Business schools in Edmonton, Canada Rankings
Bachelors & Masters in Management: BBA, MSc, MiM, MBA, EMBA Business Programs

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  • Business schools in Edmonton
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
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  • Different Rankings list
  • Business schools in Edmonton
  • (-2 institution and 7 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Business schools in Edmonton
  • Among TOP 200

Edmonton is best known for its sunny weather (by Canadian standards), for being a centre for government job positions, and for its operations based on gas and oil extraction.

The universities on offer in Edmonton are generally located very centrally, which keeps students within arm’s reach of the city’s main streets such as Whyte Avenue in the case of the University of Alberta, or the downtown area in the case of MacEwan University.

PROS

  • Edmonton’s minimum wage is among the highest in all of Canada, at C$15 per hour, which could make life easier for students thinking about finding work to pair with their study routine.

  • The city boasts the highest amount of parkland per capita in Canada, and has a bike path which connects to all the most frequented areas of Edmonton. Since this city has the most sunshine of anywhere in the country, using your bike to get around could be a realistic and safe possibility.

  • The average young person’s living expenses come to roughly C$1,183, without factoring in rent costs. Gasoline is particularly affordable thanks to a large part of Edmonton’s industry being based on gas and oil extraction.

CONS

  • Many agree that Edmonton is not the best city in Canada when it comes to nightlife, but there are still plenty of options for local restaurants and outdoor activities.

  • The city has a slightly higher crime rate than many others, but it’s important to remember that this is Canada and the crime rates are generally not something to be too concerned about.

  • As the city is located so far north, the daylight during winter only lasts a few hours, so many people experience going to work or university in the dark and coming back when it’s dark again.

For subjects other than business see our ranking of universities in Edmonton, Canada

Latest ranking updates related to business schools in Edmonton
  • 21 Sep, 2021: Latest QS Business Masters (Marketing) from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. in position #121.
  • 09 Sep, 2021: Latest QS Global MBA Ranking from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. in position #111.
  • 09 Sep, 2021: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS Global MBA Ranking - Canada. Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta achieves position 7.
  • 23 Oct, 2020: New edition of QS Top MBA Ranking by Specialization (Marketing). 2 universities in Edmonton ranked.

Highest subject rankings of business schools in Edmonton

Social Policy & Administration The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#26 
Faculty of Business, Athabasca University
Social Policy & Administration The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#26 
Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Social Policy & Administration The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#26 
CPA Western School of Business
Entrepreneurship QS Top MBA Ranking by Specialization
#33 
Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Business América Economía MBA Ranking Latin American Business Schools
#38 
Faculty of Business, Athabasca University
Business América Economía MBA Ranking Latin American Business Schools
#38 
CPA Western School of Business
Business América Economía MBA Ranking Latin American Business Schools
#38 
Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Social Policy Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
#42 
CPA Western School of Business
Social Policy Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
#42 
Faculty of Business, Athabasca University
Social Policy Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
#42 
Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta

Rankings of business schools in Edmonton, Canada 2022

#1

Alberta School of Business
University of Alberta

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (20 reviews)
  • #7 
  • #111 
QS Global MBA Ranking
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #7 
QS Global MBA Ranking - Canada
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #121 
QS Global EMBA Rankings
[Published 23 June, 2022]

#2

Faculty of Business
Athabasca University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (91 reviews)

#3

CPA Western School of Business

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (79 reviews)

Student Opinions About Studying in Edmonton

“When it comes to socialising, people tend to meet up around Whyte Avenue, but students usually just stay on campus grounds. The city is a bit on the small side, but there’s something to do for every interest and hobby. The best bars on Whyte Avenue are the Black Dog, and the Strat.”

“In my opinion you need a car to enjoy Edmonton to the fullest. The public transport is usually well organised, but it just takes too long to get from one side to the other for it to be worth it. You live quite a bit better in Edmonton with a car, and the gasoline is cheap since the town is an oil extraction center.”

“I graduated from my nursing program at the University of Alberta last year. I was able to find a full-time position as a nurse around 5 months after graduating. I’m convinced that my job search was so short because of the respect employers have for the university.”

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

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Criteria used in ranking -QS EMBA Rankings by region: North America:
Employer index 30%
Thoughtful leadership 25%
Career Outcomes 20%
Executive profile 15%
Diversity 10%

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The Financial Times Limited, UK

Criteria used in ranking -Financial Times: Executive Education Open Rankings:
Faculty 8.7%
New skills and learning 8.7%
Aims achieved 8.5%
Teaching methods and materials 8.3%
Quality of participants 8%
Preparation 7.7%

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