Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
Estd 1934Established Year
Saint Mary's UniversityParent College

Sobey School of Business is a top-ranked, AACSB-Accredited business school in Canada. It was established as Saint Mary's University Faculty of Commerce. The business school is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Why choose Sobey School of Business?

The school is consistently ranked as one of the top business schools in Canada.


  • Among top 10 MBA Programs in Canada by Quacquarelli Symonds
  • Corporate Knights, MBA program- #13 globally
  • Canadian Business MBA- # 8 (Canada)

Key Features

  • National Leader in Business Education
  • Partnerships across 25 countries with 40 institutions
  • Exchange programs and learning opportunities in countries like Gambia, China, Ireland and afar
  • Cutting-edge Academic and community programs
  • More than 50,000 alumni worldwide
  • CAD  6.3 million in scholarships and bursaries

What do students say?

  • Personalized attention and hand on learning experience
  • Prepare students to contribute to the job with marketable skills
  • Focuses on applied learning and applied research skills


Faculty Members102
Total number of students7,000
DeanPatricia Bradshaw
Test scores acceptedIELTS, TOEFL, GRE

Campus and Residential Facilities

Campus Facilities

Following is the list of facilities provided at the campus:

  • The Gorsebrook Lounge
  • Patrick Power Library
  • Student Centre Cafeteria
  • Health Services
  • Bank Machine
  • Corner Store
  • Barber Shop & Beauty Salon

Housing Facilities and Living Cost

Variety of residence options to live in the heart of university life provided by St. Mary’s University.

Residence and Meal Plan Cost

Vanier and Loyola residence buildings

Single RoomRoom Fee
8 Months
Meal Plan Fee
8 Months
Total Cost
10 Meal PlanCAD 7,030CAD 4,035.00CAD 11,065.00
14 Meal PlanCAD 4,247.00CAD 11,277.00
7Day Freedom PlanCAD 4,592.00CAD 11,622.00
Double RoomRoom Fee
8 Months
Meal Plan Fee
8 Months
Total Cost
10 Meal PlanCAD 5,650CAD 4,035.00CAD 9,685.00
14 Meal PlanCAD 4,247.00CAD 9,897.00
7Day Freedom PlanCAD 4,592.00CAD 10,242.00

Rice Apartments

Residents of Rice Apartments can purchase voluntary meal plans to complement their own cooking.

Apartment TypeFee for 8 Months
Double ApartmentCAD 5,875.00
Single ApartmentCAD 7,235.00
Super Single ApartmentCAD 7,450.00

Senior Apartments

Senior Apartments provide housing to students of over 21 years of age i.e. of 3rd year, 4th year, graduate, and mature students. A meal plan is not mandatory.

Apartment TypeFee for 8 Months
Senior Apartment
(Shared bath with kitchen)
CAD 7,235.00
Super Single Senior Apartment
(Shared bath with kitchen)
CAD 7,450.00
Senior Apartment
(Private bath, mini-fridge and microwave)
CAD 7,135.00

Facilities provided

MicrowaveWasher and dryer
One double bedTwo twin beds
Two-night standsDinette set
Coffee tablesSofa


Offers an inclusive range of business degrees. Bachelor of Commerce with 10 major specializations, wide arrays of graduate and doctorate level programs.

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Finance
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Master of Business Administration (CPA Stream)
  • Ph.D. in Management
  • Master of Applied Economics

All you need to know about the Application process


All the international students must prove their English by clearing English Language Proficiency Test.

Test NameScores
Pearson Test of English ACAD emic (PTEA)A minimum score of 58 or better
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – paper-basedA minimum score of 550 with
iBT TOEFLA minimum score of 80 overall with no band score below 20
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)Minimum 6.5 band with the minimum of 6.0 scores in each module
Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST)Listening and Reading 4.5 Speaking 4.0 Writing 4.0
Canadian ACAD emic English Language Assessment (CAEL)A minimum score of 60 with a minimum score of 50 in each module
Cambridge ESOL Exams CAEGrade A/B/C

Academic Requirements

Grade 12 subjects with grades of ‘C’ (70%) and above for admission to undergraduate programs.

How, When and Where to apply?

The following table summarizes the complete application process for undergraduate and graduate courses:

Application FeeCAD 40CAD 70
Application Process Time2-3 weeksVaries by program
Program starts inSeptember, January, May, or JulySeptember, January, or May
Send supporting documents toSystems and Records OfficeFaculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Documents Required

  1. Submit a Preliminary Statement of High School Standing upon application
  2. Official transcripts for all education

Domestic applicants with foreign documents

  1. Proof of Residency
  2. Proof of English language proficiency
  3. Transcripts of foreign documents
  4. Submit translated version of documents required for verification

Documents Required for International Candidates

  • High school transcripts
  • Post-secondary transcripts
  • Proof of French Language Proficiency
  • A copy of passport

Cost and Expenses

Course TypeArtsCommerceScience & EngineeringCo-op
Nova Scotia
Canadian/ Permanent Resident
CAD 707.70CAD 814.70CAD 784.70CAD 489.70
Out of Province
Canadian/ Permanent Resident
CAD 836.00CAD 943.00CAD 913.00CAD 618.00
InternationalCAD 1727.00CAD 1917.00CAD 1863.00CAD 618.00

Miscellaneous Fee

Undergraduate ApplicationsCAD 40.00
Residence ApplicationsCAD 25.00
Residence DepositsCAD 500.00
ACAD emic AppealCAD 30.00
Replacement Student ID CardCAD 15.00
ReinstatementCAD 50.00
Returned Cheque (NSF Charge)CAD 20.00
Interest on Overdue Accounts12.67% per annum

Scholarship and Financial Aids


Sobey School of Business provides over 260 scholarships, awards and bursaries of over CAD 5 million.

The names of some of the scholarships available are as follows:

  • Entrance Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Named Awards
  • Santamaria Scholarships
  • Harrison McCain Scholarship
  • Saint Mary’s University Scholarship
  • David Wang Scholarship


  • Harrison McCain Bursary
  • McKibbin Memorial Bursary
  • Great West life, London life and Canada life Bursary
  • H. Vincent Publicover Entrance Bursary
  • Jonathan Reader Memorial Bursary
  • Leahey Family Bursary
  • Margo Marshall Entrance Bursary

Other Aids

  • Apprenticeship Awards
  • Techsploration Science Award: CAD 2,000 to young women pursuing Science Degree
  • Halo Hero Award:
    One award:  CAD 30,000 per year (CAD ) – to a maximum of CAD 120,000 CAD  over 4 years.
    Two awards: CAD 17,000 per year (CAD ) – to a maximum of CAD 68,000 CAD  over 4 years.

Work while you study


To work off-campus students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Have a valid study permit
  2. Study full time in a program at a recognized institution.
  3. Have already started studying
  4. Studying to obtain a degree, diploma or certificate with duration of at least 6 months
  5. Have a SIN (Social Insurance Number)

Work after Graduation

Graduates from Sobey School of Business are eligible to work if they fulfill following requirements.

  1. Must have been a full-time student in Canada
  2. Completed a study program with a minimum duration of 8 months
  3. Apply for the work permit within 90 days of receiving a document declaring completion of studies.
  4. Must have a valid study permit

Alumni Network

Over 50,000 notable alumni worldwide. Some of them are listed below:

  • Brian Fulton - President & CEO - Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
  • Thomas McNeely - President & CEO - Pet Value
  • Robert P. Kelly – CEO - The Bank of New York Mellon (Former)
  • Nancy Knowlton - Founder, President & CEO - Nureva
  • Irwin Simon - President and CEO - Hain Celestial Group
  • Steven Landry - President & CEO – AutoCanada
  • Leah Skerry, Co-Founder & CEO - Squiggle Park
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4 yearson-campusEnglish
$15,838 PER

48 monthson-campusEnglish
$29,355 PER

BROWSE STREAMS ManagementManagement
$29,355 PER

12 monthson-campusEnglish
$29,355 PER

3 yearsonlineEnglish
$29,355 PER

Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 29,355
Bachelors Tuition Fees$15838
Post graduate Tuition Fees$29355
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