FAQs - Haskayne Master of Management


Frequently asked questions and answers.

Program FAQs

The Master of Management program is designed to help new graduates launch their career. It is open to students with a non-business undergraduate degree and less than three years of professional work experience post-graduation. The objective is to provide students with a foundation in business that will enhance their existing degree and help launch their professional career.

The MBA program is open to graduates with any four year bachelor's degree and students must have at least two years of progressive work experience. The objective is to help mid-career professionals develop their critical thinking and leadership skills.

The Master of Management program is a fast-paced graduate level program. Expectations include:

  • Self-motivation
  • Be prepared for each class – do the pre-reading, course work, etc.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment (the pace of the program is compressed and intense)
  • Willingness to complete work outside of class. While classes are typically only three hours a day, there is a significant amount of work to be completed outside of class (tutorials, group and individual assignments, studying, presentation preparation, professional development assignments, workshops, etc.)
  • Students are expected to present themselves in a professional manner

Classes are designed to start at an introductory level and scale so that your knowledge and skill develop over the course of the program. While content is a component of classes, the application of content and how it applies to real world problems form a large part of what students learn. Classes are active rather than passive with the expectation that students will come to class prepared and ready to participate.

No, the Master of Management’s 10-month timeline does not allow for a specialization. The program is designed to enhance a broad range of business skills.

The Master of Management program provides you with a competitive advantage in launching your career. Your unique skillset combined with the business knowledge gained in the program will set you apart. As well, you will have a dedicated career coach to help you explore a variety of career options and pathways and support you in crafting your personal story.

The Master of Management is a cohort program, which means that you will remain with the same group of individuals throughout the 10-month program.

A typical cohort will have 45 to 60 students.

Integrated across the program are opportunities to network with your classmates, other students at Haskayne, faculty, alumni and business leaders. These networking opportunities will take numerous forms from guest speakers to workshops and receptions.

The Master of Management program is an immersive experience whereby students are encouraged to take advantage of the myriad of experiential opportunities, workshops, and events available in addition to a heavy, compressed, and accelerated workload of study. Expect to dedicate 40+ hours a week to the MMgmt program, as such, work is not recommended.

The program is a mix of qualitative and quantitative courses. There are workshops and tutorials designed to help students meet expectations in each of these areas. You will also have access to online learning modules that will help you prepare for some courses in advance.

There is only one intake annually in Fall.

The program is intensive and completed in ten months. It begins in the Fall term and runs until the end of June.

Note: If you choose to complete an optional internship, the length of the program is 12-months.

A typical semester consists of classroom experiences, tutorials, career workshops and other supplementary experiences designed to enhance your learning and career potential.  Courses may be scheduled in the morning or afternoon in one-week or six-week formats. 

Yes. Master of Management students have a dedicated career coach who will run workshops to help you with develop your career readiness skills, résumé, cover letter, and interview skills. Additionally, the career coach will set up panel discussions and industry events to support career exploration, practicing business communication and to facilitate networking.

A capstone experience is the culmination your program of study where you synthesize what you have learned over the course of the program. Examples include projects, multi-day simulations, presentations or a trip. The capstone will occur in your final semester of the program.

Admissions FAQs

No, the Master of Management program is designed for recent graduates of non-business fields. The Master of Management is not open to business graduates. The program will provide you with the business knowledge needed to elevate your skills and differentiate you in the job market.

If your GPA is above a 3.0 in the last 60 units of university-level courses at the time of application, you will not require the GMAT.

Students with an admission GPA between 2.70 and 3.0 may be considered for admission based on a combination of admission GPA and an acceptable GMAT score. Admission is based on the following equivalent achievement score: [(GPA x 200) + GMAT] >/= 1150*. Please consult the Haskayne Graduate Admissions team about the required Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score required.

We accept GMAT scores within 5 years of the test date.

Yes. Please contact the Haskayne Graduate Admissions team to confirm the required score on the GRE.

Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Sept 15 – Applications open
  • Feb 1 – Application deadline for international applicants
  • June 1 – Application deadline for Canadian Citizens and permanent residents

Financing FAQs

Currently, tuition includes your courses. You will also be required to pay general fees, which are set annually by the University of Calgary.

Most of the books, cases and supplies are covered by the program fees. Additional fees may be needed for the capstone course.

Yes. Over $250,000 in scholarships are available for Master of Management students. Canadians and permanent residents may also be eligible for a $25,000 Student Line of Credit through ATB. Visit our scholarships and funding page to learn more.

International applicants FAQs

International applications will be accepted until February 1. Please be aware that all international applicants will need to provide an Academic IELTS or TOEFL score to be considered for admission. Check the UCalgary International Students page to determine if your degree and GPA meet our admission requirements. Please contact the Haskayne Graduate Admissions team if you have any questions.

Other FAQs

Yes, the program is designed for new graduates. You will need to ensure you complete the graduation requirements for your degree and provide proof of degree conferral.

Please note we require less than 3 years’ professional post-graduate work experience since the completion of an undergraduate degree for admission to this program.

The Master of Management program builds professional skills. If you are interested in pursuing an academic research career, a thesis-based master’s program may be a better fit.