About Program Admission Requirements

Global. Innovative. Diverse.

Known as Canada’s Global Business School™, the Schulich School of Business is ranked among the world’s leading business schools by a number of global surveys. Both the Schulich BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and iBBA (International Bachelor of Business Administration) offer the best undergraduate business education that Canada has to offer.

What Makes Schulich Unique?

  • Direct entry from high school into our four-year BBA or iBBA program
  • Small class sizes (25–55 students)
  • Exchange and short-term, study abroad opportunities integrated within your four-year degree
  • Experiential learning opportunities 
  • Undergraduate case competitions program
  • Strong connections with Schulich alumni, and opportunities for mentorship 
  • Dedicated Career Development Centre that offers a winning formula for a successful career

The Schulich Advantage

Schulich will give you an unparalleled academic experience that will broaden your perspective and provide you with the skills to compete and succeed in today’s global marketplace. The School has earned a strong reputation around the world based on its global reach, innovative programs and diverse perspectives.

  • Study among students with proven academic excellence and demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Award-winning faculty and dedicated staff provide a supportive learning environment
  • Earn a business degree with relevance, flexibility, choice and world-class credentials

What You’ll Learn

As a Schulich graduate, you will have the sharp skills and knowledge necessary for success in today’s global marketplace. In both of Schulich's udergrauate programs - the BBA and iBBA - you'll study with the same professors that teach in our highly respected MBA and PhD programs. They'll provide you with a strong foundation in business that goes beyond the traditional areas of commerce and economics.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) offers a cutting-edge program geared towards the shifting needs of our business world, encouraging students to discover creative business solutions that aren’t defined by boundaries. Explore your full suite of interests with electives on topics you’re passionate about. Travel the world on exchange at one of Schulich’s 60 partner schools, or experience international business perspectives from a global faculty, alumni and students right here in Toronto.

The International Bachelor of Administration (iBBA) program is the first of its kind in Canada, offering an innovative, comprehensive and hands-on learning experience. Students develop a foundation in management that is both relevant and responsive to shifting marketplace needs, with an emphasis on cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills. You’ll experience business from multiple perspectives through internationally-focused core courses; regionally-focused electives and language study; and a mandatory exchange term at one of Schulich’s leading business school partners around the world.

Courses You'll Take

  • Business History
  • Marketing Management
  • Ethics, Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Micro and Macroeconomics

Choose Your Specialization:

Accounting

The Accounting specialization provides a path towards the CPA professional accreditation either through the accelerated Master of Accounting (two semesters) or the CPA professional stream. Schulich’s accounting courses cover the principal subjects in the field: financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation and auditing. Studying with one of the top Accounting faculties in the country, students not only acquire a diverse and detailed education in the subject matter, but also develop transferable skills and analytical acumen. Graduates specializing in accounting have followed career paths leading to positions such as chief financial officer, underwriter, pension administrator, or professional accountant. Furthermore, there is a 95% success rate among Schulich BBA/iBBA students who write the UFE exam.

Economics

The economics specialization focuses on explaining the economic and social interactions of individuals, firms and governments in the global environment. Schulich’s economics electives provide a framework for analyzing economic and business factors that affect corporations and day-to-day management problems. This specialization requires that students complete a series of elective courses from a number of areas including international economics, money and banking, industrial economics, markets and regulations, and economic forecasting. Students will learn to use economic tools to explain movements in critical variables such as interest rates, exchange rates, unemployment and economic growth. Graduates specializing in economics have followed career paths leading to chief executive officer, management consultant and financial analyst.

Entrepreneurial & Family Business Studies

Entrepreneurial & Family Business Studies courses are designed for individuals who are already running their own businesses and would like to know what to do to make their businesses or make it more successful. The focus is on what are the challenges related to getting a business started and how to approach the endeavour more rationally. Entrepreneurial studies faculty members have a wealth of experience in the entrepreneurial sector as consultants, advisors, board members, venture capitalists, and as financial and marketing experts.

Finance

Schulich offers one of the most extensive Finance programs in Canada, with coverage of a wide spectrum of financial activities, including corporate financial management, investment management and private wealth management. You may complement a finance specialization with courses in Accounting, Economics and Management Science. Graduates are well positioned to build careers in the retail side of banking or as financial advisors and financial analysts.

International Business

In today’s globalized world, enterprises large and small seek employees who have the ability to perform in multicultural situations and contrasting business environments. The International Business Specialization equips students to succeed in cross-border work environments with electives that instruct on management across cultures, international marketing and global contexts. The curriculum qualifies students to assess impact by global region on management functions in a range of industries.

Marketing

Schulich has one of the top Marketing departments in the world. This specialization is valuable to almost any organization – profit or non-profit, new or mature, small or large, in Canada or abroad. The curriculum reflects the faculty’s focus on real world application, and includes electives designed to help students understand marketing strategy, the details of marketing tactics and the general principles of marketing in a rapidly evolving technological and diversified arena. Course material spans consumer behaviour, entertainment marketing, digital media and more.

Operations Management & Information Systems

The courses offered in the Operations Management and Information Systems specialization provide solid grounding in mathematical analysis and information technologies as well as applied knowledge of operations management and information systems. Students gain the ability to solve complex, real-world problems and take electives in information systems, supply chain, and database management.

Organization Studies

The Organization Studies specialization prepares students to work effectively with others in today’s challenging environment. Courses are designed to engage through case studies, research, and experiential exercises. Central issues in the Organization Studies curriculum include leadership; negotiation and conflict management; strategy implementation and change management; cultural values and mindsets; managing individuals and teams; and more generally, decision-making, motivation, and stress. A specialization in organizational behaviour is compatible with careers in management consulting and human resources.

Responsible Business

<p>The Responsible Business specialization offers students the chance to focus their study around emerging social, ethical and environmental concerns that are at the forefront of business, and to prepare themselves for the management challenges that lie ahead. Courses in this specialization enable students to focus on responsible business issues as they relate to different core business functions (e.g. Strategy, Accounting, Marketing, etc.) and to different sectors (business, nonprofit and public).&nbsp;The goal of the specialization is to enable students to position themselves to prospective recruiters as future leaders, ready to meet some of the most urgent and compex challenges of business in the today's global marketplace.</p>

Strategic Management

The emphasis in this integrative specialization is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from the various functional areas of accounting, finance, managerial economics, marketing, operations management, and organizational behaviour in the context of strategy making. Courses aim to develop students’ ability to 1) Identify and analyze critical threats and opportunities confronting an organization, 2) Make recommendations for the development and use of the firm’s resources, and 3) Most effectively utilize an organization's capabilities to ensure its success.

Possible Career Paths: 
  • Accountant
  • Brand manager
  • Financial analyst
Internationalize your degree

The iBBA degree program reflects York's commitment to internationalization and requires you to acquire an international language and to gain international experience on exchange at one of York University's partner institutions abroad. You will benefit from enhanced interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge, which are important components of the department's academic focus. Visit the International program page for more information.

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (Gene). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum of 550 (Reading) and 550 (Math) or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.
You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.