• Take advantage of your language skills and embark on a truly global career.

    Applications for 2018 intake are now open!

    The Schulich International MBA (IMBA) is a full-time 20 month program for Canadian and international students who want to launch a career in international business and stand out from the crowd.

    An IMBA offers all of the benefits of Schulich’s MBA program, with several additional components. IMBA students:

    • complete an international work term between first and second year (work in Canada if you are an international student or abroad if you are a Canadian student);
    • hone their proficiency in another language (we support language training in English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin and Japanese); and
    • are part of a small cohort that completes the first year of the program together, providing students with personal friendships and professional contacts that will last a lifetime.

    In the second year of the IMBA program you can customize your studies by choosing and combining from the 18 MBA specializations of Canada’s top-ranked MBA program.

  • Schulich IMBA Program Director Alexandra Campbell

“The Schulich IMBA provided the strategic insights and unfettered thinking I wanted to take my career to the next level.”

Juan Aja Aguinaco (IMBA '16)Director of Operations and Business Development, Decentral
  • Career opportunities

    IMBA graduates work in Canada and abroad – in over 40 countries – for multinational corporations, ranging from RBC Financial to Sony and Siemens, and multilateral organizations, such as Médecins Sans Frontières, the World Bank and the United Nations, as well as smaller entrepreneurial companies.

    Throughout the IMBA program, you will have access to the Career Development Centre (CDC), offering a wealth of innovative programs, resources and individualized mentoring and coaching to help you launch your career. Meet alumni, recruiters and industry leaders at corporate information sessions and other CDC events, and receive online access to the very best career tools available.

    Recruiters value the communication, interpersonal and leadership skills that Schulich IMBA graduates possess, and regularly hire Schulich IMBAs.

  • Our IMBA could lead you to an exciting career in an organization such as...

Specializations

IMBA Program Details by Category

Admission Requirements

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Requirement Checklist

The general admission requirements for the IMBA 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 undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum B average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work.
    • Applicants with 3-year degrees may be considered for admission with an additional year of work experience (beyond the minimum required by program)
  2. GMAT or GRE
  3. Work Experience
    • 2 years of full-time work experience is required.
  4. Completion of the online application
    • 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
IELTS 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 on each dimension)
TOEFL 100 iBT (minimum 23 on each dimension)

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.

Please note, Admission to the IMBA is conditional upon completion of an oral proficiency interview (OPI). Students must achieve at least an intermediate-high level of verbal fluency in their language of specialization. The OPI is arranged through the IMBA program office after the offer of admission is extended.

For more information please see our Application Tips.

Deadlines

The IMBA program is offered on a full-time basis only. Full time studies start in September of each year.

Entry Round 1* Round 2 Round 3** Round 4**
September 2017 January 15, 2017 February 28, 2017 Accepting domestic applications
September 2018  December 1, 2017  February 1, 2018  March 15, 2018  April 30, 2018

 

Late domestic applications will be considered following the Round 3 deadline for September 2017.  Please Contact Us if you are interested in submitting a late application.

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

**For domestic applicants only. Late international applications are accepted pending space availability.

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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.

Tuition & Fees

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International MBA (IMBA) Program Fees

The IMBA is a full-time program.

Domestic Students
Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant,
Permanent Resident
International Students
Visa/Study Permit
Cost Per Term: 2017-2018*
(Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018)

Including supplementary fees
$19,000  $24,220
Cost Per Term: 2018-2019*
(Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2019)
Including supplementary fees
$19,930 $25,470
Estimated Total Tuition Fee** $77,900 $99,400

* The cost per term is rounded to the nearest $10. Figures include current ancillary and student referenda fees of $465.85 (full-time) or $232.93 (part-time) per term. Fees are subject to change. For the most up to date supplementary fee information please refer to the student financial services website.

**Total tuition fees are rounded to the nearest $100 and vary with start date and program length. The IMBA estimated total is based on a four-term program of study. While students are enrolled in five terms of study, they receive a bursary to cover the full cost of the work term.

Study Options

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Available delivery options

  • Full-time 20 months

Location(s)

  • Keele Campus Toronto, Canada
  • Miles S. Nadal Management Centre Toronto, Canada
Graduation Requirements

Curriculum Overview

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IMBA students are eligible for graduation upon the successful completion of the following degree requirements

  • 30.00 credits including non-credit (0.00) International Management core courses
  • 12.00 credits including non-credit (0.00) Experiential core courses
  • 21.00 credits of electives
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International Management Core Courses

  • CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIC THINKING
  • MANAGERIAL DECISIONS ANALYSIS
  • GLOBAL STAKEHOLDER STRATEGIES
  • INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATION PROCESSES AND TECHNIQUES
  • INTEGRATIVE MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCES I
  • FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR INTERNATIONAL MANAGERS
  • THE ECONOMIC ENVIROMENT OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
  • INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL FINANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL MANAGERS
  • MANAGING PEOPLE AND TEAMS IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
  • GLOBAL MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
  • INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCES II
  • MARKETING MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
  • MARKETING MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
  • STRATEGY FOR THE GLOBAL ORGANIZATION
  • DESIGN, CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT OF PROCESSES

Experiential Core Courses

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL MANAGERS
  • INTERNATIONAL WORK TERM
  • INTERNATIONAL FIELD STUDY
  • BUSINESS COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE I 0.00
  • BUSINESS COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE II 0.00

Electives

IMBA students must take a minimum of 21.00 credit-hours of elective courses, and can take advantage of any specialization offered at Schulich. Unless a prerequisite is specified for a particular specialization, students are free to select their electives.

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IMBA students are encouraged to add a second functional specialization to their degree and require only 9.00 credits to fulfill a specialization requirement. Select a specialization below to review the course requirements and electives for your area of interest. To browse all of our course offerings, please visit our Course Catalog.

International Opportunities

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  • With 300 corporate and institutional partners globally, the Schulich MBA gives you the freedom to take your business education around the world.

    Internationalize Your Credentials

    • Learn how business is conducted in another region. Gain international work experience while earning credit for your degree.
    • Experience unique industry perspectives firsthand during a South American study tour as you visit mining, agriculture and not-for-profit sites in Santiago, Valparaiso and Lima.
    • Spend a semester abroad studying at any of Schulich’s 75 partner business and management schools in 40 cities around the world.

    Where will your IMBA take you?

    Learn More: Graduate International Opportunities

Faculty

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Student Clubs

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Students personalize and enrich their experiences at Schulich by taking advantage of a wide array of opportunities for networking, socializing and personal development.

Connect with your peers on a weekend getaway organized by the Graduate Business Council (GBC), give back as a Schulich Graduate Ambassador, or explore over 30 outstanding student clubs and committees.

Learn more about Graduate Student Life at Schulich

Professional Designations

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Contact

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