A: No. Two years of professional work is required before admission will be considered.
A: No. You can open an application at any time. Submit the Faculty of Graduate Studies application form and application fee ($100 CAD) to initiate your official file. Once all required application documents have been received we will consider you for admission. Consult the application checklist to ensure you have submitted all of the required.
A: No. All Asper MBA applicants must submit a valid GMAT/GRE score to be considered for admission. GMAT/GRE scores older than 5 years are not valid.
A: Applicants may write these tests multiple times. We will only consider the highest composite score for the basis of their admission. The composite score is the total score out of 800 on the GMAT(our admission preference is a composite score of 550) or equivalent on the GRE.
A: You may be eligible for certain exemptions based on previous courses or programs. Most exemptions are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please visit MBA Exemptions for details.
A: Applicants who have a high school diploma or university degree from Canada, or have a university degree from one of the countries on the English Proficiency Test Exemption list, are exempt from the English language proficiency requirement test. If you do not meet these requirements, you must successfully complete an English language proficiency test. Please note, scores older than 2 years are not valid.
A: No. We do not offer conditional admission. All applicants to the Asper MBA program must complete their application before we consider them for admission.
A: In a matter of a few weeks.
A: Yes. We will email you to confirm receipt of your application. Be sure to include your current email address on your application form.
A: The Faculty of Graduate Studies requires the names of ALL the post-secondary institutions you have ever attended or are attending. It is very important to include all institutions, even if you just took one course at another university. We require official transcripts to be sent to us for all post-secondary institution work.
A: At the application stage, yes. If admitted provisionally, we will require official transcripts, degree certificates and English translations (if needed) sent directly from the main records office of the issuing institution to our Faculty of Graduate Studies in order for your admission to be finalized. Official transcripts should arrive at Graduate Studies in envelopes that have been sealed and endorsed (stamped over the back flap). Provisional admission only will be granted upon receipt of the following electronic documents:
Notarized copies of transcripts, degree certificates and translations (if needed).
Official transcripts or transcripts and degree certificates that are attested by the issuing institution but do not arrive in a sealed and endorsed envelope.
A: We use the last 60 credit hours to calculate the GPA for admission. In the case of international transcripts, we use the last 2 full years of university study to calculate the GPA. For the list of International Equivalency Criteria, please visit here.
A: Yes. You can now register for Asper MBA courses as an Occasional Student through the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Graduate Studies.
A: There is no difference in terms of program content – all Asper MBA students take the same courses. The difference between the full-time and part-time program is the length of time you take to complete the degree. For a sample schedule, please take a look at our “Year at a Glance”. Students can choose to complete the degree in as little as 12-24 months full-time , or take up to 6 years part-time.
A: Yes. We offer late afternoon and evening courses for students who work full time. Generally, part-time students take 1-2 classes per term. We also offer some courses on selected Saturday mornings and weekends throughout each term.
A: Currently, the average completion time for a part-time student is around 3 years. You have a maximum of 6 years to complete the program.
A: The 12 month full-time Asper MBA program is very intense (60+ hours of school work per week) and most students consider the program their “full-time job”. Generally, students taking the 12 month program do not work at all.
A: A few of our mandatory "boot camps" at the start of the program and some courses are offered online. Normally, Asper MBA core and elective courses require in-class study. The interaction between the students and professor is an essential part of the Asper MBA experience .
A: Attendance in a graduate program is required, and in most Asper MBA courses, a percentage of the final grade is based on class participation. The Asper MBA schedule is flexible enough to accommodate most occasional business travel for working students.
A: Program fees for the Asper MBA are approximately CAD$35,000.00 for a Canadian citizen/Permanent Resident of Canada and CAD$44,000 for an International Student. All Asper MBA students pay for their courses on a term-by-term basis, or “pay as you go.” For example, if a student takes 3 courses in the fall term (September to December), they only pay for those 3 courses in September. In the winter term (January to March) if a student takes only 2 courses, they only have to pay for those 2 courses. Asper MBA courses cost approximately CAD$460.00 per credit hour for Canadian citizens/Permanent Residents and approximately CAD$610.00 CAD per credit hour for International Students.
A: All Asper MBA students are funded through either personal savings, their employer, or an educational line of credit. Several scholarships are available through the Faculty of Graduate Studies. These are awarded on the basis of academic achievement. Separate applications for most scholarships are not required – you are automatically considered when you are admitted to the Asper MBA Program. Please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website to access scholarships that may require and application.