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When is the deadline for applying to Business Administration graduate programs ?

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Once accepted when could students start the program ?

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Do applicants have to complete any qualifying courses before they apply to the program ?

4.

How long do students have to complete any qualifying courses ?

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Can qualifying students register for graduate courses ?

6.

What is the minimum mark required for qualifying courses ?

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How long do students have to complete the program ?

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How do students register for a course ?

9.

In how many courses does a student have to register to be considered a full-time student ?

10.

What is the minimum grade allowable in the graduate programs ?

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Is there financial assistance available ?

12.

What is the project ?

13.

What is the "Mid-Career" admission option ?


1. When is the deadline for applying to Business Administration graduate programs?

The Levene Graduate School of Business does not have formal deadlines, however we recommend these application dates to allow adequate time for processing.

MBA Program - May 1 for international students, June 30 for domestic students.

MHRM, MADMIN, MCert Programs - (MCERT is only part-time only)

June 30 for Fall intake

October 30 for Winter intake

March 30 for Spring intake

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2. Once accepted when could students start the program ?

Accepted students have three semesters (one calendar year) to begin their program.

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3. Do applicants have to complete any qualifying courses before they apply to the program ?

Qualifying courses do not have to be completed before application to the program. If applicants are accepted to the program and have not completed the necessary qualifying courses they will be required to complete the courses prior to completing graduate level courses.

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4. How long do students have to complete any qualifying courses ?

If an applicant is accepted as a qualifying student and is required to complete qualifying courses, the student has up to three (3) years to complete required qualifying courses.

Qualifying students can complete up to one (1) graduate level course before completing all required qualifying courses. If a qualifying student elects to complete a graduate course before completing all qualifying courses, they forfeit the three years to complete qualifying courses and all program requirements (qualifying and graduate courses) must be completed in the five to six year timeline.

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5. Can qualifying students register for graduate courses ?

Qualifying students can complete up to one (1) graduate level course before completing all required qualifying courses. If a qualifying student elects to complete a graduate course before completing all qualifying courses, they forfeit the three years to complete qualifying courses and all program requirements (qualifying and graduate courses) must be completed in the five to six year timeline.

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6. What is the minimum mark required for qualifying courses ?

Students are required to achieve a grade of no less than 70% in each qualifying course.

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7. How long do students have to complete the program ?

Fully qualified students (those students who have completed all qualifying courses) have six (6) years to complete their graduate program.

Students in a project based program have six (6) years to complete program requirements.

Students in a course based program have six (6) years to complete program requirements.

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8. How do students register for a course ?

All Administration graduate students must register for their courses (qualifying and graduate level courses) through the Faculty of Business Administration's Graduate Program Advisor.

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9. In how many courses does a student have to register to be considered a full-time student ?

Graduate students registered in two (2) courses (6 credit hours) are considered full-time students.

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10. What is the minimum grade allowable in the graduate programs ?

All graduate students must achieve a grade of no less than 70% in all of their courses.

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11. Is there financial assistance available ?

There are a limited number of externally funded scholarships available to Business Administration graduate students. Please see the list of scholarships for further details.

There are also a limited number of internally funded scholarships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships. Internally funded scholarships, RAs, and TAs, are funded by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and allocated to the Faculty of Business Administration twice annually (Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer). To be eligible for this funding, students must be registered full-time, are not permitted to work more than 12 hours per week outside of the university, and in the case of a scholarship must have an average of 80% or greater. To apply for internally funded assistance, please submit a "Masters Candidate Application for Financial Assistance Form" and submit it to the Graduate Program Advisor in the Faculty of Administration.

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12. What is the project ?

Students following the project option must prepare and present a substantial research paper on a suitable topic. The project allows the student to conduct a study under the supervision of a faculty member and a committee, examining a topic that is relevant to their program and academic interests. Past projects have ranged from theoretical research to the practical application of concepts and theories to the work place. Typical projects will be approximately 60 pages in length.

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13. What is the "Mid-Career" admission option ?

The mid-career admission option is applicable to the MBA. and MHRM programs, and is designed for those applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree, but have substantial management experience.

To qualify for this admission option, applicants must have at minimum seven to ten years of relevant mid-management experience and meet all other admission requirements of the program. Mid-career managers must meet the program's qualifying course requirements before beginning graduate courses if they have not been completed prior to acceptance.

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