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Key Features

The Edwards Master of Business Administration program is a transformational experience that focuses around teambuilding, leadership and business strategy. You will learn the people skills of management such as how to manage, how to communicate effectively, and how to lead. Our students develop management skills that are both integrative and strategic, gaining a deeper understanding of organizations and their local and global context. Graduates then enter their professional endeavors with confidence, integrity and accountability. Faculty and colleagues within the Edwards MBA program will become valuable business contacts and life-long friends.


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No business degree? No problem!

Did you know that you don't have to have a bachelor's degree in Business to get an MBA? Lots of our students have bachelor degrees from non-business disciplines but want to learn the business skills that they'll need to succeed in their industries. 


 Here are a couple of our key features.

  • Essential Management Skills
    Participate in a one-week intensive experiential management skills class. 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 Career Services

    Selecting a career is a process of research, knowledge and acquisition, and self-assessment. Learning about yourself – your interests, skills, values, and needs – and the spectrum of possible careers will enable you to make the most educated and appropriate decision for you and set you on your way for long-term career success.

    Edwards Career Services will work with you to ensure you are well positioned to make the best possible employment decisions. We can provide you with the tools you need to successfully navigate your career path. Finding a satisfying position depends on your unique background, your energy, and your desire to succeed. Through an active partnership with Edwards Career Services, you can ensure your MBA education and the application of your own initiative will advance you towards your long-term goals.

    Click any of the links below to learn more about what Edwards Career Services can do for you!

    MBA Internship Program

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MBA Internship

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.

To learn more about the Edwards MBA Internship Program, view the brochure here!

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"I entered the Edwards MBA program to expand my understanding of business and enhance my career opportunities. I've found that the classroom experience offers a depth of knowledge and perspective that complements my analytical skills gained from the Engineering program.  The part-time program is  convenient for me to continue to work as an engineer while advancing my education. This program has given me a broader view of the business world and how to work effectively in all areas of it.  I highly recommend the Edwards MBA to any engineer looking to advance their career."

Kenton Peterson, B. Eng, P.Eng
Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
Current Edwards MBA Candidate

Program Architecture

The program's course structure can be broken down into three main categories:

  • Foundations of Management

    MBA 819.3 Marketing for Organizational Decision Making - Marketing strategy is integral to organizational success by guiding the organization’s choice of target market(s), brand positioning, and tactics such as product development, pricing, and promotions. Students will learn fundamental concepts, tools, and frameworks for creating and implementing effective, customer/user-oriented marketing strategies and plans that can be applied to for-profit, nonprofit, and other organizational contexts.

    MBA 830.3 Operations Management - Explore activities related to the production of goods and delivery of services, as well as the improvement of key business processes.  This course will examine the tools, principles and analytical techniques that managers and business analysts use to investigate key issues within the operations function.

    MBA 859.4 Financial Reporting  - This course will provide the student with an introduction, from a user perspective, to the principles and procedures of financial reporting. Topics include: the objectives and users of accounting information, the mechanics of accounting including the accounting equation, transactions, the accounting cycle, and the preparation of financial statements. The use and interpretation of accounting information for investment, lending and management decision-making will be emphasized

    Note: Students with credit for 829.3 cannot take this course for credit.

    MBA 862.4 Financial Management  - This course examines finance in business decision making and shows that many decisions involve some form of financial analysis. Topics include financial math, the integration of finance and accounting, and financial analysis in Microsoft Excel. We will cover some advanced topics and current events.

    Note: Students with credit for 825.3 cannot take this course for credit.

    MBA 865.3 Accounting for Planning and Decision Making - Introduces students to the vital role that management accounting information plays in business, including concepts, definitions and calculations. We will integrate this knowledge into the decision making aspects of management control systems that assist managers in executing their business strategy.

    MBA 870.3 Corporate Finance - Focuses on developing skills of the financial manager at an executive level through deeper understanding of finance concepts, theories and methodologies. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how to value investment opportunities, measure risk and return, negotiate and structure deals, raise capital in private and public markets and manage risk.

    *For the most up-to-date program information visit the USask Course and Program Catalogue.

  • Integrated Business Perspective

    MBA 803.3 Business and Society - Through examination and hands-on application of critical aspects in today's dynamic environment such as corporate governance, competitive contexts, innovation, business ethics and corporate social responsibility, you will develop the skills needed to analyze, formulate and implement firm strategy. This course is fundamental to understanding how business works and is an introductory course for the Edwards MBA.

    MBA 828.3 Tactical Strategy - This integrative course focuses on the functions and responsibilities of managers and senior management in relation to strategy. You are provided the opportunity to develop skills required for formulating and implementing an organizational strategy. By teaching students how to examine organizations from multiple perspectives and employ a risk-based approach, this capstone course helps students develop skills and competencies directly applicable to decision making in their future careers.

    Note: MBA 828 is to be taken in the final year of a student’s program.

    MBA 846.3 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Venture Development - This class provides you with the knowledge and evaluation skills needed to add value in the new venture sector of the economy. Students taking this course will study current concepts in entrepreneurship, primarily as it concerns the evaluation of entrepreneurs, their ventures, and the venturing environment.

    863.2 International Business The course is designed to provide perspective toward engaging in international business. The course will enable you to be attuned to how executives intending to have good impact in their firms pursue business opportunities globally, work with global partners, and be alert to ways to take advantage of the many resources available to Canadian enterprise in international business.

    Note: Students with credit for 878.3 cannot take this course for credit.

    MBA 866.2 Innovation Management - Students in this course will first understand the value of innovation (via research and experiences), then proceed to a learn-by-doing process to accelerate innovation ideas. This is a seven-step process, which include empathy, definition, ideation, business case development, prototype, test and implement. Participants will engage in the first 4 stages. Participants will engage in group processes and will use tools for brainstorming, prioritizing ideas, developing a business case and for pitching an innovation proposal.

    MBA 992.3 Edwards MBA Capstone Project -  The Edwards MBA capstone project allows individuals or a team of students to study a cross-disciplinary issue, problem, or opportunity of operational, organizational, or strategic significance. The students will apply and integrate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program to determine the best course of action for the organization and present their findings in a final report. Students can also participate in an entrepreneurial, team-based venture management project that takes them through the process of developing/refining an idea for a New Venture, researching, and analyzing that opportunity, writing a detailed and compelling Business Plan, and creating/presenting a “Business Plan Pitch” to an external review panel.

    Note: MBA 992 is to be taken in the final year of a student’s program.
    *For the most up-to-date program information visit the USask Course and Program Catalogue.
  • The Human Side of Management

    MBA 813.3 Strategic Human Resources Management - Management is most effective when human resource systems are internally consistent and aligned with organizational strategic objectives. You will learn fundamental concepts in managing people, with an emphasis on identifying the appropriate practices to apply to different organizational contexts and management situations.

    MBA 877.3 Leadership and Organizational Dynamics - The role of a manager requires organizing, controlling, planning and motivating others to perform the work of the organization. The course examines articles, cases, novels, illustrations, and discussion to appreciate the totality of leadership. You will develop and hone your personal leadership philosophies.

    MBA 885.3 Essential Management Skills - Students will enhance their self-understanding, improve their interpersonal effectiveness, and review best practices to successfully manage in complex environments. Personal management style will be explored, and students will improve their communication skills, gain valuable insights into how to manage difficult people, conduct interest-based negotiations, exercise team leadership, and learn how to manage change. The role of personal wellness as a critical aspect of management performance will also be explored. You will engage in practical exercises and will come away with tools and techniques you can apply immediately to solve your day-to-day issues.

    Note: MBA 885 is to be taken in the final year of a student’s program.
    *For the most up-to-date program information visit the USask Course and Program Catalogue.

Program Options

The Edwards MBA can be completed in only 12 months if taken full time, or part time in up to 48 months.  Its 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 yourself, 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.

The modular system is developed for students to accommodate their studies around their lifestyle. Those who prefer an intensive experience can complete the MBA program full-time in 12 months. Students who are working can choose the part time program and take up to 48 months to complete an MBA.  A student who selects the part time plan can also later choose to fast track their studies to complete the degree in a shorter time period.  With a variety of scheduling options, pursuing a Master of Business Administration at the Edwards School of Business can be effectively integrated into career goals to provide a transformational educational and life experience.

  • Full Time Option (One Year)

    If you are looking to fast track your MBA then the Edwards MBA Full Time Program is the right choice for you! You can complete the Full Time Program in only 12 months. Classes run from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and one full-day Saturday class for each course. Saturday classes run 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Download a Printable Copy

  • Part-Time Option (Multi-Year)

    The Edwards MBA Part-Time Program is the perfect solution for those students who are working. Classes run from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and one full-day Saturday class for each course. Saturday classes run 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. While some flexibility is required from your employer, the Part-Time Program can be effectively integrated into your career goals, allowing you to finish your MBA over mulitple years!

    You will begin your program at the end of August with MBA 885 Essential Management Skills and then continue taking classes according to your program plannerIn your final year, you will complete any remaining MBA courses, including Tactical Strategy and the MBA Capstone Project class. 

  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership (One Year)

    The Edwards Graduate Certificate in Leadership (GCL) program is perfect solution for those who are looking to test drive the MBA program. The GCL is comprised of three MBA courses, allowing you to dip your toes into graduate level education.

    You will begin the program with an experiential one-week (five full days) course. The next two courses continue to build on the fundamentals of leadership in a 3-week modular delivery format. Download a pdf of the course schedule.

    Upon completion of the GCL, you have the option to continue onto the MBA as all three of the courses in this program are fully transferrable to the Edwards MBA program.

Combined Degrees

Did you know that you can gain your MBA while working on another degree?

It's true! Edwards School of Business has worked with four other colleges at the University of Saskatchewan to develop combined and double degree options! You can now gain your MBA while working towards your Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Juris Doctor (JD) or Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD). 

  • JD/MBA

    The Edwards School of Business and the College of Law are pleased to announce the creation of a Dual Degree in business and in law. The program will be a three-year program allowing students to complete their law degree and their MBA simultaneously. Students will complete 36 credits in the MBA and 84 credits in the JD program for a total of 120 credits. 

    Expand Your Career Options: Students will leave the University of Saskatchewan prepared to practice either in a career in law and/ or a career in business. They will be well poised to act as corporate counsel in any large organization. The versatile skillset you gain through the JD/MBA could make you a prime candidate for high-level positions.

    A JD/MBA can be extremely valuable for those pursing a public interest focused career path. In this sector, senior leaders are often tasked with heading a nonprofit or public institution, which requires significant management capabilities.

    More credentials, less time. The JD /MBA Program is a three-year program administered jointly by the Edwards School of Business and the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan. The two degrees are complimentary and will allow students to complete two degrees in less time than if they were taken separately.  (three years versus four) If you know you want both degrees eventually, you should consider doing them together.

    How to Apply

    Only students already accepted into the College of Law and completing their first year of studies are eligible to apply. Information will be sent to first year Law students in Term 2 in regards to Information Sessions, applications, etc.  If you have any questions, please email mba@edwards.usask.ca

    Tuition and Fees

    Students admitted into the Dual JD/MBA will be considered for funding from the Edwards School of Business. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement and all-around application merits.

    ROI: Holding a JD/MBA may also significantly increase your lifetime earnings.

    Many law firms reward first-year associates that hold JD/MBAs with a special bonus and/or second-year salaries.

    Additionally, no matter what your profession or industry, the combined JD/MBA degree will give you extra leverage when negotiating salaries throughout your career. 

    More information:

    College of Law 

  • PharmD/MBA

    The PharmD/MBA Program is a 4-year program administered jointly by the Edwards School of Business and the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan. The two degrees are complimentary and will allow students to complete two degrees in less time than if they were taken separately (4 years versus 5). Students will leave the University of Saskatchewan prepared to practice either in a career in pharmacy and/or a career in business.

    This program is open to current PharmD students in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, who must also apply to be admitted into the MBA program.

    Admission Requirements

    • An offer of admission to the PharmD program or up to 12 months of registration in the PharmD program.  Students must express their interest in the combined program to the academic administrator in the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition.
    • A recommendation for admission to the combined PharmD/MBA program by the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition.  Selection will be based on the overall merits of the application.
    • All posted admission requirements for the MBA program.

    Information about the dual program is sent to current PharmD students throughout the year, and an information session occurs in Term 2 for all interested students.

    Current PharmD students or applicants can contact Charity Evans charity.evans@usask.ca for more information.

Double Degree Options

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    "While completing my DVM, I discovered that I wanted to do something different than traditional veterinary practice. The MBA program provided a platform to apply skills from my unique background as well as build on new skill sets learned in the classroom from courses including leadership, finance, entrepreneurship and human resource management.  In addition, the program introduced me to a very diverse group of people and facilitated networking."

    Alexandra Muzzin, DVM, MBA
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Saskatchewan
    Edwards School of Business MBA

    The Edwards School of Business and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine are pleased to offer the DVM/MBA program.  The DVM/MBA program is a five-year program based on this proposal of inserting the one-year MBA program between the third and fourth year of the DVM program. 

    As veterinary medicine has become more corporate, and practice size in general is enlarging, the pharmaceutical industry and government offices continue to hire DVMs, and therefore, will all benefit from this combined DVM and business administration degree. 

    To commence the MBA program students would begin September 1st after successfully completing three years of veterinary medicine.   The MBA program would run from September 1 to August 20 of the following year.  Students would return to their clinical training year in the fifth year delaying completion of the DVM program by one year. 

    Make the most of your technical skills. Veterinary medicine is evolving very quickly in both companion and food animal sectors of private practice.  It is quite common today to have veterinary practices in the range of 10-200 employees, and the management of such units is challenging and often requires significant human resources, financial and managerial skills.  Individuals possessing strong business skills are often seriously lacking in the understanding of the animal industry, i.e., companion animal, food animal or other aspects of veterinary medicine such as corporate or government work. 

    Who is this a good fit for? The dual degree is an ideal fit for the future development of individuals who would typically be administrators in large practices or successful small business owners.  Our outcomes assessment over the last 20 years has consistently shown that we are not providing enough business training within our DVM program to make our graduates comfortable in the business decisions they face in the first two-to-three years of practice.  Although this degree will not make all DVM graduates business professionals, it will supplement the profession with more people to serve with human resource, financial and business management skills combined with the DVM.

    How to Apply

    Only five applicants per year are accepted to the DVM/MBA program.  Students must have a three-to-four year baccalaureate degree and meet the minimum admission requirements of the MBA program, and be a current student in the WCVM at the University of Saskatchewan.

    Students will be recommended by the WCVM but must meet the minimum requirements of the MBA admissions process and will be vetted by the MBA admissions committee. 

    New for 2024-2025

    New for students applying for the 2024-2025 program - we have removed the GMAT requirement for all students who are eligible and applying for the DVM/MBA program. Please contact us at mba@edwards.usask.ca for more information.

  • MD/MBA
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    "I chose the Edwards MBA program to gain a foundation in business before I begin studying medicine.   Coming from the sciences, I would not have had exposure to business skills and concepts required to make informed decisions that affect healthcare, or the networking opportunities. Having an MBA in medicine will be beneficial in helping me understand the business implications of the decisions that physicians make. An MBA/MD will help me bridge the gap between clinical practice and business management, whether that is running a private clinic or informing government policy."

    Bjorn Hunter
    B.Sc in Microbiology & Immunology, U of S 
    Current Edwards MBA/MD Candidate

    The Edwards School of Business and the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan currently offer an MD/MBA program. This program is designed to create effective managers and teach leadership roles in the Medical profession.

    Students admitted to the MD/MBA program would be, in effect, deferring their MD program admission by 1 year to pursue the regular-stream 12-month full-time Edwards MBA program from September to August of the year of admission. This program is only open to students who are accepted to the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.

    Who is this a good fit for? This combined degree will provide the tools and knowledge necessary for Doctors of Medicine looking to advance to a manager position in a wide range of healthcare practices. From publicly funded practices such as small local clinics and large hospital facilities to privately owned corporations in the pharma/biotechnology and health insurance industries, successful graduates of the MD/MBA program will have the medical and business knowledge needed to quickly stand out among their peers. 

    How to Apply

    Up to two applicants per year can be accepted into the dual MD/MBA stream. The MD/MBA program effectively begins at the admissions level. Students applying to the joint program must be vetted by both Colleges. Students must have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree.

    Candidates would be screened first for the MD program on the basis of academic performance (GPA) and non-academic qualities (multiple-mini interviews or MMI).  Students will be recommended by the College of Medicine but must meet the minimum requirements of the MBA admissions process and will be vetted by the MBA admissions committee.

    Acceptance into both programs means the applicant gets a deferral on starting medicine for one year. The applicant immediately starts In the MBA Program.

    New in 2023-2024!

    Beginning in Fall 2023, the DMD/MBA will be available to applicants on the DMD program's waitlinglist. These DMD/MBA candidates will receive provisional DMD admission for the following academic year, contingent on first completeing the one-year Edwards MBA program.

    With most graduating dentists going into private practice, the opportunity to completement oral-health with business, leadership and management skills will benefit graduates throughout their careers.

    For more information on the DMD/MBA program contact the College of Dentistry admissions department at dentristry.admissions@usask.ca, or contact the MBA program office at mba@edwards.usask.ca

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Application Deadlines

International Applicant Deadline: March 31 for the September program
Domestic Applicant Deadline: June 30 for the September program 



Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are evaluated in the order in which they are completed. Therefore, it is to your advantage to submit your completed application as early as possible, as enrollment is limited. The admission process is competitive and later applications are at a disadvantage.

Admission Requirements

  • What to include in your application

    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 $120 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. 


  • Three-or Four-Year Undergraduate Degree

    A three-or four-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university (as deemed by the University of Saskatchewan) with a minimum 70% in the last two years of study. 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.

    Visit Countries and Qualifications for a listing of countries and the equivalent academic requirements.

  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test)
    GMAT or GMAT Online test score (https://www.mba.com/exams/gmat).  Minimum score of 500, however, competitive scores are 550 or better. 
    While a minimum GMAT score of 500 is required, it may be waived if one or more of the following are met:
    • An applicant has successfully completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Edwards School of Business within the last 10 years and achieved an average of 75% in their last two years of full-time study (60 credit units).
    • An applicant holds a recognized Canadian professional designation, namely, CPA, CFA, PMP, and PEng.
    • An applicant has successfully completed the Edwards School of Business Masters of Professional Accounting program, or holds an undergraduate medical doctor (MD) degree, or holds a PhD from a Canadian university.
    • An applicant has received the minimum required score on the LSAT, MCAT, and DAT, and have been admitted to the respective University of Saskatchewan colleges.
    • An applicant is in good standing in their third year of the University of Saskatchewan's Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.
    • An applicant has successfully completed an undergraduate business degree from an accredited Canadian business school (i.e. AACSB) and has a converted entrance average of a minimum 80% in the last two-years of full-time study (60 credit units).
  • Letters of Reference

    Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation. 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. At least one of these must be an academic reference.

    • 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.
    • You will then fill out your referee’s complete information on the online application form and enter their current email address.
    • 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 degrees, 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 to?

    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!

  • Resume

    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 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 degrees, greater emphasis will be placed on your academic components. You will still be required to submit a current resume.

  • Proof of English Proficiency

    Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. See the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Information and Policies for more information. To see whether you will be exempt from this requirement, Click Here. 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 or registration in the graduate program. 


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Tuition and Financial Aid

  • Tuition
    Tuition figures below are for 2024-2025. International master's tuition rates are 2.25 times the domestic graduate rate.


    Canadian Student Tuition


    International Student Tuition


    ($673.47 per credit unit)


    ($1,515.33 per credit unit)

    Tuition fees - Program tuition fees are assessed each by the University of Saskatchewan in May of each year.  Fees are charged each term and are based on the courses registered for within the respective terms. The University of Saskatchewan academic calendar is based on four terms per year. Graduate students must register at the beginning of each academic year and arrange for payment of the required fees.  


    University of Saskatchewan

    Student Fees

    Textbooks and

    Course Materials

    $1115 per year (approx)

     $1350 (approx)

    Student Fees - All graduate students, including international graduate students, must pay student fees. These fees are subject to review and revision at any time, and they are non-refundable after the add/drop deadline for a given term. Current fees are posted on the Money Matters website. For information on how and when to pay graduate fees check the University Course Calendar for Payment of Tuition and Compulsory Fees.

    Textbooks and Course Materials - Estimates are about $1,350 for the entire program. This does not include the costs of a computer or other electronic equipment. Textbooks are available at book exchanges in the fall, from students advertising online, or from posted ads on one of the many bulletin boards on campus. You can purchase books online, including secondhand books, from ShopUSask.

    Computer Equipment - A laptop computer is required. 

  • Incoming Student Awards

    We understand that education is a heavy investment, and we are here to help.  The Edwards Graduate Program Office administers a number of awards and bursaries annually for incoming students. Awards have specific criteria based on academic achievement, financial need and student background. Award applications submitted by the stated deadline will be considered from incoming admitted students who have confirmed their attendance with a tuition deposit.

    Edwards has a dedicated award for self-declared First Nation, Métis, and Inuit graduate students:

    • Dean’s Circle awards (three awards valued at $10,000 each) recognize Indigenous graduate students who are entering or continuing a master’s program (Master of Business Administration, Master of Professional Accounting, or Master of Science) at Edwards. The award will be given out in the 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years to students who are self-declared and have verified their Indigenous citizenship/membership based on the University of Saskatchewan’s deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin policy. 

    For more information on other graduate student scholarships, please visit Award Search.



    *Financial Need Calculator

    For some awards and bursaries, you are required to complete the Financial Need Calculator. You are required to complete the Financial Need Calculator only once, even if you are applying for multiple awards. 

    1. Log into the Scholarships and Bursaries channel in PAWS 
    2. Click on the "Apply for Awards"* green button
    3. Select the “Edwards Graduate Students Financial Need Calculator” from the Current Students “Select Application Form” drop-down menu; click “Apply” 
    4. Once an application has been started, it will be listed under the “Existing Applications” header on that same webpage. Once you have completed the form correctly, you will receive a message after you submit that says "SUCCESS: Selected application was successfully submitted."


  • Canadian Students

    Canadian students have access to numerous funding options to help them pay for an MBA, such as grants, private loans, fellowships, scholarships and bursaries, and government loans. 


    Canada Student Loans and Grants

    The Government of Canada offers Canada Student Loans to full and part time post-secondary students who demonstrate financial need in most provinces and territories across Canada.

    The new Canada Student Grants Program (CSGP) consolidates federal student financial assistance grants into a single program that will provide more effective support for students and families and help them manage the cost of post-secondary education. Learn More!

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    Student Awards

    There are hundreds of scholarships, bursaries, grants, fellowships and other forms of financial assistance available to students across Canada. Student Awards is the Canadian financial awards database that allows students to be matched with awards they are eligible for, and provides them with details on application procedures, deadlines and contact information. Learn More!

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    Scholarships Canada

    Sign up to search through an extensive database to find scholarships, bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning. Learn More!

  • International Students

    International students have various options for funding their Canadian MBA. External financial aid is also available in the form of personal lines of credit, credit cards, family loans, etc. International students should explore their options for financial aid in the form of loans and scholarships from their home countries.


    The Paras Education Foundation

    The Paras Education Foundation assists international students in obtaining study abroad loans for more than 42 countries including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.  No collateral security is necessary. Learn More!


    International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search

    IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad. Learn More!

    Government of Canada

    Government of Canada Scholarships for Non-Canadians

    Browse through the Government of Canada website on scholarship opportunities for non-Canadians. Awards are available to foreign students for study/research in Canada. Learn More!

  • RBC Professional Student Package

    The Edwards MBA is pleased to announce their partnership with RBC Royal Bank of Canada to offer a professional student package!

    Student Line of Credit

    For students accepted into the Edwards MBA program, RBC offers the Royal Student Credit Line for Professional Studies. Standard Royal Bank credit criteria applies, however RBC is currently able to use projected income allowing most students to qualify on their own without a co-signer.  The limit currently offered is The maximum limit currently offered to Edwards MBA students with RBC is $45,000.  This limit excludes any government student loans and existing Royal Credit lines for students. The limit is reviewed on an individual basis.

    An interest-only payment is due monthly at preferential rate of Prime plus 0.5%.  This rate applies while you are enrolled in school and during repayment as well. 

    You will also have the convenience of accessing funds through RBC banking machines or online and telephone banking.

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    Everyday banking

    For everyday banking RBC offers either the RBC Student Banking Account or RBC No Limit Student Banking Accounts.


    The signature RBC Rewards Visa (upon credit approval) is free for those with an RBC Student Banking Account.  With this Visa card you will earn 1 reward point for every $1 spent on the card. The card also comes with purchase protection, extended warranty and auto rental collision insurance.

    With RBC Rewards points you can earn gift cards from The Bay, Sears, Cineplex, Starbucks and many others listed on the RBC Rewards website.  3000 points = $25.  You can also choose RBC Financial Rewards or travel rewards. 

    For more details please see www.rbcrewards.com


    Anika Mysha
    Royal Bank of Canada
    1402 College Drive
    Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0W7
    T (306) 914-8628


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If you would like more information about the Master of Business Administration, please contact us:

Graduate Programs Office
Edwards School of Business
University of Saskatchewan
25 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
S7N 5A7

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