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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant

University of Alberta MBA

December 1, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for Alberta MBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at Alberta is 630 for the last entering class. If you score above 630, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after Alberta MBA?

The average salary at Alberta for the last graduating class was $ 93,252. 85% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (21%), Finance (8%) and technology (10%) oriented functional roles. 

The Alberta MBA attracts strong, mature students who strengthen the learning environment through their rich and diverse backgrounds. Total enrolment in the current student body in the MBA Programs is approximately 500 students (includes both full-time classes, as well as part-time students, and Executive MBA students).

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$ 65000 

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$ 60,160

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Tuition Fees & Scholarship at Alberta

The Tuition fees for Alberta MBA is $ 65000 and an additional  $ 60,160 in living cost. 

The Alberta MBA program makes every effort to ensure that academically strong students and those in need receive financial support. Every year, a majority of full-time students admitted to the MBA program receive some form of financial support.

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Alberta Application Essays

  1. The statement of intent introduces you to the Admissions Committee as an individual, and not only showcases your personality but how you are unique as compared to other applicants with a similar profile. It is recommended that the statement of intent be approximately 1 to 2 pages in length, and should outline details around but not limited to the following:
  • Why do you want to enter the program
  • What are your career goals are
  • How the strengths of the program match your career goals and will support you in achieving them
  • What you will contribute to the program
  1. 2. Ultimately, the statement of intent reveals important information about which candidates will contribute to and benefit the most from the program.
  2. The statement of intent introduces you to the Admissions Committee as an individual, and not only showcases your personality but how you are unique as compared to other applicants with a similar profile. It is recommended that the statement of intent be approximately 1 to 2 pages in length.

Alberta Recommendation Ques.

  1. How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate? (No word limit)
  2. If this is a work-related reference, in what position is/was the candidate employed and for how long? (No word limit)
  3. What do you consider to be the candidate’s principal strengths/talents? (No word limit)
  4. What do you consider to be the candidate’s weaknesses or areas that need improvement? (No word limit)

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about Alberta

Entrance awards and bursaries are available to students at the beginning of their program and are assessed once admission is offered. There are also scholarships that are awarded during the first and second years in the program that students may apply for. More information is available under Awards and Financial Aid.

Full-time students can expect to spend between 50-80 hours/week in class or doing homework. This is a very intense and rigorous program.

Typically our part-time students take two three-hour evening classes per week. We advise our students to count on spending at least two hours of study for each hour in the classroom for a total of 18 to 21 hours per week.

An applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0, or a B standing, based on courses taken during the last 60 credits or two years of full-time study (see international equivalents). The average GPA for a typical entering class is 3.3/4.0.

Our application deadline is typically June 1st for Fall admission. Exact deadlines are listed in the online application system. Due to the length of time required to make arrangements to enter Canada, we recommend international applicants to apply as early as possible.

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