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

    The Schulich International MBA (IMBA) is a specialized MBA program for Canadian and international students who want to launch a career in international business and stand out from the crowd. The IMBA is a full-time program for the first year with the option to go part-time in year two.

    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.
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    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.

  • Learn more about the Schulich IMBA

“The Schulich International MBA delivers global exposure through a richly diverse cohort, language support, and an experiential curriculum that equips students to thrive globally.”

Kikeloye Oyerinde (IMBA Candidate ’20)President, Graduate Business Council
Associate Intern, Institutional Sales, Cidel Asset Management
  • 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. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Acceptable scores on all measures of the GMAT or GRE
    • To send your scores for these tests to us please use the following codes: GMAT code Z75-X8-46; GRE code 5697
  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 (Academic Test) 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.


Students who have graduated from Schulich within the last five years are eligible for the following:

  •  GMAT/GRE waiver
    • If the student achieved a B+ or better GPA during their last two years of undergraduate studies, or cumulatively across the Master of Management (MMgt) program
  • A $150 application fee waiver

For more information please see our Application Tips.

Deadlines

Entry Round 1 Round 2* Round 3** Round 4**
September 2019 November 30, 2018 February 1, 2019 March 15, 2019 April 30, 2019

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

*International students and those interested in being considered for scholarships are encouraged to apply no later than Round 2.

**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.

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

 

Tuition & Fees

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International MBA (IMBA) Program Fees

The IMBA consists of four academic terms. Year 1 of the program (Terms 1 and 2) must be completed full-time. Students have the option to study part-time in Year 2 of the program. Fees are subject to change.

Student Status Full-Time Tuition per Term*
(2019-2020)
Part-Time Tuition per Term*
(2019-2020)
Domestic Students
Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant,
Permanent Resident
$17,912 $7,204
International Students
Visa/Study Permit
$26,020 International students must review immigration regulations before considering part-time study.

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

 

Study Options

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The IMBA is a 5-term program that is full-time in the first year (terms 1-3). Students may change to part-time status in second year (terms 4 or 5).

Available delivery options

  • Full-time (Part-Time available in Year 2) 20-28 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:

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International Management Core Courses

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  • CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIC THINKING
  • MANAGERIAL DECISIONS ANALYSIS
  • 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
  • LEADERSHIP SKILLS IN A GLOBAL WORLD
  • INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCES II
  • REGIONAL ANALYSIS
  • 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 24.00 credits 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.

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

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