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Thanks alot.........
I'll focus on schulich now....i am sceptic about rotman as its avg is 670[/quote]


Consider McGill if you are interested in Finance.
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Hi everyone, is there any active whatsapp group for all the students who got admitted to Alberta School of Business?
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Thanks alot.........
I'll focus on schulich now....i am sceptic about rotman as its avg is 670[/quote]


Consider McGill if you are interested in Finance.[/quote]
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Hi everyone, is there any active whatsapp group for all the students who got admitted to Alberta School of Business?
If yes,kindly add me.

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There is a whats app group going. Manoj added me.


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Hi everyone, is there any active whatsapp group for all the students who got admitted to Alberta School of Business?
If yes,kindly add me.

Thanks!

There is a whats app group going. Manoj added me.


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Thanks CABBA for letting me know about it.

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Hi guys! Just got the admit today.
Pls add me in the whatsapp group.
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Got the final decision email from FGSR last night. Exactly 2 weeks since the email from Eva. I'm in with 6000 CAD scholarship.

Congrats Vijay!! And thanks for confirming the time-frame since your contact with Eva. So are you going to accept U of A or are you still considering other offers?


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Hey CABBA, I'd be heading to McGill. :)

Congrats Vijay. Enjoy your Journey.


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Hi all,

Just got admitted to Univ of Alberta. Please add me to the whatsapp group.
My no. is 9650311762

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Hi everyone,

So I got an admit to the Alberta MBA. Considering the recent oil bust in Canada and Alberta being an oil based economy.
Do you think it would be a good idea to go there and study ?

I heard that the Alberta Govt. has already announced that they would be stopping any salary increments for the next 2 years. Recession is eminent.
Kindly share your views.

It's really hard for an international student like me to invest this kind of money :shock: and I want to be sure before applying :-D
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Depends what you'll be focusing on. If you're focusing on the energy sector, I don't think it matters much where you go, as there will be periods of slow growth everywhere at some point or another.
Edmonton, where U of A is located, has actually been hit less hard than most of Canada. However, the entire country is in a recession. So if you're worried about finding work when you're done, I think that we'll all be in the same boat.
I would worry less about the recession and think more about which programs you've been accepted to will be right for you (price, curriculum, culture, etc).
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Hey Guys,

I will be joining Alberta University this year. If there is a whatsapp group, plz add me : +91 9871534447

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Depends what you'll be focusing on. If you're focusing on the energy sector, I don't think it matters much where you go, as there will be periods of slow growth everywhere at some point or another.
Edmonton, where U of A is located, has actually been hit less hard than most of Canada. However, the entire country is in a recession. So if you're worried about finding work when you're done, I think that we'll all be in the same boat.
I would worry less about the recession and think more about which programs you've been accepted to will be right for you (price, curriculum, culture, etc).


Hi marlowmoo,

Well, to be honest, I have only applied to Canadian universities as I plan to eventually settle there. I applied to 4 universities as per my bio and I had admits from three. I rejected Schulich solely because of the fee (90000 CAD x 2 as me and my wife both will be going for our MBA together)

Degroote is closer to Toronto (which is the hub for jobs as per my friends). As per my research in Canada, you get jobs primarily in the area where you're college is. Sure! I can try getting a job outside the province but the chances are bleak. Also, I've been waitlisted for their Co-op program, which, again is a niche program.
So location and the chance of getting into the COOP program are the factors which pulls me towards Degroote.

Alberta MBA is no doubt a great MBA program (Better than the McMaster FT program). Also, I have scholarships from the school. Which brings down the fee.
The only thing that is making me have second thoughts is the recent oil bust. As I'm an international student, I am sure I have limited information about the ACTUAL scenario there. It's just that I don't want to unknowingly put myself in a situation where I can't find jobs after MBA.
As an international student, already, I would have second preference over the local population (Not to bring in willingness of companies for the VISA sponsoring)

I can see by you're bio that you are from Canada. Am I right ?
Can you please help me out by correcting/confirming my research so far ?
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I think part of where you decide to go will depend on what you would like to do when you finish school.

For example, if you plan on going into banking, investments, finance, etc, then going to a school close to Toronto will be your best bet, as that is the financial hub for Canada. Cost of living might be slightly higher while you are in school, but your salary will likely be higher in Toronto as well.

Then again, if what you're hoping to do has nothing to do with finance, I'd suggest you go with Alberta School of Business. Cost of living in Edmonton is lower than Toronto, and generally salary tends to be highest in Alberta than the rest of Canada - with the exception of the Territories, which is only to entice people to live in the middle of nowhere. You can check out average incomes on Macleans http://www.macleans.ca/economy/money-ec ... dle-class/

I think you have to balance what you want to study (which school has a better program? which school offers classes that are more interesting to you? you mentioned a coop program, if that's enticing, then you need to consider it regardless of cost) with the cost of obtaining your MBA (yes, it's going to cost $90,000 up front in Toronto, but how much can you make during an internship to offset the cost? How much do people generally make in your desired field when they finish school? Can you get a loan to cover a majority of the cost? Will the cost of interest of the loan be worth it in the end?)

Honestly, don't worry too much about the oil situation in Alberta. I live in Edmonton and it tends to affect those working in Calgary and Fort McMurray more than it impacts us in Edmonton. Yes, the influx of oilfield workers does have an impact, but probably not on your job prospects two years down the road. Oilfield worker vs someone with an MBA = apples vs oranges. Unless you're looking for a job in the energy sector - most of those jobs are located in Calgary and yes, are fewer and fewer right now - then you likely won't have much issue finding work in either Alberta or BC. Just because you get a degree in Alberta doesn't mean you're stuck in Alberta after you're done. Yes, it's probably easier to get a job here because you've built a network based in Alberta, but generally people in Alberta tend to bounce around Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan to find work, with some people moving back and forth between the provinces many times in their lifetime.
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I think you have to balance what you want to study
(which school has a better program? which school
offers classes that are more interesting to you? you
mentioned a coop program, if that's enticing, then
you need to consider it regardless of cost) with the
cost of obtaining your MBA (yes, it's going to cost $
90,000 up front in Toronto, but how much can you
make during an internship to offset the cost? How
much do people generally make in your desired
field when they finish school? Can you get a loan to
cover a majority of the cost? Will the cost of interest
of the loan be worth it in the end?)
Honestly, don't worry too much about the oil
situation in Alberta. I live in Edmonton and it tends
to affect those working in Calgary and Fort
McMurray more than it impacts us in Edmonton.
Yes, the influx of oilfield workers does have an
impact, but probably not on your job prospects two
years down the road. Oilfield worker vs someone
with an MBA = apples vs oranges. Unless you're
looking for a job in the energy sector - most of
those jobs are located in Calgary and yes, are
fewer and fewer right now - then you likely won't
have much issue finding work in either Alberta or
BC. Just because you get a degree in Alberta
doesn't mean you're stuck in Alberta after you're
done. Yes, it's probably easier to get a job here
because you've built a network based in Alberta,
but generally people in Alberta tend to bounce
around Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan to find work,
with some people moving back and forth between
the provinces many times in their lifetime.


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Can you pm your number? we have a whatsapp group for Alberta admits. Are you joining Alberta or are you waiting up on Sauder to finalise?
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I've been accepted to the part time MBA program at Alberta but I'm still hoping for an admit for the full time MBA at Sauder
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I've been accepted to the part time MBA program at Alberta but I'm still hoping for an admit for the full time MBA at Sauder


Good luck with Sauder. Just wondering whether or not you applied to the full-time Alberta MBA program?
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I didn't apply to the full time MBA at Alberta because I live in Edmonton, so if I go part time, I can keep working and not be completely poor. Also, my GMAT score was only 550 and I had spoken to them and they said because my GMAT was just the minimum, but I had a 4.0 from a Masters of Arts and 10 years work experience, I would have a better chance of getting into part time than full time. Full time sounds like they need more competitive GMAT scores. Also, I can switch from part time to full time if I wanted after a term they said.
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I didn't apply to the full time MBA at Alberta because I live in Edmonton, so if I go part time, I can keep working and not be completely poor. Also, my GMAT score was only 550 and I had spoken to them and they said because my GMAT was just the minimum, but I had a 4.0 from a Masters of Arts and 10 years work experience, I would have a better chance of getting into part time than full time. Full time sounds like they need more competitive GMAT scores. Also, I can switch from part time to full time if I wanted after a term they said.

That's great. I'm from Edmonton as well.
You are correct that the full time program boasts a higher average GMAT score. Good luck with everything.
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