Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) Admission Requirements

Requirement Checklist

The general admission requirements for the MBAN 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. Three-year degree holders who have strong results in relevant technical courses and have a year or more of professional work experience in data intensive computing may be considered for admission.

  1. A four-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum B+ average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work in one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering or Science. Undergraduate degree holders in other subject areas (Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, Education etc.) will be considered if they have completed a significant number of university courses in relevant topics (see list below). Successful applicants will have completed at least one university course on a listed topic, in two of the following categories.


    • Introductory Statistics
    • Calculus
    • Data Mining and Machine Learning
    • Introduction to Data Science
    • Linear Algebra

    Computer Science

    • Introduction to Programming
    • Introduction to Data Structures
    • Algorithms
    • Introduction to Databases
    • Data Mining


    • Business Intelligence
    • Data Management
    • Data Science for Business
    • Artificial Intelligence for Business
    • Business Analytics
  2. Work Experience
    • Post degree work experience is recommended but not required.
  3. Completion of the online application which requires:
    • 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*
      *Official copies of these documents will be required if an applicant receives an offer to the program
    • GMAT/GRE not required
  4. Proof of English language proficiency if studies were not completed in English.
Accepted Tests Minimum Score
IELTS (Academic Test) 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 on each dimension)
TOEFL 100 iBT (minimum 23 on each dimension)
Schulich’s TOEFL code is B710 with Department Code 02
    • 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.
    • Strong applicants whose first language is not English and do not meet the above language requirements may be considered for admission with the condition of completion of the MBA/Specialized Master’s Preparation Program offered by the York University English Language Institute.

Students who have graduated from Schulich within the last five years are eligible for a $150 application fee waiver.

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The MBAN program is offered on a full-time basis only.  Applications for Summer 2023 are closed.  Applications for the next MBAN program intake (Summer 2024) are now open.

Entry Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4*
May 2024 July 26, 2023 September 6, 2023 November 22, 2023 February 14, 2024

*For domestic applicants only.

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Please note: Students may only submit a single application. Students are not permitted to apply in multiple rounds or to multiple programs.