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Admission Requirements

Entry to MBA-PAS is highly competitive. Our team will evaluate each component of the application and only once all the required information has been submitted, will a decision be made. The following are the minimum requirements to apply to the MBA-PAS program.

  • Successful completion of 120 credit hour undergraduate degree
  • A cumulative GPA of 70% in the previous academic degree/last 20 courses/ 4 full-time semesters and minimum average of 70% CGPA in Core Preparatory Courses.

Must be eligible to begin the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

If you are not eligible for CPA PEP, you may need to complete the Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required prior to admission. Official GMAT score reports should be sent directly to the Odette School of Business from Pearson Vue.

Note: The GMAT requirement may be waived for students with high academic achievements in core accounting courses (at the discretion of the Director of the MBA-PAS program).

Applicants whose native language is not English must achieve a satisfactory score on one of the following tests.

Applicants are exempt from submitting an English language proficiency examination score if any one of the following conditions is true:

  1. Within the past two years you have completed a university degree at a Canadian institution.
  2. Within the past two years you have completed a university degree at an institution where English was the primary language of instruction, as indicated on our exemption list.

List of exempt countries:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cameroon (if medium of instruction was English)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland (Republic of)
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Malta (if medium of instruction was English)
  • Mauritius (if medium of instruction was English)
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Papua New Guinea
  • St. Kitt’s & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa (if medium of instruction was English)
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga 
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • U.S.A.
  • Vanuatu (if medium of instruction was English)
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

The letter of intent (1-2 pages) will outline the following:

  • Why you want to complete an MBA
  • Your skills, knowledge, and past experiences
  • Your career goals and aspirations and how an MBA could help
  • Why you would be a good MBA candidate

An updated resume, showing your past work experience, education, etc.

Two letters of reference.  The letter of reference can be either academic or professional.

When completing the online application you will be required to enter the full name and contact information of your reference. Based on the information that you have provided in the online application your reference will be contacted via email to complete a confidential assessment.

Note: Your references are contacted as soon as we receive your graduate application.

Qualifying interview with the Program Administrator and/or Director of MBA-PAS.

For students that are out of town, a phone or virtual interview will be provided.