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Admission Requirements

Smith School of Business has a rolling admission policy which means applications are reviewed as they are received. Students are encouraged to apply early, as classes fill quickly.

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Typically, students entering the MMA program are:

People with an undergraduate degree in business and strong aptitudes and backgrounds in mathematics looking for more analytical training. OR
People with a degree in mathematics, engineering, sciences or social sciences looking for applied, management-oriented, analytics training. OR
IT and other professionals with strong mathematics backgrounds aiming to broaden their knowledge of emerging analytics applications.


  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university in mathematics, business, computer science, economics, engineering or science. Including at least one mathematics or statistics course that covers hypothesis testing, linear regression, and their applications.
  • Relevant work experience; Exceptional applicants without work experience may be considered.
  • GMAT not required: We are looking for well-rounded students who bring a variety of perspectives and experience to the classroom. While not required, a GMAT may be recommended to strengthen your application.
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency for those whose first language is not English and whose undergraduate university studies were taken in a language other than English. The test of English facility is a firm requirement that cannot be waived.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English and whose undergraduate university studies were taken in a language other than English must achieve a satisfactory score on one of the accepted tests. The test of facility in English is a firm requirement and admission decisions cannot be made until an acceptable score has been reported.

Test results must be in the form of an official report sent directly by the testing centre to the Admissions Committee. Examinee’s score records, faxes or photocopies are not acceptable.

Each applicant is responsible for making arrangements to take any of these tests and for all costs that are incurred with the writing of any of the tests.

Recognized test of facility in English:



Upon acceptance to the program, all applicants who are successful in the admission process will be expected to have a foundational understanding in programming languages prior to the start of the program (3 core modules will be offered during onboarding and required to complete before program launch). If you do not already have this experience, your Program Team will be able to recommend online courses you can take to increase your programming acumen in these languages.

WES Assessment

All applicants whose undergraduate education was taken outside of North America will be asked to submit a WES (World Education Service) comprehensive course-by-course evaluation to ensure that their credentials are equivalent to a four year bachelor’s degree in Canada. In addition to this, this evaluation will assist the admissions team in accurately assessing performance in specific subjects to ensure that the applicant has the quantitative ability necessary to be successful in the program. This evaluation will also be used to assess your candidacy for scholarship consideration. Please note that we will accept copies of the assessment; however, will also require original degree documentation sent directly from the University that the degree was conferred.

Pathway from MITx MicroMaster in Statistics and Data Science

Holders of the MITx MicroMaster in Statistics and Data Science program certificate will receive advanced academic standing and financial credit in Smith’s Master of Management Analytics, if admitted to the program.

To learn more, contact our Admissions Team.

MITx Micromasters

Admission Process

Complete the online application form. Once received, a Smith School of Business Application Advisor will review it and will contact you to suggest ways to strengthen your file.

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Discuss your background and career ambitions with a dedicated Recruitment Specialist. Then get personalized feedback about how the Smith MMA degree aligns with your goals.

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