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Business Administration Accelerated, M.B.A.

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Accelerated MBA

If you have already completed a recognized undergraduate business degree within the last 10 years, or are a graduate of McMaster University’s Engineering and Management program, you may be eligible for admission directly into year two. You can earn your MBA degree in as little as 8 months of full-time study.  The Accelerated program may also be taken on a part-time basis (6 units or less per term).  The Accelerated Program is intended for those with at least one year of managerial, professional, or technical work experience.

Length: 8 months full-time or generally not longer than 8-10 terms part-time

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in business, or McMaster’s Engineering and Management program, with a B average in the final two years of study. Applicants who completed their BCom at McMaster may be considered with a B- average
  • Graduated within the last 10 years from a recognized Canadian or American university.
  • Minimum of one year of full-time continuous managerial, professional, or technical work experience.
  • Undergraduate co-op or internship placements (adding up to 12 months of work or more) from a post-secondary institution will also be considered if they are noted on your official transcripts or are confirmed in a letter from your school.
  • GMAT: Not required. Candidates who fail to meet the above criteria or who wish to strengthen their application may wish to write the GMAT.
  • 2 Letters of Reference. Applicants are encouraged to seek one academic and one professional (direct supervisor) reference.

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