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Master of Business Administration

For students that started the Program from September 2015 through August 2017, please see the Academic Calendar Archive.

For students that started the Program from September 2017 through August 2018, please see the Academic Calendar Archive.

Master of Business Administration (for students starting the Program September 2019 or later)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) provides an integrated course of study designed to prepare graduates to analyze problems, make decisions, and to manage, motivate, and lead people and organizations. Principal program components include a foundation in business, integration, and career development components throughout the program, a choice of career track, and elective courses.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the MBA Program is competitive and takes into consideration a variety of criteria: previous academic performance, GMAT/GRE test scores, professional experience, maturity, and fit. Enrolment is limited; admission to the program is competitive and generally requires an academic standing higher than the published minimum.

Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree with a minimum overall B+ average or 76% or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution. If the applicant has sufficient professional experience or presents sufficiently high GMAT/GRE scores, a lower average may be accepted, subject to approval of the Director of the Robert H. Lee Graduate School.

Applicants must hold the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree. Three-year bachelor’s degrees are accepted from Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and Europe. Additional details on acceptable international credentials are available here.

Applicants must present minimum GMAT or GRE score:

  • 550 GMAT with at least a 50th percentile in the quantitative and verbal sections of the test; or
  • 155 GRE score on each of the verbal and quantitative sections.

Applicants from universities outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of English language proficiency prior to being extended an offer of admission. Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application. Acceptable English language proficiency tests for the MBA are:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 100 (Internet version)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): minimum overall band score of 7.0 with no other component score less than 6.0
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): minimum overall score of 84
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): minimum overall score of 70
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Test) minimum overall score of 70

Applicants must present a minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience gained after graduation from a bachelor’s degree.

Evaluation for admission is be based on academic records, Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, full-time work experience, essays, & letters of recommendation. Applicants being seriously considered for admission will be contacted by the Robert H. Lee Graduate School for an interview either in person or by Skype or phone.

Upon accepting an offer of admission to the MBA Program, students will be required to pay a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit, which is applied to the first installment of tuition fees.

Program Requirements

Completion of the MBA program requires 51.5 credits of coursework completed over 16 months of full-time study. This includes:

  • Mandatory Opening Week Orientation
  • 15 credits of Foundational courses
  • 9.5 credits of Business Strategy Integration courses which includes a 2 week Global Immersion Experience abroad
  • 6 credits of Thematic courses
  • 21 credits of elective courses

Elective credits can be completed from courses offered in the MBA program, the Professional MBA program, the International MBA Program, and selected global learning opportunities offered by the Robert H. Lee Graduate School. Each student’s coursework must be approved by the School. A complete list of the courses required for successful completion may be obtained from the School.

Career Development programming offered by the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre for MBA students is a critical and required experience to the program. Students are expected to attend and participate fully as per the program requirements listed on the Robert H. Lee Graduate School program site.

Career Tracks

Each student in the MBA Program may choose one of the offered career tracks or opt to do a “customized” program of study. Requirements vary between career tracks; however, each consists of a set of 6 credits of required courses available from the Robert H. Lee Graduate School and 15 elective credits. Career Tracks include: Climate; Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Finance; Product & Service Management; Technology & Analytics Leadership.

Global Learning Options

A variety of study abroad and exchange programs are available at several international partner universities. Global opportunities via the Global Network for Advanced Management are also available during the program.

Academic Regulations

Refer to the Academic Calendar for academic regulations.

Contact Information

Please see the MBA Program site for further program and contact information.

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