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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.

Typically, students entering the MMAI program are either:

People with an undergraduate degree in business/commerce or arts, and who have a background in mathematics and modelling, who are looking to move towards AI or other 'future-proofed' fields.

Professionals with a degree in STEM looking for more applied management-oriented AI training.

IT/Computer Science professionals with strong mathematics backgrounds aiming to broaden their knowledge of emerging AI applications.

Managers/Directors/VP’s who want to implement AI in their respective departments or make themselves or the department more relevant and advanced.


  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university in mathematics, business, commerce, computer science, economics, engineering or any science subject. Including at least one mathematics or statistics course or computer science course.

    We do accept other streams in the undergraduate degrees as well but due to the rigorous nature of the program, it is strongly recommended that applicants have exposure to university-level courses in topics like statistics, calculus, and linear algebra (or other courses in mathematics and statistics). Experience in computer programming, data analytics or mathematical modeling is also an asset.

  • 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:


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 in Artificial Intelligence, if admitted to the program.

To learn more, contact our Admissions Team.

MITx Micromasters


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.

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.


Ready to Apply?

There is no application fee. Admission to the program is competitive. We have a "rolling admission" policy and applications are considered as they are received – we encourage you to apply early as space and academic scholarships are limited. Applications are reviewed immediately upon receipt of completed files and admission decisions are rendered as soon as reference checks are completed.

We hold all application materials in complete confidence.

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