• Prepare to lead with a Schulich MBA.

    The Schulich MBA will equip you with the specialized knowledge and leadership skills you need to gain a competitive advantage. Hone your skills in your field of interest through our extensive selection of 15 areas of specialization in management functions, industry sectors and special business issues.

    Ranked #1 in Canada by The Economist, Forbes & CNN Expansion, Schulich offers Canada’s preeminent MBA Program.

    Customize your MBA: Flexible study options allow you to switch between full- and part-time enrolment, take classes uptown at the Keele campus or at our satellite campus in downtown Toronto. Accelerate your MBA and complete the program in as little as eight months with advanced standing. For working professionals interested in a full-time program, there’s now a Weekend and Evening MBA.

    Real-World Experiential Learning:  The Schulich MBA combines classroom learning of fundamental and advanced management concepts with real world experience, including a two-term strategic consulting project where you work with clients on real business problems and solutions.

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  • Career Opportunities

    Whether it’s a career as a Capital Markets Associate, Management Consultant, Brand Manager, Business Analyst, Commercial Banking Associate or Operations Analyst – the Schulich MBA will provide you the knowledge and network to succeed.

    Throughout the MBA program, you will 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 resources, individualized mentoring and coaching to help advance your career. Meet alumni, recruiters and industry leaders at corporate information sessions and other CCD events, and receive online access to the very best career tools available.

    Recruiters value the communication, interpersonal and leadership skills that Schulich MBA graduates possess, and regularly hire Schulich MBAs.

  • Our MBA could lead you to an exciting career in an organization such as...

The Schulich MBA in Numbers

  • 82% of students were hired within 3 months of graduation

  • $91,359 average total compensation

  • 174 companies hired Schulich MBA students

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MBA Program Details by Category

Admission Requirements

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Requirement Checklist

The general admission requirements for the MBA 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 one year of work experience beyond the required minimum.
  2. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Acceptable scores on all measures of the GMAT or GRE
    • To send your GMAT or GRE test scores to the Schulich School of Business, please use the following process:
      • GMAT: Use the search function within your GMAT/GMAC account to search for the Schulich School of Business when selecting your score recipients.
        • Example of how our name appears: York University, Schulich School of Business, Program Name (ie. Master of Business Administration, Master of Finance, Master of Supply Chain Management, etc.)
      • GRE: Send your score using the following code: 5697
  3. Work Experience
    • Minimum two years of relevant post-degree, full-time work experience or life experience
  4. Completion of the online application which requires:
  5.  Proof of English language proficiency if studies were not completed in English.

*Official copies of these documents will be required if an applicant receives an offer to the program.

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.


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 at Schulich, or cumulatively across the Master of Management (MMgt) program
  • A $150 application fee waiver

For more information please see our Application Tips.

Deadlines

Winter 2024 MBA applications are closed. Fall 2024 MBA applications are currently open. Winter 2025 MBA applications will open in April. 

Entry Round 1 Round 2* Round 3 Round 4** Round 5**
September 2024

October 4, 2023

Extended to October 15, 2023

January 17, 2024

Extended to February 13, 2024

April 17, 2024

June 19, 2024

Applications accepted pending space availability

N/A
January 2025 June 6, 2024 July 18, 2024 September 5, 2024 November 25, 2024 N/A
September 2025 October 9, 2024 January 15, 2025 February 19, 2025 May 7, 2025 July 17, 2025

The MBA program is offered on a full-time and part-time basis. Both full-time and part-time studies start in September and January. The Part-Time downtown cohort starts in September only. Not all courses are offered downtown. Domestic applicants are considered for admission on a rolling basis. International applicants will be reviewed following each round deadline and may be held for further review in subsequent rounds if additional information is required.

* International students are strongly encouraged to apply by Round 2 to allow for sufficient study permit processing time.

** Round 4 and 5 are for Domestic applicants only. Late domestic applications may be 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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MBA Program Fees

Note that the average completion time for the full-time MBA program is four terms. A term is equivalent to one semester, or 12 weeks.

The full-time accelerated MBA may be completed in two terms. Fees below are based on the Summer 2024 fee framework, and are subject to change.

Student Status Full-Time Tuition per Term/Semester*

Charged in Fall, Winter, and Summer.
Part-Time Tuition per Term/Semester*

Charged in Fall, Winter, and Summer.
Domestic Students
Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant,
Permanent Resident
$18,045  $7,273**
Estimated Program Total (Domestic)***
$72,180 $72,730
International Students
Visa/Study Permit
$30,933 International students must review immigration regulations before considering part-time study.
Estimated Program Total (International)***
$123,732  

*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.

**The average completion time for the part-time MBA is 10 terms. The average completion time for the part-time Accelerated MBA is five terms.

***Tuition fees have not yet been set for the Fall 2024-2025 academic year. Program totals are estimates only and subject to change. The Estimated Program Total is calculated by multiplying current Summer 2024 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 flexibility of the Schulich MBA program allows students to study full-time or part-time, during the daytime or evenings, and at a combination of the uptown Keele Campus and Miles S. Nadal Management Centre in downtown Toronto.

The MBA curriculum is offered on a full-time and part-time basis, and students may switch between full-time and part-time status as the need arises during their degree. Both full-time and part-time studies at Keele campus start in September (Fall term) and January (Winter term). Note that students who wish to study part-time at the Nadal (downtown) campus must begin the program in September (Fall term) only.

Not all courses are offered on weekends or downtown.

Full-time course load = 9.00 – 18.00 credits (3 – 6 courses)

  • Typical course load is 15.00 credits (5 courses)
 Part-time course load = 1.50 – 7.50 credits (1 – 2.5 courses)

  • Typical course load is 6.00 credits (2 courses)

Available delivery options

  • Full-time 16 to 20 months
  • Part-time 36 to 40 months
  • Accelerated Full-time 8 to 12 months
  • Accelerated Part-time 16 to 20 months

Location(s)

  • Keele Campus Toronto, Canada
  • Miles S. Nadal Management Centre Downtown Toronto, Canada
  • India Campus Hyderabad, India
Graduation Requirements

Curriculum Overview

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The MBA curriculum includes 33.00 credits of core courses designed to equip students with a common set of capabilities necessary for effective management in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

In addition to foundational core courses, students have the opportunity to complete 27.00 credits of electives, allowing for deeper exploration in a particular area of focus, completion of a specialization or pursuit of a diploma.

As the capstone of the program, students will participate in the Strategy Field Study. In this exciting consulting project spanning two terms, teams conduct a strategic assessment of an organization and its environment, and present recommendations to senior management.

Learn more about the Strategy Field Study.

Students are eligible for graduation upon their successful completion of 60.00 credits. Students may shorten the duration to complete their MBA if they receive Advanced Standing.

Expand the menu below to see detailed degree requirements.

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MBA 1 (first half – 30.00 credits)

  • 27.00 credits of core courses (outlined below)
  • 3.00 credits of elective(s)

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  • FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS
  • MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
  • THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
  • MANAGERIAL FINANCE
  • SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP
  • MARKETING MANAGEMENT
  • INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • QUANTITATIVE METHODS
  • OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
  • ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
  • BUSINESS AND SUSTAINABILITY

MBA 2 (second half – 30.00 credits)

  • 6.00 credits of core courses (outlined below)
  • 24.00 credits of electives
  • STRATEGY FIELD STUDY FORMATION
  • STRATEGY FIELD STUDY
  • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
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Select a specialization below to review the course requirements and electives for your area of interest. Note that Economics is not currently offered as formal specializations, although they may be pursued as elective areas of study. To browse all course offerings, please visit the Course Catalog.

Faculty

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Throughout your Schulich MBA, you will be challenged by our award-winning faculty, who are experts in a broad range of functional and program areas as well as successful industry practitioners.

Learn about our outstanding faculty in all key fields of management.

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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

Professional Designations

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  • Professional Designations

    The Schulich MBA can help prepare you for a CFA designation. This requires careful planning of your course selections.

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External Partners

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CI Financial Internships Initiative

Investing in the Future - A CI Financial and Schulich School of Business Initiative

CI Financial is a diversified global wealth and asset management company with over $364 billion (as of October 2022) of assets under management/administration. Since 1965, CI Financial has consistently anticipated and responded to the changing needs of investors, driven by a commitment to provide individuals and institutions with the highest-quality investments and advice. 

The goal of this initiative is to leverage the strengths and synergies of the two organizations to bring real world learning experiences to students through internships, innovative projects, and industry events. Two team projects in business analytics are already underway this fall.

 

Forté Foundation

Forté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of leading companies and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women. In partnership with the Forté Foundation, Schulich provides support to women applying for, and enrolling in their MBA through entrance awards, fellowships, professional development and networking events. Our goal is to create an environment that supports women and enables them to gain a competitive advantage in their careers.

To be considered as a Forté Fellow, you must submit an MBA application – no additional application is required. If you are interested in learning more about the Forté Fellowship program, please contact admissions@schulich.yorku.ca.

 

Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA)

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Reaching Out MBA‘s mission is to increase the influence of the LGBT+ community in business by educating, inspiring, and connecting MBA students and alumni. The ROMBA LGBT+ Fellowship Program is a joint effort between prominent business schools and Reaching Out to develop the out LGBT+ and active ally business leaders of tomorrow. As a ROMBA partner school, Schulich is dedicated to award up to two fellowships to eligible incoming MBA students. Each Fellow will receive a minimum $20,000 scholarship and access to exclusive leadership programming including an all-expenses-paid retreat by ROMBA.

To be considered as a ROMBA Fellow, you must submit an MBA application for the Fall (September) intake and indicate your interest of being considered as a ROMBA Fellow to your admission officer. If you are interested in learning more about the ROMBA Fellowship program, please contact admissions@schulich.yorku.ca.

 

Access to Success

Access to Success

Access to Success Organization is a Toronto-based not-for-profit that supports the development of future leaders with disabilities and assistive tech. It manages several unprecedented initiatives, including up to $90,000 in annual Access to Success Fellowships for MBA students with disabilities at four of Canada’s top business schools, the world’s first study on disability inclusion in MBA programs, and ATS Labs – Canada’s first accelerator for accessibility startups. As an Access to Success partner school, Schulich is dedicated to award up to three fellowships to eligible incoming MBA students. Each Fellow will receive a $5,000 fellowship along with personalized recruiting support, networking, mentorship, and other exclusive opportunities provided by the Access to Success Organization.

The Access to Success Fellowship is established and managed by the Access to Success Organization, a not-for-profit that supports the development of future leaders with disabilities. This merit-based Fellowship celebrates outstanding students who identify as having a disability and have demonstrated excellence in academic, professional or extracurricular areas.

To be considered as an Access to Success fellowship, you must submit an MBA application and indicate your interest of being considered for the fellowship to your admission officer. To learn more about the Access to Success Fellowship program, please contact admissions@schulich.yorku.ca.