Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

  • Completed a Bachelor degree at an accredited university.
  • Obtained an overall undergraduate average of B or higher, and must have included two mathematics/statistics courses with B+ grades.
  • International students, whose mother tongue is non-English, must also meet CBU’s English language proficiency requirements as detailed on CBU’s website (IELTS 6.5, etc).

Master of Business Administration, Community Economic Development

To meet standard admission requirements for the MBA in CED, a Bachelor’s Degree with a B average from a recognized university is required. The application will be processed when all of the following documents and fees have been received:

  • a completed application form, with non-refundable application fee
  • official transcripts for all previous post-secondary study
  • a resume detailing employment experience, skills, community involvement and interests
  • a 500-800 word statement on desire to enter the program
  • three reference letters, preferably including one professional and one academic reference, each accompanied by a completed reference form
  • satisfactory scores on the GMAT (minimum GMAT score of 500, with balanced verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing scores).
  • satisfactory scores on the TOEFL/IELTS (for students whose mother tongue is not English), they must meet CBU’s English Language Proficiency Requirements)
  • satisfactory performance in an interview

Candidates who do not have an undergraduate degree, and show potential for success in graduate level study, may be admitted to the MBA in CED as non-traditional students. Extensive career and/or volunteer experience are expected. The candidates will be assessed individually in such areas as experience and performance in a number of education/training courses. Applicants must provide all documentation listed above and a 4-6 page essay outlining desire to enter the program.

Reference letters must be originals, sent directly by the referees. Photocopies of any of these documents will not be accepted.

Master of Education, Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation (SCI)

Students must have a minimum of an undergraduate degree with a 70% average.  The application package includes an online letter of intent*, an academic letter of recommendation and a professional letter of recommendation. In addition, all applicants need to complete the online general CBU application form. All post-secondary transcripts and reference letters to be sent to: Manager of Teacher Education at CBU.

*Letter of intent should 750-1000 words and should articulate your understanding of sustainability education and how you hope to improve your professional practice via this degree.

When you’re ready to apply, please email documents to, or fax to 902-563-1449.

Master of Education (Educational Technology)

Admissions for this program are completed by a partnering institution, MUN. Please visit their website for full details.