Master of Business Administration in Global Leadership

Applicants for admission to the MBA in Global Leadership program must have demonstrated the potential to learn and succeed within a demanding integrated program. The basic requirements and qualifications are as follows:

  1. University Degree: Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree from an institution recognized by UPEI.
  2. English Language Proficiency Requirement
  3. GMAT/GRE Test Score

Application for Admission

All documents pertaining to application for admission must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar with the appropriate fee.

Application Checklist

  • UPEI Application Form
  • All Official Transcripts
  • Current, detailed resume
  • Two Reference Letters (references must be dated within 6 months of program application)
  • Personal Statement
  • GMAT/GRE test score
  • English Language Proficiency Score (for applicants whose first language is not English)
  • UPEI Application Fee

Applications and all documentation must be received by April 15 for an August start date. Applications received after the specified deadline will be reviewed only if seats are available. Early applications are highly recommended as there are a limited number of seats in the program and these fill up as completed applications are adjudicated throughout the year. All applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis and adjudicated only once.


Official transcripts or certified copies of the applicant’s complete undergraduate and graduate (if any) record to date are to be sent to the Office of the Registrar. Applicants from outside North America are strongly urged to attach official statements of the grades obtained and the subject matter included. If original documentation is not in English, you must also provide a notarized English translation. This does not apply to French language universities in Canada.

Resume, Reference Letters, and Personal Statement

A current resume must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar along with two reference letters, and a personal statement. The resume must detail work experiences, responsibilities, and contributions. Two reference letters are to be submitted on the appropriate referee form. A personal statement, of no more than 400 words, must explain the reasons why you wish to enrol in UPEI’s MBA in Global Leadership program. It should include details of your relevant past experience, your long and short term goals, and explain how the MBA program will meet your needs and assist you in reaching your educational and career goals.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Applicants are required to provide scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The equivalent of a GMAT score of 570 or greater would typically be competitive. The score should be less than five years old. The requirement for a GMAT/GRE score may be waived for students with an exceptional academic record in their undergraduate degree.


Once all application materials are received, the MBA Committee may conduct an interview for admission.

English Proficiency

Students are expected to be proficient in the use of English, both written and oral, when they begin their studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. The University requires that certification of such proficiency be presented by applicants whose mother tongue is not English or whose normal language of instruction throughout their education (as recognized by UPEI) was not English. Tests of proficiency acceptable to the University, and the minimum scores that must be obtained, are listed under the Admission requirements for All Graduate Programs and for Graduate Student Status section of the Calendar.

Such students should make arrangements to take the test at least three months before the semester opening date. The program may extend a conditional offer of admission to an MBA applicant who meets all admission requirements other than the English language proficiency requirement. Please refer to the Academic Calendar’s English language proficiency requirements for conditional offers. Conditional offers allow prospective MBA students to obtain a study permit (if needed) and begin their UPEI Graduate English Academic Preparation (GEAP) program. Upon successfully completing the prescribed terms of study in the GEAP program the student can proceed directly into the MBA program.

Refusal of Admission

Admission to the MBA in Global Leadership Program is a competitive process. Limitations of funds, space, facilities, or personnel may make it necessary for the University, at its discretion, to refuse admission to an otherwise acceptable applicant. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. To avoid disappointment, applicants are encouraged to submit their documents well before the deadline of April 15.

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