Working experience required for doing mba in canada?


Hi, so recently, I've done my bachelors in business administration and now I'm planning to do mba in Canada. I have my bachelors degree, the funds for it but I don't have any work experience and since "most" universities require at least 2 years of working experience before I can join any mba program, do you think i'll be able to do mba in Canada?

Is there any way I can do an mba in Canada without any working experience?

Hi, so recently, I've done my bachelors in business administration and now I'm planning to do mba in Canada. I have my bachelors degree, the funds for it but I don't have any work experience and since "most" universities require at least 2 years of working experience before I can join any mba program, do you think i'll be able to do mba in Canada?

Is there any way I can do an mba in Canada without any working experience?
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mba hipste...

No, any accredited MBA program would require a certain amount of work experience, and to be competitive at the better schools you'd need 4-6 years of work experience. 

You want to look instead into Master in Management programs, which are typically aimed at early career students. 

Queen's, UVic, and UBC all have FT-ranked MiM programs.

No, any accredited MBA program would require a certain amount of work experience, and to be competitive at the better schools you'd need 4-6 years of work experience.&nbsp;<br><br>You want to look instead into Master in Management programs, which are typically aimed at early career students.&nbsp;<br><br>Queen's, UVic, and UBC all have FT-ranked MiM programs.
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No, any accredited MBA program would require a certain amount of work experience, and to be competitive at the better schools you'd need 4-6 years of work experience. 

You want to look instead into Master in Management programs, which are typically aimed at early career students. 

Queen's, UVic, and UBC all have FT-ranked MiM programs.


I heard I can't pick MiM because I have done bachelors in business administration. Isn't this program specifically aimed at non-business students? 

[quote]No, any accredited MBA program would require a certain amount of work experience, and to be competitive at the better schools you'd need 4-6 years of work experience.&nbsp;<br><br>You want to look instead into Master in Management programs, which are typically aimed at early career students.&nbsp;<br><br>Queen's, UVic, and UBC all have FT-ranked MiM programs. [/quote]<br><br>I heard I can't pick MiM because I have done bachelors in business administration. Isn't this program specifically aimed at non-business students?&nbsp;
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mba hipste...

The Queen's program for example I believe would be open to you.

The Queen's program for example I believe would be open to you.
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smartcanad...

There are some MBA programs in Ontario that are specifically targeted to those with little to no experience.  These programs (McMaster, Wilfrid Laurier) incorporate a work placement (co-op) sandwiched within the program period.  While not the top tier, McMaster and Wilfrid Laurier are respectable programs in Ontario and the work experience component is very valuable.  In Canada, co-op or summer internships are far more important to your job search than the school brand.   In other words, you are better off being a McMaster MBA grad with local co-op experience than being a Rotman MBA grad with zero local work experience / no internships.   

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There are some MBA programs in Ontario that are specifically targeted to those with little to no experience.&nbsp; These programs (McMaster, Wilfrid Laurier) incorporate a work placement (co-op) sandwiched within the program period.&nbsp; While not the top tier, McMaster and Wilfrid Laurier are respectable programs in Ontario and the work experience component is very valuable.&nbsp; In Canada, co-op or summer internships are far more important to your job search than the school brand.&nbsp; &nbsp;In other words, you are better off being a McMaster MBA grad with local co-op experience than being a Rotman MBA grad with zero local work experience / no internships.&nbsp; &nbsp;
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screedot

Do you mean to say that "local" work experience in Canada is valued more than work experience done elsewhere when applying for jobs? The reason I ask is that I am hoping to do my MBA at Schulich next year (just submitted the application!) and I have 6 years of work experience in the UK. I was planning on pursuing an internship during the program, hopefully in a financial organization but I am worried that several months will not be enough or impressive enough when I look for jobs after the MBA. 

Do you mean to say that "local" work experience in Canada is valued more than work experience done elsewhere when applying for jobs? The reason I ask is that I am hoping to do my MBA at Schulich next year (just submitted the application!) and I have 6 years of work experience in the UK. I was planning on pursuing an internship during the program, hopefully in a financial organization but I am worried that several months will not be enough or impressive enough when I look for jobs after the MBA.&nbsp;
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StuartHE

Local experience is always more valued, but UK experience is better than most. 

Local experience is always more valued, but UK experience is better than most.&nbsp;
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Razors Edg...

I think it ultimately depends on what kind of experience it is, as well as your new job's scope.

Of course, it's good to have local experience, and an internship should help with this. However, if your UK experience shows good career development, your supervisors will say nice things about you, and you can somehow leverage your experience in your new position, these would all be positives. Although I've found that employers are less likely to contact supervisors across borders, it does happen.

I think it ultimately depends on what kind of experience it is, as well as your new job's scope.<br><br>Of course, it's good to have local experience, and an internship should help with this. However, if your UK experience shows good career development, your supervisors will say nice things about you, and you can somehow leverage your experience in your new position, these would all be positives. Although I've found that employers are less likely to contact supervisors across borders, it does happen.
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