How to apply to the Haskayne Evening MBA

Important dates to remember

The Haskayne Evening MBA has one intake each Fall. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Sept. 15

Applications open

June 1

Application deadline

Admissions requirements

Recognizing the value of a diverse, experienced cohort, candidates are evaluated from a holistic perspective. Our assessment takes into account both how the applicant will benefit from the program and how they will contribute to the overall cohort experience.

To be considered for admission to the Haskayne Evening 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
  • At least two years’ professional work experience after graduation; AND
  • A score of 550 or higher in the GMAT exam OR a score of 515 or higher on the GMAT Focus Edition (or an acceptable equivalent score on the GRE exam).

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must complete either:

  • IELTS: a Minimum of 7.0 on the Academic version, with at least 6.0 in each section.
  • TOEFL: a minimum score of 97 (iBT version) with at least 20 in each section.

Applicants will be asked to answer two short essay questions:

  1. Considering your career progress to date, how does an MBA fit in with your future career goals? (250 words)
  2. When thinking of your own personal successes, were they a result of your own personal skills or your ability to work with others? Please describe. (250 words)

Applicants will need to provide two professional references from a supervisor or manager. No reference letter is required - instead, your references will be asked to complete a questionnaire.

Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee. If your application is selected to move forward, you may be invited for an interview.

How to apply

  1. Step 1: Create an eID and password

    Create an eID and password to access your application form and later your student account.

    If you previously studied at the University of Calgary, please use your past UCID. If you have forgotten your UCID, we will be able to match your application with your existing UCID once your application is submitted.

  2. Step 2: Submit your online application

    Create or resume your application on the Graduate Studies site. Complete the online application form.

  3. Step 3: Pay the application fee and click submit

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

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

Once your application form is complete and application fee is received, an automated email from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Graduate Studies will be sent to you within two days. The email includes instructions on how to access your Student Centre and who to contact if you have any questions.

Note: Your Student Centre is the portal through which you will submit your supporting documents, as well as be able to check the status of your application.

a. Three of your supporting documents need to be submitted online through your Student Centre:

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Essay
  • Résumé

b. Check in with your referees. When you submitted your application, your two referees should have received an automated email allowing them to complete the reference form. Your referees must submit their references directly to Haskayne as part of your supporting documentation.

c. Request your test scores and English language proficiency results (if required). These result must be sent officially through the test provider to Haskayne.

  • GMAT official score report (if required)
  • TOEFL / IELTS or other acceptable test of English language proficiency (if required)

Should you be admitted, you will be required to request official transcripts. If you want to get a head start on ordering your official transcripts please do so; however, should you choose to order your official transcripts ahead of time, it will not guarantee an offer of admission.

Official transcripts are required from all post-secondary institutions you have attended.

Please plan ahead, transcripts can take two months or more to be received. International applicants may need even longer.

Note: transcripts for the University of Calgary do not need to be submitted as they are on file.

  1. If you request Official Paper Transcripts (Delivery via mail or courier)

    Transcripts should be sent directly from the Registrar’s Office of your institution/s 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 Office
                      424 Mathison Hall
                      Haskayne School of Business
                      2500 University Drive
                      Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4

  2. If you request Official eTranscripts (Delivery via email)

    Alternatively, the Registrar’s Office of your post-secondary institution/s can email transcripts to UCalgary’s Faculty of Graduate Studies at

    Please note that email transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution's transcript office.

    Official email transcripts need to be sent by the transcript office(s) of the institution(s) that you attended. The name of the transcript office varies between institutions, but common examples include the Registrar’s Office, Controller of Examinations, Student Records, or Admissions Office. Email transcripts sent by individual faculty members, non-registrarial staff, or students cannot be accepted as official.

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

You’ve completed the application form, paid your application deposit, submitted all your supporting documents and completed your interview. What happens now?

At this point your application is considered complete. It will be reviewed by the admission committee for a decision on your admission to the program.

a. If you are admitted - Congratulations!

Next you will receive an offer of admission via e-mail. Please review this offer carefully as it outlines:

  • Instructions on how to accept your offer of admission
  • Pay your non-refundable program deposit. Please note: your deposit must be paid in order to confirm your spot in the program
  • Request your official transcripts. Deadline for transcripts will be outlined in the admission letter.
  • Critical deadlines
  • Conditions of your admission (if applicable)

b. If you are declined – You will receive notice via email.