Comparison between Studying MBA from USA or Canada

Comparison between Studying MBA from USA or Canada

This article may be very useful when you are choosing between USA and Canada to pursue MBA or Masters in Management field.

USA VS CANADA ( MBA or a Management course from a foreign university can be very helpful in understanding business and trade from a global perspective. However, once an aspirant has zeroed down the choice of studying management abroad, the next likely question ahead him/her is about the destination or the university where one must study.

The USA and Canada are the two obvious choices that emerge as foreign destinations to pursue Masters in Management, MBA or related postgraduate courses, for international students.

The world-class universities and colleges, the quality of education and the variety of courses make these two as one of the top choices for any international student.

United States of America have lots of one of the best universities in the world like Harvard University, University of Phoenix, and University of Southern California, etc.

On the other hand, Canada also has lots of top class universities like the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, McGill University, and University of Alberta etc.


This is the first thing to look at while making your choice for the suitable country. The requirements of various universities may vary however, the generally accepted norms are as follows:-

Countries USA CANADA
Eligibility Minimum 4 years of education after 10+2 Minimum 4 years education after 10+2
GMAT Essential Essential
Work Experience Recommended Required for most Colleges

Difference between USA and Canada universities-

  • United States of America: Any person cannot get settled permanently in the US directly after completing MBA or a post-graduation in management. However, an individual can study and work in the US for some time basis the acquired work permit.
  •  Canada: Any person studying in Canada for two years or more and having a valid work permit under the Post Graduate Work Permit Programme (PGWPP) shall have better chances to get settled in Canada.


The tuition fee may vary greatly depend on the institute. We here compare the approximate average expenses of doing an MBA in various countries.

Cost Figures in Indian Rupees (Lakhs)

Countries USA

(Public Universities)


(Private universities)

Tuition Fees

(Full Cost)

10.35 Lacs 19.35 Lacs 9.3 lacs
Living Cost


5.4 Lacs 5.4 Lacs 3.1 Lacs
Duration 2 Years 2 Years 1.5 to 2 Years
Total Cost 21.15 Laks 30.15 Lacs 15.5 lacs


By: Manprabhjot Singh (Sr. Admission Counselor)


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