Online Master of Management Sciences (MMSc) - Management of Technology - Applications

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How to Apply to the Online MMSc-MOT

The Online MMSc-MOT program requires a background in calculus and probability. If you don't have the required qualifications, you may want to consider completing some undergraduate-level courses before you apply.

The application deadlines are June 1 (for September admission), October 1 (for January admission) and February 1 (for May admission).

We recommend you apply at least two to four weeks ahead of the application deadline to ensure there is enough time to upload your supporting documents and for your referees to submit their reference forms.

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Admission requirements

The Online MMSc-MOT is a coursework degree that does not require GMAT, a GRE or a supervisor.

As this is a 100% online program, it is not eligible for a study permit to Canada. However, coursework can be performed from anywhere in the world, and many international students take the Online MMSc-MOT to advance their careers with a globally recognized degree that might help them pursue jobs both in Canada and internationally.

Please consider that requests for pre-evaluation cannot be accommodated and you will be redirected to formally apply online. Please contact us if you have any questions. Only complete applications can be reviewed and considered for admission.

Undergraduate qualifications

Minimum admission requirements are available on the program’s Graduate Studies page. They include:

  • An Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a minimum 75% standing in the last two years.
  • A background in quantitative methods (e.g., Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics).
  • All applicants must submit a "Statement of Purpose" - a one-page statement addressing their academic background and future goals.

This program requires a background in calculus and probability. If you don't have the required qualifications, you may want to consider completing some undergraduate-level courses before you apply. 

Waterloo has courses available via the Centre for Extended Learning that can provide you with the math skills you will need in all of our Management Sciences graduate programs.

  • To be considered for admission to a graduate program in Management Science and Engineering, students without the appropriate background may need to complete MATH 127MATH 106 and/or PSCYH 292 with a grade of 70% or higher.
  • Post-degree admission to the MATH course is available via the Center of Extended Learning. Please check course requirements and deadlines.
  • After you have received an email from the Center for Extended Learning (CEL) confirming your acceptance as a post-degree student, contact us to let us know you are applying to the Online MMSc-MOT program and would like your course(s) to be considered in your application.


Exemptions do not apply to the Online MMSc-MOT program requirements.

Step 1: Prepare your documents

If you meet the requirements, you’re ready to apply! The first step of application to graduate studies at Waterloo is ensure that you have all of your required application documents prepared and ready to go.

You will need:

  • Résumé
  • Supplementary Information Form
  • Digital copies of your transcript(s) and degree certificate(s) for all completed formal, post-secondary education
  • Two (2) References (academic or professional)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if applicable)
    • TOEFL 90 (writing 25 speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

Step 2: Complete your Graduate Studies Application

In this step, you will declare the required application information - degree(s) and overall averages, recent work history, and reference information. You do not add documents in this step.

Next, pay the $125.00 CAD, non-refundable application fee and submit. After submitting your application, in one-to-two business days, you will receive an email with your Waterloo ID and Quest access information, then go to Step 3.

Step 3: Upload your supporting documents

In this step, you will upload your documents to prove everything that you declared in the second step using our document manager, QUEST. Don’t forget your résumé, 500-word Letter of Intent or Supplemental Information Form and ELP test scores.

Please note that you will need digital copies of your transcript and degree documents which refer to as unofficial documents. Please ensure to include both the front and back of your transcripts and your degree certificate(s).

After submitting your application, please direct admissions-related questions to the Graduate Studies Office

Hamza Quadar

“If you are from an engineering background and want to add business management skills, this program is a good fit. It's a good stepping stone and will provide a competitive advantage over other candidates. I wanted a name that spoke for itself. With Waterloo, you don't have to sell the value of the school to employers.”

- Hamza Quadar, Senior Financial Advisor, Canada Revenue Agency. Class of 2022.

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