Admission Information

The Alberta School of Business admits exceptional students from a wide range of backgrounds into the MBA program. Applicants who can demonstrate strong leadership qualities, unique backgrounds and work experience, and the initiative and motivation to succeed in academic and professional pursuits are prime candidates for the Alberta MBA.

Admission Criteria

In assessing a candidates academic and professional qualifications, the following criteria are used:

  • Recognized undergraduate degree with GPA of at least 3.0 (see international GPA equivalents)
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score
  • English Language Proficiency for Non-native English speakers (see exemptions)
  • Professional work experience
  • Statement of Intent letter
  • Two letters of reference
  • Admissions interviews 

See entrance requirements for more information about our admission criteria.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to apply on-line through the Faculty of Graduate Studies website. The application fee of $100 can be paid on-line.   In completing the on-line application,  MBA (CRSE) is our standard MBA program.

All supporting documents can be uploaded directly into the online application system.  Once you have received your official letter of admission, official academic documents must be submitted.

Preliminary Assessment

Not sure of your eligibility to the Alberta MBA program? We would be happy to help assess your work experience and academic qualifications prior to a formal application. 

MBA Preliminary Assessment

Financial Support

The Alberta MBA is an investment in your future.  We appreciate the commitment required to pursue your MBA and have both financial aid and scholarships available to help you achieve your goals. 

Awards & Financial Aid

Campus Visit Travel Stipend

Familiarizing yourself with campus and student life are important aspects of selecting a graduate program. Prospective students interested in visiting the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta may be eligible for a travel stipend used towards accommodation. If you would like to plan a visit and wish to apply for a travel stipend, please email us at: