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DeGroote School of Business – McMaster University


McMaster University was founded in 1887 in Toronto from the estate of Canadian Senator William McMaster, who also was founding president of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Currently, McMaster is one of only four Canadian universities in the top 100 global ranking.

The McMaster MBA program, created in 1962, currently has more than 16,000 alumni around the world. The DeGroote School of Business is AACSB accredited. Furthermore, it provides a range of business education including Honours Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce, MBA and Ph.D programs, executive development, and international exchanges.


The DeGroote School of Business holds its programs at the Ron Joyce Center. The Center is located in Burlington, Ontario and is about 20 minutes away from McMaster’s main campus.

McMaster University is located to the west of Lake Ontario, and span 300 acres. There are many natural attractions nearby, such as the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Waterfront Trail.


The DeGroote School of Business is in the Ron Joyce Centre, which is 90,000 square feet and opened in 2010. The school contains lecture halls, spaces for meeting, and classrooms. There is also a department in the building that provides executive education opportunities to community members. Additionally, the school strives to keep the building environmentally friendly and is currently trying to obtain a gold LEED rating. The university is also home to regional campuses in Waterloo and Niagara; its main campus is in downtown Hamilton.


McMaster University has 1,011 instructional faculty members, with about 80 faculty members at DeGroote. There are eight subject areas that faculty at the School of Business specialize in. These areas include accounting and financial management services, finance and business economics, information systems, and marketing, for instance.

Student Body

A total of 33,147 students from 120 countries currently attend McMaster University. There are also 28,290 undergraduates and 4,857 grad students.

MBA Degree Offerings

DeGroote School of Business offers a 20-month full-time MBA degree, a co-op MBA, an 8-month accelerated MBA, an Executive MBA in Digital Transformation, and a Blended-Learning, hybrid part-time MBA.

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