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MBA Admissions

An MBA degree from University Canada West will give you the business expertise you need to succeed in your career, covering skills like critical thinking, management, leadership, and business ethics. Our MBA program focuses on the practical application of theory through case studies and examples from the real world, ensuring that you get the knowledge you need to be an effective leader in the workplace.

General Entry Requirements

Applicants to the MBA program may qualify for admission based on the following requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized post-secondary institution, with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.33 scale) or better and

Have one of the following:

  • Acceptable score on a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) that has been written in the last five years.
  • An appropriate Canadian professional designation or equivalent international designation (e.g. CPA, CA, CGA, CMA, CHRP or P.Eng).
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) or Commerce (BComm) or equivalent.
  • A minimum of two (2) years documented professional or management experience.

GMAT and GRE scores must be no more than five (5) years old. The Admissions Committee looks for scores that indicate strength in the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing assessment portions of the exams.

Applicants who elect to submit their test scores directly to University Canada West from standard testing services should specify University Canada West’s institution code as follows:

  • GMAT 5HW
  • GRE 7570

MBA Foundation

Applicants who have an undergraduate CGPA between C+ (2.33) and B- (2.99) may qualify for entry to the MBA Foundation courses. Students must earn a grade of B (GPA of 3.0) or better on each Foundation course in order to continue into the MBA program.

Special Consideration

Applicants who do not meet the minimum admission standards may be considered for admission to the MBA or MBA Foundation courses if they can demonstrate a significant depth and breadth of business/management experience or a combination of education and experience. Such applicants must be over twenty-one (21) years of age on or before the first day of classes.

English Proficiency

English is the language of instruction at University Canada West. If your first language is not English, you must submit proof of English Proficiency as specified in the English Proficiency section of this website.

The Admission Committee may require proof of English language proficiency from applicants who attended English language-based education systems if the Committee sees deficiencies in language proficiency when the application package is reviewed.

English language test scores are valid for admission purposes for a maximum of 2 years from the date of the test.

Documents Checklist

All applicants to the MBA program must submit:

  • A completed application form;
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended;
  • Official documentation confirming professional designations, where applicable;
  • A detailed chronological résumé clearly outlining educational achievements, work experience and progression, and other related experience; and
  • A Letter of Intent (LOI) that clearly explains why the applicant is applying and outlines the student’s academic intentions;
  • Proof of English language proficiency as specified in the “English Language Proficiency” section of the Admissions Policy;
  • Certified translations of any documents not in English.

Applicants who completed undergraduate studies outside Canada must also submit:

  • Documentation confirming awarding of their previous degree(s), if not already indicated on official transcripts; and
  • A credential evaluation from a recognized service if additional analysis is required by the Admissions Committee.

Domestic applicants who are permanent residents must provide a current copy of proof of permanent residency (landed immigrant status) with their application.

Applicants who are Convention Refugees must provide proof of their Refugee status with their application.

Official Transcripts

Applicants must arrange for official transcripts to be sent from any previous high school and post-secondary institution along with their University Canada West application. An official transcript is one that:

  • Is on official institution transcript paper or letterhead;
  • Has an original signature and/or seal from the institution; and
  • Has been sent directly from the issuing institution to the Registrar’s Office at University Canada West.

The envelope must be sealed and tamper-free.

Students must submit official transcripts from every institution at which they were registered, even those from which they withdrew from classes.

Failure to send official transcripts along with the application or in a timely manner may result in a delay or suspension of the admissions process.

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