Haskayne MBA Summer Program

Haskayne MBA International Summer Program

June 26 - August 4, 2023 at the University of Calgary campus


MBA International Summer Program 2023

The Haskayne School of Business invites MBA, EMBA, MSc and MiM students from around the world to study in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This exciting learning experience is open to exchange students, visiting students and current Haskayne MBA students. The program was carefully curated to offer a roster of highly selective courses for an inspiring and challenging summer of learning and growth in Calgary.

From leadership to strategy and business negotiations, our courses will challenge your to think critically as a future business leader and equip you with intellectual tools to ensure success in your endeavours. You will not only gain valuable business skills, get familiar with Canadian business culture and grow your professional network, but also get the opportunity to dive deeper into specialized topics such as corporate governance, finance and supply chain management. All summer courses are three credits/units, and most of them are five-day courses. You can choose to take one or more courses to fulfill your career and learning goals.

Come join us and make your summer 2023 at Haskayne the experience of a lifetime!

Program period: June 26 – Aug. 4, 2023

Four reasons to participate in the Haskayne MBA International Summer Program:

Gain business negotiation skills

Gain essential business skills

From leadership and strategy to business negotiations and other fundamental business skills, we equip you with the foundation you need to succeed as a leader in today’s workplace.

High calibre teaching and reputation

Experience high calibre teaching

The University of Calgary was ranked No. 5 in Canada as a top research university (2021) and Haskayne consistently ranks as a Top 10 Canadian Business School by Maclean’s magazine.

Expand your network

Expand your global network

This one-of-a-kind international summer program brings together exchange and visiting students with Haskayne MBA students. Build lifelong friends and global connections!

Experience Calgary

Discover Calgary and the mountains

Calgary is named the most livable city in North America and third most livable city in the world1. This urban city is surrounded by breathtaking nature.

Courses and Dates

Please note, the below course information is based off previous course deliveries and is subject to change.

June 26-30, 2023

3 credits/units

The strategic context for making business decisions with respect to sustainable development issues. The role of sustainability in economic development, international trade relations and emerging technologies. Stakeholder perspectives and the effect of environmental and social issues on industrial performance.

June 28 - July 26, 2023

3 credits/units

Examines supply chain management in an environment where multiple companies are involved in the sourcing, production, distribution and sales of materials and products; and proper planning and managing of the supply chain. Presents cases of real-world situations calling for appropriate state-of-the-art models and solution methods for the design, planning, control and improvement of supply chain operations. The main concepts and terminology in the domain of supply chain management are explored and then applied to a given situation.

July 10 -14, 2023

3 credits/units

Corporate entrepreneurship is the sum of a firm’s innovation, strategic renewal and leadership efforts to create and sustain competitive advantage. This course is designed to help students develop a working knowledge of corporate entrepreneurship issues, concepts and frameworks. Students will engage in an experiential journey to learn and apply corporate entrepreneurship theory and concepts. Students will also be required critically self-reflect on corporate entrepreneurial leadership capabilities using the DEAL Critical Reflection model.

July 17-21, 2023

3 credits/units

Negotiation is the art and science by which decisions are made, agreements are reached and disputes are resolved between two or more parties. Managers negotiate with individual employees, colleagues negotiate solutions to problems, representatives from different companies negotiate contracts and companies often negotiate with representatives from government or regulatory bodies. This course is designed to be relevant to the broad spectrum of bargaining problems that are traditionally faced by managers. Successful negotiation is both an “art” and a “science”, and as such, successful learning is prefaced upon active participation in experiential activities.

Jul 17-21, 24-28, 2023

3 credits/units, 2 sessions

One-week intensive wilderness retreat combines experiential outdoor activities and personal growth challenges with cross-cultural Indigenous teachings and ceremonies to deliver core leadership skills for social responsibility and sustainable development.

Due to the extreme popularity, seats for this course are limited and will be allocated on first-come first-serve basis.

July 24- 28, 2023

3 credits/units

Project finance is an approach that uses the cash flows generated by a new project to repay the debt used to construct the project and to provide a return to the equity investors in the project. Project finance debt is typically borrowed on a non-recourse or limited-recourse basis in which the cash flows generated by the project, and the assets of the project, serve as the collateral for the lenders. This approach enables large projects to be financed that otherwise would be too large, or represent too much of a resource allocation, for individual corporations and host governments.

July 31- Aug 4, 2023

3 credits/units

Building on established theory, this course will use lectures, cases and real-world examples to identify how corporate governance systems have evolved to help mitigate agency issues within an organization.

Please note that OBHR 647 and OBHR 649 have supplementary fees.

Student testimonials

“During my exchange at Haskayne (University of Calgary) in 2019, I very much enjoyed my course taught by Leighton. What I loved about the course was that it was very interactive. Leighton's teaching style was unique and engaging. I liked that we had practical negotiations which made the topic of business negotiations much more real and practical. The campus atmosphere is great and I would recommend other exchange students to stay on campus if they can. This way, it is easier to connect with other students. When it comes to free time, Calgary is very close to the Canadian Rocky Mountains for hikes and long walks. The nature is truly amazing.”

Anna-Sophia Metzel, exchange student from Copenhagen Business School ‘19

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Adrien Henry

"Being an exchange student at Haskayne means being surrounded by carrying and supportive people in every aspect and at every moment. Everything was designed in such a way that the experience goes well and smoothly. I will not miss the opportunity to drop in and say hi the next time I go to Calgary."

Adrien Henry, exchange student from ESSEC Business School ‘21

Key information

Currently enrolled in an MBA, EMBA, MSc and MiM program (or equivalent) from an accredited university.

International applicants are required to achieve either:

  • A score of 97 or higher on the internet version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); OR
  • A score of 7.0 or higher on the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Application process is specific by student type:

  • Haskayne MBA students: Current Haskayne MBA students can register themselves. Space is limited, once the course is full students can join the waitlist.
  • Exchange students: Graduate students attending a Haskayne partner school must be nominated by your own school to be eligible as an exchange student. Please check with your school coordinator for details and availability. Nominated students will go through the regular term exchange application process and deadlines. Once admitted, Haskayne will administer your course registration.
  • Visiting students: Graduate students who are pursuing an MBA/EMBA/MSc/MiM degree or equivalent from an accredited university are welcome to apply. Alternatively, graduate students from a Haskayne partner school without a nomination can apply as a visiting student. To start your application, fill out the Get In Touch form at the bottom of this page. Eligible students will be notified and application instructions will be provided. Current transcripts and application fees will be required upon application submission. The application fee is $125 for Canadian or permanent residents and $145 for international students. Visiting application deadline is June 1, 2023. Visiting students are not guaranteed a spot until tuition and fees are fully paid.

Offers of Admission will be emailed to students. Admission to the MBA International Summer Program operates on a rolling basis, applications are accepted until seats are filled or by the deadline. The approval process will take approximately two to three weeks after your online application and any necessary supporting documentation has been received.

Tuition and general fees are specified by student type.

Note that the program fees are waived for this MBA International Summer program (the day trip in the mountains is included complimentary with this program).

  • Haskayne MBA students: Applicable fees include tuition and the summer term general fee.
  • Exchange students: Tuition and general fees are paid to the exchange student’s home university. Haskayne only requires an $11 Group Insurance fee.
  • Visiting students: Fees include the application fee, tuition and some general fees. Note: Visiting students are not guaranteed a spot until tuition and fees are fully paid.

For updated MBA program tuition visit https://www.ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/p-2-3-1.html and review the MBA Tuition (per 3 units).

For general fees visit https://www.ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/p-2-5.html.

The University of Calgary’s Learning Institution number is O18886830282 and our MBA Program is a Designated Learning Program, eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit. Students may or may not require a study permit to attend the University of Calgary on exchange or as visiting students.

If students require support in the study permit application process, or would like to have further details on whether or not you require a study permit, please visit the Government of Canada website at https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/study-permit/study-permit-tool.html.

Students who are interested in on-campus accommodations can visit UCalgary Residence Services and UCalgary accommodations. Off-campus housing opportunities are available, to learn more visit UCalgary Student Union Housing, RentFaster Calgary, and Airbnb for short-term stay options in Calgary.

Students can fly into the Calgary International Airport. The University of Calgary main campus is a 25-minute drive from the airport. The Calgary International Airport accommodates 276 flights daily including service to 84 non-stop destinations with direct flights to many major international cities in North America, Europe and Asia.

The MBA international summer program sessions will be held at the University of Calgary campus. Notably, Calgary is named the most livable city in North America and third most livable city in the world1 . Professionally, Calgary is home to a young, well-educated and globally connected workforce. Our city has the highest concentration of corporate headquarters and second-highest small businesses per capita in Canada2. Calgary operates in many diverse sectors including: aerospace & logistics, agribusiness, creative industries, energy & environment, financial services, interactive digital media, life sciences and technology. It has been said that Calgary is a future proof city, diverse in culture and in economy3.

Enjoy Calgary’s culinary scene delivering flavours from all over the world with hundreds of great restaurants to choose from. Rich in arts, culture, entertainment and leisure activities, there’s always something to do in Calgary. Spend some time at the mountains and lakes, get out for a hike, kayak and just enjoy the breath of fresh mountain air.

Fun facts about Calgary and the surrounding area:

  • Calgary has an average of 333 sunny days annually and mild and dry in the summer with an average high/low of 23°/10° (73.4°F/50°F). Perfect weather for hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, camping and more
  • The Calgary Public Library was featured in the Architectural Digest’s Most Anticipated Buildings of 2018 and the New York Times named it one of the World's Top 20 Places to Go in 2019
  • The Calgary Stampede is known as the greatest outdoor show on earth including 10-days of exhibitions, music, entertainment rodeo and more. With over a million visitors per year, this celebration of western heritage, cultures and community spirit is a highlight for many
  • Calgary is conveniently located just an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and 1.5 hours flight from Vancouver
  • Another fun destination only a 1.5 hour drive away is the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller. A one-of-a-kind museum known for its dinosaur collection. Once upon a time dinosaurs roamed the surrounding area of Calgary including the Nodosaur over 100 million years ago.

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