How's the Alberta MBA?


Chi Wang
hi, I am a Chinese with 6 years digital & ec marketing experience, mainly in mainland China & Hongkong. I have a low GRE of less than 600 exchanges to GMAT. my goal for MBA is to gain a foot in Canada labor market, consider with a budget and my background I found that Alberta might be an option for me. I used to think about Germany and got admission with ebs but by reviewing the tips I found out language might be an issue for me that's why now I'm targeting Alberta.
I know the Alberta has great networking in the energy industry but the report says only around 80% of graduates find their jobs in 3 months. consider all the testimonies are voluntarily so I am really not sure about that.....
could anybody give some advice on this?
thanks.
hi, I am a Chinese with 6 years digital & ec marketing experience, mainly in mainland China & Hongkong. I have a low GRE of less than 600 exchanges to GMAT. my goal for MBA is to gain a foot in Canada labor market, consider with a budget and my background I found that Alberta might be an option for me. I used to think about Germany and got admission with ebs but by reviewing the tips I found out language might be an issue for me that's why now I'm targeting Alberta.
I know the Alberta has great networking in the energy industry but the report says only around 80% of graduates find their jobs in 3 months. consider all the testimonies are voluntarily so I am really not sure about that.....
could anybody give some advice on this?
thanks.
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Duncan
I think you are right that Canada will be better than Germany if you don't speak German.

[Edited by Duncan on Nov 03, 2019]

I think you are right that Canada will be better than Germany if you don't speak German.
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Chi Wang
I think you are right that Canada will be better than Germany if you don't speak German.


thanks Duncan. Do you think Alberta is a good choice for someone who wants to move to Canada for MBA study with a 'normal' academic background? it is ranked no.9 in Canada so not sure about the competitive power.
[quote]I think you are right that Canada will be better than Germany if you don't speak German. [/quote]

thanks Duncan. Do you think Alberta is a good choice for someone who wants to move to Canada for MBA study with a 'normal' academic background? it is ranked no.9 in Canada so not sure about the competitive power.

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Chi Wang
I think you are right that Canada will be better than Germany if you don't speak German.


I am also thinking about UK, and I think wbs might be the best I can get, however by searching the LinkedIn I didn't see lots graduates working for 'big names', consider the cost and the visa policy maybe Canada is the best option for me?
[quote]I think you are right that Canada will be better than Germany if you don't speak German. [/quote]

I am also thinking about UK, and I think wbs might be the best I can get, however by searching the LinkedIn I didn't see lots graduates working for 'big names', consider the cost and the visa policy maybe Canada is the best option for me?
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Duncan
Maybe you are interested in different big names? I guess Warwick and Alberta have very different regional economies around them.
Maybe you are interested in different big names? I guess Warwick and Alberta have very different regional economies around them.
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I don't know much about Germany, but Canada's MBA programs are very regional. If you go study at University of Alberta (a good school by the way), you will likely get a job in Alberta (Edmonton or Calgary). Nothing wrong with that, but you have to ask yourself if that is where you want to live.

If you haven't been to Canada before, I suggest checking out the different cities where you might want to live/work. Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal, etc are very different cities and each one of them has their own locally strong MBA program with networks and internships that are focused on their specific job markets.

Also, it seems from you post that your primary purpose is immigration. If that's the case, my recommendation is to apply for immigration first before moving to Canada. That way, you get cheaper tuition (local tuition is cheaper than international tuition). Also, you don't need an MBA to get a job in Canada. I see a lot of new immigrants do well without a Canadian MBA - they just work a lot harder to find a job.
I don't know much about Germany, but Canada's MBA programs are very regional. If you go study at University of Alberta (a good school by the way), you will likely get a job in Alberta (Edmonton or Calgary). Nothing wrong with that, but you have to ask yourself if that is where you want to live.

If you haven't been to Canada before, I suggest checking out the different cities where you might want to live/work. Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal, etc are very different cities and each one of them has their own locally strong MBA program with networks and internships that are focused on their specific job markets.

Also, it seems from you post that your primary purpose is immigration. If that's the case, my recommendation is to apply for immigration first before moving to Canada. That way, you get cheaper tuition (local tuition is cheaper than international tuition). Also, you don't need an MBA to get a job in Canada. I see a lot of new immigrants do well without a Canadian MBA - they just work a lot harder to find a job.
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Also, you don't need an MBA to get a job in Canada. I see a lot of new immigrants do well without a Canadian MBA - they just work a lot harder to find a job.

I think the idea is that an MBA leads to a work visa and your feet on the ground in the country.

There are indeed other routes into the country - such as the skilled labour option - but this generally requires some specific factors (a certain number of years of work experience, an IELTS score, etc.) - but what this wouldn't come with is the network and support that would come with an MBA at a ranked school. Just something to think about.

Also, the average GMAT at Alberta is in the 630 range.
[quote]Also, you don't need an MBA to get a job in Canada. I see a lot of new immigrants do well without a Canadian MBA - they just work a lot harder to find a job. [/quote]
I think the idea is that an MBA leads to a work visa and your feet on the ground in the country.

There are indeed other routes into the country - such as the skilled labour option - but this generally requires some specific factors (a certain number of years of work experience, an IELTS score, etc.) - but what this wouldn't come with is the network and support that would come with an MBA at a ranked school. Just something to think about.

Also, the average GMAT at Alberta is in the 630 range.
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