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    University of Ontario Institute of Technology
    Apr 17, 2021  
2017-2018 Graduate Academic Calendar 
2017-2018 Graduate Academic Calendar [ARCHIVED CALENDAR]

Business Administration

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Graduate faculty

  • David Agnew, BSc, PhD
  • Rajen Akalu, LLM, LLB
  • Jane Bowen, BCom, FCPA, FCA
  • Bin Chang, LLB, MA, MA, PhD
  • Cuiping Chen, BEng, MA, PhD
  • David Clark, BA, LL.B, LL.M
  • Rob Elkington, PhD
  • John Friedlan, BSc, MBA, PhD, CPA, CA
  • William Goodman, BA, MA, PhD
  • Mehdi Hossein-Nejad, BSc, MBA, PhD
  • Chinmay Jain, BTech, PhD
  • Matthew Jelavic, BA, MEng, DBA
  • Ying Jiang, BA, MPhil, PhD
  • Kamen Kanev, MSc, PhD
  • Salma Karray, BCom, MSc, PhD
  • Igor Kotlyar, BCom, MBA, PhD
  • Joseph Krasman, BAS, MBA, PhD
  • Stephen Marsh, BSc, PhD
  • Peter Mason, BSc, MSc, PhD
  • Pejman Mirza-Babaei, PhD
  • Jeff Moretz, BA, MBA, PhD
  • Richard Pazzi, BSc, MSc, PhD
  • Jennifer Percival, BMath, PhD
  • Pamela Ritchie, BA, MSc, PhD
  • John Rowcroft, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
  • Karthik Sankaranarayanan, PhD
  • Nicola Shaw, BSc (Hons), PhD
  • Kamal Smimou, BSc, MBA, PhD
  • Terry Wu, BA, MA, PhD

Program information

The objective of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is to prepare graduates to work at the middle management and executive levels of administration in both private and public sectors. The program enables the degree holder to provide organizations with a business management skill set that helps raise the competitiveness of the entity. This not only leads to a comparative advantage but also retains higher-skilled and thus higher-income jobs within the province.

The design of the MBA program focuses on the breadth of a general management core curriculum coupled with emphasis on particular business fields. The courses emphasize not only the theoretical approach but also real-world case studies. Students learn how to apply these textbook theories in realistic examples. To facilitate this, the program draws expertise from firms and government agencies in the region to bring real-world experiences and effective career networking to the classroom. These firms and agencies also provide the basis for the program’s required research project. The MBA program is also supported by specialist facilities such as the faculty’s Marketing Research Lab and its Virtual Trading Lab in Finance.

The MBA is directed towards students looking for deeper knowledge and experience in one of the program’s fields. These degree paths provide students with the opportunity to explore management problems in a particular area at a more theoretical level and hence prepare them for further graduate study if they wish.

The MBA provides the opportunity for students to specialize in one of five fields:

  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing
  • Technology Management

Note: Not all fields are necessarily offered each year.

Finance and marketing are two fundamental areas of graduate business study in strong and consistent demand. International business is also strongly represented, but the approach at UOIT follows recent practice by offering a further examination of global business through its impact on other specializations such as finance, marketing and management. Logistics and supply chain management has emerged as a crucial area of study covering production planning, warehousing, and inventory optimization and transportation. UOIT is one of the first universities in Canada to offer this as a field at the MBA level. Technology Management takes special advantage of the faculty’s combined strengths in business and information technology.

For students with at least two years of relevant work experience, the MBA program builds on employment experiences and can be completed in 16 months of full-time study. For students with less than two years of relevant work experience, there is the opportunity to integrate MBA studies with work placements in a 24-month schedule of full-time study. Previous relevant work experience, such as a co-op placement, can reduce the work requirement for this option. Spaces in the full-time integrated work placement option are limited by the availability of work placements.

Admission requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements for graduate studies at UOIT , MBA applicants must meet the following program-specific requirements:

  • Minimum overall academic standing of a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale), with a minimum of B+ in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent.
  • Submission of a third letter of recommendation from a person having direct knowledge of the applicant’s professional and/or academic competence to succeed in the MBA program. A former or present supervisor from employment may be considered.
  • Minimum required test score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). See GMAT and GRE scores for minimum required scores.
  • In their statement of academic intent, applicants should explain their background, reasons for pursuing a MBA and career goals. See statement of academic intent for additional instructions.
  • Submission of a resumé.
  • Minimum two years of work experience or equivalent for the 16-month full-time program or its part-time equivalent. Applicants with less than two years of work experience may be considered for the integrated work placement option.
  • If applicable, a minimum score of 580 on the paper-based TOEFL, 92-93 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 7 on the IELTS. Note that these English language proficiency scores are slightly higher than those required for some other graduate programs at UOIT. Visit the English language proficiency  section of this calendar for additional details.

Individuals without an undergraduate degree who have extensive business experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. For more information, see UOIT’s policy on non-standard applicants .

Admission is competitive and subject to availability of space. Accordingly, satisfaction of minimum entry conditions does not ensure admission.

GMAT and GRE scores

Applicants must submit either a GMAT or GRE test score as part of their application. The minimum required scores are as follows:

GMAT: minimum score of 550.

GRE Revised General Test: minimum score of 316, with no less than 150 on the Verbal Reasoning Test and 155 on the Quantitative Reasoning Test.

GRE General Test: minimum score of 1140, with no less than 470 on the Verbal Reasoning Test and 530 on the Quantitative Reasoning Test.

Note: The GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived for four-year honours degree graduates with an average of A-minus in the last two years of their degree or for honours business degree graduates with a B+ average in the last two years of their degree.

Statement of academic intent

The statement of academic intent should provide essential information about the applicant’s qualifications, including the following:

  • An assessment of strengths and gaps in experience/education.
  • How an MBA program will bridge the applicant’s past and future and how it will fill the gaps in experience/education.
  • Long- and short-term goals.
  • Relevant past experience.
  • Why the UOIT MBA is a good match with the applicant’s needs.

Part-time studies

The MBA is offered on a part-time and full-time basis. Many part-time students integrate their work commitments with their MBA studies. Course scheduling is designed to allow part-time students to flow through the program while fulfilling all prerequisite requirements. In addition, many courses are scheduled in the evenings to accommodate part-time MBA students.

Degree requirements

Select a program from the list below for details on degree requirements.



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