The McGill MBA Japan Program (マギル大学経営学修士課程 (MBA)日本プログラム) is designed for high-achieving, ambitious students interested in making a positive impact on their organizations, and in developing into responsible leaders. MBA Japan candidates have a number of years of employment experience, which allows them to participate fully in classroom discussion, group work, and to make a strong contribution to the learning of their peers.

Applications for admission in April 2016 are open.

You may start your application, then submit documents and other scores as they become available.

Supporting documents to complete the application should be uploaded as soon as possible after submitting your application.

Applications from qualified applicants will be considered until February 14th, but please contact our Program Director at before submitting your application. 

Documents, references, and scores (if necessary) can be uploaded after the initial application has been submitted on-line and the application fee has been paid.

Visit our apply page and contact our Program Director at , or call our office at 81-3-5326-3140 for more information.

Admission Requirements
McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management seeks applicants with strong managerial potential. Admission to the McGill MBA Japan program is competitive and is based on a combination of work experience, academic background, recommendations, standardized tests, and the results of an interview.

Work Experience:
The McGill MBA Japan program is aimed at mid-career executives who have substantive work experience. Students usually have at least five years of work experience before joining the McGill MBA Japan program. Applicants must have a minimum two years of relevant full-time work experience after their undergraduate degree before submitting an application.

Academic Achievement:
Your undergraduate degree and any further academic qualifications are important indicators of intellectual ability and likelihood of success in our program.

Candidates take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). At present, McGill requires a minimum of 570 on the GMAT test with a 30 on the Quantitative Section. High achievement on the GMAT does not guarantee admission.

Candidates may also submit GRE scores as an alternate to the GMAT

English Proficiency:
The McGill MBA Japan program is conducted in English and MBA Japan students must have solid English skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to participate in our program. Candidates who do not meet the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies criteria for English proficiency must demonstrate achievement on the TOEFL, or the IELTS. For the TOEFL test, candidates must achieve at least 86, with a 20 on each of the four sections. Please contact our office if you have questions regarding this.

Candidates with extensive employment experience and/or advanced academic credentials may have certain criteria waived. A waiver of the GMAT can be considered for applicants who demonstrate significant academic achievement and or substantial quantitative ability. Waivers are not automatic and will only be considered upon request from the candidate after his or her application and supporting documents, including letters of reference, have been received in Montreal.

Extracurricular Activities and Community Involvement:
The admissions committee is also interested in your extracurricular activities and community involvement. These can be noted in your application essay.

Qualified applicants will be invited to an interview with an alumni or staff member. Interviews take place at our office in Tokyo.

Company Support:
While not mandatory, we urge candidates to seek the commitment and support of their employer in their application to and funding for the McGill MBA Japan program. This can be demonstrated by written recommendations from the candidate’s supervisor, or senior management at his or her organization.

Contact Us:
The best way to find out about applying to the McGill MBA Japan program is to call us at our office at 81-3-5326-3140 or attend one of our Open House Sessions in Tokyo.