Do you still need an MBA to be a business success? In a world saturated with capable people armed not only with MBAs, but also a host of other credentials, many have to wonder if two years of your life and up to $80,000 will get you on the right track. Fortunately, Canadian Business’s 21st annual MBA Guide has the data to help you decide—from the amount of money you could earn post-degree to the wide variety of courses and streams you can choose from, and the places where you can pursue your degree.
In “Are MBAs still relevant?” three deans debate the utility of business school education. Richard Warnica’s profile of Dezsö Horváth shows why thinking globally made him Canada’s longest-serving dean of an MBA school. And “Head of the (asset) class” examines how some schools are allowing students to manage real amounts of money—lots of money.
Contemplating which program to attend by thumbing through our comprehensive MBA and EMBA surveys or comparing the schools in our lists? Then take a moment to check out some of these institutions’ fine architecture in our Extreme Makeover gallery. After all, if you’re going to devote yourself to years of intense study, you might as well do it in elegant surroundings.
Survey: Complete Guide to MBAs
It’s one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. Our 21st annual Canadian MBA survey has the information you need to pick the perfect program.
We stack up the MBA schools and compare tuition, length of program, percentage of female students and many more variables.
Are MBAs still relevant?
The MBA isn’t really about ‘business’ or ‘administration’ anymore. So what is it for? Canadian Business sat down the deans of three business schools to find out.
The world is not enough
After 24 years at Schulich, Dezsö Horváth is Canada’s longest-serving business school dean. He didn’t get there by thinking small.
Head of the (asset) class
A growing number of MBA programs are putting their students in charge of investing real money—and lots of it.
Student profile: The farmer
Wendy Hogarth of the University of Guelph wants to make cottage-country bloom.
Student profile: The doctor
At the DeGroote School of Business, Deepika Lobo found the best backup plan.
Student profile: The linebacker
Ex-CFLer Javier Glatt is taking his best football skills—including leadership—into the boardroom.
Student profile: The soldier
Maj. Nevenka Bruic uses problem-solving skills learned at the Shannon School of Business while she’s serving in Afghanistan.
Student profile: The politico
Duncan Fulton missed getting a degree while climbing political and corporate ladders, so he’s catching up at the Richard Ivey School of Business..
Student profile: The Adventurer
Athabasca University’s Paul Norrie maintained a delicate balancing act between the books and the slopes.