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Admission requirements

We appreciate that every candidate is unique, and as such, we review all applications from a holistic perspective, taking into account the breadth and depth of your academic and work experience. Candidates from diverse academic and professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about our program or admission requirements, join us at one of our many recruitment events. If you’d like to discuss whether your education or work background is a good fit with our program, email your resume to our recruitment team at mba@ryerson.ca.

If you hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) or equivalent business degree, you are exempt from MBA foundation courses.

If you hold any other bachelor's degree, you will require foundation courses with exemptions made based on undergraduate courses.

For international applicants, please review our international equivalencies. A formal academic assessment will be done by the Graduate Studies Office at the time of application.

 *Copies of transcripts must be provided with your online application. Upon receiving an offer of admission, you’ll need to submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.

An overall average of 3.0/4.33 (B) or higher in the final two years of university, is required. Learn how to calculate your GPA.

In approximately 500 words, outline your reasons for pursuing an MBA, your career objectives, and how your previous studies and experience have prepared you for the program.

Submit your resume demonstrating a minimum of two years full-time professional work experience. Co-op experience can be counted towards this requirement. On average, applicants have five years or more of work experience.

Your highest valid GMAT, external link, opens in new window score will be used for consideration. An official GMAT score should be submitted using GMAT code 3QP-56-33. A GRE, external link, opens in new window score can also be considered in place of a GMAT score. GRE reports can be submitted using GRE code 1991.

A copy of a GMAT or GRE score report should also be uploaded to your application.

Contact information for two references must be provided.

  1. One Professional Recommendation from a supervisor who is familiar with your professional accomplishments (e.g., relevant skills/knowledge, leadership).
  2. One Academic Recommendation who knows your academic accomplishments well and can describe them (e.g., a previous professor).

If it is not possible to obtain an academic reference, then two professional letters of reference will be accepted.

Please note: Referees will be contacted electronically within two to three business days of your application submission with a link and further instructions on submitting their online reference. If you need to have the link resent to a referee, you can send an email request to gradreference@ryerson.ca and include your name, Ryerson id number, reference's information and program.

Required only if your degree(s) are from institutions in which English was not the language of instruction or examination.

Find out more about English Proficiency accepted tests and minimum scores.

After submitting your application, you will be contacted to complete an online video interview. Please expect communication from the Ted Rogers MBA team through Kira Talent, the platform used by the program to host online video interviews