In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements for Admission, the program requires:
a) At least 10 years of management experience, including seven years at the senior management or executive level, or at least five years’ experience as lecturer/instructor in a relevant field in a college or university program.
b) A post-baccalaureate degree (e.g., MBA or relevant business-focused Master’s degree) from a recognized institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.50 on a four-point scale. Students presenting credentials in an area other than business may be required to complete a qualifying period to gain a general business background before beginning the regular doctoral course requirements.
c) Students who do not present an MBA or other master’s degree from a recognized postsecondary institution may be considered for admission. Exceptional candidates with a four-year bachelor’s degree (i.e, a GPA of 3.50 or higher) who have substantial managerial experience will also be considered. Consult the DBA Program Director for further information.
d) For those students required to prove proficiency in English, a minimum TOEFL score of 105 (Internet-based test), or a minimum IELTS Academic score of 7.5, or a minimum CAEL score of 70 with a minimum of 70 in each component, or a minimum PTE score of 75. This requirement can also be met by completing the Academic Communication Certificate (ucalgary.ca/esl/acc) with a minimum grade of "A-" in each course.
e) Current CV.
f) Three reference letters from professionals or academics who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s career. References from personal friends or relatives will not be accepted.
g) A personal statement outlining objectives, intent and commitment to a research program (2 pages).
h) Availability of a research-active supervisor and resources for the area in which the student wishes to study.
Successful applicants will be required to confirm their acceptance of an offer of admission into the DBA program with an online non-refundable deposit of $3,000. The deposit will be credited toward tuition fees upon registration.