Canada's Most Flexible MBA

Thompson Rivers University
Canadian MBA

  With flexible work experience requirements and GMAT waivers for academically qualified students, TRU’s MBA is the perfect choice for recent graduates and early career entrants who want to fast-track their careers.

The Core courses of the MBA provide students with competency in all the major functional management areas of an organization, preparing graduates to manage effectively in today’s complex and rapidly-changing business environment.  The program offers a choice of three completion options:  the Graduate Project and Thesis completion options allow students to focus in an area of specialization in depth, while the Course-Based completion option provides a generalist program in advanced management topics.

Situated in the centre of Kamloops, TRU is near all the amenities available in this city of over 90,000 including a vibrant arts-and-culture scene, shopping and some of the best four-season recreational activities in Canada.

Program Format:

Full-Time :
Length of Program: 2 years (1 year accelerated program available)
Program Structure: full-time
Starting Dates: September, January
Application deadlines: May 15th, October 15th
Courses conducted in: English
Part Time:
Length of Program: 1 - 5 years
Program Structure:
Starting Dates: September, January, May
Application deadlines:  May 15th, October 15th, February 15th
Courses conducted in: English
Accreditation(s): BCEQA, BC Government

Student Body

Full Time MBA:
Number of Nationalities: 16
Male to Female ratio:  60:40
Average Age:  27
Degree Background: Business, Commerce, Computer Science, Humanities, Tourism Management
Length of Work Experience:
6-10 years: 26%
3-5 years: 23%
0-2 years: 47%


Full Time MBA
University Degree: B average
GMAT: not required
English test(s): IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL ibt 100    
References: optional
Language fluency: English


Application fees: $100 CDN
Scholarship availabilities: yes - Canadian students only
Tuition fees(Full time): Canadian students: $20,600/1 year program; $28,100/2 year program; International Students: $30,571/1 year program, $44,571/2 year program



Name:  Heidi Milovick, Coordinator, Student Services & Advising
Telephone:  250-852-7297

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