Application deadline is May 31 for Canadian students and March 31 for international students.
|Project and/or thesis
Leading to a professional general management graduate degree, the Edwards MBA's intensive and highly integrated format will develop management ability in an applied and useful way. A student will learn the people skills of management: how to manage oneself and others; how to communicate effectively; how to lead. The Edwards MBA is a highly integrated program designed to meet the needs of individuals whose undergraduate education has been in either business or academic disciplines other than business, and whose future careers are likely to involve managerial activities.
The Edwards MBA can be completed in only 12 months if taken full time, or part time in up to 36 months. A decidedly unique aspect of this innovative MBA program is the focused learning and integration of business concepts. Each course is offered consecutively in a modular format. Courses are scheduled in three-week durations creating an intensive learning environment that immerses students in the subject area while allowing flexibility in scheduling your MBA education. Furthermore, our students learn how business concepts are integrated into business decisions through a combination of applied courses, exercises, case studies and projects incorporating each functional business area.
Paid internship program
The Edwards MBA Program offers an optional internship program to those Edwards MBA students hoping to gain relevant work experience in their field of interest. The program consists of two four-month work terms starting in January of the first year of study. As an internship student who secures a work placement (placements are not guaranteed), you will register in two permission-only MBA courses (MBA 879.0 and MBA 882.0), and will be a paid, full-time employee gaining meaningful work experience related to your area of study.
Complete the MBA concurrently with another program
We offer the opportunity for students to complete the MBA concurrently with degrees in Medicine (MD), Dentistry (DMD) and Veterinary Medicine (DVM). This opportunity is available to students accepted into those respective colleges.
Students from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the MBA program. The diverse student body creates a classroom environment where students are encouraged to examine complex business scenarios from a variety of professional perspectives. Students in the MBA program work together throughout the year on group projects and extra-curricular events, and as a result become extremely close-knit. Your peers will become lifelong friends, and will enhance the quality of your education by sharing their experiences both in, and out of the classroom.
|Master of Business Administration
Additional tuition for Optional Internship Part I, Part II, and Part III (MBA 879, 882, and 884) is $2,020.35 CAD total for domestic students and $4,545.79 CAD for international students.
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Combined Degree Program tuition is assessed as $460.00 per credit unit (Pharm.D.) and $673.46 per credit unit (M.B.A.).
Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Combined Degree Program $564.30 per credit unit (J.D.) and $673.46 per credit unit (M.B.A.).
In addition to tuition above, students also pay fees for programs like health and dental insurance, a bus pass, and other campus services. The amount you need to pay depends on if you are taking classes full time or part time, and if you are on campus or not. The table below assumes you are on campus full-time.
Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website.
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
- Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
- A cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (USask grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units).
- A four-year degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university.
- Applicants with three-year degrees may be considered for admission. Applicants will be considered using a holistic admissions approach and should demonstrate a strong potential for success in the program through outstanding GMAT scores and/or exceptional leadership experience.
- Statement of Intent: applicants must provide a written Statement of Intent (1000-word maximum) describing why they want to undertake the program and how their expertise, work and/or volunteer experience make them an ideal candidate for the program and their chosen field of study. This statement is a key component in adjudicating each applicant's suitability to the program. An interview may also be required to assess language proficiency.
- Current resume detailing positions held and a description of responsibilities.
- Two years of leadership* experience. Emerging leaders who have fewer than two years of leadership experience but who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential through their professional and life experiences, are preparing for further leadership roles, and otherwise meet the standard admissions criteria, are encouraged to apply. Please ensure that you demonstrate your leadership experience in your detailed resume and Statement of Intent.
- Minimum score of 500 Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
- Three confidential letters of recommendation (minimum one academic).
Each applicant package will be reviewed holistically to assess the skills, personal attributes, background, and experiences, and how these relate to success in the MBA program. While a minimum GMAT score of 500 is required, it may be waived if one or more of the following are met:
- An applicant has successfully completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Edwards School of Business within the last 10 years and achieved an average of 75% in their last two years of full-time study (60 credit units).
- An applicant holds a recognized Canadian professional designation, namely, CPA, CFA, PMP, and PEng.
- An applicant has successfully completed the Edwards School of Business Master of Professional Accounting program, or holds an undergraduate medical doctor (MD) degree, or holds a PhD from a Canadian university.
- An applicant has achieved the minimum required score on the LSAT, MCAT, or DAT, and have been admitted to the respective University of Saskatchewan colleges.
- An applicant is in good standing in their third year of the University of Saskatchewan's Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.
- An applicant has successfully completed an undergraduate business degree from an accredited Canadian business school (ie: AACSB) and has a converted entrance average of a minimum of 80% in the last two years of full-time study (60 credit units).
Applicants whose qualifications do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to contact the Edwards MBA office to discuss potential opportunities for admission. Applicants whose qualifications do not meet the minimum requirements or whose academic qualifications are difficult to assess may be admitted on a probationary status to a program. Applicants in this category will be required to participate in an interview with the Edwards MBA Admissions Committee and may be required to take certain preparatory courses to improve their qualifications. In this case they will be required to pay additional fees. The student's status will be reviewed after a specified amount of academic work is completed. If progress is satisfactory, the Edwards MBA Admissions Committee may recommend to CGPS that the student be considered fully qualified. Students who do not achieve the probationary conditions may withdraw voluntarily or, failing this, will be required to discontinue. In certain exceptional situations, the academic unit may extend the probationary period with a new set of conditions, agreed to by the student and by the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
*Leadership experience could include (but is not limited to) one or more of the following:
- formal leadership role within an organization or volunteer group
- extensive, high-level supervisory experience
- experience in consulting or negotiating change in a complex environment
- experience leading others to shared outcomes (informal leadership experience)
Submit an online application
Before beginning your online application, be sure that you have carefully reviewed all program information and admission requirements on this page.
During the application, you'll be asked for:
- Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
- Contact information of your three referees
- For your letters of recommendation, two of your referees must be academic contacts, and the third may be academic or professional
- Your complete academic history from all previous post-secondary institutions
The application takes about 30 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later.
At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $120 application fee. Your application will not be processed until payment is received.
Submit required documents
Once you’ve completed an online application, you will need to upload the following documents:
Preliminary Statement of Marks
- Once you have submitted your application for admission and paid the application fee, you will be required to upload unofficial PDF copies of your academic transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended. This requirement will appear as Preliminary Statement of Marks or Additional Prelim. Statement under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
- The uploaded transcript can be an unofficial copy of the transcript issued by the university or college, and must include a grading key/legend.
- All pages of a transcript must be uploaded as a single PDF document.
- Uploaded transcripts will be considered unofficial or preliminary. Official copies of your transcripts will be required only for applicants offered admission. This requirement will appear as Post-secondary Transcript under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
If you receive an offer of admission, you will then be required to have your official post-secondary transcripts sent (by mail in a sealed envelope directly from the institution) to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.
College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building, 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9
- Transcripts usually indicate the institution’s name, grading scheme (typically on back of transcript), your name, course names, numbers, credits, and the grades you have received. Depending on the country or institution, some features may not be available.
- Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
- If you are a current University of Saskatchewan student completing your undergraduate program then a letter of completion of degree requirements will be required from your college.
- Your curriculum vitae or resume should be a one or two page concise summary of your skills, experience and education.
- A curriculum vitae or resume is essentially your full academic and professional profile. It should include a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honours, affiliations and other details.
- Applicants will be required to upload a PDF copy of their curriculum vitae or resume.
- Your statement/letter of intent is a chance to tell the Edwards MBA Selection Committee what unique and valuable contributions you can make to the Edwards MBA program.
- Provide a brief description of your business and educational background, and your goals for the future. How will an MBA help you achieve your goals? Describe briefly what piqued your interest in achieving an MBA, and what you hope to get out of the program.
- Discuss why you have decided to apply to the Edwards MBA program, and why it is a good fit for you. What specific parts of the Edwards MBA program are you looking forward too?
- Make sure your letter of intent is unique and specific to the Edwards MBA program. We don't want to read generic letters that sound like they could have been sent to any school. We want to know why you have chosen the Edwards MBA, and why we should choose you!
- It is your responsibility to have completed any relevant test with the appropriate score before the application deadline.
- Uploaded test scores will be considered unofficial or preliminary.
- Applicants will be required to upload a PDF copy of any required test score.
If you receive an Offer of Admission you may be required to have your official GMAT test scores mailed directly to the academic unit for the program for which you applied.
Edwards Graduate Programs
Room 241 Edwards School of Business
25 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A7