Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2012/2013)
9.4 Direct Entry and Advanced Standing
  1. Students who have an undergraduate degree in business with significantly high academic standing will be considered for direct entry into the second year of the M.B.A. Program. Their course load will be 8107, 8209, 8208; 3 credit hours chosen from 9005, 9020, 9306, 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 to the M.B.A. program is being sought. The Faculty’s Committee on Course Based Master’s Programs reserves the right to require additional courses where there are noted deficiencies in a student’s undergraduate record.

  2. The Faculty’s committee on Course Based Masters Programs may recommend advanced standing for students who do not qualify for direct entry at the time of admission to the M.B.A. program. Advanced standing for any 8000 level M.B.A. course would normally require that the student had achieved 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 to the M.B.A. program is being sought. Advanced standing will not be granted for 8001, 8107, 8208, 8209 and 8203.

  3. The following information must be submitted to the M.B.A. Program Office, 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 Course Based Masters Programs. The remaining electives will be chosen from courses offered by the Faculty of Business Administration. 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.