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Executive Master of Business Administration [E.M.B.A] (Digital Transformation)

 14 months
 full time

Offered by     DeGroote School of Business

$ 66,750 

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers an EMBA in Digital Transformation for a duration of 14 months.
  • It is an online program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The program begins online every year in July and is built around 4 residencies – 1 per module.
  • Each residency is 12 days long (except for the Silicon Valley residency, which is 8 days), and they take place in October (Module 1), February (Module 2), May (Module 3), and September (Module 4).
  • These 4 Modules consists of various courses:
    • Module 1 – Foundations Courses
    • Module 2 – Entrepreneurship and Marketing Analytics
    • Module 3 – Thinking and Leading Beyond the Bytes
    • Module 4 – Value Disruption in the Digital Age
  • This innovative program is made up of four residential modules, held in Canada and Silicon Valley, California.

  • Students learn from faculty instructors in the classroom and from industry experts on site. These experts include senior executives from corporate partners such as IBM, RoGERS, theScore.

  • In this program, students will study core EMBA topics such as finance, marketing, and strategy, while also learning technical content more often associated with master-level courses in data science and business analytics.

  • Students will take part in a Personal Leadership Effectiveness program, which will provide one-on-one coaching throughout their studies.
  • The module-based, blended-learning format is unique amongst EMBAs and provides the students and their employers with the flexibility necessary to fit their busy schedules.
  • The Executive MBA in Digital Transformation at the DeGroote School of Business is a unique program. It’s the first EMBA in the world in which students focus on learning how to manage digital systems.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 73,800 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration14 months
Fees$ 66,750 for 14 months
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jun 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Offered byDeGroote School of Business
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete a 4-year bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Students must have B grade (73-77%) in the two most recent years of university study.
  • Students have to submit an English proficiency (written and oral) test score.
  • Non-degree students will also get admission if they have a minimum of 12-years of managerial experience.
  • If candidates fall short on work experience or degree requirements, they will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be required to write a GMAT.

Work Experience:

Students must have work experience, including a significant amount in a managerial capacity (7+ years).

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, complete a 3-year UG degree from a recognized institution needs to fulfill extra requirements, such as work experience.

Submission of a GMAT score is mandatory for admission to EMBA and it is recommended to submit a GRE score (minimum 300) for a better chance of admission. 

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Academic or Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.

Application Deadline

Jun 15

Tuition for the EMBA in Digital Transformation 2020-2021 cohort is $89,000 CAD and includes:

  • All course material
  • Accommodation during residency
  • Transportation during residency (to/from hotel, site visits, etc.)
  • Most in-residency meals

Tuition does not include airfare or any other transportation costs to or from residency locations.e.g. flights, busses, train, etc.

Scores Required

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fees$66750


Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #151/ 400

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Forte Fellowship $24,623 Yes N/A
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
QS Leadership Scholarship $10,000 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • Students are required to get a Study Visa to study in Canada.
  • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and is valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canad and to get the SIN, students will need to bring a passport and study visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Valid Passport
    • Official Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

Students need a work-Study visa to work in Canada. Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in 4 situations:

  • on-campus employment
  • co-ops employment
  • working off-campus
  • post-graduation work visa

The McMaster Work Program gives students opportunities to work on campus during the fall/winter terms and over the summer.

  • First-year international students are not eligible for the fall/winter work program but can apply for the summer after their first year and every year beyond.
  • International students with a valid study visa are eligible to participate in McMaster’s work programs.
  • Students can work Part-time at a maximum of 10 hours per week in the fall and winter terms.
  • Students can work Full-time of 35 hours per week and part-time over the summer.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Relationship Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Business Analyst (IT)
  • Sales Manager

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