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“The MBA is one of the best things I have done so far in my life. This program challenged me to take my professional

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and personal development to a whole new level and provided the opportunity for me to create strong connections with people from all over the world. The small class size and professors encouraged a dynamic, innovative and supportive learning environment.�

Kate McIntosh MBA 2013 Senior Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, The City of Edmonton

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Anchored in Alberta and connected to the national economy, the reach of the Alberta MBA extends far beyond our borders. Bringing together world-class Faculty with the best and brightest students from around the globe, the Alberta MBA equips students with the skills, knowledge and experience to lead.

EDMONTON 1 UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

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OUTSTANDING FACULTY

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GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES


THE CAPITAL OF CULTURE, CREATIVITY and FLARE. EDMONTON The capital city of Alberta, Edmonton is the fifth-largest municipality in Canada with a metropolitan area population over one million. Home to a vibrant economy, Alberta’s capital region enjoys a stable business environment with strong long-term growth opportunities. Edmonton is known as the “Festival City” with

over 30 festivals taking place each year. Along with a vibrant social scene, Edmonton is home to North America’s largest urban park with the Edmonton river valley stretching through the heart of the city. The University is centrally located beside the river valley, directly across from downtown.

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INNOVATION SPRINGS FROM A LONG AND PROUD HISTORY. UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA Classes began at the University of Alberta in 1908. Over the past century, the U of A has established itself as a leading research intensive University, one of the top five Universities in Canada and amongst the Top 100 Universities worldwide. The University is home to more than 38,000 students enrolled in 170 graduate

programs and 200 undergraduate programs. Programs and courses are developed and led by internationally renowned professors drawn here by an academic culture that is open, exploratory, and supported by an innovative and fully involved business community.

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A REPUTATION WELL EARNED AND HIGHLY ACKNOWLEDGED. ALBERTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS The Alberta School of Business is one of Canada’s leading business schools, offering Bachelor of Commerce, Master, PhD and Executive Education programs. The School began offering courses in 1916 as the School of Accountancy and graduated the first MBA class in 1966. The School is consistently rated among the best in Canada for research, teaching and community involvement. The Alberta School of Business is also the longest continuously AACSB accredited business school in Canada. Accreditation by the Associate to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide and stands as a testament to the diversity of programs, research strength and career development of alumni.

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“The Alberta MBA with the Finance Specialization opened doors to countless opportunities. It is a degree that gives me the ability to develop my career to its fullest potential, at an accelerated pace. Aside from a powerful life experience I got from the program, my MBA degree supplies three main value propositions: Skills, Critical/Analytical Thinking and Networks.�

DAN XU MBA 2010 Analyst, Commercial Banking, TD Bank Financial Group

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WHERE ACADEMIA MEETS ATTITUDE. THE PROGRAM

SPECIALIZATIONS

The Alberta MBA is a 16-20 month full-time program. The program is unquestionably challenging, inspiring, focused, effective and “real world�. Through a blend of lecture, case, and applied learning, Alberta MBA graduates are equipped with current knowledge and pragmatic and sought after skills.

Building off the expertise of our Faculty and the unique strengths of the local economy, we offer specializations in:

Natural Resources, Energy, and Environment Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Students complete a core curriculum that provides a thorough, integrated grounding in management essentials and round off their degree with a mix of elective courses. Through the elective courses, you are able to tailor your degree with a mix of courses best suited to your own interests, or complete one of our formal specializations.

Finance International Business Sustainability Public Policy and Management

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“The reach of the Alberta School of Business is extensive and influential. When you join the Alberta MBA you build a community of meaningful connections & friendships that last a lifetime.”

STEVE KOVACIC MBA 2010 Director, Occupational Health & Safety Covenant Health Co-Chair, Emerging Health Leaders Edmonton Sessional Instructor Concordia University

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FLEXIBLE DEGREE OPTIONS. EVENING MBA The Alberta Evening MBA delivers the same curriculum as the Full-Time MBA but allows you to complete the program while continuing to work. Classes are offered Monday – Thursday evenings. While most students choose to complete two courses per term, you have the

flexibility to choose how light or heavy of a course load you take each term. Typically completed in three to four years, you would have up to six years to meet the MBA degree requirements.

FASTTRACK MBA FOR BUSINESS GRADUATES require to take your career to the next level. Incorporating students into senior Alberta MBA elective courses, the FastTrack MBA allows you to connect with students from a wide range of backgrounds and pursue one of Alberta’s unique specializations.

Designed for individuals holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business from a North American university, the FastTrack MBA allows you to complete the Alberta MBA in just one-year. Rather than relearning business fundamentals, the FastTrack MBA focuses your studies on advanced management topics that you

COMBINED DEGREES Leveraging the academic strength of the University, the Alberta MBA allows you to complete a combined degree. We currently offer combined degrees with Medicine, Pharmacy,

Engineering, Law, Library and Information Studies, and Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences.

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“I was new to Edmonton when I began the Alberta MBA program. School of Business initiatives, academic competitions and student groups gave me the networking opportunities I needed to connect with business professionals in the community and begin a new career.�

LOREN MILLER MBA 2012 Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, ATB Financial

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Who is an Alberta MBA. The Alberta MBA attracts strong, mature students who strengthen the learning environment through their rich and diverse backgrounds. The individuals admitted to the Alberta MBA are smart, savvy and hardworking with leadership ability, initiative, excellent communication skills, strong career ambitions and the desire to make an impact in the business world.

PROFILE OF ENTERING STUDENTS International Students

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Average Work Experience

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UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE BACKGROUNDS Science Engineering Commerce Arts/Humanities/Economics Other 10%

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“The Alberta MBA with the Natural Resources Energy & Environment specialization opened doors to immense opportunities. In addition to a world-class education and faculty, the Alberta MBA provided excellent networking opportunities. The Alberta MBA program was easily one of the best decisions for my professional career.�

MARK VODDEN MBA 2012 Senior Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance Advisory, Deloitte.

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Collaborative Environment. With approximately 80 students accepted each year, the Alberta MBA provides a personalized and high-quality learning experience which is further enhanced by the faculty, many of them winners of teaching and excellence awards.

and insights from their classmates. These strong connections carry forward into our strong and active alumni network.

Teamwork is an essential element of the Alberta MBA. Entering students move through the core curriculum in groups and develop close working relationships. With a diverse student body, students are exposed to a wide range of views

Alberta’s close-knit environment extends beyond the classroom. Whether representing Alberta at the MBA Games, creating social change with Net Impact, or getting involved with the MBA Association there are many opportunities to be active outside of class.

Outstanding Faculty. Home to exceptional faculty, the Alberta School of Business is ranked among the top 10 publically funded universities for research by the Financial Times of London (2013). While the School boasts incredible research talent, this does not come at the expense of teaching. Our high quality instruction is informed by exceptional research. One of the key strengths of the Alberta MBA is the climate of collaboration that brings that knowledge into the classroom.

Our small class sizes foster personal attention from faculty members. The Alberta School of Business has produced four winners of the national 3M Teaching Fellowship, more than any other Canadian business school. This prestigious post-secondary teaching award recognizes not only instructional excellence but also educational leadership.

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“Even with a prior undergraduate degree in Business and a number of years of corporate work experience, the MBA program provided value that far exceeded my expectation. It has given me the full range of skills I need to succeed in the corporate world.”

RANDY YU MBA 2005 Senior Strategy Manager, TELUS

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Career Investment. The Alberta MBA brings together a diverse group of students from over 18 countries for a transformational and life-changing experience. Through our rigorous MBA program and the personalized support from our Career Education and Coaching team, Alberta MBA grads are well positioned for post-MBA career success.

Mentorship Program The Alberta MBA offers a formal mentorship program, where you are paired with a leader from the local or international business community who provides career guidance and support.

Real World Experience As part of our capstone Business Strategy course, you will have the opportunity to work with an outside organization on a strategic issue they are facing. As part of your team, you will identify the issue and potential solutions, recommend a course of action and develop an implementation plan for your client. This provides an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in the Alberta MBA in a real-world setting and gain experience during your studies.

Career Services Our Career Education and Coaching team provides individualized coaching, career planning and career management training. Partners in your career search; our team supports and facilitates your transition into the next stage of your career.

Global Alumni Network After graduation, you will become part of Alberta School of Business Alumni Association, joining over 25,000 individuals. Alberta alumni span the globe with School of Business alumni in over 70 countries and over 50 University of Alberta alumni chapters around the world. After graduation, Alberta MBA alumni have gone on to establish distinguished careers in every sector of business in Canada and across the globe. Our graduates share a strong knowledge base readily applied in the business world, a strong network of fellow alumni, the Alberta MBA degree and most of all a spirit of adventure!

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Global Opportunities. The Alberta MBA delivers a multi-disciplinary education that equips students to handle the knowledge and information based economy, provides strong problem solving and communication skills and instills a global perspective on business. Through the global makeup of the student body, international study tours and formal exchanges, students are exposed to the global nature of business through the Alberta MBA.

International Study Tours International study tours are a chance for students to travel with their classmates and experience first-hand the business environment outside of Canada. Lasting approximately two weeks, students get the opportunity to visit organizations, learn from prominent business leaders and instructors, network with international organizations, and explore the culture and sights during the tour. Recent tours have visited Europe, China, and Brazil.

Exchanges In addition to exchange opportunities with 23 international business schools, you will also have the opportunity to participate in our unique dual degree program. Through the dual degree program, you’ll be able to complete the Alberta MBA and a Master’s degree from one of our three partner schools in France, Germany, or Japan. Not only would this provide a great cross-cultural learning experience, but you would also receive an international credential along with your Alberta MBA.

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www.mba.net For more information about the Alberta MBA Programs contact:

Alberta MBA Programs Room 2-30 Business Building University of Alberta Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2R6

Email: mba@ualberta.ca Phone: 780.492.3946 Toll Free: 866.492.7676

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