Admission Requirements

Applications are assessed through an integrated and consolidated review of academic credentials, work experience, and personal experience; because of the holistic nature of this review, all applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Standard Admission

  • Four year (or comparable) undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant, paid work experience within recognized higher education institutions (i.e., public or accredited colleges, universities, poly-techniques, or institutions providing formal tertiary programs), including some leadership experience*.

Emerging leaders who have fewer than three years of leadership experience*, yet have been in recent leadership or people management role(s) for two years or more, demonstrate exceptional leadership potential through their professional and life experiences, are preparing for further leadership roles, and otherwise meet the Standard Admission criteria, are encouraged to apply.

Flexible Admission

  • To be considered for Flexible Admission, applicants would normally require a minimum of seven years of work experience in higher education institutions (i.e., public or accredited colleges, universities, poly-techniques, or institutions providing formal tertiary programs) and have a minimum of three years of leadership* experience

*Leadership experience could include one or more of the following:

  • Roles in which you consult, negotiate with, or manage diverse interest groups through relationship, in a complex environment.
  • Roles in which you lead others toward shared goals and outcomes.
  • Roles in which you influence, organize, and coordinate groups of people.
  • Leadership roles in volunteer organizations.
  • Formal organizational leadership roles in which you directly supervise staff or complete performance-oriented work with individuals, groups, or teams.
  • Overcoming a challenging life experience (for self or others), which involved navigating complex systems and resulted in positive community change beyond the individual.

English Language Proficiency

Additional Recommendation(s)

  • To discuss your suitability for this program, we welcome you to contact Lisa Murray or another of our enrolment advisors at 1.877.778.6227.