Master of Business Administration

University of Saskatchewan, Edwards School of Business

Program Description

Master of Business Administration

University of Saskatchewan, Edwards School of Business

The Edwards MBA's intensive and highly integrated format will develop your management ability in an applied and useful way. More than that, you will learn the people skills of management such as how to manage, how to communicate effectively, and how to lead.

A decidedly unique aspect of this innovative MBA program is the focused learning and integration of business concepts. Each course is offered consecutively in a modular format. Courses are scheduled in three-week durations creating an intensive learning environment that immerses students in the subject area while allowing flexibility in scheduling your MBA education. Furthermore, our students learn how business concepts are integrated into business decisions through a combination of applied courses, exercises, case studies and projects incorporating each functional business area.

Welcome to Edwards MBA

The mission of the Edwards Master of Business Administration program is to educate professionals within a variety of industries and facets of society to become the most successful business leaders in their area. The Edwards MBA program draws from the University of Saskatchewan's and the Province of Saskatchewan's unique strengths as world leaders to deliver integrated, intensive, and applied MBA curriculum.

The Edwards MBA values accessibility and a high academic experience. Students develop an approach to management that is both integrative and strategic, gaining a deeper understanding of organizations and their local and global context. By enhancing their interpersonal communication, team building, and leadership skills, graduates enter their professional endeavors with confidence, integrity, and accountability.

The Edwards MBA program focuses on team-building, leadership and business strategy. Faculty and colleagues within the Edwards MBA program become valuable business contacts and life-long friends.

Key Features

The Edwards MBA program focuses on team-building, leadership and business strategy. In addition to the Edwards MBA courses some highlights of our program include:

Integrative Modules

Students are taught an integrated curriculum, teaching that attempts to break down barriers between subjects and make learning more meaningful to students. Major concepts are culled from these broad themes, and activities are planned that teach or inform of these concepts. An integrated curriculum requires accessing knowledge from all of the traditional subjects without labeling them as such. In addition, an integrated curriculum adds problem-solving, social consciousness and real-world application to the learning process making it a more comprehensive way of educating and of learning.

Edwards MBA students are required to complete two modules that focus on the integration of curricula from a suite of courses. The integrative modules use a case method approach, including instruction, discussion, analysis, presentation, and writing.

Scheduled twice during the program, these modules provide opportunities to integrate and apply the knowledge gained in functional areas. The first modules is a building block within the program utilizing concepts learned to that point, leading to the final module which integrates the entire Edwards MBA curriculum.

The course is a blend of short lectures, in-class case analysis, and discussion as well as both group and individual case analysis. Deliverables consist of discussion case analysis hand-ins, class group presentations and written case analysis for both modules and an individual written case analysis for the final module.

Essential Management Skills Retreat

Participate in a one week intensive experiential management skills retreat in beautiful Northern Saskatchewan. This course will provide MBA students with skills to enhance self-understanding; improve interpersonal effectiveness and successfully manage in complex environments. Students will explore their personal management style and improve their communication skills; gain valuable insights into how to manage difficult people; conduct interest-based negotiations; and help their subordinates achieve improved levels of performance. We will also highlight the role of personal wellness as a critical aspect of management performance.

Edwards MBA Internship Program

The Edwards MBA Internship Program (EMIP) is an 8-month work experience which starts in January of the 1st year of your MBA degree. If you're admitted to EMIP, and you're successful in securing a placement, you must agree to complete your MBA over a minimum of two years.

The program is designed for students with little or no work experience in their desired field. An internship is a value-added component of the Edwards MBA Program where you're provided with an opportunity to implement the business theory and concepts from your MBA coursework. Work placements also provide increased opportunities for learning, mentorship and post-graduation employment.

Admission Requirements

The Edwards MBA assesses applicants on a composite basis for admission purposes. We look at a variety of factors when making admission decisions including undergraduate degree, grade point average, work experience, GMAT score, and reference letters. An interview may be required.

Your Completed Admission Package Includes:

  • Completed Online Application Form and $90 Application Fee
  • Official GMAT Score
  • English Proficiency Scores (if required)
  • A transcript of your academic record
  • Three Letters of Reference
  • Current Resume
  • Letter of Intent

All documents must be uploaded to your online application.

4 Year Undergraduate Degree

Applicants Do Not Need to Have a Business Degree! Applicants must have a four-year degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university. Applicants must have a cumulative weighted average of at least 70% in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units). Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions that you have attended must be uploaded to your application. Transcripts from the University of Saskatchewan do not need to be uploaded but are required from all other institutions you have attended. For countries where degree certificates are issued, they must also be uploaded. If accepted, an official transcript of your academic record is to be sent directly from each institution attended.

GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test)

All applicants wishing to enter the program are required to write a GMAT exam. GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardized test for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. The minimum accepted GMAT score is 500. However, offers of admission are typically made to candidates with scores of 550 or higher. This test can be written at major centers throughout the world. For information on test center locations, the nature of the exam, and scoring procedures, please visit the GMAT website. GMAT scores are valid for five years from the date the test is taken.

Letters of Reference

The Edwards MBA requires you to submit 3 confidential letters of recommendation, from professors or others acquainted sufficiently with your training and experience to express an opinion on your ability to undertake graduate training. Two of these must be academic references and one professional.

  1. Contact your referees and ask them to provide a reference for you for the Edwards MBA program, and obtain an up to date email address.
  2. You will then fill out your referee’s complete information on the online application form, and enter their current email address.
  3. Once your application is completed, your referee’s will be sent a link where they can fill out an online form for your reference letter.

Work Experience

The Edwards MBA does not have work experience requirement. If you have work experience it will be considered. However, for applicants wishing to enter the program straight out of their undergraduate degree's, greater emphasis will be placed on your academic components

Letter of Intent

Your letter of intent is a chance to tell the Edwards MBA Selection Committee what unique and valuable contributions you can make to the Edwards MBA program.

Provide a brief description of your business and educational background, and your goals for the future. How will an MBA help you achieve your goals? Describe briefly what piqued your interest in achieving an MBA, and what you hope to get out of the program.

Discuss why you have decided to apply to the Edwards MBA program, and why it is a good fit for you. What specific parts of the Edwards MBA program are you looking forward too?

Make sure your letter of intent is unique and specific to the Edwards MBA program. We don't want to read generic letters that sound like they could have been sent to any school; We want to know why you have chosen the Edwards MBA, and why we should choose you!


Don’t just update and print off your last resume, take the time to understand what the Edwards MBA program is looking for in your resume.

The MBA Selection Committee reviews your resume to find out the number of years of professional experience, jobs and positions held, previous employers, etc., to establish a work experience value for our composite admission scale.

Make sure you outline the length of employment for each position on your resume. In order to evaluate your professional performance, the admission officers will measure the duration of each of your jobs, and the evolution of the responsibilities you have had. By following these simple steps, your resume can improve your chances for success!

No Work Experience? No Problem! For applicants wishing to enter the program straight out of their undergraduate degree's, greater emphasis will be placed on your academic components. You will still be required to submit a current resume.

Proof of English Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of proficiency in English Please request that the testing centers send your scores directly to our institution. Our institution code is 0980.

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) evaluates the potential success of an individual to use and understand Standard English at a college level. TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the date the test is taken. Minimum Score of 97 on the Internet-based test
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) measures the ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking. We only accept academic IELTS test scores, not general. A minimum score of 6.5 is required in each area.

All scores must be from one exam date, not to be combined with other exam dates. Tests are valid for 24 months after the testing date and must be valid at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.

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Last updated May 15, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
12 - 36 months
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30,006 CAD
International Student Tuition 43911 CAD
Canada - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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