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Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1952Established Year
McMaster UniversityParent College

Master of Business Administration [M.B.A]

 28 months
 full time
 co op & on campus

Field of Study

$ 34,687 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers an MBA for a duration of 28 months, including 1 year of paid work experience. 
  • It is an on-campus, co-op program offered on a full-time basis.
  • MBA program helps the students in gaining valuable hands-on business experience, working through case studies and group projects with real organizations.
  • The university offers different MBA programs such as:
    • Full-time MBA – 20 months (less than 7 years of work experience)
    • Full-time MBA (with co-op) – 28 months (less than 4 years of work experience)
    • Accelerated MBA – 8 months to 2 years (1 year of work experience)
    • Blended Learning (Part-time) - 36 months (4 to 8 years of work experience)
    • Executive MBA – 14 months (more than 10 years of work experience)
  • This program is a carefully blended combination of practical and theoretical business education that emphasizes learning business fundamentals and developing practical skills. 
  • Students with the co-op program must have work experience between 1-3 years and almost 97% of students get employed after 6 months of their graduation completion.
  • The Major components of the full-time MBA program are:
    • Finance
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Health Services Management
    • Management of Innovation and New Technology
  • University provides integrating classroom education with up to 1 year of paid work experience (3 work terms) in which students will gain valuable experience and building a professional network.
  • Students have to complete a final project in the 1st year and have to choose their specialization course in 2nd year.
  • The scholarship is provided to the students in the range from 750 USD to 7,500 USD and can also apply for some additional scholarships like Entrance Scholarship and In-Course Scholarships.
  • Students admitted to the co-op option can apply at a local high tech company for work up to 8 months and get an average annual salary of 35,250 USD over 3 co-op work terms.
  • MBA Program is accredited by AACSB and ranks 2nd according to QS Ranking in Canada.
  • DeGroote School of Business is an innovative business school that focuses on interdisciplinary thinking and evidence-based management and help students to excel in a fast-paced world.
  • Job opportunities after MBA are Relationship Manager, Marketing Manager, etc and the average salary goes up to 73,800 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration28 months
Fees$ 69,768 for 28 months
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 31)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Url
Average Salary (USD)$73800

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Qualification:

  • Students must have a bachelor's degree in a related field from a recognized university.
  • The related fields include a UG degree in Marketing, Finance, Arts, Science, Government, Education, Manufacturing.
  • Students required a competitive GPA in the final 2 years of the undergraduate degree.
  • Students required B average (73-76%, or 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale) in the final 2 years to be competitive.

Work Experience:

  • Students required a minimum of 1 year of continuous work experience.
  • Students with up to 5 years of continuous work experience are encouraged to apply for the co-op program.


Students without related academic experience or work experience students are also encouraged to apply, given they have to complete a 3-year UG degree from a recognized institution and required a minimum GPA in the final 2 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 MBA and MBA with Co-op programs with a score of 600 and a GRE score (minimum 300) is recommended to submit the scores 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.
  • KIRA online video interview: Kira is an online interviewing platform. With text and video questions as an interview format that students complete at home, online, on their own time, this platform allows institutions to remotely interview potential students.

Application Deadline

Mar 31

Scores Required

100 / 120

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72 / 90

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600 / 800

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309 / 340

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$34687$34687
Other fees$197$197
Total fees$34884$34884

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food (on-campus)$ 9,195
Housing (off-campus)$ 4,860

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
(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
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 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
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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

Following are the Job opportunities in the MBA program are:

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

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