Applications to the 16 month full-time Sprott MBA program will include all supplementary documents, as well as GMAT and if required, English Equivalency test scores, and must be submitted directly to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs through the online application portal.

Domestic and International applicants follow the same application process.

To begin your application, click the “Start Your Sprott MBA Application” link below. 
You will be taken to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs website where you will find details about the application process.

Start Your Sprott MBA Application →

Important Information About Your Application

  • Applications must be completed online. Paper applications will NOT be accepted.
  • For technical issues with your MBA application account including login or password problems or difficulties uploading application documents or any other issues related to your account, please send an email with your Carleton ID number to  

  • Please Note: The Sprott MBA does not offer Spring/Summer Admission.

Application Fee Payment

Please note that a non-refundable application fee of $150 CAD is payable to Carleton University by Visa, MasterCard or Interac. The application fee is paid directly to Carleton University by Visa, MasterCard or INTERAC Online at the end of the application process.  You must submit and pay for your application in order for it to be processed further.

If you experience technical difficulties with application fee payment, please contact Financial Services at or by calling 613-520-3602.

GMAT and English Equivalency Exams

A.  GMAT – A MINIMUM score of 550 is required to apply for the Sprott MBA.

  • We strongly encourage applicants to register as quickly as possible with the GMAT test centre as it can take up to six weeks to receive test scores.
  • The Sprott School of Business requires that ALL APPLICANTS submit GMAT test scores, regardless of degrees attained or years of professional work experience.
  • The Sprott School requires that all applicants submit a GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) with a minimum score of 550 or an equivalent GRE (Graduate Record Exam) score. To calculate your equivalent GRE score, you can use the GRE Comparison Table for Business Schools.
  • Our GMAT Institution Code for the full-time MBA program is 36KNQ57.
  • The GRE Codes are – Institution Code – 0854 and Program Code Business – Other (4399)
  • Potential MBA candidates who do not have an academic background in business or do not have strong quantitative skills, are encouraged to take at least one module from the four offered through the MBA Survival Kit.
  • Although an overall minimum score of 550 must be attained to be considered for the Sprott MBA, we do review and take into consideration each and every section of the GMAT.

B.  English Equivalency

If your first language is not English, you must prove your language proficiency by:

  • presenting one of the official Language Proficiency (ESL) test scores;
  • showing that you have completed ESLA 1900 or ESLA 1905 at Carleton University with a final grade of B- or higher; or
  • 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 your most recently completed undergraduate or graduate degree was English.

This information is also available on the Carleton Graduate Admissions website.

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

In absence of the above conditions, you will be required to meet the minimum language admission requirements by submitting your test score in either the TOEFL, CAEL or IELTS English proficiency tests:

  • CAEL minimum score required is 70
  • TOEFL IBT minimum score is 87 (with a minimum of 22 in each component)
  • IELTS overall band score minimum of 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 in each band score

Academic and Professional References

  • For applicants with less than four years of professional work experience, two academic references are required.
  • For applicants with minimum four years of professional work experience and who have been outside of academia for more than four years, two professional recommendations from superiors are required. Professional references can be completed through the same reference form which will be emailed to your referees once you begin the application process.

Video Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted may receive an invitation to participate in the video interview. Instructions will accompany the invitation for the video interview.

Supplementary Documents

The supplementary documents required as part of the MBA application criteria consist of the Statement of Intent and a Professional Resume.

The  three questions for the Statement of Intent will be available to you once the online application process has begun.

You may login to your application file which is where the link for “Supplementary Forms” can be found.

International Candidates Including Those Whose Degree is Outside of Canada –  World Education Services (WES) Requirements

For application and initial evaluation of application purposes, International candidates are to required to upload copies of all post-secondary transcripts and related documents in their original language of instruction onto their application file.  The English translation of all transcripts and related documents are also required as part of the application criteria.

If an Offer of Admission for the Sprott MBA program is extended, only then will an Academic Credential Evaluation be required from WES – World Education Services.  Additional information regarding the process is available through the WES at 

Please note: If a WES evaluation has already been uploaded by the International applicant onto their application file, and the applicant is subsequently offered admission to the Sprott MBA, the following steps will be required to be completed by International applicants:

  • Login to your WES account and add Carleton University as a ‘Recipient’. If you cannot remember your WES login, please contact WES Customer Service at (+1) 800-361-6106.

Please direct questions regarding WES documentation requirements to WES Customer Service at

Additional information may also be found at

Application Status Updates

At any time, you may access updates pertaining to the status of your application if you login to Carleton Central.

Notification of Acceptance

Complete applications for both domestic and international students will be processed on a rolling basis. You will be notified by email once a decision is made.

Accepting your offer is a two part process.  You will receive an email of your offer of admission from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs that will include a link where you can print off an electronic copy of your Statement of Standing on Admission.  In this email they will also provide you with instructions on accepting your offer through Carleton Central online.

You will also receive an email from the Sprott School requesting you send in your acceptance and a non-refundable Tuition Deposit that is credited to your student account once you are registered in your courses.

Click here for more information on Graduate General Regulations

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