16 months
32250 CAD/year
23250 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Business Administration program at Saint Mary's University emphasizes responsible leadership and immerses you in intercultural, unique local and global business experiences that will transform you and cultivate your innovation skills and entrepreneurial mindset. 


You will develop a strong network through the experienced international classmates you work with, as well as our extended community of alumni. 

You will graduate ready to embrace new responsibilities and roles, and to make a positive impact on the world. 

The mandatory international study component will set you up to succeed in today's intercultural workplace.

Key Features 

  • Our Business Administration program at Saint Mary's University is completed in 16 months, but is recognized as a two-year program. We have built the program around a cohort system, which means students are accepted for a September start each year.

Programme Structure

  • In the last semester, you’ll apply what you’ve learned and focus in a specialized area. Students can choose electives from a wide range of areas, notably, management consulting, finance, entrepreneurship and many other available disciplines. 
  • You’ll choose electives that will deepen your understanding of the areas. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Saint Mary's University and/or in Canada, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree (any discipline) from a recognized university with at least a "B" average (3.0/4.3 GPA) or equivalent. Official transcripts must be sent from each post-secondary institution attended by the applicant.
  • A satisfactory GMAT score (usually 550 as the minimum) obtained within the last five years. We will also accept a GRE. Registration is open for the GMAT™ Online exam, an interim alternative to the test center GMAT™ exam. Learn more here 
  • 2-3 years' work experience is preferred, but not required. 
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their English language proficiency by submitting an acceptable English language test score. 
  • We look for demonstrated leadership qualities.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32250 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43000 CAD for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    23250 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31000 CAD for the full programme during 16 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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