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.


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 60% male and 40% female; all domestic students. The average student age is 30 years old, with four years’ professional experience. The GMAT range was 550-780; while the average GPA was between 3.3 and 4.0.


Graduates join a highly accomplished family of more than 29,000 Schulich alumni in over 90 countries worldwide — men and women who have made a lasting mark in the world of business and have attained the highest levels of personal and professional success. Alumni provide students and graduates with mentorship, career advice and business contacts during their studies and throughout their careers. Students also have access to the School’s International Satellite Centres.

The Schulich Career Development Centre (CDC) offers multiple innovative programs and resources to help students take their career to the next level and facilitate future employment opportunities. Experienced CDC Advisors bring a unique combination of firsthand knowledge and diverse perspectives in a wide variety of businesses and industry sectors. Enjoy exclusive access to job opportunities posted on the Career Development Centre’s website, along with links to other resources to help with employer searches. Students also can take part in a series of workshops, including up-to-date job search techniques, self-assessments, resume and cover letter writing, social media marketing and interview skills.

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 2017-18 is $7,415 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.

Application Deadlines

Part-time study starts in September, January or May. (Note: The Miles S. Nadal Management Centre (downtown location) and part-time weekend option are only available for first year, part-time MBA study starting in September.) The application deadlines for the Schulich Part-Time MBA program are as follows:

Fall (September)

Round Two – February 1, 2018
Round Three – March 15, 2018*
Round Four – April 30, 2018*

* = Deadlines intended for domestic applicants only. Any international applications submitted after the Round Two deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis.