Admission requirements

The online application opens September 15, 2017 for Fall 2018 entry. Admission decisions are usually rendered within four to six weeks after a submitted application is complete (all supporting documents received). 


First round


1 November 2017

Second round


15 January 2018

Third round


15 March 2018


Fourth round


1 May 2018


Applicants are advised to submit their completed application as early as possible because the class may be filled prior to the final application deadline. 

Application fee

non-refundable fee (in Canadian funds) must accompany each application, otherwise it cannot be submitted. This sum must be paid by credit card and is non-refundable when submitting the application. 

Two letters of referenceLetters of reference

As part of the admission process, candidates must provide two professional letters of reference directly from individuals who have been directly responsible for evaluating their work performance and potential.  On the application form you must provide the names and email addresses of two individuals who have been directly responsible for evaluating your academic and/or managerial performance and potential.  McGill will automatically contact these referees and invite them to upload references using this recommendation form on your behalf.   


Two official transcripts of marks from all universities attended are required.  Uploaded copies will be considered as unofficial; final, official copies will be required once you are offered admission.  McGill transcripts need not be uploaded. 


GMAT -or- GREGraduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

All applicants must complete the GMAT exam or the GRE exam. There are no exemptions to this rule. When registering for the test please ensure that you request the results be sent directly to McGill University, GMAT Institution Code: 58 H-MN-97; GRE Institution Code: 0935. McGill will then receive the results electronically, directly from the testing agency. 

For complete GMAT details click here. For complete GRE details click here. To help you with your preparation, we are now offering free online GMAT practice test, in collaboration with Admit       Master, North America's premier Test preparation & Admissions Consulting company.



English Proficiency Tests:  TOEFL and IELTS 

For candidates whose mother tongue is not English and who have not completed their degree in an English speaking country, the TOEFL or IELTS is required.  For those who have completed a degree in an university where the language of instruction is English, but not an English-speaking country please check with the admissions office.

Note: The McGill ETS Institution code is: 0935, Department code 02

For registration materials, TOEFL Bulletin and TOEFL information, please click here.


After a preliminary review of their file, strong candidates will be invited for an interview. This interview is primarily conducted by Skype for international and non-Montreal students, and in-person for local students.  We would like to highlight the importance of the interview as it is not only for the admissions committee to better understand your background and experiences, but also an important opportunity for you to ask key questions and ensure that the Desautels Professional MBA at McGill is the right program for you.

Admitted candidates

Following the interview your file will be presented and evaluated by the MBA Admission Committee.  The Admission Committee will render a final decision within two weeks of the date of the interview.  Candidates will first be informed of their acceptance by email followed by an official acceptance package.  The accepted candidate will have a predetermined amount of time to accept the offer and secure a spot in the MBA program.  In order to accept the offer the accepted candidate will log onto uApply and pay a non-refundable deposit of $5,000. Once the payment is complete, the participation to the program becomes official.  For any questions please contact antoinette.molino [at] (subject: PMBA%20-%20Admission%20query) (Antoinette Molino), Associate Director, MBA Admissions. 

Deferred admission

A deferral of admission for one year may be considered in exceptional cases upon evidence of extenuating circumstances. A written request should be submitted to antoinette.molino [at] (subject: PMBA%20-%20Deferred%20admission%20query) (Antoinette Molino), Associate Director, MBA Admissions. If approved, students wishing to defer their admission will be required to submit a non-refundable confirmation deposit in order to secure a place for the following year.