DeGroote School of Business

Application Procedure

Please review the status of your preferred field of study and our Application Requirements page before submitting an application.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the free Preliminary Application service before submitting a formal application. Please review below for more information. 

You can only apply for one field of study. You can review the research interests of faculty members who are available to supervise. If you have made an appointment to take one of the required tests, please wait until you know the results before submitting your preliminary application.

If you have any questions during the application process, please contact us.

 

The Preliminary Application is now closed. Please scroll down to review the Formal Application process and deadlines.

 


Formal Application

Key Dates

Round

Deadline

Approximate Decision Release

1

October 31, 2023

November 28, 2023

2

December 31, 2023

January 30, 2024

3 (Newly Added)

February 29, 2024

March 29, 2024

4 (Domestic Only)

April 30, 2024

May 30, 2024

 

IMPORTANT:

  • It is crucial that you check the status of your preferred field of study prior to submitting an application as some fields may be full before the declared deadlines.
  • If you are notified that your application has been waitilisted, then your application will be carried over to the next round(s) and it will be reviewed along with the new pool of applications.

Fee

There is a $110 CAD fee for submitting a formal application. This fee cannot be waived.

Required Supporting Documentation

  • Unofficial transcripts of all previous degrees.
  • Two confidential referee reports. These are submitted online through the eReference tool provided in the application portal.
  • GMAT or GRE test taker report.
  • If required, proof of English Language Proficiency. Please click here for more details.
  • Your CV, including academic and professional accomplishments such as publications, awards, and teaching experience.
  • Statement of research interests. This document should include a very specific topic within your chosen specialization that you wish to research, any past research experience (including publication history), your future career goals, and your reasons for choosing the DeGroote School of Business (and list up to three supervisor names who would be a good match for your work). 
    • For the Strategic Management field, applicants are asked to include details on why they specifically want to work with their selected supervisor. In addition, applicants are asked to include details about their teaching experiences and what type of teaching they wish to pursue, and how they will practically apply their knowledge to society.

Submit

Submit Formal Application
 
 

Next Steps

Your formal application will go through and in-depth and thorough review by our Admissions Committee.

You will receive a decision by the Decision Release date as noted above.

If you are notified that your application has been waitlisted, then your application will be carried over to the next round(s) and it will be reviewed with the pool of applications of that round.

Helpful Resources

Application

We have set the September 2024 application dates.

Check the status of your preferred field of study.

Fields of Study

 

Check the Application Procedure page for the Key Dates and steps to apply.

Key Dates & Steps