Dalhousie University - Rowe School of Business

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Requirements for Canadian Students

Applicants to the M.B.A. program at Dalhousie University should hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution with a minimum B average during the final two years of study and obtain a GMAT score of at least 550.

Those applying for the accelerated program must have an undergraduate business degree with an average of at least A- in the final two years and a minimum GMAT score of 600. Preference is given to candidates with relevant full-time work experience, but such experience is not essential. Those without work experience may apply for consideration.

GMAT scores, two letters of reference, a statement of purpose, and a detailed resume are also required. Candidates who have received a degree from a non-English language university and whose native tongue is not English, must have one of the following:

- A minimum paper based TOEFL score of 580, computer based score of 237, or IBT92 is required, or a MELAB score of 90, an IELTS score of 7.0, or a Can Test score of 4.5.

Previous completion of graduate and undergraduate business courses may qualify students for course exemptions and/or advanced standing in core courses.

Procedure for Canadian Students

The program begins in September and enrolment is limited to 100 candidates each year. Applications along with a $70.00 application fee should be submitted by January 31 for the People's Republic of China, by April 1 for other international students, and by June 1 for Canadian and permanent resident students. Application deadlines for the combined M.B.A./LL.B. options are February 28 (Law) and June 1 (M.B.A.) for the following September. In all cases, earlier application is highly recommended. Students must apply for the LL.B., M.Eng., M.H.S.A., and M.L.I.S. programs separately.

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesSeptember
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on October 19, 2022