Canada has been lately gaining popularity among international MBA aspirants.There is an upsurge of about 90% in international students to B Schools in Canada in just the past decade.  B schools in Canada are well resourced and reputed which give students a well-needed boost to their careers.


B schools in Canada provide a great deal of exposure to the real time industry and in turn, present valuable job opportunities for their students. However, the best part of being an international student in Canada is that, unlike other popular B-school destinations such as UK and USA, international students in Canada can convert their study permit into a work permit immediately after graduating.

Let’s look at some of the most reputed B schools in Canada:

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Location: Toronto

Full-Time Program Length: 20 months

Full-Time Program Cost: $103,008

Average GMAT Score: 663

Percentage of International Students: 55%

Rotman is one the best B-schools Canada has to offer. Rotman School of Management provides 14 specializations for its B school students.

This B School offers amazing opportunities to its students especially its international students. International students who graduate from Rotman B-school would be eligible for a three- year Canadian work permit. This reason alone attracts many international students to this reputed B-school. Apart from work permit, this school offers an array of financial aid programs.


Ivey Business School, Western University

Location: London, Ont.

Full-Time Program Length: 12 months

Full-Time Program Cost: $85,750

Average GMAT Score: 670

Percentage of International Students:26%

Ivey Business School offers one of the unique MBA programs. Ivey Business School’s Accelerated Business program lasts only for 9 months. This is the shortest program offered by any B School in Canada. Apart from this program, the regular full -time program is 12 months long.


HEC Montréal

Location: Montreal

Full-Time Program Length: 12 months

Full-Time Program Cost: $7,600 (Quebec residents) $16,200 (Others)

Average GMAT Score: 632

Percentage of International Students: 17%

The MBA program at HEC Montreal is a general one. However, the program also has many elective courses such as entrepreneurship and international management. HEC also encourages diversity in its students. Hence, it accepts students from all types of academic backgrounds.


Schulich School of Business, York University

Location: Toronto

Full-Time Program Length: 16-24 months

Full-Time Program Cost: $72,448

Average GMAT Score: 660

Percentage of International Students: 52%

Schulich School of Business is known for its International business management. It offers a vast range of specializations ranging from financial engineering to non-profit management. Apart from its Canada’s campus, Schulich also has campuses in Hyderabad (India) and Beijing.


Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

Location: Vancouver

Full-Time Program Length: 16 months

Full-Time Program Cost: $44,760

Average GMAT Score: 641

Percentage of International Students: 59%

Sauder School of Business is a very popular business school among the international students. This could be probably because Sauder School of Business is the only B school in Canada which is a member of the Global Network of Advanced Management. This means Sauder School of Business has partnerships with other 28 top notch B schools of the world spearheaded by the Yale School of Management.


Smith School of Business, Queen’s University

Location: Kingston, Ont.

Full-Time Program Length: 12 months

Full-Time Program Cost: $79,000

Average GMAT Score: 650

Percentage of International Students: 43%

The MBA at Smith School of Business is a 12 months long intensive program. One unique fact about this B school is that its MBA programs begin in the month of January every year and finish in the same month next year. This gives the students an opportunity to be a part of the job market sooner than students of other B schools. This school also has a great mentorship program where students select executive coaches to guide them through various aspects of their MBA and careers.


Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta

Location: Edmonton

Full-Time Program Length: 16-20 months

Full-Time Program Cost: $27,776

Average GMAT Score: 630

Percentage of International Students: 60%

Alberta School of Business is one of the most reputed B-schools in Canada. Alberta offers very interesting course structures among which is “MBA capstone course” where students get to learn through facing a strategic issue in an outside business organization. It also offers seven joint degrees and six specializations.