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Let us help you navigate the admissions process. If you don’t see what you’re looking for contact us. Remember, we’re here to support you in your MBA journey.

Admissions Criteria

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

Successful candidates include new graduates with strong extracurricular and community engagement. Individuals with up to five years of continuous work experience are encouraged to apply. Selected Co-op applicants will be invited to an admission interview.

Are you applying to the Accelerated MBA program?

GMAT waivers are granted for the Accelerated MBA based on your academic and professional profile.

Have Questions?

Even after reviewing the above admissions criteria, you might still have some questions about our admissions process. We’ve done our best to capture as many of those questions as possible and if you don’t see an answer you’re looking for, feel free to contact us at mbainfo@mcmaster.ca.

*MCAT will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

ARE YOU AN INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT? YOU'LL ALSO NEED:

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

Commonly Asked Admissions Questions

Still have questions about our admissions process? We’ve done our best to capture as many of those questions as possible. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, feel free to ask us a question.

Application Key Dates and Deadlines

MBA & MBA WITH CO-OP

Domestic Applicant
Round 1: October 15, 2020
Round 2: January 15, 2021
Round 3: March 31, 2021
Round 4: June 1, 2021
International Applicant
Round 1: October 15, 2020
Round 2: January 15, 2021
Round 3: March 31, 2021

MBA and MBA with Co-op applicants will receive decisions by the following dates:

  • Dec 15, 2020 (Round 1 applicants)
  • Mar 15, 2021 (Round 2 applicants)
  • May 31, 2021 (Round 3 applicants)
  • Jul 15, 2021 (Round 4 applicants)

Accelerated MBA applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.

ACCELERATED MBA

Jan 2021: October 30, 2020
Sep 2021: June 1, 2021
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FIRST STEP

When you’re ready to start your application, submit our Get Started form. We’ll contact you to discuss your options.

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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!