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International Master of Business Administration

20 months
52040 CAD/year
35824 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Schulich International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) from York University is a specialized MBA program for Canadian and international students who want to launch a career in international business and stand out from the crowd. 

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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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Round 1: October 29
    • Round 2: January 29*
    • Round 3: March 10
    • Round 4: April 30**

    *International students and those interested in being considered for scholarships are encouraged to apply no later than Round 2.

    **For domestic applicants only. 




70 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52040 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26020 CAD per semester and a duration of 20 months.
  • National

    35824 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17912 CAD per semester and a duration of 20 months.
$7,204 Part time tuition


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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International Master of Business Administration
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