, under the heading of the specific degree program.

Financial Assistance: Master’s Programs

A limited number of bursaries and scholarships are available.

Graduate Courses

Graduate courses in Business can be found in Course Listings , under the following subject headings:

Accounting (ACCTG)
Business (BUS)
Business Economics (BUEC)
Finance (FIN)
Human Resources Management (HRM)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management Science (MGTSC)
Marketing (MARK)
Organizational Analysis (ORG A)
Operations Management (OM)
Strategic Management and Organization (SMO)

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