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Schulich School of Business – York University


Global, innovative and diverse, the Schulich School of Business is rated among the world’s leading business schools. Students can earn a number of graduate degrees: MBA, Executive MBA, International MBA, Master of Accounting (MAcc), Master of Finance (MF), Master of Business Analytics (MBAN), Master of Management (MMgt), Master of Marketing (MMKG), Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI), MBA/JD and Ph.D. Schulich is known as “Canada’s Global Business School,” and is ranked among the world’s leading business schools by a number of global surveys.

School Rankings

• Forbes: 8 (International)
• The Economist: 66


Primarily located at the Seymour Schulich Building on the Keele Campus in Toronto, the Schulich School of Business also maintains an Executive Education Centre in Toronto’s Financial District in downtown Toronto and a satellite campus in Hyderabad, India. The school operates representative offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China; Mumbai, India; and Seoul, South Korea.

The primary location in Toronto, one of the world’s great multicultural cities, gives students access to head offices of many organizations, and has allowed the school to build ties with the corporate community. In fact, a recent QS study ranked Toronto as the most desirable city in the world for students.

York University’s Keele Campus and Schulich’s Downtown Campus are served by a number of public transit organizations, and on-site or adjacent parking area is available.


The Seymour Schulich Building opened in August 2003. The building was jointly designed by Siamak Hariri and Robbie/Young & Wright Architects, and was awarded the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture in 2006. The Seymour Schulich Building and its Executive Learning Centre houses the Peter F. Bronfman Business Library, Executive Dining Room, Robert R. McEwen Auditorium, Tuchner’s Eatery (restaurant/bar), Marketplace Café featuring Starbucks, a multi-story hotel, as well as a myriad of classrooms and breakout rooms.

The Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building, designed by Baird Samspon Neuert, opened in early 2019. The 67,000 square foot building earned the LEED Gold certification via its Thermally Active Building Systems. The environmentally-friendly architecture features a glass solar chimney, 27 meters high, that provides natural ventilation for the entire building. It also features a three-story atrium, class and seminar rooms, and additional lounges.

Management and graduate programs are held in downtown Toronto at the Miles S. Nadal Management Centre, located in the Ernst & Young Tower of the TD Centre.


More than 60 percent of the Schulich faculty is international, coming from close to 30 countries and speaking in excess of 35 languages. As leaders in their respective fields, the faculty’s research enjoys widespread interest not only in the academic community but with the public at large. Schulich faculty continuously launch successful partnerships with industry that provide not only financial support for faculty research, but an important training ground for many of doctoral students as well. Schulich research is increasingly published in top-tier journals, has led to important public-policy implications, and continues to receive extensive media attention.

Student Body

Schulich typically enrolls about 150 students in its full-time MBA program, about 100 yearly in the part-time program, and 45 EMBA students.

MBA Degree Offerings

The Schulich MBA includes the choice of 18 different areas of specialization, classes at two Toronto campuses, multiple start dates, and scheduling options, including the ability to switch between full-time and part-time study. The 16-month program offers an integrated approach to general management fundamentals and combines classroom learning with hands-on experience through a six-month strategic-consulting project working with real clients, problems and solutions. The MBA balances qualitative and quantitative skills and offers study abroad opportunities.

Schulich pioneered Canada’s first International MBA (IMBA), as well as North America’s first ever cross-border executive MBA degree, the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA.

The International MBA (IMBA) is available for a global career. Open to applicants from Canada and abroad, this 20-month full-time program includes MBA core courses; special international business courses; language development; and international work terms. IMBAs can specialize in 18 specializations such as finance, marketing entrepreneurship and consulting. IMBA students also complete an internationally focused strategic consulting project.

The Schulich MBA is ranked 2nd in the world by Corporate Knights and first overall in Canada by The Economist, Forbes, CNN Expansion, America Economia and The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA is ranked fifth in the world by The Economist and first overall in Canada by the Financial Times of London and The Economist.


MBA Specialization in Entrepreneurial Studies

The Schulich Entrepreneurial Studies program is an experiential MBA specialization designed for proactive individuals who desire to create, grow or enable ventures for the new economy. It recognizes the increasing importance of growing small and medium-sized enterprises as the primary job creators and important sources of innovation in national economies. The curriculum is focused on founding, financing and growing ventures – including social, corporate, family, international or domestic enterprises.

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