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Master Certificate 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 September start 
  • July 1 for January start 
  • October 1 for May start 

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
    • Experience must be obtained after completion of undergraduate degree
    • Internships, work placements and co-operative education placements are not accepted as work experience

Applicants must have successfully completed all applicable qualifying courses (or their equivalent) with at least 70% in each course. Each Master Certificate has its own set of qualifying courses:

Human Resource Management:  Any 10 qualifying undergraduate courses

Organizational Leadership:  Any 10 qualifying undergraduate courses

Project Management:

  • STAT 100 Elementary Statistics for Applications or equivalent
  • BUS 285 Introduction to Financial Accounting or equivalent
  • BUS 290 Introduction to Finance or equivalent
  • Seven additional qualifying undergraduate courses

Labour Relations: Any 10 qualifying undergraduate courses including the following:

  • Accounting or equivalent
  • BUS 290 Introduction to Finance or equivalent
  • Eight additional qualifying undergraduate courses

Mid-Career option: Management professionals who do not meet the required GPA or those who do not have an undergraduate degree, but who have a minimum of seven years suitable work experience and have completed any 10 undergraduate courses with a grade of no less than 70% in each may qualify for the mid-career option. These candidates may be required to take a GMAT exam. For more information, contact

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

Note: Students enrolled in a Master Certificate program do not maintain full-time student status throughout the program. Therefore this program may be unavailable to international applicants due to Citizenship and Immigration Canada regulations.

Laddering Into Master Degree Program

Students who wish to complete one of our Master degree programs after completing a Master Certificate program must submit a new application and meet all admission requirements for their Master degree program of choice. These students may apply their Master Certificate courses to the following Levene graduate degree programs: M. Admin Leadership, MHRM, and MBA in General Management. When laddering into a degree program, contact to waive your new application fee!

Students may concurrently hold a Master Certificate and Master degree, using the same courses for both credentials. This means that a student can earn a Master Certificate, apply for entry and be accepted into the MHRM, M. Admin Leadership, or MBA General Management program, then take the additional courses required to earn their graduate degree.