• Why choose a Summer Program at Schulich?

    Business Sustainability: A 360° Perspective

    This Toronto-based intensive course introduces the broad and complex notion of sustainability and corporate social responsibility from multiple disciplines and perspectives. The Summer Program combines learning in and out of the classroom and also includes some cultural and sight seeing activities. Students are given the opportunity to gain first hand experience and understanding of a Canada’s business culture, focused around a central academic theme. It is a hands-on modular course which is taught through a variety of professors, guest speakers, and company visits, that focus on real-life application across industries.

Raluca Lacatus, MBA

“I had the pleasure to take part in the short course Schulich offered and it became a course I enjoyed the most. From interacting with people all over the world, making new friends to getting exposed to various industries and gaining valuable takeaways from the world of sustainability – if I had the chance, I would do it all over again!”

Raluca Lacatus, MBA

Program Details


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MBA or graduate level business students that meet the selection criteria for the exchange program. Contact your Exchange Office for more information.

Program Information

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Business Sustainability: A 360° Perspective

Explore issues in sustainability and corporate social responsibility with engaging thought leaders across a variety of disciplines and industries.

2019 Promotional Flyer

Program Fee

  • $700 CAD
  • Included in this fee: welcome lunch, Toronto city tour, day trip to Niagara Falls, Blue Jays baseball game, visit to the CN Tower, farewell dinner, transportation to and from all activities, a two week public transportation pass, all course materials and readings and basic health insurance
  • Tuition is waived for students nominated by a partner school

Course Information:

  • 3.00 Schulich credits
  • 39 contact hours
  • Classes will be held at the Schulich School of Business on York University’s main campus and at the Nadal Management Centre in downtown Toronto
  • Students must attend and participate in all class sessions
  • The program incorporates experiential learning by incorporating site visits into the curriculum. Previous years site visits include:
    • Loblaw grocery store: The largest Canadian food retailer store
    • Sustainalytics:  a company that rates the sustainability of listed companies based on their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) performance
    • Center for Social Innovation: Toronto’s fastest growing co-working space for start-ups and SMEs
  • In addition to course content, the program includes extracurricular excursions to Toronto tourist sights and attractions. Previous years’ programs scheduling include:
    • Toronto City Tour
    • Niagara Falls Tour
    • Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Game
    • Dinner at the CN Tower 360 Restaurant

The schedule for 2019 TBD. An example of  last year’s schedule can be found here: Schulich Summer Program

Program Processes

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Nomination Deadline (for Exchange Coordinators) February 15
Application Deadline February 28
Program Date  June 10 – 21, 2019


Step 1: Nomination

In order to be accepted for the summer program at Schulich, students must be nominated by one of our graduate partner schools. If you attend a non-partner school, please contact us.

Step 2: Application

Nominated students will receive a welcome email and link to an online application. The application requires the following documents:

  • Photo
  • Transcript including Master’s courses
  • Proof of English proficiency if studying in a language other than English
  • Resume or curriculum vitae

Step 3: Acceptance

Once the application has been reviewed, final confirmation will be given to the students (with cc to the coordinator). Students should wait for confirmation before making any plans.

Step 4: Accommodations

Students can choose accommodations to suit their budget whether that is downtown, close to the main campus or on the main campus. For more details please refer to Accommodation Options

Please refer to Living in Toronto for more information.

Step 5: Arrival

Students should arrive a few days prior to the start of the program to allow time to adjust to the time difference and to settle into their accommodation. To help with your arrival, please refer to the Summer Program Arrival Guide.

Step 6: End of the Program

A transcript will be sent to the partner school after completion of the program.

Meet the Team

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For any additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact a member of the International Relations Team