Admissions and Applications

We want to get to know you and help you navigate the admissions process. If you don’t see what you’re looking for and have questions, contact us. Remember, we’re here to help reach your career goals.


Requirements for the MBA, MBA with Co-Op and Accelerated MBA Programs

  • A competitive GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate degree
  • A competitive GMAT score*
  • Two academic or professional references
  • KIRA online video interview
  • Professional resume and cover letter

Are you an international applicant? You’ll need:

  • TOEFL – recommended score of 100 or IELTS – recommended score of 7
  • A minimum of one-year continuous work experience

Successful candidates include new graduates with strong extracurricular and community engagement. Additionally, individuals with up to five years of continuous work experience, are encouraged to apply.

*GRE accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Selected Co-op applicants will be invited to an admission interview.


Requirements for the Blended Learning Part-Time Program

  • A competitive GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate degree
  • A professional resume, with a minimum of 4 years expected
  • Two academic or professional references (past or present employer)

Are you an international applicant? You’ll need:

  • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores for those who have not resided in an English-speaking country for at least four years, or if English was not the primary language of instruction for at least three years of full-time post-secondary education, excluding ESL courses.

A GMAT may be required if applicants do not meet the above criteria.

Please note: Meeting the above requirements, is not a guarantee of admissions into the program.


Application Key Dates and Deadlines

MBA, MBA with Co-Op, AcceleratedBlended Learning Part-Time
  • September 15: Application portal opens
  • March 1: International Applicants
  • June 1: Domestic Applicants
  • September 15: Application portal opens
  • November 1: Round 1 Admissions close
  • January 15, 2019: Round 2 Admissions close

First Step

When you’re ready to start your application, submit our Get Started form. We’ll contact you to discuss your options and send you instructions for beginning your official application.

Get Started

Already spoken to a recruiter? Want to jump in and start your application immediately? Visit the School of Graduate Studies McMaster University Application site.

Let us know if you have any questions about the admissions process. We’re here to help!