Regulations: Master of Business Administration
Admission as a regular student is
granted, on recommendation of the department concerned, to:
Applicants are required to submit results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) in addition to the normal documentation required for evaluation.
- the holder of an honours baccalaureate or its equivalent (from a recognized university or college) with an average standing of at least a 'B' (second-class honours) in the last four semesters or the la
st two undergraduate years. Two letters of recommendation from former professors and/or employers or colleagues are required. At least two years of managerial experience is also required. Or,
- a student who has satisfied the requirements for transfer from provisional student category.
At least four semesters of full-time study must be devoted to the master's program if the student is admitted as a regular student.
For a student registered part-time the minimum duration period is based on the equivalence of three part-time semesters to one full-time semester. A minimum program fee is applied when a part-time stud
ent applies to graduate.
Normally, the program must be completed within forty-eight months of the completion of the minimum duration. Candidates must understand, however, that announced department policy may require completion of the degree requirements within a
The student's program is established and progress kept
under review by the department concerned (see the section on Enrolment and Registration). The day-to-day responsibility will rest with an advisory committee, consisting of at least two
graduate faculty members, one of whom may be from outside the department. The student's adviser is chair of the advisory committee.
The MBA degree of the University of Guelph requires the demonstration of a reasonable mastery of a concentrated field of study. This is attested by achieving satisfactory standings in a numb
er of courses.
Prescribed Studies: The coursework-and-major-paper option requires 16 graduate courses (8.0 credits) plus a 1.0-credit major paper. There are nine core courses which must be taken by all MBA students. An additional nine courses (including the 1.0-c
redit major paper and electives) are determined according to the department of registration. The courses selected must be acceptable to the school and the dean of Graduate Studies for graduate credit. These substantive courses comprise the candidate's
prescribed studies, in which the student must obtain an overall average grade of at least 'B-' (see the
sections on Establishment of Programs
Additional Courses: In addition to these prescribed studies the candidate may take ancillary courses supportive of the special discipline. These courses may be at either the undergraduate or the graduate level. The standings obtained in them will n
ot affect the average grade of the prescribed studies.
Individual departments may have specified regulations in addition to those described in this calendar. The student is responsible for consulting the department concerning any such regulation. University regulations, as specified herein,
take precedence and may not be overruled by any department regulation.