Reimagine Business in a Tech-Driven World

Discover the MBA program designed for tech leaders of the future.
With a constantly refreshed curriculum and a focus on real-world, experiential learning, the Schulich Tech MBA prepares the next generation of change makers to win in an era where every company is a tech company.

This 16-month (4-term) full-time program includes guaranteed workplace internships, direct exposure to industry leaders in Toronto’s thriving tech scene, and career support. Students will tackle current technology challenges through case studies, simulations, guest lectures, and a capstone integrated field study project. The Tech MBA Advisory Council guides the curriculum’s continuous innovation, reflecting market challenges and opportunities.

Dr. Murat Kristal

Program Director, MBA in Technology Leadership

Tech MBA Advisory Council

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Industry partners, alumni and leading voices in tech, the Tech MBA Advisory Council will guide the fluid, cutting edge curriculum based on the tech developments driving the market today.

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Connie Bonello

Insights and Data Financial Services Leader


Ramanpreet Boparai

Director of Optimization and Innovation

Canadian National Railway

Anna Maria Ewing

Non Executive Director Rimes Technology

Former CIO Nasdaq

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Gale Geddes

Global Head of Digital Transformation


Saleem Janmohamed

Operating Partner


Veronique Lafargue


Maison Lafargue

Eva Lau

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Two Small Fish Ventures

Pam Laycock

Chief of Staff

Torstar Corporation

Claude LeBlanc

President & CEO


Kin Lee-Yow

Chief Information Officer


Paul Lewis

Chief Technology Officer


Keith Loo

CEO and Co-Founder


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Rishan Lye

Partner, Technology, Advisory Consulting Service Line Leader

BDO, Toronto

Dr. David Markwell

EVP, Chief Technology and Analytics Officer

Loblaw Companies Limited

David McQueen

Managing Partner


Bobby Molu

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Rackspace Technology

Stefan Popowycz

Partner, AI Insights & Engagement Portfolio Leader


Eugene Roman

Tech Executive

Design AI

John Ruffolo

Founder & Managing Partner

Maverix Private Equity

Smiling Woman, Riddhi Sen

Riddhi Sen

Partner and Global Head of Data

Delta Capita

Sanjay Tugnait

President & CEO

Fairfax Digital

Mary Ann Yule

President & CEO

HP Canada Co.

Career Opportunities

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.

Centre for Career Design

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Schulich Tech MBA + OneEleven Venture Studio

Schulich and OneEleven have partnered to create a joint “Venture Studio” as part of the Schulich Tech MBA program. The Venture Studio will take place in Term 3 of the program and will be co-led by award-winning Schulich Adjunct Professor Chris Carder and feature Instructors such as Matthew Lombardi, Director of Platform Services at Pollinator Fund for Good, TELUS – Former Managing Director at OneEleven.

Teams of top students will be matched with high-potential companies from the OneEleven and Schulich Startups communities, completing strategic product and fundraising analysis for the selected high-growth startup firms, preparing to raise their Series-A.

Additionally, the Venture Studio will feature guest lectures by top founders and venture capitalists, project mentorship by leading innovators and investors, special joint events with OneEleven community members, and networking opportunities with OneEleven and Schulich Startups community recruiting for new talent.

“The work these students will be doing will support the next phase of growth for a generation of young companies on the rise and the benefits will be felt within the Canadian innovation ecosystem for years and decades to follow. I can’t wait to get into the classroom environment and work with these leaders of the future!” – Matthew Lombardi.

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Mentorship Program

The Tech MBA program offers a valuable mentorship component that is focused on technology, aimed at helping students to establish connections with experienced executives, gain industry insights, and advance their careers. The mentors will be carefully selected and matched with Tech MBA students right from the beginning of the program. By participating in the mentorship program, students will have the opportunity to cultivate a strong network of industry contacts and learn from the successful experiences of accomplished technology business leaders.

Build Your Personalized Grad Student Experience

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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Requirement Checklist

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 relevant post-degree, full-time work experience required. Experience in tech-enabled roles or within the tech industry is an asset

Completion of the online application which requires:

An up-to-date resume

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 Round 1* Round 2 Round 3**
September 2024 September 20, 2023 January 3, 2024


February 13, 2024

April 17, 2024

* 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.

Tech MBA Program Fees

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

Fees below are based on the Summer 2023-2024 fee framework, and are subject to change.

Student Status Full-Time Tuition per Term/Semester*
Charged in Fall, Winter, and Summer.
Domestic Students
Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant, Permanent Resident
Estimated Program Total (Domestic)**­­ $84,750
International Students
Visa/Study Permit
Estimated Program Total (International)*** $129,500

*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:

** 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.

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.

In term 3, 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.

Term 4 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.

Students are eligible for graduation upon their successful completion of 49.5 credits.

Program Requirements
Term 1 (Fall) (15 credits)
  • SB/SUST 5100 3.0: Ethics and Technology
  • SB/OMIS 5100 3.0: Emerging Technologies and the Changing Landscape of Business
  • SB/ECON 5110 3.0: Digital Economics
  • SB/MKTG 5100 3.0: Unlocking Value for Customers Through Technology and Digital Transformation
  • SB/MGMT 5190 1.5: Professional Development Hive – Part 1
  • SB/MGMT 5110 1.5: Technology Firms and the Global Environment
Term 2 (Winter) (13.5 credits)
  • SB/ACTG 5201 3.0: Financial Reporting and Control in Technology Firms
  • SB/FINE 5201 3.0: Finance in the Digital Age
  • SB/OMIS 5201 3.0: Digitizing Supply Chain Operations
  • SB/ORGS 5201 3.0: Leading and Managing Digital Transformations
  • SB/MGMT 5290 1.5: Professional Development Hive – Part 2
Term 3 (Summer) (12 credits)
  • SB/MBAN 6200 3.0: Realizing Value from AI and Analytics in Organizations
  • SB Elective 2 (hyflex)
  • SB/MGMT 6110 6.0: Venture Studio: The Acceleration Mission (Integrated Field Study) [Startup Studio/ Product Studio]
Term 4 (Fall) (9 credits)
  • SB/SGMT 6010 3.0: Strategic Management in the Digital Era (hyflex)
  • SB/MGMT 5300 6.0: Mandatory Experiential Learning

Murat Kristal

Program Director, MBA in Technology Leadership
Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems
Special Advisor, AI & Business Analytics

Dr. Murat Kristal completed his doctoral degree (PhD) in Operations, Technology and Innovation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a research focus on supply chain and operations management, Dr. Kristal has completed projects in resource allocation in manufacturing, the impact of competition on supply chain, and the development of mass customization capabilities through organizational learning and knowledge management. Channeling his passion for analytics and artificial intelligence, he pioneered the first analytics programs of its kind in Canada. His expertise in innovation, ideation and research is evident through his distinct ability to connect business problems with analytical and AI solutions. He is the founding Program Director of both the Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) and the Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence (MMAI) programs at the Schulich School of Business. He is an Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems.

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