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As a somebody who currently works in MC in Calgary and looking to go for a Canadian MBA I'll give my thoughts and thoughts of others I've talked to while doing my research on schools.

1 - Alberta schools are not viewed to be impressive, I would not suggest these schools for MC or high finance. We do have a few local MBA grads in our group, but I would say they are the exception over the rule. After talking with people in finance, mostly PE, they have all recommended not doing a western Canada MBA.

2 - If you are looking to break into O&G, an Albertan based MBA could suit your needs. I think it could probably get you into areas like supply chain, logistics and other functions without too much strain at large O&G producers

3 - Ivey, U of T and Queens are generally viewed as the better schools here. I don't hear Sauder mentioned much at all, so I'm not sure and how it fits in but I haven't seen too many grads from the MBA program (if any?)

4 - U of T does not have a network out here, I imagine there are a few people but I cannot name one. So expect a much weaker network

5 - Ivey and Queens have the best networks in Calgary and are more respected, although I think Queens may get this reputation from having a strong undergrad program

6 - Our MC (Canada wide) practice took on 2 MBA interns this year, 1 from McGill and 1 from Booth. So no U of T MBAs got summer gigs with us and of course none from the 1 year programs
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As a somebody who currently works in MC in Calgary and looking to go for a Canadian MBA I'll give my thoughts and thoughts of others I've talked to while doing my research on schools.

1 - Alberta schools are not viewed to be impressive, I would not suggest these schools for MC or high finance. We do have a few local MBA grads in our group, but I would say they are the exception over the rule. After talking with people in finance, mostly PE, they have all recommended not doing a western Canada MBA.

2 - If you are looking to break into O&G, an Albertan based MBA could suit your needs. I think it could probably get you into areas like supply chain, logistics and other functions without too much strain at large O&G producers

3 - Ivey, U of T and Queens are generally viewed as the better schools here. I don't hear Sauder mentioned much at all, so I'm not sure and how it fits in but I haven't seen too many grads from the MBA program (if any?)

4 - U of T does not have a network out here, I imagine there are a few people but I cannot name one. So expect a much weaker network

5 - Ivey and Queens have the best networks in Calgary and are more respected, although I think Queens may get this reputation from having a strong undergrad program

6 - Our MC (Canada wide) practice took on 2 MBA interns this year, 1 from McGill and 1 from Booth. So no U of T MBAs got summer gigs with us and of course none from the 1 year programs


Blah23,

Thanks a lot for sharing your western perspective, I'm surprised to hear Albertan schools aren't taken more seriously. Didn't Brett Wilson get an MBA from one of those schools? And didn't he get his start in investment banking?

I recently wrote an article on the subject, take a look and let me know what you think: http://carlolivieri.com/deciding-on-the ... a-for-you/

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As a somebody who currently works in MC in Calgary and looking to go for a Canadian MBA I'll give my thoughts and thoughts of others I've talked to while doing my research on schools.

1 - Alberta schools are not viewed to be impressive, I would not suggest these schools for MC or high finance. We do have a few local MBA grads in our group, but I would say they are the exception over the rule. After talking with people in finance, mostly PE, they have all recommended not doing a western Canada MBA.

2 - If you are looking to break into O&G, an Albertan based MBA could suit your needs. I think it could probably get you into areas like supply chain, logistics and other functions without too much strain at large O&G producers

3 - Ivey, U of T and Queens are generally viewed as the better schools here. I don't hear Sauder mentioned much at all, so I'm not sure and how it fits in but I haven't seen too many grads from the MBA program (if any?)

4 - U of T does not have a network out here, I imagine there are a few people but I cannot name one. So expect a much weaker network

5 - Ivey and Queens have the best networks in Calgary and are more respected, although I think Queens may get this reputation from having a strong undergrad program

6 - Our MC (Canada wide) practice took on 2 MBA interns this year, 1 from McGill and 1 from Booth. So no U of T MBAs got summer gigs with us and of course none from the 1 year programs


Blah23,

Thanks a lot for sharing your western perspective, I'm surprised to hear Albertan schools aren't taken more seriously. Didn't Brett Wilson get an MBA from one of those schools? And didn't he get his start in investment banking?


Cheers,

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I think Haskayne does alright on the sells-side finance, assuming you had the right pre-MBA exp and are in the top students. I can name a couple ER Analysts with Haskayne MBAs but both had either o&g engineer experience or oilfield service exp prior to their MBA. I would say engineers with O&G exp can make the jump to finance with some hard work, but if you have no O&G exp it suddenly gets a lot more difficult as you just don't have the technical knowledge.

Brett Wilson did get his start in ibanking, but that doesn't impact much. If you are going after finance/MC in my opinion is better to go to an Ontario school and recruit with the large firms/banks and ask to be located in Calgary. They'll probably be happy you want Calgary, as it is sometimes tougher to convince people to come out here and it may help in the recruiting process.

If you want an O&G firm, small banking shop then go to Haskanye and network (especially for finance). If you want a big bank, consulting firm go to where the recruitment teams are actually located (Ontario).

I cannot speak for U of A, as I've never met an MBA from there and we don't even recruit there for our MC group at the undergrad level, we do at Haskanye though.

All that being said I am a strong supporter of networking on your own, and it can often get you into places where you school might not normally place.
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As a somebody who currently works in MC in Calgary and looking to go for a Canadian MBA I'll give my thoughts and thoughts of others I've talked to while doing my research on schools.

1 - Alberta schools are not viewed to be impressive, I would not suggest these schools for MC or high finance. We do have a few local MBA grads in our group, but I would say they are the exception over the rule. After talking with people in finance, mostly PE, they have all recommended not doing a western Canada MBA.

2 - If you are looking to break into O&G, an Albertan based MBA could suit your needs. I think it could probably get you into areas like supply chain, logistics and other functions without too much strain at large O&G producers

3 - Ivey, U of T and Queens are generally viewed as the better schools here. I don't hear Sauder mentioned much at all, so I'm not sure and how it fits in but I haven't seen too many grads from the MBA program (if any?)

4 - U of T does not have a network out here, I imagine there are a few people but I cannot name one. So expect a much weaker network

5 - Ivey and Queens have the best networks in Calgary and are more respected, although I think Queens may get this reputation from having a strong undergrad program

6 - Our MC (Canada wide) practice took on 2 MBA interns this year, 1 from McGill and 1 from Booth. So no U of T MBAs got summer gigs with us and of course none from the 1 year programs


Blah23,

I recently wrote an article on the subject, take a look and let me know what you think
Cheers,

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The article looks pretty good, I've thrown together a quick process flow of showing where the schools strengths are. I think if you are set on GTA you have a number of options, but outside of GTA you either need to go to a school with a strong brand/network or one that places very well in your region/industry. I will admit I'm not as familiar with McGill or Sauder relative to the other programs
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New post 22 Jun 2013, 03:11
Really useful information. I'm kind of down to two colleges after reading this. Thank you.
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Hi there ladies and gents,

I want your opinion on what the top 5 business schools in Canada are. I know every publication ranks them differently, but what are your thoughts?

Based on my research and obvious bias, I would say the following:
1. Desautels
2. Rotman
3. Schulich
4. Ivey
5. Sauder

Let the battle begin!


I will love to know, the best B schools in Canada for consulting, keeping in mind the job prospects for international candidates
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CarlMtl wrote:
Hi there ladies and gents,

I want your opinion on what the top 5 business schools in Canada are. I know every publication ranks them differently, but what are your thoughts?

Based on my research and obvious bias, I would say the following:
1. Desautels
2. Rotman
3. Schulich
4. Ivey
5. Sauder

Let the battle begin!


I will love to know, the best B schools in Canada for consulting, keeping in mind the job prospects for international candidates


If you want to get into consulting, I don't think it matters which of these schools you choose. What matters (especially for MBB) is getting a GMAT of 700 or above, an MBA GPA of 3.7 or above, practising a ton of cases and networking your way into an interview.
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My Suggestions are:
Alberta School of Business
Asper School of Business
DeGroote School of Business
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CarlMtl wrote:
dshuvendu wrote:
CarlMtl wrote:
Hi there ladies and gents,

I want your opinion on what the top 5 business schools in Canada are. I know every publication ranks them differently, but what are your thoughts?

Based on my research and obvious bias, I would say the following:
1. Desautels
2. Rotman
3. Schulich
4. Ivey
5. Sauder

Let the battle begin!


I will love to know, the best B schools in Canada for consulting, keeping in mind the job prospects for international candidates


If you want to get into consulting, I don't think it matters which of these schools you choose. What matters (especially for MBB) is getting a GMAT of 700 or above, an MBA GPA of 3.7 or above, practising a ton of cases and networking your way into an interview.


Sorry for the delay in response.

Thanks for your reply. If they aren't different in any way, what is more interesting is why do they have a good difference in terms of tuition fees. :) However, i could infer the recruiting schools actually look at the GMAT score as well. In addition to it, I should look at the schools which has a good alumni network because of being an international candidate. Thank you so much. :)
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Good information about the top Colleges in Canada. Anyway you can also check Rotman School of Management, Concordia University and McGill MBA. Try these best colleges.
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Lots of good insight on this thread. If interested, take a look at The Economist's ranking of the top 100 Full Time MBA Programmes (globally). About four programmes in Canada made the list:

York University
Concordia University
HEC Montréal
University of Toronto
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Great info about canada schools!

I'm a tech guy with 5 yr experience. What is the best school for tech students?
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Легче сказать, чем сделать.
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Great info about canada schools!

I'm a tech guy with 5 yr experience. What is the best school for tech students?



Does anyone have any information regarding the Schulich MBA in India program? Is it worth the money?

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Coming from India, I want to break into MBB firms through a Canadian program, which one of these would help me do that from my current background in consumer goods industry...
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Hello All;

could anyone insight about EMBA-Haskayne school of business- Global Energy Management? I am willing to apply for class 2016. I do have over 12 years experience and 9 years in O&G.

Any suggestions or reviews shall be highly appreciable.

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And how do we rank HEC Montreal compared to other B schools in Canada? Particularly UBC Sauders and McGill
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From a Canadian’s perspective, I’d be weary about placing a heavy emphasis on salary for a metric on business school effectiveness. As an undergrad finance major from Edwards (under rated school IMO) I made more money than the average Rotman MBA grad. Your salary is really determined by your ability to drive value to the bottom line of the company you’re working for. If you’re driven to succeed, intelligent and hungry, you will realize your potential regardless of the brand name behind your degree. I echo the sentiment that we’re lucky to have such good quality schools in Canada.


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