Seaman Looking for MBA in Canada & PR


St. Bar

Good day to you all!
I am a seafarer with about 10 years experience 32 years of age, I have a bachelor degree in Nautical science with 3+/4 CGPA, currently a chief officer(member of shipboard management). My plan is to do an MBA in Canada, Fall 2021, get a PR and eventually shore based job. I can save up to USD 50K.
any advice which MBA, where or is my plan feasible?

Good day to you all!
I am a seafarer with about 10 years experience 32 years of age, I have a bachelor degree in Nautical science with 3+/4 CGPA, currently a chief officer(member of shipboard management). My plan is to do an MBA in Canada, Fall 2021, get a PR and eventually shore based job. I can save up to USD 50K.
any advice which MBA, where or is my plan feasible?
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Duncan

I don't follow Canada very closely but I would look at options in Halifax and St John, which are major ports. Unlike Vancouver and Montreal, these are more affordable cities and will have generally lower fees. 

I don't follow Canada very closely but I would look at options in Halifax and St John, which are major ports. Unlike Vancouver and Montreal, these are more affordable cities and will have generally lower fees. 
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Duncan

The are two Halifax MBAs. Use the Browse Business Schools option at the top then Canada > By city > Halifax. 

[Edited by Duncan on Jul 10, 2020]

The are two Halifax MBAs. Use the Browse Business Schools option at the top then Canada > By city > Halifax. 
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Duncan

Saint John: https://www.unb.ca/saintjohn/business/mba/

I would also consider the main campus of UNB. 

Search the board to read more about these schools 

Saint John:&nbsp;https://www.unb.ca/saintjohn/business/mba/<br><br>I would also consider the main campus of UNB.&nbsp;<br><br>Search the board to read more about these schools&nbsp;
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Duncan

Two other thoughts.

1. I hope it's obvious that I am suggesting ports because your experience will initially be most valuable in the maritime and logistics industries concentrated there. 

2. You might have an Indian three year degree that Canadian universities might want you to suppliment with an extra year. Consider a distance learning course you can take now to fill that gap, such as a UK top up degree or the LSE graduate diploma via the University of London. 

Two other thoughts.<br><br>1. I hope it's obvious that I am suggesting ports because your experience will initially be most valuable in the maritime and logistics industries concentrated there.&nbsp;<br><br>2. You might have an Indian three year degree that Canadian universities might want you to suppliment with an extra year. Consider a distance learning course you can take now to fill that gap, such as a UK top up degree or the LSE graduate diploma via the University of London.&nbsp;
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St. Bar

Thank you Duncan,
fortunately I have a 4yr BSc.  UNB, port city & good MBA, but 1yr class bad for PGWP as I intend to earn a PR or I felt so

I went through all 44 MBAs in Canada posted on this site focusing in the five cities with the largest ports, and narrowed it down to 


1.John Molson, affordable reputed MBA with large port

2. Saint Mary's sobey  good option but it appears they require less work experience 2-3 years, I am now in my tenths

3.UCW 

Can't say am not tempted by Memorial's tuition and living cost, but it appears nowhere in the employability rankings, any advice on MUN?

any thoughts 


Thank you Duncan,<br>fortunately I have a 4yr BSc.&nbsp;<span style='display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: "Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;'>&nbsp;UNB, port city &amp; good MBA, but 1yr class bad for PGWP as I intend to earn a PR or I felt so<br><br></span> I went through all 44 MBAs in Canada posted on this site focusing in the five cities with the largest ports, and narrowed it down to&nbsp;<br><br><br>1.John Molson, affordable reputed MBA with large port<br><br>2. Saint Mary's sobey&nbsp; good option but it appears they require less work experience 2-3 years, I am now in my tenths<br><br>3.UCW&nbsp;<br><br>Can't say am not tempted by Memorial's tuition and living cost, but it appears nowhere in the employability rankings, any advice on MUN?<br><br>any thoughts&nbsp;<br><br><br>
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Duncan

The best I can suggest is that you search this board

The best I can suggest is that you search this board
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laurie

1. Also connect with the schools directly to see if they can offer you any concrete data about career statistics. My sense is that Molson is the best of the bunch, but I'm not sure the school would place so many people in the maritime / logistics industries.

2. Another issue with Montreal is that much of the business there would be done in French, and if you don't speak the language already this might be a problem. 

3. You might want to consider other fields for where you might work after graduation. This might widen your options and change your approach. 

4. I would not consider any school which does not have accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS, or AACSB. 

1. Also connect with the schools directly to see if they can offer you any concrete data about career statistics. My sense is that Molson is the best of the bunch, but I'm not sure the school would place so many people in the maritime / logistics industries.<br><br>2. Another issue with Montreal is that much of the business there would be done in French, and if you don't speak the language already this might be a problem.&nbsp;<br><br>3. You might want to consider other fields for where you might work after graduation. This might widen your options and change your approach.&nbsp;<br><br>4. I would not consider any school which does not have accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS, or AACSB.&nbsp;
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