Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Course-based program

Program overview

The Master of Business Administration program is open to students with a four-year degree or equivalent in any discipline, and is designed to accommodate professionals seeking to earn one of the most widely recognized credentials in the private, not-for-profit and public sector career paths. The Evening MBA is a three-year program designed for students who work full-time, with classes two evenings per week, and one intensive week per semester. The Daytime MBA is a two-year, full time, traditional MBA program that offers several ways for students to customize their experience, including internships, study abroad, specialization options, and case competitions. 

The course-based MBA can be completed in combination with the following course-based degrees: Juris Doctor, Master of Biomedical Technology, Master of Nursing, Master of Planning, and Master of Public Policy. The Haskayne funding package is one of the most generous among Canadian business schools.

Completing this program

  • Required Courses: Topics may include accounting, business technology management, human resources, operations management and others.

  • Courses for BComm Graduates: For students approved for a BComm exemption, requirements normally will be: Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Management Studies, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, and 8 elective courses.

  • Specialization: Students may specialize in finance, entrepreneurship and innovation, marketing, project management, global energy management and sustainable development, or real estate studies.


  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Global Energy Management and Sustainable Development
  • Real Estate Studies


Consulting, Management, Finance, Marketing.

A course-based master’s degree in management is usually considered a final degree.

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

Six years maximum


No supervisor is required

Fees and funding

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.

Admission Requirements


A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

Minimum education

A four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.


  • A current résumé
  • A 250-word response to each of “How, considering your career progress to date, does an MBA fit in with your future career goals?” and “When thinking of your own personal successes, were they a result of your own personal skills or your ability to work with others? Please describe”

Additional requirements

Applicants may be interviewed by a member of the Admissions Committee as part of the application screening process.

Applicants should have the equivalent of two-years worth of appropriate work experience.

Test scores

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

Reference letter


Work samples


English language proficiency

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL score of 97 (Internet-based) with a mimimum score of 20 in each section. Our institution code is 0813.
  • IELTS score of 7.0, or higher with a minimum score of 6.0 in each section (Academic version).
  • Tier 3 of the International Foundations Program with minimum grades of B,B,B (Writing & Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency)


For admission on September 1

Canadians and permanent residents:

  • Nov. 15 Application deadline - Daytime and Evening MBA (Round 1)
  • Jan. 15 Application deadline - Daytime and Evening MBA (Round 2)
  • March 1 Application deadline - Daytime and Evening MBA (Round 3)
  • June 1 Application deadline - Daytime and Evening MBA (Round 4)
  • April 15 Application deadline - Accelerated MBA

International students:

  • Nov. 15 Application deadline - Daytime and Evening MBA (Round 1)
  • Jan. 15 Application deadline - Daytime and Evening MBA (Round 2)
  • March 1 Application deadline - Daytime and Evening MBA (Round 3)
  • April 15 Application deadline - Accelerated MBA

For admission on January 1

Canadians and permanent residents:

  • Nov. 15 Application deadline - Accelerated MBA

International students:

  • Nov. 15 Application deadline - Accelerated MBA

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

Learn more about this program

Haskayne School of Business

Scurfield Hall, Room 343
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, ABT2N 1N4

Contact the Graduate Program Administrator

Visit the departmental website

Related programs

If you're interested in this program, you might want to explore other UCalgary programs.