Study MBA in Canada


Are you ready to take the next big step in your business career? Do you want to widen your horizons and take your skills to the next level? 

Well then, it’s obvious – the MBA degree is for you. What could be than better Overseas Education destination for your MBA, than Canada?

Need some convincing? Read on to find out more information compiled by the Hurray Overseas Education Counselling team.

Why should YOU choose Canada for your MBA?

  1. Quality education – at Affordable rates!

It’s no question that Canadian business schools have made a name for themselves in the global arena – you will find several, from the University of Toronto’s Rotman B-School, to McGill University’s Desautels, on major global ranking lists. 

Several Canadian MBA programmes are accredited by trusted accreditation bodies, including AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Better yet – Canadian MBA programmes are as low-cost as you can get in an international MBA programme, compared to other countries like the UK, US and Australia. So, while the MBA remains one of the world’s most costly degrees, in Canada you can get high quality for less. 

  1. Work-ready programmes

Canadian MBA programmes are designed to help you hit the ground running post-graduation. With capstone projects, consultancies, overseas experiences, as well as training by leading industry professionals, you are guaranteed a hands-on, practical programme of study.

  1. Work opportunities

Canada has generous post-study work opportunities in place for its international graduates of eligible institutions/programmes. You can apply for the Post-Graduation Work Permit which permits you nationals to remain in the country for work, following graduation – you will thus be able to add some serious weight to your CV, with a placement at a Canadian company.

Plus, having both education and work experience in Canada can ultimately qualify you to gain Permanent Residency in Canada – an added incentive!

  1. Global exposure

Canada attracts students from across the length and breadth of the world – so if you chose to study MBA in Canada, you would join an enormous cohort of international students, both university- and country-wide! As networking and making connections across national and cultural barriers is essential in business, your interactions with fellow internationals will equip you for the same. Plus, several places in Canada are bilingual – speaking both English and French. Adding a second language to your skill-set can open up bigger and better opportunities for you, even outside the English-speaking world.

Convinced? We wouldn’t be surprised! 

MBA programme structure in Canada

Learn all the specs for doing your MBA in Canada.

  1. Duration

Canadian MBA programmes are on the longer side at 2 years. You can also opt for an Accelerated MBA, which typically wrap up in 18 months.

  1. Intake

There are two intakes in a year i.e. September and January. September is the main intake, with most MBA programmes starting accordingly.

  1. Cost of Study

As mentioned above, Canadian MBAs are as low-cost as they come.

As an indicator – several Canadian MBA’s average at 50-60,000 CAD per annum, with some going as low as 34,000 CAD.

Some of the more prestigious institutions have a tuition fee upwards of 90,000 CAD.

Furthermore, despite having a high standard of living, the cost of living is relatively low as well – in Toronto or Ontario, which are major metropolitan areas, it averages at 14-16000 CAD per annum, and falls lower still at regional locations.  

  1. Scholarships availability 

Several major B-Schools in Australia offer a wide range of scholarship opportunities for MBA students, offering partial or full funding. Some examples include the Ontario Graduate Scholarships that can be availed off at a number of institutions, a set of scholarships all offered by the Rotman School of Management, and individual scholarships by the Alberta School of Business and Ivey Business School – to name only a few!

You can learn of these and several other scholarship opportunities when you reach out to our Overseas Education counselling team for your one-on-one counselling session!

Eligibility criteria for MBA in Canada

So, what do you need to get in?

  1. Prior Study

The minimum requirement for entry into a Canadian university postgraduate programme, including the MBA, is a Bachelor’s Degree awarded by a recognised tertiary education provider and equivalent to the Canadian undergraduate degree. 

  1. Work experience 

In Canada, work experience requirements vary across B-Schools. Several require minimum work experience of 2-3 years, with some going a year or 2 higher. Some B-Schools also stipulate that experience is “not mandatory, but is preferred”.

Furthermore, this is only the minimum – on average, MBA applicants have around 6 years’ experience.

You would thus do well to have sufficient experience before applying in order to increase your chances of acceptance.

  1. Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement

For Canadian universities, your SOP is meant to be an indicator of who you are as an individual, going beyond your academic and other credentials and your GPA. It will have to reflect how your experiences have shaped you, and why you would make a good candidate for the programme in question. As an MBA aspirant, your work experience thus far, your learnings, as well as what you intend to do with your MBA in the field must be clearly reflected.

  1. Language requirement

To study MBA in Canada, you will have to submit proof of English language proficiency – preferred tests include IELTS, with scores upwards of 6.5, and PTE, with minimum scores of 53.

(At Hurray, our IELTS and PTE training programmes are designed to help you achieve top scores!)


Several Canadian universities require you to submit your GMAT scores. Other than that, while a few universities may not demand it, it can play a role in your admission.

Top MBA Colleges in Canada (with minimum GMAT Score)


GMAT Score

University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management

600 (competitive score)

Western University – Ivey Business School

670 student average

Queen’s University – Stephen J. R. Smith School of Business

600 student average

York University – Schulich School of Business

600 (competitive score)

HEC Montreal


McGill University – Desautels Faculty of Management

660 student average 

University of British Columbia – Sauder School of Business

Minimum 550

University of Alberta

Minimum 550

John Molson School of Business

Minimum 580

Simon Fraser University

620 student average


Find your Canadian MBA with Hurray

Our Overseas Education counselling team has all the experience and expertise required to help you find the right MBA programme for Study in Canada – based on your strengths, your financial and academic background, and your career goals. Check out our recent blog that tells How to Study in Canada With the Duolingo English Test

Our services cover everything from helping you ace the English proficiency test, helping you write your application and SOP and with the various other admission related procedures. We stay by your side all along – until you settle into your new home abroad.

With Hurray, your MBA in Canada is just a few quick steps away!

Reach out to us to book your FREE one-on-one session, at: or 8971357938 / 9900426501.


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