Haskayne Accelerated MBA

The Haskayne MBA program aims to transform Canada’s business landscape by enabling our students to make significant contributions as individuals, and as leaders.

Apply to the Haskayne Accelerated MBA program today.

This program represents an exceptional opportunity to enhance your leadership capacity and broaden and deepen your business skills. Recognizing the value of a diverse, experienced cohort, we carefully evaluate each candidate from a holistic perspective. Our assessment takes into account both how the individual themselves will benefit from the program and how they will contribute to the overall cohort experience.

For detailed information about the application and admission process, click here.

Important dates to remember

Classes start each Fall and Winter. Applications for the Haskayne Accelerated MBA program are considered on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Plus, earlier applications have access to more scholarship funds!

Please note, international applicants may only be considered for Fall entry. 

Sept. 15

Fall entry: Application open

Feb. 1

Fall entry: Application deadline (international)

April 1

Fall entry: Application deadline (domestic)

June 15

Winter entry: Application open

Nov. 15

Winter entry: Application deadline

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Haskayne accelerated MBA are evaluated based on thoughtful consideration on how the program will help them achieve their professional goals and how the rest of the cohort will benefit from their participation. 

The quality of the MBA experience is critically dependent on the diversity and character of the cohort. The admissions committee therefore considers a wide range of factors in its admission decisions and views each applicant from a holistic perspective.

To be considered for admission to the Haskayne accelerated MBA, an application should fulfill the following criteria:

  • A GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher in the last two years of a four year undergraduate business degree program; AND
  • The business degree must be issued from a recognized/accredited Canadian or U.S. post-secondary institution and must be awarded within 10 years of the intake date you are applying to; AND
  • At least two years’ professional work experience after graduation; AND
  • A score of 550 or higher in the GMAT exam. (Or an acceptable equivalent score on the GRE exam.)

If you achieved a GPA of 3.2 or higher in a Canadian undergraduate business degree you may be eligible to request that the GMAT requirement be waived.

How to Apply

The University of Calgary uses an online application system to process applications.

Applying to the Haskayne MBA programs involves six steps.

To assist you with your planning please note that the most time-consuming steps of the application are typically: GMAT preparation; receipt of official transcripts (particularly from international institutions); and references.

Step 1: Request an eID and register for a UCID

Follow the instructions as per the link below to secure an eID and UCID:

Account Registration

If you previously studied at the University of Calgary you do not need to create a new UCID; the application system will allow you to retrieve your UCID if you have forgotten it.

If you have a staff UCID you will need to register for a student UCID to be eligible for student offers and discounts.

Step 2: Submit online application

Create or resume your application on the “Graduate Studies” site - Click here

  • Complete online application form
  • Upload current résumé and statement/essay answers
  • Provide reference contact emails; our system will contact your references directly

Step 3: Pay application fee

To process your application, a non-refundable application fee is required.
The application fee can be paid via credit card.

The application fee is $125 for Canadian citizens and permanent residents and $145 for international applicants.

Step 4: Request official transcripts

Official transcripts are required from all post-secondary institutions attended. Transcripts should be sent directly from the registrar of that institution to the Haskayne School of Business. Official transcripts will be sealed in an envelope with the institution’s official seal.

If the transcripts are in a language other than English official translated copies are also required.

Address to:
MBA Programs
Haskayne School of Business
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary AB T2N 1N4

Step 5: Send other supporting documents

Please provide copies of the following and any other documentation requested by the admissions committee:

  • GMAT official score report (if required)
  • TOEFL / IELTS official score report (if required)

Step 6: Attend interview

Once your application is complete, the admissions committee will assess whether you meet our minimum requirements for admission. If the committee decides to proceed with your application, you may be invited to an interview.


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