Executive Master of Business Administration

Applying to the Sobey Executive MBA

The Sobey School of Business Executive MBA is a program for professionals. We consider each applicant’s unique skills and strengths and what they will bring to the cohort. We accept a new cohort every 18 to 24 months.

To be considered for admission to the Sobey Executive MBA, your application should fulfill the following criteria:

  1.  A GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher in the last two years of a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university AND at least five years of progressive work experience

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must also achieve either:

  • A minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) score of 80, with no band below 20; OR
  • A minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with no individual score below 6.0.

We also look at:

Your experience

A minimum of five years of professional experience is recommended.

Your references

Two written recommendations from colleagues should personally attest to your day-to-day performance as a leader and professional. One recommendation must be from a supervisor.

Your academic experience

A transcript of your undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate studies is mandatory. We typically require our applicants to have attained at least a Bachelor’s degree.

A personal interview

Expect a one-hour meeting with our Program Manager, Kelly Smith.

Your GMAT score

Generally, we require applicants to write the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Exceptions include engineers, Masters or PhD degree holders, professional accounting designation holders, and other highly qualified individuals. 


APPLY NOW. Click here to access the Sobey Executive MBA online application.

Sobey Executive MBA staff members are here to assist you with your online application.

For more information, contact Program Manager Kelly Smith at 902-420-5175 or kellyl.smith@smu.ca.