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Admission Requirements (full-time only)

Admission into the M.Sc. in Management program will be judged primarily on the applicant’s potential to undertake research successfully and their prospects for completion of the program. Applicants will submit a research proposal statement on applying to the program.

The normal requirement for admission to the master’s program in management is an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree (or equivalent, e.g 4-year Commerce, Bachelor of Business Administration or similar degrees) with at least a B+ average. Applicants who do not meet the normal requirements for admission may be required to completed additional courses, extra to the normal program requirements.

All applicants to the program are required to submit a GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score with a minimum of 600 or an equivalent GRE (Graduate Record Exam) score. To calculate the equivalent GRE score, applicants can use the GRE Comparison Table for Business Schools.

Application Process

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To complete your application, you will need to provide:

A) GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) – A minimum score of 600 is required to apply for the Sprott MSc

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may be waived for applicants who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business (BCom or BIB degree) from Carleton University within the past 5 years and have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of B+. To request a waiver, please complete this form and upload it with your application in lieu of “GMAT Test Score”. Note that a waiver is not guaranteed.

B) English Proficiency Test

If your first language is not English, you can prove your language proficiency by presenting official certification (transcripts) that you have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree within the past three years in a university in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom or any country in which the primary language is English, where the language of instruction in the relevant educational institution was English, and the language of instruction in their most recently completed undergraduate or graduate degree was English.

Note: Letters from your universities stating the medium of instruction is English are not acceptable.

Otherwise, you will be required to meet the minimum language admission requirements by submitting your test score in either the CAEL, TOEFL, IELTS or PTE English proficiency tests. Details on minimum test score requirements can be found here:

C) References

D) Academic Transcripts

E) Statement of Interest Form

F) Resume

Application Deadline

The application deadline is March 1 for Fall term admission.

Notification of Acceptance

Complete applications for both domestic and international students will be processed after March 1. The MSc Admissions Committee consisting of faculty members reviews applications. You will be notified in writing in Spring once a decision is made.

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