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Program Admission

Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

  • Four year (or comparable) undergraduate degree, preferably in a related field, from a recognized post-secondary institution, with a minimum B average.
  • Minimum of  two years of relevant, full-time work experience when not enrolled in school, normally including experience in a variety of business functions in different areas of an organization, preferably with some supervisory or management experience.

Flexible Admission

Under flexible admission, the combination of work experience, education, and professional development is assessed. Applicants must show evidence of having sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to complete a demanding academic course of study at a master's level and have significant business related experience.

As a general guideline:

  • Applicants without an undergraduate degree, but more than three years (90 credits) of related post-secondary education, or a completed university degree with an average below a B, should have at least four years of relevant, full time work experience including some management experience.
  • Applicants with two - three years (60-90 credits) of related post-secondary education, should have at least six years of relevant full-time work experience, including at least two years in a management role.
  • Applicants with less than two years (60 credits) of related post-secondary education should have at least ten years of relevant full-time work experience, including at least five years in a management role.

English Language Proficiency

Additional Requirements

  • Solid academic and business research, writing and critical thinking skills are required for success in this program. Applicants need to include detailed information and evidence that highlights research, writing and critical thinking skills gained through academic and/or work experience. The applicant’s Statement of Intent will be used as one piece of evidence in judging writing competence.
  • Applicants who need to refresh or sharpen their academic writing and critical thinking skills may be encouraged or required to take a course such as Introduction to Academic Writing and Critical Thinking offered by RRU Continuing Studies and/or the RRU Pre-Masters program.
  • Accounting and numeracy skills are required for success in this program. Applicants need to include detailed information and evidence that highlights accounting and numeracy skills gained through academic and/or work experience.
  • Applicants who need to refresh or sharpen their accounting skills are encouraged to take a course such as Accounting Preparatory offered by RRU Continuing Studies and/or the accounting course in the RRU Pre-Masters Program.

Application Requirements

All applications to this program require submission of the following information and supporting documents before your file can be assessed for admission:

Application Form

In order to apply online, you will be required to create a log-in account using your email address. You will be required to list all credit courses and/or programs you have completed or are currently enrolled in. An application fee will be required. If your application fee(s) are being paid for by a sponsoring organization, please contact Student Accounts. Once submitted, you may check the status of your application at any time.

Official Transcripts

Applicants are responsible for arranging for the submission of official transcripts from ALL post-secondary (higher education) institutions currently or previously attended, for all credit courses and/or programs. Transcripts are not required for non-credit programs or courses, though some programs may require proof of professional certifications or designations.

Transcripts are considered official only if submitted directly by the Registrar or other recognized authority of the providing institution in the institution's original, sealed envelope. If the envelope has been opened, the transcripts are no longer official and new (official) transcripts will be required to complete your application.

All international transcripts or credentials are subject to an international transcript and/or credential evaluation.

Statement of Intent

The Statement of Intent should consist of a 500-1000 word essay addressing the following four questions:

  • What influenced your decision to apply to the Masters of Global Management program at Royal Roads University?
  • How have you gained the research, writing, critical thinking and numeracy/accounting skills necessary for success in this program?
  • Students at the master’s level learn from their instructors, from their readings, from their experiences inside and outside the classroom, and from each other. What do you hope to contribute to the educational experience of your fellow students while you are in the program?
  • In 5-10 years, how do you anticipate this program will add value to your career?

Letters of Reference

One reference letter should be based on work/life experience and the other based on either academic performance or community service. However, two work-related references are acceptable in certain cases.

The reference letters should confirm that an applicant is a suitable candidate for an MGM program. The writer(s) should articulate why s/he feels the applicant will succeed in such a program, whether s/he feels it will benefit the applicant (and why), the applicant's ability to work with others (in teams) and any other information about the applicant which could identify them as a good fit for the program. The context in which the referee has come to know the applicant should also be mentioned. Length and level of detail in the letters may vary; there is no set standard.

Detailed Resume (or Curriculum Vitae)

A structured and detailed resume (or curriculum vitae) is one that provides us a comprehensive professional profile of the applicant. We are interested in knowing where an applicant has worked, for how long, and what s/he was responsible for in the positions held. Provide as much information as possible. Your detailed resume should include the following:

  • Education: List all post-secondary education, degrees, diplomas, and certificates you have achieved.
  • Work Experience: Please include name of organization, length of service (month and year), and a brief description of duties.
  • Training and Professional Development: List career related training and professional development programs completed with the past five years. Include the source of training, and the duration and year completed. List other training and personal development programs not already identified.
  • Voluntary/Unpaid Work Experience: List and describe any voluntary/unpaid post-secondary employment and/or community service experience. Please include name of organization, length of service and a brief description of duties.
  • Information Technology Training and Experience: Briefly describe your level of training and experience in the use of information technology including computers, software and telecommunications networks as tools for business, education, teaching and personal use.
  • Professional Memberships/Affiliations: List memberships and positions you hold/have held in professional associations, service clubs, community/volunteer sector.
  • Other Relevant Information

Standardized Test Results (optional)

  • Scores on relevant standardized tests, such as the GMAT, are not required for admission to the program, but may be included in the application as evidence of important skills necessary to succeed in a graduate business program.  Applicants who have achieved a GMAT score of 500 or better will be deemed to have met the academic writing and numeracy skills requirement for the MGM program, and GMAT scores may be used as evidence to support flexible admissions.

If Applicable:

  • Applicants declaring permanent resident or Convention Refugee status in Canada, must submit a copy of their Permanent Resident Card (PR card) along with their application.
  • Transcript evaluation fee or credential evaluation report, if submitting international transcripts.
  • An official English Language Proficiency score report or other evidence of proficiency if English is not your primary language.
  • Other information or documents as may be requested to determine your eligibility.

For information on how and where to send your supporting documents, please refer to the document submission guidelines.

Transfer credit or advanced standing

Programs offered at Royal Roads University are highly integrated and do not lend themselves to course by course transfer of credit for advanced standing. In exceptional cases, students who demonstrate an active professional certification and work experience in a particular field (such as a Canadian CPA or a law license) may be able to seek exemption from specific program courses such as accounting and international law. In these cases, students will need to demonstrate their currently valid Canadian professional certification, a list of academic courses completed in the subject area, successful completion of the topics covered by the program course at Royal Roads University, and work experience in the applied professional area.