Master Programs in Canada

Compare 76 Top Masters Programs in Canada 2017/2018

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Canada has one of the highest living standards in the world and is consistently ranked in the top 10 on the UN’s Human Development Index. Being a member of both the Commonwealth and the Francophonie, a grouping of French-speaking countries, Canada offers a rich cultural heritage and many ties to its European founders. In addition to providing outstanding educational opportunities in both English and French, Canada is one of the most desirable places to live in the world. Canada boasts beautiful landscapes, low crime rates, clean cities, excellent health care and a tech savvy population. Despite its small population, Canada has some of the finest institutions of higher education in the world and master’s degrees from Canada are widely recognized for their high quality.

Canadians realize the importance of a good education, and this is why public education in Canada is funded by federal, provincial and local governments. Canada has one of the highest enrollment rates in the world for students who have graduated from secondary school continuing on to post-secondary education, that is, university-level education. There are plenty of Masters degrees in Canada to choose from for students from all over the world, creating a diverse educational environment.

Although Canada has several types of higher education institutes, only universities offer masters degree programs. Hundreds of master’s programs are available, from the arts to engineering to MBAs. General requirements for students applying for a masters degree program include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, reference letters, a written application regarding the student’s interest in the degree program, and a standardized test such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). International students who are not native English speakers may also need to take the TOEFL.

Tuition is very low for Canadian citizens. For international students, tuition varies widely depending upon the school and program, from a low of around $2,000 per year up to about $35,000 per year at the high end. Schools in the smaller provinces (e.g., Newfoundland) are generally less expensive than schools in the larger provinces (e.g., British Columbia). Individual institutions award scholarships to international students who have demonstrated high academic achievement; interested students should apply directly to the specific institution and Masters Program they want to attend.

The length of a masters degree in Canada depends upon the university, the academic discipline, and whether the student attends full time or part time. Programs range from one to two years and usually include a mixture of coursework and research. Some programs require a full thesis, while others require a project or even an internship.

Canada loves international students, as demonstrated by the more than 200,000 of them studying there! In addition to providing a bi-lingual, multi-cultural environment with great winter sports, Canadian schools provide excellent value for all students, with relatively low tuition rates and high quality schools – four universities in the 2012 Shanghai World University Rankings top 100 and five MBA schools in the 2012 Financial Times Rankings top 100. Graduates of programs will find many opportunities to work in Canada whether or not they are Canadian residents. Major Canadian industries include banking, petroleum, forestry, fishing, agriculture and aerospace.

Canadian universities offer masters degrees in just about everything you can imagine.

Take the next step toward your future education by browsing the different masters degrees below. Once you’ve found a program that’s right for you, contact the specific university if you have additional questions.

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IMPM

International Masters Program for Managers
Campus Part time 16 months September 2018 Canada Montreal Alberta + 1 more

The core is a set of five modules of 10 days each that take place over 16 months, organized by managerial mindsets. Accompanying these are all kinds of intriguing activities, in the class and out: Co-coaching, Friendly Consulting, Dedicated Tables, Managerial Exchanges, and Impact Teams. [+]

Masters in Canada 2017/2018. Deadline for Application is July 1, 2017 No GMAT necessary You can see the basic layout of the program below. The core is a set of five modules of 10 days each that take place over 16 months, organized by managerial mindsets. Accompanying these are all kinds of intriguing activities, in the class and out: Co-coaching, Friendly Consulting, Dedicated Tables, Managerial Exchanges, and Impact Teams. Those who wish to receive the masters in management degree, beyond the IMPM Certificate, write a Final Paper that allows them to probe more deeply into some issue of key concern. These elements are described below. THE FIVE MINDSETS MODULE 1 MANAGING SELF: THE REFLECTIVE MINDSET The Lake District of northern England, far from the hectic pace of managing, is the perfect setting for thoughtful reflection on yourself and your experiences as a manager. Participants experience The Nature of Engaging Management (Henry Mintzberg), Ethics and Virtue within the Organization (Lucas Introna), and in the footsteps of Woodworth before undertaking a cultural audit of a British company. The module is developed and delivered by leading faculty at the Lancaster University School of Management, consistently ranked among the top research school in the UK. MODULE 2 MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS: THE ANALYTIC MINDSET We move to Montreal, one of North America's most engaging cities, where Canada's foremost university, McGill, hosts the second module, on the analytic mindset. Sessions on big data, finance, and marketing, ect. focus on developing an understanding of analysis beyond techniques —and... [-]

Master of International Business Management (IMBA)

Westford University College
Campus or Online Full time Part time 12 months Open Enrollment Canada Canada Online + 1 more

This course is structured in a manner that the learner will receive dual certification, Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in International Business Management, awarded by Cambridge International Qualifications, UK and a Master of International Business Administration awarded by Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy. This MBA is accredited by Ministry of Education, Italy and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), United States, hence the MBA has dual accreditation from Europe and US.The University also comes under the ENIC NARIC Approved Universities and is recognized worldwide. [+]

Master of International Business Administration, Awarded by Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy. Guglielmo Marconi is a world-class university promoting the use of innovative learning methodologies and an approach based on the development of interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and competences with a particular emphasis on the global perspective. Our diverse community has presently a total number of around 16000 students enrolled in graduate and postgraduate programs, 300 faculty members and an academic advising team made of more than 200 experts. The University Headquarters are situated in the heart of Rome, near the Vatican City but numerous regional and international branches allow both domestic and overseas students to take their final exam and present their thesis dissertation without leaving their own country or state. Guglielmo Marconi University is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education and is also accredited by ACICS – Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the largest US accrediting institution linked to the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).This means that GMU Bachelors and Master’s will be valid not only in Europe but also in the United States, giving students new and greater career opportunities in a larger number of countries: ... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in Dependable Software Systems

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Dependable Software Systems is an intensive one-year degree program for software engineers who want to explore the principles and techniques for maintaining the integrity and reliability of software systems in diverse application areas. [+]

Masters in Canada 2017/2018. The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Dependable Software Systems is an intensive one-year degree program for software engineers who want to explore the principles and techniques for maintaining the integrity and reliability of software systems in diverse application areas. With their broad foundation for analyzing and addressing software dependability issues across many different industry sectors, graduates of this program will be highly sought after by employers. Watch this video and learn more about this unique technical management program from our students and professors. Propel Your Career Forward This unique master’s degree program will: deepen your understanding of how to develop and maintain dependable systems; broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain; provide a dynamic learning environment that includes collaborative projects with students and faculty, as well as a major capstone project enabling you to gain specific domain expertise; offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry experts; and help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication. Eligibility Requirements You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have: an undergraduate degree in computer engineering, software engineering or computer science; coding proficiency; and three or more years of relevant work experience. As a graduate of this program, you will have the skills to take your career to the next level – tackling complex software engineering challenges... [-]

Masters of Management in Finance (MMF)

McGill University
Campus Full time 12 months July 2018 Canada Montreal

The McGill Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) degree is a pre-experience twelve-month specialized program in finance. The MMF program prepares students for a career in finance through a comprehensive curriculum that integrates advanced financial concepts and quantitative methods with real-world business practices. [+]

The McGill Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) degree is a pre-experience twelve-month specialized program in finance. The MMF program prepares students for a career in finance through a comprehensive curriculum that integrates advanced financial concepts and quantitative methods with real-world business practices. The MMF is designed for recent graduates with a Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Economics, Arts or Commerce degree and with proven quantitative skills who aim to work in the finance industry or in the finance function of a business. The next cohort starts in Summer 2018. Gain real life business experience Throughout the program, Master of Management in Finance students work as analysts at Desautels Capital Management Inc., a licensed and regulated investment management firm with an independent board of directors. Major responsibilities will include covering a sector and managing the DCM firm’s portfolio. Program structure The Masters of Management in Finance consists of eleven courses (33 credits) delivered over six modules. Concurrently students will also be expected to complete an Integrative Finance Project (12 Credits). Six Modules 1st Module: FINE 678 - Financial Economics (3 Credits) This course covers the basic principles of valuation in modern finance and applies them to the pricing of financial securities and to the investment decisions of firms. Topics include interest rates, the valuation of bonds, stocks and options, optimal portfolio choice, the price of risk, and capital budgeting. The course serves as a foundation for the rest of the finance courses in the program. FINE 690 Advanced Topics in Finance... [-]

Master of Education

Nipissing University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 Canada Ontario + 1 more

The Master of Education (MEd) program is designed to prepare educational leaders for learning environments such as classrooms, schools and other learning organizations. [+]

Masters in Canada 2017/2018. Master of Education The Master of Education (MEd) program is designed to prepare educational leaders for learning environments such as classrooms, schools and other learning organizations. The program is ideal for education, healthcare and other professionals. The program is offered on a full-time and flexible full-time (Flex-time) basis. The Flex-time option is intended to allow working professionals to be engaged in continued employment in areas related to the fields of research. The majority of courses are offered online, however, students can also register in onsite courses (predominantly now offered at the three Nipissing University campuses in North Bay, Bracebridge and Brantford). The full-time MEd Program is a two-year program. Students in the Flex-time option may complete within 3-4 years. Courses in the Fall, Winter or Spring/Summer terms are scheduled in one of three ways: (i) online via Blackboard Learn (ii) onsite over a series of weeknight sessions, or, (iii) onsite over a series of weekends. Admission requirements The minimum requirements for admission consideration are an undergraduate degree with a B average on the last ten full courses (or 20 half/semester courses) completed. This is a limited enrollment program. Admission is competitive. Consideration will be given to undergraduate marks as well as supplemental information required with the application. All applicants are required to provide at least three letters of academic recommendation from professors or other appropriate professionals who can speak to their level of preparation and readiness for graduate studies. At least one of the references must... [-]

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Canada London

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


Master of Global Business (MGB)

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria
Campus Full time 12 - 16 months September 2018 Canada Victoria

One year, three countries and a global internship Twelve months to travel in up to four different countries, where you'll live, work, study and experience how business is done globally. Up for the challenge? [+]

One amazing adventure: three countries and a global internship

The  Master of Global Business (MGB) degree is a rigorous one-year master's degree in global business is specifically designed for new and recent graduates with a bachelor's degree in business, commerce or management, who want to experience a unique and exciting graduate business education.

Take charge - choose your own path around the world

Our Master of Global Business is the only degree program in Canada that is set in three  different countries, among North/South America, Asia and Europe.

Immerse yourself fully within these diverse business contexts for a well-rounded global business path:

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Master of Professional Accounting

University of Saskatchewan, Edwards School of Business
Campus Full time 2 years May 2018 Canada Saskatoon

The Master of Professional Accounting Program (MPAcc) is an innovative graduate degree program that attracts top-notch accounting students from across Canada and internationally. Created by visionary academics in response to the demand for applied, competency-based training, the program actively involves students through the use of business cases, skills workshops, and other contemporary educational techniques. [+]

A Comprehensive Education for your Diverse Future The Master of Professional Accounting Program (MPAcc) is an innovative graduate degree program that attracts top-notch accounting students from across Canada and internationally. Created by visionary academics in response to the demand for applied, competency-based training, the program actively involves students through the use of business cases, skills workshops, and other contemporary educational techniques. MPAcc provides a proven alternative route for students who are seeking the CPA designation in Canada with a first time pass rate of the Common Final Evaluation (CFE) exceeding 90%. The program also gives students an opportunity to develop an appreciation for the academic research process and academe as a career choice. Mission Statement The mission of the Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program is to develop exceptional accounting professionals and business leaders. We bring together superior students, leading researchers, outstanding facilitators and inspiring professionals for intensive periods of study and growth. The MPAcc program is innovative, strategic, interdisciplinary, and personally transforming. Students form lasting relationships with classmates and faculty, develop both professionally and personally, and are challenged to act with integrity, objectivity and a commitment to excellence. Vision Statement The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program will be recognized in Canada as the premiere educational choice for outstanding students seeking to become leaders in the accounting profession. The very best undergraduate accounting students from across Canada will be attracted to this innovative, strategic, interdisciplinary, and personally transforming program. MPAcc graduates will distinguish themselves during their business careers, and... [-]

Master of Engineering: Mechanical-Materials

University of Windsor, Graduate
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 semesters September 2018 Canada Windsor + 1 more

In order to graduate with an MEng degree, a student must successfully complete eight graduate-level courses, including five from their area of specialization plus one more engineering course (from any department) and no more than two non-engineering courses. [+]

Masters in Canada 2017/2018. MEng Program Information In order to graduate with an MEng degree, a student must successfully complete eight graduate-level courses, including five from their area of specialization plus one more engineering course (from any department) and no more than two non-engineering courses. Alternatively, a student may choose to complete all eight courses within their area of specialisation. Engineering Materials The Vision Statement for the Engineering Materials Graduate Program is: The Engineering Materials Graduate Program recognizes the close relationship between advanced level education and the advancement of knowledge, and is committed to excellence in graduate teaching and research. The Mission statement for the Engineering Materials Graduate Program is to provide an outstanding learning environment for productive graduate research to maintain state-of-the-art research laboratories equipped with the most modern research equipment to offer students with opportunities for a rewarding education to keep self-sustained growth by a high output of student co-authored peer-reviewed research publications, and strengthening collaborative research with other universities and industry to expose students to challenging industrial problems that are studied using a sound scientific methodology and experimental/theoretical research skills to prepare students for careers in teaching and/or research in academia or in industry to train students to acquire autonomy in conducting innovative research The Engineering Materials (EM) graduate program is fully accredited by the Council on Quality Assurance of Ontario Universities (previously, Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS)). The high caliber of the research activity within the Engineering Materials Program has been a traditional strength of... [-]

Master of Digital Media

The Centre for Digital Media - The CDM
Campus 1 year September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Digital Media program is an internationally recognized, research informed, and industry relevant professional master [+]

The Master of Digital Media program is an internationally recognized, research informed, and industry relevant professional master's program. What is common between a weather app on your phone, a racing game on your console and a state-of-the-art imaging tool in a hospital? All of these are digital media products, and to build them requires teams of digital media professionals. Digital media is content that is stored in digital formats and usually distributed online. The world we live in today is populated by digital media products, and the shift from traditional media has taken place in many industries, including industries that aren’t typically associated with digital media—such as health, government and education. Digital media products can be found in: eCommerce Games – console, online and mobile Websites and mobile applications Animation Social media Video Augmented reality Virtual reality Data visualization Location-based services Interactive Storytelling Digital media can include these industries: Entertainment Technology eCommerce Non-Profit Health Education Marketing and advertising Government Sports Environment Television Publishing Scholarships There are many scholarship opportunities available to new and returning students of the Master of Digital Media program. More than 60% of incoming September 2014 students received a scholarship or other financial assistance. [-]

Master in International Business Development

Centennial College
Campus Full time 14 - 18 months September 2018 Canada Toronto

Master in International Business Development (MAIB) is a truly global education program, offered by three leading international institutions; University of Milano-Bicocca (Milan, Italy), Centennial College (Toronto, Canada) and Alliance University (Bangalore, India). [+]

Masters in Canada 2017/2018. Master in International Business Development (MAIB) is a truly global education program, offered by three leading international institutions; University of Milano-Bicocca (Milan, Italy), Centennial College (Toronto, Canada) and Alliance University (Bangalore, India). Travel the world in 15 months and earn global business expertise, work experience and credentials: First level European Master Degree from University of Milano-Bicocca Ontario College Graduate Certificate from Centennial College Opportunity to work part-time while you study in Toronto Opportunity for a Canadian Post-Graduation Work Permit Internship semester with leading companies in Canada, Italy or India “To join the MAIB program is a choice that will change your life” - Miriam Hubbard, MAIB Student.
 a) MAIB + IBM – 14 months Two simultaneous degrees: First Level Master from University of Milano-Bicocca + Ontario College Graduate Certificate from Centennial College, Toronto – achieved in 14 months with a total of 90 credits. Program includes 3 months internship at no additional cost anywhere in the world, but in Canada (see point b). b) MAIB + IBM + Internship period in Canada – 15 months Opportunity to work in Canada by enrolling at Centennial College for the Internship period of 15 weeks: a must in order to comply with the work visa norms of Canadian Government. Additional costs apply. c) MAIB + IBM + MBA – 18 months MBA Degree from Alliance School of Business, Bangalore, India can be achieved with an additional study period of 4 months with a total of 30 credits. Additional costs... [-]

Master of Design (MDes)

NSCAD University - Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Halifax Hamilton

The Master of Design is a one-year program. Over the course of three semesters, beginning in May of every year, students take 42 credits of prescribed Studio and Liberal Arts and Sciences courses, and complete a graduate thesis/degree project. The emphasis of the Program is on [+]

Master of Design

The Master of Design is a one-year program. Over the course of three semesters, beginning in May of every year, students take 42 credits of prescribed Studio and Liberal Arts and Sciences courses, and complete a graduate thesis/degree project. The emphasis of the Program is on practice-led research, hence every student’s degree project will be one that focuses on new knowledge gained through reflective practice. Students will present their research through their design work, accompanied by an extended written paper; by a public presentation, and in appropriate circumstances in a group exhibition.

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Master of Organizational Management

Crandall University
Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Moncton

The Master of Organizational Management (M.Org.M) is offered by the Adult Professional Studies Division as an alternative to the MBA in that it will focus more on working with, and through, people than on the technical aspects of business administration. [+]

Masters in Canada 2017/2018. The Master of Organizational Management (M.Org.M) is offered by the Adult Professional Studies Division as an alternative to the MBA in that it will focus more on working with, and through, people than on the technical aspects of business administration. The M.Org.M is delivered in a format enabling those already in the workforce the classroom opportunity for completing their graduate degree during evening hours. Special Program Highlights for the Master of Organizational Management: This is a non-traditional program created to serve working professionals who holds an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree from any discipline (i.e. B.B.A., B.A., B.Sc., B.Ed, B.Th.) and has at least 2 years full-time working experience of any type(s) in any organization(s) of any sector(s). Courses are held Wednesday night. Each course takes between 5 and 10 weeks to complete. Students take one course at a time. Course requirements are completed outside of your work schedule. Classes are small and personable. The program enhances students’ interpersonal skills, written and verbal communications and problem-solving and decision making abilities as well as expanding their understanding or research techniques and applications. [-]

Master in Counseling Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree prepares students to be knowledgeable in foundational theories and methods of clinical mental health counseling. Graduates of the program are [+]

Counseling Psychology

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree prepares students to be knowledgeable in foundational theories and methods of clinical mental health counseling. Graduates of the program are well prepared for a wide variety of mental health positions in human service agencies and organizations in both the public and private sectors. The program offers traditional graduate degree training coupled with an emphasis on the education and training in socially responsible practice. The comprehensive coursework and supervised practicum required for this program can be completed in a two-year period as a full-time student. Through our vast network of community partners, students are able to complete their practical training in a variety of different and specialized settings.... [-]


Master Of Managing People In The Workplace (without Memory)

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 6 months September 2018 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 1 more

Proficiency in managing people in the workplace is a Masters in human resource management. [+]

Masters in Canada 2017/2018. Proficiency in managing people in the workplace is a Masters in human resource management. The challenges of intergenerational and intercultural relations, motivation, labor-management relations and conflict management are all topics that deserve further by this program. paths Master of people management in the workplace, tracking research (with memory) While providing the knowledge and key skills in people management, this path familiarises students with research methodologies in this field. It allows for a research project (memory 21 credits) to deepen their knowledge on a specific topic related to the issue of the human dimension of management. This pathway also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Master of people management in the workplace, career path (without memory) This path is focused on the development of knowledge and key skills in people management. It aims to train future managers for managing employees. It is therefore a specialization on the human factor in the company. It deals with themes there as mobilization, motivation, conflict management, ethics, consolidation of work teams, negotiation, leadership, management of different generations, etc. Students should deepen their knowledge on a particular subject in the course of writing a test of 12 credits. Research areas The research activities in this field are defined in four main areas: corporate social responsibility; crisis management and organizational transformation; new forms of work organizations; skills management and career management. Among the expertise of the teaching team include: the individual towards his company's commitment; ethical management; Human... [-]