McGill University – Desautels Faculty of Management

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McGill University – Desautels Faculty of Management

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McGill University – Desautels Faculty of Management
The MBA program at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management ranks as one of the world's most recognized, international and dynamic degree programs. It is offered at Canada's leading university, in the remarkable cosmopolitan city of Montreal. Cutting-edge education is what we at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management have long been committed to. But we don’t just stop there. In fact, we like to bring that cutting-edge innovation onto the international stage. We strive to develop worldly leaders with integrity who can manage across disciplines in order to lead anywhere in the world. Taking advantage of McGill University’s great international reputation, our students learn from classmates and top professors from across the globe, capitalizing on a rigorous academic education integrated with the real world of business.

The MBA program at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management ranks as one of the world's most recognized, international and dynamic degree programs. It is offered at Canada's leading university, in the remarkable cosmopolitan city of Montreal.

At McGill, we develop responsible leaders with a global perspective on business who have the ability to practice an innovative and holistic approach to problem solving. Our one-of-a-kind integrated and cross-disciplinary curriculum gives students a comprehensive understanding of business, while providing them with specialized skills to become experts in their field of choice. Graduates benefit immensely from McGill's worldwide network of highly successful alumni and its reputation with recruiters in virtually every sector and country, and are fully prepared to assume roles as leaders and managers in today's global business environment.

The MBA Program at McGill is enhanced by a unique combination of practical experience provided by leading industry experts from around the world, and innovative research from our celebrated professors. A highly international faculty and student body in one of Canada's most international city offers students a true global experience. Students travel with their classmates on a 10-day International Study Trip visiting a top business center to get some international business experience. Getting hands-on experience is important to McGill students, and most participate in an internship working in a company. Others opt for a specialized practicum where they develop their business plan or do a specialized research project with the guidance of a faculty member.


Program Info

Name of School: McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management

Type of Program: Full-Time MBA

Length of Course: 12 to 20 months

Start Date : August

Location: Montreal, Canada

Ranking: #1 in Canada, #48 in the world (Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal, 2018 Global 2 Year MBA Ranking)

Application Deadlines:

1st Round: November 1st

2nd Round: January 15th

3rd Round: March 15th (Final Deadline For International Students)

4th Round: May 1st (Final Deadline For Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents)


Student Body

Number of nationalities: over 80% international students from over 20 countries

Class Size: 65-85

Average Age: 28

Average Work Experience: 5 years

Percentage of female students: 35%

Average GMAT: 660



Minimum years of work experience: 2 years
University degree: Bachelor's degree
GMAT: Required             
English test: Completion of the TOEFL or IELTS, where applicable              
References: Two        
Language fluency: English



Application fees: CAD$114.37
Tuition fees: CAD$89,000  for the entire program (Int'l), CAD$79,500  for the entire program (Domestic) for 2019
Estimate for accommodation/living costs,
Insurance, textbooks:
25,000 CAD per 12-months (approximately)
Scholarships availability:
Scholarships - up to 50% of tuition based on merit to more than 80% of admitted students. 


Full-Time Class Profile

  • Exclusive Cohort of 70-90 students
  • 30 counties represented
  • 60% international students
  • 45% female students
  • Average age is 28
  • Average of 5 years of work experience

Applications for August 2020 entry are being reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • March 15, 2020 - Deadline for international students
  • May 1, 2020 - Deadline for Canadians and permanent residents

Detailed admission requirements 

Apply online

Tuition: 2020 Entering Class

International Students: CAD$ 98,000

Canadians and Permanent Residents CAD$ 81,000

Financial aid is made available through a large number of substantial MBA-specific scholarships and awards. In addition, the Faculty’s exclusive partnership with Desjardins Financial Group allows future students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents access to a line of credit up to $90,000 at the lowest financing rate in the country (prime). International students may apply for non-cosigner loans through Prodigy Financing.

Our MBA Alumni Ambassadors are eager to share their perspectives as McGill MBA and PMBA alumni, and to answer your questions about student life at McGill and in Montreal.

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