Canada’s Best MBAs 2017: McMaster University

Canada‘s Best MBA Programs 2017

The McMaster University MBA

DeGroote School of Busines

Burlington, Ontario

McMaster University MBA Program

#9 on the 2017 CB Reputation Index

The first business school in Canada to offer a co-op stream, McMaster’s DeGroote School of Business has continued to prioritize the program for students seeking practical work experience. Students participate in three four-month co-op periods where they can hone their management skills and gain valuable on-the-job insights. There are opportunities to specialize in streams such as strategic marketing or health services management, and students enrolled in the school’s BizX international exchange program can spend a term studying at various international partner schools. DeGroote recently launched a full-time cohort program, in which students attend classes with a small group Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 to 4:30; a part-time cohort program is set to launch in 2018. Full-time courses start in September.

Classroom experience
New full-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: 197
New part-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: 43
Students’ average GMAT score: 623
Work experience required: 1 year
Gender ratio: 58% male, 42% female
Percentage of international students: 24%
Program duration & cost
Full-time program length: 16 to 28 months
Full-time tuition: $38,000
Part-time program length: 40 months
Part-time tuition: $48,000
Accelerated program length: 8 months
Accelerated tuition: $38,000
Specializations and joint degrees offered:
  • Accounting and financial management services
  •  Finance
  •  Health services management
  • Management of innovation and new technology
  • Strategic business valuation
  • Strategic marketing
  • Supply chain management