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Desautels Faculty of Management

International students

Our MBA program prides itself on pairing its global outlook with an international student population. Over half of our MBA students come from abroad. Their experience informs our classroom approach in advancing management education, and this multiculturalism builds a campus culture unique among Canada's MBA programs.

With the range of international clubs and services at McGill and Montreal's own diverse population, international students can rest assured that they will be embraced through the university's worldwide presence and the city's charm.

Learn French

McGill has various French-language instruction options to suit the needs of current and prospective students:

French Language Centre

The French as a Second Language (FRSL) offerings include a variety of credit courses given throughout the year to students in any academic program. A placement test and departmental permission are required as well as mandatory class attendance throughout first two weeks in order to remain in the class.

Learn more about the French Language Centre.

Clubs and activities

McGill's MBA students maintain an active and enriching series of extracurricular activities. Beyond the classroom experience, as a McGill MBA candidate, you will have an incomparable opportunity to meet new people, develop your talents, and learn new skills. You can gain important hands-on experience through our student-run professional consulting groups, or by helping coordinate a major annual business conference organized by McGill MBA students, such as the Desautels Business Conference.

Class profile

Students from diverse cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds find that the Desautels MBA program offers them the challenge they are looking for in graduate business education. Over half of the student body comes from abroad, and so students gain a global perspective from their colleagues.


At the Desautels Faculty of Management, we require research excellence from our professors and doctoral students. We embrace diversity in thinking and welcome creative approaches to tackling stubborn managerial problems. We are known for our interdisciplinary openness and dedication to seeking deep insight.

Our mission is to cement our reputation as a world-leading management faculty, through the rigor and relevance of our research.

MBA Mentoring Program


The MBA Mentoring Program at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University serves to build a strong and vibrant community of professionals engaged with the Faculty in furthering and supporting careers of its MBA graduates. With the support of Career Services, the program allows its students to engage in significant dialogue with mid-high level executives in an effort to lessen the gap between academic learning and favorable shift to the workplace.

MBA Alumni network

MBA Alumni Network

The International MBA Network is an initiative undertaken by the University Advancement office to serve MBA alumni around the world. It operates as a worldwide support network for our MBA graduates, as well as a vibrant and active networking community for professional development.

Career resources

Take your career to the next level.

Each year, more than 100 top firms come to our campus to explore specific career opportunities with our MBA candidates, supported by the job hunting tools supplied by Career Services.

We offer career development and preparation designed to meet the needs of each student through:

Career & Professional Development program