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Admission

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Admission Requirements

Please include all post secondary transcripts when submitting your application.

  • BBA & BComm Degrees: Completion of a Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent business degree from a recognized institution may exempt you from foundation courses.
  • Other Bachelor Degrees: Completion of a four-year Bachelor Degree from a recognized institution. Foundation business courses may be required; exemptions are based on previous courses taken during your undergraduate degree.

73% or above average in the final 2 years of university study, including post-graduate university programs.

Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation from referees. It is preferred that you submit:

  • One Academic Recommendation. Ensure the professor knows your academic accomplishments well and can describe them.
  • One Professional Recommendation. This reference should come from a supervisor who is familiar with your professional accomplishments (e.g., relevant skills/knowledge, leadership). If it is not possible to obtain a professional reference, then two academic letters of recommendation will be accepted.

Applicants must include at least one academic reference. We will NOT accept two professional references.

Certification of English language proficiency is required if:

  • you have not completed two or more years of full-time studies at a Canadian university or at a university where English was the primary language of instruction,
  • you have not completed a graduate degree at a university where English was the primary language of instruction.

For more information and a list of accepted tests and scores, visit the YSGS Admission Requirements page.

Work experience is preferred but not required.

Approximately 500 word research statement to include the following:

  • outline of your reasons for applying to the MScM program, including your career objectives,
  • your research interests / plan that you wish to pursue as a possible thesis topic while in the program,
  • how your previous studies and experiences have shaped your research interests,
  • identification of at least two to three potential supervisors. Please explain why the faculty members you have chosen would make a good supervisor for your research.
  • Applications that meet our admission criteria will be reviewed by potential supervisors identified in your statement of interest. We encourage you to reach out to potential supervisors as you complete the application process.
  • Interview: An online or in-person interview with the potential supervisor may be required.*

*Please note that finding a match with a supervisor is required in order to be admitted to the MScM program in addition to meeting all other admission requirements. Applications that do not identify a potential supervisor will not be considered.

Are not required for this program, however, they may strengthen your application. If you have a GMAT/GRE score, please enter them on the OUAC Application Portal, external link

How do I Identify a Potential Supervisor

Since the MScM program is thesis-based, we put a lot of effort into matching all of the applicants with a potential supervisor before they are admitted to the program. We encourage you to reach out to potential supervisors on your own and let them know that you are interested in working with them.

The easiest way to browse through TRSM faculty is by visiting the faculty supervisors list. You can sort through faculty members based on their areas of research interets and visit their individual profiles to learn more about their expertise. Most faculty members have a list of their recent publications. It might be a good idea to locate some of the articles online or at a library and read through them. Many of our faculty members have LinkedIn profiles, which offer an additional opportunity to learn more about a professor’s background and research interests.

Once you identify a suitable supervisor, feel free to reach out to them via e-mail. Introduce yourself as an applicant to the MScM program and describe your proposed research topic as well as why you believe the faculty members would make a suitable supervisor.