The Edwards MBA assesses applicants on a composite basis for admission purposes. We look at a variety of factors when making admission decisions including undergraduate degree, grade point average, work experience, GMAT score, and reference letters. An interview may be required.
Your Completed Admission Package Includes:
Applicants Do Not Need to Have a Business Degree! Applicants must have a four-year degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university. An official transcript of your academic record is to be sent directly from each institution attended. Transcripts from the University of Saskatchewan do not need to be sent, but are required from all other institutions you have attended. From countries where degree certificates are issued, they must also be sent. Applicants must have a cumulative weighted average of at least 70% in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
Visit Countries and Qualifications for a listing of countries and the equivalent academic requirements.
All applicants wishing to enter the program are required to write a GMAT exam. GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardized test for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. Recommended Minimum score of 550. This test can be written at major centres throughout the world. For information on test centre locations, the nature of the exam, and scoring procedures, please visit the GMAT website. GMAT scores are valid for five years from the date the test is taken.
The Centre for Continuing & Distance Education (CCDE) at the University of Saskatchewan now offers GMAT: Graduate Management Admission Test Preparation Course. Learn More!
The Edwards MBA requires you to submit 3 confidential letters of recommendation, from professors or others acquainted sufficiently with your training and experience to express an opinion on your ability to undertake graduate training. Two of these must be academic references and one professional.
- Contact your referees and ask them to provide a reference for you for the Edwards MBA program, and obtain an up to date email address.
- You will then fill out your referee’s complete information on the online application form, and enter their current email address.
- Once your application is completed, your referee’s will be sent a link where they can fill out an online form for your reference letter.
The Edwards MBA does not have work experience requirement. If you have work experience it will be considered. However for applicants wishing to enter the program straight out of their undergraduate degree's, greater emphasis will be placed on your academic components
Your letter of intent is a chance to tell the Edwards MBA Selection Committee what unique and valuable contributions you can make to the Edwards MBA program.
Provide a brief description of your business and educational background, and your goals for the future. How will an MBA help you achieve your goals? Describe briefly what piqued you interest in achieving an MBA, and what you hope to get out of the program.
Discuss why you have decided to apply to the Edwards MBA program, and why it is a good fit for you. What specific parts of the Edwards MBA program are you looking forward too?
Make sure your letter of intent is unique and specific to the Edwards MBA program. We don't want to read generic letters that sound like they could have been sent to any school; We want to know why you have chosen the Edwards MBA, and why we should choose you!
Don’t just update and print off your last resume, take the time to understand what the Edwards MBA program is looking for in your resume.
The MBA Selection Committee reviews your resume to find out the number of years of professional experience, jobs and positions held, previous employers, etc., to establish a work experience value for our composite admission scale.
Make sure you outline the length of employment for each position on your resume. In order to evaluate your professional performance, the admission officers will measure the duration of each of your jobs, and the evolution of the responsibilities you have had. By following these simple steps, your resume can improve your chances for success!
No Work Experience? No Problem! For applicants wishing to enter the program straight out of their undergraduate degree's, greater emphasis will be placed on your academic components. You will still be required to submit a current resume.
Applicants whose first language is not English, must provide proof of proficiency in English Please request that the testing centres send your scores directly to our institution. Our institution code is 0980. For a list of countries from which students do not need to provide English language proficiency, Click Here.
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) evaluates the potential success of an individual to use and understand Standard English at a college level.TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the date the test is taken. Minimum - 600 written test; 250 computer-based test; 97 Internet-based test
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking - for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication. Score of 6.5 required in each area.
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