Admission

Admission to the Asper School is also granted (1) under Track 1 and Track 2 sub-categories of (a) Canadian Indigenous Ancestry Category and (b) Special Consideration (Track 1 only); (2) Manitoba Joint Program Agreements. Please see the admissions bulletins for detailed information on each category at http://www.umanitoba.ca/student/admissions/application/programs/business-application.html

 

Direct Entry

To be eligible to apply for Direct Entry from high school to the Asper School of Business, applicants must meet the criteria listed below:

For September 2020 intake:

  1. Manitoba high school graduation (or equivalent), with 5 full credits at the Grade 12 level, in courses designated S, G or U, with
  2. A minimum 85% average over three courses:
    • Pre-Calculus 40S or Applied Mathematics 40S
      (Note: Pre-Calculus Math 40S is strongly recommended as applicants with Applied Math 40S will need to complete an extra, non-credit mathematics course at University in first year.)
    • English 40S
    • One other 40S or U course
  3. A minimum 60% in each of the three courses noted in point 2 above.
  4. Applicants may require a higher average than stipulated in point 2 to be successful in the annual competition for admission.



For September 2021 intake:

  1. Manitoba high school graduation (or equivalent), with 5 full credits at the Grade 12 level, in courses designated S, G or U, with
  2. A minimum 85% average over four courses:
    • Pre-Calculus Math 40S
    • English 40S
    • Two other 40S or U course
  3. A minimum 70% in each of the four courses noted in point 2 above.
  4. Applicants may require a higher average than stipulated in point 2 to be successful in the annual competition for admission.

  

The Direct Entry options apply to current high school students or students who have already graduated from high school but who have completed less than 24 credit hours at an accredited university/college.

Note: Should the number of eligible candidates exceed the available spaces, an average higher than the 85% minimum will be required to be competitive.

 

Track 1: From U1 or Another University

You must have all of the qualifying requirements listed below (or the equivalent) with the minimum grade requirements. The number in brackets indicates credit hours.

  • 6 credit hours from: Anthropology (ANTH), History (HIST), Mathematics (MATH), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Studies (POLS), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC) 
    (Note: Courses chosen for this requirement must be independent from courses that satisfy other program requirements)
  • Economics [ECON 1010 (3) and ECON 1020 (3)] or ECON 1200 (6)
  • Statistics STAT 1000 (3) or STAT 1150 (3)
  • Mathematics MATH 1520 (3) or MATH 1500 (3) or MATH 1230 (3)
  • A 3 or 6 credit hour Written English course from a specific discipline
    (Note: ARTS 1110, GMGT 1010 and GMGT 2010 are not considered to be from a specific discipline)
  • 0 - 3 credit hours of non-Business electives (depending on the chosen Written English course, i.e. students who complete a 3 credit hour Written English course must complete 3 credit hours of electives.)
    (Note: Critical Thinking PHIL 1290 is a preferred elective choice)

Students must achieve a minimum admission GPA of 2.0. Please see the Applicant Bulletin for information on how this GPA is calculated.

Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in each course listed above.

Admission in this category is competitive.

Minimum 24 credit hours completed by April 30th
(Note: Although 24 credit hours is the minimum requirement for admission, a full year course load would require 30 credit hours; therefore, students only taking 24 credit hours for admission will need to pick up an extra 6 credit hours of course work once in the Asper School of Business.)

See Applicant Bulletin for complete details.

Track 2

If you are missing one or more of the Track 1 course requirements, you can apply for admission via Track 2, providing that you have:

  1. Completed a minimum of 24 credit hours by April 30
  2. Achieved a minimum admission GPA of 3.10, and
  3. Achieved a minimum grade of C on each course comprising the 24 credit hours.

Track 2 spots are limited in number.

Although 24 credit hours is the minimum requirement for admission via Track 1 and Track 2, a full-year course load would require 30 credit hours. Therefore, students taking only 24 credit hours for admission will need to pick up an extra 6 credit hours of course work once admitted into the Asper School of Business.

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Application Deadlines
for September 2020

Final High School Application Deadline
March 1, 2020

Final Track 1 and Track 2 Application Deadline
March 15, 2020