Admission into the program is judged primarily on the applicant's ability to successfully undertake advanced studies and research in business, his/her prospects for completion of the program, experience, and achievement.
Applicants are required to have the equivalent of an honours bachelor's degree, with a minimum of high honours standing. Applicants are expected to have credits in mathematics and the following core courses, or their equivalents, in functional areas of business described below:
- BUSI 2101: Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
- BUSI 2208: Introduction to Marketing
- BUSI 2300: Introduction to Management Science
- BUSI 2400: Introduction to Information Systems
- BUSI 2504: Essentials of Business Finance
- ECON 2200: Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences
In addition, applicants are expected to have an upper level course sequence in their proposed area of business specialization, and to have an adequate grounding in at least one supporting fundamental discipline such as economics, psychology, sociology, mathematics, anthropology, or computer science.
The School requires that all applicants submit scores obtained in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) offered by the Educational Testing Services of Princeton, New Jersey. A superior GMAT score will be required for admission. All applicants whose native tongue is not English must take the TOEFL test and obtain a minimum score of 550 (see Section 3.6 in the general regulations section of the calendar).
The School's admission policy is governed by the availability of graduate student space. Possession of the minimum admission requirements does not, in itself, guarantee acceptance. Advanced standing may be granted for required courses only if previous work is judged to be equivalent to courses required in the program. Advanced standing and transfer of credit must be determined on an individual basis in consultation with the supervisor of graduate studies and must be approved at the time of admission by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. In general, a grade of B- or better is required in equivalent courses to obtain advanced standing.