Canada Universities MBA Admission Requirements


Canada has some of the best universities in the world. Several universities offer Master of Business Administration (MBA), and here are admission requirements to study the course


Admission Requirements

For the best chance of admission to the UBC MBA at UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School, we strongly encourage you to aim for our competitive recommendations, outlined in the table below. Due to the competitive nature of admissions to this program, meeting the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee you a place.

We do, however, look at all components of an application and take a holistic approach to reviewing each one.


Criteria Minimum Requirements Competitive Recommendation
Professional Experience Minimum two years of full-time work experience gained after graduation from your bachelor’s degree.

Don’t have this? You could consider our Master of Management program instead.

At least 3 to 5 years of full-time work experience

GMAT code: LQS-CP-02

GRE code: 0965 (UBC) 4201 (Dept)

550 GMAT with at least a 50th percentile in the quantitative and verbal sections of the test


at least 150 GRE score on the verbal and quantitative section.

GMAT: 650

GRE: 310+ on combined verbal and quantitative section

Academic Achievement Bachelor’s degree* with a 76% average or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution.**

* Generally, a four-year degree is required. Three-year Bachelor’s are accepted from Australia, New Zealand, U.K., India and Europe. Refer to this page for details on each country.

** If the applicant has sufficient professional experience or presents sufficiently high GMAT/GRE scores, a lower average may be accepted, subject to approval of the Director of the Robert H. Lee Graduate School.

When applying please have your official transcripts sent directly to the Robert H. Lee Graduate School by your home university.

Maturity, Motivation & Fit We assess your managerial and leadership potential, maturity, ambition and drive, through your Essay Questions, resume, professional references and interview.

English Proficiency

Applicants must be able to speak, comprehend, and write fluently in English. An English proficiency exam is required for all candidates whose degrees are from a university outside Canada or the U.S.A. in which English was not the official language of instruction. More on English proficiency exams


Master of Business Administration (MBA) Admission Requirements

Requirement Checklist

  1. An undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum B average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work.
  2. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Acceptable scores on all measures of the GMAT or GRE
    • To send your scores for these tests to us please use the following codes: GMAT code Z75-X8-30; GRE code 5697
  3. Work Experience
    • Minimum two years of relevant post degree full-time work experience or life experience
  4. Completion of the online application which requires:
    • Essays (2 written, 1 timed written, 2 video
    • An up-to-date resume
    • Two references
    • Unofficial copies of transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions.*
    • Unofficial copies of GMAT or GRE scores.**Official copies of these documents will be required if an applicant receives an offer to the program.
  5. Proof of English language proficiency if studies were not completed in English.
Accepted Tests Minimum Score Minimum Component Scores
IELTS 7.0 overall 6.5
TOEFL  York’s TOEFL code is (B710) 100 iBT 23
  • Applicants who have completed at least two years of full-time study at an accredited university in a country (or institution) where English is the official language of instruction are not required to submit an English proficiency test.
  • Strong applicants whose first language is not English and do not meet the above language requirements may be considered for admission with the condition of completion of the MBA/Specialized Master’s Preparation Program offered by the York University English Language Institute.


The MBA program is offered on a full-time and part-time basis.* Full time studies start in September and January. Part-time study starts in September*, January or May.


Each application we receive is given a thoughtful and thorough review by a member of our recruiting and admissions team. There are requirements which must be met, but we also like to get an idea of your motivations, goals and values. We also look for leadership qualities and community involvement.

Before you apply online, organize the information and documentation below. You can begin submitting your documentation before completing the online application. After you submit the online application we will match it with the documents you’ve sent. Your file will be assessed once all of your required documents have been received and your online application has been submitted.

Note that unofficial documents (such as photocopies, scanned copies and print-outs) will be accepted in order to begin assessing your file, but official documentation must follow.


GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

Work experience


Letters of recommendation

English proficiency

Permanent residents

International applicants

Non-degree applicants


Admission Requirements

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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.
  1. 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

  1. Work Experience
  • On average, applicants have six years of work experience.
  • Two years of experience is required.
  1. References:
  • Preferably from workplace supervisors from current and previous employment.
  1. Essays
  • 2 written essays
  1. Interview
  • All candidates who are admitted to the program will be interviewed. Interviews are by invitation only.
  1. 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$175.


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  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university, with minimum GPA of 3.0/4.3

    Total education should equal 16 years, including the bachelor’s degree accepted as equivalent by the Council for Graduate Studies. See a listing of international equivalencies.
  • Two-years minimum full-time relevant work experience.
  • A GMAT score of 580 or better.
  • A student whose primary language is not English must write a pre-admissions English proficiency test (TOEFL iBT minimum score 90 or IELTS minimum score 7.0), if not exempted as indicated below. Test results must be reported directly to the Admissions Application Centre by the test centre. Results more than two years old will not be accepted as proof of language proficiency.Exemptions:
    • Quebec applicants who have completed a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) and a university degree in Quebec;
    • A minimum of three full years of study either at the undergraduate or graduate level in an institution where the sole language of instruction is English.

International (Study Permit) Students

To learn more about coming to Canada as a student, you might find it helpful to visit the pages at Concordia University’s International Students Office.


MBA Admissions

An MBA degree from University Canada West will give you the business expertise you need to succeed in your career, covering skills like critical thinking, management, leadership, and business ethics. Our MBA program focuses on the practical application of theory through case studies and examples from the real world, ensuring that you get the knowledge you need to be an effective leader in the workplace.

General Entry Requirements

Applicants to the MBA program may qualify for admission based on the following requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized post-secondary institution, with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.33 scale) or better and

Have one of the following:

  • Acceptable score on a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) that has been written in the last five years.
  • An appropriate Canadian professional designation or equivalent international designation (e.g. CPA, CA, CGA, CMA, CHRP or P.Eng).
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) or Commerce (BComm) or equivalent.
  • A minimum of two (2) years documented professional or management experience.

GMAT and GRE scores must be no more than five (5) years old. The Admissions Committee looks for scores that indicate strength in the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing assessment portions of the exams.

Applicants who elect to submit their test scores directly to University Canada West from standard testing services should specify University Canada West’s institution code as follows:

  • GMAT 5HW
  • GRE 7570

MBA Foundation

Applicants who have an undergraduate CGPA between C+ (2.33) and B- (2.99) may qualify for entry to the MBA Foundation courses. Students must earn a grade of B (GPA of 3.0) or better on each Foundation course in order to continue into the MBA program.

Special Consideration

Applicants who do not meet the minimum admission standards may be considered for admission to the MBA or MBA Foundation courses if they can demonstrate a significant depth and breadth of business/management experience or a combination of education and experience. Such applicants must be over twenty-one (21) years of age on or before the first day of classes.

English Proficiency

English is the language of instruction at University Canada West. If your first language is not English, you must submit proof of English Proficiency as specified in the English Proficiency section of this website.

The Admission Committee may require proof of English language proficiency from applicants who attended English language-based education systems if the Committee sees deficiencies in language proficiency when the application package is reviewed.

English language test scores are valid for admission purposes for a maximum of 2 years from the date of the test.

Documents Checklist

All applicants to the MBA program must submit:

  • A completed application form;
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended;
  • Official documentation confirming professional designations, where applicable;
  • A detailed chronological résumé clearly outlining educational achievements, work experience and progression, and other related experience; and
  • A Letter of Intent (LOI) that clearly explains why the applicant is applying and outlines the student’s academic intentions;
  • Proof of English language proficiency as specified in the “English Language Proficiency” section of the Admissions Policy;
  • Certified translations of any documents not in English.

Applicants who completed undergraduate studies outside Canada must also submit:

  • Documentation confirming awarding of their previous degree(s), if not already indicated on official transcripts; and
  • A credential evaluation from a recognized service if additional analysis is required by the Admissions Committee.

Domestic applicants who are permanent residents must provide a current copy of proof of permanent residency (landed immigrant status) with their application.

Applicants who are Convention Refugees must provide proof of their Refugee status with their application.

Official Transcripts

Applicants must arrange for official transcripts to be sent from any previous high school and post-secondary institution along with their University Canada West application. An official transcript is one that:

  • Is on official institution transcript paper or letterhead;
  • Has an original signature and/or seal from the institution; and
  • Has been sent directly from the issuing institution to the Registrar’s Office at University Canada West.

The envelope must be sealed and tamper-free.

Students must submit official transcripts from every institution at which they were registered, even those from which they withdrew from classes.

Failure to send official transcripts along with the application or in a timely manner may result in a delay or suspension of the admissions process.


Admission Requirements: Faculty of Graduate Studies

Please see the Graduate Calendar for admission requirements.

Admission deadlines vary by program and are noted in each program’s section below. Applicants who also wish to be considered for scholarships must submit a complete application package by the following earlier deadlines:

May 1 for September admission

September 1 for January admission

January 1 for May admission

Actuarial Science

Degree: MAcSc.
Deadline for Fall: May 1
Minimum TOEFL:

Minimum IELTS:

Minimum Pearson:

220, IBT-83



Additional Materials: Statement of Interest (max 2 pages)

Curriculum Vitae (max 2 pages)

Two letters of Reference

Contact Information: Centre for Executive and Professional Education

[email protected] or

519-253-3000 x6727

Applied Computing

Degree: MAC (Master of Applied Computing)
Deadline for Fall: May 1
Deadline for Winter: September 1
Minimum TOEFL:

Minimum IELTS:

Minimum Pearson:

220, IBT-83



Additional Materials: Statement of Interest, Resume, Two letters of Reference
Contact Information: For more information on the Master of Applied Computing, please visit the Centre for Executive and Professional Education or contact [email protected] (519-253-3000 x6727)


Argumentation Studies


Degree: Ph.D. (Argumentation Studies)
Deadline for Fall: Jan 15
Minimum TOEFL:

Minimum IELTS:

Minimum Pearson:

250, IBT-100



Additional Materials: Two References, Statement of Research Interest (500-800 words), Relevent Experience, Proposed Thesis Project and a short sample of related scholarly research/writing.
Contact Information: [email protected]

(519)253-3000 X2023 or X2024



Biological Sciences

Degrees: M.Sc., Ph.D.
Deadline for Fall: July 1
Deadline for Winter: November 1
Deadline for May: March 1
Minimum TOEFL:

Minimum IELTS:

Minimum Pearson:

220 IBT-83



Additional Materials: Applicants are required to complete a Research Interest Form.
Contact Information: [email protected] or (519)253 – 3000 x 2697

Business Administration:

Degrees: M.B.A, Master of Management,

M.B.A for Managers and Professionals

Deadline for Fall: M.B.A April 1st (International Applications March 1st),
Master of Management May 1
M.B.A for Managers and Professioonals (Rec. June 1)

MBA/JD-Nov 1

Deadline for Winter: Master of Management-Sept 1
Deadline for May:
Minimum TOEFL:

Minimum IELTS:

Minimum Pearson:

 250,  IBT-100



Additional Materials: Letter of Intent and Resume (CV)

Please note: The GMAT is only required for the MBA and MBA for Managers and Professional programs.

Official GMAT (550) required (Verbal 26, Quantitative 30, Analytical Writing 4.0)


Entrance Requirements

The Alberta MBA is an intensive program. Success requires a high scholastic aptitude, a superior command of English communication skills and strong time-management abilities. Admission to the Alberta MBA Program is highly selective. We seek motivated, bright and articulate individuals who have a strong standard of personal ethics. No formula is employed in admission decision-making. Rather, each candidate is evaluated individually to assess compatibility between the applicant and the program. The following sets out the entrance requirements in more detail:

Undergraduate Degree
Work Experience
English Language Proficiency
Letters of Reference
Statement of Intent

Undergraduate Degree

Admission to the Alberta MBA Program requires a strong, broadly-based undergraduate degree. Since we value the diversity of backgrounds, we accept students from all disciplines. To be considered, an applicant should hold a four-year undergraduate degree from a recognized institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 (see international equivalents).

In completing the online application, You will be required to scan and upload each page (front and back) of your most up-to-date official academic documents in PDF version:

Transcripts or Marksheet in Original Language
Marksheet in English Translation (if original is not in English)
Degree Certificate in Original Language
Degree Certificate in English Translation (if original is not in English)

Please ensure you have uploaded the University’s grading rubric, which is typically included on the back of the transcripts. Once you have received your official letter of admission, official academic documents must be sent directly from the institution to the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research. If the transcripts and degree certificates are in a language other than English, official translated copies are also required.  For applicants with a degree from India, we also require official marksheets.

Work Experience

The admission committee gives strong consideration to professional experience and early career accomplishments, including potential for career growth and advancement. Applicants will ideally possess at least two years of full-time work experience after completion of an undergraduate degree. Alberta MBA students possess an average of five years of work experience.

In your application, you need to include  a résumé with sufficient details of your professional work experience including months and years for each term of employment, full-time or part-time hours of work, and a brief description of employment duties. Education, volunteer experience(s), accomplishments achieved at work, and any extracurricular activities should also be highlighted.  You do not need to use the generic CV form.

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

The GMAT is a standardized assessment required by top MBA schools to evaluate applicants. The exam measures your verbal, quantitative, analytical writing, and integrative reasoning skills. The GMAT is a good predictor of academic success in the MBA program. The GMAT is a requirement for all applicants and we will not consider applications without a GMAT score. Ideally, applicants will submit a minimum GMAT score of 550. It is recommended that you review the material prior to writing the test. Our GMAT institution code is 87G-MT-78.

More information on the GMAT can be found here. In addition, for GMAT tips and advice, please visit the Alberta MBA Blog under Admissions Advice.

The Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta currently offers a GMAT test preparation course.  More information on the course and availability is available on the Faculty of Extension Website.

We are also able to accept a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score.  The minimum score we would look for is an overall score at the 50th percentile.  Our GRE institution code is 0758.

English Language Proficiency (ELP)

The language of instruction at the University of Alberta is English. Applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution in which the language of instruction is English are required to provide an official result from a test of English language proficiency.  A list of ELP exempt institutions is available through the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Successful applicants will have demonstrated their English language proficiency by achieving the following minimum scores:

TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), or 100 (internet-based test)
IELTS (Academic): Overall band score of 7.0, with at least 5.5 on each band
PTE (Academic): Overall score of 68
CAEL: Overall minimum of 60, with at least 60 on each subtest
MELAB: minimum of 85

Letters of Reference

Candidates are required to submit two letters of reference. These assist the School in evaluating the candidate’s managerial, administrative, and academic skills. Letters of reference will ideally be professional, with at least one from a current or past supervisor.  In the online application system, you will need to supply the names and email addresses for your referees.  They will be emailed instructions on how to submit their reference into the online application system.

Statement of Intent

The statement of intent introduces you to the Admissions Committee as an individual, and not only showcases your personality but how you are unique as compared to other applicants with a similar profile. It is recommended that the statement of intent be approximately 1 to 2 pages in length, and should outline details around but not limited to the following:


  • Why you want to enter the program
  • What your career goals are
  • How the strengths of the program match your career goals and will support you in achieving them
  • What you will contribute towards the program

Ultimately, the statement of intent reveals important information about which candidates will contribute to and benefit the most from the program.

Admission Interviews

All candidates admitted to the Alberta MBA are interviewed at least once, with there typically being two admissions interviews.  Both interviews are by invitation only. The first involves a request for a Kira Talent video interview.  The second admissions interview is typically conducted either in-person or over Skype with a member of the Admissions Committee. Both interviews provide an opportunity for the Admissions Committee to get to know you better, assess your communication abilities and values as well as clarify any questions regarding your application.


Admission Requirements

Please note: Admission to this program is highly competitive. Simply meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

We are seeking exceptionally motivated candidates who have demonstrated:

  • academic excellence
  • career progression (i.e. increased responsibility with each successive position)
  • leadership or leadership potential
  • integrity and a strong sense of ethics
  • superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • ability to work well in a team environment

Successful applicants will meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Undergraduate Education

Typically, we require that candidates possess a four-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university. We recognize, however, that some universities only award three-year degrees, and therefore the Admissions Committee will make a determination on the suitability of the undergraduate degree when assessing a candidate’s complete admission file. Successful candidates will typically possess a minimum B+ average (roughly equivalent to 75%) in the final two years of their undergraduate program.

  1. Work Experience

While most candidates possess a minimum of two years’ work experience, we will consider applications from exceptional candidates with less than two years of experience. Co-op placements and post-doctoral fellowships are also given consideration.

Have you recently finished your undergraduate degree? You might be interested in the Queen’s Graduate Diploma in Business. This 4-month summer program not only allows you learn business fundamentals, but the credits earned can be applied towards a Queen’s MBA in the future.

  1. References

Three Professional/Personal references from an individual who has supervised you, relied on your work, or can comment on the strength of your character.

  1. GMAT or GRE Score

The Queen’s Full-Time MBA requires the GMAT score to be eligible for admissions, however, in special circumstances we will consider the GRE in combination with a strong profile. If you are seeking to work in the Finance or Consulting industry post MBA, you may be required to provide your GMAT score to a prospective employer. Therefore, we highly recommend that you thoroughly prepare for and write the GMAT.

Most students have GMAT scores in excess of 600. To register to write the GMAT, visit

If you choose to take the GRE, you can use the GRE Comparison Table for Business Schools to calculate your equivalent GMAT score.

The competitive recommendation is to have a GRE score of 315+ on the combined verbal and quantitative section.

Please send us your official GMAT or GRE score, as your file will not be reviewed until we receive it. We cannot accept photocopies or faxed score reports. GMAT and GRE scores are valid if written within the last five years. You may arrange to have the official results sent directly from the testing service organization. You will not be penalized for having written either test on multiple occasions, as we take the highest score not necessarily the most recent.

Official score can be sent to Smith School of Business under the program name Queen’s Full-Time MBA using the following test codes:
GMAT: Q21-QZ-68
GRE: 4170

  1. English Proficiency Test

When applicable, an acceptable score on one of the approved English facility tests (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or MELAB).
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Queen’s MBA is an intensive 12-month program. Each student must be able to synthesize large amounts of verbal and written information efficiently; review, comprehend and critique abundant readings; command leadership of their team when required; engage in classroom discussions and presentations; and author team assignments. Consequently, all candidates must possess exceptional English facility and communication skill level in order to be competitive for admission.


Admission Requirements

We expect each student to bring a unique and diverse background and experience to the program. Candidates are selected based on their academic ability, professional and leadership experience, and future potential for achievement and success in the business world. At Goodman, we encourage students to nurture and develop both sides of their brain by growing personally and academically.

Admission Requirements

  • Four year bachelor’s degree (Canadian equivalent) from an accredited university
  • B/Second Class (Upper)/75 per cent academic average in last two years of study (Canadian equivalent)
  • GMAT score of at least 550 or a minimum GRE score in the 60th percentile
    • Requests for GMAT/GRE waivers will only be considered if you have:
      • Completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a Canadian or American university in the last seven years with an overall average of A- (80% or 3.67 GPA) or higher.
  • Minimum English Language Proficiency Score:
    • TOEFL IBT: 105 /Academic IELTS: 7.5 / Pearson Test of English (Academic): 70
    • Do you need this? Please contact the Graduate Programs Office for an assessment.
    • The Goodman School of Business may request an English Language score from any applicant whose first language is not English or who has not been educated in English in an approved country.
  • Work experience is preferred but is not required.


Admission Requirements

Applicants with strong indications of managerial potential are desired. Given below are the minimum entrance criteria. Owing to the large number of applicants to the McGill M.B.A., merely meeting the minimum requirements will not guarantee acceptance.

  1. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. A Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for all applicants. The GMAT is administered by Pearson Vue. The GMAT program code for the McGill M.B.A. program is 58 H-MN-22. Only a GMAT written within the last five years will be considered valid. GMAT test results must be sent to McGill directly from Pearson Vue; photocopies will not be accepted.
  3. Applicants who earned a bachelor’s degree outside Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language. The TOEFL may be waived for graduates of four-year university programs whose language of instruction is English if the university is located in a non-English speaking country. Applicants who are not Canadian citizens and whose mother tongue is not English may be asked to demonstrate an English language competency beyond the submission of the TOEFL score. A minimum score of 100 for the Internet-based test (iBT; 600 for the paper-based test (PBT)) with each component score not less than 20 is required.

Applicants may write the IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) instead. A minimum overall band of 7.0 is required, with each component score not less than 7.0.

  1. A minimum of two years of full-time work experience, following completion of an undergraduate degree.
  2. Two professional letters of reference.
  3. Interview.

M.B.A. Part-time Studies – Admission


Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements:

  • University bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited institution, from a business or non-business program;
  • A minimum “B” average in the last 2 years of undergraduate degree;
  • Letter of introduction: providing, in your own words, the reasons why you should be accepted into the MBA program. The letter might highlight elements of your past background that have prepared you for the MBA program and clarify your motivation for taking an MBA program and, in particular, this MBA program. The letter should be no more than one page in length and must be written by you. It is acceptable to have it translated to English but it is not acceptable to copy any part of the letter from other sources;
  • Two letters of recommendation from past employers or professors must be included as part of the application;
  • A resume describing education, work and volunteer experience;
  • A minimum of one year of work experience is required;
  • No GMAT required;
  • Applications will be assessed by the MBA Admissions Committee and the best candidates will be offered spaces in the program.
  • NOTE: To be considered for admission to the MBA, an applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree at the time of application, OR, if they have not yet completed an undergraduate degree, they must meet VIU’s English language requirements at the time of application.

VIU English language requirement for International students:

  • Completion of the VIU English Language and Culture Program or
  • Applicants submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score will need to meet the following requirements: a minimum TOEFL iBT 88 with no sections under 20, or IELTS 6.5 with no band under 6.0, CAEL 70, or equivalents.


Application Requirements

All applications to this program require submission of the following information and supporting documents before your file can be assessed for admission:

Application Form

In order to apply online, you will be required to create a log-in account using your email address. You will be required to list all credit courses and/or programs you have completed or are currently enrolled in. An application fee will be required. If your application fee(s) are being paid for by a sponsoring organization, please contact Student Accounts. Once submitted, you may check the status of your application at any time.

Official Transcripts

Applicants are responsible for arranging for the submission of official transcripts from ALL post-secondary (higher education) institutions currently or previously attended, for all credit courses and/or programs. Transcripts are not required for non-credit programs or courses, though some programs may require proof of professional certifications or designations.

Transcripts are considered official only if submitted directly by the Registrar or other recognized authority of the providing institution in the institution’s original, sealed envelope. If the envelope has been opened, the transcripts are no longer official and new (official) transcripts will be required to complete your application.

All international transcripts or credentials are subject to an international transcript and/or credential evaluation.

Statement of Intent

The Statement of Intent should consist of (but is not limited to) a two to three page essay and must address the following four questions:

  • What influenced your decision to apply to Royal Roads University?
  • Why is this degree appropriate for you?
  • What do you hope to contribute to this program and the university?
  • In 5-10 years, how do you anticipate this program will add value?

If there is any other information that you feel might be of interest or relevance to your application, please include it in the Statement of Intent.

Detailed Resume

A detailed or structured resume is one that provides a comprehensive professional profile of the applicant. We are interested in knowing where an applicant has worked, for how long, and what he or she was responsible for in the positions held. Provide as much information as possible, with special attention to the past ten years of your career. Your detailed resume should include the following:

  • Work Experience: Months and years of employment
  • Training and Professional Development: List career related training and professional development programs completed with the past five years. Include the source of training, and the duration and year completed. List other training and personal development programs not already identified.
  • Voluntary/Unpaid Work Experience: List and describe any voluntary/unpaid post-secondary employment and/or community service experience. Please include name of organization, length of service and a brief description of duties.
  • Information Technology Training and Experience: Briefly describe your level of training and experience in the use of information technology including computers, software and telecommunications networks as tools for business, education, teaching and personal use.
  • Professional Memberships/Affiliations: List memberships and positions you hold/have held in professional associations, service clubs, community/volunteer sector.
  • Other Relevant Information: Provide any other information which you believe is relevant to your application and will be of assistance to the review committee.

Letters of Reference

One reference letter should be based on work experience and the other based on either academic performance or community service. However, two work-related references are acceptable in certain cases.

The reference letters should confirm that an applicant is a suitable candidate for an MBA program. The writer(s) should articulate why s/he feels the applicant will succeed in such a program, whether s/he feels it will benefit the applicant (and why), and any other information about the applicant which could identify them as a good fit for the program. The context in which the referee has come to know the applicant should also be mentioned. Length and level of detail in the letters may vary; there is no set standard.