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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Business)

 16 months
 full time
 on campus
 Course & Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Rowe School of Business

$ 8,528 

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers MSc in Business for a duration of 16 months (4 terms), a research-oriented graduate program.
  • It is an on-campus, full-time program consists of coursework and a thesis option.
    • The program is designed to give students academic and practical knowledge in both national and international business policies.
    • The major components of MSc Business programs are:
      • Management
      • Marketing
      • Finance
      • Management Information Systems
    • In this program, the first 2 terms consist of coursework and elective courses and in the 3 terms, students will have to choose a research topic for the thesis and work on a field study for their research topic.
    • In the final term, students must complete and successfully defend a publishable thesis to be considered for graduation with the degree of MSc in Business.
    • It provides students with enhanced opportunities to enter a PhD program in business administration or boost a career in the industry with skills in academic research. 
    • Students develop their skills through courses in their area of specialization and will be mentored throughout the research process, from conceptualization to data collection, analysis, writing of results for scholarly publication.
    • The Rowe School of Business is accredited by AACSB and the student-faculty ratio of this program is 13:1.
    • University provides the opportunities to apply to a specialized area of the program, allowing students to take focused course offerings that directly relate to their thesis and scholarly interests.
    • Rowe School of Business is well integrated with regional, national, and international businesses, providing unique research opportunities.
    • It also provides a practical and real-world approach that begins at the very top of the school, with award-winning expert teachers who bring tangible industry experience to the classroom.
    • Job opportunities after MSc Business are Marketing Manager, Financial Analyst, etc and the average salary goes up to 63,750 USD.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type Offered Master
    Duration16 months
    Fees$ 9,540 for 16 months
    Delivery TypeFull Time
    Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 01)
    Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
    Offered byRowe School of Business
    Program Url
    Average Salary (USD)$63750

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students must have a 4-year bachelor’s degree in a related field from a recognized institution.
    • The related fields include a UG degree in Business or Commerce, Economics, Applied Statistics, Communication and Media Studies, Information Management, or Information Studies.
    • GPA of at least 3.0/4.33 (B grade) in the last 60 credit hours of study is required to be eligible for the program.
    • If students apply for any entrance scholarships, a minimum GPA of 3.7/4.3 is recommended.
    • Results of a graduate aptitude test (optional).

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

    • Completed a 4-year UG degree with an upper second class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
    • Or, students must have a minimum average of grade B+ (75% or above) for UG studies.

    The GRE will be accepted in lieu of the GMAT. Students who wish to be considered for an RSB (Rowe School of Business) entrance scholarship must submit a GMAT or GRE score (minimum 300)  for better a chance of admission.

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

    Required Document List

    Following are the required document:

    • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
    • Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
    • Two Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
    • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths and any work experience and/or education students have.
    • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores 
    • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • Confirmation of Employment Form:  Students must be emailed as an attachment by applicant or referee. 
    • Proof of name change: Required only if name discrepancies exist between transcripts/assessments/test scores and other application documents.  Examples of proof: Marriage/divorce certificates, 2 copies of government-issued ID that include a previous and current name and date of birth.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.

    Application Deadline

    Mar 01

    Scores Required

    92 / 120

    Avg. Score in


    7 / 9

    Avg. Score in


    300 / 340

    Avg. Score in


    65 / 75

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1
    Tuition fees$8528
    Books and supplies$1012
    Total fees$9540

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Room and food$ 8,171


    Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

    Ranked #301/ 400

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    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    A.S. Mowat Prize Scholarship at Dalhousie University $1,084 Yes 01 Apr, 2020
    Killam Predoctoral Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
    Forte Fellowship $24,623 Yes N/A
    Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
    Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
    (ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
    FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
    QS Leadership Scholarship $10,000 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
    Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
    Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
    Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
    BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
    Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
    VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
    Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
    JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
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    VISA & Work Study


    • Students are required to get a study visa to study in Canada.
    • They may also need a Temporary Resident VISA (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
    • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and it is valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
    • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
      • Dalhousie acceptance letter
      • Valid passport
      • Financial Evidence
      • A letter from their sponsoring agency 
      • Documents showing strong ties to their home country

    Work Study

    Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada.

    • On-Campus Work: Students enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus. Students can work no more than 10-15 hours per week.
    • Off-Campus Work: Students who are continually enrolled full time at Dalhousie University are eligible to work off-campus. Students can work 20 hours a week or full time during a scheduled break.
    • Co-Op Work Visa: If students are required to work as an integral part of the studies or enrolled in a co-op program, they may be permitted to work off-campus full time. Students will need a co-op work visa.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Following are the Job opportunities in MSc Business are:

    • International marketing director
    • Financial controller or manager
    • International economist
    • Business development manager
    • International trade and customs manager
    • Policy advisor or analyst
    • Marketing manager
    • Human resources officer or manager

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