GDBA admission requirements

Admission is limited and competitive. To be eligible for consideration for admission to the GDBA an applicant shall:

  • normally hold at least a Bachelor's Degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale, from an institution recognized by Senate;
  • normally have five years of full-time work experience, or equivalent, deemed acceptable to the Faculty of Business Administration;
  • provide letters of appraisal from two referees, at least one of whom has had close professional contact with the applicant within the last two years, and at least one of whom is capable of appraising the applicant's academic potential as a graduate student;
  • include an official transcript from each university or other post-secondary institution previously attended (other than Memorial University of Newfoundland), to be sent directly by its Registrar (or equivalent officer) to the School of Graduate Studies. If not recorded on the transcript, official evidence of completion of undergraduate degree must also be submitted;
  • submit a CV or resume that shows in detail your work experience and provides employer contact information for verification; and
  • where applicable, have forwarded directly by the educational testing service an official Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or Internet based score of 92-93 (or higher). TOEFL iBT Home Edition taken after May 2023 is not accepted. The minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score is an overall band score of 7.0. The minimum Duolingo English test score is 125. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate program, or a graduate program at a recognized institution where the language of instruction is English are not required to take an English proficiency test. If the institution is located outside of Canada / United States, applicants are advised to provide a document (e.g., transcript or letter) from their university stating the language of instruction as English (as “Grad Proof of English Proficiency”). A list of recognized English speaking countries and English language universities can be found here.

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