Benefit from the Schulich Advantage. Leverage your BComm, BBA or CA background to fast track your MBA and start in year two.
You may qualify for the Accelerated MBA if you have met the all graduate admissions requirements for the Schulich School of Business and one of the following:
- you have received a BBA or BComm from a Canadian university (within ten years of graduation) and have 2 years post-degree work experience, or
- you are Canadian Chartered Accountant (CA) who has obtained both your undergraduate honours degree and your CA designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants within the last 10 years and
- CAs without undergraduate business degrees who have not taken courses in Marketing, Organizations and/or Operations Management will be required to take Schulich’s core courses in those subjects, replacing the equivalent number of elective credits.
The Accelerated MBA reduces the total required MBA courses from 60.00 credit-hours to 30.00 credit-hours. This is the result of the awarding of advanced standing
for all 5000-level core courses.
|minimum of 8 months over 2 consecutive terms ||minimum of 16 months over 4 consecutive terms|
Depending on your undergraduate degree and work experience, you could be eligible for advanced standing for one or more first year 5100 and 5200-level core courses. Your BBA or BComm may qualify you for advanced standing (exemption) from some or all of your core 5000 level MBA courses, and shorten the length of your program.
Applying for advanced standing is normally done at the time of application to the program through the Admissions Application form. All applications must be submitted one week before the start of Launch Week.
|minimum of 8 months over 2 consecutive terms||minimum of 16 months over 4 consecutive terms|
|average of 12 months over 3 terms||average of 20 months over 5 terms|
|maximum of 24 months over 6 terms (using possibility of taking time off during studies), depending on advanced standing|
Waiver with Replacement
For students with some prior undergraduate business courses but no undergraduate business, degree, it is possible that MBA 1 individual course requirements may be waived and elective courses substituted in their place.
Each applicant's case is considered individually and Waiver with Replacement requests must be made at the time of application to the MBA.
*using possibility of taking time off during studies
|minimum of 16 months over 4 consecutive terms||minimum of 40 months over 10 consecutive terms|
|average of 20 months with summer off||average of 48 months over 12 terms|
|maximum of 24 months over 6 terms* ||maximum of 72 months over 18 terms*|
Explanation of Terms
MBA 1 = the first half of the MBA program
MBA 2 = the second half of the MBA program
3.00 = the code used for courses of one term (12 weeks in length) which are worth 3.00 credit-hours
1.50 = the code used for courses of one half-term (6 weeks in length) which are worth 1.50 credit-hours