Master of Business Administration (MBA) Admission Requirements

Successful applicants to Memorial’s MBA program must have:


The equivalent of a four-year Canadian undergraduate degree with a minimum B average, or second class standing, from a recognized university. For universities that use the 4-point grade point average, this is a minimum requirement of 2.75. Applicants with a three-year bachelor degree: Whether your degree would meet the requirement would depend upon the courses you had taken and your level of academic achievement. Your credentials would be formally assessed after you have submitted your application and supporting documents.


An acceptable, balanced GMAT score (normally a minimum of 550) is required for all applicants.  Note that the GMAT requirement is never waived.

Work Experience

Two years of full-time work experience, or equivalent, deemed acceptable to the Faculty of Business Administration.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose prior university instruction was not in English must demonstrate completion of either the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests. Minimum TOEFL scores are: 580 for the paper-based test; 237 on the computer-based test; or 92 on the Internet-based test. The minimum IELTS score is an overall band score of 7.0.


Two letters of reference are required. A mix of professional and academic referees is preferred.

Application Deadline

Applicants for the master of business administration program must submit their applications to the School of Graduate Studies by the following dates:

Fall semester: Feb. 1 (International applicants)
                        May 1 (Canadian residents)
Winter semester: Oct. 15
Spring semester: Jan. 15

Full-time and international students are normally admitted for the fall semester only. Part-time students may enter the program in the fall, winter or spring semesters.