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Earn your Haskayne business graduate degree in Calgary, Canada

Learn in one of the world’s most livable cities

Calgary is a key corporate and emerging tech hub in western Canada, boasting a high concentration of corporate headquarters and a rapidly growing tech sector. With the lowest cost of living among Canada's major cities, Calgary offers significant affordability. Nestled near the stunning Canadian Rockies, Calgary provides breathtaking mountain landscapes and numerous outdoor activities. For students seeking to complete their graduate studies, the Haskayne School of Business is an exceptional choice, providing a dynamic educational environment that leverages our unique position as both a commercial powerhouse and Intersection of natural beauty.

Startup ecosystem

Calgary’s startup ecosystem is valued at $2.7 billion and is on track to grow by 1,000 new tech companies in 2030.

Energy sector

70% of Calgary’s head offices are in the energy sector

Private tech companies

Over 760 private tech companies are located in Calgary (that’s 62% of Alberta’s total)

Source: Calgary Economic Development, 2023


Calgary has been the powerhouse of western Canada for over a decade, serving as the hub for corporate headquarters. With approximately 1 in 8 of Canada's 800 largest corporate headquarters based here (Calgary Economic Development, 2023), Calgary stands out as Canada's most concentrated corporate headquarter location. As the energy centre of Canada, it's no wonder that a significant portion of Calgary's top corporations are energy-related.

Additionally, Calgary is in the midst of a significant transformation into a thriving tech hub. Calgary's tech landscape is rapidly evolving, with emerging start-up ecosystems in cleantech, fintech, and agtech now ranked among the top 60 worldwide. As of 2022, Calgary’s tech sector accounted for approximately 6.9 per cent of total employment and has gained recognition as the second most concentrated tech talent market in North America for who are over 30.

Source: Calgary Economic Development, 2023

Calgary’s key sectors

  • Aerospace
  • Agribusiness
  • Creative industries
  • Digital media and entertainment
  • Energy and environment
  • Financial services
  • Life science
  • Technology
  • Transportation and logistics

Source: Calgary Economic Development, 2023


Calgary has the lowest cost of living among Canada’s top 5 cities and is among the 25 most affordable cities globally. In Alberta, provincial tax, personal income taxes and inheritance taxes are among the lowest in the country. Furthermore, Alberta is the only province without a provincial sales tax. This means you can maximize your income, affording you greater flexibility and a higher quality of life as you pursue your MBA.

Source: Calgary Economic Development, 2023



Calgary is the third most diverse major city in Canada. Immigrants come to Calgary from over 150 countries around the world and over 120 different languages are spoken here. Although we are a large metropolitan city, Calgary’s warm and welcoming spirit makes newcomers want to call Calgary home. 

Calgary skyline


Must-see mountain destinations include Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and Canmore. In warmer months, you can canoe or kayak across the many beautiful lakes, hike and camp in the tall forests, and breathe in the fresh mountain air. In the winter, be sure to take advantage of our world-class skiing and snowboarding.

Take part in the city's lively arts scene and exciting events, adding an extra layer of excitement to everyday life in Calgary.

You will also be able to experience the thrill of the Calgary Stampede. Known as ‘the greatest outdoor show on earth’, take part in this annual celebration of western heritage and culture featuring rodeo events, live music, carnival rides, and delicious food.

Source: Calgary Economic Development, 2023


Imran Basha, MBA’23

My Haskayne MBA helped me become more confident in my abilities and helped me develop a greater sense of self awareness and adaptability.

Imran Basha, MBA’23

Corporate Consultant, City of Calgary

Elevate your career at Haskayne

Welcome to Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary – a top-ranked institution nestled in the heart of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Our MBA program offers a dynamic blend of academic excellence and real-world experience. Haskayne has a rich offering of career development supports and endless experiential learning opportunities that provide an ideal environment for international students like you to succeed. Gain the skills, knowledge, and connections you need to thrive in Canada's lively business landscape while enjoying the vibrant culture and opportunities Calgary has to offer.

Enhance your business acumen, critical thinking and leadership skills through the MBA:

Year 1 is concentrated. 

Over half your coursework will be completed in the first 8 months of the program. Complement your daytime classes with experiential learning opportunities, networking events and career development support. 

Year 2 is flexible. 

Evening and weekend classes allow you the option to work while you complete your degree.

Choose Haskayne

Get connected and build your network

Your classmates will become lifelong friends and peers in the business world. Your professors will become mentors that will inspire you. Gain access to the extensive business community and employer network that only Haskayne can offer you.

Hands-on career development support

Haskayne offers dedicated career consultation, workshops and industry events to help elevate your career. Our grads often attribute their career success to the career development support they received during their time at Haskayne.

UCalgary is DLI accredited

Choosing to pursue your MBA at Haskayne means you’re selecting an institution with a Designated Learning Institutions accreditation (DLI). DLI accreditation is recognized and respected worldwide, signaling to employers and graduate schools that graduates of accredited programs are well-prepared and capable professionals.

Learn beyond the classroom

Work with innovative tech start-ups through Creative Destruction Lab. Learn to lead in the Rocky Mountains through Haskayne Adventure Leadership. Join a case competition with a school that has a legacy of winning. The experiential opportunities at Haskayne are endless.

Big opportunity for international learners

Big opportunity for international learners

Alberta's international post-secondary education sector is primed for substantial growth. In an article written by the Calgary Herald indicates that Alberta has ample opportunities for expansion in hosting international students. Current Statistics Canada data reveals that Alberta is below its capacity for accepting international students, indicating promising potential for increased placements in the province.

Scholarships and grants

Scholarships and grants

Unlock your potential with Haskayne's MBA program. With over $650k awarded to Haskayne MBA students last year, there's ample funding available to support your academic journey. Discover a range of entrance and continuing scholarships tailored to your needs and aspirations. 

Let us help you turn your MBA aspirations into reality while alleviating financial burdens.

Family housing

Family housing

We understand that pursuing your MBA is not just an individual journey but a family affair. That's why the University of Calgary offers family housing options and support for students who want to bring their spouse and children along. 

Our family housing provides a comfortable and supportive environment where you can focus on your studies while ensuring your loved ones feel at home. With access to amenities, community events, and resources tailored to families, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. 

Explore programs


Complete your MBA in less than two years. Year one is full-time and year two is flexible with evening and weekend classes.

Master of Management

A 10-month full-time program designed for recent graduates (less than 3 years post-degree work experience) with a non-business bachelor's degree.

Executive MBA

For mid to senior level professionals looking to elevate your leadership skills and drive change in your organization.

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Amanda Ramsey

Amanda Ramsey

Senior Recruitment and Admissions Specialist