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Schulich School of Business , York University

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  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    16 months
  • Avg. GMATAverage GMAT score for the program.
  • Fee (USD)Cost of tuition fees for full program

Part Time Overview

The Schulich Part-Time MBA will equip you with the specialized knowledge and leadership skills you need to gain a competitive advantage. Identical to the Full-Time MBA program in terms of core course content and delivery, the differentiating factor between the two is the course load. 

You’ll hone your skills in your field of interest through the school’s extensive selection of 18 areas of specialization in management functions, industry sectors and special business issues. 

Flexible study options allow you to switch between full- and part-time enrolment, take classes uptown at the Keele campus or at the school’s satellite campus in downtown Toronto. Otherwise, you can accelerate your MBA and complete the program in as little as eight months with advanced standing.

The Part-Time MBA has both a September and January intake, and can be completed in anywhere from 16-40 months, depending on what prior business studies you have undertaken. 

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.

So, 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 with the knowledge and network to succeed. 

In addition, according to Forbes’ ‘The Best Business Schools’ 2017 ranking, Schulich had the highest 5-Year MBA Gain and the best ‘Years to Payback’ among its one-year and two-year MBA programs in Canada. 

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for international students are $10,243 CAD per term.  

Part-time students are eligible to receive entrance funding up to $10,000 CAD based on a combination of financial need and academic merit. A limited number of continuing student scholarships and awards are also available to part-time students. 

Entry requirements and admissions process

To apply to Schulich’s Part-Time MBA program, you will need to have:

  • 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 three-year degrees may be considered for admission with one year of work experience beyond the required minimum
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 
  • Minimum two years of relevant post-degree, full-time work experience or life experience (or three years with a three-year degree)

You will then need to complete the online application as well as submit the following: 

  • Essays (two written, one timed written, two videos)
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Two references
  • Proof of English language proficiency if your previous studies were not completed in English
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions*
  • Unofficial copies of GMAT or GRE scores*

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

Program Highlights

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long is the Schulich part-time MBA program?
Schulich offers two options for part study. The program can be completed as Part-Time or Accelerated Part-Time. The Part-Time program can be completed in as little as 40 months (10 consecutive terms). The average is 48 months (taking 2 summers off). The Accelerated Part-Time program can be completed in 20 months (5 consecutive terms).
2. What is Schulich’s Accelerated MBA program and who qualifies?
Students in the Accelerated program are granted advanced standing for all core courses in the curriculum. This shortens the program by half allowing students to graduate faster. Tuition fees are also reduced by half in this program. There is NO application required for the accelerated program. Qualification is automatically granted upon the review of an applicants file. To qualify for this program an MBA candidate must possess either an honors BBA or BCom degree from select Canadian universities that have a program structure similar to the Schulich BBA or iBBA program. The degree must have been awarded no more than 10 years ago. Those who have completed the CA designation are also eligible. A minimum GPA average of a B (75%) in the last two years of study and at least two years of full-time work experience after graduation are additional requirements.
3. Can students switch from part-time to full-time or vice versa?
Yes. Recently admitted students who wish to switch their study option before the start of classes must provide a written request to the Graduate Admissions office. Written notice must be received before the term begins. Students that have started their studies may switch study streams before the start of the next term by contacting the Student Services office.
4. What is considered acceptable work experience
At least two years of full-time work or life experience after graduating with a bachelor degree is required. While previous management experience is not required, it is helpful if you can demonstrate leadership, initiative and growth in your role. Non-traditional paths such as owning your own business, assistantship or other lab work completed during a PhD, volunteer work and military service can also be considered. Generally, co-op, summer or other internship experience does not satisfy the work requirement. However, applications are reviewed on an individual basis and, co-op or internships may be considered if the experience is outstanding.
5. Can I speak to someone about my application?
Yes. We are here to help. Please contact us our team at [email protected] or at 416.736.5060. We would be more than happy to set up an appointment to discuss your profile and your application.