Overview

Applicants
216
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.25
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
580 - 660
GPA
3 - 3.5

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
January 15

Regular Application Deadline
June 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 1

Round 1
January 15

Round 2
March 1

Round 3
March 1

Round 4
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
82

99
Full-time
28
Female
1
Part-time


Students Say

Located in Canada's "second business center (behind Toronto)," University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business "has close connections with local business." That's a big deal when you're in "the heart of the energy sector of Canada" and those connections forge a "link to the oil and gas business environment and high-level executives." Students note that "the integration into the oil and gas community is very evident here (e.g., speaker panels with oil execs, etc)." Haskayne's energy-related specialization is in global "energy management and sustainable development."

Energy isn't the sole focus of a Haskayne MBA, though; on the contrary, "there is a good emphasis on bringing in execs from a wide range of industries," with finance and accounting among the program's other strengths. Across the curriculum, Haskayne employs "a mix of both…cases and structured lectures…and methods even beyond the two…to provide all the learning that's essential to make good leaders for tomorrow." "In some courses, the guest speakers alone provided the ROI in the course," one student exclaims. "Really, really interesting" electives include "entrepreneurship and new venture courses that are so much fun." "Leadership panel discussions and other networking and learning events for students" add further value. Speaking of value, "the cost of living as well as the tuition rates are reasonable" here, meaning that Haskayne "offers an outstanding graduate education at a fairly affordable price." Students also see, and appreciate, the program's "willingness to be innovative and [administrators'] willingness to receive student input." Haskayne offers a twenty-month daytime MBA, an executive MBA, an evening MBA at its downtown campus, a Global Energy Executive MBA offered in five locations around the world, and a thesis-based MBA for those interested in pursuing business research.


Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Entrepreneurship & Innovation


Global Energy Management & Sustainable Development



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description
http://www.ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/grad/current/index.htm

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://haskayne.ucalgary.ca/haskaynefaculty/research/centres/iris http://haskayne.ucalgary.ca/research/research-centres/ccal http://haskayne.ucalgary.ca/research/research-centres/eccs http://haskayne.ucalgary.ca/research/research-centres/cpia

School's environmental commitment 1:
Enbridge Centre for Corporate Sustainability

School's environmental commitment 2:
International Resources Industries and Sustainability Centre (IRIS)

School's environmental commitment 3:
Centre for Public Interest Accounting (CPIA)

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$88,379
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
25%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
50%
School Facilitiated
44%
Graduate Facilitated
6%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

31%
Operations/Logistics
22%
Marketing
17%
Finance/Accounting
13%
Consulting
9%
Other
4%
General Management
4%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

100%
International

Students Say

Students are very enthusiastic about the career opportunities afforded by Haskayne's "close connections with local businesses," and the Career Center earns praise for "pro- viding access to new job opportunities." In surveys, the school's location is consistently listed as one of its major benefits. As one student explains, the program "takes advantage of being located in an energy industry hub to provide relevant courses of study and integrat[ion] with the local business community." Some feel there's too much focus on the energy sector; one student tells us that "the Career Center is great, but a lot of the companies they bring in are oil- and gas-focused. It would be nice if they also engaged other industries."

Companies that frequently hire graduates include Enmax Corporation, Nexen Inc., Enbridge Inc., Suncor Energy, Bell Canada, CIBC World Markets Inc., Scotia Bank, SMART Technologies Inc., TransCanada, TELUS Communications Ltd., Devon Canada, Shell Canada, Imperial Oil LTD, ATB Financial, Mercer Management, and Deloitte Consulting.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Operations / Logistics 31% $93,721 $107,110 $75,869 $178,516
Marketing / Sales 22% $58,017 $82,117 $46,414 $142,813
Finance / Accounting 17% $73,638 $88,142 $62,480 $142,813
Consulting 13% $71,406 $74,530 $66,943 $82,117
Other 9% $73,191 $73,191 $73,299 $74,084
Information Technology 4% $80,332
General Management 4% $62,738

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Petroleum / Energy 39% $101,109 $111,275 $75,869 $178,516
Consulting 13% $71,406 $74,530 $66,943 $82,117
Financial Services 13% $75,569 $93,721 $62,480 $142,813
Non-profit 13%
Other 9% $66,943 $66,943 $62,480 $71,406
Government 4% $80,332

Prominent Alumni

Brett Wilson
Co-Founder First Energy Capital, Entrepreneur and Media Personality

Charlie Fisher
Retired President and CEO, Nexen

Hal Kvisle
President & CEO, Talisman Energy

Lesley Conway
President of Hopewell Residential Communities and one of WXN Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women

Gary Kovacs
CEO, Mozilla

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$5,850

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
26%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$13,266
Tuition (Out-State)
$23,554
Fees (In-State)
$2,111
Fees (Out-State)
$2,111

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$442
Tuition (Out-State)
$785

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$12,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$12,000
Academic Expenses
$2,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
414
Part Time
26%

Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

32.00%
International

29% female
71% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Life at Haskayne "allows each student to be as involved or uninvolved as we want to be. Those who want to get involved can join the MBA Society. Those who don't have time to get involved...simply go to classes and that's it." Involvement is strongest among full-time students, one of whom reports "that following great classes and group meetings there is a large proportion of students that get together and go out for drinks. We have great networking and social events planned throughout the year such as 'Iron Chef MBA,' curling, ski trips, etc. Just a great relaxing break from the busy schoolwork." Those in the part-time program, on the other hand, usually "do not get the benefit of experiencing school life to its fullest." School, work, and family obligations typically leave them little time for networking events.

Haskayne MBAs "range in age from twenty-two to forty-two, single to married and hav- ing five kids, limited experience to amazing experience. Despite my classmates coming from different regions of the planet and different regions of Canada, we have a strong sense of camaraderie and good communication." The program includes "a lot of creative people and well-rounded people...just the kind of people that you wouldn't expect to run into in an MBA program." Students represent "a broad range of industries…but many are experienced professionals from the oil and gas sector."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Micheline Campanaro
Admissions Coordinator

Address
2500 University Drive, NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Canada

Phone
403-220-3808

Fax
403-282-0095

Email
mbarequest@haskayne.ucalgary.ca


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