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Schulich School of Business

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  • QS Global RankQS Global Rankings
    Position in the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2019
  • GMATRange of average GMAT scores across all MBA programs at the institution
    550-650 - Low
    651-700 - Medium
    701-800 - High
  • DemographyAge range of students across all MBA programs at the institution.
    28-37 Yrs.
  • ScholarshipIndication as to whether the institution provides scholarships for MBA programs.


In today's business environment, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, Canada's Global Business School, is your passport to success. Recognized for its global reach, innovative programs and diverse perspectives on management and leadership, Schulich has built a strong reputation worldwide and is a leader in graduate management education.

The Schulich MBA is a 16 month program that offers an integrated approach to general management fundamentals and combines classroom learning with hands on experience through an eight month strategic consulting project working with real clients, problems and solutions.  The program offers 18 different specializations, year-round study options including full-time, part-time and accelerated, 52 exchange partners in 30 countries, internship opportunities, and short term study tours that allow you to customize your studies to your personal and professional interests.

At Schulich you will learn to manage complexity, ambiguity and change as you examine business issues in a global environment. You will gain an international perspective, strong management education and a diverse skill set that will accelerate your career and open doors both in Canada and abroad.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the most important component of the application process?
There is no particular weighting assigned to any of the components in the application. As such, a holistic approach is taken during the review process. The components of the application that are assessed include your transcript, GMAT score, essays, and recommendations. The admissions team looks for strengths in the overall profile.
2. Is it better to do a MBA or a specialized Master’s?
The choice of degree is dependent upon each individual. The MBA is a two-year program that provides a broad overview of all areas in business. It is designed for those who are looking to gain general management skills with the option to specialize in a variety of sectors or functional areas. The specialized one-year Master’s programs is slightly more technical and ideal for individuals committed to working within a specific industry or function. The specialized degrees position students for professional entry level roles.
3. What is the benefit of submitting an application for the early deadline?
Submitting your application for the early deadline means you will receive an earlier decision. This will give you a greater amount of time to plan for arrangements (accommodations, financing, etc.) required for your Master’s. The early deadline also ensures that you will be considered for the scholarships and bursaries Schulich offers.
4. Do you have to have prior work experience or a business background?
The MBA and International MBA require a minimum of two years of post-graduate work experience prior to the start of the program. While it may be helpful, the one-year Master’s programs do not require applicants to have any prior work experience. Students can start in these programs immediately after completing their undergraduate degrees. An undergraduate degree in business is not required for admissions consideration. A number of our successful candidates come from non-business backgrounds. However it should be noted that those interested in the Master of Finance or the Master of Science in Business Analytics, should have strong quantitative backgrounds. Please review the program web pages for additional details.
5. Am I able to speak to someone about my application?
Absolutely! We recognize that the application process can be challenging and highly encourage applicants to connect with a member of our admissions team. We offer personal pre-admissions appointments where applicants receive one-on-one counseling and guidance throughout the admissions process. Please reach out to us at

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