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Schulich School of Business – York University

Schulich Part-Time MBA Program Structure

The Schulich part-time MBA works around your schedule. 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.

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 part-time MBA class is approximately 67 percent male and 33 percent female; about half were international students. The average student age was 29 years old, and they entered the program with four years’ professional experience. The GMAT range was 600-780; while the average GPA was between 3.3 and 4.0.

Career Statistics

Eighty-nine percent of the Class of 2017 accepted job offers within three months of graduation. The average starting salary for 2017 graduates was $91,500 CAD, with an average signing bonus of $16,250 CAD. Students accepted jobs in almost equal numbers in the financial services and technology industries—21 and 20 percent, respectively. Retail followed at 13 percent, with consulting at nine percent and real estate claiming eight percent of graduates.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The Schulich part-time MBA may be completed in as few as eight academic terms, though the average time to completion for the part-time MBA is 10 academic terms. Tuition per term in 2018-19 is $8,020 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 Procedures

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.

To apply, you must complete and submit the online application, along with a non-refundable application fee of $150.00 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.