Canada’s Best MBAs 2017: Thompson Rivers University

Canada‘s Best MBA Programs 2017

The Thompson Rivers University MBA

Kamloops, British Columbia

Thompson Rivers University MBA Program

One of the main pillars of the Thompson Rivers MBA program is flexibility. Students can engage with the material online, on campus, or arrange to do some of both. Another key element? Accessibility—the admission process is open regardless of previous experience. Applicants do not require previous work experience or a GMAT score—though the former certainly doesn’t hurt. The school offers a general MBA in addition to a research-stream MBA. The latter option entails additional courses and a graduate project course, which requires students to address an applied management issue or problem. Full-time and accelerated classes start in September and May; part-time cohorts begin in September, January and May.

Classroom experience
New full-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: 104
New part-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: 56
Work experience required: none
Gender ratio: 53% male, 47% female
Percentage of international students: 54%
Program duration & cost
Full-time program length: 20 months
Full-time tuition: $30,708
Part-time program length: 60 months
Part-time tuition: $30,708
Accelerated program length: 12 months
Accelerated tuition: $22,206