MBA Global Business

Université Laval – Faculty of Business

Program Description

MBA Global Business

Université Laval – Faculty of Business

The program prepares global managers by combining a generalist background in business administration with more specialized training in corporate global management.

This program is for students with a degree in a discipline other than business administration and at least two years’ work experience.

Specific objectives

At the end of their Master’s program, graduates will have:

  • mastered the commonly used tools in this field and be able to recognize all the elements in a company’s international environment that will be needed for successful new missions;
  • united the capacity to think things through with the willingness to take concrete action;
  • acquired the ability to design and implement a complex project for the international market in a socially responsible manner;
  • learned to integrate international activities into all of the company’s functions;
  • gained broad general knowledge of the management sciences as well as knowledge specific to international business, trade and the management of corporate global activities;
  • learned to work individually or as part of a team to resolve the complex problem in contexts of uncertainty.
  • Language proficiency: Non-French speakers will have gained a functional level in the French language while and all graduates will be highly functional in English.

FSA Ulaval’s advantages

  • International recognition of the diploma (AACSB + EQUIS accredited school)
  • A wide variety of courses, allowing a personalized track
  • Practice-based and firmly grounded in international corporate reality
  • International exposure (trade mission, international campus, study abroad, etc.)
  • Modern installations (ex. two financial trading rooms and campus-wide WIFI)
  • On-campus residence, sports center, and all commodities
  • Personalized guidance to facilitate professional integration
  • Possibility to work in Canada after graduation
  • Recruitment fairs held in the B-school and on campus with hundreds of employers and job opportunities
  • Located in beautiful Québec City, a thriving business hub (5% unemployment)
  • Université Laval is ranked among the top 300 universities in the World.

Québec City, ideal location for your business studies and career

  • Top 7 Community 2012, Intelligent Community Forum
  • Smart 21 Community 2012, Intelligent Community Forum 2011
  • Top 10 quality of life - large American Cities of the Future,fDi magazine, 2011
  • Americas' Top 20, Index of the Global Innovation Economy,2thinknow 2010
  • #1 City for Business in Canada and the US,2010 KPMG Competitive Alternatives
  • #3 Lowest Business Tax Cost in North America, Special Report: Focus on Tax, KPMG 2010
  • #1 Safest City for Children in Canada, Statistics Canada 2010
  • Quebec City, 5thBest Medium City in Canada for Sustainable Development,
Corporate Knights, 2010
  • #1 in Terms of Capacity to Transform Innovation and Creativity into Economic Drivers in Canada and the US, Martin Prosperity Institute, 2009
  • #1 Labour Pool, Martin Prosperity Institute, 2009
  • #1 Technology Pool, Martin Prosperity Institute, 2009
  • #1 Employer for Creators and Researchers, Martin
  • Prosperity Institute, 2009
  • #1 for Openness and Tolerance, Martin Prosperity Institute, 2009
  • #3 World's Best Awards, Travel + Leisure, 2009
  • #6 Best Tourist Destinations in North America, Condé Nast Traveler magazine, 2009
  • #3 Best Place to Invest in Canada, Site Selection Magazine 2011
  • #3 for Economic Vitality in 2007, Conference Board, 2008
  • Top 10 overall - large American Cities of the Future,fDi magazine, 2011
  • Research community of the year, Research Infosource, 2007

Requirements for graduation

In order to earn the degree, a functioning knowledge of the French language must be attained.

A student with no previous knowledge of the French language would need to complete three courses (9 credits) in French to attain the required level for graduation.

French classes can be waived for students who completed the Test de français international (TFI), with a minimum score of 441. Students who completed previous studies in French (high school or post-secondary) can also be exempted from completing French classes.

To graduate with a Global Business MBA, students must complete 27 out of 45 credits in English.


Step 1 – Check the admission requirements

This program is for individuals with a university degree in a discipline other than Business Administration who have at least two years of work experience. Applicants must also submit a GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score.

1. General requirements

  • Have an undergraduate university degree (bachelor degree, license, or other diploma attesting to at least three years of study) (the diploma supporting the application for admission must represent a minimum of 15 years of education).
  • Minimum grades for the application (ex. 11 out of 20, 3.0 on 4.0 GPA or equivalent) in previous studies.
  • Have at least two years of relevant post-graduation experience.
  • Have completed successfully basic mathematics (high school or college level differential and integral calculus)). Demonstrate the required level of English (see point 2).

2. Knowledge of English

Students applying for admission must submit an official document verifying their current level of proficiency in English. Knowledge of English can be evaluated by the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), with a minimum score required of 750, or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL - paper version), with a minimum score of 549.

Step 2 – Take the GMAT aptitude test

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) assesses your reasoning and analytical ability and measures the attitudes essential for success in a management program.

Passing the test is an important preparatory step. The official GMAT site will tell you where the test can be written.

Please note that a score of 550 is considered a minimum for admissibility.

Institution Code: 0931 University of Laval

Step 3 – Submit your application

Selection process

The final decision on admissions to the program is made by the Graduate Programs Directorate, which reviews all elements of the application file, including the GMAT score, academic background and the professional experience described in the applicant’s resume. The program directorate selects applicants on the basis of the application as a whole.

Admission sessions and key dates

The program accepts new applicants at the Fall and Winter sessions.

Admission deadlines

  • Fall session starts in late August or early September and ends in December.
  • Winter session:starts in January and ends in late April.

For applicants from outside Canada:

  • Fall: February 1st of the same year
  • Winter: June 15th of the previous year

For Canadian applicants:

  • Fall: July 1st of the same year
  • Winter: November 1st of the previous year
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 27, 2017
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Canada - Québec City, Quebec
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