Master of Business Administration

    Course Description

    Make an Impact with Purpose - Pursue your Passion.

    The Sobey MBA program emphasizes responsible leadership and immerses you in unique international and local business experiences to cultivate your innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. Through these specially-designed immersive experiences in our 16 - monthprogram, you will develop your ability to embrace uncertainty and change and thrive.


    A local service learning immersion will connect you with businesses and organizations. You will work on volunteer projects that consolidate learning and make a meaningful contribution to our community.

    To foster your global mindset, you will also take part in an intercultural/international immersion experience: either an international class trip with a strong business focus, or individual study abroad opportunities.

    Join the Sobey Community

    Enjoy discussion and debate with an international cohort of emerging business leaders, and interact closely with the business community to enrich your learning experience. Our program helps you discover and define your goals, and accelerate your success.

    Focus and Integrate

    In the last semester, you’ll apply what you’ve learned and focus in a specialized area. Students can choose electives from a wide range of areas, notably, management consulting, finance, entrepreneurship and many other available disciplines. You’ll choose electives that will deepen your understanding of the areas. (See “Areas of Focus” for more.)

    Taught by world-class faculty, the program is cohort-based, and is completed in 16 months (full-time). It is recognized as a two-year program.

    About Sobey

    The Sobey School of Business makes an impact with purpose through active learning and connecting with the business community. Your classmates will bring international perspectives from around the world--50% of our student body come from outside Canada. Here, you will enjoy opportunities to research, collaborate and put your education to work in ways that will positively affect your community. Responsible management, encompassing sustainability and a commitment to ethical practice, is important to us, which is why the Sobey School has signed the UN's Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). We are accredited by the AACSB, a distinction held by only 5% of the world's business schools. 

    Want to learn more about our vibrant and historic city of Halifax and beautiful region, located on the East coast of Canada? Halifax is a centre of financial services, shopping and culture for the Atlantic region. 

    Visit the Master of Business Administration page on the Saint Mary’s University, Canada web site for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    An undergraduate degree (any discipline) from a recognized university with at least a "B" average (3.0/4.3 GPA) or equivalent. Official transcripts must be sent from each post-secondary institution attended by the applicant.

    A satisfactory GMAT score (usually 550 as the minimum) obtained within the last five years. We will also accept a GRE. Registration is open for the GMAT™ Online exam, an interim alternative to the test center GMAT™ exam. Learn more here

    Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their English language proficiency by submitting an acceptable English language test score.

    Course Fees

    DOMESTIC AND LANDED IMMIGRANT (tuition and fees)*

    Full and part time: $31,000
    INTERNATIONAL (tuition and fees)*

    Program cost $43,000

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