Lakehead University MBA

Thunder Bay, Ont.

Lakehead University’s MBA program is perfect for early-career professionals who are looking for a degree designed to prepare them for a career in a wide range of industries. The school offers a full-time, year-long program as well as a three-year part-time option for students who want to continue working as they pursue their studies.

Students learn the basics of operations, marketing, financial and human resource management, and gain up-to-date knowledge of management information systems and financial accounting.

Coursework focuses on building students’ analytical, decision-making and communications skills. The program also places an emphasis on ethical considerations in business. On-campus work includes intensive lectures, lively class discussions and examination of relevant case studies. Instructors discuss how globalization and the global environment will change both businesses and the wider economy.

A focal point of the program is the real-world application of skills; students receive the opportunity to practise giving clear and persuasive oral presentations to business audiences. They are also expected to work on group projects to build their teamwork skills and apply the latest leadership theories.

The program attracts a steady stream of international students, making up 77 per cent of the most recent cohort. Students will be able to enjoy the school’s Thunder Bay campus, in the midst of one of the most scenic tracts of forests and lakes in Canada. The city of Thunder Bay offers a thriving cultural scene for students to enjoy, along with an active outdoors community, with groups centred around cross-country skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, skidooing and snowshoeing.

Full-Time: 12 months

Part-Time: 36 months

Work Experience: Not required

Cost: $20,018

Cost (International): $30,818

Incoming Full-Time Enrolment: 51

Incoming Part-Time Enrolment: 3

Female Students: 50%

International Students: 77%

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