If you are planning to go for an MBA degree in Canada, then most universities will ask for a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score as part of their respective applications. GMAT is a standardized, time based examination which is taken in the English language which is determined to be important in the study of management. In Canada, the average required GMAT score is 550 ranging from 500 to 600, and the average score of MBA students is 606.
However, the schools regarded as being in the upper echelons of management education tend to have student body with an average GMAT score of 640. It is definitely easier to make sure about getting admission in your dream institution if your score above the required marks in the GMAT. The applicant’s GMAT score is to be sent directly by the institution at which the applicant took the test to the institution where the applicant aspires to study, which then evaluates the scores according to its own criteria.
International students who have acquired their respective education in a language other than English, then the student is required to apply for an English proficiency test which determines the ability of a student to use and understand English in a verbal and written form. The standard examination for this purpose is the Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) which is conducted all over the world. The TOEFL may be taken in one of the three versions: paper based, computer based or internet based test.
However, one should check with your preferred institution as to which one kind of the test is desired as not all institutions accept all the variants. The applicant’s TOEFL score is to be sent directly by the institution at which the applicant took the test to the institution where the applicant aspires to study, which then evaluates the scores according to its own criteria. In Canada, the required TOEFL score range from 550-600 (paper based test), 213-250(computer based test) and 86-100 (internet based test). The standard fee for a paper or computer based test is $140, and fee for the internet based test depends upon the country in which you are taking the test, for instance, in Canada, the fee for this examination is $160.
Some schools will allow to substitute TOEFL examination to be substituted with an equivalent examination. However, if an applicant wants to take a substitute test, then he/she must make sure that their desired institute must accept the test’s score. In Canada, any of the three equivalent tests might be accepted including the CanTest, based out of the Second Language Institute at the University of Ottawa and offered at Ottawa and Toronto testing sites, International English Language Testing System (IELTS), based out of Conestoga College in Ontario and offered at Kitchener, Ottawa, and Toronto testing sites, and Michigan English Language Assessment Battery(MELAB), based out of the English Language Institute at Michigan University and offered at testing sites in 8 Canadian provinces and 28 US states. Fees for the CanTest range from $40-$130, IELTS fees range from $245-$275, and MELAB fees range from $80-$120.