Admissions and Application

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Questions about the following program requirements? Contact Rob.McNutt@smu.ca. Worried about your GMAT score? Consider take a GMAT preparation course through Saint Mary’s Continuing Education Division.

Admission Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree (any discipline) from a recognized university with at least a B average (3.0 GPA) or equivalent.
  • GMAT score of 550 with minimums in qualitative or quantitative sections (50%) and 5.0 in the essays. We will also accept a GRE.
  • 2 years of work experience strongly preferred, 3 years for those with a 3 year undergraduate degree.
  • For non-English language candidates minimum TOEFL IBT is 100 (no band below 22); IELTS of 7.0 (no band below 6.5).
  • We look for demonstrated leadership qualities.

TOEFL and English Requirements

  • If your first language is not English, you must submit an official TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson score. Tests cannot be more than 2 years old.
  • We require at least 100 on the TOEFL IBT with each section 20 or higher, with an Essay Rating of 5.0 or above.
  • We require IELTS overall scores of 7.0 with no band below 6.5.
  • We require Pearson scores of at least 65.

Application Dates and Deadlines

International:

  • February 1 (Chinese applicants)
  • April 1 (all other International applicants)

Canadian and Permanent Residents:

  • June 15
  • Program Start Date: September 
  • Minimum time to completion: 16 months (full-time), 3 years (part-time)

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Contact Us

Rob McNutt
Senior Recruitment and Admissions Officer 
Sobey School of Business
902-420-5010 
Rob.McNutt@smu.ca

Leah Ray
Managing Director, MBA Program
Sobey School of Business
Sobey Building, Office #204
902-420-5729
Leah.Ray@smu.ca

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
902-420-5089
fgsr@smu.ca
fgsr.smu.ca