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Graduate Studies Calendar 2022-2023 Program Descriptions Haskayne School of Business Programs MBA (Course-Based), Executive MBA, Executive MBA - Global Energy
MBA (Course-Based), Executive MBA, Executive MBA - Global Energy
Contact Information

Location: Scurfield Hall, Room 302

Phone:
MBA Program: 403.220.3808
EMBA Program: 403.220.5149
Fax: 403.282.0095

Email address:
MBA Program: mbarequest@haskayne.ucalgary.ca
EMBA Program: emba@haskayne.ucalgary.ca

Web page URL: haskayne.ucalgary.ca

1. Degrees and Specializations Offered

Master of Business Administration (MBA) - course-based

Students can complete the Haskayne MBA through full-time study either through the daytime or the evening.

Students in the MBA program are registered during the Fall and Winter terms (September to April) with a regularly scheduled break from May to August.

MBA Specializations:

  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Global Energy Management and Sustainable Development
  • Management Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate Studies

Executive MBA (EMBA)

Students may choose a specialization in Finance or may elect not to have an area of specialization.

Executive MBA – Specializing in Global Energy (GEMBA)*

The material is delivered through six distinct learning modules, each conducted over a period of three to five months. These modules feature intensive two-week residencies providing real-world experiences in international energy centres.

All graduates of the Global Energy Executive MBA receive a specialization in Global Energy.

*Admissions to this program are currently suspended.

2. Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements for Admission, the program requires:

MBA Admission Requirements

a) A current résumé.

b) A 250-word response to each of two questions provided as part of the application process.

c) For applicants required to prove present proficiency in English, a minimum TOEFL (Internet-based) 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 CAEL overall score of 70. This requirement can also be met by completing the Academic Communication Certificate with a minimum overall grade of "A-".

d) Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT*) with a recommended minimum score of 550 or an equivalent Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with high scores on both verbal and quantitative subcomponents. It is recommended that applicants should place above the 70th percentile on overall test scores.

For the course-based Day and Evening MBA programs only, the following applicants may request to have the GMAT requirement waived: (i) applicants with a four-year BComm degree (or equivalent) from a recognized/accredited university with a GPA of 3.20 or higher on a four-point scale within 10 years of the applicant's intake date; or (ii) applicants with a graduate degree from a recognized/accredited university.

*Consult the Haskayne School of Business about the Graduate Management Admission Test.

e) Two reference letters.

f) For the course-based Day and Evening MBA program only, the equivalent of at least 2 years of appropriate work experience.

g) Applicants may be required to participate in an interview.

Note: An applicant who has completed a bachelor’s degree with an admission grade point average (GPA) from 2.50 to 2.99 may be admitted to an MBA course-based program as a regular student on the basis of the following equivalent achievement score: [(GPA x 200) + GMAT] >/= 1150.

Executive MBA Admission Requirements

a) A four-year baccalaureate degree with a GPA of at least 3.00 on a four-point scale.

  • For applicants with a GPA below 3.0: An additional requirement of a score of 500 or higher on the GMAT or completion of the GMAC Executive Assessment with a minimum score of 140.*
OR
  • Applicants without a four-year baccalaureate degree may be admissible with a combination of over 10 years of professional work experience and an additional requirement of a score of 500 or higher on the GMAT or 140 on the GMAC Executive Assessment.*
*The final admission decision rests with the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. See A.1 Qualifications (Exceptional Circumstances).

b) A current résumé.

c) A 250-word response to each of two questions provided as part of the application process.

d) For applicants 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.

e) The equivalent of at least seven years of work experience, a number of years of which must have carried management or professional responsibility.

f) Two reference letters. References listed on application are emailed a link.

g) Applicants to the EMBA must be eligible to travel internationally.

h) Applicants may be required to participate in an interview.

Admission Deposit

Successful applicants will be required to confirm their acceptance of an offer of admission into the MBA program with an online non-refundable deposit:

  • Daytime MBA: $3,000
  • Evening MBA: $1,500
  • Accelerated MBA: $1,500
  • Executive MBA: $3,000
  • Executive MBA – Global Energy: $5,000

The deposit will be credited toward tuition fees upon registration.

4. Advanced Credit

The applicant must make advanced credit requests as part of the admission process to the MBA program. Credit will not be given for course work taken as part of another completed degree/diploma or for courses taken to bring the grade point average to a required level for admission.

5. Program Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the Haskayne School of Business requires:

MBA (course-based)

The MBA degree normally consists of 60 units. Students may be granted exemption from required courses based upon prior academic preparation and with the approval of the Graduate Director (MBA Program). Students must complete a minimum of 45 units, of which a maximum of 15 units may be transfer credit from another recognized graduate program, for the MBA degree. Students who have completed a recognized/accredited four-year BComm degree within the last 10 years may be granted exemption from 27 units and required to complete a minimum of 33 units for the MBA degree, of which 3 units may be transfer credit from another recognized graduate program.

Required Courses

For students approved for a BComm exemption, requirements normally will be:

Specializations

Students must complete 18 units of additional courses beyond the required courses. Within these 18 units, students may select an area of specialization normally consisting of 12 units. Specialization requirements are as follows:

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Finance

Global Energy Management and Sustainable Development

  • Strategy and Global Management 651 and 655, and
  • one course (3 units) from a Sustainability stream of courses pre-approved by the MBA office, and
  • one course (3 units) from an Energy stream of courses pre-approved by the MBA office.

Management Analytics

Marketing

  • Marketing 655 and
  • any three 600-level Marketing courses (9 units)

Project Management

*Pre-requisites may be waived on a case-by-case basis. Contact the MBA Office if you are interested in any ENCI offering.

Real Estate Studies

Students who elect not to choose an area of specialization may choose instead from various graduate courses offered by the Haskayne School of Business. Subject to the approval of the Graduate Director (MBA Program) and the Faculty of Graduate Studies, graduate courses offered at the University of Calgary outside the Haskayne School of Business may also be taken.

Executive MBA

The delivery format of the program is different from the Haskayne MBA program and requires more integrative types of sessions and activities. However, the program requires many of the same courses as are required in the Haskayne MBA program. The Executive MBA has 42 units of required courses with 18 units of additional courses for a total of 60 units.

In general, students in this program are expected to follow a general curriculum rather than electing an area-specific specialization. However, there is the opportunity to elect a specialization in Finance.

Required Courses

Finance Specialization

Students taking the Finance specialization will complete 12 units in the area of Finance: Finance 611 (3 units) plus 9 units of 600-level Finance courses.

Executive MBA– Specializing in Global Energy

The delivery format of the program is different from the Haskayne MBA and Calgary-based Executive MBA programs. Course delivery will include more integrative types of sessions and activities, offered in modules in a variety of locations. The course content of the MBA required courses above, will be completed through the alternative delivery format with the added benefits of the networking and alternative scheduling for business career professionals and a real-world global experience with international travel. The Executive MBA Specializing in Global Energy has the same requirements as the other MBA programs: 42 units of required courses with 18 units of additional courses for a total of 60 units. A complete course overview can be found on the Haskayne website.

Flexible Grade Option (CG Grade)

Students admitted to the MBA (course-based) program, Executive MBA program or Executive MBA Specializing in Global Energy program will not be allowed to request the Flexible Grade Option (CG Grade) for any course that is applicable to their degree; or apply any course awarded a grade of CG towards their graduation requirements.

Students may not choose the CG grade for a course taken extra to load.

The use of the CG grade will not affect students' eligibility for internal awards.

6. Time Limit

MBA: The day MBA option normally takes 20 months to complete (from first registration), while the evening option normally takes three years. Maximum time limit: six years.

Executive MBA: Participants enter the program as a cohort and are expected to complete the program requirements at the same pace, typically over the same 20-month time frame. Maximum time limit: six years.

Executive MBA - Global Energy: It is expected that all participants entering the program in a given year will complete the program requirements at the same pace, completing all of them over the same 19-month time frame.

7. Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available to qualified students. For information on awards, please see the Awards and Financial Assistance section of this Calendar.