Canada witnessed 7.7 per cent growth in application volume for all B-schools program types — including MBA, business master’s and PhD programmes, shows the annual application trends survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council. The Graduate Management Admission Council is an international non-profit organization of business schools that provides products and services to academic institutions and prospective graduate management education students. The survey also found that majority of these international students preferred to do full-time, two-year MBA in Canada.
The growth is application volume in Canada is mainly attributed to applications from international students. This is in contrast to the MBA colleges in the United States that witnessed a 7 per cent decline in application volume. There was a 1.8 per cent fall in domestic application volume and a 10.5 per cent dip in applications from international students, across all program types in the US. Moreover, 65 per cent of all Canadian management programs witnessed an increase in international applications this year, compared to 2017.
Canada is one of the best countries to study MBA abroad. The MBA students in Canada enjoy a lot of advantages, which include affordable education, high standards of living, a multi-cultural and tolerant society and a safe and peaceful environment. Most of the MBA programs in Canada are of duration of two years. But some universities offer MBA programs having duration of one year, which is the most suitable for working professionals who can’t keep away from work for more than one year.
In Canada, 41 universities offer MBA programs in a variety of options. In the business schools of Canada, students have the opportunity to work while studying, both on-campus and off-campus. Some of these b-schools have collaborations with industries for work placement programs. This helps students gain valuable international work experience while studying. Canadian education and work experience also give them an extra edge while applying for permanent residence in Canada.
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