Study MBA in Canada: Best Canadian Universities and B-Schools

Updated: May 14

Just as Canada surpassed the long-time top rank holders, Japan and Switzerland in the 2021 Best Countries of the World Report, it has also made a mark as the most preferred study abroad destination for those who are seeking quality of life along with high-quality education. Students who chose to study in Canada have even gone ahead and acquired their PR and citizenship seeking residence in this hospitable and safe country.


In 2021, Canada has proved itself to be even more desirable for foreign students looking to pursue MBA from its prestigious B Schools. With a wide variety of courses and specialization options, Canada has some of the world’s top universities. With cost-effective tuition fees, affordable recreation and accommodation cost, world-class research opportunities, and scholarship options, we can see why Canada is a glowing dot on the map for ambitious MBA aspirants.


Let’s have a look at some of the most popular and prestigious universities in cities like Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver and others that are attracting management students from far and wide.


Toronto University: Joseph L. Rotman School of Management


One of the few universities that claim to be the “catalyst for transformative learning to create value for business and society”, the Rotman is a global center of research and academic excellence in Toronto. The university boasts of students from diverse backgrounds, education, and experience. The college is known for its alumni who have gone to make their mark in multinational conglomerates, non-profits, and the public sector.


York University: Schulich School of Business


This B School is on the ambition list of B School students all over the world with its three prominent promises- global reach, innovative programs, and diverse perspectives. The college claims to have introduced innovative programs like North America’s first-ever cross-border executive MBA degree and one of the world’s first degrees in Business Analytics (MBAN). More than 60% of students on the campus are non-Canadian nationals from around 30 countries.


McGill University: Desautels Faculty of Management


Being a close-knit community of leaders with over 40,000 students and 2,75,000 alumni, Desautels houses world-renowned professors with high-end research to their credit. It is also known as the best university encouraging women entrepreneurs with unrivalled undergraduate and post-graduate programs.


Queen’s University: Smith School of Business


Smith’s ambitious management programs focus on developing the knowledge, insight, and interpersonal skills required to learn and grow in this dynamic and competitive world of business. The university offers professional development courses giving students that much-needed edge.


University of Alberta: Alberta School of Business


Ranked among the top 150 universities in the world, the Alberta school of business has the coveted Careers and Work Integrated Learning team that actively focuses on student placements. The program also exposes students to international business trends, giving students the opportunity to travel and experience foreign business landscapes.


University of British Columbia: Sauder School of Business


Preparing students to excel with the highest standards of ethical and effective business practices, Sauder school of business is situated in the picturesque and laid-back, Vancouver. Ranked number 16 for business research excellence in North America, the college offers personalized support with the help of its collaborative community grooming students to become responsible business leaders.


These are just some of the universities that ace at providing world-class, dynamic, highly relevant MBA programs in Canada. The country is teeming with many such prestigious colleges inviting foreign students with open arms and unbeatable opportunities. Let’s also have a look at the pre-requisites for admission into B Schools in Canada.


 Academic certificates, records and transcripts

 Bachelor’s Degree from a renowned university

 GMAT or GRE score

 IELTS or TOEFL to demonstrate English proficiency

 Recommendation letters from your professors, mentors or seniors at work

 A well-written Statement of Purpose (SoP)

 Essays (if required by the college)

 Work experience

 Admission interview



Studying abroad is a complex decision. But if you have your eyes on the finish line, your journey becomes easier. At Writers Qi, we keep ourselves abreast with the latest updates in education so that you can focus on what matters. Book a consultation with us to discuss your plans to study abroad.


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