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Levene MBA Admission Information

Applications for Levene graduate programs are considered on an on-going basis and in the order received. Apply as early as possible to ensure your application can be processed in time for your desired program start. Applications received after the deadline are considered but may not be processed in time for the desired entry point, or in time to obtain a student visa. Deadlines are:

  • March 1 for late August start
  • July 1 for January start
  • October 1 for May start

Levene MBA applicants are admitted through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) and must meet the following admission standards:

  • Four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average equivalent to Canadian 70%
  • Applicants are normally required to have at least two years full-time work experience
  • A minimum GMAT score of 500 or GRE equivalent is required (Levene Post-Graduate Diploma students are not required to write an additional GMAT)
    • Applicants who have an undergraduate degree in business administration from a Canadian or U.S. institution, or from any internationally accredited business school (ie. AACSB or EQUIS), and a Canadian equivalent of a minimum GPA of 75% may be exempt from submitting a GMAT or GRE score
    • Students who have successfully completed the Post-Graduate Diploma will not be required to submit the results of an additional GMAT or GRE.
  • Applicants without an undergraduate degree in business administration must successfully complete the MBA Business Foundations courses OR the Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Foundations (or equivalent) OR achieve a minimum of 70% GPA in each of the following qualifying courses (or their equivalent):  BUS 210, BUS 250, BUS 260, BUS 285, BUS 288, BUS 290, ECON 201, ECON 202, STAT 100, plus one additional undergraduate course.  
  • International applicants must submit proof of English proficiency if their language of instruction in their undergraduate degree was not English. (score cannot be older than 2 years):
    • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 70
    • CanTEST: 4.5 with No Band below 4.0
    • IELTS (Academic Version): 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band
    • MELAB: 85
    • PTE Academic:59
    • TOEFL Paper-based: 580/ Internet-based (DI code: 0830): 80 with a minimum of 20 in each of the four component
    • U of R ESL: Advanced EAP 050
    • Duolingo: 110

Note: Meeting these minimum requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance into the program.

Mid-Career option: A number of individuals with at least seven years suitable work experience, but who lack an undergraduate degree, may be admitted to the Levene MBA with Specializations. These individuals must meet the degree's qualifying course 700-level requirements before beginning 800-level graduate courses, if they have not completed prior to acceptance, or the Levene Post Graduate Diploma. These qualifying course requirements are ten (10) undergraduate courses and the GMAT score of 500 or GRE equivalent. All qualifying courses must be passed with a grade no less than 70%. Qualifying students may be discontinued from the program if they receive one grade less than 70%. Individuals who plan to take qualifying courses should consult with a Graduate Advisor in the Faculty of Business Administration to choose suitable courses.  For more information, contact


MBA Transfer Credit Policy
Transfer credit policy allows up to nine credit hours to be transferred into the Levene MBA Program from other institutions. Courses being transferred must be approved in advance by the Faculty of Business Administration and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Regina.

Advanced standing is available to students with approved professional designation or post-secondary courses. See here for more details.