Canada's common border with the United States to the south and northwest is the longest in the world. Canada is consistently rated by the UN as the world's best country to live in, Canada provides opportunities to people with professional skills, work experience, and good English/French skills. One of the world's highly developed countries, Canada has a diversified economy that is rely upon its abundant natural resources and upon trade. Canada is officially a multicultural country.
As a tourist destination, Canada boasts of both, natural wonders - Niagara falls, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Nahanni National Park Reserve to name a few and man-made marvels such as the CN tower, museums and galleries. Education in Canada is a state-run system of public education provided, funded and overseen by federal, provincial, and local governments.The private colleges are overseen by provincial legislatures. The cost of education for International students in Canadian Universities is less than that in quite a few other countries. Hence, you get quality education at a reasonably lower cost.
Canadian universities offer a plethora of options for postgraduate study for its international students. More than 150,000 international students enroll every year to different universities in Canada. Since Canada offers high quality education in reasonable tuition fees, it has become one of the important destinations for international students. For admission to bachelor’s degree programs in Canada, you do not have any centralized admission tests. Each university or institution has its own admission criteria.
Masters degrees offered by Canadian Universities are of two types: academic and professional. Masters degree program usually last for one or two years and at the end of the program, they are awarded the qualification of MA (Master of Arts) or MSc (Master of Science). Some even go on to enroll for research-oriented Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme.
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a professional graduate degree which educates students in the theoretical and practical knowledge. It goes beyond teaching the skills, and abilities to successfully manage, lead, plan, organize, and adapt to ever-changing and complex global business environments and helps students develop what is often referred to as ‘soft skills’.
MBA programs in Canada vary from 10 months to over 2 years and therefore it is difficult to give any specific description of the MBA curriculum. However, MBA programs fall within three categories including the generalized, specialized, and combined.
Generalized MBA Program : A generalized MBA program is usually of 2 years duration. The first year deals in the study of core business fundamentals like Financial and Managerial Accounting, Business Strategy Analysis and Management Statistics and Data Analysis. The second year either delves deeper into general management or an area of concentration as chosen by the student among the options offered by his/her program.
Specialized MBA : Specialized MBA degrees are often 1 year or less in duration and offer an individual the opportunity to hone his/her skills in specific sector. Some schools, also offer customized MBA programs developed in accordance with the needs of specific companies. The latter type of specialized programs, sometimes referred to as "Corporate MBAs," however, is usually only available to employees of the company for which the MBA is tailor-made.
Combined MBA : Combined MBA programs usually last for 4 years and a student simultaneously acquires degree in another discipline like Agriculture, Arts, Engineering, Law, or Medicine.