Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2019/2020)
10.7 Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

The Faculty of Business Administration offers a course-based Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. The program is available on a part-time basis only.

10.7.1 Qualifications, Deadlines, and Procedures for Admission
  1. 1. Admission is limited and competitive. To be eligible for consideration for admission to the Graduate Diplomas in Business Administration an applicant shall:

    1. normally hold at least a Bachelor's Degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, from an institution recognized by Senate; and

    2. normally have five years of full-time work experience, or equivalent, deemed acceptable to the Faculty of Business Administration;

  2. An applicant who did not complete a Bachelor's degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or Internet based score of 92-93 (or higher); or

    2. international English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).

  3. The following documents must be submitted in support of the official application form:

    1. letters of appraisal from two referees, at least one of whom has had close professional contact with the applicant within the last two years, and at least one of whom is capable of appraising the applicant's academic potential as a graduate student;

    2. official transcript from each university or other post-secondary institution previously attended (other than Memorial University of Newfoundland), to be sent directly by its Registrar (or equivalent officer) to the School of Graduate Studies. If not recorded on the transcript, official evidence of completion of undergraduate degree must also be submitted;

    3. the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration Employment Experience Form; and

    4. where applicable, an official TOEFL or IELTS score report to be forwarded directly by the educational testing service.

  4. Applications and all supporting documents must be received not later than May 1 for the Fall semester, October 15 for the Winter semester, and January 15 for the Spring semester.

10.7.2 Program of Study
  1. The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration program requires the completion of 15 credit hours consisting of 9 credit hours in core courses and 6 credit hours in elective courses.

  2. Core courses must include:

    • BUSI 8104 Organizations: Behaviour and Structure
    • BUSI 8106 Marketing
    • BUSI 8109 Accounting for Management
  3. Elective courses can include:

    • BUSI 8103 Statistical Applications in Management
    • BUSI 8108 Economics for Business
    • BUSI 8204 Human Resource Management
    • BUSI 8205 Information Systems
    • BUSI 8210 Labour Relations
    • Other electives may be approved by the Faculty of Business Administration
10.7.3 Evaluation
  1. Credit towards the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration will be granted only for those courses which have been approved as constituting part of the student’s program of study and in which the student has obtained a mark of 65% or higher.

  2. A student is required to withdraw from the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration if a final grade of 'F' is obtained in any course.

  3. To remain in the program, a student who obtains a final grade of 'C' or 'D' in any course must repeat that course when next offered, and obtain a minimum grade of' B'. In the case of an elective course, a replacement course approved by the Faculty of Business Administration may be substituted for the course. Only one such repetition/replacement shall be permitted in the student's program. Should a grade of less than 'B' be obtained in a repeated or replacement course, the student shall be required to withdraw from the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration program.