Jan 25, 2022  
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022

The MBA with Specialization in Sustainability (Business) [Graduate]


The MBA with Specialization in Sustainability prepares future leaders to develop business strategies and operations in a world where businesses are being challenged to assume responsibilities that extend beyond meeting shareholder's financial expectations. The specialization is also designed to meet the growing demand for business leadership in non-profit and nongovernmental organizations. Graduates will also be well positioned to work in organizations with sustainability departments as well as have the ability to work in not-for-profit organizations.

Program Requirements


Students are required to complete a minimum of ★60 in coursework, including a ★3 capping exercise.

Coursework (★57)


  • BUS 501  
  • MBA core courses   
  • Two ★3 Sustainability required courses
  • Three ★3 graduate-level electives (chosen from an approved list)
  • Five ★3 approved graduate-level electives

Capping Exercise (★3)


Ethics Requirement


The FGSR Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement is fulfilled through registration in SEM 652 .

Professional Development Requirement


Students in the MBA with Specialization in Sustainability fulfill the FGSR Professional Development Requirement through their program.

Length of Program


Students enrolled in this program on a full-time basis can complete it in two calendar years. Alternatively, this course-based MBA program may be taken on a part-time basis.

The maximum time to complete the course-based MBA program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.