Advanced Standing

Who Qualifies?

Candidates admitted to the MBA program who have a 4-year Honours undergraduate business degree (BComm or BBA) and 2 years of full-time post-graduate work experience may be eligible for advanced standing in certain MBA 1 core courses.

If approved by an admissions representative, the total number of required MBA courses may be reduced from 60.00 credit-hours to as few as 30.00 credit-hours. Any elective courses taken must not duplicate previous studies.

Waiver With Replacement

Students who have completed some prior undergraduate business courses but who do not hold an undergraduate business degree may qualify to have some first year MBA core courses waived and have elective courses substituted in the their place.

The Petition Process

Each applicant’s request is considered individually. Petitions must be made on the form found with the online application to the program and MUST be submitted at least one week before Launch Week of the term in which you have been admitted to. Late petitions will not be accepted under any circumstances. Further information can be found on our website under the applicable program.

Note: This petition is not required for students admitted to the Accelerated MBA program.

Download the Advanced Standing/Waiver with Replacement Petition Form


Send your completed form along with required supporting documents to aspetition@schulich.yorku.ca.

Contact Michelle Hughes in Graduate Admissions at 1-416- 736-2100 extension 22535 if you have any questions.

For information about advanced standing/waiver with replacement specific to the MBA, visit the Master of Business Administration program page.

 

Accelerated Study

If you have received a BBA or BCom from a Canadian university (within ten years of graduation) and have 2 years post-degree work experience, you may qualify for the Accelerated MBA.

The Accelerated MBA reduces the total required MBA courses from 60.00 credit-hours to 30.00 credit-hours. This is the result of the awarding of advanced standing for all 5000 level core courses. The Accelerated option enables you to complete your MBA in as little as 8 months.

Note: Each applicant’s case is considered individually and advanced standing requests must be made at the time of application to the MBA.

Program Length

Full-time Study

  • minimum of 8 months over 2 consecutive terms
  • maximum of 16 months over 4 terms (using possibility of taking time off during studies), depending on advanced standing

Full-Time Accelerated MBA at a Glance – Keele Campus

MBA Year 2 – Term 1
LAUNCH WEEK
SGMT 6000 3.00 Strategic Management
MGMT 6090 0.00 Strategy Field Study Formation
MGMT 6100 3.00 Strategy Field Study (two terms)
A selection of electives will be available downtown. Students also have the option of enrolling in regular day, weekend and evening classes at the Keele Campus. (24.00 credit-hours spread out in Terms 1 and 2)

 

Term 2
MGMT 6100 3.00 Strategy Field Study (two terms)
Electives and Specialization Opportunities (24.00 credits spread out in Terms 1 and 2)

Part-time Study

  • minimum of 16 months over 4 consecutive terms
  • maximum 48 months over 12 consecutive terms

Part-Time Accelerated MBA at a Glance – Keele Campus

MBA Year 2 – Term 1
LAUNCH WEEK
SGMT 6000 3.00 Strategic Management
Electives and Specialization Opportunities (3.00 credits)

 

Term 2
Electives and Specialization Opportunities (6.00 credits)

 

Term 3
Electives and Specialization Opportunities (6.00 credits)

 

Terms 4-5
Electives and Specialization Opportunities (9.00 credits)
MGMT 6090 0.00 Strategy Field Study Formation (term 4 or 5)
MGMT 6100 3.00 Strategy Field Study (two terms)