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Schulich School of Business – York University - Part-Time MBA

Schulich Part-Time MBA Program Structure

The Schulich part-time MBA allows you to maximize learning and career development simultaneously. Complete the program in 10 terms (approximately three years). At the Keele campus, choose evenings (two per week), alternate weekends (Saturday/Sunday) or day classes. The downtown King and Bay campus offers evening classes. The Schulich full-time and part-time MBA are the same great programs (only the schedule differs), enabling you to switch between the two.

Curriculum

Underlying all pedagogy is an emphasis on developing managerial effectiveness. Overall, there is an emphasis on student involvement and participation in the classroom, and on practical managerial application. Many courses involve real-time, real-life, in-company projects of one sort or another.

There is no overall teaching format, as the organization, pedagogy, and style of classes is determined solely by the most effective way to teach a particular course. Many course instructors make extensive use of case studies, while others do not. Other approaches to delivering courses include in-class presentations, role-playing exercises, and visiting speakers and business leaders.  There are also 18 areas of specialization in management functions, industry sectors, and special business issues.

The normal part-time load is 1.5 to 7.5 credit hours of courses per term (typical course load is 6 credit-hours per term). The program length is typically 36 to 40 months with an accelerated part-time plan of 16 to 20 months.

Class Profile

The average Schulich full-time MBA class is approximately 60 percent male and 40 percent female; about half were international students. The average student age was 30-years old, and they entered the program with five years’ professional experience. The GMAT average was 670; while the average GPA was between 3.3 and 4.0.

Career Statistics for Schulich Part-Time MBA

According to the class of 2019 of 89% were hired within the first 3 months of graduation with the average salary being $93,100.  The starting salaries ranged from $48,000 to $240,000 with an average signing bonus of $13,800.  Overall, 155 total companies hired Schulich part-time MBA graduates.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The current Schulich part-time MBA is completed over ten terms, with domestic students paying an estimated $72,350 CAD in tuition cost, and international students paying $106,900 CAD.

The Schulich Financial Aid Department assists students with all issues pertaining to financial aid. Students can visit the office at their convenience or by appointment; assistance also is available in person, via email, by phone, or by mail. Awards, loans, bursaries, and other financial aid options are available to all students.

Admissions

To be eligible for admission consideration, each MBA applicant must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university with at least a B average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work. An official GMAT score is required; a competitive score based on our successful candidates is around 660, and you should have a balanced score (at least 50th percentile) across all four measures of the exam. Two years of relevant full-time work experience post-degree is required.

Schulich undergraduate students that earned a BA degree in the past five years are eligible for GMAT/GRE waivers, as long as they maintained a minimum “B” grade average, or, during the entirety of the Master of Management (MMgt) program.

To apply, you must complete and submit the online application, along with a non-refundable application fee of $150 CAD. Also required are written and video essays, your resume, two letters of recommendation and official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (You may also upload your unofficial transcripts, which the admissions team can review while the official copies are on their way to Schulich).

Non-native English speakers are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic or YELT scores. (Note: In special circumstances, admission to Schulich may be conditional upon taking an intensive English language course).

2020-2021 Schulich Part-Time MBA Deadlines

Entry Round 1 Round 2* Round 3 Round 4**
January 2021 June 5, 2020 July 29, 2020 September 10, 2020 November 6, 2020
September 2021 October 29, 2020 January 29, 2021 March 10, 2021 April 30, 2021

Schulich Part-Time MBA FAQs

How has the university dealt with the current pandemic?

Classes are currently online to keep students and staff safe.

What graduate programs are offered at the Schulich School of Business?

Students may achieve an MBA, MMKG, EMBA, MREI, MMgt, MF, MBAN, MSCM, MAcc, MMAI as well as dual degree options at the school.

What are the 18 specializations offered in the program?

Specializations include Accounting, Business and Sustainability, Entrepreneurial Studies, Financial Risk Management, Global Mining Management, Health Industry Management, Marketing, Organization Studies, Social Sector Management, Arts, Media, and Entertainment Management, Business Consulting, Finance, Financial Services, Global Retail Management, International Business, Operations Management, and Information Systems, Real Estate and Infrastructure, and Strategic Management.

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