Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master-of-Business-AdministrationAn MBA from Memorial gives you an Edge.

AACSB-logoOn 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 on the leading edge of business and management education for more than 30 years.

Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration was the first business faculty in Atlantic Canada to be accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Memorial's MBA was the first MBA program in Canada to require a course in business ethics.

Memorial University is consistently ranked in the top five comprehensive universities in Canada. Our AACSB-accredited faculty is internationally recognized for excellence in teaching and research. These high standards attract top students with a diverse array of experiences and backgrounds. Our current MBA students represent 18 countries and more than 20 degree types.

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 small class sizes, 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. Supported by Memorial’s School of Graduate Studies EDGE Program, which offers a comprehensive collection of professional development programs and services that help provide students with the complementary skills required to be successful in their lives after graduate school, our MBA graduates are well positioned to transition from the classroom to the boardroom.


  • AACSB International accredited
  • Small class sizes
  • 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
  • Applications for 2017-2018: 180
  • Accepted for 2017-2018: 66
  • Class sizes: 10-40 students

Where do our Students Come from?

  • Canada
  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzani
  • Trinidad
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe

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

  • B.Banking 1%
  • B.A. 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%
  • M.A. 2%
  • M.Ed. 1%
  • M.Eng. 1%
  • M.Sc. 3%
  • MD 1%
  • Ph.D. 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 experiential learning to give our graduates an edge in an ever changing and increasingly competitive job market.



Faculty of Business Administration

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000