Reimagining Business in a Tech-Driven World
Discover the MBA Program designed for tech leaders of the future from Canada’s leading business school. Canada’s first MBA in Technology Leadership (Tech MBA) is designed to evolve at the speed of tech. Through a constantly refreshed curriculum, real-world experience and a focus on experiential learning, the next generation of change makers will be ready to win in an era where every company is a tech company.
The Tech MBA is a 16-month (4-term) full time program built around an ethos of experiential learning and tackling real-world technology challenges. With over a third of the curriculum focused on case studies, simulations, guest lectures, a capstone integrated field study project, and a one-term internship.
With direct exposure to industry leaders as part of a small selective class and career support though the Tech MBA’s career coaches, alumni mentorship program and industry advisory board, students will leave this program with context and connections in Toronto’s thriving tech scene.
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The Tech MBA program will position students at the forefront of the tech vanguard, providing career opportunities fueling the disruptive innovations in tech that are redefining companies across all industries.
Throughout your Tech 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.Visit the Centre for Career Design
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Admission RequirementsView details Hide details
The general admission requirements for the Tech MBA are listed below. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission, as space in the program is limited. A holistic approach is taken during the application review process and all components of the application are thoroughly reviewed.
- 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.
- Work Experience
- Minimum two years of work experience in a technology firms and/or in technology-enabled roles in non-technology firms is required.
- 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*
- 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.
- 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 the a $150 application fee waiver.
Entry: September 2023
Round 1*: March 14, 2023
Round 2: April 12, 2023
Round 3**: June 14, 2023
* International students are strongly encouraged to apply by Round 1 to allow for sufficient study permit processing time.
** Round 3 is for Domestic applicants only. Late domestic applications may be accepted pending space availability.
Please note: Your referees can be completed after your application has been submitted. A preliminary review of your application will still be done prior to receiving references.
Students may only submit a single application. Students are not permitted to apply in multiple rounds or to multiple programs.
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Tech MBA Program Fees
Note that the average completion time for the full-time Tech MBA program is six terms. A term is equivalent to one semester, or 12 weeks.
Fees below are based on the 2023-2024 fee framework, and are subject to change.
|Student Status||Full-Time Tuition per Term/Semester*
Charged in Fall, Winter, and Summer.
Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant,
|Estimated Program Total (Domestic)**||$82,750|
|Estimated Program Total (International)***||$127,500|
*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 full-time Tech MBA is four terms.
***Tuition fees have not yet been set for the 2024-2025 academic year. Program totals are estimates only and subject to change. The Estimated Program Total is calculated by multiplying current 2023 tuition fees by the average number of terms required to complete the program. Program total estimates are rounded to the nearest $50.
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Curriculum OverviewView details Hide details
The Tech MBA curriculum includes 37.5 credits of core courses designed to equip students with a common set of capabilities necessary for effective management in the tech sectors.
In addition to foundational core courses, students have the opportunity to complete 6.00 credits of electives, allowing for deeper exploration in a particular area of interest.
Term 3 includes a Mandatory Graduate Placement. Through the placement experience, students will build upon, practice and reflect on key learnings and build relevant experience for their career post-graduation. A minimum of 12-weeks, full-time work is required to complete this Graduate Placement.
In term 4, students will participate in a Venture Studio project where they will learn leading product design, management strategies and frameworks for high-growth potential technology firms. Students will explore how those strategies and frameworks connect directly to the investments placed by Venture Investors seeking to scale tech firms.
Students are eligible for graduation upon their successful completion of 49.5 credits.
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Term 1 (Fall) (15 credits):
Term 2 (Winter) (13.5 credits):
Term 3 (Summer) (12 credits):
Term 4 (Fall) (12 credits):
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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.