This online program is open to international students but does not qualify for a study permit or post-graduate work permit. Please see program requirements for more information.
Spring Intake: November 15, 2022 for January 2023 start
Summer Intake: March 31, 2023, for May 2023 start
Fall Intake: July 21, 2023, for September 2023 start
For January 2023 start, students need to attend a mandatory online, instructor-led Boot camp from December 5th to December 18th, 2022. Expect to spend approximately 20 hours completing the various learning activities over this period.
The application process is detailed below. Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed/admitted on an ongoing basis after each application (round) deadline.
If you have any questions during the application process or are unable to apply online, please contact the GDBA office at 778.782.5259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you complete and submit the online
application form, you will receive a link to pay your application fee
approximately 48 hours later.
In order to use the online
application system, you will need to pay an application fee of $90 CAN
(students with Canadian transcripts) or $125 CAN (students with
international transcripts) by credit card (MasterCard or Visa).
If you do not pay the application fee within 28 days of starting your application, your application will be cancelled.
Once you have paid the application fee, use the online application system to upload supporting documents for review.
Applications are evaluated in the order in which they are completed.
It is to your advantage to upload and submit your supporting documents early to avoid application peaks.
Documents to be uploaded online:
Please upload the following supporting documents through the online application system:
Resume: A complete resume showing employment, volunteer activities, education and other appropriate information.
copy of your official/unofficial transcript to expedite the evaluation
process. Signed and sealed official transcripts are still required to be
mailed directly to the Graduate Business program office. See below for
details. Please note: If your transcripts are not in English and no translation is provided by the university, you'll need to provide an approved translation. Learn more.
Essay: the essay prompts will be available once you begin your application.
English proficiency test (if applicable): For
those students whose first language is not English and whose previous
education has been conducted in a country where English is not the
primary language (view a full list of accepted countries),
please upload of a copy of the score report in PDF format. Please make
sure the Educational Testing Service is informed to forward your
official score to our office. ETS Code for TOEFL: Department code 01;
Institution code 0999. If ETS requires a departmental code please select
the most appropriate choice from this list.
The minimum University requirements for test scores are:
with minimum of 20 in each category. In order to satisfy the
requirement, applicants must achieve the scores listed above on a single
test date. TOEFL MyBest (super-scored) results will not be used.
580 and TWE 5
overall band score of 7.0 of the academic (NOT general) test with a minimum of 6.5 in each section
overall 70; minimum 60 in each section
Pearson Academic (PTE)
overall 65; minimum 60 in each section
Cambridge English Qualifications
C1 Advanced - minimum score of 193
C2 Proficiency - minimum score of 200
Please note: Candidates below the English Language requirements will be asked to retake the test.
Documents to be delivered:
In addition, please deliver the following supporting document(s) to the following address:
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Maggie Benston Centre 1100
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Official Transcripts: Official
transcripts for credit courses from the Registrar of each
post-secondary institution you attended must be sent directly to the
Graduate Business program office. Only one copy is required from each
institution. If the transcripts are issued to you, they must be signed
and sealed by your post-secondary institution. Learn more.
TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable):
Please inform the Educational Testing Service to forward your official
score report to our office. Code for TOEFL results: Department code 01;
Institution code 0999.