Entrance Requirements

The Alberta Haskayne Executive MBA Program is a very intensive two-year program.  Students typically work full-time while managing the demands of the program over the two-year period.  Success requires strong time-management skills and a high scholastic aptitude. Admission to the Executive MBA Program is highly selective. We seek motivated, bright, articulate individuals who have strong standards of personal ethics. No formula is employed in admission decision-making. Rather, each candidate is evaluated individually to assess compatibility between the applicant and the program. The following sets out the entrance requirements in more detail:

Undergraduate Degree
Work Experience
GMAT
Letters of Reference
Statement of Intent
Application Process

Undergraduate Degree

Applicants should hold a four-year undergraduate degree from a recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0. Students from all disciplines are accepted as diversity is valued.  Unfortunately, applied undergraduate degrees do not meet graduate admission requirements. 

Candidates who do not hold an undergraduate degree but have considerable professional experience may also be admissible. Individuals who feel that this situation applies to them are encouraged to contact the admissions office to discuss their status.

Only official transcripts from post-secondary educational institutions will be accepted for application purposes. Two official transcript degree certificates must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Alberta MBA Program office. If the transcripts and degree certificates are in a language other than English, official translated copies are also required.

Work Experience

Probably the most important requirement for the Executive MBA program is work experience.  Applicants require at least seven years of work experience. Candidates are expected to show evidence of progression in their job responsibilities and should have some supervisory experience.

Your application should include a résumé with sufficient details of your professional work experience including months and years for each term of employment, full-time or part-time hours of work, and a brief description of employment duties. Education, volunteer experience, accomplishments achieved at work, and any extracurricular activities should also be highlighted.

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

The GMAT is required for all applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution, or have an undergraduate degree from a North American university with less than a 3.0/4.0 GPA.  For individuals with an international background, we will review your background to see if you qualify for a GMAT exemption.

The GMAT is a standardized assessment required by MBA schools to evaluate applicants. The exam measures your verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills. The minimum GMAT score required is 550. It is recommended that you review the material prior to writing the test. The institution code for the Alberta MBA Program is 0963.

More information on the GMAT can be found here.

Letters of Reference

Candidates are required to submit three letters of reference. These assist the School in evaluating the candidate's managerial, administrative, and academic skills. Letters of reference should be obtained from current or past supervisors.  Referees are asked to complete our standard referee form (Letter to Support Application)and to submit the form directly to our office in a sealed envelope.

Statement of Intent

A statement of intent, approximately one to two pages in length, must be included with your application. The statement should outline why you are interested in the program to which you seek admission, what your expectations are for the course of study, and how this degree relates to your career goals.

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