Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2006/2007)
7 Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Business Administration (Executive Option)

The degree of Master of Business Administration (Executive Option), or EMBA, is cohort-driven. These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

7.1 Qualifications for Admission
  1. Admission is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission to the EMBA program, an applicant shall normally hold at least a bachelor's degree, with a minimum 'B' standing, from an institution recognized by Memorial University of Newfoundland's Senate.

  2. Applicants must achieve a satisfactory total score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), as well as an appropriate balance of verbal and quantitative GMAT score components. Specific information regarding the test can be obtained by writing to: Educational Testing Service/GMAT, P.O. Box 6103, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A., 08541-6103 or by contacting the Web site at

  3. Applicants with substantial management experience will receive preference during evaluation of applications. Normally, applicants will have a minimum of eight years of relevant management experience.

  4. Applicants who did not complete a four-year bachelor's degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must submit an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or achieve a satisfactory score on the CanTEST. Information regarding the TOEFL is available from the Educational Testing Service (see address in 6.1.1). Information on CanTEST is available from CanTEST Project Office, Second Language Institute, University of Ottawa, Canada K1N 6N5.

  5. All applicants will be interviewed prior to acceptance to the EMBA program by at least two members of the Faculty's Committee on Graduate Studies to assess the applicant's personal qualities, such as leadership potential and motivation, which are important to successful managers.

  6. While all of the criteria above are important, the Faculty's Committee on Graduate Studies will assess the applicant's entire profile. Significant strengths in one area may help compensate for weaknesses in another area.

  7. In selecting candidates for any particular cohort, the Faculty's Committee on Graduate Studies will attempt to ensure that there is a breadth of managerial experience and practical backgrounds within the cohort as this is important to the students' learning environment. Student experience is expected to contribute to and enhance the learning experience for the entire cohort.