In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements for Admission, the Haskayne School of Business requires:
a) An MBA degree or equivalent from a recognized institution with a recommended minimum admission grade point average of 3.50 on a four-point scale. Students with an undergraduate or master’s degree in an area other than business may be required to complete a qualifying period to gain a general business background before beginning the normal doctoral course requirements.
It is possible to enter the PhD program without an MBA or other master’s degree. Consult the Director of the PhD Program for further information.
b) Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT*) with a recommended minimum score of 650, with high scores on both verbal and quantitative subcomponents. (Many successful applicants have earned scores of 700 and above). As an alternative to a GMAT score, results on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) will be considered. Overall GRE test score in the 85th percentile is the recommended minimum.
c) For those students required to prove proficiency in English, a minimum TOEFL score of 97 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based test), or an IELTS score of 7.0 with no section less than 6.0, or a MELAB score of 83, or a PTE score of 68. This requirement can also be met by completing Tier III of the International Foundations Program with a minimum grade of "B" on Academic Writing & Grammar III, "B" on Reading Comprehension & Proficiency III, and "B" on Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency III.
d) Current CV.
e) Two reference letters.
f) A personal statement outlining objectives, intent and commitment to a research program.
g) Availability of a research-active supervisor and resources for the area in which the student wishes to study.
Work experience in business or public organizations will be considered.
*Consult the Haskayne School of Business about the Graduate Management Admission Test.