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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration


Take six courses in the major foundational subject areas of business administration. These courses comprise the first year of our two-year MBA program and ensure you have the skills to succeed in the MBA level


With an MBA, you acquire management skills for career advancement, starting your own business and taking on leadership roles.

Admission Requirements

Educational Requirement - Acceptable three or four-year undergraduate degree in any discipline with a minimum B average (GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.33 or local equivalent) in the last 60 credits.

Language Requirement - Applicants who did not complete their undergraduate degree at an English language university in a country where English is the primary language should have:

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 587 with a TWE of 5.0 or higher (paper-based test), or minimum score of 94 with no section below 20 (IBT), or
  • A minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (with no band below 6.5), or
  • Completion of TRU ENGL 1100 or 1101 and CMNS 1290 or 1291 with a minimum B.

Quantitative and Computing Skills Requirement - Applicants should possess adequate quantitative skills assessed through successful completion of specific undergraduate courses in quantitative subjects. Applicants should have adequate computing skills which include having a strong background in word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software.

Applicants who do not meet the education or language requirements or do not have adequate quantitative and computing skills will be asked to undertake approved developmental activities prior to the commencement of the program to upgrade their skills.

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