PDAM Admission Requirements

Requirement Checklist

The general admission requirements for the PDAM are listed below. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission, as space in each program is limited. A holistic approach is taken during the application review process and all components of the application are thoroughly reviewed.

1. An MBA degree that is equivalent to a North American MBA from a recognized university. The program should be a two year full-time or part-time program equivalent to 60 credit hours of study. Coursework must cover all the functional areas of business.

2. GMAT or GRE
A GMAT or GRE score is not required for this program.

3. Work Experience
Two years of relevant full-time work experience post undergraduate degree.

4. Completion of the online application
The online application requires: Video essays and an updated resume. Copies of transcripts may be uploaded to facilitate the initial review process.

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

Accepted Tests Minimum Score
IELTS (Academic Test) 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.

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.


The PDAM program is offered on a full-time and part-time basis.

Entry Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
January 2019 August 7, 2018 September 5, 2018 October 1, 2018 November 15, 2018
September 2019 November 30, 2018 February 1, 2019 March 15, 2019 April 30, 2019


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