MBA Admission Information

MBA Open House

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 candidate's 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) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 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.

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. Reach out to us with a copy of your resume and transcripts.

Application Process

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.

Admission Process

The Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research (FGSR) plays a key role in providing final admissions approval for all graduate students across the University of Alberta. There are a number of key points to be aware of with respect to the admission process and the unique roles the Business Master's Programs Office and FGSR plays within it:

  • Shortly after you have completed the final admissions interview stage, you will receive communication from the Master's Programs Office Admissions Committee regarding the decision for admission.
  • If favorable, the Master's Programs Office will send a request to FGSR to formally admit you to the program.
  • If any documents are missing or outstanding from your application, a member of our office will contact you.
  • FGSR may take up to four weeks to render a decision, so it is important to factor in this time frame when applying to the program.
  • Once approved by FGSR, an admission letter will be uploaded on the online application portal.
  • You will subsequently receive an admission letter via email from the Master's Programs Office that will outline more specifics and details regarding the program.

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

MBA International Week: November 16-20, 2020

From November 16 - 20, we will be holding a number of webinars and individual advising sessions specifically for international students.  The sessions as specifically targeted to students coming form outside of Canada and will include sessions from our Admissions Team, our Careers Team, and panels of current students and alumni.  

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