To be eligible for admission consideration, each applicant to a graduate management program must meet the general admission requirements outlined below:
Academic Background An undergraduate degree
from a recognized university with at least a B average
in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work.
The Schulich School of Business will accept one of the following as evidence of English proficiency:
Please note: In special circumstances, admission to Schulich may be conditional upon taking an intensive English language course.
An acceptable score on all four measurements of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
Online Application and Supporting Documents
To apply, you must complete and submit the online application
. Please note: there is a non-refundable application fee of $150.00 US.
Through the online application you will submit essays, your resume and 2 letters of recommendation. You may also upload your unofficial transcripts, which the admissions team can review while the official copies are on their way to Schulich.
Two years of relevant full-time work experience
post degree or life experience
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.
*The Miles S. Nadal Management Centre (downtown location) and Part-time Weekend option are only available for first year, part-time MBA study starting in September.
|Fall (September)||January 7 (early deadline)**|
April 30 - late applications accepted pending space
|January 7 (early deadline)|
February 28 **late applications accepted pending space and sufficient lead time to secure visa**
|Winter (January)||September 1 (early deadline)|
October 1st (final deadline)
|September 1 (early deadline)|
October 1st (final deadline)
|Summer (May) |
Part-time Keele Campus only
|February 1 ||February 1|
*Please consider the length of time to be approved a student visa when submitting your application
**For scholarship consideration it is recommended that students submit their application to the program by January 7.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS:
International applicants are encouraged to submit their completed application package as early as possible to ensure that sufficient time is available to secure student authorization (study permit). All international applicants are advised to contact the closest Canadian embassy at the time of application to obtain information on the study permit requirements and processing time.
Applicants must apply to the Schulich School of Business through the online application. The following documents must be submitted to Schulich as part of the process:
- A completed application form
- Video essays
- Two recommendations
- A resume
- Official GMAT score
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
- Proof of English language proficiency (if required)
- A non-refundable application fee of $150.00 US.
Decisions are made at intervals throughout the admission cycle. The Admissions committee may request an interview as part of this process. You will receive an email request if this is required.
Offer of Admission
Once the application is reviewed, eligible applicants are sent an offer of admission. This offer is sent via e-mail from a member of the Graduate Admissions team. A hard copy of the offer letter is also sent via regular mail.
Confirmation of Acceptance
To confirm the offer of admission, the applicant must submit the confirmation form and non-refundable deposit to Schulich.
A deposit of $3,000 CDN is required with the confirmation form. Your offer of admission will state when your confirmation deposit is due. This deposit will be credited towards the first term’s tuition fees.
The full-time MBA has 4 academic terms and the part-time MBA has 10 academic terms. Tuition is charged per term.
For the most up to date fees please visit the York University Course and Program Fees page.
Bursaries are available for domestic students who demonstrate financial need. Bursary funding of up to $6,000 in the first term and $2,000 in subsequent terms can be awarded, dependent on need. To determine eligibility, incoming students should complete the Financial Aid form received with the offer of admission and submit it to the Financial Aid office.
Full-time students may be eligible for government student loan funding through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). OSAP is a need-based program available to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who are Ontario residents.
Information and application forms for assistance programs administered by the Province of Ontario are available at osap.gov.on.ca.
Part-time students may apply for a government student loan through the Part-time Canada Student Loan program.
RBC Student Line of Credit
Students may be eligible for the Royal Bank credit line for students. This personalized loan of up to $90,000 can help to finance your education. Arrangements for this credit line can be made before the start of the academic year by contacting the Schulich RBC representative Angele Benoit-Chafe
Scholarships and Awards
consideration is given to those applicants who have submitted an application and the optional scholarship essay by the early deadline date. Students are automatically considered for all of the entrance awards offered by Schulich if the optional essay has been submitted. Awards are merit based and competitive.
Information and Inquiries
Please send transcripts to:
Schulich School of Business
Graduate Admissions - W263B
York University - 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada M3J 1P3
Tel: (416) 736-5060
Fax: (416) 650-8174
Services for International Students
Visa or permit information, New to Canada orientation, Graduate exchange information etc.
Tel: (416) 736-5059
Fax: (416) 650-8174