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University of Victoria undergraduate students may seek preferred access to the Master of Management program. More details

Admission Criteria

In addition to the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, applicants must meet the following criteria:


  • You have completed, or are about to complete, a four-year baccalaureate non-business degree (or equivalent degree from another country) from a recognized institution
  • You have a grade point average of 5.0 (B) in the work of the last two years (30 units) leading to the bachelor’s degree
  • You have completed all of the following business courses at UVic or equivalent from another institution with an average of at least B (5.0) across all five, and a minimum grade of B- (4.0) in each individual course:
    • Financial Accounting
    • Organizational Behaviour
    • Management Finance
    • Fundamentals of Marketing
    • Management Accounting

Please note:

  • The Master of Management program is not designed for graduates who have completed an undergraduate program in Business Administration or Commerce (or an equivalent degree). If you have, please explore our Master of Global Business option.
  • GMAT or GRE are not required.


Our Master of Management program is designed for most recent graduates. Therefore, we require all our candidates have no more than 24 months of full-time post-graduation work experience.

If you have more than 2 years of post-graduation work experience, please explore our MBA program. 


Your résumé should outline your professional experience and other experiences that may be of interest to the admissions committee. Although formal work experience is not a requirement for eligibility, any work experience that you have had since graduation, or during your studies (Co-op, Internship, part-time work, entrepreneurial ventures, etc.) should be highlighted either in your résumé or by other documentation, as these experiences will be taken into consideration by the committee.


Assessment Reports are required from a minimum of two academic referees who are familiar with your work. Your referees should be individuals who can provide a candid assessment of your abilities. The names and email addresses of your referees are required when you fill out your on-line application.

It is important that you contact your referees before providing their name in the on-line application, in order to confirm their willingness to provide you with an assessment. A letter of reference may also be supplied in addition to the Assessment Report. Please note that additional paper/hard-copy assessment documents are not required.

For more information on how to submit your Assessment Reports, please visit the UVic Graduate Admissions page and scroll down to the ‘Assessment Reports’ section.

English language requirements for international students

If your first language is not English, and you have lived in Canada or another English-speaking country for less than three years, you must provide evidence of fluency in English.

If you hold a recognized degree from a designated English-speaking country, you are exempted from the language proficiency requirements.

The following minimum test scores are accepted: 

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

A TOEFL score of 575 on the paper-based test or an overall score of 90 on the Internet Based TOEFL (IBT), with the following minimum section requirements: Listening 20; Speaking 20; Reading 20; Writing 20. The TOEFL code for the University of Victoria MBA is 0989

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

A minimum Overall Band Score of 6.5, with no score less than 6.0 on each individual component on the Academic IELTS is required.

MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)

Finally, applicants can also submit a minimum score of 90 on the MELAB.

For more information on language proficiency requirement, visit here.

Note: tests taken more than two years prior to application will not be considered.

Application Deadlines

The next intake: September 2021. 

The application deadline: April 30

We recommend that international students submit their application as early as possible to allow sufficient time to obtain a Government of Canada Study Permit (and Temporary Resident Visa if necessary) if they are selected.