Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2008/2009)
6.4 Direct Entry and Advanced Standing
  1. Students who have an undergraduate degree in business with significantly high academic standing may apply for direct entry into the second year of the M.B.A. Program. Their course load will be 8107, 8209, 3 credit hours chosen from 8208 or 9322 or another approved strategy course; 3 credit hours chosen from 9020, 9325, or 9326 or another approved international course; plus 18-credit hours in electives from the schedule of M.B.A. electives listed in Table III. Direct entry will normally be considered if the undergraduate business degree with significantly high academic standing was awarded within seven years of the year for which admission is being sought. The Committee on Graduate Studies reserves the right to require additional courses where there are noted deficiencies in a student’s undergraduate record.

  2. The Faculty’s Committee on Graduate Studies may recommend advanced standing for students who do not qualify for direct entry at the time of admission to the M.B.A. program. After admission and normally no later than one week after registration, all other students may apply for advanced standing for 8000 level courses in the M.B.A. program. Advanced standing for any 8000 level M.B.A. course would normally require that the student had achieved a 'B+' or better in a letter grade system or the equivalent to a grade of 75% or better at Memorial University of Newfoundland in undergraduate courses required for advanced standing. Courses will normally be considered for advanced standing if they are part of a degree that has been awarded within seven years of the year in which admission is being sought. Advanced standing will not be granted for 8107, 8208, 8209 and 8203.

  3. The following information must be submitted to the Associate Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, for evaluation by the Committee:

    1. a detailed course outline for each course to be considered in the application for advanced standing;

    2. a description of the method of evaluation used in each such course, the grades received, and the completion dates.

  4. Students who enter the M.B.A. program with previous graduate degrees may be granted transfer credit for two non-business, non-specified elective courses by the Faculty’s Committee on Graduate Studies. The remaining electives will be chosen from courses offered by the Faculty of Business Administration. This will reduce their program from 20 courses to 18 courses. This does not apply to students with degrees such as the LLB and Medical Doctor degrees that are not master’s degrees. Courses will normally be considered for advanced standing if they are part of a degree that has been awarded within seven years of the year for which admission is being sought.