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Work experience

Two-years minimum full-time relevant work experience.
We require post-graduate work experience and will not consider internships, co-ops or part-time work experience. 

Academic credentials

  • A bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university, with minimum GPA of 3.0/4.3
    • Total education should equal 16 years, including the bachelor’s degree accepted as equivalent by the Council for Graduate Studies. See a listing of international equivalencies
  • A minimum GMAT score of 580. (The online live-proctored GMAT exam available at is also acceptable)
  • Proof of English proficiency 
    (TOEFL iBT minimum score 95, Academic IELTS minimum score 7.0, Duolingo English Test minimum score 120 or other test scores as indicated in the Graduate Admissions page), if not exempted as indicated below. Test results must be reported directly to the Admissions Application Centre by the test centre. Results more than two years old will not be accepted as proof of language proficiency.
    • Exemptions
      • Quebec applicants who have completed a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) and a university degree in Quebec;
      • A minimum of three full years of study at the undergraduate or graduate level at an accredited university in one of the following countries.
      • Applicants with a minimum of five years of work experience in an English milieu.

Additional requirements

  • Video interview
  • A copy of the applicant's CV, showing education, professional experience and achievements.
  • A statement of purpose (approximately 500 words)
  • 3 letters of reference (submitted by the referees). After a student has applied and paid the application fee, referees will be sent an email from Concordia University with a link to upload their reference letters and complete an online assessment form.

International students (Study Permit)

To learn more about coming to Canada as a student, you might find it helpful to visit the pages at Concordia University’s International Students Office.

About our decision criteria

Each of these factors is important, but none is considered in isolation. We look carefully at the full application. This is an individualized process and that’s why we deal directly with you. We are committed to working with you to make the application process as easy as possible.

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