Master of Business Administration / Master of Fine Arts / Master of Arts (MBA / MFA / MA) Admission Requirements

Requirement Checklist

  1. An undergraduate degree from a recognized university in Fine Arts with a minimum B+ average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work.
  2. GMAT or GRE
  3. Work Experience
    • Relevant full-time work experience within the arts or cultural industries is strongly recommended.
  4. Completion of the online application

*Official copies of these documents will be required if an applicant receives an offer to the program.

5. Proof of English language proficiency if studies were not completed in English.

Accepted Tests Minimum Score
IELTS 7.0 overall
TOEFL York’s TOEFL code is (B710) 100 iBT
YELT Band 1

Applicants with English as a second language have the opportunity to enroll in the MBA/Specialized Master’s Preparation Program prior to beginning their studies.


The MBA/MFA/MA program is offered on a full-time basis only. Full time studies start in September at Schulich. Applicants must apply to both Schulich and the Faculty of Graduate Studies in order to be considered for admission to the program.

Entry Round 1 * Round 2 Round 3
September entry Jan 15 Feb 28 Apr 30
Graduate Studies deadlines **
September entry Early – Mid February

*International students and those interested in being considered for scholarship are encouraged to apply in Round 1.

** Please refer to Graduate Studies at York for the exact deadline for the MA or MFA program that you are interested in.

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Please note: Your GMAT/GRE score and responses from your referees can be completed after your application has been submitted. A preliminary review of your application will still be done prior to receiving these items.