How the next generation of business grads is shaking things up, both inside the classroom and out, in Canadian Business magazine's 16th annual MBA guide. On newsstands today. TORONTO, Oct. 18 /CNW/ - Oh, how things have changed. The MBA market has exploded, but catering to the latest generation of MBAs also means business schools have had to get smarter about what they offer in the classroom. Instead of just one or two programs, most schools now offer a handful of different MBA and EMBA options, many of which can be completed part-time, full-time, online or even by correspondence. While some take as little as 12 months to finish, others can be stretched out for four or five years. And the proliferation of joint degrees and specializations also means students can customize their programs to focus on sectors ranging from real estate and health administration to international business and sports management. "Indeed, many of the changes to today's business-school curriculum - and the way it is delivered - have come about directly as a result of students," Canadian Business reports. In Alberta, where many young professionals were simply too busy making a living in the oilpatch during regular working hours, the University of Calgary decided to introduce a three-year evening program that allows candidates to complete their MBA outside the nine-to-five grind. And this September, the Rotman School of Management in Toronto launched its very own "Morning MBA," a program that lets students complete all of their classwork between 7 a.m. and 8:59 a.m., two days of the week. The newly redesigned Canadian Business magazine, featuring the annual MBA Guide, arrives on newsstands across the country starting today. Approaching its 80th anniversary, Canadian Business reveals a radically different look, while staying true to an overall vision of offering rigorously forward-looking insight. For more information about the magazine redesign please see press release titled "Bold, New Canadian Business Magazine Arriving on Newsstands Today" posted 8:30 a.m. at http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2007/18/c5289.html. About Canadian Business magazine: Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, bestselling and most trusted business publication in Canada. Canadian Business stands alone as the business magazine in Canada with 100% paid circulation. With a readership of almost one million, the magazine is published every second Monday, except in January, July and August, when monthly issues are published. Special annual issues of Canadian Business include the Investor 500, the MBA Guide, the Rich 100 and the Best and Worst Boards. Visit www.canadianbusiness.com/magazine.