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

    Please note: Schulich is not accepting applications to the IMBA program for Fall 2021 entry. Browse other programs here.

    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.

    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

Tuition & Fees

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International MBA (IMBA) Program Fees

The IMBA consists of four academic terms for which tuition is charged, and one work term for which there is no tuition fee. A term is equivalent to one semester, or 12 weeks.

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 below are based on the 2020-2021 fee framework, and are subject to change.

Student Status Full-Time Tuition per Term/Semester*
 
(charged in Fall 2020, Winter 2021, and Summer 2021)
Part-Time Tuition per Term/Semester*
 
(charged in Fall 2020, Winter 2021, and Summer 2021)
Domestic Students
Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant,
Permanent Resident
$17,973 $7,235**
Estimated Program Total (Domestic)***
$71,900 $72,350
International Students
Visa/Study Permit
$26,722 International students must review immigration regulations before considering part-time study.
Estimated Program Total (International)***
$106,900  

*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.

**Students in the IMBA program may change to part-time status in second year (terms 4 and/or 5).

***Tuition fees have not yet been set for the 2021-2022 academic year. Program totals are estimates only and subject to change. The Estimated Program Total is calculated by multiplying current 2020 tuition fees by the average number of terms required to complete the program. Program total estimates are rounded to the nearest $50.

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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