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Regarded as one among the top ten business schools in Canada, Desautels Faculty of Management has about 3,251 students on its rolls currently. The school offers admissions into 12 academic programs including the undergraduate B. Com programs and 4 executive development programs. The typical acceptance rate for the MBA program at Desautels Faculty of Management is 30 – 35% approximately
|Application Portal||Online portal|
|Application Fee||UG- 114.37 CAD|
Graduate- 117.35 CAD
|Acceptance rate||30 – 35%|
|International student enrollment||50%|
|MBA Acceptance Rate||30-35%|
|Mode of Payment||Master-Card/ American Express/Visa|
|Financial Aid||Merit-based Scholarships and Awards|
Desautels Faculty of Management has different deadlines for different programs. In case a deadline falls on a weekend/ holiday, the effective deadline will be the next working day. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are advised to complete the application process early as the seats may get filled-up even before the final application deadline.
The table below shows the admission deadlines for the Desautels Faculty of Management Undergraduate Application Deadlines:
|Application for Admission||January 15|
|Supporting Documents Submission||March 15|
|Entrance Scholarship Application||January 21|
Graduate Application Deadlines: The international application deadlines for each Graduate program is different. Students are suggested to complete their applications during the early rounds so that they can apply for a study permit and visa on time to travel to Canada.
|Round 1||November 1||October 31||October 15|
|Round 2||January 15||December 15||January 15|
|Round 3||March 15||February 15||February 1|
PhD Application Deadlines: The PhD applications are accepted only for the Fall semester. The application deadline is January 15.
With 50% of students from outside Canada, the Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes international applicants from several countries into its 12 academic programs. International students must complete the admission application in time to be eligible for admissions.
Application Portal: Online
Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee needs to be paid by the student.
The language of instruction at Desautels Faculty of Management is English. International candidates are required to demonstrate a specific standard of proficiency in the English language for being considered for admission.
The English language score requirement might differ on a case-to-case basis depending on the country the student is from. There are a number of countries that do not require the student to provide the proficiency scores in English. Therefore, international students must visit the website to find the details regarding the same.
The minimum acceptable scores of tests recognized by the school are:
|Test||Minimum required score|
|CAE||Grade B||Grade B|
|CPE||Grade C||Grade C|
International applicants need to apply for a student visa to study in Canada. They can apply for a visa at the nearest Canadian Embassy as soon as they are accepted into their program of choice at Desautels Faculty of Management.
International students who intend to study in Canada at Desautels Faculty of Management need to apply for a study permit and a student visa from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The process of getting a study permit can be completed only after the applicant has received an admission letter from the college.
The documents required for a study permit include:
Once the student receives the study permit, they need to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to enter Canada. This valid visa is issued automatically once the student receives the study permit.
There are other country-specific requirements for a study permit and a valid visa to enter Canada. Students can contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Embassy in their home country for the specific details.
Desautels Faculty of Management offers the highly competitive undergraduate degree program B. Com to eligible candidates. The program is packaged with a range of Majors and Concentrations to choose from. Students can also opt to pursue an Honors program. Here, we discuss the undergraduate program admissions at Desautels.
Where to Apply: Online Application portal
Application Fee: $114.37
Admission Requirement in some other South-Asian Countries:
|India:||The minimum overall average of 60% in each academic year, having studied and scored a minimum of 60% in Mathematics or Business Mathematics in Class 11 and 12. Please note that due to the competitive nature of admissions, scoring minimum academic grades do not guarantee admissions.|
|China:||The minimum average score of 85% in each academic year having studies Mathematics Grade 3 level. Applicants should have qualified the Huikao exams.|
|Hong Kong:||Applicants should have studied four core subjects including Mathematics Grade 4 or higher and two/ three elective subjects from either category A or category C. A final grade of 3 or better in each subject is the minimum requirement.|
Desautels Faculty of Management conducts several popular MBA programs apart for some other innovative and specialized programs including a Joint Program and a Professional Part-time MBA. Here, in this section, we discuss the specific requirements of graduate degrees at Desautels.
Application – Online
Application Fee – 117.35 CAD
The table below shows the program-specific requirements for a few programs offered at the Desautels Faculty of Management:
|Requirements||Master of Business Administration(MBA)||Master of Management in Analytics(MMA)||Master of Management in Finance(MMF)|
|Essay||3 essay questions||2 essay questions||2 essay questions|
|Min. Work Experience||2 years||-||-|
|Interview||By invitation||By invitation||By invitation|
An interesting fact about McGill’s application is that applicants are allowed to apply for two programs in one application and both choices are evaluated and decisions conveyed separately to applicants. Candidates need to keep a valid credit card handy to make the application fee payment. Upon successful submission of application, candidates will receive an email acknowledgment within 48-hours along with login information to the school’s Minerva account. Applicants can upload the supporting documents and view their application status through this online system. Please note that it is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check application status and ensure completion of the application.