Business Administration - Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Why Business Administration @ Memorial?

Memorial's Faculty of Business Administration is recognized as a leader in Canadian business education. Our faculty members rank first among universities in Atlantic Canada for contributions to top business journals, influencing how and what students are taught. Our graduates are well prepared to make decisions, run organizations and hold leadership positions in public, private and non-profit sectors across the globe.

Memorial’s 12-month MBA-SEE is the only MBA program in Canada purposefully designed to prepare students to become a new kind of leader for a new way of doing business – one that is based on the three pillars of sustainability: people, planet, and profits. With a focus on preparing business leaders who are committed to sustainable and social business practices, and the practical experience of a four-month internship, the MBA-SEE allows students to gain business skills through the lens of sustainable and social enterprise and develop the necessary skills to present sustainable thinking to business leaders and funders. Every course helps students develop a keen understanding of the strategic context of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship. Students enter the MBA-SEE as part of a cohort, providing them with a shared experience that develops and solidifies a professional network to last a lifetime.


Description of program

  • MBA-SEE – A 12-month, full-time MBA-SEE program designed to create agents of change. In gaining skills to manage social enterprises and to create profitable and social business opportunities, our graduates are equipped to apply their learning to the launch of new business venture ideas, apply their skill set to existing social enterprises, and effectively and efficiently measure triple bottom lines for any organization. Our 17-course program includes a one week orientation, two on-campus academic semesters (Fall and Winter), a four-month internship and a post-internship return to campus to summarize the learning outcomes of the internship and present a reflections paper. There are no course exemptions and no elective courses. Students are required to complete all 17 MBA-SEE courses.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MBA-SEE – Bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4-point scale, balanced GMAT score of at least 550 or a satisfactory and balanced GRE General Test score, at least two years of full-time work experience, or equivalent work and volunteer experience, two letters of reference, a completed social enterprise questionnaire, and, for applicants whose prior university instruction was not in English, demonstration of English language proficiency. Minimum TOEFL scores are: 580 for the paper-based test; 237 on the computer-based test; or 92 on the Internet-based test. The minimum IELTS score is an overall band score of 7.0.

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Program Information
Degrees Offered:




Duration (Full-time students):

1 year


St. John's

Application Deadline:

February 1 for Fall admission

Tuition (NL students):

MBA-SEE: $1,313/semester plus $20,000 special fee/year

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

MBA-SEE: $1,707/semester plus $20,000 special fee/year

Tuition (International students):

MBA-SEE: $2,218/semester plus $25,000 special fee/year

Please Note:

All programs in business administration have special fees. Please view the Minimum Expense Form for details.

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