Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program Details
The Schulich MBA teaches you to manage complexity, ambiguity and change as you examine business issues in a global environment using multiple perspectives.
Customize your MBA: Flexible study options allow you to switch between full-time and part-time enrolment, take classes in downtown Toronto, or accelerate completion of your MBA in as little as eight months with advanced standing. Schulich offers you the opportunity to choose from a selection of 20 areas of specialization – more than any MBA program in Canada.
Diverse perspectives: At every opportunity, Schulich faculty bring current issues into the classroom in the form of case studies, simulations and guest lectures. MBA students also go beyond the case method with curriculum that exposes you to applied learning.
Real-world learning: The capstone course, the Strategy Field Study, is the ultimate in integrative management education. This six-month strategic consulting project allows you to apply your classroom learning and strategic thinking in a real-time business environment.
The Schulich MBA can help prepare you for a CFA designation. This requires careful planning of your course selections.
You will become an expert in your field through your selection of specializations, including management functions, industry sectors and special business issues. Whether it be a career as a Capital Markets Associate, Management Consultant, Assistant Brand Manager, Business Analyst, Commercial Banking Associate or Operations Analyst, the Schulich MBA will provide you the knowledge to succeed.
“Schulich takes you beyond the comfort of a traditional classroom with practical, real-world learning.” – Chance Moran, MBA 2012, Director, Equity Derivatives Trading, CIBC Capital Markets
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The Schulich MBA is designed to equip you with a common set of capabilities (core courses) necessary for effective management in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Electives allow students to gain a deeper understanding in a particular area of focus and fulfill requirements for a specialization(s) or diploma.
Students are eligible for graduation upon their successful completion of 60.00 credits. Students may shorten the duration to complete their MBA if they receive Advanced Standing.
Learn more about the Strategy Field Study.
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MBA 1 (first half – 30.00 credits)
- 27.00 credits of core courses (outlined below)
- 3.00 credits of elective(s)
- ACTG 5100 3.00 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS
- ACTG 5210 1.50 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
- ECON 5100 3.00 THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
- FINE 5200 3.00 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
- MGMT 5150 3.00 SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP
- MGMT 5260 3.00 MANAGING FOR VALUE CREATION
- MKTG 5200 3.00 MARKETING MANAGEMENT
- OMIS 5110 1.50 INFORMATION SYSTEMS
- OMIS 5120 1.50 QUANTITATIVE METHODS
- OMIS 5210 1.50 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
- ORGS 5100 3.00 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
MBA 2 (second half – 30.00 credits)
- 6.00 credits of core courses (outlined below)
- 24.00 credits of electives
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.
- Arts, Media & Entertainment Management
- Business & Sustainability
- Business Consulting
- Entrepreneurial Studies
- Financial Risk Management
- Financial Services
- Global Mining Management
- Global Retail Management
- Health Industry Management
- International Business
- Operations Management & Information Systems
- Organization Studies
- Public Sector: Business & Government
- Real Estate & Infrastructure
- Social Sector Management
- Strategic Management
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 MBA take you?
Lisa Marie shares her MBA experience and why she chose to pursue graduate studies at Schulich.
Throughout your Schulich MBA, you will be challenged by our award-winning faculty, who are experts in a broad range of functional and program areas as well as successful industry practitioners.
Learn about our outstanding faculty in all key fields of management.
Program faculty members
Associate Professor of Marketing; Director, MBA ProgramView profile
Professor of Strategy; Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility; Associate Dean, ResearchView profile
Associate Professor of Marketing; Chair, Marketing DepartmentView profile
Ajay K. Sirsi
Associate Professor of MarketingView profile
Alan C. Middleton
CLA Assistant Professor of Marketing; Executive Director, Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC)View profile
Special Assistant Professor (Policy Specialization); Associate Co-Director, Institute for Research on Digital Learning (IRDL)View profile
Preet S. Aulakh
Professor of Strategy and International Business; Pierre Lassonde Chair in International BusinessView profile
Ellen R. Auster
Professor of Strategic Management; Director, Schulich Centre for Teaching Excellence (SCTE)View profile
Russell W. Belk
Professor of Marketing; Kraft Foods Canada Chair in MarketingView profile
Associate Professor of Organization Studies; Area Coordinator, Organization StudiesView profile
Atipol Bhanich Supapol
Associate Professor, Economics and International BusinessView profile
Wade D. Cook
Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Gordon Charlton Shaw Professor of Management ScienceView profile
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic ManagementView profile
Professor of Strategic Management/PolicyView profile
Associate Professor of Marketing; Royal Bank Professor of Nonprofit Management; Director Social Sector Management ProgramView profile
Assistant Professor in Management; Course Coordinator – Skills for LeadershipView profile
Geoffrey M Kistruck
Associate Professor; Ron Binns Chair in EntrepreneurshipView profile
Get involved! Get engaged far beyond the classroom with your Graduate Business Council (GBC). Connect with fellow Schulich students taking the Schulich MBA or other Masters level programs and join one or several of over 30 outstanding student clubs and committees.