Master of Business Administration (MBA) Admission Requirements

Successful applicants to Memorial’s MBA program must have:

AACSB-logoThe 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 MBA program must submit their applications and all supporting materials to the School of Graduate Studies by the following dates:

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

Applications and all supporting admission documents must be received by the application deadline.

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



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