Admission Requirements (Academic)

Please note: Admission to this program is highly competitive. Simply meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

We are seeking exceptionally motivated candidates who have demonstrated academic excellence; possess an international outlook; are accepting of and sensitive to other cultures; possess strong communication skills; have exhibited leadership, or leadership potential; have displayed integrity and a strong sense of ethics; possess superior communication and interpersonal skills; and enjoy working in a team environment.

Successful candidates typically present one of the following educational profiles:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business from an accredited university with an average of B+ (approximately equivalent to 75%) or better in the final two years of their degree.


  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited university with an average of B+ (approximately equivalent to 75%) or better in the final two years of their degree.

    At a minimum, these candidates must have successfully completed introductory business courses in the following areas:

    • Financial accounting
    • Macroeconomics
    • Introduction to finance
    • Introduction to marketing

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Interested in a Double Degree?

Please note that most Double Degree options require candidates to possess a bachelor’s degree in business in order to be considered for admission. Please carefully review the specific admission requirements for each Double Degree option prior to beginning your application to avoid disappointment.

Work Experience

As the Queen’s Master of International Business is a pre-experience program, candidates are not required to possess work experience, however we have many successful applicants each year who possess full-time post-graduate work experience. 

GMAT

  • Candidates who possess a bachelor’s degree in business from an accredited University and who have achieved a result of B+ (approximately equivalent to 75% or a GPA of 3.3) or better in the final two years of their degree are not required to write the GMAT.
  • Candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in business but who have not achieved a result of B+ or better in the final two years of their degree may be required to write the GMAT and achieve a minimum overall score of 600.
  • Candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in a non-business background will be required to write the GMAT and achieve a minimum overall score of 600.
  • You will not be penalized for having written the test on multiple occasions. We will take your best score when considering your file.
  • While most successful candidates have GMAT scores in excess of 600, we may consider otherwise exceptional applicants with scores below this level.

Please note that the program code for the GMAT is: Q21-QZ-72. To register to write the GMAT, visit mba.com

Please note that these are considered the minimum admission requirements for both the single-degree and all double degree options. However, some double degree options have additional admission requirements beyond what is stated. As such, you are strongly encouraged to carefully read the details pertaining to each double degree option.