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Admission Requirements

The Rotman Morning & Evening MBA program is for ambitious working professionals. We look holistically at candidates, giving equal weight to grades, professional achievements, and leadership potential.

The admissions committee takes a holistic view of each candidate to the Morning and Evening MBA programs, giving equal weight to grades, professional achievements, interpersonal skills and leadership potential.

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.

Admissions Criteria

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 of Canada, use the International Degree Equivalencies site to calculate your GPA.

2. GMAT / GRE Score

  • A competitive 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

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

4. References: 

  • Preferably from workplace supervisors from current and previous employment.

5. Essays

  • 2 written essays

6. Interview

  • All candidates who are admitted to the program will be interviewed. 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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