Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2014/2015)
10.4 Programs of Study

There are two programs of study namely the Sixty Credit Hour All-Course Program and the Forty-Eight Credit Hour Thesis Option Program as described below:

10.4.1 Sixty Credit Hour All-Course Program

This program requires: 36 credit hours as specified in Table I; plus 24 credit hours selected from Table II including a minimum of 3 credit hours in the area of international business chosen from 9005, 9020, 9030, 9306, 9326 or another approved International course. Course exemptions may be considered in accordance with Clause 3. below. In the event that course exemptions are granted, the 60 credit hour program requirement will be adjusted accordingly.

  1. The Faculty of Business Administration may consider exemptions for up to 10 (30 credit hours) introductory M.B.A. courses for those applicants who have completed relevant undergraduate courses in Business, Economics, and Statistics. Undergraduate courses will normally only be considered for exemption purposes if they were completed within seven years of the year in which admission to the M.B.A. program is sought and provided the student achieved a grade of 75% or higher in the undergraduate course(s) required for exemption of the relevant M.B.A. course. Only the following introductory M.B.A. courses will be considered for exemption: 8103, 8104, 8106, 8108, 8109, 8204, 8205, 8206, 8207, 8208.

  2. An applicant who has completed relevant undergraduate courses at institutions external to Memorial University of Newfoundland must submit the following information to the M.B.A. Program Office, Faculty of Business Administration, for evaluation:

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

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

  3. The Faculty of Business Administration reserves the right to restrict a student from taking particular M.B.A. elective courses if it is deemed that those courses do not add sufficient value beyond courses that the student has completed at the undergraduate level.

  4. A student is required to observe certain approved co- or prerequisites in scheduling his/her courses. These are indicated in Table III.

  5. A student shall successfully complete the requirements of Business 8103 as part of the first 36 credit hours of the program.

10.4.2 Forty-Eight Credit Hour Thesis Option Program

This program requires: 36 credit hours as specified in Table I, plus 12 credit hours selected from Table II including 9103 and 9 credit hours in courses agreed upon by the student and his or her Supervisor, plus a thesis. Course exemptions may be considered in accordance with Clause 3. below. In the event that course exemptions are granted, the 48 credit hour program requirement will be adjusted accordingly. Additional courses, which may enhance the research area of the candidate, may be recommended by the Supervisor to the Graduate Research Programs Committee.

  1. The Faculty of Business Administration may consider exemptions for up to 10 (30 credit hours) introductory M.B.A. courses for those applicants who have completed relevant undergraduate courses in Business, Economics and Statistics. Undergraduate courses will normally only be considered for exemption purposes if they were completed within seven years of the year in which admission to the M.B.A. program is sought and provided the student achieved a grade of 75% or higher in the undergraduate course(s) required for exemption of the relevant M.B.A. course. Only the following introductory M.B.A. courses will be considered for exemption: 8103, 8104, 8106, 8108, 8109, 8204, 8205, 8206, 8207, 8208.

  2. An applicant who has completed relevant undergraduate courses at institutions external to Memorial University of Newfoundland must submit the following information to the M.B.A. Program Office, Faculty of Business Administration, for evaluation:

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

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

  3. The Faculty of Business Administration reserves the right to restrict a student from taking particular M.B.A. elective courses if it is deemed that those courses do not add sufficient value beyond courses that the student has completed at the undergraduate level.

  4. A student is required to observe certain approved co- or prerequisites in scheduling his/her courses. These are indicated in Table III.

  5. A student shall successfully complete the requirements of Business 8103 as part of the first 36 credit hours of the program.