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University of Alberta Calendar 2022-2023 
University of Alberta Calendar 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration (Business)

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 units in coursework, including a 3-unit capping exercise (on-campus programs) or a 6-unit capping exercise (China-based programs).

On-Campus MBA Program

Required Coursework (30 units):

Elective Coursework (27 units)

  • Nine 3-unit approved graduate-level courses .The second phase of the program provides students with the opportunity to pursue, in some depth, courses in fields of their choice.
    • Individuals who have completed a certificate program through the Alberta School of Business Executive Education, who hold the CFA designation, who hold the CPA designation, or who hold the SCMP designation may be eligible for a 3-unit reduction in the MBA program requirements.
    • Individuals who complete SEMDP may be eligible for up to a 6-unit reduction in the MBA program requirements.

Capping Exercise (3 units)

Ethics Requirement

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

Professional Development Requirement

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

China-Based MBA Programs

Length of Program

The equivalent of two full-time academic years are normally required to complete the program; however, it may be possible to accelerate studies with the completion of courses during Spring/Summer. The course-based MBA may be taken on a part-time evening basis.

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