FOR NORTH AMERICAN OR NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKING STUDENTS:

  1. Application: Complete the application online.
  2. References: Request two confidential reference letters, one of which must be from a senior officer in your organization familiar with your character, work performance, and leadership potential. If not available, two academic references are acceptable.
  3. Admissions Statement: All students must submit a personal admissions statement of 500-800 words.  This statement should describe your academic and personal goals, key experiences leading to your desire for academic advancement, and reasons for pursuing this program at Trinity Western University.
  4. Transcripts: Send an official copy of your post-secondary transcript from all institutions you have attended. The MBA program requires a GPA of at least 3.0 based on the final two years of your undergraduate program.
  5. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Optional: The GMAT is not required for admission. TWU reserves the right to request it for the few applicants who may have a lower academic background or insufficient quantitative or business studies background.
  6. Entrance Interview: Some applicants will be selected to complete an interview (which may occur by telephone conference call or Skype interview via the internet). The interview will evaluate an applicant's level of maturity, interpersonal skills, career focus, and motivation.
  7. Resume/CV: Work experience is not required for this program, though past work or volunteer experience can strengthen your application. 

FOR INTERNATIONAL OR NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKING STUDENTS

International students can apply for direct admission to the MBA program. To do so, complete the application steps above and submit the additional requirement of an IELTS score of at least 7.0 across all bands or a TOEFL score of at least 100, with balanced subscores. 

If you do not have a language score at this level, you can apply for conditional admission to the MBA program in cooperation with the ESLI Pre-Masters Program at TWU or the TLC Post-Graduate Studies program in Richmond. To do this, complete the application steps below. This application process will provide students with a conditional admission to the MBA program, preceded by necessary English language training and the opportunity to complete outstanding application requirements for the program.

  1. Application: Complete the ESLI application or TLC application.
  2. Fee: Include a non-refundable international application fee of $150.
  3. References: Request two confidential reference letters, one of which must be from a senior officer in your organization familiar with your character, work performance, and leadership potential. It not available, two academic references are acceptable.
  4. Admissions Statement: All students must submit a personal admissions statement of 500-800 words.  This statement should describe your academic and personal goals, key experiences leading to your desire for academic advancement, and reasons for pursuing this program at Trinity Western University.
  5. Transcripts: Send an official copy of your post-secondary transcript from all institutions you have attended. The MBA program requires a GPA of at least 3.0 based on the final two years of your undergraduate program.
  6. English Requirements: A TOEFL score of at least 100 or an IELTS score of at least 7.0 across all bands is required for direct admission consideration. However, applicants who would like to enrol in Pre-Masters ESL Program or TLC Post-Graduate Studies coursework prior to entering the MBA program may receive a conditional admission to the MBA program, without submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score. In this case, English language proficiency will be assessed upon arrival at TWU and students will be placed into the appropriate ESL class, whether in ESLi’s Pre-Masters Program or TLC’s Post-Graduate Studies option.
  7. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT): During the final semester of the ESLI Pre-Masters program or TLC Post-Graduate Studies program, you will be required to write the GMAT exam. A score of 550 or higher is recommended to be competitive for admission.
  8. Entrance Interview: Some applicants will be selected to complete an interview (which may occur by telephone conference call or Skype interview via the internet). The interview will evaluate an applicant's level of maturity, interpersonal skills, career focus, and motivation. This may be deferred until successful completion of the ESLi Pre-Masters program or TLC Post-Graduate Studies program and GMAT exam.
  9. Resume/CV: Work experience is not required for this program, though past work or volunteer experience can strengthen your application.