14.1 Qualifications for Admission

  1. Admission is limited and competitive. To be eligible for consideration for admission to the MBA program, an applicant shall:

    1. normally hold at least a Bachelor's Degree, with a minimum 'B' standing, from an institution recognized by Senate;

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

    3. achieve a satisfactory total score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) (normally a minimum of 550), as well as an appropriate balance of verbal and quantitative GMAT score components or a satisfactory total score on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test (normally a minimum of 302), as well as an appropriate balance of verbal and quantitative GRE score components. Specific information regarding GMAT test centres, dates, registration procedure and deadlines can be obtained by contacting the Graduate Management Admission Council at www.mba.com. Specific information regarding GRE test centres, dates, registration procedure and deadlines can be obtained at www.ets.org/gre.

  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).

    Information regarding the TOEFL is available from the Educational Testing Service at www.ets.org. IELTS information is available at www.ielts.org.

  3. In exceptional cases, an applicant who has not completed a Bachelor's degree, but who meets all other requirements, may be considered for admission. Preference will be given to those who present a high GMAT or GRE score, have a minimum of 10 years of full-time managerial and executive experience, and have completed several years of university studies. The Faculty may also take into account relevant professional credentials. An applicant who does not meet normal admission requirements may be required to complete, with a high level of achievement, certain undergraduate courses before being considered for admission.

  4. Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration applying to the M.B.A. program must meet all MBA admission requirements outlined above.

  5. Notwithstanding the above, in exceptional cases, and only on the strong recommendation of the Faculty of Business Administration, consideration may be given to an applicant who does not qualify for admission consideration in accordance with the entrance requirements outlined above. It is noted that the GMAT or GRE testing requirement is never waived.

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