The all-new McGill Desautels MBA program has been created with a student-centric approach, which allows the ultimate flexibility in program length and specialization. Addressing issues of sustainability in the core of our new program provides a global perspective which will shape the world’s future leaders. Experiential Learning, Case Studies, Real Business Projects, Sustainable Practices, and more.
The future belongs to those who DARE.
With students from 150 countries, alumni living on every continent, and a reputation for excellence that reaches around the globe, the McGill Desautels MBA has carved out a spot among the world’s greatest MBA degrees. McGill University, ranked 27 by QS World University Rankings for 2022, is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, only steps away from the city’s major landmarks, bustling cultural scene, and business core. Montreal is also in the top 10 student cities in the world and #1 in Canada! You'll be connected to Canadian and international corporate networks, all looking for the next graduate who's ready to transform the way business is done with smarter more sustainable decisions. The McGill MBA will prepare you for it all. Dare to learn differently.
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The Newly Redesigned McGill Desautels MBA Program
One year or two? Choose between our 48-credit and 54-credit programs, keeping in mind that every student begins at the same time and takes the same number of classes. The difference in credits comes down to the time you spend in the internship, not the classroom. The 48-credit program can be completed in 12 months. The 54-credit takes 20, though many students accelerate it to finish in 16.
Every MBA student begins their program at the same time and takes the same number of classes. The only difference between our 48-credit and 54-credit options comes down to the amount of time you spend learning on the job through an internship. Plan to finish 48 credits in 1-year or 54 credits in 2 years, although some students will opt for an accelerated 16-month program to complete 54 credits. Explore the MBA Program Structure more.
*Internship can be completed in any term after the core
1 Base Camp
Our intensive, one-week workshop ensures that everyone begins their MBA with a basic level of quantitative competency.
Align your program with your passion by choosing up to two specializations:
Global Strategy & Leadership
3 Foundational Courses
Interactive lectures and case studies form the basis of foundational courses:
Leadership & Professional Skills
Leading with Empathy
4 Experiential Learning
Bringing learning to life in a real-world setting
10-day international study trip: Improve your global fluency through company visits and networking events in a foreign context.
Exchanges:Gain a new perspective by studying at another top business school overseas.
Internships: Build practical work experience to leverage in your future career.
Practicum: Complete a specialized project under the guidance of an accomplished faculty member.
Take your career to the next level.
Each year, more than 100 top firms come to our campus to explore specific career opportunities with our MBA candidates, supported by the job hunting tools supplied by Career Services. We offer career development and preparation designed to meet the needs of each student through:
Career Advisors and Coaches: Full time career coaches that help you determine a clear sense of strength and a target career path.
Stream Advisors: Externally-focused stream advisors that engage with employers to better understand hiring needs and industry trends.
Professional Development Programming: a comprehensive MBA curriculum comprised of psychometric assessments, skill-building workshops - all reinforced by one-to-one coaching.
Desautels MBA Mentoring Program: engage with senior level business leaders that will help you leverage your MBA experience in the workplace.
Applying to the MBA
You are about to make a decision that will transform you career and educational goals. Our McGill MBA is designed for high-achieving, ambitious students interested in making a real change in their careers. McGill seeks talented applicants with strong academics, leadership skills, and managerial potential.
MBA admissions criteria and decisions are based on the following components:
An undergraduate degree and any further academic qualifications.
Completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
In addition, applicants who completed their undergrad degree in a university where the language of instruction was not in English are required to complete the TOEFL or IELTS.
A minimum of two years of relevant full-time work experience after completion of their undergraduate degree.
The admissions committee will also carefully review your essays, extracurricular interests and letters of reference.
Only qualified applicants will be called for an interview with a member of the admission team. Discover more about our application requirements.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Financial aid is made available through a large number of substantial MBA-specific scholarships and awards. In addition, the Faculty’s exclusive partnership with Desjardins Financial Group allows future students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents access to a line of credit up to $90,000 at the lowest financing rate in the country (prime).
Tuition (CAD): 2021 Entering Class
Tuition waiver for Canadians and Permanent Residents*: ($17,000)
Net tuition for Canadians and Permanent Residents: $82,500
* Students who can prove that they qualify for Canadian or Permanent residency are given a fee waiver at the time of registration. Fees are subject to change each year. Read more about the fees, tuition, expenses and financial aid options.