(General Stream)


(General Stream)

Are you interested in an MBA in Canada that will prepare you for the challenges and opportunities of doing business in a globalized world? Do you want to learn the skills and knowledge of business to manage across cultures, markets and regions? If so, then the Master of Business Administration in General Stream at IBU is the ideal option for you. If you are interested, read more to learn about your opportunity
to join one of the best business schools in Canada.

Why choose this specialization?

  • You will learn the core concepts, theories, models, tools, and practices of business administration and management across various functional areas, such as accounting, finance, marketing, operations, human resources, and business strategy.
  • You will master the skills and abilities to apply critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making to address business challenges and opportunities in different contexts.
  • You will understand the ethical social, and environmental responsibilities of business leaders and managers in today’s complex and dynamic world.
  • You will have the chance to choose elective courses from any of the other MBA graduate programs at IBU, to tailor to your MBA experience and meet your interests and goals.

Career outcomes

  • You will be prepared to join rewarding careers in general management, leadership, or administration in various sectors and industries.
  • You will also have the option to pursue further studies and research in business-related fields.

How IBU supports you!

  • You will be mentored and guided by our faculty members, who are distinguished scholars and practitioners in the fields of business administration and management.
  • You will have access to our cutting-edge facilities and resources, including a business library offering a wide range of books, journals, databases, and other resources to support your learning and research.
  • You will become part of a diverse and vibrant community of students, alumni, and industry partners who have a passion for business excellence.

Post Graduate Work Permit Eligibility and Tuition

  • International students will be eligible to apply for a three-year post-graduate work permit after completing their MBA program at IBU.
  • The tuition fee for the MBA program is $24,000 CAD for domestic students, and $36,000 for international students (total). Being one of the most affordable MBA programs in Canada, it is hard to find a more viable option for international students who want to pursue graduate studies in technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Compared to other MBA universities in Canada, IBU offers affordable and high-quality MBA courses that will help you achieve your career goals.


4 Terms – 16 Months
(42 Credit Hours with Capstone Project Work).


September, January, and May

Apply for September Intake!

Career Pathways

Pursue general management, leadership, or administration positions in various sectors and industries.

IBU MBA Requirements

Admission Requirements for Direct Entry

Domestic and international students (including current Ontario university graduates, graduates, and out-of-province Canadian students) interested in applying to IBU may do so directly by completing an online application form.


  • 2 years of work experience
  • B+ GPA or Equivalent
  • Additional courses may be required*


  • 2 years of work experience
  • B+ GPA or Equivalent
  • Additional courses may be required*

*If you do not hold a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), or equivalent business degree, you may be required to complete two bridging courses.

Bridging Courses:
Quantitative Methods for Business
Introduction to Business

Applicants whose first language is not English and who have completed fewer than 4 consecutive years of study in an English-speaking country must show evidence of their English language proficiency by providing an official English language proficiency certificate (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment – CAEL).

International Students
If the international student’s official language of instruction in the undergraduate degree (at least 3 years full-time) was English, and they achieved a minimum of a B+ GPA or equivalent and a GMAT score over 560, they will be required to submit an official foreign undergraduate degree transcript.

If the official language of instruction in the foreign undergraduate program was not English and the native language of the student is not English, proof of proficiency in English is required. Submission of the official transcript and results of the English Language Proficiency Test are required, as well as a minimum of a B+ GPA or equivalent and a GMAT score over 560.

International students will require a valid study permit.

Mature Students
Mature students will be able to apply directly to the MBA program. Their applications will be considered individually, and they may need to complete prerequisite subjects.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum admission requirements and do not have an undergraduate degree but show potential for success in graduate-level study, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, extensive work experience and volunteer experience at a managerial level is expected.

Applicants must meet the standard admission requirements of proof of proficiency in English and achieve a GMAT score over 560, and may be assessed for experience and performance in a number of education/training courses.

Applicants must provide all application materials and a minimum 3-5 page essay outlining their desire to earn an MBA in Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Transfer Students
Applicants may apply for admission based on previous studies completed in good standing at an accredited postsecondary university.

Applicants must meet the standard admission requirements as well as a minimum of a B+ GPA or equivalent, and a GMAT score over 560.

Applicants must submit official transcripts from their transferring program and postsecondary university.

English Proficiency

Proof of English proficiency may be required on a case-by-case basis.

Documents and Fees
All applicants are required to submit the following documents and fees:
A completed online application form
A non-refundable application fee
Official transcripts for all previous undergraduate studies (if applicable)
A CV detailing work experience, skills, voluntary engagement, and interests
A Statement of Purpose of approximately 1000 words, outlining your reasons for pursuing an MBA, your career objectives, and how your previous studies and experience have prepared you for the program
Reference letters (minimum of 2)
A minimum GMAT score of 560 (unless waived)
Proof of English proficiency (if applicable)

A minimum overall IELTS Academic score of 6 and no less than 6 in each ability or equivalent.

How to Apply for Our MBA Program in Canada

Submit your application with the documents listed in Step 2.


Once your application is completed, your file will be submitted for consideration to the Admissions team at International Business University. IBU can only evaluate applications with the following documents included:

  • Official Transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent.
  • Reference letters
  • International Business University may request foreign transcripts to be evaluated by an IBU-approved international credentialing service such as WES, ICAS.
  • English proficiency test score results. IELTS, TOEFL, Duolingo are accepted. The score must be within 2 years.


A decision is made and communicated to you from IBU Registrar’s Office. At that point, accepted students will need to then pay their deposit in order to receive their final Letter of Acceptance and start your study.


Once you have received your Letter of Acceptance, you will need to work towards paying the balance of your remaining tuition fees.
It should be noted that as a IBU student you are obliged to pay each term’s tuition fees before the start of each term.


International students should send their approved visa (if applicable) and update any contact information by emailing [email protected] to receive all important correspondence from the university.
International Business University will look forward to welcoming you on campus to the Master of Global Business Management.


This institution has been granted a consent by the Minister of Colleges and Universities to offer this program for a five-year term starting April 4, 2023. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions.)