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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant


May 1, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for McGill Business Analytics?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at McGill is 630+ for the last entering class. If you score above 630, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 600 getting selected into top schools like HEC PARIS and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

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

If you plan to apply with a score below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, say, starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can catch up in other application sections by writing outstanding essays or performing well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one 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, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora go up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


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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-

  • 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.

Admission to the prestigious Master of Management in Business Analytics requires you to submit at least two letters of recommendation.

It is recommended that you obtain 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. Our office will notify them via the Graduate Admissions System and by e-mail as to a time and date. Interviews are conducted via Zoom.

All accepted international students 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. For detailed immigration information, visit the International Student Services website.

All MMA 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 Year). Students who wish to participate in the internship option have until the end of the Winter term (third term of the program) to secure an internship and receive approval by the MMA program.

For 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 0935. For IELTS, please request that the scores are submitted electronically to McGill University via the IELTS Results Service. 

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