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What is a good GMAT score for McGill Business Analytics?

Short Answer – All in all, the average GMAT score at McGill was 630+ for the last entering class. If you score above 630, you have a fair shot at admission. 

Long Answer – However, all things considered, there is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. Even with a 600, you may be getting selected into top schools like MIT and on the other hand, even if you score 770, you may be rejected. You should hence, be beating is the average GMAT score of the last entering class.

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you are planning to apply with a score below the average, you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, say, starting a few yards behind your competitors. A higher GMAT score will help you gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over-represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, basically, we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to be shooting at least 20 points higher than the average. 


Average Employment Salary after McGill Business Analytics?

The average salary at McGill MSBA for the last graduating class was $82,914. 91% of the class was employed within 6 months of graduation with the majority of the class going into consulting (28%), Finance (21%) and technology (25%) oriented functional roles. 

With brilliant employment opportunities offered by the McGill Masters of Management in Analytics program, one should get enrolled if the chance be.

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Tuition Fees & Scholarship at McGill

The Tuition fee for McGill Business Analytics is $57,600 and an additional  $19,800(approximate) living cost goes in order to complete the program

A generous community of alumni and friends of Desautels funds entrance scholarships every year. All MMA students are considered for these scholarships, upon acceptance, without any extra action required to be taken by them.

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McGill Application Essays

In order to confirm your admission, McGill Masters in Analytics requires the submission of the following two essays. You should take your time in writing them-

  • Explain why you intend to pursue your Master in Management studies at this time (500 words).
  • Explain how the Desautels Master of Management in Analytics program will help you achieve your professional goals (500 words).

McGill Recommendation Ques.

Master of Management in Business Analytics requires you to submit at least two letters of recommendation. You should be obtaining references from individuals who know your strengths and competencies. These references may be academic or professional ones, but you should include at least one academic reference letter. Upon providing the names and institutional email addresses of your references, McGill will automatically contact them and invite them to upload references via the Graduate Admissions System.

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about McGill MMA

After a preliminary review of completed applications, only selected candidates will be invited for an interview for a seat at McGill Business Analytics course. The office will notify you via the Graduate Admissions System and by e-mail as to a time and date. Interviews are conducted via Zoom.

All accepted international students of the McGill Business Analytics program are required to secure a CAQ, a study permit and a co-op work permit prior to starting the MMA program. The Co-op work permit is required for the Analytics and Solution Consulting Practicum (BUSA 693) and for the Community Analytics Project (BUSA 649) courses. A letter of support to request the Co-op Work Permit will be provided once you accept the offer of admission. 

Admitted McGill Business Analytics students enter the program following the 1-year (no internship) option. Students may choose to do an internship in their second summer term, which will allow them to return for a 5th term to complete their required credits (1.5 Years). Students who wish to participate in the internship option have until the end of the Winter term (the third term of the program) to secure an internship and receive approval by the MMA program.

The McGill Business Analytics applicants 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 the TOEFL the McGill Institution code is 0935. For IELTS, please request that the scores are submitted electronically to McGill University via the IELTS Results Service. 

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