To be eligible for consideration, each applicant to a graduate management degree or program must meet the general admission criteria outlined below. In addition to the general admission criteria, applicants to the IMBA program must also:
- Submit an essay stating their reasons for applying to the IMBA program (part of the online application form)
- Demonstrate language fluency - Admission to the IMBA is conditional upon completing an oral proficiency Interview (OPI). Students must achieve at least an intermediate-high level of verbal fluency in their language of specialization. Throughout the course of their program, students will build their fluency to an advanced level. Languages supported in the IMBA program include: French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish and English as a second language (for students from abroad). Unsupported languages may be considered. Examples include: Cantonese, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian and Tagalog.
- Declare a regional specialization - In addition to studying the North American market, IMBA students specialize in one of the world’s other major business markets: Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America or South and Southeast Asia (Note: The student may change regions up until the end of Term 1. Permission is required from the IMBA Program Director.)
- An undergraduate degree from a recognized university with at least a B average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work.
1. Each year the School will consider applications from a small number of mature students who do not possess an undergraduate degree. To be considered, an applicant in this group must have at least eight years of high quality management experience and must have demonstrated a strong upward progression in his or her career. Additional information regarding the non-baccalaureate category may be obtained by writing or calling the Division of Student Services and International Relations (416) 736-5060 and requesting an appointment with the Admissions Officer.
2. Candidates who have studied at an accredited degree granting institution in India, Nepal, Pakistan or Bangladesh must present the academic requirement(s) listed in one of the categories below:
a) Both a Bachelor's and Master's degree (First Class Standing);
b) Bachelor of Engineering degree (First Class Standing)
One full set of official transcripts must be sent directly from each university attended to the Schulich School of Business.
- An acceptable score on all four measurements of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
- Two years of relevant full-time work experience post degree. Two years of relevant work experience following graduation required from applicants with a three year undergraduate degree.
- Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of English proficiency, with the exception of those who have studied for at least two years in a University where English is the language of instruction (See English Language Requirements)
- All applicants are expected to be computer proficient and have access to computing equipment that can interface with the Schulich network through a plug-in connection. A good working knowledge of a word processing program and a standard spreadsheet program (e.g. enter data into a spreadsheet; manipulate data using simple functions; print out a formatted report; insert spreadsheet output into a text file)
Each candidate is judged on their own merits with due consideration given to the criteria set out above. The strength of the application is also assessed on other considerations including entrepreneurship, communication skills, creativity and innovation and other factors that may contribute to future success in business, government and the not-for-profit sector.
Applicants must apply on line to the Schulich School of Business. Official documents and supporting documentation should be sent to Graduate Admissions, Room W263B to the address below.
- A completed application form (including Supplementary Admissions Data)
- Two letters of recommendation
- A personal resume
- Official GMAT score (550 - 790)
- Supporting documentation, including official transcripts of previous academic work sent directly from the institution attended previously
- A non-refundable application fee of $150.00 US is required when applying on line. Go here to apply on line.
Eligible applicants are sent an offer of admission. Once this offer has been received, applicants must confirm their intent to attend the Schulich School in a letter sent to Graduate Admissions, Schulich School of Business and make a non-refundable deposit. The deposit will be applied towards the applicant's academic fees in their first MBA term.
Confirmation of Acceptance
An offer of admission must be confirmed in writing within 30 days. Failure to do so will result in a withdrawal of the offer of admission. For all full-time students, a deposit of $2,500 CDN ($1,500 CDN for those applying to part-time) is required with the confirmation form. This deposit will be credited towards the student's first term tuition fees but is not refundable should the student decide not to register in our program.