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Introduction to McGill MSBA

The McGill Master of Management in Analytics (MMA) degree is a specialized program in the evolving field of business analytics with a strong emphasis on experiential learning.

Delivered in-person or online, the MMA program is designed to address the growing need of organizations (for-profit, non-profit, governmental) for data-driven decision-making that uses both business acumen and technical skills.

Students will earn a master’s degree in business analytics and learn managerial problem-solving using state-of-the-art data analytics tools in order to prepare for meaningful careers in analytics across a variety of industries and managerial settings.

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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. 

Why Study at McGill MSBA?



  • Comprehensive curriculum covering data management, statistical analysis, machine learning, and data visualization.
  • Real-World Experience with industry partners provides practical skills.
  • Diverse Student Cohort from various backgrounds, fostering a collaborative environment.
  • Access to Global Alumni and Industry Network for career opportunities.
  • Flexible length of 1-year or 1.5-year option (includes internship).
  • Available in in-person or online deliveries.

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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.

Employment Prospects : McGill MSBA


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Data Scientist

Business Intelligence Analyst

Data Analyst

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Machine Learning Engineer

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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.

Key Employers

  • Bank of Montreal (BMO)
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Mistplay
  • Motion
  • Nasdaq

Requirements for McGill MSBA

1. Undergraduate Degree and Academic Qualifications 

  • List and upload all university-level institutions attended on your application.
  • Transcripts must include all courses and grades for each year attended.
  • Include transcripts for courses taken at other university-level institutions (e.g., transfer credits, exchanges, or unfinished degrees).
  • McGill transcripts do not need to be uploaded.
  • If the year of degree completion is not stated on the transcript: Upload a copy of the actual diploma in addition to the transcripts.
  • Transcripts in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified English or French translation.
  • Official transcripts will be required only from admitted applicants who will then receive mailing instructions for sending these documents.

2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Your CV should not exceed 1 page.
  • Provide your educational history in reverse chronological order, including dates of attendance and degrees earned.
  • If your educational background lacks quantitative skills, emphasize relevant coursework (quantitative and technology courses), competencies, and include a brief student or professional summary.
  • List any employment experiences in reverse chronological order, specifying your job title, employment dates, and whether you worked part-time, full-time, or as an intern.
  • We encourage the submission of any other pertinent information.

3. Examinations (GRE/GMAT)

All applicants – except those with a graduate or undergraduate degree from any Canadian or US university – must complete the GMAT or GRE.
When registering for a test, request that the results be sent electronically to McGill University by the testing service:

  • GMAT Institution Code: 58H-MN-80
  • GRE Institution Code: 0935

Please note that it can take between 10-20 business days for your GMAT/GRE scores to reflect in your applicant portal, once submitted. If you do not see the test scores by then, please use the inbox/chat function on your applicant portal.
MMA Online: Please note that for Winter 2024 intake of the MMA online Program, the GMAT has been waived.

4. English Language Proficiency

If English is not your native language and you haven’t completed a degree in an English-speaking country, you must take either the TOEFL or IELTS.

  • Only tests taken at Test Centers are accepted; at-home tests are not valid.
  • If you’ve earned a degree in a non-English speaking country but studied in English, you may be exempt. Check McGill’s English Language Proficiency requirements for other exemptions.
  • When registering for a test, send your results electronically to McGill University: TOEFL Institution Code: 0935
  • For IELTS, use the IELTS Results Service with McGill University’s address.
  • Note that you can’t upload your results, and paper copies won’t be accepted.
  • IELTS processing time is 14-30 business days, while TOEFL processing time is 10-20 business days.
  • If you don’t see your test scores within this timeframe, contact us via the inbox/chat function on your applicant portal

5. Personal Statement

Please complete the following questions on separate pages and upload as one PDF document.

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

6. Two Letters of Reference

  • On the application form, provide names and institutional email addresses of two referees. McGill will contact these referees after your application is submitted and ask them to upload their references.
  • Referees should be individuals who have assessed your abilities directly.
  • They can be professional or academic, but at least one reference should be academic.
  • Referees can use the recommendation form you provide or write their own letters.
  • Referees must submit their references before the application deadline.
  • Refer to information on how referees can upload their references for details.

Application Deadlines - McGill MSBA

Application to the MMA program (In-Person & Online) is open. Please complete our expression of interest form for more information on the MMA program or join our next available information session hosted by our own Professor Shoeb Hosain

In order to be considered for a specific deadline, ensure that your references, documents and test scores are received to your application by the deadline.

Application deadlines for MMA in-personApplication deadlines for MMA online

November 15, 2023
(First application deadline)

January 15, 2024
(Final deadline for international students)

March 15, 2024
(Final deadline for Canadian citizens and Permanent residents)

October 15, 2023
(First application deadline)

December 1, 2023
EXTENDED: January 5, 2024

(Final deadline for all students)

* Applications for Winter 2024 are now closed.
Please stay tuned for updates on the Winter 2025 application dates.

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Scholarships Available : McGill MSBA

Entrance Scholarships-

All MMA students at the Desautels Faculty of Management are considered for merit-based entrance scholarships upon acceptance. If you are one of our most outstanding candidates, you may be awarded one. No additional application is needed to be considered for this award. Selected applicants will be sent further information on the scholarship award process with their offer of admission. This award is paid to the student’s fee account in 2 installments: the first by the beginning of September and the second by the beginning of January. Please note that the value of the entrance scholarship varies.

FAQs About McGill MSBA

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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