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Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

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  • QS Global RankQS Global Rankings
    Position in the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2021
  • GMATRange of average GMAT scores across all MBA programs at the institution
    550-650 - Low
    651-700 - Medium
    701-800 - High
  • DemographyAverage age range of students across all MBA programs at the institution.
    29-40 Yrs.
  • ScholarshipIndication as to whether the institution provides scholarships for MBA programs.


Imagine yourself, studying and living in the most livable city in North America and the fifth most livable city in the world1. The Haskayne School of Business is located in Calgary, Alberta in western Canada. The extraordinary Canadian Rocky Mountains are only an hour drive away, Calgary is not far from the town of Banff and Canmore. 

Founded at the University of Calgary in 1967, Haskayne is home to some of Canada’s brightest and most accomplished minds. Haskayne prides itself on being a leader in knowledge creation and the MBA program is built on a foundation of academic excellence and business principles. Students will learn how to apply critical and strategic thinking processes to global business challenges. Haskayne’s alumni network is global and influential, with over 26,000 alumni across 90 countries. 

Why take your MBA at Haskayne? 

Our commitment is to empower the next generation of leaders. The 20-month Haskayne MBA program encompasses five elements, designed to maximize the student experience both in and beyond the classroom. 

  • An enhanced understanding of business principles: Your core courses will give you the functional tools and knowledge to confidently step in to a leadership role. Classroom learning is supported with case work and real-world projects.
  • Unique degree specializations: Choose from business intelligence and data analytics, entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, global energy management and sustainable development, management analytics, project management, real estate studies, and marketing.
  • An immersive and enriched learning experience: Take part in innovative opportunities like international exchanges, case competitions, Creative Destruction Lab Rockies, and Haskayne Wilderness Retreat.
  • A connected and supportive network: Access the Haskayne career centre, BMO Mentorship program and vast alumni network. Take advantage of the large Haskayne network to help facilitate your educational growth and career.
  • One of Canada's most dynamic business communities: Calgary boasts one of Canada's most educated populations2 and is home to one of the highest concentrations of entrepreneurs and head offices per capita3. Furthermore, Calgary offers a world-class lifestyle with affordable housing, accessible transit, urban pathway and bikeway system. Did you know that Calgary is one of the world's cleanest, safest and diverse cities? A multi-cultural hub, Calgary is home to more than 240 different ethnic origins. With a strong sense of community, it’s no wonder Calgary is among the best places to live in Canada.

For more information, check out our admission requirements and watch our MBA online information session

COVID-19 Information: The admissions process for the Haskayne MBA Program remains the same. For specific questions regarding current applications or admissions requirements, please contact us at [email protected] .

1Economist Intelligence Unit, a sister company to The Economist newspaper, rated 140 cities based on stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure in its Global Liveability Index 2019.

2Calgary Census Metropolitan Area, 2016

3FP500 Database, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an undergraduate degree to apply?

Yes. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution with a grade point average of 3.0/4.0 from their last two years or twenty half courses. 

Do I need to write the GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS?
  • All applicants must write the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and obtain a minimun score of 550 for admission.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must have a minimum score of 580 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based) or 97(with a minimum of 20 in each section) on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreigh Language).
  • Applicants may also provide proof of English proficiency by passing the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 7. 
  • More information on admission criteria can be found at http://haskayne.ucalgary.ca/programs/mba/admissions/requirements
Can I complete my MBA part-time?

Unfortunately, all international MBA students must be enrolled in the full-time MBA program which will be completed in under two years. Spring and summer courses provide you with the oppotunity to complete the program in a shorter time frame. There is one intake of the daytime program each year commencing in August. 

Application Requirements and Deadlines

 All applications must include: 

  • Application form (completed online)
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of reference
  • Resume; must have at least two years of work experience
  • Special examination scores (GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS)
  • Application Fee
  • Attend interview 

Daytime MBA Program Deadlines: 

All documents must be received by the application deadline. 

Can I speak to someone about my application?

Yes, we are here to help! Please contact our team at [email protected] and we will gladly answer any questions you may have. 

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