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Admission criteria

We look holistically at candidates, giving equal weight to grades, professional achievements, interpersonal skills and leadership potential.

Admission criteria

What we look for in the Morning and Evening MBA program = Intellectual ability + work experience + history of impact + leadership potential

We believe that exposure to a rich variety of viewpoints makes for a superior learning experience, and pride ourselves on building diverse classes of exceptional individuals.

The following basic criteria are used in assessing applicants. Due to the competitive nature of admissions to the program, successful candidates tend to exceed the minimum requirements.

1. Undergraduate degree

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the final year of a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • If you studied outside Canada, use the International Degree Equivalencies site to calculate your GPA.

2. GMAT / GRE score

  • A GMAT or GRE score must be submitted. 
  • Latest Admission News: GMAT requirements waived for applicants who have passed the CFA III examination.

GMAT test code: BTD-KS-99
GRE test code: 8696

3. Work experience

  • Two years of experience is required. 
  • On average, applicants have six years of work experience. 

4. References

  • Preferably from workplace supervisors from current and previous employment.

5. Essays

  • Two written essays

6. Interview

  • All candidates will be interviewed before they are offered admission to the program. Interviews are by invitation only.

7. English language proficiency 

One of the following:
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree from an recognized English-language university
  • TOEFL iBT (internet based test) score of 100 overall, with a minimum of 22 on speaking and writing
  • IELTS score of 7.0

TOEFL code: 8696

Please note there is an application fee of CDN$195.

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Connect with our admissions team well before you start your application so we can help you showcase your best qualities, regardless of your academic or professional background. Sending us your resume for an informal pre-assessment is a great way to get the conversation started.

First round deadline: November 20, 2019

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