International Business

University of Alberta

M.B.A. On Campus
24 months
10500 CAD/year
5575 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The University of Alberta MBA in International Business provides the skills required to compete in the global market.


The Program

The University of Alberta MBA in International Business MBA in International Business is designed to address managerial issues that are relevant to doing business across national boundaries, while incorporating the necessary basics of business. Students begin by building a solid foundation in the first year of the MBA program, taking the same core courses as all other MBA students. In year two, International Business students would then be able to focus their studies on global business topics. Some of the topics covered include:

  • The impact of globalization
  • International differences in cultures, language, etc.
  • How to enter foreign markets
  • Competing with foreign companies entering domestic markets
  • Importing & exporting
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Exchange rates
  • Corporate finance for the multinational corporation
  • Marketing across countries
  • International trade agreements - WTO, NAFTA, etc.
  • Regional focus on Latin America, Asia, Europe

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Business (Required)
  • Global Business Environment (Required)
  • International Business Law
  • International Study Tour
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • MBA International Study Tour
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing
  • Measuring and Assessing National Economies
  • Managing the Workforce - International Perspectives
  • Managing International Enterprises
  • International Family Enterprise
  • International Family Business Study Tour

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission Criteria

In assessing a candidate's academic and professional qualifications, the following criteria are used:

  • Recognized undergraduate degree with GPA of at least 3.0 (see international GPA equivalents)
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score
  • English Language Proficiency for Non-native English speakers (see exemptions)
  • Professional work experience
  • Statement of Intent letter
  • Two letters of reference
  • Admissions interviews 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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International Business
University of Alberta


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