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UNB Fredericton

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MBA admission requirements


Statement of purpose: Briefly explain your background, why you want to pursue an MBA, and detail your career goals. Essential information about your qualifications, your preparation and where you see yourself in the future should also be included.

Resume: Normally, two to three years of work experience is preferred. On your resume, include all your part-time and full-time work. 

Three reference letters: One must be academic

Official transcript(s): Previous bachelor's degree from a recognized university is required with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 of 4.3 (or B average).

Prerequisite course: University level course in micro-economics

GMAT score: Score of 550 is required; GRE score equivalent to 550 GMAT is accepted. You can request a GMAT waiver if you meet the following criteria:
1)       i) an undergraduate CGPA of 3.4 or higher on a scale of 4.3; OR  
          ii) a Master degree from a reputable University; OR  
          iii) a professional designation (e.g. CPA, CFA) from a reputable North American body.
2)   3 years of work experience (preferably at a middle-to-senior level management position).  
A complete online application to the School of Graduate Studies must be submitted before a decision is made on a potential candidate’s eligibility for a GMAT waiver.

English-language score, if applicable: If English is not your first language, you'll need to demonstrate competency in English by providing an official, academic test score.

Application deadline: March 31 for September start; October 31 for January start (available for part-time studies only.)

Credit for prior courses: Advanced standing may be given for previous courses taken. For more information contact

NOTE: Admission to the MBA program is competitive. Meeting all of the requirements does not guarantee admission.