Ivey Business School

Ivey MBA Application Essay Questions

1.What are your short-term career plans immediately post-MBA, and why is an Ivey MBA essential to those plans?(250 word limit)

2.Why will your Ivey MBA classmates want to work with you on team projects?(250 word limit)


Ivey Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Round 2 April 12, 2021
Round 3 July 12, 2021
Round 4 September 20, 2021
Round 5 November 8, 2021
Round 6 January 10, 2022

Rotman School of Management

Rotman MBA Application Essay Questions

1.Explain your spike factor (something unique about yourself) that you believe will contribute to the Rotman community and is aligned with Rotman values. How will your spike factor help you succeed as an MBA student and beyond? (up to 1000 words)




Rotman Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Round 1 November 4, 2020
Round 2 February 3, 2021
Round 3 April 7, 2021
Round 4 June 2, 2021

Schulich School of Management

Schulich Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Round 1 29 October 2020
Round 2 29 January 2021
Round 3 10 March 2021
Round 4 30 April 2021

UBC Sauders School of Management

UBC Sauders Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Round 1  Oct 20, 2020
Round 2  Jan 5, 2021
Round 3  Apr 6, 2021



Application Deadlines

Round 1 October 15, 2020
Round 2 January 15, 2021
Round 3 March 31, 2021

Queen’s Smith School of Management

HEC Montreal

HEC Montreal MBA Application Essay Questions

1.In which direction do you wish to take your career by pursuing an MBA at HEC Montréal? (500 words maximum)

2.If you have previously applied for admission, you must also answer the following question:

  • How has your situation changed since you applied last time? Make sure you explain any change in your work experience, studies and volunteering (250 words maximum).

HEC Montreal Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Final Decision

Round 1 November 15 December 15
Round 2 January 15 February 15
Round 3 March 15 April 15
Round 4 May 15 June 15


McGill MBA Application Essay Questions

1. Why do you intend on pursuing an MBA at this point in your life? Describe your mid-term and long-term visions for your post-MBA career path and how will the Desautels MBA program add value to your future career? (500-word limit)

2. What qualities would you look for in an MBA classmate when working on a team project and describe how your background and leadership skills will enhance the experience of others? (500-word limit)

3. Describe a difficult decision you made and the process that you went through to make it. (500-word limit)

McGill Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Round 1 1 November 2020
Round 2 15 January 2021
Round 3 15 March 2021

University of Alberta

Simon Fraser

Simon Fraser MBA Application Essay Questions

  1. Vancouver has been privileged to host the TED Conference
    (www.ted.com), which is founded on the premise “Ideas Worth Spreading”. If you were to design and deliver your own TED Talk, what story would you tell? Also, provide a title and brief description that would appear on a website or printed program. ( limit your answers to 500 words).
  2. Please provide any additional information that you would like to share with our Admissions Committee. This may include explanation of your previous academic performance; performance on standardized exams such as GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, or
    IELTS; any gaps in employment; or any other information you deem relevant.( limit your answer to 250 words).


Simon Fraser Application Deadlines  Application Deadlines
ROUND 1 November 27, 2020
ROUND 2 January 29, 2021
ROUND 3 April 2, 2021
ROUND 4 June 18, 2021

Calgary Haskayne

Calgary Haskayne Application Deadlines  Application Deadlines
ROUND 1  November 15, 2020
ROUND 2 January 15, 2021
ROUND 3 March 1, 2021
ROUND 4 June 1, 2021

Concordia John Molson

Concordia John Molson Application Deadlines Application Deadlines
ROUND 1 May 1, 2021
ROUND 2 June 1, 2021
ROUND 3 October 1, 2021
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