MBA in Canada 2016


Hey everybody! I am starting a post for people who want to do an MBA in Canada next year.

I am Carlos from Spain, and I am certain I will go to Canada.

Somethings we can discuss:

- What cities and which business schools are best? (Rotman/Schulich/Ryerson in Toronto, McGill/Concordia/HEC Montreal in Montreal, SFU Beedie in Vancouver, etc.)

- How easy is it to get a job after graduation? I myself would enjoy staying in Canada for some time to work.

- What industries are good for MBAs in the country.

Personally, I am planning on applying to McGill and Rotman. My GMAT score is 680. I have 4 years of work experience in a telecom.
Hey everybody! I am starting a post for people who want to do an MBA in Canada next year.

I am Carlos from Spain, and I am certain I will go to Canada.

Somethings we can discuss:

- What cities and which business schools are best? (Rotman/Schulich/Ryerson in Toronto, McGill/Concordia/HEC Montreal in Montreal, SFU Beedie in Vancouver, etc.)

- How easy is it to get a job after graduation? I myself would enjoy staying in Canada for some time to work.

- What industries are good for MBAs in the country.

Personally, I am planning on applying to McGill and Rotman. My GMAT score is 680. I have 4 years of work experience in a telecom.
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Duncan
Try searching the board.
Try searching the board.
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Oh yes, I have searched and read quite a bit... I was just hoping to connect with other people who were applying in Canada...
Oh yes, I have searched and read quite a bit... I was just hoping to connect with other people who were applying in Canada...
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Hey everybody. I'm looking for an MBA or Postgraduate course for my wife. We are planning on going to Canada next year. I would like to find a cheaper or if possible some that we can pay montlhy. Thank you guys.
Hey everybody. I'm looking for an MBA or Postgraduate course for my wife. We are planning on going to Canada next year. I would like to find a cheaper or if possible some that we can pay montlhy. Thank you guys.
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Duncan
The cheapest full-time graduate programmes are advanced certificate and diplomas outside the university sector, in the colleges: https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=site%3A.ca+%22College+of+Applied+Arts+and+Technology%22%22
The cheapest full-time graduate programmes are advanced certificate and diplomas outside the university sector, in the colleges: https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=site%3A.ca+%22College+of+Applied+Arts+and+Technology%22%22
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badux
Hey everybody. I'm looking for an MBA or Postgraduate course for my wife. We are planning on going to Canada next year. I would like to find a cheaper or if possible some that we can pay montlhy. Thank you guys.

There's a lot of discussion here about budget MBA programs in Canada. In general, you probably want to stick with something accredited: Ryerson, Brock, Concordia, Telfer and St. Mary's come to mind. But none of these will have the same kind of career support resources as ranked schools.

In terms of monthly payment options, I've not heard about this, but you might want to check with the business schools directly to see if they can work out payment plans. Otherwise, taking out a loan up front and then just making the payments monthly might be an option.
[quote]Hey everybody. I'm looking for an MBA or Postgraduate course for my wife. We are planning on going to Canada next year. I would like to find a cheaper or if possible some that we can pay montlhy. Thank you guys.[/quote]
There's a lot of discussion here about budget MBA programs in Canada. In general, you probably want to stick with something accredited: Ryerson, Brock, Concordia, Telfer and St. Mary's come to mind. But none of these will have the same kind of career support resources as ranked schools.

In terms of monthly payment options, I've not heard about this, but you might want to check with the business schools directly to see if they can work out payment plans. Otherwise, taking out a loan up front and then just making the payments monthly might be an option.
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409Rick
Hey, I'm going to be applying for Canadian schools... I just made the appointment for my GMAT, I'll be taking it in August... Giving myself plenty of time to study and then some buffer to retake because I'm not really confident... Hoping I can score well enough to be competitive at Rotman and Schulich, because I want to go to Toronto.
Hey, I'm going to be applying for Canadian schools... I just made the appointment for my GMAT, I'll be taking it in August... Giving myself plenty of time to study and then some buffer to retake because I'm not really confident... Hoping I can score well enough to be competitive at Rotman and Schulich, because I want to go to Toronto.
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Hi Rick! Where are you from and why are you focusing on Toronto?
Hi Rick! Where are you from and why are you focusing on Toronto?
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Alantris
I'd suggest staying away from Vancouver -SFU/UBC. There's barely any jobs in Vancouver and salaries are dismally low. If you are keen on coming to Canada, I'd say stick to Toronto/Alberta.

I live in Canada and personally I can't wait to get out of here. But that's just me. ymmv.

[Edited by Alantris on Jul 07, 2015]

I'd suggest staying away from Vancouver -SFU/UBC. There's barely any jobs in Vancouver and salaries are dismally low. If you are keen on coming to Canada, I'd say stick to Toronto/Alberta.

I live in Canada and personally I can't wait to get out of here. But that's just me. ymmv.
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Thanks for the insight! Do you have any input on Quebec/Montreal? McGill is at the top of my list.
Thanks for the insight! Do you have any input on Quebec/Montreal? McGill is at the top of my list.
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mba hipste...
My understanding is that to work in Montreal after graduation you're probably going to want have a good level of business French.

However, McGill is well established within Quebec's anglophone community -- it's really the premiere English-language university in the province -- so that might give it some leverage with (and a network in) the English businesses there.

That said, a fair number of McGill grads go into other provinces, like Ontario. I'd say it's comparable to Schulich (maybe even Rotman) if you were looking for a financial services job in Toronto.
My understanding is that to work in Montreal after graduation you're probably going to want have a good level of business French.

However, McGill is well established within Quebec's anglophone community -- it's really the premiere English-language university in the province -- so that might give it some leverage with (and a network in) the English businesses there.

That said, a fair number of McGill grads go into other provinces, like Ontario. I'd say it's comparable to Schulich (maybe even Rotman) if you were looking for a financial services job in Toronto.
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I'm going to apply to Schulich, Alberta, Rotman and Queen's. My top choice is Rotman...
I'm going to apply to Schulich, Alberta, Rotman and Queen's. My top choice is Rotman...
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How easy/difficult is it to work while studying in Canada? I am planning on getting an MBA, and so far I have been thinking about the US only, but now I have started to broaden my search into Canada and UK as well. I want to study in an English-speaking country, and I assume the MBA programs are pretty good in these countries. I am opting out of Australia simply it is too far away.
I have the German passport, so I could opt for the UK. But Canada appeals to me as well.

Pro UK -- after graduation, I could lok for a job in the UK. No visa issues.
Canada -- after graduation, not sure how easy it is to obtain a work permit or how long I am allowed to stay longer. And I will have to pay off my student loan.
US -- regulations are tight. I assume I need to leave right after graduation. Hope of getting a H-1B is basically impossible. On top of that, I will have this huge student loan.

Thanks.
How easy/difficult is it to work while studying in Canada? I am planning on getting an MBA, and so far I have been thinking about the US only, but now I have started to broaden my search into Canada and UK as well. I want to study in an English-speaking country, and I assume the MBA programs are pretty good in these countries. I am opting out of Australia simply it is too far away.
I have the German passport, so I could opt for the UK. But Canada appeals to me as well.

Pro UK -- after graduation, I could lok for a job in the UK. No visa issues.
Canada -- after graduation, not sure how easy it is to obtain a work permit or how long I am allowed to stay longer. And I will have to pay off my student loan.
US -- regulations are tight. I assume I need to leave right after graduation. Hope of getting a H-1B is basically impossible. On top of that, I will have this huge student loan.

Thanks.
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Duncan
MBA salaries are much lower in Canada. I don't understand why you would have a loan in Canada but not in Germany. Given that you are an EU citizen, schools in the EU and EEA countries seems much better.
MBA salaries are much lower in Canada. I don't understand why you would have a loan in Canada but not in Germany. Given that you are an EU citizen, schools in the EU and EEA countries seems much better.
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Thanks, Duncan.

I would like to get my MBA in an English-speaking country. I don't see myself getting an MBA in Germany. Yeah, there is Mannheim, but this is only good when you want to work in Germany, and I don't, because I don't have a chance. I looked at Mannheim's curriculum, and I wasn't inspired. It is difficult to explain, I went to college in the US and in Germany, and academia in the US, for instance, is very active and lively. Networking is easier.

I will be sitting in a German classroom listening to a German speaking English, and this person's experience will very likely be mostly book learning. The way things work in Germany is, that people from the industry don't have a chance to teach at colleges and universities in Germany. Often, you need a PhD. And that's too bad, because an entrepreneur who has set up his business (and has failed a couple of times) can teach me more than a professor who has spent his entire life in academia and has his knowledge from research.
Thanks, Duncan.

I would like to get my MBA in an English-speaking country. I don't see myself getting an MBA in Germany. Yeah, there is Mannheim, but this is only good when you want to work in Germany, and I don't, because I don't have a chance. I looked at Mannheim's curriculum, and I wasn't inspired. It is difficult to explain, I went to college in the US and in Germany, and academia in the US, for instance, is very active and lively. Networking is easier.

I will be sitting in a German classroom listening to a German speaking English, and this person's experience will very likely be mostly book learning. The way things work in Germany is, that people from the industry don't have a chance to teach at colleges and universities in Germany. Often, you need a PhD. And that's too bad, because an entrepreneur who has set up his business (and has failed a couple of times) can teach me more than a professor who has spent his entire life in academia and has his knowledge from research.
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I am looking for an MBA in Canada which does not
require GMAT score and lasts not longer than 18 months.
Does anybody know such programs?
I am looking for an MBA in Canada which does not
require GMAT score and lasts not longer than 18 months.
Does anybody know such programs?

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badux
I am looking for an MBA in Canada which does not
require GMAT score and lasts not longer than 18 months.
Does anybody know such programs?


Nothing that's going to be worth the investment. Maybe check out Brock, which will waive the GMAT for qualified candidates, and also waive some classes if you have done some academic work in the field.

But your options will be much improved if you take the GMAT.
[quote]I am looking for an MBA in Canada which does not
require GMAT score and lasts not longer than 18 months.
Does anybody know such programs?

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Nothing that's going to be worth the investment. Maybe check out Brock, which will waive the GMAT for qualified candidates, and also waive some classes if you have done some academic work in the field.

But your options will be much improved if you take the GMAT.
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Duncan
The person quoted is clearly referring to Canada, not Toronto.
The person quoted is clearly referring to Canada, not Toronto.
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taylor20
Anybody applying to Ryerson?
Anybody applying to Ryerson?
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I'm going to apply to Ryerson as a backup school in case I can't get into Rotman or Schulich. I'm a bit worried that my GMAT score is too low, I got 660. But I have strong work experience and quite a unique profile and if I present my story well I may have a chance, at least that's what my admissions consultant tells me...
I'm going to apply to Ryerson as a backup school in case I can't get into Rotman or Schulich. I'm a bit worried that my GMAT score is too low, I got 660. But I have strong work experience and quite a unique profile and if I present my story well I may have a chance, at least that's what my admissions consultant tells me...
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