Master of business administration (MBA)


A MBA from Memorial gives you an edge.


On the edge of the North American continent, the historic capital city of St. John's is a place where respecting tradition and embracing change are a way of life.

A place known for resourcefulness, creativity and resilience is the perfect setting for Memorial's MBA program, which has been at the leading edge of business and management education for more than 30 years.

We are the first business faculty in Atlantic Canada to be accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - and the first in Canada to require a course in business ethics.

Memorial is consistently ranked in the top eight comprehensive universities in Canada, and we are internationally recognized for excellence in teaching and research. These high standards attract top students with a diverse array of experiences and backgrounds.

Memorial’s on-campus, course-based MBA program is focused on providing fundamental business knowledge and leadership skills. Students may focus their studies to meet their own goals and interests through electives, research projects and opportunities to study abroad. Our MBA students enjoy the benefits of one-on-one interaction with instructors and modern learning facilities such as the White Trading Lab, a state-of-the-art management facility equipped with Bloomberg terminals.

An internationally-accredited program with a curriculum that is both rigorous and relevant and compels you to participate, Memorial’s MBA delivers the business fundamentals and skills to help you succeed locally, nationally and globally.

MBA students are supported by Memorial’s School of Graduate Studies EDGE Program, which offers a comprehensive collection of professional development programs and services that help students gain the complementary skills required to be successful in their lives after graduate school.

Along with Embark, a success and career portal that helps business students develop job-related skills and transition to the working world, our MBA graduates are well positioned to progress from the classroom to the boardroom.


  • AACSB International accredited
  • Course-based program format
  • Flexible full-time and part-time options
  • Experiential learning opportunities such as participating in case competitions and management consulting engagements
  • Variety of teaching approaches
  • White Trading Lab with Bloomberg terminals
  • International exchange opportunities
  • EDGE Program support

Teaching approaches

We use a combination of teaching styles to engage students and encourage their participation. Small classes allow for enhanced student-faculty interaction and greater personal instruction, while a mix of part-time and full-time students enhances classroom discussion.

This strategy strengthens students’ communication skills and develops a broad knowledge base in our graduates. Teaching approaches include case studies, role playing, lectures, research projects and interactive simulations. Our progressive course structures and high academic standards produce highly-skilled graduates capable of competing in the global marketplace.

Current student profile

  • Full-time students: 53
  • Part-time students: 76
  • Average age: 30
  • Average GMAT score: 590
  • Average work experience: 5.7 years
  • Class sizes: 10-40 students

Where do our students come from?

  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Columbia
  • Ghana
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan






What kinds of degrees do our current MBA students already have?

  • B.Banking: 1%
  • BA: 6%
  • B.Comm.: 20%
  • B.Ed.: 1%
  • B.Eng.: 26%
  • B.Journalism: 1%
  • B.Kin.: 2%
  • B.Music: 1%
  • B.Pharm: 2%
  • B.Sc. :12%
  • B.Soc.Sci.: 1%
  • B.Tech.: 5%
  • BBA: 11%
  • Dip. of Tech.: 1%
  • iBBA: 1%
  • LLB: 2%
  • MA: 2%
  • M.Ed.: 1%
  • M.Eng.: 1%
  • M.Sc.: 3%
  • MD: 1%
  • PhD: 2%







Whether you are looking to continue your education or advance your career, Memorial’s MBA delivers academic excellence with a stimulating and challenging curriculum that encourages participation and offers experiential learning, giving graduates an edge in an ever-changing and increasingly competitive job market.