Frequently Asked Questions
When will applications for April 2019 open?
The applications for April 2019 will open in Fall 2018. Please stay tuned for the updates on our website.
I haven’t completed the GMAT, GRE, or TOEFL test. Can I still apply?
Yes, you can still apply. Please complete the online application and indicate the dates that you propose to complete the GMAT and/or TOEFL test.
I don’t think my GMAT, GRE, or TOEFL score is high enough. What do I do?
First, contact our Tokyo office to explain your situation. It is possible to take the GMAT, GRE, or TOEFL test again, if necessary.
I don’t have all of my documents ready. What should I do?
Please start the online application and press the submit button. The rest of the documents can be uploaded after you have completed the application, even after February 15th.
Are classes offered in English?
Yes. All lectures and materials are in English.
My university will not send a transcript in English. What should I do?
Take your original official transcript and confirmation of degree to a certified translator. Upload the original transcript and confirmation of degree along with the certified English translations as one document file. These documents will have to be sent to Enrolment Services at McGill University in Montreal, once accepted.
Is the degree you receive the same as the one in Montreal?
Yes. It is exactly the same. Graduates of the McGill MBA Japan Program can participate in the Convocation Ceremony in Montreal.
I am not in Japan at the moment. Can I still apply to the McGill MBA Japan Program?
Yes. You will need to be in Tokyo when classes start. Certain overseas students may be eligible for a student visa to enter Japan. Please contact the McGill MBA Japan Program Director to get more information before applying.
Does the McGill MBA Japan Program sponsor a student visa?
McGill MBA Japan is the Japan campus of a foreign university as recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Students from overseas may apply for a student visa to study with us. Contact us directly for more information.
How do I get a visa to stay in Japan if I don’t have a job at the moment?
McGill MBA Japan is the Japan campus of a foreign university, as recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. If you are in Japan, you may be able to transfer your current visa to a student visa sponsored by the McGill MBA Japan Program. Contact us directly for more information.
I went to a university outside of North America. How do I know if my degree is equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree?
For more information, please http://www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/international/apply/equivalency
I am Canadian. Is there a different fee structure for Canadians?
The McGill MBA Japan Program has the same fees for all students, regardless of nationality.
What are McGill’s MBA Rankings?
The Desautels Faculty of Management MBA programs are ranked #1 in Canada, #2 in North America, and #6 worldwide in the ED University MBA Rankings for 2016. For more information, please visit:
The Desautels Faculty of Management is part of the QS Global 250, and is ranked as an Elite School.
I would like to find out more about McGill University. What should I do?
Please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/
Is McGill a fully accredited university?
The Desautels Faculty of Management is EQUIS Accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development.
McGill University is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Government of Quebec to grant university degrees. McGill is also one of only two Canadian members of the American Association of Universities, the most prestigious group of institutes of higher learning in North America. The McGill MBA Japan Program is recognized as a Japan campus of a foreign university by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan. This allows our students to obtain student rates on various transportation and other services in Japan. This also allows students to transfer credits between our program and Japanese universities.