• Developing the Next Generation of Global Leaders

    The Global Metals and Minerals Management (GMM) Diploma at Schulich is designed to address the evolving needs of the Metals and Minerals value chain, developing those who will lead the transition to a global low-carbon economy through responsible mineral development and use.

    The GMM Diploma provides an MBA level of education while enabling you to continue full-time employment. The classes are taught by industry professionals and stakeholders and combine Schulich MBA students with Diploma students in a blended learning approach. This ensures a rich and diverse mix of backgrounds and experience, as well as exposure to current trends and developments.

    The GMM Diploma provides a business education that is globally accessible to current and future leaders in companies where metals and minerals play a key role.  The focus of this education is:

    • The analysis and assessment of the industry and the role it plays in the global economy, specifically the entire value chain from the first moment metals and minerals are identified to the industrial consumption and recycling of these materials.
    • The development of leadership skills to empower our students to make choices to create superior wealth, while ensuring the responsible development and use of metals and minerals for the benefit of all stakeholders.

    The GMM Diploma is offered over a nine-month period and includes on-line classes, two in-person residences, one-on-one coaching and self-paced asynchronous materials.

  • Global Mining Management Co-Directors Claudia Mueller and Richard Ross
    Global Mining Management Co-Directors Claudia Mueller and Richard Ross

Program Highlights

An MBA Level Business Education While You Work Full-time

Ensuring the Responsible Development and Use of Metals and Minerals

A Globally Accessible Education that blends MBA and Diploma Students

Career Opportunities

The GMM Diploma enables you to deepen your knowledge of the metals and minerals value chain and gives you the tools needed to accelerate in your career. Students upgrade their management and leadership skills and enrich their understanding in areas such as: business and sustainability; strategy and strategic management; stakeholder engagement and collaboration; financial management and evaluations; ESG.

Students also have access to the Centre for Career Design (CCD). As Schulich’s in-house team of certified Career Coaches and Industry Advisors, the CCD offers a wealth of innovative programs, resources and individualized mentoring and coaching to help you shape your career. Meet alumni, recruiters and industry leaders at corporate information sessions and other CCD networking events and receive online access to the very best career tools available.

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Term 1 - Summer 2024


Term 2 - Fall 2024



Term 3 - Winter 2025



Admissions Requirements

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GMM Requirement Checklist

The general admission requirements for the GMM Diploma 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. MBA or business focused master’s degree
  2. Work Experience
    • 5 to 10 years of full-time work experience
    • For applicants with a master’s degree in non-business-related fields, 5 to 10 years of full-time work experience plus an additional 3+ years of managerial, full-time work experience may be considered.
    • For applicants without a master’s degree, 3+ years of full-time work experience plus an additional 7+ years of managerial, full-time work experience may be considered.
  1. Completion of the online application which requires:
    • Essays (2 written, 1 timed written, 2 video)
    • An up-to-date resume and cover letter outlining interest in the GMM Diploma and suitability for being admitted into the program.
    • 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

  1. 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.


* Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is NOT REQUIRED
* Exceptions to the above requirements may be made on a case-by-case basis and which may require that the candidate be interviewed by the GMM Diploma director or designate/faculty member.

For more information, please see our Application Tips.


The GMM will not be offered for 2024.  Application deadlines for 2025 will be shared soon.

Entry Round 1 Round 2
June 2024 N/A N/A


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Graduate Diploma in Global Metals and Minerals Management (GMM) Fees

The GMM is offered part-time over three academic terms. A term is equivalent to one semester, or 12 weeks.

Fees below are based on the Fall 2024 fee framework, and are subject to change.

Student Status Full-Time Tuition per Term/Semester*

Charged in Winter. 

Part-Time Tuition per Term/Semester*

Charged in Summer and Fall.

Estimated Program Total**

Current tuition fee multiplied by typical number of terms required for program completion.

Domestic Students
Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant,
Permanent Resident
$ 9,285 $ 4,634
$ 18,550
International Students
Visa/Study Permit
$ 15,708 $ 7,867 $ 31,400

*Fees are rounded to the nearest dollar and include supplementary fees.
For full details on all current tuition, supplementary fees, and student health plans refer to the Student Financial Services website: https://sfs.yorku.ca/fees/courses.

**Tuition fees have not yet been set for the 2025-2026 academic year. Program totals are estimates only and subject to change. The Estimated Program Total is calculated by multiplying current 2024 tuition fees by the standard number of terms required to complete the program. Program total estimates are rounded to the nearest $50.

***Please note, the fees shown do not include the cost for the in-person residences.

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Available delivery options

  • Blended Learning Format 9 months


  • Blended-learning format Includes on demand and live online components as well as in-person components.
  • Additional notes
    • Program is offered mostly remotely, with two in-person residency weeks. Residency weeks will occur in August/September and April/May. For 2024, both residency weeks will be in the Toronto area.
    • Classes will be a blend of synchronous and asynchronous delivery models.
    • Synchronous classes will be held online between 12-3pm EST during the week.
    • Total program length is 3 semesters, two part time and one full time.
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