Master of Business Administration (MBA) Admission Requirements

Requirement Checklist

  1. An undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum B average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work.
  2. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Acceptable scores on all measures of the GMAT or GRE
    • To send your scores for these tests to us please use the following codes: GMAT code Z75-X8-30; GRE code 5697
  3. Work Experience
    • Minimum two years of relevant post degree full-time work experience or life experience
  4. Completion of the online application which requires:
    • Essays (2 written, 1 timed written, 2 video)
    • An up-to-date resume
    • Two references
    • Unofficial copies of transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions.*
    • Unofficial copies of GMAT or GRE scores.**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 Minimum Component Scores
IELTS 7.0 overall 6.5
TOEFL  York’s TOEFL code is (B710) 100 iBT 23
  • Applicants who have completed at least two years of full-time study at an accredited university in a country (or institution) where English is the official language of instruction are not required to submit an English proficiency test.
  • Strong applicants whose first language is not English and do not meet the above language requirements may be considered for admission with the condition of completion of the MBA/Specialized Master’s Preparation Program offered by the York University English Language Institute.

The MBA program is offered on a full-time and part-time basis.* Full time studies start in September and January. Part-time study starts in September*, January or May.

Entry Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
January 2018 Sept 15 Oct 15 ———
May 2018 (PT MBA only) Feb 1 ——— ———
September 2017 Jan 15 Feb 28 Accepting domestic applications

* The Part-Time downtown cohort, the Part-Time Weekend cohort, and the Full-Time downtown cohort start in September only. Students can complete all MBA Year 1 core courses on weekends at the Keele campus or at the downtown (Nadal) campus. Not all elective courses are offered on weekends or downtown.

**Those interested in being considered for scholarships are encouraged to apply in Round 1.

***International students are encouraged to apply no later than Round 2.

Domestic applicants are considered for admission on a rolling basis. International applicants will be reviewed following each round deadline and may be held for further review in subsequent rounds if additional information is required.

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.

Students may only submit a single application. Students are not permitted to apply in multiple rounds or to multiple programs.

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