10 Best Universities to Study Business in Canada

Canadian universities offer international students various options when it comes to studying abroad. Whether you are looking to study arts, science or business, Canada offers many programs accommodating the interests of many students.

Looking to explore business? We put together a list of top 10 Canadian universities based on competitive and unique programs.

#1 University of Toronto

University of Toronto Campus

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Located in downtown Toronto, a diverse city, U of T has one of the best-recognized MBA programs in all of Canada. At the Rotman School of Management, students may pursue undergraduate and graduate programs, and joint degrees, achieving experience in various fields.

#2 University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia campus

Source: UBC Sauder School of Business

UBC Sauder School of Business is recognized as a leader in academic business schools. It offers programs to over 4,000 local and international students. Located in Vancouver, Canada’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, UBC Sauder provides a global business perspective through relevant teaching. The school also offers a large amount of international study opportunities.

#3 University of Alberta

University of Alberta campus

Source: University of Alberta

Founded in 1916, The Alberta School of Business is a leading institution of business education and research. Students can choose between six specializations and seven joint degrees. The school also encourages students to practice real-world experience through the MBA Capstone Course.

#4 Western University

Western University campus

Source: University of Western Ontario Ivey

Western’s Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario, prepares students for success through their Case-Method of Learning. This method provides students with a large variety of real-life business scenarios to learn from. It also creates a powerful alumni network and excellent career opportunities. Ivey encourages students to participate in exchange programs through 40 different schools across Europe, Asia and South America.

#5 McGill University

McGill University campus

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McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management is placed in Montreal’s vibrant downtown area, also considered the cultural capital of Canada. The school offers a flexible course variety, alongside a unique bilingual MBA degree.

#6 York University

York University campus

Source: Schulich School of Business

The Schulich School of Business at York University, located just outside downtown Toronto, focuses on international business. Schulich is known for having exchange partners on every continent. It is one of the few MBA programs that allows students to switch between full-time and part-time studies to accommodate their lifestyle and needs.

#7 Queen’s University

Queen's University campus

Source: Smith School of Business Queen’s University

Located in Kingston, Ontario, Queen’s Smith School of Business is home to international students from over 100 different countries. The school offers BCom and MBA programs, as well as intimate class sizes to encourage team-based and experiential learning.

#8 McMaster University

McMaster University campus

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The DeGroote School of Business, part of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, stimulates student learning through co-op work terms and internships. This program keeps in mind professional accreditation, and encourages students to apply for various certifications as part of their program.

#9 Universite de Montreal

Universite de Montreal campus

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Situated just outside the city centre, Universite de Montreal’s HEC is a French-language school offering internationally renowned management education and research. Partnered with 133 institutions across 40 countries, HEC encourages students to participate in exchange programs.

#10 University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo campus

Source: Council of Ontario Universities

Despite not having a business school or faculty, University of Waterloo offers business-related programs allowing students to pursue degrees with a business focus. It also offers a renowned co-op program – this helps students gain valuable work experience in various organizations, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.

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