About the Program

Designed for business graduates, the Accelerated program is the opportunity to fast-track your career by providing you advanced standing in your MBA studies.

If you have an undergraduate degree in business from a recognized Canadian or American university within the last 10 years, you can earn your MBA in as little as 8 months. Graduates of McMaster’s Engineering and Management program and Bachelor of Engineering Technology* are also able to take advantage of this option.

You will enter the second year of our MBA, where you can decide on a specialization.


*Applies to Bachelor of Engineering Technology graduates of Automation Systems Engineering Technology (Co-op), Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology (Co-op), and Biotechnology (Co-op) from 2023 and later.

Start Date

Start Date

September 2024
Graduation Cap / Length of Study

Length of Study

Full-Time: 8 months / Part-Time: 20 months
Work Experience

Work Experience

2 years of post-graduate work experience (Graduates from McMaster’s Bachelor of Commerce, Integrated Business and Humanities [IBH], Bachelor of Engineering and Management [BEng Management] or Technology [BTech]* can apply with recommended 1 year of work experience)


$22,600 (Full-Time Tuition) / $26,300 (Part-Time Tuition)
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Joel MacPherson

The knowledge gained from an MBA is priceless and the applications of my knowledge allows me take on any organizational issues and properly solve it using my gained education.

Joel MacPherson, Marketing Specialist, ABB
MBA 2022

Key Stats


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Percentage of graduates employed after six months


A GMAT is not required if the student has a competitive GPA in their final two years (or last 20 courses) of undergraduate study.

Customize Your Program

Specialize in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Health Services Management, Strategic Business Valuation, Marketing, or choose to pursue a General MBA.

Work Experience Wanted

You must have at least two years of managerial, professional, or technical work experience.

Return On Investment

Complete an MBA in as little as 8 months, and ignite your career potential.

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Program Details

We understand pursuing an MBA is an important decision. Please see the answers to some commonly asked questions below. If you have a question outside of those listed, please feel free to ask a question.

I have a business degree from a non-Canadian university.  Would I be eligible for the program?

Students who have graduated with a business degree (example: a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration) from an American university within the last 10 years are eligible to apply. We unfortunately do not accept degrees from countries outside of Canada or the United States.

I graduated from a Canadian or American university, but do not possess a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration degree.  Would I be eligible for the program?

Outside of the BCom or BBA, we are currently approved to accept these other degrees:

  • McMaster University, Bachelor of Engineering Management (EngMgmt)
  • McMaster University, Bachelor of Technology (BTech), from 2023 and later, from one of the following streams
  • McMaster University, Integrated Business and Humanities (IBH)
  • Western University, Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS)
  • Redeemer University, Bachelor of Arts in Marketing

I want to pursue the program on a part-time basis. How are classes delivered and how long will it take? 

If you complete the Accelerated MBA program on a part-time basis it will take approximately two years. Classes are delivered in-person on our campus in Burlington, Ontario. Your course schedule for the week will ultimately depend on what classes you select.

Am I eligible for scholarships or bursaries?

If you are pursuing the Accelerated MBA full-time, you may be eligible for scholarships and bursaries in September. Requirements for scholarships and bursaries vary, so please read the application instructions carefully prior to applying. We also consider full-time Accelerated MBA applicants for entrance scholarships and admission awards at the time of application. Learn more about graduate scholarships.

Scholarships are not available to students who pursue the Accelerated MBA program on a part-time basis.

Are you able to waive the GMAT requirement?

The GMAT is currently not required for admission to the Accelerated MBA program, provided you have a competitive GPA. You can view our GPA requirements here.

If you have not met these GPA requirements, you may want to consider taking the GMAT examination to enhance your profile during the admissions process.

What is my course schedule?

The Accelerated MBA program consists of two mandatory courses and eight electives.

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Admissions to an MBA program is always a holistic process. We consider several factors when determining your fit for the Accelerated MBA program, including your GPA, your work experience to date, your KIRA video interview, your application, and your references.

If you think this program is the right fit for you, we encourage you to join us at one of our events or connect with one of our Accelerated MBA student ambassadors.