MBA Programs in Canada

Posted on Dec 27, 2010 in MBA Online Programs

If you are looking for the best programs in Canada, stick to the ones you can find in Ontario. Although each region offers decent MBA programs at fully accredited schools, the highest ranked business schools in the world are located in Ontario. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

The Rotman School of Management, located in the University of Toronto’s downtown campus offers full-time and part-time courses, Executive MBA programs. You can also get combined degrees in either law or applied sciences and engineering. Business Week has rated Rotman School of Management number 1 in non-US MBA programs.

Full-time MBA degrees can be attained in two years while getting your degree part-time will take three years. An Executive MBA program is only a one year program. Admission requirements are having a degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA, or B average, at least two years work experience, two professional references and a passing score on the GMAT.

Senior managers can also enroll in an “OMNI Global” Executive MBA. The OMNI includes travel and study at eight different business centers in six different countries.

Full time two year MBA Canadian students pay approximately $75,000 while a non-Canadian student can expect to pay about $20,000 more than that at approximately $95,000. The website address is

The second highest rated Canadian university for MBA degrees is The Richard Ivey School of Business. Located at the University of Western Ontario, Ivey is known for developing the new case studies method of learning. Students are exposed to real-life business situations and learn to diagnose problems, suggest solutions and develop plans of action. Learning by doing is one of the most effective ways of learning. Ivey offers a one year program along with an Executive MBA program. Executive MBA programs are also offered at outreach centers in Toronto and Hong Kong.

2011 tuition for Canadian students is $64,000 and $74,000 for non-Canadian students. Candidates also need to score 600 or better on their GMAT and have two years work experience, three professional references, and a 74% average in their last two years of study. Check out the school at

The next highest rated school in Toronto is housed at York University and is called the Schulich School of Business. With two campuses, one located at North York and the other located in downtown Toronto the Schulich School of Business offers both a 16 month MBA program and a 20 month International MBA program. Schulich has outreach centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Mumbai, Seoul, and Moscow.

2011 tuition will run Canadian students $36,000 and international students $45,000. You must also have two years work experience in the field of study with a B+ average and an average score on your GMAT. The Schulich School of Business was rated 54th in the world by the Financial Times which is very well respected for it’s objectivity in the matter of ranking MBA programs in Canada. Visit the school online at

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