Apply to the Master in Management (MM)

Next intake:
September 2024 (application period opens September 2023)

Application deadline: April 30, 2024

Apply today

  1. Apply to UVic
  2. After you have applied, you can check the status at My UVic Application

We recommend 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.

Please note: 

Admission requirements

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


Pre-requisite courses

To prepare non-business students for the Master in Management (MM) program, all applicants must complete the following business courses at UVic or equivalent from another institution, and obtain a minimum grade of B- in each individual course:

Current UVic students: talk to us about completing a Business Minor, and applying for Preferred Access to the Master in Management program. 


  • 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 B calculated using the last two years of your bachelor’s degree.
  • You have completed the five pre-requisite courses listed above.
  • GMAT or GRE are not required.

Please note:

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


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, volunteer experience, field schools, etc.) should be highlighted either in your résumé or by other documentation, as these experiences will be taken into consideration by the committee.

Please note:

  • The Master in 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. 


As part of your application, we require 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.

Statement of purpose

You must prepare and submit two statements of purpose:

  • Compatibility (written submission)

The MM program is for those who aspire to change organizations for the better; who recognize the value of collaborative thinking and teamwork; and who crave real world, first-hand experiences to build their professional confidence.

Show us your understanding of the values and culture of Gustavson and the MM program. Tell us how they link to your personal and/or professional motivations.

    • The format of this submission should be standard written format, with approximately 500-700 words in length.
  • About yourself (video submission)

Tell us about yourself—give us an insight into who you are, what motivates you, and what contribution you will make to the MM program, and to your cohort. Showcase why you feel our program is a good fit for you and your goals.

    • The format of this submission must be a video, must include you speaking, and should be approximately 3 minutes in length.
    • You may submit your video by uploading it as an "unlisted" video to YouTube or another digital platform. Make sure to include the access link to your video as a pdf document in your application.
    • Consider the following three things when composing your video:
  1. What inspires you about the future—where do you/how would you like to fit in that picture?
  2. Considering the above, how is the MM program going to help you get there?
  3. What nuances or non-traditional features stand out and/or appeal to you about the MM program?

English language proficiency requirement

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. Please note tests taken more than two years prior to application will not be considered.

The following minimum test scores are accepted: 

TOEFL (Internet Based Test of English as a Foreign Language)

  • Minimum overall TOEFL requirement: 90
  • Applicants must score a minimum of 20 in each section of the test (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).
  • The TOEFL code for the University of Victoria MBA is 0989.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

  • Minimum overall IELTS requirement: 6.5
  • Applicants must score a minimum of 6.0 in each section of the test (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).

MET (Michigan English Test)

  • Minimum overall MET requirement: 64

For your reference, please review UVic's English language proficiency requirement page.