Applying to the MBA

You are about to make the right decision. The Desautels Faculty of Management MBA is designed for high-achieving, ambitious students interested in making a real change in their careers. McGill seeks talented applicants with strong academics, leadership skills and managerial potential.

Admissions criteria and decisions are based on the following components:

  • An undergraduate degree and any further academic qualifications.
  • Completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  
  • In addition, applicants who completed their undergrad degree in a university where the language of instruction was not in English are required to complete the TOEFL or IELTS. 
  • A minimum of two years of relevant full time work experience after completion of their undergraduate degree.
  • The admissions committee will also carefully review your essays, extracurricular interests and letters of reference.

Only qualified applicants will be called for an interview with a member of the admission team.

If you have any questions on the requirements above, please feel free to email mba.mgmt [at]

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