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Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
Estd 1818Established Year
Dalhousie UniversityParent College

Master of Business Administration [M.B.A] (Financial Services)

 2 years
 full time
 online & on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

$ 14,157 

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers an MBA in Financial Services with a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an online/blended programs that are a mix of online study blended with on-campus offered on a full-time basis.
  • It is a research-based program contains a capstone course, held during the summer session.
  • In this program, students have to take 10 core MBA courses plus 4 financial services courses.
  • The course comprises 3 months of online study followed by a 2-5 day face-to-face session delivered in different cities in Canada.
  • University gives the flexibility to students to complete the degree in 30 months or in 7 years. 
  • The goal of the MBA program is to increase the critical analysis and decision-making skills, and the ability to have a positive impact on managerial and client service roles.
  • The department consists of 23 fulltime faculty members and 70 postgraduate students.
  • The Faculty of the department provide live classrooms, tutorials, Collaborate ultra, adobe connect, and skype sessions, ensuring rich personal connections with their professors and class participants.
  • This program is accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
  • Students get a dynamic and interactive online learning environment to increase critical analysis, decision-making skills, deepen their understanding.
  • Placements/Job opportunities after MBA Financial Services are Accounting Manager, Manager Consultants, Financial Analyst, etc.
  • The average salary goes up to 73,800 USD after completing the program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 30,338 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Apr 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must hold a four-year bachelor’s degree recognized by Dalhousie University.
  • The minimum requirement is a B average (GPA 3.0 on a 4.3 scale).

Work Experience Eligibility:

  • Students must have at least 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • In some exceptional cases, a minimum of 10 years of relevant management experience may be acceptable. 
  • Students having experience with spreadsheet software (such as Microsoft Excel) will help to apply for the program.


Students without related academic experience or work experience students are also encouraged to apply, given they have completed the following requirement:

  • If students apply without a degree, they will need to create a portfolio of the learning that they have achieved through formal education or training, workplace experience or other activities.

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.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency by submitting the results of IELTS/TOEFL, GMAT, GRE or 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 that 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.

Application Deadline

Apr 01

Aug 31

Dec 31

Scores Required

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$14157$14157
Books and supplies$1012$1012
Total fees$15169$15169

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 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
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
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
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 can 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

The student gets career opportunities in:

  • Accounting Manager.
  • Chief Financial Officers.
  • Cash Managers.
  • Manager Consultants.
  • Investment Banking Associates.
  • Credit Managers and Specialists.
  • Financial Analyst.
  • Corporate Controllers.

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