• Application Deadline
  • 20 months


The International Master of Business Administration at York University is a full-time program for the first year with the option to go part-time in year two.

An IMBA offers all of the benefits of Schulich’s MBA program, with several additional components. IMBA students:

  • Hone your skills in your field of interest through our 18 areas of MBA specializations in management functions, industry sectors and special business issues.
  • complete an international work term between first and second year (work in Canada if you are an international student or abroad if you are a Canadian student);
  • hone their proficiency in another language (we support language training in English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin and Japanese); and
  • are part of a small cohort that completes the first year of the program together, providing students with personal friendships and professional contacts that will last a lifetime.

In the second year of the IMBA program you can customize your studies by choosing and combining from the 18 MBA specializations of Canada’s top-ranked MBA program.

Career Opportunities

IMBA graduates work in Canada and abroad – in over 40 countries – for multinational corporations, ranging from RBC Financial to Sony and Siemens, and multilateral organizations, such as Médecins Sans Frontières, the World Bank and the United Nations, as well as smaller entrepreneurial companies.

Throughout the IMBA program, you will have access to the Career Development Centre (CDC), offering a wealth of innovative programs, resources and individualized mentoring and coaching to help you launch your career. Meet alumni, recruiters and industry leaders at corporate information sessions and other CDC events, and receive online access to the very best career tools available.

Recruiters value the communication, interpersonal and leadership skills that Schulich IMBA graduates possess, and regularly hire Schulich IMBAs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Challenges and Strategic Thinking 
  • Managerial Decisions Analysis 
  • Integrative Management Experiences I 
  • Financial Accounting for International Managers 
  • The Economic Environment of International Business 
  • Introduction to Managerial Finance for International Managers 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Round 1: November 15
    • Round 2: January 15
    • Round 3: March 12
    • Round 4: April 30

    International students - apply no later than Round 2.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 20 months
    • Duration description

      20-28 months

  • Credits
    70 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

An undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum B average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work.

  • Applicants with 3-year degrees may be considered for admission with an additional year of work experience (beyond the minimum required by program)
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Acceptable scores on all measures of the GMAT or GRE
  • To send your scores for these tests to us please use the following codes: GMAT code Z75-X8-46; GRE code 5697

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

  • 2 years of full-time work experience is required.

This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    103800 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 103800 CAD per year and a duration of 20 months.
  • National

    70100 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 70100 CAD per year and a duration of 20 months.

Living costs

  • Toronto, Canada

    1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs
  • Hyderabad, India

    19342 - 25270 INR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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