Corporate Residency MBA Program By Dalhousie University |TopMBA

Dalhousie University

6100, University Avenue, Halifax, CA, Halifax, Canada
  • QS Global MBA Rankings
    151-200
  • Degree MBA
  • Program Type Full-Time MBA
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Specializations Entrepreneurship
  • Fees(CAD) 82205-
  • International students' % 20

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At Dalhousie University we offer students a different kind of MBA experience. The Corporate Residency MBA offers a 22-month innovative, industry-informed, and rigorous curriculum combined with an 8-month paid work experience (corporate residency). Students make on average $29k on their residencies, and 87% of our graduate’s secure employment in their field of choice within 6 months of graduation. 

The goal of the program is to help high achieving, self-motivated individuals with leadership potential launch their careers and accelerate professional development. Successful candidates display exceptional potential in employability, coachability and critical thinking to join a small multi-disciplinary cohort of 40-55 students. 

Our first-year integrated core curriculum of business courses provides a solid foundation for advanced study, and success on the corporate residency. In addition to further exploration of the functional areas of business, 2nd year students leverage the Faculty of Management’s unique, inter-disciplinary, values-led approach to management education. Students within our program can choose to focus their degree electives into four areas: Finance, Marketing, Enterprise Analytics, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Unique to Dalhousie is our Personal and Professional Effectiveness (PPE) courses providing students with the relevant, practical leadership skills they need to accelerate their career. 

Your career begins just a few short months into the program. By the time you enter your Corporate Residency, you will have been coached and rigorously prepared for this deep immersion into the business world. Over eight months you will accomplish and learn more than is possible in any traditional four-month co-op because a Dalhousie Corporate Residency isn’t just another summer job, it’s a glimpse into your career. As one employer aptly said, “In four months you are considered a co-op student. In eight months, we treat you as an employee with all the responsibility that goes with it.”  You will be paid a salary that helps offset tuition fees. You’ll come back to the classroom for your second year with solid business experience, ready to leverage what you’ve learned during your residency. 

The possibilities for your Corporate Residency experience are limitless. Our students secure their eight-month paid residencies with employers in the business, not-for-profit and public service sectors. Most are located in Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada; however, CRMBA students have completed their residencies in locations across Canada. A full list of employer partners may be found on our website.

All degrees welcome

We are looking for “high potential career launchers” from every discipline. Corporate Residency MBA students share a sense of how to transfer skills and experience acquired in Arts, Science, Health, Engineering, Business and other degrees into a managerial context along with a willingness to take on a steep learning curve and strive to be the best they can be.

No work experience required

Are you ready to pivot?  

In many cases the diversity in our classes comes from students “pivoting” out of different career paths. You may have been considering a career in medicine, law, dentistry, pharmacy or engineering, then realized you don’t quite fit or that there might be something else out there. Are you curious about the unlimited opportunities and earning potential that are on offer for Dalhousie Corporate Residency MBA graduates?

Are you a blender?

Other students that come to the Corporate Residency MBA program are “blenders”. Do you have a passion for what you studied in your undergraduate program and want to build on the strength of that degree? The Corporate Residency MBA can help you leverage the skills you already have and provide you with a new set of business and leadership skills to launch your career in your chosen field.

Here are the requirements all applicants must meet before they would be considered for our program, and I have included them below for your reference. 

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree recognized by Dalhousie supported by official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended
  • A Grade Point Average of B (or 3.0, 73%) or better in the final two years (60 credits)
  • Please note: our program will not require applicants for June 2022 to submit a GMAT score. 
  • For candidates who have a degree from a non-English-language university, whose native tongue is not English: Minimum IELTS overall score of 7.5; TOEFL score of 102 (internet-based).  The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English in a country where English is one of the national languages.
  • Two academic letters of reference
  • Current résumé
  • A letter of intent 
  • Letter of Financial Guarantee (International students only)

Once the components noted above have been submitted, and our admissions committee has reviewed the file, candidates will be contacted for the interview, which is the second phase of the admissions process. You can find more detail regarding these requirements on the admissions page of our website. 

At present, we only have a June intake. Application deadlines for June 2022 are as follows: 

  1. Round 1: January 14th, 2022 (International student deadline & 1st Entrance scholarship deadline) 
  2. Round 2: February 28th, 2022 (Entrance scholarships deadline)
  3. Round 3: April 22nd, 2022 (Domestic student deadline)


About University

Welcome to one of Canada’s leading universities. Since 1818, Dalhousie has been attracting students from around the globe and providing a world-class education. We are recognized for outstanding academic quality, superb faculty and educational and research opportunities that are second to none. Dalhousie is home to over 18,000 students and has graduated 91 Rhodes scholars, the sixth highest in the world. We provide a unique interactive and collaborative and career-oriented opportunities. We inspire our students, faculty, staff and graduates to make significant contributions to our region, Canada and the world. 


Our Faculty of Management, has international reputation for developing private sector, public sector and civil society leaders who manage with integrity and make things happen. 

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